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1 May 2017
It is good to forget for twenty or thirty minutes each day the world and its affairs in order to remember the Overself and its serenity. This forgetfulness is exalting and uplifting in proportion to the distance it carries us from the ego.
16 Mar 2012
A day begun with mental quiet and inner receptivity is a day whose work is well begun. Every idea, decision, move, or action which flows out from it later will be wiser better and nobler than it otherwise would have been.
2 Feb 2012
The divine part of our being is always there; why then is it not available to us? We have to practise making ourselves available to It. We have to pause, listen inwardly, feel for Its blessed presence. For this purpose meditation is a valuable help, a real need.
12 Nov 2011
His earthly business will not suffer in the end but he himself will gain much profit if he detaches himself from it once or twice a day to turn his attention toward celestial business for which he was really put on earth.
31 Jan 2014
The man who cannot free himself for half an hour every day from overactivity whether in work or in entertainment is a self-made slave. To what better use could he put this small fraction of time than to withdraw for such a high purpose as seeking himself?
22 May 2012
Is it too much to ask a man to pause in each of his busy days long enough to cultivate the one faculty--intuition--which offers him an utterly disproportionate return for the investment of time and attention?
20 Apr 2012
A day may come when builders and architects will make a small room for silence and meditation a part of every structure--be it residential or business.
20 Jun 2016
... Every place has its mental atmosphere, formed from thousands of thoughts bred in it; and this is why I suggest that retreat now and then into a secluded place for spiritual self-development is something worthwhile for the aspirant who is compelled to live amid the tumults of a modern city.
6 Sep 2016
There are times when he must live a withdrawn life for a while if the slender young plant beginning to grow within him is to survive.