Questions and Answers 1950-1951


Maintaining a high level of consciousness

Naturally, the effort to keep the consciousness at a high level is tiring in the beginning, like the exercises you do to develop your muscles. But […]
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Function of the senses

The senses should be capable of enduring everything without disgust or displeasure, but at the same time they must acquire and develop more and more the […]

True Aspiration

From the purely psychological point of view, aspiration is a self-giving, always, while desire is always something which one draws to oneself; aspiration is something which […]
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…know how to keep silent. And not only keep your tongue quiet, but silence your mind, keep the head silent. If you wish to have a […]
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Sensing the Divine Presence

..the movement of fear which is expressed by the eyes fluttering is not a mental or a vital fear: it is a fear in the cells […]

The power of confidence

One thing that is now beginning to be recognised by everyone, even by the medical corps, is that hygienic measures, for example, are effective only to […]

Tackling the recalcitrant parts of our nature

Q: How to persuade the recalcitrant parts of our nature to surrender? A: Try to make them understand, as one does with a child who does […]
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Controlling one’s temper

If you have a serious difficulty in your character, for example, the habit of losing your temper, and you decide: “I must not get angry again”, […]

Inside and Outside

Seekers are always told, “If you want to get rid of something, say that it is outside.” This is only an impression, but it is easier […]