Questions and Answers 1950-1951

09/17/2022

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 […]
09/15/2022
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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 […]
09/14/2022

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 […]
07/18/2021
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Silence

…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 […]
07/17/2021
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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 […]
07/16/2021

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 […]
07/14/2021

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 […]
07/13/2021
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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”, […]
07/12/2021

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 […]