Perfect Peace of Mind
"I am not a jnani, for
I have no knowledge except what God gives me for His work. How
am I to know whether what I see be reason or folly? Nay, it
is neither; for the thing seen is simply true and neither folly
Aurobindo (Thoughts and Aphorisms)
The Mother's comments:
I am not a jnani " The jnani is one who
follows the path of Knowledge, one who wants to realise Yoga
exclusively through Knowledge, and who follows a purely intellectual
path with the will to go beyond it and attain Knowledge, which
is no longer intellectual, but spiritual. And Sri Aurobindo
says: I am not a jnani I do not seek knowledge. I have given
myself to the Divine to accomplish His work and, by the divine
Grace, at every moment I know what must be known in order to
accomplish this work.
It is an admirable state; it is perfect
peace of mind. There is no longer any need to accumulate acquired
knowledge, received ideas which have to be memorised ; it is
no longer necessary to clutter one's brain with thousands and
thousands of things in order to have at one's command, when
the time comes, the knowledge that is needed to perform an action,
to impart a teaching, to solve a problem. The mind is silent,
the brain is still, everything is clear, quiet, calm; and at
the right moment, by divine Grace a drop of light falls into
the consciousness and what needs to be known is known. Why should
one care to remember- why try to retain that knowledge~ On the
day or at the moment that it is needed one will have it again.
At each second one is a blank page on which what must be known
will be inscribed -in the peace, the repose, the silence of
a perfect receptivity .
One knows what must be known, one sees
what must be seen, and since what must be known and seen comes
directly from the Supreme, it is Truth itself; and it completely
eludes all notions of reason or folly. What is true is true
-that is all. And one has to sink very low to wonder whether
it is folly or reason.
Silence and a modest, humble, attentive
receptivity; no concern for appearances or even any anxiety
to be- one is quite modestly, quite humbly, quite simply the
instrument which of itself is nothing and knows nothing, but
is ready to receive everything and transmit everything.
The first condition is self-forgetfulness,
a total self- giving, the absence of ego.
And the body says to the Supreme lord:
"What You want me to be, I shall be; what You want me to
know, I shall know; what You want me to do, I shall do."