How to Establish Peace in Oneself
Q: When we get peace and purity and light
and other such things, from what plane do they come?
From any higher plane. Peace and
purity may come from the psychic also.
Q: How is one to remain quiet within even while carrying
on all kinds of activities?
By having a separate consciousness calm and silent within,
separate from the mental, vital or physical activity.
The ease and peace are felt very deep and far within because
they are in the psychic and the psychic is very deep within
us, covered over by the mind and vital. When you meditate you
open to the psychic, become aware of your psychic consciousness
deep within and feel these things. In order that these ease
and peace and happiness may become strong and stable and felt
in all the being and in the body, you have to go still deeper
within and bring out the full force of the psychic into the
physical. This can most easily be done by regular concentration
and meditation with the aspiration for this true consciousness.
It can be done by work also, by dedication, by doing the work
for the Divine only without thought of self and keeping the
idea of consecration to the Mother always in the heart. But
this is not easy to do perfectly.
...peace and joy can be there permanently,
but the condition of this permanence is that one should have
the constant contact or indwelling of the Divine, and this comes
naturally not to the outer mind or vital but to the inner soul
or psychic being. Therefore one who wants his yoga to be a path
of peace or joy must be prepared to dwell in his soul rather
than in his outer mental and emotional nature.
To become indifferent to the attraction of outer objects is
one of the first rules of yoga, for this non-attachment liberates
the inner being into peace and the true consciousness. (It is
only when one sees the Divine in all things that objects get
a value for the yoga, but even then not for their own sake or
as objects of desire, but for the sake of the Divine within
and as a means of the divine work and manifestation.)
Guidance from Sri Aurobido, Vol I
...more easily it is established by a descent
from above - one feels it coming down, entering and occupying
or surrounding the personal consciousness which then tends to
merge itself in the vast impersonal silence.
To feel the peace above and about your head is a first step
; you have to get connected with it and it must descend into
you and fill your mind and life and body and surround you so
that you live in it...
At last you have the true foundation of the sadhana. This calm,
peace and surrender are the right atmosphere for all the rest
to come, knowledge, strength, Ananda. Let it become complete.
It does not remain when engaged in work
because it is still confined to the mind proper which has only
just received the gift of silence. When the new consciousness
is fully formed and has taken entire possession of the vital
nature and the physical being (the vital as yet is only touched
or dominated by the silence, not possessed by it), then this
defect will disappear .
The quiet consciousness of peace you
now have in the mind must become not only calm but wide. You
must feel it everywhere, yourself in it and all in it. This
also will help to bring the calm as a basis into the action.
The wider your consciousness becomes,
the more you will be able to receive from above. The Shakti
will be able to descend and bring strength and light as well
as peace into the system.
Letters on Yoga II , III