Separation of the Inner Purusha
When the inner being once thoroughly establishes
its separateness, even oceans of inertia cannot prevent it from
keeping it. It is the first thing to be done in order to have
a secure basis in the yoga, to establish thoroughly this separateness.
It comes most usually when the peace is thoroughly fixed in
the inner parts, then the separateness also becomes fixed and
...when there is the peace and the mental silence,
the vital mind tries to rush in and occupy the place or else
the mechanical mind tries to raise up for the same purpose its
round of trivial habitual thoughts. What the sadhak has to do
is to be careful to reject and hush these outsiders, so that
during the meditation at least the peace and quietude of the
mind and vital may be complete. This can be done best if you
keep a strong and silent will. That will is the will of the
Purusha behind the mind; when the mind is at peace, when it
is silent one can become aware of the Purusha, silent also,
separate from the action of the nature.
To be calm, steady, fixed
in the spirit, dhira, sthira, this quietude of the mind,
this separation of the inner Purusha from the outer Prakriti
is very helpful, almost indispensable. So long as the being
is subject to the whirl of thoughts or the turmoil of the vital
movements, one cannot be thus calm and fixed in the spirit.
To detach oneself, to stand back from them, to feel them separate
from oneself is indispensable.