Creative control (sublimation): The process – Replacing lower values with higher is a process of readjustment

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The mind, becoming accustomed to certain habits of thought and response, does not find it easy to adjust itself to […]

Creative control (sublimation): The process – Replacing lower values with higher values

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However, if control is purely mechanical and aimless, it defeats its own purpose, which is to make possible the free and […]

Creative control (Sublimation): The need

Control of the habitual tendencies of the mind is much more difficult than control of physical actions. The fleeting and evasive thoughts and desires […]

Balancing the thoughts of the mind and the feelings of the heart

To help others through one’s own example, one must get not only thoroughly drenched but drowned in love. As a prelude one should attempt […]

Keep your mind always towards the goal


Questioner: I am trying to realize the greater things in life, but find it extremely difficult to reconcile myself with the surroundings, which […]

A clean, open, receptive heart


Questioner: The East is mystical, the West practical.

Baba: The practical mind of the West and the mystical mind of the East must […]

The role of duality


Questioner: If God is in everything, why is this evil prevalent in the world…this sort of “disproportion”?


Baba: God is One, Infinite, […]

Jesus was not known in His time


Questioner: If you are the Christ, why do people not know?

Baba: It is because people cannot know that I have […]

Act in preference to your heart over mind


[A questioner speaks of the conflict between emotion and discretion]

Baba: When the intellect discards the dictates of conscience, or when the heart […]

The supreme value of love compared to meditation

While Don Stevens had been working on editing the Discourses, halfway through the work he realized: “Good heavens, here are several discourses on the […]