The Desireless State … by the Theosophists

Revised and reposted from 1 December 2013

Dear Ones,

Here is a great passage from Arthur E. Powell’s “The Causal Body and the Ego,” (1) on the importance of achieving the desireless state:

“In order to bring through, into the physical brain, impressions from the ego, it is obvious that the brain must be calm. Everything from the causal body must pass trough the mental and astral bodies, and, if either of these is disturbed it reflects imperfectly, just as the least rippling of the surface of a lake will break up and distort images reflected in it. It is necessary … also to eradicate absolutely all prejudices, otherwise they will produce the effect of stained glass, colouring everything which is seen through them, and so giving a false impression.

“If a man is to hear the ‘still small voice’ with certainty and accuracy, he must be still: the outer man must be unshaken by all external things, by the clamour of the big breakers of life that dash against him, as well as by the delicate murmur of the softer ripples. He must learn to be very still, to have no desires and no aversions. Except on rare occasions, when it is unusually strong, it is only when personal desires and aversions have ceased to exist, when the voice of the outer world can no longer command him, that a man can hear the inner voice which should be his unfailing guide.” –from “The Causal Body and the Ego,” by Arthur E. Powell. (1)

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTE

(1) –from “The Causal Body and the Ego,” by Arthur E. Powell, “Ch XXVII: The Ego in the Personality,”  public domain, http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/theosophy/Arthur_E_Powell_-_The_Causal_Body___The_Ego.pdf ..

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