What is the analysis that all of us as spiritual aspirants must do when we encounter our shortcomings? Bhagawan lovingly explains to us today.
If aspirants are unsuccessful in following one discipline, they must seek and know the cause of their defeat. This analysis is necessary. They must then see that, in the second stage, the trait is not repeated. They should try their best to guard themselves against it. In such matters, one must be quick and active, like the squirrel. Agility and vigilance must be combined with sharpness of intelligence too. All this can be earned only through peace. Steady and undeviating earnestness is very important for avoiding and overcoming conflicts in the mind. One must be calm and unruffled. Courage, wise counsel, and steadiness —these make the will power (iccha-shakti) strong and sturdy. Lustre in the face, splendour in the eye, a determined look, a noble voice, large-hearted charity of feeling, unwavering goodness — these are the signposts of a developing and progressing will-force. A mind without agitations, a joyous and unblemished outlook — these are the marks of a person in whom peace has taken root!
– Ch 6, Prasanthi Vahini.
We can understand the workings of the universe by understanding the power and potency of the mind. – BABA