Aphorisms: Human Modesty

To shun human modesty is to grow aware of God nude wisdom and delight of self-seeing; then modesty becomes a condition of His nudity and utter delight of existence.

Modesty is a subtle form of human ego, a masquerade too dangerous to be part of a spiritual self-evolution.

Behind the human ego stands an infinite divine Person, stripped of our disguises and self-pretensions and it is to this inner Deity that we must turn for spiritual guidance and succour and give ourselves in earnest self-giving without the least reservation so that we may be undone of all constitutional make-up and re-emerge into the Spirit of light, pure of self and nature.

It is in this transformed state of consciousness that the all-Delight of the Divine could manifest and the human frame sustain it for the progressive play of Krishna.

Aphorisms: Man, Ego and Knowledge

Knowledge is not that which sees and acts. Knowledge is that which, while seeing, surrenders its ability to see and surrenders too its ability to act.

Commentary

Man is magnified ego compressed into human form. His mind is a principle of Ignorance seeking after Knowledge. But true knowledge is not intellectual or else a culmination of mental intelligence sharpened and trained to be competitive and dubiously practical.

The descent of spiritual knowledge from the higher spiritual planes into the human mould would mean in its essential consequence a sublimation of the natural ego element, and in a farther spiritual self-development, to be replaced by a superior creative Gnosis. That is true knowledge. And in that great transition towards the divine Manhood, man must be self-surrendered to the Divine within in all his parts and portions and not insist on having his own ideal set by the dominant ego-consciousness.

A progressive knowledge culminating into a divine Gnosis is one of the essential consequences of the integral Yoga. Also, a self-surrender to the inner Divine is the key to all perfection in this world and above.