నిరీక్షణ. దేనినో పొందవలయునను కోరిక - ఇవి యన్నియు అహంకారము యొక్క కార్యములు. నీవు అహంకారముయొక్క వలలో పడినావు. ఆ యహంకారమే వీని నన్నింటిని చెప్పుచున్నది. నీవు కాదు. నీవు నీవుగా నుండుము. అంతకుపైన ఏమియు లేదు."
13th March 1936.
183; A gentleman from Bombay said: I asked Mother in Sri Aurobindo Ashram the following question. 'I keep my mind blank without thoughts arising so that God might show himself in His true being. But I do not perceive any thing.'
The reply was to this effect: "The attitude is right. The power will come down from above. It is a direct experience."
So he asked what further he should do.
Maharshi: Be what you are. There is nothing to come down or become manifest. All that is needful is to lose the ego. That which is always there. Even now you are that. You are not apart from it. The blank is seen by you. You are there to see the blank. What do you wait for? The thought 'I have not seen', the expectation to see and the desire of getting some thing are all the workings of the ego. You have fallen into the snares of the ego. The ego says all these things and not you. Be your self and nothing more.*
- * Talks With Maharshi Pages 151, 152