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<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">If you try to silence your mind directly, it is a hard job, almost impossible; for the most material part of the mind never stops its activity—it goes on and on like a non-stop recording machine. It repeats all that it records and unless there is a switch to stop it, it continues and continues indefinitely. If, on the other hand, you manage to shift your consciousness into a higher domain, above the ordinary mind, this opening to the Light calms the mind, it does not stir any longer, and the </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">'''mental'''</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">'''silence'''</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">so obtained can become constant. Once you enter into this domain, you may very well never come out of it—the external mind always remains calm.</span>
<div style="color:#000000;">(Sri Aurobindo, 8th March 1951)</div>