Throughout the stress of the war period the human mind was tuned to a pitch of constant anxiety and the human body was often subject to pain or hardship. Nerves need to be healed. External peace must be matched by internal peace. The time for a wide-scale establishing of meditation, whose liberating practice brings peace and whose right pursuit weaves a necklace of noble thoughts around the neck, is at hand.
-- Notebooks Category 11: The Negatives > Chapter 3: Their Presence in The World > # 221