Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation homepage > Notebooks of Paul Brunton



The ever-presence of the Overself is to him life's greatest fact. There is nothing to compare with it; he takes his stand upon it. He rejoices in it. When the outside world does him injustice or slanders him or hurts him or defrauds him, he turns inward, deeper and deeper inward, until he stands in the presence of the Overself. Then he finds absolute serenity, absolute love. Every lesser thing must dissolve away in its divine atmosphere, and when he returns to mundane thought he feels no resentment against the wrong-doers; if anything, he feels pity for them. He has lost nothing, for good name and property are but the accidents of existence, whereas the presence of the Overself is a basic essential, and he has not lost that reality. So long as It loves him and so long as he loves It there can be no real loss.


-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 3: The Overself's Presence > # 131






The Notebooks are copyright © 1984-1989, The Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.