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The Real can't be merely static, actionless; this aspect is one of its faces, but there are two faces. The other is dynamic, ever-active. On the path, the discovery of its quiescent aspect is the first stage; this is mysticism. But the world is always confronting him and its activity has to be harmonized with inner peace. This harmonization can only be established by returning to the deserted world (while still retaining the peace) and making the second discovery--that it, too, is God active. Only then can he have unbroken peace, as before it will be intermittent. He then understands things in a different way.

-- Notebooks Category 24: The Peace within You > Chapter 3: Practise Detachment > # 310

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