Is concerned with the putting out of mental forces for realisation of the idea.
An essential movement of the Yoga is to draw back from the outward ego sense by which we are identified with the action of mind, life and body and live inwardly in the soul. The liberation from an externalised ego sense is the first step towards the soul’s freedom and mastery.
When we thus draw back into the soul, we find ourselves to be not the mind, but
a mental being who stands behind the action of the embodied mind, not a mental and vital personality, — personality is a composition of Nature,
— but a mental Person, manomaya purusa. We become aware of a being within
who takes his stand upon mind for self-knowledge and world-knowledge and thinks of himself as an individual for
self-experience and world-experience, for an inward action and an outward-going action, but is yet different from
mind, life and body.
The absence of thought is quite the right thing — for the true inner consciousness is a silent consciousness which has not to think out things, but gets the right perception, understanding and knowledge in a spontaneous way from within and speaks or acts according to that. It is the outer consciousness which has to depend on outside things and to think about them because it has not this spontaneous guidance.
But now he walks in Nature's doubtful ray.
Yet can the mind of man receive God's light,
The force of man can be driven by God's force,
Then is he a miracle doing miracles.