Question: Is it better to use heart-power or mind-power?

Sri Chinmoy: If it is the illumined mind, or the mind that has achieved light, then you can use it. But if the mind is still only in the process of searching for good, for light, then use the heart. In the heart the light of the soul is always more prominent than it is in the mind. Heart-power is one with the soul’s light. Mind-power at times glimpses this light and at times does not. Mind-power is tricky; heart-power is never tricky. Mind-power cherishes separativity; heart-power cherishes oneness. The ordinary mind uses power to dominate, to possess, to lord it over others. It gets joy from a conscious, deliberate, uncompromising sense of separativity. The heart derives fulfilment only from oneness. So let us use heart-power as often as possible. Only if the mind has achieved light, should we use the mind.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-3, No. 5, May 27, 1976.First published by Vishma Press in 1976.

This is the 9108th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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