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-There are different forms of confusion, not
-In mental confusion there is the knot of
indecisiveness, lack of clarity. In vital/emotional man, it is in
sorrow, depression and fear. In physical man, it is in the disease or
-Confusion -- at the mental, vital and physical
levels -- is a loosening of its incapacities to get the capacity to
rise above the level of his life. (It is thus a needed and necessary
-Confusion can thus be thought of as a great
state of advancement from what was before, which is unconsciousness.
-Confusion is the stage before clarity is
born and after the present comprehension and its structure are
-Confusion is an ability to grasp onto
something higher when the lower is in disarray.
-Confusion can therefore be considered a level
-Even a stupid mind can evolve by passing
-Thus through confusion you arrive at a certain
-Confusion ends with certainty.
comprehension is to move to the higher knowledge without passing
-A problem at the level of mind is
confusion and an opportunity at the mental level is a new idea. If one
brings down Mother's Force by calling, all confusion in the mind will
vanish and new ideas will emerge.
(Paraphrases of Sri Karmayogi)
Cause of, Ending Confusion
problem at the level of mind is confusion and an opportunity at the
mental level is a new idea. If one brings down Mother's Force by
calling, all confusion in the mind will vanish and new ideas will
What will Finally Overcomes Life's
If our self-knowledge is thus made complete in
all its essentials, our practical ignorance which in its
extreme figures itself as wrong-doing, suffering, falsehood, error and
is the cause of all life's confusions and discords, will yield its
place to the right ... right consciousness, right action and right
(Paraphraseof Sri Aurobindo in The Life Divine.)
of Inclarity to Clarity
At the point of reversal
[out of inclarity], there will be a grotesque
irrationality, a violent injustice or inconceivable stupidity.
-Problems arising out of physical
inability give pain to the body. Mental agony arises when one refuses
to do physically what he can out of a value. Confusion is mental
powerfully enters at any level has nothing to do with intelligence or
capacity or even experience. Man going off the track often confuses
himself. Not to be confused is an ability unconnected with our other
endowments. It is called the clarity of the personality.
Definition of Confusion
Confusion is the energy of the unformed intelligence.
On Dealing with Confusion
When confused about the best course for
your life, do not battle that confusion. Make no attempt to clear your
mind by making impulsive choices or by seeking allies for the battle.
That is like fighting fog with your fists. Nothing good can happen...
When remaining quiet, still, not battling, the disorder disappears.
Why? Because confusion comes from habitual and mechanical thinking.
When mechanical thought stops it can no longer create confusion. In
that quiet space is clarity." (The Daily Guru)
Overcoming Confusion and Life Response
confusions arise from inner confusions, which can be cured with clear,
spiritual thinking." THE DAILY GURU [i.e. of spiritual mind beginning
with rationality, and upward to thinking in peace, and further to
knowledge through descents of light, illumination, and ultimately by
"When there is an inner confusion in one's self, the outer does not
respond positively in kind. It waits for the confusion to abate.
The best condition for life to respond abundantly and positively on its
own, without even an outer effort, is a state of cheerfulness, positive
outlook, and clarity of thought, whether it be for the individual, the
family, or a social entity. Spiritual mind and a deep inner poise can
take the response to infinity."
Confusion in Pride and Prejudice
-Eliza at various points about Darcy vs.
Bennet on and off
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