To correctly combine internal states with external events is to know how to live intelligently...

Any event intelligently lived demands its corresponding specific internal state...

Nonetheless, when people review their lives, unfortunately, they only think that their life is exclusively constituted by external events...

Wretched people! They think that if this or that event had never happened to them, their lives would have been better...

They think that fortune came to meet them, yet they lost the opportunity to be happy...

They lament what they lost, they weep regarding what they despised; they moan when remembering their old errors and calamities...

People do not want to realize that to vegetate is not to live and that the capacity to consciously exist depends exclusively on the quality of the interior states of the Soul...

Certainly, it does not matter how beautiful the external events of life might be; if we are not in the appropriate internal state in those moments, the best moments can seem monotonous, tiresome or simply boring to us...

Someone anxiously awaits the wedding banquet as a great event. Nevertheless, it could happen that he could be so preoccupied in that precise moment that he really would not enjoy it. Thus, that party would become for him as dry and cold as protocol.

Experience has taught us that not all persons who attend a banquet or a party really enjoy themselves.

A bored person is always present at the best of parties and the most delightful musical compositions make some people happy and make others weep.

Those who know how to consciously combine the external event with the appropriate interior state are very rare.

It is unfortunate that people do not know how to consciously live; they weep when they should laugh and laugh when they should weep.

Control is different; the sage can be happy but never filled with an insane frenzy, sad but never desperate and discouraged, calm in the middle of violence, abstinent in the orgy, chaste when amidst lust, etc.

Melancholic and pessimistic persons think the worst of life and frankly they do not want to live.

Everyday we see people that are not only unhappy, but moreover, what is even worse, they make other people’s lives miserable.

Such people will not change, even if they would live daily from party to party, for they carry the psychological disease within them... Such persons possess internal states that are definitely perverse...

Nevertheless, these people classify themselves as just, saintly, virtuous, noble, helpful, martyrs, etc.

They are people who esteem themselves to the extreme; people who love themselves too much...

They are individuals who pity themselves too much and seek a way out to evade their own responsibilities...

Persons like that are accustomed to inferior emotions and it is obvious that due to such a motive, they daily create infra-human psychic elements.

Disgraceful events like the setbacks of fortune, misery, debts, problems, etc. are the exclusive property of those persons who do not know how to live...

Anyone can acquire a rich intellectual culture; yet, few are the persons who have learned how to live in an upright manner...

When one wants to separate external events from the internal states of Consciousness, one demonstrates concretely his incapacity of existing in a dignified manner.

Those who learn how to consciously combine external events with internal states march on the path of success.

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