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crust is so hard and thick that they are not conscious of the Divine
               within them. If once, even for a moment only, the inner being has
               said, “I am here and I am yours”, then it is as though a bridge has
               been built and little by little the crust becomes thinner and thinner
               until the two parts are wholly joined and the inner and the outer
               become one.
                                                                  CWM 3: 7
               Knowing the Divine Will
                   How are we to know, you will ask, when it is the Divine Will


               that makes us act? The Divine Will is not difficult to recognise. It is
               unmistakable. You can know it without being very far on the path.
               Only you must listen to its voice, the small voice that is here in the
               heart. Once you are accustomed to listen, if you do anything that
               is contrary to the Divine Will, you feel an uneasiness. If you persist
               on the wrong track, you get very much disturbed. If, however, you
               give some material excuse as the cause of your uneasiness and
               proceed on your way, you gradually lose the faculty of perception

               and finally you may go on doing all kinds of wrong and feel no
               uneasiness. But if, when once you feel the least disturbance, you
               stop and ask of your inner self, “What is the cause of this?” then
               you do get the real answer and the whole thing becomes quite
               clear. Do not try to give amaterial excuse when you feel a little de-
               pression or a slight uneasiness. When you stop and look about for
               the reason, be absolutely straight and sincere. At fi rst your mind
               will construct a very plausible and beautiful explanation. Do not
               accept it, but look beyond and ask, “What is it that is behind this
               movement? Why am I doing this?” Finally you will discover, hidden
               in a corner, the little ripple — a slight wrong turn or twist in your
               attitude that is causing the trouble or disturbance. ...
                   You can easily know when a thing comes from the Divine. You
               feel free, you are at ease, you are in peace. But when something
               presents itself to you and you jump at it and cry out, “Oh, at last
               I have it”, then you can know for certain that it does not come



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