' The Vital living essence '...
What he has to do in the world as a human being is henceforth to be done not really by his ordinary personal self but by the Presence which, shapeless and silent though it be, is the vital living essence of what connects him with God.
If this seems to deprive him of the attributes which make a man man, I can reply only that we are here back with the Sphinx.
Yes, the enigma is great; but the realized understanding and experience is immeasurably greater in its blessedness.
-- Notebooks Category 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind >
Chapter 2: Enlightenment Which Stays > # 206
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