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What is the sage's reaction to the cosmos? It is very different from that of the ignorant who have never asked the question "What am I?" and who may regard the calm visage of a Yogi as a "frozen face." The sage has no sense of conflict, no inner division. He has expanded his notion of self until it has embraced the universe and therefore rightly he may say "the universe is my idea." He may make this strange utterance because he has so expanded his understanding of mind. Lesser men may only say "the universe is an idea."

-- Notebooks Category 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind > Chapter 5: The Sage's Service > # 43

-- Perspectives > Chapter 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind > # 63

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