Letters of Sri Aurobindo
04. The Foundation of Sadhana
Fragment ID: 1166
When the peace is fully established everywhere in the being, these things [reactions of the lower vital] will not be able to shake it. They may come first as ripples on the surface, then only as suggestions which one looks at or does not care to look at but in either case they don’t get inside, affect or disturb at all.
It is difficult to explain, but it is something like a mountain at which one throws stones – if conscious all through the mountain may feel the touch of the stones, but the thing would be so slight and superficial that it would not be in the least affected. In the end even that reaction disappears.