Deep inside the inner Cosmic Mind, therein lies also the Divine. That is the point where we have to use the mind to achieve the higher state. Very often we say the mind is something apart, something which is very negative. It is true that very often the mind is negative, but we have within us the power to transform it.
As long as man tries to hold onto even one material thing, he will stay on the material level. If you turn inward and focus on the Divine Within [your cosmic mind], the Self, you will feel great happiness and great joy. But for that you must lock in your faith.
Lahiri Mahasaya, Mahavatar Babaji,
Sri Swami Yukteswar Giri
Lahiri Mahasaya: Unless and until one humbles oneself, it is not possible to enter the spiritual realms.
Sri Yukteswar: Wisdom is not a mere exhibition in one's dexterity in giving a lecture. The average scholar studies Philosophy superficially and searches only the outward meaning. In this light University degrees and honors seem inferior and are almost trivial. True darshan (philosophy) means self-realization.