From Merging with Shiva
by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
THE POWER OF OBSERVATION
Observation is the first faculty to appear in the awakening of the
superconscious regions. Observation, when perceptively performed, is
cultivated by abstinence from excessive talk. Talk dissipates the
energies of the aura and of the vital body of man. A mystic generally
does not talk very much, for his intuition works through reason, but
does not use the processes of reason. Any intuitive breakthrough will
be quite reasonable, but it does not use the processes of reason.
Reason takes time. Superconsciousness acts in the now. All
superconscious knowing comes in a flash, out of the nowhere. Intuition
is more direct than reason, and far more accurate. Therefore, the
mystic does not ask many questions or enter into lengthy conversations.