Santhi is full of spiritual feeling and the wisdom that is the natural accompaniment of bliss. Genuine santhi is won by the control of the senses only. Then it can be called prasanthi. The experience of that stage is as a stream of peace. Calming the mental agitation that surges like waves, levelling the swirls and whirls of likes, dislikes, love, hate, sorrow, joy, hope, despair, santhi is earned and maintained without disturbance. Santhi is of the nature of the atman. The atman is imperishable. It does not die like the body and mind. It is universal, it is subtle and its very nature is knowledge. So santhi also partakes of these characteristics. Knowledge of the atman destroys illusion, doubt and sorrow. Hence, atmajnana confers the steadiest santhi, and with it holiness and happiness.
- Baba -