The sixth requirement is the cultivation of a certain inner balance (equanimity). The student endeavors to retain his composure in the face of joy and sorrow, and eradicates the tendency to fluctuate between the seventh heaven of joy and the depths of despair.

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Hermetic quote Steiner How to Know Higher Worlds requirement cultivation inner balance equanimity composure face joy sorrow eradicates tendency fluctuate between heaven joy depths despair