This is a sort of mixed state in which there is neither
liking nor disliking of the truth; a sort of indifference. No great desire
or energy is put forth in this state. It is a sort of intermediary stage
between an intense dislike of truth and a true relish for the truth. The
right attitude of mind towards the truth, towards life, and the universe,
is not altogether inoperative. In this stage the most intense or lifelong
anger, pride, deceitfulness, and greed are controlled by the mind; they do
not rise up. This is the essential in this stage; we come to this stage by
loosening the anger, etc. This third stage is a state like that produced
by the energy of the second of the 28 sub-divisions of class four.
Whereas this stage and the second stage of development
are only momentary in duration, the first stage is of long duration; and
when we rise for the first time above this third stage our development is
roughly speaking half accomplished.