The words of Christ: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4) have deep meaning to those who practice Yoga. The “word of God” here indicates that the Divine Being has manifested the world using etheric vibrations and all these vibrations are akin to words coming from the mouth of God.
An aphorism by Sri Aurobindo and it’s explanation:
When we have passed beyond knowings, then we shall have Knowledge. Reason was the helper; Reason is the bar.
Sri Aurobindo, The Supramental Manifestation: The Goal
This aphorism depicts the transition between two stages in spiritual life: