the practice of Yoga, what you aim at can only come by the
opening of the being to the Mothers force and the
persistent rejection of all egoism and demand and desire,
all motives except the aspiration for the Divine Truth.
If this is rightly done, the Divine Power and Light will
begin to work and bring in the peace and equanimity, the
inner strength, the purified devotion and the increasing
consciousness and self-knowledge which are the necessary
foundation for the siddhi of the Yoga.
Truth for you is to feel the Divine in you, open to the
Mother and work for the Divine till you are aware of her
in all your activities. There must be the consciousness
of the divine presence in your heart and the divine guidance
in your acts. This the psychic being can easily, swiftly,
deeply feel if it is fully awake; once the psychic has felt
it, it can spread to the mental and vital also.
only truth in your other experiencewhich, you say,
seems at the time so true to you,is that it is hopeless
for you or anyone to get out of the inferior consciousness
by your or his unaided effort. That is why when you sink
into this inferior consciousness, everything seems hopeless
to you, because you lose hold for a time of the true consciousness.
But the suggestion is untrue, because you have an opening
to the Divine and are not bound to remain in the inferior
you are in the true consciousness, then you see that everything
can be done, even if at present only a slight beginning
has been made; but a beginning is enough, once the Force,
the Power are there. For the truth is that it can do everything
and only time and the souls aspiration are needed
for the entire change and the souls fulfilment.
conditions for following the Mothers Will are to
turn to her for Light and Truth and Strength, to aspire
that no other force shall influence or lead you, to make
no demands or conditions in the vital to keep a quiet
mind ready to receive the Truth but not insisting on its
own ideas and formations,finally to keep the psychic
awake and in front, so that you may be in a constant contact
and know truly what her will is; for the mind and vital
can mistake other impulsions and suggestions for the Divine
Will, but the psychic once awakened makes no mistake.
perfect perfection in working is only possible after supramentalisation;
but relative good working is possible on the lower planes,
if one is in contact with the Divine and careful, vigilant
and conscious in mind and vital and body. That is a condition,
besides, which is preparatory and almost indispensable for
the supreme liberation.
who fears monotony and wants something new would not be able
to do Yoga or at least this Yoga which needs an inexhaustible
perseverance and patience. The fear of death shows a vital
weakness which is also contrary to a capacity for Yoga. Equally,
one who is under the domination of his passions, would find
the Yoga difficult and, unless supported by a true inner call
and a sincere and strong aspiration for the spiritual consciousness
and union with the Divine, might very easily fall fatally
and his effort come to nothing.
for working, it depends on what you mean by the word. Desire
often leads either to excess of effort, meaning often much
labour and a limited fruit, with strain, exhaustion and in
case of difficulty or failure, despondence, disbelief or revolt;
or else it leads to pulling down the force. That can be done,
but except for the yogically strong and experienced, it is
not always safe, though it may be often very effective; not
safe, first, because it may lead to violent reactions or it
brings down contrary or wrong or mixed forces which the sadhak
is not experienced enough to distinguish from the true ones.
Or else it may substitute the sadhaks own limited power
of experience or his mental and vital constructions for the
free gift and true leading of the Divine. Cases differ, each
has his own way of sadhana. But for you what I would recommend
is constant openness, a quiet steady aspiration, no over eagerness,
a cheerful trust and patience.