mind and psychic being are concentrated on the spiritual
aim and open to the Divinethat is why the Influence
comes down only to the head and as far as the heart. But
the vital being and nature and physical consciousness are
under the influence of the lower nature. As long as the
vital and physical being are not surrendered or do not on
their own account call for the higher life, the struggle
is likely to continue.
everything, reject all other desires or interests, call
on the Divine Shakti to open the vital nature and bring
down calm, peace, light, Ananda into all the centres. Aspire,
await with faith and patience the result. All depends on
a complete sincerity and an integral consecration and aspiration.
world will trouble you so long as any part of you belongs
to the world. It is only if you belong entirely to the Divine
that you can become free.
who has not the courage to face patiently and firmly life
and its difficulties will never be able to go through the
still greater inner difficulties of the sadhana. The very
first lesson in this Yoga is to face life and its trials with
a quiet mind, a firm courage and an entire reliance on the
is an absurd solution; he is quiet mistaken in thinking that
it will give him peace. He will only carry his difficulties
with him into a more miserable condition of existence beyond
and bring them back to another life on earth. The only remedy
is to shake off these morbid ideas and face life with a clear
will for some definite work to be done as the life's aim and
with a quiet and active courage.
has to be done in the body, it cannot be done by the soul
without the body. When the body drops, the soul goes wandering
in other worldsand finally it comes back to another
life and another body. Then all the difficulties it had not
solved meet it again in the new life. So what is the use of
leaving the body?
if one throws away the body wilfully, one suffers much in
the other worlds and when one is born again, it is in worse,
not in better conditions.
only sensible thing is to face the difficulties in this life
and this body and conquer them.
goal of Yoga is always hard to reach, but this one is more
difficult than any other, and it is only for those who have
the call, the capacity, the willingness to face everything
and every risk, even the risk of failure, and the will to
progress towards an entire selflessness, desirelessness and
nothing and nobody come between you and the Mothers
force. It is on your admitting and keeping that force and
responding to the true inspiration and not on any ideas the
mind may form that success will depend. Even ideas or plans
which might otherwise be useful, will fail if there is not
behind them the true spirit and the true force and influence.
difficulty must have come from distrust and disobedience.
For distrust and disobedience are like falsehood (they are
themselves a falsity, based on false ideas and impulses),
they interfere in the action of the Power, prevent it from
being felt or from working fully and diminish the force of
only in your inward concentration, but in your outward acts
and movements you must take the right attitude. If you do
that and put everything under the Mothers guidance,
you will find that difficulties begin to diminish or are much
more easily got over and things become steadily smoother.
your work and acts you must do the same as in your concentration.
Open to the Mother, put them under her guidance, call in the
peace, the supporting Power, the protection and, in order
that they may work, reject all wrong influences that might
come in their way by creating wrong, careless or unconscious
this principle and your whole being will become one, under
the rule, in the peace and sheltering Power and Light.
I spoke of being faithful to the light of the soul and the
divine Call, I was not referring to anything in the past or
to any lapse on your part. I was simply affirming the great
need in all crises and attacks,to refuse to listen to
any suggestions, impulses, lures and to oppose to them all
the call of the Truth, the imperative beckoning of the Light.
In all doubt and depression, to say, "I belong to the
Divine, I cannot fail; to all suggestions of impurity
and unfitness, to reply, I am a child of Immortality
chosen by the Divine; I have but to be true to myself and
to Himthe victory is sure; even if I fell, I would rise
again; to all impulses to depart and serve some smaller
ideal, to reply, This is the greatest, this is the Truth
that alone can satisfy the soul within me; I will endure through
all tests and tribulations to the very end of the divine journey.
This is what I mean by faithfulness to the Light and the Call.