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(Medhananda:) “In the early stages of his integral yoga Sri Aurobindo was still dreaming of contacting a power with which it would become possible, so to say, to impose the truth. At that time, the search for that power was his sole aim. In the end he found it, and he saw that aspiration was the number one power in the universe.”[1]

“Our confused and embarrassed ego-centred small-motived will and action must cease and make room for the total working of a swiftly powerful, lucidly automatic, divinely moved and guided unfallen Force.”[2]

“When I speak of feeling Force or Power, I do not mean simply having a vague sense of it, but feeling it concretely and consequently being able to direct it, manipulate it, watch its movement, be conscious of its mass and intensity and in the same way of that of other perhaps opposing forces; all these things are possible and usual by the development of Yoga.”[3]

“There are Asuric Forces, rajasic Forces, all sorts of Forces. Apart from that one can use a mental or vital Force which may not be the right thing.”[4]

“A hidden Power is the true Lord and overruling Observer of our acts and only he knows through all the ignorance and perversion and deformation brought in by the ego their entire sense and ultimate purpose. There must be effected a complete transformation of our limited and distorted egoistic life and works into the large and direct outpouring of a greater divine Life, Will and Energy that now secretly supports us. This greater Will and Energy must be made conscious in us and master; no longer must it remain, as now, only a superconscious, upholding and permitting Force. There must be achieved an undistorted transmission through us of the all-wise purpose and process of a now hidden omniscient Power and omnipotent Knowledge which will turn into its pure, unobstructed, happily consenting and participating channel all our transmuted nature.”[5]

  1. On the threshold of a new age with Medhananda, p.84
  2. The Synthesis of Yoga, p.91, “Self-Surrender in Works – The Way of the Gita”
  3. Letters on Himself and the Ashram, p.479
  4. Ibid., p.487
  5. Ibid., p.92

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