Sunday, March 27, 2011

Leaders of the Integral Yoga


As for the Mother and myself, we have had to try all ways, follow all methods, to surmount mountains of difficulties, a far heavier burden to bear than you or anybody else in the Ashram or outside, far more difficult conditions, battles to fight, wounds to endure, ways to cleave through impenetrable morass and desert and forest, hostile masses to conquer - a work such as, I am certain, none else had to do before us.
For the Leader of the Way in a work like ours has not only to bring down and represent and embody the Divine, but to represent too the ascending element in humanity and to bear the burden of humanity to the full and experience, not in a mere play or Lila but in grim earnest, all the obstruction, difficulty, opposition, baffled and hampered and only slowly victorious labour which are possible on the Path.
But it is not necessary nor tolerable that all that should be repeated over again to the full in the experience of others.
It is because we have the complete experience that we can show a straighter and easier road to others - if they will only consent to take it.
It is because of our experience won at a tremendous price that we can urge upon you and others, "Take the psychic attitude; follow the straight sunlit path, with the Divine openly or secretly upbearing you - if secretly, he will yet show himself in good time, - do not insist on the hard hampered, roundabout and difficult journey.


- Sri Aurobindo

(SABCL, Volume 26, Page 464)


1 comment:

intsam said...

Meanwhile, due to this Supreme Effort, the Divine Grace and Power can do anything - even in our material realm. That is why we today have an easy job to do by merely giving our full assent in the working of the Grace. All the rest will be fashioned by the Divine Will. As the Mother says: 'Let the Supreme do the work. It is He who has to progress, not you!'