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At the Feet of The Mother

Sri Aurobindo to Dilip, Vol-1, 1929-1933

There is nothing sentimental in the true weeping that comes from the soul. All that you feel now is the blossoming of the psychic being in you and the growth of a real bhakti.
In Yoga, all feelings are accepted, but purified by spiritual consciousness. Ascetic Yoga aims to dissolve emotions, leaving only supreme aspiration. Emotional being transforms by turning towards the Divine.
There is no grimness in being an instrument of the divine Will — it is the happiest and most joyous condition possible — it brings not only peace but an intense Ananda.
If I could get thus displeased in presence of the human weaknesses, I would certainly not be fit to do the work I am doing, and my coming upon earth would have no meaning.
Every element, no matter how small, plays a crucial role in building the world. Even the seemingly insignificant contributes to the grand design of the Cosmic Spirit, shaping great minds and achievements.
There is no harm in the vital taking part in the joy of the rest of the being; it is the participation of the vital that makes it dynamic and communicates it to the external nature.
The past in Yoga is no guide to the future. For what happened in the past was due to temporary and not permanent causes and to eliminate them is the very purpose of the sadhana.
Shakespeare was to the French classicists a drunken barbarian of genius; but his spontaneous exuberance has lifted him higher than their willed severity of classical perfection.
If the mind and the vital can feel and accept the soul’s sheer love for the Divine for His own sake, then the sadhana gets its full power and many difficulties disappear.