Letters of Sri Aurobindo
9. Fate and Free-Will, Karma and Heredity, etc
Fragment ID: 753
Anyone with some intelligence and power of observation who lives more in an inward consciousness can see the play of invisible forces at every step which act on men and bring about events without their knowing about the instrumentation. The difference created by yoga or by an inner consciousness – for there are people like Socrates who develop or have some inner consciousness without yoga – is that one becomes conscious of these invisible forces and can also consciously profit by them or use and direct them. That is all.