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Letters of Sri Aurobindo

04. The Foundation of Sadhana

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The depression and vital struggle must have been due to some defect of over-eagerness and straining for a result in your former effort – so that when a fall in the consciousness came, it was a distressed, disappointed and confused vital that came to the surface giving full entry to the suggestions of doubt, despair and inertia from the adverse side of Nature. You have to move towards a firm basis of calm and equality in the vital and physical no less than in the mental consciousness; let there be the full downflow of Power and Ananda, but into a firm Adhara capable of containing it – it is complete equality that gives that capacity and firmness.