Letters of Sri Aurobindo
04. The Foundation of Sadhana
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Complete samatā takes long to establish and it is dependent on three things – the soul’s self-giving to the Divine by an inner surrender, the descent of the spiritual calm and peace from above and the steady, long and persistent rejection of all egoistic, rajasic and other feelings that contradict samatā.
The first thing to do is to make the full consecration and offering of the heart – the increase of the spiritual calm and the surrender are the condition for the rejection of ego, rajoguṇa, etc. to be effective.