Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo
The Complete Set
What you say about “Emanations” is very interesting. Mother has then about 150 emanations and, adding 150 of yours, we are each, protected by one god and one goddess! It's difficult to believe – well, still – for example our throats are gripped by malign forces, in our sleep!...
I am not aware of any emanations of mine. As for the Mother's, they are not there for protection, but to support the personal relation or contact with the sadhaka, and to act so far as he will allow them to act. If, for instance, you sidle up to X of the beaming face in your sleep, what can the Emanation do but shake its head and say “Well, perhaps when he has finished, there may be a chance of getting something done”?