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and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness;
              one can concentrate also in the head or between the eyebrows,


              but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls
              quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspira-
              tion intense, then there is a beginning of experience. The more
              the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest
              one must not depend on one’s own efforts only, but succeed in

              establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the
              Mother’s Power and Presence.
              CWSA  29:  106-07                                                                        Sri  Aurobindo


              Dangers of Yoga
                  Yoga is not more dangerous to the people of the West than
              to those of the East. Everything depends upon the spirit with
              which  you approach it. Yoga  does  become dangerous if  you
              want it for your own sake, to serve a personal end. It is not dan-
              gerous, on the contrary, it is safety and security itself, if you go
              to it with a sense of its sacredness, always remembering that
              the aim is to find the Divine.

                  Dangers and difficulties come in when people take up Yoga


              not for the sake of the Divine, but because they want to acquire
              power and under the guise of Yoga seek to satisfy some ambi-
              tion. If you cannot get rid of ambition, do not touch the thing.
              It is fire that burns…..

                  There is another danger; it is in connection with the sex

              impulses. Yoga in its process of purification will lay bare and
              throw up all hidden impulses and desires in you. And you must
              learn not to hide things nor leave them aside, you have to face


              them and conquer and remould them. The first effect of Yoga,
              however, is to take away the mental control, and the hungers
              that lie dormant are suddenly set free, they rush up and invade
              the being. So long as this mental control has not been replaced
              by the Divine control, there is a period of transition when your

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