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Beginnings of the Yoga

                Call for the Yoga
                   What do you want the Yoga for? To get power? To attain to peace
                   and calm? To serve humanity?


                None of these motives is sufficient to show that you are meant

                for the Path.
                   The question you are to answer is this: Do you want the Yoga
                for the sake of the Divine? Is the Divine the supreme fact of your
                life, so much so that it is simply impossible for you to do without
                it? Do you feel that your very raison d’être is the Divine and with-
                out it there is no meaning in your existence? If so, then only can it
                be said that you have a call for the Path.

                   This is the first thing necessary — aspiration for the Divine.
                   The next thing you have to do is to tend it, to keep it always
                alert and awake and living. And for that what is required is concen-
                tration — concentration upon the Divine with a view to an integral
                and absolute consecration to its Will and Purpose.
                   Concentrate in the heart. Enter into it; go within and deep
                and far, as far as you can. Gather all the strings of your conscious-
                ness that are spread abroad, roll them up and take a plunge and
                sink down.

                   A fire is burning there, in the deep quietude of the heart. It
                is the divinity in you — your true being. Hear its voice, follow its
                dictates.
                   There are other centres of concentration, for example, one
                above the crown and another between the eye-brows. Each has


                its own efficacy and will give you a particular result. But the cen-
                tral being lies in the heart and from the heart proceed all central
                movements — all dynamism and urge for transformation and
                power of realisation.                                                            CWM 3: 1






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