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Preparation for the Yoga
                   What is one to do to prepare oneself for the Yoga?


               To be conscious, fi rst of all. We are conscious of only an insignifi -
               cant portion of our being; for the most part we are unconscious.
               It is this unconsciousness that keeps us down to our unregen-
               erate nature and prevents change and transformation in it. It is
               through unconsciousness that the undivine forces enter into us
               and make us their slaves. You are to be conscious of yourself, you
               must awake to your nature and movements, you must know why
               and how you do things or feel or think them; you must understand
               your motives and impulses, the forces, hidden and apparent, that
               move you; in fact, you must, as it were, take to pieces the entire
               machinery of your being. Once you are conscious, it means that
               you can distinguish and sift things, you can see which are the forc-
               es that pull you down and which help you on. And when you know
               the right from the wrong, the true from the false, the divine from
               the undivine, you are to act strictly up to your knowledge; that is
               to say, resolutely reject one and accept the other. The duality will
               present itself at every step and at every step you will have to make
               your choice. You will have to be patient and persistent and vigilant
               — “sleepless”, as the adepts say; you must always refuse to give
               any chance whatever to the undivine against the divine.
               CWM 3: 2                                        The Mother

               The way of Yoga
                   The way of Yoga followed here has a diff erent purpose from
               others, — for its aim is not only to rise out of the ordinary ignorant
               world-consciousness into the divine consciousness, but to bring
               the supramental power of that divine consciousness down into
               the ignorance of mind, life and body, to transform them, to mani-
               fest the Divine here and create a divine life in Matter. This is an




               exceedingly difficult aim and difficult Yoga; to many or most it will
               seem impossible. All the established forces of the ordinary igno-
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