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Principle of the Integral Yoga
                   In this Yoga the whole principle is to open oneself to the Divine

               Influence. It is there above you and, if you can once become con-
               scious of it, you have then to call it down into you. It descends
               into the mind and into the body as Peace, as a Light, as a Force
               that works, as the Presence of the Divine with or without form, as
               Ananda. Before one has this consciousness, one has to have faith
               and aspire for the opening. Aspiration, call, prayer are forms of one

               and the same thing and are all effective; you can take the form
               that comes to you or is easiest to you. The other way is concentra-
               tion; you concentrate your consciousness in the heart (some do
               it in the head or above the head) and meditate on the Mother in
               the heart and call her in there. One can do either and both at dif-
               ferent times — whatever comes naturally to you or you are moved
               to do at the moment. Especially in the beginning the one great
               necessity is to get the mind quiet, reject at the time of medita-
               tion all thoughts and movements that are foreign to the sadhana.
               In the quiet mind there will be a progressive preparation for the
               experience. But you must not become impatient if all is not done
               at once; it takes time to bring entire quiet into the mind; you have
               to go on till the consciousness is ready.
               In this Yoga all depends on whether one can open to the Infl uence
               or not. If there is a sincerity in the aspiration and a patient will to
               arrive at the higher consciousness in spite of all obstacles, then
               the opening in one form or another is sure to arrive. But it may
               take a long or a short time according to the prepared or unpre-
               pared condition of the mind, heart and body; so if one has not the
               necessary patience, the effort may be abandoned owing to the

               difficulty of the beginning. There is no method in this Yoga except

               to concentrate, preferably in the heart, and call the presence and
               power of the Mother to take up the being 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

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