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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 be-
              come conscious 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 ef-
              fective; you can take the form that comes to you or is easiest
              to you. The other way is concentration; 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 different 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 meditation 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.
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              In this Yoga all depends on whether one can open to the Influ-
              ence or not. If there is a sincerity in the aspiration and a patient
              will to arrive at the higher consciousness in spite of all obsta-
              cles, 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 unprepared 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

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