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Why Pursue Sadhana


        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 without it there is no meaning in
        your existence? If so, then only can it be said that you have
        a call for the Path.
                                                          CWM 3: 1

            Q: "This liberation, perfection, fullness too must not
            be pursued for our own sake, but for the sake of the
            Divine.” [Sri Aurobindo]
               But isn’t the sadhana we do done for ourselves?

        But he  stresses precisely  that. It is simply  in  order  to
        stress the point. It means that all this perfection which we
        are going to acquire is not for a personal and selfish end, it
        is in order to be able to manifest the Divine, it is put at the
        service of the Divine. We do not pursue this development
        with a selfish intention of personal perfection; we pursue it
        because the divine Work has to be accomplished.

            Q: But why do we do this divine Work? It is to make
            ourselves...

        No, not at all! It is because that’s the divine Will. It is not
        at all for a personal reason, it must not be that. It is be-


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