Q: How can the vital forces be drawn out when one is in contact with the Divine Consciousness?
The forces that support the work around one are quite different from the Divine Consciousness. I had an experience in the Guest House with a man of what may be called an intense type. He was a Maratha. He came to see me. When I came down I felt all around me forces of confusion and death. At once I gathered myself. He was surrounded by forces of disintegration and chaos. Such contacts are dangerous for those who are conscious but weak; their vital forces are drawn out by such people. If one is not conscious, such contacts are harmless.
– Sri Aurobindo