Mother, I have seen that I am not able to force my physical body to do a little better than my actual capacity. I would like to know how I can force it. But, Mother, is it good to force one’s body?
The body is capable of progressing and gradually it can learn to do what it could not do. But its capacity for progress is much slower than the vital desire for progress and the mental will for progress.And if the vital and the mental were left as masters of action, they would simply harass the body, destroy its poise and upset its health.
Therefore, one must be patient and follow the rhythm of one’s body; it is more reasonable and knows what it can do and what it cannot.
Naturally, there are tamasic bodies and they need some encouragement for progressing.
But in everything and in all cases, one must keep one’s balance.
13 October 1969
Ref : On Education