Disciple: Does not a stage come when it becomes necessary to give up all action?
You cannot make a general rule like that. Some may have to give up all action temporarily, — but for others it may not be necessary at all. I myself have been doing work constantly through the Arya and other things. And I stopped the Arya when I found that I had to put myself out too much, — so to say, externalise too much. The second reason was that I was required to be drawn within myself in order to develop certain experiences, so that the energy might be used for inward work. In a certain sense I can say that I never stopped doing work — even political work.