Q: Can one not take up the outer action — say. political — in the yoga?
Sri Aurobindo: External action can also be taken up in this yoga but it must be in keeping with the inner life. The outside world regards all those who do this yoga here as “lost” to all work. But that is not the correct reading. It is not that we have no sympathy with the political aspirations of the country; only, we can’t go into them in the Rajasic way
We leave it to the Higher Power to do what She likes.
– Sri Aurobindo