Q: You have said, “It is a matter of the most external consciousness being sufficiently fortified so that there should be no disturbance even there.” Could you say in what way it has been fortified, if at all?
I meant that it has to be fortified — it is the faith, surrender, equality that bring the strength into it, if they can be made complete everywhere. They (faith, surrender and samata) have to be put into every part and atom of the being so that there may be no possibility of a contrary vibration anywhere.
Q: Even a simple aspiration is not easy — could you kindly point out some active means to overcome the present difficulty?
What do you mean by active means? The power to refuse, to reject is always there in the being and to go on rejecting till the rejection is effective. Nothing can obstruct a quiet aspiration except one’s own acquiescence in the inertia.
– Sri Aurobindo