Q: I thank you for a perfect night of rest and repose. I felt your presence throughout the night. Was it merely by your presence that the disquiet was dismissed as the rising sun dispels the night’s darkness? Or do you take upon yourself the disquiet as some yogis do to relieve their disciples?
No, I don’t take them on myself—though sometimes they try to throw themselves on me, but that is from the general atmosphere. The method of taking upon oneself had its utility at one time (the Mother used always to do it); but it is useful no longer. The thing has to be driven out, its right to remain altogether denied.
– Sri Aurobindo