Q: Can’t one do something for a smooth transformation of one’s external nature with no serious revolts, attacks or falls?
Yes, but it is not easy. It needs either a calm resolute will governing the whole being or a very great samata to have a quite smooth transformation. If they are there, then there are no revolts though there may be difficulties, no attacks, only a conscious dealing with the defects of the nature, no falls but only setting right of wrong steps or movements.
Q: About some sadhaks who do not need to pass through the struggle of the sadhana, you said, “It is something in their nature that is poised, calm, open.” Do you think there is anything like that in my nature?
There is a possibility of it, it is an element, but there was also too much tamas for it to dominate the whole nature.
– Sri Aurobindo