WRITINGS BY THE MOTHER
© Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust
15 August 1956
No protection, no Grace can save those who refuse the indispensable purification.
And I would add this: that fear is an impurity, one of the greatest impurities, one of those which come most directly from the anti-divine forces which want to destroy the divine action on earth; and the first duty of those who really want to do yoga is to eliminate from their consciousness, with all the might, all the sincerity, all the endurance of which they are capable, even the shadow of a fear. To walk on the path, one must be dauntless, and never indulge in that petty, small, feeble, nasty shrinking back upon oneself, which is fear.
An indomitable courage, a perfect sincerity and a sincere self-giving, so that one does not calculate or bargain, does not [old p. 262]give with the idea of receiving, does not trust with the idea of being protected, does not have a faith which asks for proofs--it is this that is indispensable in order to walk on the path, and [new p. 261]it is this alone which can truly shelter you from all danger.
Collected Works of The Mother, First Edition, Volume 08, pp. 261-62