Question from a disciple : Since so many years, I am living in close contact with Mother, feeling constantly her abundant Grace, having deep intimacy and closeness with her, yet I have not control over my irritability which keeps coming up even in her presence. Is this ungratefulness or unfaithfulness on my part?
Sri Aurobindo : No. But these things need a very constant and prolonged effort to get rid of them if they are to disappear, as they have strong roots in the nature. You must especially be careful not to let the mind support them by any justification. e.g : that the other person behaved badly or was in the wrong , so your reaction was right or natural. The reaction must not come, whatever others may say or do.