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= What is Perseverance? =
 
= What is Perseverance? =
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">: the decision to go to the very end.</span>
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Perseverance: the decision to go to the very end. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In "Words of the Mother 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p1</ref>
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><ref>The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p1</ref> </span>
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Perseverance in the path is the one rule to cling to and with that finally all obstacles are overcome. <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Patience and Perseverance. In "Letters on yoga 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/patience-and-perseverance#p7 </ref>
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Perseverance is patience in action. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In "Words of the Mother 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p2</ref>
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Persevere―it is the surest way to success. What you have not been able to achieve in you last year, you will do this year. <ref> The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In "Words of the Mother 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p5 </ref>
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The source of sincerity, of will, of perseverance is in the psychic being, but this translates itself differently in different people. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 26 March 1951. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/26-march-1951#p27 </ref>  
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The psychic being works with perseverance and ardour for the union to be made an accomplished fact, but it never complains and knows how to wait for the hour of realisation to come. <ref>The Mother. (2003). The Soul (the Psychic). In "Words of the Mother 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/the-soul-the-psychic#p57 </ref>
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= Why is Perseverance Important? =
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''Q: Sometimes there are latent powers in us of which we are unaware. To do a work, how is one to know whether one is capable of doing it or not?''
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A: How can one know whether one is capable of doing it or not! By trying. That's the best thing. And if you do not succeed immediately, Persevere. And you must know that if a strong urge, a very strong urge to do something comes to you, that means this work has something to do with you and you are capable of doing it. But one can have powers which are so well hidden that one has to dig long before finding them. So you must not get discouraged at the first setback, you must persist. <ref> The Mother. (1998). 14 October 1953. In "Questions and answers (1953)".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/05/14-october-1953#p40 </ref>
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You must be sincere in your perseverance; then the things you cannot do today, you will one day be able to do, after regular and persistent efforts. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 4 january 1972. In "More answers from the Mother". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/17/4-january-1972#p1 </ref>
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You must first have a great deal of perseverance in the search, for usually when one begins searching for these things the mind comes to give a hundred and one favourable explanations for your not needing to search. It tells you, "Why no, it is not at all your fault; it is this, it is that, it is the circumstances, it is the people, these are things received from outside—all kinds of excellent excuses, which, unless you are very firm in your resolution, make you let go, and then it is finished; and so, after a short time the whole business has to be started again, the bad impulse or the thing you didn't want, the movement you didn't want, comes back, and so you must begin everything over again—till the day you decide to perform the operation. When the operation is done it is over, one is free. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 16 march 1955. In "Questions and answers (1955)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/16-march-1955#p9 </ref>  
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There is only needed the perseverance to go on till this resistance breaks down. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Patience and Perseverance. In "Letters on yoga 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/patience-and-perseverance#p26 </ref>
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One has to Persevere until the light conquers. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Peace - the basis of the sadhana. In "Letters on yoga 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/peace-the-basis-of-the-sadhana#p25 </ref>
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If one wants to take the trouble, one can enlarge his field considerably. But it asks for work, for perseverance, a kind of assiduous effort. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 18 may 1955. In "Questions and answers (1955)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/18-may-1955#p88 </ref>
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It is possible that you may not obtain an immediate result, but Persevere. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Sleep and Rest. In "Words of the Mother 3". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/15/sleep-and-rest#p25 </ref>
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A great determination, a strong will and an untiring perseverance are indispensable to reach the goal. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Psychic education and spiritual education. In "On education".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/psychic-education-and-spiritual-education#p3 </ref>
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If you Persevere you are sure to succeed. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Letters to a young sadhak - 7. In "Some answers from the Mother". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/letters-to-a-young-sadhak-vii#p7</ref>
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For a happy and effective life, the essentials are sincerity, humility, perseverance and an insatiable thirst for progress. Above all, one must be convinced of a limitless possibility of progress. Progress is youth; at a hundred years of age one can be young. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Psychic education and spiritual education. In "On education".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/students#p18 </ref>
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The transformation of character has in fact been realised by means of a clear-sighted discipline and a perseverance so obstinate that nothing, not even the most persistent failures, can discourage it. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Vital Education. In "On education".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/vital-education#p5 </ref>  
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Learn steadiness of character, perseverance. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 22 march 1957. In "Questions and answers (1957 - 1958). "http://incarnateword.in/cwm/09/22-march-1957#p19 </ref>
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If you have a mantra and do not repeat it sufficiently, there is no use in having it and that if you are inattentive, you lose the benefit of vigilance, and that if you do not continue in the good habits that you acquire, they are useless—that is to say, you must persevere. <ref>The Mother. (2002). Impurity. In "Questions and answers (1929 - 1931)".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/03/impurity#p26 </ref>
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Whatever method of development is chosen, determination and perseverance are indispensable to obtain success. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Concentration and Dispersion. In "On education". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/concentration-and-dispersion#p5 </ref>
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It is by persevering that one conquers difficulties, not by running away from them. One who perseveres is sure to triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. Always do your best and the Lord will take care of the results. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In "Words of the Mother 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p10 </ref>
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You may not know at every moment what is the best thing to do or how to do it, but you can place your will at the disposal of the Divine to do the best possible, the best thing possible. You will see it will have marvelous results. Do this with consciousness, sincerity and perseverance and you will find yourself getting along with gigantic strides. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 17 february 1950. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)" http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/17-february-1951#p21 </ref>
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When you want to progress, the difficulty you want to conquer immediately increases tenfold in importance and intensity in your consciousness. There is but to Persevere, that's all. It will pass. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 21 August 1957. In "Questions and answers (1957 - 1958)".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/09/21-august-1957#p12 </ref>
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With patience and perseverance all prayers get fulfilled. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Patience. In "Words of the Mother 2".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/patience#p10 </ref>
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No victory can be won without a fixed fidelity to the aim and a long effort. There is no other way than to Persevere. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Human Relations and the Spiritual Life. In "Letters on yoga 4" http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/human-relations-and-the-spiritual-life#p39 </ref>
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Persevere and what is still crooked will be made straight. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Peace - the basis of the sadhana. In "Letters on yoga 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/peace-the-basis-of-the-sadhana#p23 </ref>
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One must Persevere till the result comes and if one perseveres the result is bound to come.<ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Dealing with Hostile Attacks. In "Letters on yoga 4".  http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/dealing-with-hostile-attacks#p53 </ref>
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== Importance in Yoga ==
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Unless one has an endless patience and an unshakable perseverance, it is better not to start on the way of transformation. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Transformation. In "Words of the Mother 3". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/15/transformation#p21 </ref>
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For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash—but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must go through the door, and with perseverance and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 26 Dec 1956. In "Questions and answers (1956)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/08/26-december-1956#p21 </ref>  
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All the methods of self-knowledge, self-control and self-mastery are good. You have to choose the one that comes to you spontaneously and best corresponds to your nature. And once having chosen the method, you must use your intelligent will to apply it with an unfailing perseverance that does not shrink from any obstacle, any difficulty. It is a long and minute work which must be undertaken with sincerity and continued with an increasing sincerity ever more scrupulous and integral. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 28 July 1960. In "Some answers from the Mother". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/28-july-1960#p4 </ref>
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The road of Yoga is long, every inch of ground has to be won against much resistance and no quality is more needed by the sadhak than patience and single-minded perseverance with a faith that remains firm through all difficulties, delays and apparent failures. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Patience and Perseverance. In "Letters on yoga 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/patience-and-perseverance#p3 </ref>
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It takes time, steadfast endeavour, long continued aspiration and a calm perseverance to get anywhere in Yoga; that time you do not give yourself because of these recurrent swingings away from the right attitude. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Attacks by the hostile forces. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/attacks-by-the-hostile-forces#p16 </ref>  
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">is patience in action.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><ref>The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p2</ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">breaks down all obstacles.</span>
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Aspire and Persevere and all will come with the growing consciousness. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2012). The true being and the true consciousness. In "Letters on yoga 1". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/28/the-true-being-and-the-true-consciousness#p8 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><ref>The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p3</ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in the path is the one rule to cling to and with that finally all obstacles are overcome.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Patience and Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/patience-and-perseverance#p7 </ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">―</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">it is the surest way to success. What you have not been able to achieve in you last year, you will do this year.</span>
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Where the call of the soul perseveres, the response of the Divine must come. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2012). Doubt and Faith. In "Letters on yoga 1". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/28/doubt-and-faith#p12 </ref>
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p5 </ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Learn steadiness of character, perseverance. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 22 march 1957. In ''Questions and answers (1957 - 1958). ''http://incarnateword.in/cwm/09/22-march-1957#p19 </ref></span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">One must </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and hold fast.</span>
 
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 30 january 1957. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1957 - 1958)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/09/30-january-1957#p24 </ref> </span>
 
  
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Persevere in your concentration till you come to the point when you no longer lose the inner contact. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 25 Dec 1950. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/25-december-1950#p18 </ref>
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It takes time, steadfast endeavour, long continued aspiration and a calm perseverance to get anywhere in Yoga; that time you do not give yourself because of these recurrent swingings away from the right attitude. <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Attacks by the hostile forces. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/attacks-by-the-hostile-forces#p16 </ref> </span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">You must </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in your effort until you do succeed.</span>
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To attain that concentration much effort is necessary; an immediate or even a quick result is rarely possible. But if the inner door has once been opened, you may be sure that it will open again if you know how to Persevere. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 25 Dec 1950. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)" http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/25-december-1950#p21 </ref>
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 11 june 1935. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''More answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/17/11-june-1935#p2 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">You must be sincere in your </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><nowiki>; then the things you cannot do today, you will one day be able to do, after regular and persistent efforts.</nowiki></span> <span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">4 january 1972. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''More answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/17/4-january-1972#p1 </ref> </span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">You must first have a great deal of </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in the search, for usually when one begins searching for these things the mind comes to give a hundred and one favourable explanations for your not needing to search. It tells you, "Why no, it is not at all your fault; it is this, it is that, it is the circumstances, it is the people, these are things received from outside—all kinds of excellent excuses, which, unless you are very firm in your resolution, make you let go, and then it is finished; and so, after a short time the whole business has to be started again, the bad impulse or the thing you didn't want, the movement you didn't want, comes back, and so you must begin everything over again—till the day you decide to perform the operation. When the operation is done it is over, one is free.</span>
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And if you Persevere, you will see that all of a sudden you are relieved of a mass of meanness and ugliness and obscurity which was preventing you from flowering in the light. It is those things which make you shrivel up, prevent you from widening yourself, opening out in a light where you have the impression of being very comfortable. If you make this effort, you will see finally that you are very far from the point where you had begun, the things you did not feel, did not understand, have become clear. If you are resolved, you are sure to succeed. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 8 february 1951. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)" http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/8-february-1951#p18 http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/8-february-1951#p18 </ref>
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">16 march 1955. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1955)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/16-march-1955#p9 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">If one wants to take the trouble, one can enlarge his field considerably. But it asks for work, for </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, a kind of assiduous effort.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">18 may 1955. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1955)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/18-may-1955#p88 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">There is only needed the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">to go on till this resistance breaks down.</span>
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However heavy and tedious the resistance you have to Persevere till you have got the Peace, Knowledge, Force down there in place of the inertia. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Difficulties of the Physical Nature. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/difficulties-of-the-physical-nature#p38 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Patience and Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/patience-and-perseverance#p26 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and what is still crooked will be made straight.</span> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Peace - the basis of the sadhana. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/peace-the-basis-of-the-sadhana#p23 </ref> </span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">One has to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">until the light conquers.</span>
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Face all these things [inner disturbances] quietly and firmly with perseverance in the endeavour of the sadhana. Trust firmly in the Divine Grace and the Divine Grace will not fail you. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2013). The Divine Grace and Guidance. In "Letters on yoga 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/the-divine-grace-and-guidance#p24 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Peace - the basis of the sadhana. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/peace-the-basis-of-the-sadhana#p25 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The path of surrender is indeed difficult, but if one </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseveres</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in it with sincerity, there is bound to be some success.</span> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). The central processes of the sadhana. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/the-central-processes-of-the-sadhana#p19 </ref> </span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The only course is to shake off the inertia of the will and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span> <span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Surrender. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/surrender#p90 </ref> </span>
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It is a long and meticulous work that requires much perseverance, but the result is worth the trouble, for it brings not only mastery but also the possibility of the transformation and illumination of the consciousness. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 28 August 1969. In "Some answers from the Mother". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/28-august-1969#p5 </ref>
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Unless one has an endless patience and an unshakable </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, it is better not to start on the way of transformation.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Transformation. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 3''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/15/transformation#p21 <ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It is possible that you may not obtain an immediate result, but </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span>
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It is not an impossible discipline but it is extremely long and requires an unshakable patience, for it is as if you wanted to build up in you a being, a body; and for that you require first of all the necessary knowledge, but also such a prolonged persistence and perseverance as would discourage many. But it is altogether indispensable if you want to take part in the knowledge of your higher being. <ref> The Mother. (2002). 27 January 1951. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/27-january-1951#p21 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"><ref> The Mother. (2003).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Sleep and Rest. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 3''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/15/sleep-and-rest#p25 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, and what you cannot do today you will be able to do tomorrow.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"><ref> The Mother. (2003). 11 January 1972. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Retrieved from </span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/11-january-1972#p9 http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/11-january-1972#p9 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Without </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">one never attains anything.</span>
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It is not an easy path, you will need time, you will need patience. You will need much endurance, much perseverance and courage and an untiring goodwill. <ref> The Mother. (2003). 22 Dec 1954. In "Questions and answers (1954)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/06/22-december-1954#p28 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Letters to a young sadhak - 7. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/letters-to-a-young-sadhak-vii#p3 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">If you </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">you are sure to succeed.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Letters to a young sadhak - 7. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Simply aspire with calm and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">for the light.</span>
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The self-perfection or even simply the self-improvement of each individual body is a problem to be solved, and its solution demands much patience, perseverance and regularity. <ref> The Mother. (2003). The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations. In "On education". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/the-four-austerities-and-the-four-liberations#p16 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 30 August 1936. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/30-august-1936#p5 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">You must </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">with courage and sincerity. You are sure to succeed one day.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 2 September &nbsp;1962. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/2-september-1962#p3 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">For each person the way differs in its details, but sincerity and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">are equally indispensable for all.</span>
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Patience, perseverance, generosity, broad-mindedness, insight, calm and understanding firmness, and control over the ego until it is completely mastered or even abolished. <ref> The Mother. (2003). Correspondence. In "On education" http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/correspondence#p271 </ref>
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 6 May &nbsp;1964. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/6-may-1964#p4 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The Mother's force is there with you even when you do not feel it. Trust to it, remain quiet and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Wrong Movements of the Vital. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/wrong-movements-of-the-vital#p22 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">A great determination, a strong will and an untiring </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">are indispensable to reach the goal.</span>
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The path of surrender is indeed difficult, but if one perseveres in it with sincerity, there is bound to be some success. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2013). The central processes of the sadhana. In "Letters on yoga 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/the-central-processes-of-the-sadhana#p19 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Psychic education and spiritual education. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''On education''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/psychic-education-and-spiritual-education#p3 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">For a happy and effective life, the essentials are sincerity, humility, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and an insatiable thirst for progress. Above all, one must be convinced of a limitless possibility of progress. Progress is youth; at a hundred years of age one can be young.</span>
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== Importance of Perseverance in the Vital Being ==
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Psychic education and spiritual education. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''On education''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/students#p18 </ref> </span>
 
  
= Source of Perseverance =
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It is always the vital being which protests and complains. The psychic being works with perseverance and ardour to make the union an accomplished fact, but it never complains, and knows how to wait for the hour of realisations to come. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Letters to a young sadhak -4. In "Some answers from the Mother".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/letters-to-a-young-sadhak-iv#p18 </ref>
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The source of sincerity, of will, of </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">is in the psychic being, but this translates itself differently in different people.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 26 March 1951. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/26-march-1951#p27 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The psychic being works with </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and ardour for the union to be made an accomplished fact, but it never complains and knows how to wait for the hour of realisation to come.</span>
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To transform the vital one must have will, perseverance, sincerity. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 26 March 1951. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/26-march-1951#p26 </ref>
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). The Soul (the Psychic).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/the-soul-the-psychic#p57 </ref> </span>
 
  
= Perseverance in Yoga =
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash—but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must go through the door, and with </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total.</span>
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It is from within that you must become master of your lower nature by establishing your consciousness firmly in a domain that is free of all desire and attachment because it is under the influence of the divine Light and Force. It is a long and exacting labour which must be undertaken with an unfailing sincerity and a tireless perseverance. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 26 August 1964. In "Some answers from the Mother". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/26-august-1964#p4 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 26 Dec 1956.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1956)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/08/26-december-1956#p21 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The road of Yoga is long, every inch of ground has to be won against much resistance and no quality is more needed by the sadhak than patience and single-minded </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">with a faith that remains firm through all difficulties, delays and apparent failures.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Patience and Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/patience-and-perseverance#p3 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">All the methods of self-knowledge, self-control and self-mastery are good. You have to choose the one that comes to you spontaneously and best corresponds to your nature. And once having chosen the method, you must use your intelligent will to apply it with an unfailing </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">that does not shrink from any obstacle, any difficulty. It is a long and minute work which must be undertaken with sincerity and continued with an increasing sincerity ever more scrupulous and integral. <ref> The Mother. (2003). 28 July &nbsp;1960. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/28-july-1960#p4 </ref> </span>
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If the education of the vital is carried far enough, with perseverance and sincerity, there comes a time when, convinced of the greatness and beauty of the goal, the vital gives up petty and illusory sensorial satisfactions in order to win the divine delight. <ref>The Mother. (2003). The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations. In "On education" http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/the-four-austerities-and-the-four-liberations#p31 </ref>
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Aspire and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and all will come with the growing consciousness.</span>
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= How to Cultivate Perseverance? =
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2012). The true being and the true consciousness. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 1''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/28/the-true-being-and-the-true-consciousness#p8 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Where the call of the soul </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseveres</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, the response of the Divine must come.</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2012). Doubt and Faith. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 1''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/28/doubt-and-faith#p12 </ref></span>
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== Prerequisites ==
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Grant us the rectitude, the courage, the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and the goodwill necessary to accomplish this sublime task. <ref> The Mother. (2003). Replies to Prayers of the Physical Education Groups. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''On education''. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/replies-to-prayers-of-the-physical-education-groups#p34 </ref> </span>
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You must arm yourself with great patience, great patience, and not think that you are good for nothing because it takes so much time. You must never be despondent, never tell yourself, "Oh! This is not for me!" Everyone can do it, if he puts into it the time, the courage, the endurance and the perseverance that are demanded. <ref> The Mother. (2003). 251 June 1958. In "Questions and answers (1957 - 1958)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/09/25-june-1958#p8 </ref>  
  
= Outcomes of Perseverance =
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=== Perseverance in Concentration ===
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Perseverance is necessary in any process, and what is this process? First, there must be the ability to observe and discern, the ability to find the vital in oneself. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 26 March 1951. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/26-march-1951#p7 </ref>
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in your concentration till you come to the point when you no longer lose the inner contact.</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 25 Dec &nbsp;1950. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/25-december-1950#p18 </ref> </span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">To attain that concentration much effort is necessary; an immediate or even a quick result is rarely possible. But if the inner door has once been opened, you may be sure that it will open again if you know how to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span>
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To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. <ref>The Mother. (2003). The Science of Living. In "On education". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/the-science-of-living#p5 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 25 Dec &nbsp;1950. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/25-december-1950#p21 </ref>
 
  
=== Transform Vital Nature with Perseverance ===
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<span style="color: #000000;">To transform the vital one must have will, perseverance, sincerity. <ref> The Mother. (2002). 26 March 1951. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/26-march-1951#p26 </ref></span>
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The most important point (what everybody says but only a few do) is to put into practice what you know. With that you have a good chance of succeeding, and with perseverance you will certainly get there. <ref> The Mother. (2002). 5 March 1951. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/5-march-1951#p24 </ref>
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">One has to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">till one can stand back from the mind as from the vital and feel the deeper and larger mental and vital Purushas within one which are capable of silence, capable of a straight receptivity of the true Word and Force as of the true silence</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #d9d9d9;">.</span>
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== Process ==
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Mental Difficulties and the Need of Quietude. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span> http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/mental-difficulties-and-the-need-of-quietude#p3 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It is always the vital being which protests and complains. The psychic being works with </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and ardour to make the union an accomplished fact, but it never complains, and knows how to wait for the hour of realisations to come.</span>
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The only course is to shake off the inertia of the will and Persevere. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Surrender. In "Letters on yoga 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/surrender#p90 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Letters to a young sadhak -4. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/letters-to-a-young-sadhak-iv#p18 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">One must be more obstinate than the obstinate material nature and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">until the light and truth can take permanent hold of the parts which are still responsive to the old movements. There can be no doubt that with this </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">the Truth will in the end conquer.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Wrong Movements of the Vital. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/wrong-movements-of-the-vital#p75 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">There is no easy way to get over physical animality and vital greed. It is only an obstinate </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">that can succeed.</span>
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Simply aspire with calm and perseverance for the light. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 30 August 1936. In "Some answers from the Mother". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/30-august-1936#p5 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Greed (for Food). In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/greed-for-food#p13 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">is necessary in any process, and what is this process? First, there must be the ability to observe and discern, the ability to find the vital in oneself.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 26 March 1951. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/26-march-1951#p7 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and sincerity.</span>
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One must be more obstinate than the obstinate material nature and Persevere until the light and truth can take permanent hold of the parts which are still responsive to the old movements. There can be no doubt that with this perseverance the Truth will in the end conquer. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Wrong Movements of the Vital. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/wrong-movements-of-the-vital#p75 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). The Science of Living. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''On education''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/the-science-of-living#p5 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">If the education of the vital is carried far enough, with </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and sincerity, there comes a time when, convinced of the greatness and beauty of the goal, the vital gives up petty and illusory sensorial satisfactions in order to win the divine delight.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''On education''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/the-four-austerities-and-the-four-liberations#p31 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The transformation of character has in fact been realised by means of a clear-sighted discipline and a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">so obstinate that nothing, not even the most persistent failures, can discourage it.</span>
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The Mother's force is there with you even when you do not feel it. Trust to it, remain quiet and Persevere. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Wrong Movements of the Vital. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/wrong-movements-of-the-vital#p22 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Vital Education. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''On education''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/vital-education#p5 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. <ref> The Mother. (2003). Education. In&nbsp;''On education''. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/education#p5 </ref> </span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">If you make a mistake, quietly observe it and correct the tendency next time. Even if the mistake recurs often, you have only to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">quietly—remembering that nature cannot be changed in a day.</span>
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Persevere quietly and let nothing discourage you. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). The Transformation of the Physical. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/the-transformation-of-the-physical#p37 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Depression and Despondency. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/depression-and-despondency#p67 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">First of all, one must will it. And then one must aspire with great </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, and each time the ego shows itself, one must give it a little rap on the nose (Mother taps her nose) until it has received so many raps that it is tired of them and gives up the game.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 28 July &nbsp;1954.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1954)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/06/28-july-1954#p31 </ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It is from within that you must become master of your lower nature by establishing your consciousness firmly in a domain that is free of all desire and attachment because it is under the influence of the divine Light and Force. It is a long and exacting labour which must be undertaken with an unfailing sincerity and a tireless </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span>
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Victory is certain if we Persevere and what price of difficulty and endeavour can be too great for such a conquest? <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). The Hostile Forces and the Difficulties of Yoga. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/the-hostile-forces-and-the-difficulties-of-yoga#p14 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"><ref> The Mother. (2003). 26 August &nbsp;1964. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/26-august-1964#p4 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">If you have a mantra and do not repeat it sufficiently, there is no use in having it and that if you are inattentive, you lose the benefit of vigilance, and that if you do not continue in the good habits that you acquire, they are useless—that is to say, you must </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). Impurity. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1929 - 1931)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/03/impurity#p26 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">And if you </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, you will see that all of a sudden you are relieved of a mass of meanness and ugliness and obscurity which was preventing you from flowering in the light. It is those things which make you shrivel up, prevent you from widening yourself, opening out in a light where you have the impression of being very comfortable. If you make this effort, you will see finally that you are very far from the point where you had begun, the things you did not feel, did not understand, have become clear. If you are resolved, you are sure to succeed.</span>
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The more you advance, the more vigilant must you become. And the most essential quality is perseverance, endurance, and a... what shall I call it?—a kind of inner good humour which helps you not to get discouraged, not to become sad, and to face all difficulties with a smile. There is an English word which expresses this very well—cheerfulness. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 18 Jan 1956. In "Questions and answers (1956)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/08/18-january-1956#p9 </ref>
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 8 february &nbsp;1951. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/8-february-1951#p18 http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/8-february-1951#p18 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Whatever method of development is chosen, determination and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">are indispensable to obtain success. <ref> The Mother. (2003). Concentration and Dispersion. In&nbsp; ''On education''. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/concentration-and-dispersion#p5 </ref></span>
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=== Transform Physical Nature with Perseverance ===
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With an intensity of will, with perseverance and that indispensable good humour which smiles at difficulties and laughs at mistakes. Then everything will go well. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 26 March 1951. In "Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/26-march-1951#p23 </ref>
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">To change one's body one must be ready to do millions of times the same thing, because the body is a creature of habits and functions by routine, and because to destroy a routine one must </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">for years.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003).</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">30 March 1955. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1955)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/30-march-1955#p24 </ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">To be constantly mindful of the true nature of the body, not to seek what is evil, to pursue with </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">what is good, is to have right understanding; thus, all one's impurity disappears.</span>
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Persevere, be more and more sincere and you will succeed. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Mistakes Can Be Effaced. In "Words of the Mother 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/mistakes-can-be-effaced#p7 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). Miscellany. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1929 - 1931)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/03/miscellany#p4 </ref> </span>
 
  
=== Persevere during Difficulties ===
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It is by persevering that one conquers difficulties, not by running away from them. One who </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseveres</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">is sure to triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. Always do your best and the Lord will take care of the results.</span>
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Persevere without being discouraged, the freedom will come. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Ego and Its Forms. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/ego-and-its-forms#p42 </ref>
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p10 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">You may not know at every moment what is the best thing to do or how to do it, but you can place your will at the disposal of the Divine to do the best possible, the best thing possible. You will see it will have marvelous results. Do this with consciousness, sincerity and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and you will find yourself getting along with gigantic strides. </span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 17 february &nbsp;1950. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/17-february-1951#p21 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">quietly and let nothing discourage you.</span>
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Persevere there is no reason for giving up. Let no uprising of difficulties discourage you. At the end there is victory and lasting peace. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). The Psychic Being and Its Role in Sadhana. In "Letters on yoga 3". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/30/the-psychic-being-and-its-role-in-sadhana#p15 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). The Transformation of the Physical. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/the-transformation-of-the-physical#p37 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Victory is certain if we </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and what price of difficulty and endeavour can be too great for such a conquest?</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><Ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). The Hostile Forces and the Difficulties of Yoga. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/the-hostile-forces-and-the-difficulties-of-yoga#p14 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in your aspiration and effort, do not allow yourself to be discouraged by setbacks. This always happens in the beginning. But if you continue to fight without paying any attention to them, a day will come when the resistances give way and the difficulties vanish. My help is always with you, but you must learn to use it and to rely on it rather than on your own resources.</span>
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If there are always forces around which are concerned to depress and discourage, there are always forces above and around us which we can draw upon,—draw into ourselves to restore, to fill up again with strength and faith and joy and the power that perseveres and conquers. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Sleep. In "Letters on yoga 4".http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/sleep#p75 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p7 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The more you advance, the more vigilant must you become. And the most essential quality is </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, endurance, and a... what shall I call it?—a kind of inner good humour which helps you not to get discouraged, not to become sad, and to face all difficulties with a smile.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"><ref> The Mother. (2003). 18 Jan 1956.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1956)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/08/18-january-1956#p9 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">With an intensity of will, with </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and that indispensable good humour which smiles at difficulties and laughs at mistakes. Then everything will go well.</span>
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The habit of remembering and applying one's knowledge at the right moment comes only by a great patience and perseverance which refuses to be discouraged by frequent failure. <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). The Emergence or Coming Forward of the Psychic. In "Letters on yoga 3". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/30/the-emergence-or-coming-forward-of-the-psychic#p42 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 26 March 1951. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/26-march-1951#p23 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">When you want to progress, the difficulty you want to conquer immediately increases tenfold in importance and intensity in your consciousness. There is but to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, that's all. It will pass.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 21 August &nbsp;1957. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1957 - 1958)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/09/21-august-1957#p12 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, be more and more sincere and you will succeed.</span>
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An untiring patience and a perseverance which assures you that what you have not succeeded in doing today, you will succeed in doing another time, and makes you go on trying until you do succeed. <ref> The Mother. (2003). 12 Dec 1956. In "Questions and answers (1956)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/08/12-december-1956#p47 </ref>
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Mistakes Can Be Effaced. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/mistakes-can-be-effaced#p7 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">With patience and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">all prayers get fulfilled.</span>
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== Practices ==
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Patience. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/patience#p10 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">When you want to make a progress, the difficulty you wished to conquer increases tenfold in importance and intensity in your consciousness. You have only to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. That is all; it will pass away.</span>
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Persevere in your aspiration and effort, do not allow yourself to be discouraged by setbacks. This always happens in the beginning. But if you continue to fight without paying any attention to them, a day will come when the resistances give way and the difficulties vanish. My help is always with you, but you must learn to use it and to rely on it rather than on your own resources. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Perseverance. In "Words of the Mother 2". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/perseverance#p7 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Face and Overcome Difficulties. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/face-and-overcome-difficulties#p21 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and you will conquer. You can be sure that my help, force and blessings are always with you.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Face and Overcome Difficulties. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Words of the mother 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/face-and-overcome-difficulties#p59 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">One must </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">till the result comes and if one </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseveres</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">the result is bound to come.</span>
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If you make a mistake, quietly observe it and correct the tendency next time. Even if the mistake recurs often, you have only to Persevere quietly—remembering that nature cannot be changed in a day. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Depression and Despondency. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/depression-and-despondency#p67 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Dealing with Hostile Attacks. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/dealing-with-hostile-attacks#p53 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">without being discouraged, the freedom will come.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Ego and Its Forms. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/ego-and-its-forms#p42 </ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><nowiki>; there is no reason for giving up. Let no uprising of difficulties discourage you. At the end there is victory and lasting peace.</nowiki></span>
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First of all, one must will it. And then one must aspire with great perseverance, and each time the ego shows itself, one must give it a little rap on the nose (Mother taps her nose) until it has received so many raps that it is tired of them and gives up the game. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 28 July 1954. In "Questions and answers (1954)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/06/28-july-1954#p31 </ref>
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). The Psychic Being and Its Role in Sadhana. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 3''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/30/the-psychic-being-and-its-role-in-sadhana#p15 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">No victory can be won without a fixed fidelity to the aim and a long effort. There is no other way than to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Human Relations and the Spiritual Life. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span> http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/human-relations-and-the-spiritual-life#p39 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">If there are always forces around which are concerned to depress and discourage, there are always forces above and around us which we can draw upon,—draw into ourselves to restore, to fill up again with strength and faith and joy and the power that </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseveres</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and conquers</span>
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What is needed is perseverance—to go on without discouragement, recognising that the process of the nature and the action of the Mother's force is working through the difficulty even and will do all that is needed. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Time and Change of the Nature. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/time-and-change-of-the-nature#p7 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Sleep. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">.http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/sleep#p75 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">However heavy and tedious the resistance you have to </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">till you have got the Peace, Knowledge, Force down there in place of the inertia.</span>
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<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Difficulties of the Physical Nature. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/difficulties-of-the-physical-nature#p38 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It is only by </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in aspiration or will that this difficulty can disappear.</span>
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Whatever you do, never forget the goal which you have set before you. There is nothing great or small once you have set out on this great discovery; all things are equally important and can either hasten or delay its success. Thus before you eat, concentrate a few seconds in the aspiration that the food you are about to eat may bring your body the substance it needs to serve as a solid basis for your effort towards the great discovery, and give it the energy for persistence and perseverance in the effort. <ref> The Mother. (2003). Psychic education and spiritual education. In "On education". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/psychic-education-and-spiritual-education#p12 </ref>
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"><ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Difficulties of the Physical Nature. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/difficulties-of-the-physical-nature#p65 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">What is needed is </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">—</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">to go on without discouragement, recognising that the process of the nature and the action of the Mother's force is working through the difficulty even and will do all that is needed.</span>
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=== For Children ===
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Time and Change of the Nature. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 4''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/time-and-change-of-the-nature#p7 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Face all these things [inner disturbances] quietly and firmly with </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in the endeavour of the sadhana. Trust firmly in the Divine Grace and the Divine Grace will not fail you.</span>
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Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Education. In "On education". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/education#p5 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2013). The Divine Grace and Guidance. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 2''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/29/the-divine-grace-and-guidance#p24 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It is a long and meticulous work that requires much </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, but the result is worth the trouble, for it brings not only mastery but also the possibility of the transformation and illumination of the consciousness.</span>
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=== In the Vital Being ===
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 28 August &nbsp;1969. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''Some answers from the mother''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/28-august-1969#p5 </ref> </span>
 
  
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One has to Persevere till one can stand back from the mind as from the vital and feel the deeper and larger mental and vital Purushas within one which are capable of silence, capable of a straight receptivity of the true Word and Force as of the true silence. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2014). Mental Difficulties and the Need of Quietude. In "Letters on yoga 4". http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/31/mental-difficulties-and-the-need-of-quietude#p3 </ref>
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">There is only one thing that's important: that is a sincere and persistent will, for these things don't happen in a twinkling. So one must </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. When someone feels that he is not advancing, he must not get discouraged; he must try to find out what it is in the nature that is opposing, and then make the necessary progress. And suddenly one goes forward.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 17 February &nbsp;1954.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1954)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''http://incarnateword.in/cwm/06/17-february-1954#p6 </ref>'</span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">When one wants to change something of the material life, whether the character or the functioning of the organs or habits, one must have an unfaltering </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, be ready to begin again a hundred times the same thing with the same intensity with which one did it the first time and as though one had never done it before.</span>
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There is no easy way to get over physical animality and vital greed. It is only an obstinate perseverance that can succeed. <ref>The Mother. (2003). Greed (for Food). In "Words of the Mother 2".http://incarnateword.in/cwm/14/greed-for-food#p13 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 30 March &nbsp;1955.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1955)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/30-march-1955#p22 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Whatever you do, never forget the goal which you have set before you. There is nothing great or small once you have set out on this great discovery; all things are equally important and can either hasten or delay its success. Thus before you eat, concentrate a few seconds in the aspiration that the food you are about to eat may bring your body the substance it needs to serve as a solid basis for your effort towards the great discovery, and give it the energy for persistence and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">in the effort.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). Psychic education and spiritual education. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''On education''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/psychic-education-and-spiritual-education#p12 </ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The habit of remembering and applying one's knowledge at the right moment comes only by a great patience and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">which refuses to be discouraged by frequent failure.</span>
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There is only one thing that's important: that is a sincere and persistent will, for these things don't happen in a twinkling. So one must Persevere. When someone feels that he is not advancing, he must not get discouraged; he must try to find out what it is in the nature that is opposing, and then make the necessary progress. And suddenly one goes forward. <ref> The Mother. (2003). 17 February 1954. In "Questions and answers (1954)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/06/17-february-1954#p6 </ref>
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> <ref> Sri Aurobindo. (2014). The Emergence or Coming Forward of the Psychic. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Letters on yoga 3''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/30/the-emergence-or-coming-forward-of-the-psychic#p42 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">You must arm yourself with great patience, great patience, and not think that you are good for nothing because it takes so much time. You must never be despondent, never tell yourself, "Oh! This is not for me!" Everyone can do it, if he puts into it the time, the courage, the endurance and the </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">that are demanded.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 251 June &nbsp;1958. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1957 - 1958)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/09/25-june-1958#p8 </ref> </span>
 
  
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You must Persevere with courage and sincerity. You are sure to succeed one day. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 2 September 1962. In "Some answers from the Mother".  http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/2-september-1962#p3 </ref>  
  
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=== In the Body ===
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">An untiring patience and a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">which assures you that what you have not succeeded in doing today, you will succeed in doing another time, and makes you go on trying until you do succeed.</span>
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To be constantly mindful of the true nature of the body, not to seek what is evil, to pursue with perseverance what is good, is to have right understanding; thus, all one's impurity disappears. <ref>The Mother. (2002). Miscellany. In "Questions and answers (1929 - 1931)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/03/miscellany#p4 </ref>  
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 12 Dec 1956.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1956)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/08/12-december-1956#p47 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It is not an easy path, you will need time, you will need patience. You will need much endurance, much </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and courage and an untiring goodwill.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 22 Dec 1954.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1954)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. http://incarnateword.in/cwm/06/22-december-1954#p28 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The most important point (what everybody says but only a few do) is to put into practice what you know. With that you have a good chance of succeeding, and with </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">you will certainly get there.</span>
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When one wants to change something of the material life, whether the character or the functioning of the organs or habits, one must have an unfaltering perseverance, be ready to begin again a hundred times the same thing with the same intensity with which one did it the first time and as though one had never done it before. <ref> The Mother. (2003). 30 March 1955. In "Questions and answers (1955)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/30-march-1955#p22 </ref>
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 5 March &nbsp;1951. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/5-march-1951#p24 </ref>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">It is not an impossible discipline but it is extremely long and requires an unshakable patience, for it is as if you wanted to build up in you a being, a body; and for that you require first of all the necessary knowledge, but also such a prolonged persistence and </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">as would discourage many. But it is altogether indispensable if you want to take part in the knowledge of your higher being.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2002). 27 January &nbsp;1951. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1950 - 1951)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/04/27-january-1951#p21 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">How can one know whether one is capable of doing it or not! By trying. That's the best thing. And if you do not succeed immediately, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Persevere</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. And you must know that if a strong urge, a very strong urge to do something comes to you, that means this work has something to do with you and you are capable of doing it. But one can have powers which are so well hidden that one has to dig long before finding them. So you must not get discouraged at the first setback, you must persist.</span>
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To change one's body one must be ready to do millions of times the same thing, because the body is a creature of habits and functions by routine, and because to destroy a routine one must Persevere for years. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 30 March 1955. In "Questions and answers (1955)". http://incarnateword.in/cwm/07/30-march-1955#p24 </ref>
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (1998). 14 October &nbsp;1953.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1953)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/05/14-october-1953#p40 </ref></span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Force which is here and is given consciously, constantly, with an endless </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and patience, only for one sole purpose, that of realising the divine work.</span>
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<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). 2 June 1954.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">''Questions and answers (1954)''</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/06/2-june-1954#p24 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">The self-perfection or even simply the self-improvement of each individual body is a problem to be solved, and its solution demands much patience, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">and regularity.</span>
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Persevere, and what you cannot do today you will be able to do tomorrow. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 11 January 1972. In "Some answers from the Mother". Retrieved from http://incarnateword.in/cwm/16/11-january-1972#p9 </ref>
<span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;"> <ref> The Mother. (2003). The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations. In&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">''On education''</span><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #000000;">. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;"> http://incarnateword.in/cwm/12/the-four-austerities-and-the-four-liberations#p16 </ref> </span>
 
  
<span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">Patience, </span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">perseverance</span><span style="background-color: transparent; color: #000000;">, generosity, broad-mindedness, insight, calm and understanding firmness, and control over the ego until it is completely mastered or even abolished.</span>
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What is Perseverance?

Perseverance: the decision to go to the very end. [1]

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Perseverance in the path is the one rule to cling to and with that finally all obstacles are overcome. [2]

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Perseverance is patience in action. [3]

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Persevere―it is the surest way to success. What you have not been able to achieve in you last year, you will do this year. [4]

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The source of sincerity, of will, of perseverance is in the psychic being, but this translates itself differently in different people. [5]

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The psychic being works with perseverance and ardour for the union to be made an accomplished fact, but it never complains and knows how to wait for the hour of realisation to come. [6]

Why is Perseverance Important?

Q: Sometimes there are latent powers in us of which we are unaware. To do a work, how is one to know whether one is capable of doing it or not?

A: How can one know whether one is capable of doing it or not! By trying. That's the best thing. And if you do not succeed immediately, Persevere. And you must know that if a strong urge, a very strong urge to do something comes to you, that means this work has something to do with you and you are capable of doing it. But one can have powers which are so well hidden that one has to dig long before finding them. So you must not get discouraged at the first setback, you must persist. [7]

You must be sincere in your perseverance; then the things you cannot do today, you will one day be able to do, after regular and persistent efforts. [8]

You must first have a great deal of perseverance in the search, for usually when one begins searching for these things the mind comes to give a hundred and one favourable explanations for your not needing to search. It tells you, "Why no, it is not at all your fault; it is this, it is that, it is the circumstances, it is the people, these are things received from outside—all kinds of excellent excuses, which, unless you are very firm in your resolution, make you let go, and then it is finished; and so, after a short time the whole business has to be started again, the bad impulse or the thing you didn't want, the movement you didn't want, comes back, and so you must begin everything over again—till the day you decide to perform the operation. When the operation is done it is over, one is free. [9]

There is only needed the perseverance to go on till this resistance breaks down. [10]

One has to Persevere until the light conquers. [11]

If one wants to take the trouble, one can enlarge his field considerably. But it asks for work, for perseverance, a kind of assiduous effort. [12]

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It is possible that you may not obtain an immediate result, but Persevere. [13]

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A great determination, a strong will and an untiring perseverance are indispensable to reach the goal. [14]

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If you Persevere you are sure to succeed. [15]

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For a happy and effective life, the essentials are sincerity, humility, perseverance and an insatiable thirst for progress. Above all, one must be convinced of a limitless possibility of progress. Progress is youth; at a hundred years of age one can be young. [16]

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The transformation of character has in fact been realised by means of a clear-sighted discipline and a perseverance so obstinate that nothing, not even the most persistent failures, can discourage it. [17]

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Learn steadiness of character, perseverance. [18]

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If you have a mantra and do not repeat it sufficiently, there is no use in having it and that if you are inattentive, you lose the benefit of vigilance, and that if you do not continue in the good habits that you acquire, they are useless—that is to say, you must persevere. [19]

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Whatever method of development is chosen, determination and perseverance are indispensable to obtain success. [20]

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It is by persevering that one conquers difficulties, not by running away from them. One who perseveres is sure to triumph. Victory goes to the most enduring. Always do your best and the Lord will take care of the results. [21]

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You may not know at every moment what is the best thing to do or how to do it, but you can place your will at the disposal of the Divine to do the best possible, the best thing possible. You will see it will have marvelous results. Do this with consciousness, sincerity and perseverance and you will find yourself getting along with gigantic strides. [22]

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When you want to progress, the difficulty you want to conquer immediately increases tenfold in importance and intensity in your consciousness. There is but to Persevere, that's all. It will pass. [23]

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With patience and perseverance all prayers get fulfilled. [24]

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No victory can be won without a fixed fidelity to the aim and a long effort. There is no other way than to Persevere. [25]

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Persevere and what is still crooked will be made straight. [26]

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One must Persevere till the result comes and if one perseveres the result is bound to come.[27]

Importance in Yoga

Unless one has an endless patience and an unshakable perseverance, it is better not to start on the way of transformation. [28]

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For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash—but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must go through the door, and with perseverance and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total. [29]

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All the methods of self-knowledge, self-control and self-mastery are good. You have to choose the one that comes to you spontaneously and best corresponds to your nature. And once having chosen the method, you must use your intelligent will to apply it with an unfailing perseverance that does not shrink from any obstacle, any difficulty. It is a long and minute work which must be undertaken with sincerity and continued with an increasing sincerity ever more scrupulous and integral. [30]

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The road of Yoga is long, every inch of ground has to be won against much resistance and no quality is more needed by the sadhak than patience and single-minded perseverance with a faith that remains firm through all difficulties, delays and apparent failures. [31]

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It takes time, steadfast endeavour, long continued aspiration and a calm perseverance to get anywhere in Yoga; that time you do not give yourself because of these recurrent swingings away from the right attitude. [32]

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Aspire and Persevere and all will come with the growing consciousness. [33]

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Where the call of the soul perseveres, the response of the Divine must come. [34]

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Persevere in your concentration till you come to the point when you no longer lose the inner contact. [35]

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To attain that concentration much effort is necessary; an immediate or even a quick result is rarely possible. But if the inner door has once been opened, you may be sure that it will open again if you know how to Persevere. [36]

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And if you Persevere, you will see that all of a sudden you are relieved of a mass of meanness and ugliness and obscurity which was preventing you from flowering in the light. It is those things which make you shrivel up, prevent you from widening yourself, opening out in a light where you have the impression of being very comfortable. If you make this effort, you will see finally that you are very far from the point where you had begun, the things you did not feel, did not understand, have become clear. If you are resolved, you are sure to succeed. [37]

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However heavy and tedious the resistance you have to Persevere till you have got the Peace, Knowledge, Force down there in place of the inertia. [38]

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Face all these things [inner disturbances] quietly and firmly with perseverance in the endeavour of the sadhana. Trust firmly in the Divine Grace and the Divine Grace will not fail you. [39]

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It is a long and meticulous work that requires much perseverance, but the result is worth the trouble, for it brings not only mastery but also the possibility of the transformation and illumination of the consciousness. [40]

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It is not an impossible discipline but it is extremely long and requires an unshakable patience, for it is as if you wanted to build up in you a being, a body; and for that you require first of all the necessary knowledge, but also such a prolonged persistence and perseverance as would discourage many. But it is altogether indispensable if you want to take part in the knowledge of your higher being. [41]

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It is not an easy path, you will need time, you will need patience. You will need much endurance, much perseverance and courage and an untiring goodwill. [42]

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The self-perfection or even simply the self-improvement of each individual body is a problem to be solved, and its solution demands much patience, perseverance and regularity. [43]

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Patience, perseverance, generosity, broad-mindedness, insight, calm and understanding firmness, and control over the ego until it is completely mastered or even abolished. [44]

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The path of surrender is indeed difficult, but if one perseveres in it with sincerity, there is bound to be some success. [45]

Importance of Perseverance in the Vital Being

It is always the vital being which protests and complains. The psychic being works with perseverance and ardour to make the union an accomplished fact, but it never complains, and knows how to wait for the hour of realisations to come. [46]

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To transform the vital one must have will, perseverance, sincerity. [47]

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It is from within that you must become master of your lower nature by establishing your consciousness firmly in a domain that is free of all desire and attachment because it is under the influence of the divine Light and Force. It is a long and exacting labour which must be undertaken with an unfailing sincerity and a tireless perseverance. [48]

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If the education of the vital is carried far enough, with perseverance and sincerity, there comes a time when, convinced of the greatness and beauty of the goal, the vital gives up petty and illusory sensorial satisfactions in order to win the divine delight. [49]

How to Cultivate Perseverance?

Prerequisites

You must arm yourself with great patience, great patience, and not think that you are good for nothing because it takes so much time. You must never be despondent, never tell yourself, "Oh! This is not for me!" Everyone can do it, if he puts into it the time, the courage, the endurance and the perseverance that are demanded. [50]

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Perseverance is necessary in any process, and what is this process? First, there must be the ability to observe and discern, the ability to find the vital in oneself. [51]

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To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. [52]

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The most important point (what everybody says but only a few do) is to put into practice what you know. With that you have a good chance of succeeding, and with perseverance you will certainly get there. [53]

Process

The only course is to shake off the inertia of the will and Persevere. [54]

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Simply aspire with calm and perseverance for the light. [55]

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One must be more obstinate than the obstinate material nature and Persevere until the light and truth can take permanent hold of the parts which are still responsive to the old movements. There can be no doubt that with this perseverance the Truth will in the end conquer. [56]

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The Mother's force is there with you even when you do not feel it. Trust to it, remain quiet and Persevere. [57]

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Persevere quietly and let nothing discourage you. [58]

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Victory is certain if we Persevere and what price of difficulty and endeavour can be too great for such a conquest? [59]

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The more you advance, the more vigilant must you become. And the most essential quality is perseverance, endurance, and a... what shall I call it?—a kind of inner good humour which helps you not to get discouraged, not to become sad, and to face all difficulties with a smile. There is an English word which expresses this very well—cheerfulness. [60]

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With an intensity of will, with perseverance and that indispensable good humour which smiles at difficulties and laughs at mistakes. Then everything will go well. [61]

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Persevere, be more and more sincere and you will succeed. [62]

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Persevere without being discouraged, the freedom will come. [63]

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Persevere there is no reason for giving up. Let no uprising of difficulties discourage you. At the end there is victory and lasting peace. [64]

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If there are always forces around which are concerned to depress and discourage, there are always forces above and around us which we can draw upon,—draw into ourselves to restore, to fill up again with strength and faith and joy and the power that perseveres and conquers. [65]

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The habit of remembering and applying one's knowledge at the right moment comes only by a great patience and perseverance which refuses to be discouraged by frequent failure. [66]

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An untiring patience and a perseverance which assures you that what you have not succeeded in doing today, you will succeed in doing another time, and makes you go on trying until you do succeed. [67]

Practices

Persevere in your aspiration and effort, do not allow yourself to be discouraged by setbacks. This always happens in the beginning. But if you continue to fight without paying any attention to them, a day will come when the resistances give way and the difficulties vanish. My help is always with you, but you must learn to use it and to rely on it rather than on your own resources. [68]

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If you make a mistake, quietly observe it and correct the tendency next time. Even if the mistake recurs often, you have only to Persevere quietly—remembering that nature cannot be changed in a day. [69]

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First of all, one must will it. And then one must aspire with great perseverance, and each time the ego shows itself, one must give it a little rap on the nose (Mother taps her nose) until it has received so many raps that it is tired of them and gives up the game. [70]

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What is needed is perseverance—to go on without discouragement, recognising that the process of the nature and the action of the Mother's force is working through the difficulty even and will do all that is needed. [71]

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Whatever you do, never forget the goal which you have set before you. There is nothing great or small once you have set out on this great discovery; all things are equally important and can either hasten or delay its success. Thus before you eat, concentrate a few seconds in the aspiration that the food you are about to eat may bring your body the substance it needs to serve as a solid basis for your effort towards the great discovery, and give it the energy for persistence and perseverance in the effort. [72]

For Children

Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. [73]

In the Vital Being

One has to Persevere till one can stand back from the mind as from the vital and feel the deeper and larger mental and vital Purushas within one which are capable of silence, capable of a straight receptivity of the true Word and Force as of the true silence. [74]

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There is no easy way to get over physical animality and vital greed. It is only an obstinate perseverance that can succeed. [75]

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There is only one thing that's important: that is a sincere and persistent will, for these things don't happen in a twinkling. So one must Persevere. When someone feels that he is not advancing, he must not get discouraged; he must try to find out what it is in the nature that is opposing, and then make the necessary progress. And suddenly one goes forward. [76]

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You must Persevere with courage and sincerity. You are sure to succeed one day. [77]

In the Body

To be constantly mindful of the true nature of the body, not to seek what is evil, to pursue with perseverance what is good, is to have right understanding; thus, all one's impurity disappears. [78]

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When one wants to change something of the material life, whether the character or the functioning of the organs or habits, one must have an unfaltering perseverance, be ready to begin again a hundred times the same thing with the same intensity with which one did it the first time and as though one had never done it before. [79]

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To change one's body one must be ready to do millions of times the same thing, because the body is a creature of habits and functions by routine, and because to destroy a routine one must Persevere for years. [80]

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Persevere, and what you cannot do today you will be able to do tomorrow. [81]

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