The laws of this world as it is are the laws of Ignorance and the Divine in the world maintains them so long as there is the Ignorance; if it did not, the universe would crumble to pieces. There are also, very naturally conditions for getting out of the Ignorance into the Light. One of them is that the mind of the sadhak should co-operate with the Truth and that his will should co-operate with the Divine Power which, however slow its action may seem to the vital or to the physical mind, is uplifting the nature towards the Light; when the co-operation is complete, the progress can be rapid enough.
The outward and the immediate are our field,
The dead past is our background and our support;
Mind keeps the soul prisoner, we are slaves to our acts;
We cannot free our gaze to reach wisdom's sun.