Overcoming all such hurdles is crucial for an honest and objective encounter with The Mother & Sri Aurobindo. But unsavoury incidents in the Ashram, Auroville, and elsewhere in the past have given rise to lingering conflicts and controversies. Not surprisingly, such factors have proved to be repulsive for many people. Nevertheless, faith in The Mother & Sri Aurobindo is growing through diverse sources. Disenchantment with mushrooming fake New Age avenues is a prime cause as many are discovering The Mother & Sri Aurobindo as the most genuine and authentic teachers. Further, the liberal and ritual-free atmosphere their path provides is proving attractive for the young.
When Sri Aurobindo asked his disciples to surrender before The Mother, it can be termed as a religious turn. The Mother book published around that period reinforced the trend. Since then, reliance on The Mother among the devotees has been more predominant than mere intellectual justification or Ontological superiority. This devotional approach, paradoxically, obviates the need for struggling with any Philosophical or Sociological concerns emerging from the vast corpus of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo's writings. Avoiding this other extreme is also a major challenge in the face of many denouncing the intellectual culture by privileging the spiritual experience.
Be that as it may, age and health issues do play a catalytic role in retarding intellectual vigour and enforcing more devotional fervour. There is also a major chance of aesthetic enjoyment fading and fatigue setting in. Clinging to an undefined Integral Yoga, in such circumstances, needs more intellectual conviction and rigour rather than less. Influx of more people might dilute the teachings and dogmas erected but to confront it is required loads of sincerity and unwavering loyalty. This, in short, is the rationale for Savitri Era Religion. [TNM55]