Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Earth is the chosen place of mightiest souls;
Earth is the heroic spirit's battlefield,
The forge where the Archmason shapes his works.
Thy servitudes on earth are greater, King,
Than all the glorious liberties of heaven.

(Sri Aurobindo. Savitri, Book XI, Canto I p. 686)

1 comment:

Mari said...

Beautiful and profound.

Religions suggest us that the Kingdom of Heaven is beyond life on Earth. They tell us that the Earth is a sea of tears that we must escape. And death is the door that leads to paradise.

But Sri Aurobindo tells us the opposite: The Earth, the physical plane, is the place chosen by God to reveal all its glory.
It is not a valley of tears and suffering: is the great promise.