Friday, July 31, 2009

On Himself

"You think then that in me (I don't bring in the Mother) there was never any doubt or despair, no attacks of that kind. I have borne every attack which human beings have borne, otherwise I would be unable to assure anybody "This too can be conquered." At least I would have no right to say so. Your psychology is terribly rigid. I repeat, the Divine when he takes on the burden of terrestrial nature, takes it fully, sincerely and without any conjuring tricks or pretence. If he has something behind him which emerges always out of the coverings, it is the same thing in essence even if greater in degree, that there is behind others -- and it is to awaken that that he is here.
The psychic being does the same for all who are intended for the spiritual way -- men need not be extraordinary beings to follow it. That is the mistake you are making -- to harp on greatness as if only the great can be spiritual"

Sri Aurobindo.
On Himself, p. 154 (8-3-1935)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The wonder

The marvel has already been done, at least as the wonders of creation are done. Because the processes by which consciousness awakens from its slumber has never been quicker or immediate.
Yes, the feat has already been done, because He was knocking at the golden door and the golden door was opened. And the golden vibration of truth flooded the Earth’s atmosphere.
Yes, the marvel has been done, though our eyes has still not seen the wonder, though our ears has not still heard the eternal symphony, though our hands has not still touched the immortal matter.
Alas, mental knowledge is weak and slow. Yes, the wonder is denied by him if the wonder cannot be seen, herad or touched.
But the golden door was opened by Him and the golden vibration already runs through the basements of the matter.