The Reign of Hell, pp. 215-216

Aswapati now reveals to us how Darkness and Hell have a hold on the human consciousness and influence our lives, creating here too a reign of Hell. Sri Aurobindo reveals to us what really is Evil and how it operates under the garb of organized religions and creeds.

Beings of the Underworld, pp. 214-215

Evil is not just a state or a domain, it is an institution in its own right. There are beings that live and thrive by evil, they are described as Rakshasa and Asura in Indian mythology and with similar terms in other mystic lores. Aswapati goes down into the pit where they live and draw their power from.

Twisted Truths, pp. 212-213

Evil twists the truth. It uses its body, drives away the original spirit and then twists it beyond recognition. Such is its action upon nature and man.

The Dark Energies, p. 212

It is the dark side of Prakriti, and accordingly Aswapati encounters in this realm the dark feminine energies. These forces of darkness are rampant in the world of glamour and are often used by the Asuras to destroy humanity and lead it towards death and sin.

Ruthless Cults, p. 210

These cults spread to propagate falsehood under different names. Their way of life was cruel and intolerant of all that did not share their belief. Deception, hypocrisy, cruelty, intolerance was the very law of this world of falsehood.

A Dark Religion, pp. 209-210

Not only politics but even religion has come under the influence of evil that lives in the underbelly of creation. It has changed religion also into something dark and despicable.

The Exile of Truth, pp. 207-208

It was a world of treachery where even truth-speaking was used as a strategy by falsehood to further its own empire. It is when these dark worlds of falsehood and untruth influence human beings and take them in its strong grip that life here too becomes a hell.

An Imitation of Truth, pp. 206-207

Evil works in dubious and diabolic ways. It seldom comes declaring itself. Rather it often appears in the garb of good. Falsehood deceives us by imitating truth. We can see how quite a few religious teachers and even those who claim to be spiritual fall into this category. It reminds us of the need for caution and vigilance.

A Distorting Influence, pp. 205-206

Falsehood draws its material from truth but gives it a twist thereby turning it into a lie. Its action is a distorting influence on things. Deception and terror is the law of life in this world. It is a world devoid of natural joy and good.