From Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s writings, it can be concluded that one can progress much faster through works.
We as souls have come from a supernal Light into this world of darkness to colonize and transmute Matter’s Night. That is why despite everything we keep nurturing within us the dream of a perfect world. From the Light we come, and to the Light we go.
Of course, the integral yoga does not depend upon observing or not observing these events, yet the Divine Mother uses every little door as an opening through which the Divine can enter a sadhak’s consciousness and work within it.
Most people do not even care to ask this question and hence their life is so miserably small regardless of their outer achievements.
When we look at this world in all its grim and sordid aspects (and there are plenty if we go down the lanes of history) then it is natural to blame it all on the Creator.
As to harmony with the world around us, it is easier to achieve it with inanimate objects and plants and animals than man. Collective harmony is a thing that only the Divine can realise. Meanwhile, in our relationships with people, we must have universal goodwill for all.
To be attached is to remain tied to the ordinary earth nature. To love is to soar upwards, ever upwards beyond the highest heavens, beyond even the gods.
First and foremost the individual must be more and more an example among others. This is the best way to spread and radiate the New Consciousness.
It is not a question of right or wrong but of what helps man to progress. If someone progresses through a particular belief then so be it.
In each life we are given certain possibilities of growth and progress. If we miss that opportunity then we have to still do it but under even more difficult circumstances.
The perpetual wheel of destiny that carries our lives in a cosmic pool of chance and uncertainty can be very frightening. This is especially so for a man who believes that he can control and micromanage all the events and circumstances of his life.
But what is the Origin of THAT of which nothing can be said? Well, regardless of whether we call IT a shunyam or God or Divine or Nothing the question would still stand.
When one does not know what one is really looking for and the seeking is still vague, it may be best to start with the Letters on Yoga, The Mother and Sri Aurobindo on Himself.
We should be careful in resurrecting the past to keep its spirit intact lest it is stifled once more in the forms that the Time Spirit has broken.
The wideness and plasticity are most needed when we deal with their writings that cover every aspect of life from every angle of vision without losing, even for a moment, the total picture.
… very often we bind ourselves to the letter and not the spirit, the outer sense rather than the deeper inner meaning, the mental understanding rather than the truth being revealed to us.
The Supramental Truth is the truth of the Infinite. It cannot be bound or limited by any one-sided formula or understanding of things, or any process or technique for which we may be eagerly looking for.
The New Creation begins with the Supermind. All below it including the splendour of the Overmind belongs to the old Creation as the perfect perfection is missing there.