This journey begins assuming the form of a battle between the animal state out of which it must emerge and which continues to torment and assail through the various hungers made worse by the presence of a mind which is at the mercy of the desire-self.
...to understand His play we must first free our minds of all conceptions and notions and even systems of beliefs and philosophies and ideologies that have imprisoned Him in cages of thought, painting the bars with colours of our fancies and desires.
It is always helpful to spend some time in quiet reflection about what we here to do. It may take some time but it is worth the effort. Otherwise we lead a borrowed life, a life that is no more ours, an artificial life so to say.
We are all born with an original script of life with our soul’s and God’s signature upon it. This original script of destiny is often buried under a heap of artificial goals determined by others, or corrupted by the virus of ambition, greed and lust.
we can say that all challenges and problems of life are essentially spiritual problems. They may come in the garb of physical and material problems but their solution lies as much within our mind and heart and will and soul
Perhaps the main reason is that Sri Aurobindo is too much into the Future. He belongs to the Future and such a luminous future that a humanity that tends to cling to its cynicism finds it very discomforting.