In this work, Sri Aurobindo outlines the history of English poetry and explores the possibility of a spiritual poetry in the future. It was first published in a series of essays between 1917 and 1920; parts were later revised for publication as a book.
The last volume contains autobiographical notes, letters and other writings, and includes early personal letters, public statements and letters on national and world events, as well as on his ashram and system of yoga.
".... your primary purpose of being here is to ask that guide, that witness, that burning flame, bring it to the front and make that the leader of your pilgrimage in this life. That is the purpose of going within."