Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sri Aurobindo speaks on Himself



I had no urge toward spirituality in me, I developed spirituality. I was incapable of understanding metaphysics, I developed into a philosopher. I had no eye for painting — I developed it by Yoga. I transformed my nature from what it was to what it was not. I did it by a special manner, not by a miracle and I did it to show what could be done and how it could be done. I did not do it out of any personal necessity of my own or by a miracle without any process. I say that if it is not so, then my Yoga is useless and my life was a mistake — a mere absurd freak of Nature without meaning or consequence. You all seem to think it a great compliment to me to say that what I have done has no meaning for anybody except myself — it is the most damaging criticism on my work that could be made. I also did not do it by myself, if you mean by myself the Aurobindo that was. He did it by the help of Krishna and the Divine Shakti. I had help from human sources also.

                                                                                                 -  Sri Aurobindo

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It quite encouraging to read this but how does one invoke Krishna and Divine Shakti to replicate the work of Sri Aurobindo?

Anonymous said...

the work of Sri Aurobindo is done :). now, it's up to you to do YOUR work. if you try it sincerely, you will get all the help YOU need to do YOUR job.

have confidence!