Letters of Sri Aurobindo
Volume 1. 1935
Letter ID: 1311
Sri Aurobindo — Nirodbaran Talukdar
April 16, 1935
I am sorry I was the cause of Y’s “terrible upsets”. It is because he made some contemptuous remarks about me and J regarding our feast. Both of us attacked him in the D.R., indirectly, which made him very furious.
Why attach any importance? If one gets angry at other people’s criticisms, one would need to be angry all the time – for all the time there is criticism going on.
I don’t quite follow what you mean by “measure of the soul and its aspiration”.
I mean by it the measure of the soul’s sincerity in yearning after the Divine and its aspiration towards the higher life.
The soul aspires for union with the Divine. Poetry, literature, music, etc., do they have then any place in that aspiration? Still the Divine gives these things.
They are first in life a preparation of the consciousness – but when one does Yoga, they can become a part of the sadhana if done for the Divine and by the Divine Force. But one should not want to be a poet for the sake of being a poet only, or for fame, applause etc.
From your statement I conclude that tendency does not matter much; I can go on as I am doing, today this, tomorrow that, so on. The Divine will do whatever is necessary.
Certainly I would like to be what you want, only I don’t know what you want me to be.
I want you [to] be open and in contact with the Peace and Presence and Force. All else will come if that is there and then one need not be troubled by the time it takes in the peripeties of the sadhana.