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Letters of Sri Aurobindo

Volume IV - Part 3

Fragment ID: 14591

It is the instinctive (not mental) will in the outer being that is blind – the inner mind knows and understands and when it comes out it enlightens the rest so that all is clear. But the outer being readmits the darkness and confusion through a wrong movement of the vital or through an inert acceptance of the obscurity of the ignorant physical consciousness and the knowledge gets darkened over. But it is there and has only to come out again. The physical consciousness is constitutionally ignorant – it may be made to understand, but it goes on forgetting and feeling as if it had never known – till the Force and Light finally get hold of it and then it forgets no more.