Letters of Sri Aurobindo
Volume 1. 1933-34
Fragment ID: 16366
You say, “The inertia is a degradation of peace or rest.” What kind of rest do you mean here?
Rest of the being from effort, disturbance etc. The Spirit is eternally at rest even in the midst of action – peace gives this spiritual rest. Tamas is a degradation of it and leads to inaction.