Letters of Sri Aurobindo
Volume 1. 1933-34
Fragment ID: 16690
But the other alternative became possible only because the Divine is here in a personal form. The soul may prefer now to live with Him and act as His instrument rather than disappear into laya.
The Divine being here in a personal form is only for the work of further manifestation. How can it alter the fundamental purpose of the soul’s presence here – which always was, according to the laya theory, to come into the world in order to go out of it again?