Letters of Sri Aurobindo
Volume 1. 1933-34
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Sri Aurobindo — Doshi, Nagin
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What was wrong in it?
There were two points of error. (1) That the soul formerly had no other possibility once it reached the Divine than laya. There were other possibilities, e.g., passing into a higher plane, living in the Divine or in the presence of the Divine. Both imply the refusal of birth and leaving the Lila on earth. (2) That it was only for the sake of living with the incarnate Divine and by reason of this descent that the soul consented to give up laya. The capital point is the supramentalisation of the being which is the Divine intention in the evolution on earth and cannot fail to come; the descent or incarnation is only an instrumentation for bringing that about. Your statement therefore becomes wrong by incompleteness. If you had said “laya or other evasion of life” and “the Descent and the supramentalisation”, then you would have got the right thing.
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[Largest or earliest found passage: ] Doshi, Nagin. Guidance from Sri Aurobindo: Letters to a Young Disciple.- In 3 volumes.- Volume 1. 1933-34
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