Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo
The Complete Set
I am sending a poem which visited me while I was lying in bed at 10.30 p.m. It took me two hours to complete it and many more, brooding over it. Has it any inspiration or is it a mental galley-slave labour?
It is not at all bad as a beginning – there is at least an opening for inspiration there.
It struck me suddenly that instead of seeking for dazzling experiences, I should aspire for more important things like light, force, calm, etc.
Yes, those are more important things to aspire for. The rest is not excluded but should be subordinate.