Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo
The Complete Set
Sending you the poem I had spoken of. What an “enthousiasmos” I felt when I wrote it!
Yes, this time you had undoubtedly a living inspiration.
I am happy, happy, but I am afraid at the same time lest it should disappear by some inadvertent action of mine. It is generally supposed that the Divine also deliberately leads us through alternating states of joy and despair to make us strong or to test us. Is it true? If so, I cannot pray to you to give me such an uninterrupted bliss!
It is not a law, but it happens so because of the difficulty of human nature. If all were led by the psychic being with its faith, surrender, one-pointed will to the Divine, there would still be ups and downs of a slighter character, but no need for states of despair.