Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo
The Complete Set
I seem to be contented with myself, in peace and bliss and have nothing to pray for. Is this not tamasic peace in a sattwic garb?
It is far more favourable to spiritual progress than being miserable and depressed or in vital revolt and agitation and disturbance.
I have ceased even to aspire, believing that you will give me inspiration. I simply refuse to make even a mental effort.
Mental effort is one thing and aspiring and holding yourself in readiness is another.
Need one aspire even for writing poetry?
Aspiration is an essential part of the sadhana.
If one waits calmly, does not the Grace descend by itself without our asking?
Not unless one is in a state of Grace – in a psychic condition.
If a person asks for something and doesn't get it, he is likely to get disappointed...
If he asks with the vital, yes.
Your mind is too active in these matters. Get your mind silent, learn to feel within, to aspire from within – then things will come more easily.