Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo
The Complete Set
I had a queer dream last night: I was bowing with love and devotion before a dark-complexioned gentleman, and he with equal affection raised me up and said, “You will require 18 years (Good Lord!!) to realise the Divine, out of which 12 years will pass away in just knocking about and playing.” Heart-rending prophecy! But who is this old gentleman, and what does his prophecy amount to – please?
The old dark-complexioned gentleman must be Old Nick, I suppose! and his prophecy amounts to Old Nickery.