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Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo

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J says he has no personal difficulties; he has to suffer for the sake of the Ashram.

Rubbish! His own vital has always been vehement and unstable.

You say his depression is personal, mine impersonal, while all the time I was cursing myself for my neuro-vital mechanism.

The form it has taken is not personal to you, it has all the sign of the “regulation lathi” attack. Of course it takes advantage of something in you, but that is a different matter.

... No one has ever heard of a Master doing sadhana for the sadhaks – fighting day and night. Even then troubles no less, difficulties the same, goal far-off. Is it the time and circumstance that are at fault or the nature of the blessed instruments?

It is the nature of the human being – whoever told you it was an easy job?


1935 07 09 Exact Writting Letter Nirodbaran