© Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust

A public square

9 November 1955

For all this darkness, all this inconscience, all this ignorance is not at all something personal. It is the condition of the world, [new p. 360]the state of matter, the state of physical life. And it enters you, makes you act; it's like something pulling the strings of the puppet. All these desires, all these impulses, all these currents of force are things which pass through you, which you obey without even being aware of it, and which you take for yourself. And there is no yourself in this affair. It comes from everywhere and goes everywhere. You are a public square: things enter, go out, make you move.


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