Sri Aurobindo on India

 Afterwards came the night and a temporary end of all political
initiative and creation. The lifeless attempt of the last
generation to imitate and reproduce with a servile fidelity the
ideals and forms of the West has been no true indication of
the political mind and genius of the Indian people. But again
amid all the mist of confusion there is still the possibility of a
new twilight, not of an evening but a morning Yuga-sandhya.
India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative
word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and
the human peoples. And that which must seek now to awake is
not an anglicised oriental people, docile pupil of the West and
doomed to repeat the cycle of the Occident’s success and failure,
but still the ancient immemorable Shakti recovering her deepest
self, lifting her head higher towards the supreme source of light
and strength and turning to discover the complete meaning and
a vaster form of her Dharma.

Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo  Vol 20 p 444


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