India of the ages is not dead

 

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.

VOLUME 20

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SRI AUROBINDO P 444

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