Remarks on Indian Affairs, Sri Auromindo-1935
In your scheme of things do you definitely see a free India?
You have stated that for the spreading of spirituality in the
world India must be free. I suppose you must be working for
it! You are the only one who can do something really effective
by the use of your spiritual Force.
That is all settled. It is a question of working out only. The
question is what is India going to do with her independence?
The above kind of affair? Bolshevism? Goonda-raj? Things look
ominous. 16 September 1935
Please don’t go on thinking like others about what India is
going to do with her independence. Give her that first and let
her decide her fate however she likes.
You are a most irrational creature. I have been trying to logicise
and intellectualise you but it seems in vain. Have I not told you
that the independence is all arranged for and will evolve itself
all right? Then what’s the use of my bothering about that any
longer? It’s what she will do with her independence that is not
arranged for—and so it is that about which I have to bother.
18 September 1935
Can’t you say something a little more definite about independence
than that it “will evolve itself”? Such a phrase can
stretch itself out to the end of the cosmos. When the yogi
Baroda Babu was asked about this, he replied “Independence?
Not within 50 years!” We live in time and space and would
like to hear something in terms of time.
I am not a prophet like Baroda Babu. All I can say is that
the coming of independence is now sure (as anyone with any
political sense at all can see). As you do not accept my “play of
forces”, I can say no more than that—for that is all that can be
said by the “human time-sense”. 20 September 1935
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