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S r i   A u r o b i n d o   t o    D i l i p    V o l 1

A Birthday Message

The Divine gives itself to those who give themselves without reserve and in all their parts to the Divine. For them the calm, the light, the power, the bliss, the freedom, the wideness, the heights of knowledge, the seas of Ananda.

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(Dilip settled in the Ashram on 22 November 1928.)

June 1929

Silence can mean many other things besides consent. I do not know that I can consent to the dedication without seeing what you have written. I can read your Bengali writing very well, but I am afraid it would be difficult for me to make time, especially as you are in a hurry to publish.

But why all these dedications--especially to Ramakrishna and Vivekananda who seem to me to have very little to do with the theme of your play?

I do not remember that I have ever written anything on this subject. In any case I do not wish to write anything about it now. People discuss these matters from a mental plane on which I no longer stand, their ideas about it on either side have nothing to do with the inner truth of things which is alone of any importance.

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A Message of November 1929

It is not by your mind that you can hope to understand the Divine and it action, but by the growth of the true and divine consciousness within you. If the Divine were to unveil and reveal itself in all its glory, the mind might feel a Presence, but it would not understand its action or its nature. It is in the measure of your own realisation and by the birth and growth of that greater consciousness in yourself that you will see the Divine and understand its action even behind its terrestrial disguises.

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