July 2, 2002
v Unity, Truth, Goodness,
Knowledge, Power, Love are the six fronts Nature is working to fulfil her aim,
the above six representing Sat, Chit, Ananda.
v Truth and Knowledge acting
together or the knowledge of Truth is Goodness. It is Self-existent, and
belongs to the cosmic planes of the higher hemisphere.
v What we know to be good
belongs to the lower hemisphere of ignorance and is the opposite of evil, not pure
v We speak of good men who do
not affirm their evil, but affirm their goodness which can never be perfect.
These men are good because they are but never try to be good which will make
them egoistic, if not evil.
v What is the role or duty of
man in being a man outside the duties to his family to secure its wants and to
the society in conforming to its codes?
v Should he endeavour to be good?
If so, to what extent he can do so rightly? Theoretically, this applies to the
other five aspects mentioned above. What should be the view or practice of a
v In Sri Aurobindo's view, the
world is a Marvel for one who is outside his ego. If man sees injustice,
suffering, evil, etc. it is seen only by his ego. His duty then lies in
outgrowing his ego. Should he do so, what was in his view evil, suffering,
etc. will change into good and pleasure leaving no problem to solve.
v In the measure he is evolved
he is capable of some GOOD,
not good which can go to relieve the evil others are suffering.
v In that case, such a person
needing that service will be within the periphery of his personality making him
duty bound to help him. It is generosity to act within that limit taking
initiative and it will be GOODNESS.
v He would be able to
consecrate such initiative and looking back long after, that act would not have
wrong side effects.
v In true cases, such an initiative
would have helped the other to overcome his own innate evil tendencies.