24 November 2020 marks the 94th anniversary of the Siddhi Day. On this special occasion, two unpublished letters of Sri Aurobindo have been published in the website of Overman Foundation. The first letter addressed to a disciple was written originally in French and the second letter was written by Sri Aurobindo to his father-in-law, Bhupal Chandra Bose.
With warm regards,
A Letter of Sri Aurobindo in French
Q. Pourquoi l’illusion de la sexualité ne se dissipe-t-elle pas?
A. Trop de racines dans le vital humain. Le sexe, cela a une tenacité terrible. D’ailleurs, la nature physique universelle en a un tel besoin que même lorsque l’homme le repousse, elle le verse sur lui aussi longtemps que possible.
Q. Why does the illusion of sex not disappear?
A. Too many roots in the human vital. Sex has a terrible tenacity. Besides, universal physical nature has such a need of it that even when man pushes it away, she throws it upon him as long as possible.
An unpublished letter of Sri Aurobindo
[This letter was written to Bhupal Bose, Sri Aurobindo’s father-in-law, during his stay at Pondicherry for a short time.]
There is indeed something preparing to descend and the dream was probably a suggestion to you to stay so as to receive its touch after which your sadhana could proceed at home without difficulty, as there would be something else within you doing the sadhana with your constant assent as the one necessity. The only difficulty in the way of health is a certain obscurity in the body consciousness itself which makes it consent readily to habitual touches of the force that makes for illness; otherwise if the body consciousness as well as the mind and vital were open, any illness that came would immediately be dissipated. Keep a quiet and steady will for the opening of the consciousness and the union and do not allow depression or any idea of frustration. Keep also a concentrated call in the heart. With those two things, the result is sure.