Act III, Scene 3

(Baroda. Aurobindo’s own chamber. He is rapt in his studies. His room is a treasure-house of the Goddess of Learning. Suddenly he closes his book.)

AURO: I simply don’t know how man can go on doing anything against his inner preference for long. My nature revolts at the Administrative Service. The work I am doing is not at all congenial to me. I shall ask the Gaekwar to shift me to his College.

(Enter a peon and hands Aurobindo a letter.)

PEON: Sir, His Highness the Gaekwar requests the favour of your company at lunch and he seeks for your advice to settle a serious matter.

AURO: I see. Thank you.

(Enter Dinendra Kumar Roy.)

AURO: Dinen Babu, His Highness has asked me to lunch. So I have to miss your company to-day.

DINENDRA: It is so kind of the Gaekwar. But isn’t it time for you to be there?

AURO (looking at his watch): Yes, it is. I'm off.

Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, The Descent of the Blue.First published by Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse in 1972.

This is the 3000th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


If you are displaying what you've copied on another site, please include the following information, as per the license terms:

by Chinmoy Kumar Ghose
From the book The Descent of the Blue, made available to share under a Creative Commons license

Close »