A new incarnation1One of the prominent disciples in the Ashram has taken a new incarnation. He is now our disciple in the Oneness-Dream-Boat-Shore. He was one of the pillars of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. He was as prominent in those days as Subhas Bose, Netaji.
After leaving India, Netaji became extremely popular almost overnight, although in India he was not so popular. This man was his compatriot. He could have become a great Minister, but he gave up his political life and joined the spiritual life. He had tremendous faith in Sri Aurobindo.
Sri Aurobindo said to him, "We have only one Bengal. There should be no East and no West." That was Sri Aurobindo's dream. The disciple wanted to leave the Ashram and unite the two Bengals, East and West.
The Mother told him not to go, but he left. Because he did not listen to the Mother, he quoted an Indian proverb: "How can a thief listen to religious discourses?" He compared himself to a thief!
FSC 14. 5 December 1997, Nassau, Bahamas↩