Victory over Falsehood
The lords of Falsehood hold, at present, almost
complete sway over poor humanity.
Not only the lower life-energy, the lower vital being, but also the whole
mind of man accepts them. Countless are the ways in which they are worshipped,
for they are more subtle in their cunning and seek their ends in variously
seductive disguises. The result is that men cling to their falsehood as
if it were a treasure, cherishing it more then even the most beautiful
things of life. Apprehensive of its safety, they take care to bury it
deep down in themselves; but unless they take it out and surrender it
to the Divine they will never find true happiness.
Indeed the very act of bringing it out and showing it to the Light would
be in itself a momentous conversion and pave the way to the final victory.
For the laying bare of each falsehood is in itself a victory - each acknowledgment
of error is the demolition of one of the lords of Darkness.
It may be an acknowledgment to oneself, provided it is absolutely honest
and is no subtle regret apt to be forgotten the next moment and without
the strength to make an unbreakeable resolution not to repeat the mistake.
Or it may be the acknowledgment to the Divine embodied in the Guru. As
a result of direct personal confession to the Guru, your resolution remains
no longer your own, because, if you are sincere, the Divine's fiat goes
forth in your favour.
To give you an idea of what this means I shall relate an experience of
mine when I first met Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry. I was in deep concentration,
seeing things in the Supermind, things that were to be but which were
somehow not manifesting. I told Sri Aurobindo what I had seen and asked
him if they would manifest. He simply said, "Yes." And immediately
I saw that the Supramental had touched the earth and was beginning to
be realised !
This was the first time I had witnessed the power to make real what is
true: it is the very same power that will bring about the realisation
in you of the truth when you come in all sincerity, saying, "This
falsehood I want to get rid of", and the answer which you get is
in CWM, volume 3, "Questions and Answers 1930-31",
published by Sri
Aurobindo Ashram - Pondicherry
diffusion by SABDA