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Rishi Aurobindo's Message on 15th August, 1947

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Please do not delete the following message without reading. This message is important and relevant in present Bharat / Pakistan dispute.

Rishi Aurobindo's Message on 15th August, 1947

[Rishi Aurobindo had been requested by the All India Radio, Trichinopoly, to give a message for India's independence. This is the message, which was broadcast from the All India Radio on the 14th of August 1947. It is of special relevance and importance in this 54th year of Bharat's independence. This message is in fact as important even now as it was on 15th August, 1947]

August 15th, 1947 is the birthday of free India. It marks for her the end of an old era, the beginning of a new age. But we can also make it by our life and acts as a free nation an important date in a new age opening for the whole world, for the political, social, cultural and spiritual future of humanity.

August 15th is my own birthday and it is naturally gratifying to me that it should have assumed this vast significance. I take this coincidence, not as a fortuitous accident, but as the sanction and seal of the Divine Force that guides my steps on the work with which I began life, the beginning of its full fruition. Indeed, on this day I can watch almost all the world-movements, which I hoped to see fulfilled in my lifetime, though then they looked like impracticable dreams, arriving at fruition or on their way to achievement. In all these movements free Bharat may well play a large part and take a leading position.

The first of these dreams was a revolutionary movement, which would create a free and united India. Bharat today is free but she has not achieved unity. At one moment it almost seemed as if in the very act of liberation she would fall back into the chaos of separate States, which preceded the British conquest. But fortunately it now seems probable that this danger will be averted and a large and powerful, though not yet a complete union will be established. Also, the wisely drastic policy of the Constituent Assembly has made it probable that the problem of the depressed classes will be solved without schism or fissure.

Another dream was for the resurgence and liberation of the peoples of Asia and her return to her great role in the progress of human civilisation. Asia has arisen; large parts are now quite free or are at this moment being liberated: its other still subject or partly subject parts are moving through whatever struggled towards freedom. Only a little has to be done and that will be done today or tomorrow. There Bharat has her part to play and has begun to play it with an energy and ability which already indicate the measure of her possibilities and the place she can take in the council of the nations.

The third dream was a world-union forming the outer basis of a fairer, brighter and nobler life for all mankinds. That unification of the human world is under way; there is an imperfect initiation organised by struggling against tremendous difficulties. But the momentum is there and it must inevitably increase and conquer. Here too Bharat has begun to play a prominent part and, if she can develop that larger statesmanship which is not limited by the present facts and immediate possibilities but looks into the future and brings it nearer, her presence may make all the difference between a slow and timid and a bold and swift development. A catastrophe may intervene and interrupt or destroy what is being done, but even then the final result is sure. For unification is a necessity of Nature, an inevitable movement. Its necessity for the nations is also clear, for without it the freedom of the small nations may be at any moment in peril and the life even of the large and powerful nations insecure.

The unification is therefore to the interests of all, and only human imbecility and stupid selfishness can prevent it; but these cannot stand forever against the necessity of Nature and the Divine Will. But an outward basis is not enough; there must grow up an international spirit and outlook, international forms and institutions must appear, perhaps such developments, as dual or multilateral citizenship, willed interchange or voluntary fusion of cultures. Nationalism will have fulfilled itself and lost it militancy and would no longer find these things incompatible with self-preservation and the integrality of its outlook. A new spirit of oneness will take hold of the human race.

Another dream, the spiritual gift of Bharat to the world has already begun. Bharat's spirituality is entering Europe and America in an ever-increasing measure. That movement will grow; amid the disasters of the time more and more eyes are turning towards her with hope and there is even an increasing resort not only to her teachings, but also to her psychic and spiritual practice.

The final dream was a step in evolution, which would raise man to a higher and larger consciousness and begin the solution of the problems which have perplexed and vexed him since he first began to think and to dream of individual perfection and a perfect society. This is still a personal hope and an idea, an ideal which has begun to take hold both in Bharat and in the West on forward-looking minds, The difficulties in the way are more formidable than in any other field of endeavour, but difficulties were made to be overcome and if the Supreme Will is there, they will be overcome. Here too, if this evolution is to take place, since it must proceed through a growth of the spirit and the inner consciousness, the initiative can come from Bharat and, although the scope must be universal, the central movement may be hers.

Such is the content, which I put into this date of Bharat's liberation; whether or how far this hope will be justified depends upon the new and free Bharat.

Nothing is Dearer than Her Service

There are times in a nation's history when Providence places before it one work, one aim, to which everything else, however high and noble in itself, has to be sacrificed. Such a time has now arrived for our Motherland when nothing is dearer than her service, when everything else is to be directed to that end. If you will study, study for her sake; train yourselves body and mind and soul for her sake. You will go abroad to foreign lands that you may bring back knowledge with which you may do service to her. Work that she may prosper. Suffer that she may rejoice. All is contained in that one single advice.

~ Shri Aurobindo


Sri Aurobindo once said: "More than 90% of the Indian Muslims are descendants of converted Hindus and belong as much to the Bhartiya nation as the Hindu themselves"...(Rebirth of India, p.237) The embryo of secession planted by the Mohammedan, has also matured into a poisonous tree which has been called Pakistan and comes back to haunt Bharat through three wars and the shadow of a nuclear conflict embracing South Asia. And in Bharat , Kashmir and Ayodhya are reminders that the Mogul cries for the house of Islam in Bharat is not yet over.
The Asceticism led to the Weakening of Bharat. Sri Aurobindo has said 'Every ascetic movement since the time of the Buddha has left Bharat weaker and for an obvious reason. Renunciation of life is one thing, to make life itself national, individual, world-life greater and divine is another. You cannot enforce one ideal on the country without weakening of the other.

Astrological predictions say there would be final war between Pakistan and Bharat in June 2002 or near about that period, which would solve Kashmir problem for ever as there would not be any country called Pakistan on the world map after that war. Pakistan would break up in two parts. One part would merge with Bharat and the other part would form a small buffer state called Pakhtoonistan.


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