Moving Towards South Asian Confederation

Sri Aurobindo's Ideograph


About Progress

The present time is not for slow progress. It is one of great quickness, extreme briskness and progress. Everyone should rush forward at this moment. Courage is wanted. Daring is required. Boldness is necessary. A writer at the time of the French revolution said, “There is nothing to be dreaded. Run forward with firm devotion, go on, rush on, push on!” In Germany and Japan there was such a rapid progress. Perhaps our attempts to bring about compromise may prove fruitless. We ought, therefore, to settle on what we have to gain or obtain.

Sri Aurobindo,

Speech delivered at Venkatesh Theatre, Nagpur on 31 January, 1908

Date of Update: 19-May-18