Moving Towards South Asian Confederation

Sri Aurobindo’s Aphorism

The rational, the irrational, the suprarational…

A purely rational human life would be life baulked and deprived of its more powerful dynamic sources; it would be a substitution of the minister for the sovereign. A purely rational society could not come into being and, if it could be born, either could not live or would sterilize and petrify human existence. The root powers of human life, its intimate causes are below, irrational, and they are above, suprarational. But this is true that by constant enlargement, purification, openness the reason of man is bound to arrive at an intelligent sense even of that which is hidden from it, a power of passive, yet sympathetic reflection of the Light that surpasses it.

Sri Aurobindo, CWSA 25, pg.123


Date of Update: 16-Jun-20