Predictions by Maharishi Aurobindo and Shri Maa

Read the prophecies about Gurudev’s birth by Maharishi Shri Aurobindo

About Maharishi Aurobindo


Sri Aurobindo (1872 – 1950) was an early Indian revolutionary, who later left politics to pursue his spiritual sadhana. Sri Aurobindo founded an ashram in Pondicherry, where he became a prominent spiritual philosopher, poet and Spiritual Master.


Short Biography of Sri Aurobindo:

  • Aurobindo Ghose was born in India on 15th August 1872. At a young age, he was sent to England to be educated at St Paul’s. Sri Aurobindo was an excellent student and won a scholarship to read classics at King’s College Cambridge. It was at university that the young Aurobindo became increasingly interested in the fledgling Indian independence movement. Given a chance to enter the civil service, Aurobindo deliberately failed as he didn’t want to work for the British Empire.

  • Upon graduating he decided to return to India where he took up a position as a teacher. It was also on returning to India that Aurobindo recounts his first most significant spiritual experience. He relates on how returning to Indian soil he was inundated with a profound peace. This experience came unsought but at the same time, he continued to become more deeply connected with the Indian independence movement. Aurobindo was one of the first Indian leaders to openly call for complete Indian independence; at the time, the Indian Congress wanted only a partial independence. In 1908 Aurobindo was implicated in the Alipore bomb plot in which two people died. As a consequence, Aurobindo was jailed whilst awaiting trial.

  • In prison, Aurobindo underwent a profound and life-changing spiritual experience. He began to meditate very deeply and inwardly received spiritual instruction from Swami Vivekananda and Sri Krishna. From the depths of the British prison, Aurobindo saw that Brahmin or God pervaded the entire world. There was nothing that was separated from the existence of God. Even in the worst criminal, Aurobindo saw at heart – God or Vasudev.

During his spiritual transformation, Sri Aurobindo received an inner command to give up politics and devote his life to spirituality and the descent of a new spiritual consciousness.
  • He also received an inner guarantee that he would be fully acquitted in his forthcoming trial. Due to the tireless efforts of C.R.Das, Aurobindo was acquitted and was free to leave. However, the British were still very suspicious, and so Aurobindo decided to move to the French province of Pondicherry where he began to practise meditation and spiritual disciplines. In Pondicherry, he also began to attract a small group of spiritual seekers who wished to follow Sri Aurobindo as a Guru.

  • A couple of years later, a French mystic by the name of Mirra Richards (b. Alfassa) came to visit Pondicherry. Sri Aurobindo saw in her a kindred spirit. Later he would say himself and the Mother (Mirra Richards) were one soul in two bodies. After the Mother settled in the ashram in 1920, the organisation of the Ashram was left in her hands whilst Sri Aurobindo increasingly retreated to give him more time for meditation and writing.

  • Sri Aurobindo was a prolific writer writing some of the most detailed and comprehensive discourses on spiritual evolution. Sri Aurobindo said that his inspiration to write came from his inner pilot, from a higher source. Sri Aurobindo wrote extensively, in particular, he spent many hours patiently replying to the questions and problems of his disciples. Even on the smallest detail, Sri Aurobindo would reply with great care, attention and often good humour. It is interesting to note that Sri Aurobindo often refused to write for prestigious newspapers and journals, he frequently turned down requests to return to leadership of the Indian independence movement. Sri Aurobindo was also a Seer Poet of the highest order. His epic Savitri is a testimony to his own spiritual sadhana. For over 20 years he continually refined and amended this mantric poetic output. It became one of the most powerful testimonies of his spiritual consciousness.
A burning Love from white spiritual founts A burning Love from white spiritual founts Annulled the sorrow of the ignorant depths;
Suffering was lost in her immortal smile.
A Life from beyond grew conqueror here of death;
To err no more was natural to mind;
Wrong could not come where all was light and love.
— The adoration of the Divine Mother, Savitri
  • After moving to Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo rarely made any public announcements. However, on rare occasions, he did break his silence.

  • In 1939, Sri Aurobindo publicly states his support for the British war effort against Hitler’s Nazi Germany. This was a surprise given his opposition to British rule in India, but Aurobindo frequently warned of the stark dangers of Hitler’s Germany.

Hitlerism is the greatest menace that the world has ever met – if Hitler wins, do they think India has any chance of being free? It is a well-known fact that Hitler has an eye on India. He is openly talking of world-empire…

Maharishi Aurobindo

May 17, 1940
  • In 1942, when the British made an offer of Dominion status to India in 1942 in return for full co-operation during the war, Aurobindo wrote to Gandhi, advising him to accept. But Gandhi and Congress rejected his advice.

  • Apart from these rare forays in public comment, Sri Aurobindo concentrated on his inner work and writings. In November 1938, Sri Aurobindo broke his leg and retreated, even more, seeing only a small number of close disciples. However, he kept his written correspondence with them. Aurobindo felt his real calling was to bring down a spiritual consciousness. He expressed his spiritual philosophy

  • “The one aim of [my] yoga is an inner self-development by which each one who follows it can in time discover the One Self in all and evolve a higher consciousness than the mental, a spiritual and supramental consciousness which will transform and divinize human nature.”

Sri Aurobindo once wrote that it is impossible to write a biography of a spiritual Master because so much of their life happens on the inner plane and not outer plane.

On 5 December 1950, at the age of 78, Sri Aurobindo left his physical body. He had recently said that he could continue his spiritual work from the soul’s world.


Citation: Pettinger, Tejvan. “Biography of Sri Aurobindo”, Oxford, UK


Predictions about Gurudev Siyag


Maharishi Aurobindo and Shri Maa realized during their meditative states that the final evolution could happen only if the cosmic consciousness descended on earth.

Maharishi Aurobindo and his French disciple known as the Mother realized during their meditative states that the final evolution could happen only if the cosmic consciousness (described as Krishna’s supramental force) descended on earth.

On November 24, 1926, the Mother announced to a small group of Maharishi Aurobindo’s disciples that Krishna’s supramental force had descended on earth and assumed a human form.” It was the day on which Gurudev Siyag was born.

Both Maharishi Aurobindo and Mother were convinced that the person, who was thus chosen for the manifestation of the Krishna consciousness in the physical world, would himself undergo the last three stages of ‘Anand’, ‘Chit’ and ‘Sat’. The chosen one’s mission would be to bring about the kind of spiritual evolution that he has undergone himself among others.

Maharishi Aurobindo and the Mother were also convinced that if one man on earth underwent complete spiritual revolution, it was practically possible for millions of others to experience this divine transformation if they followed the same path as the Chosen One.
  • They knew that eventually the chosen one would be made fully conscious of his real mission on earth. This happened on 1st Jan’1969 when Guru Siyag achieved the Gayatri Siddhi in the wee hours of a winter morning in a Rajasthan town.

  • In the town of Pondicherry in southern India, Mother, who was always connected with cosmic consciousness, instantly received the vibrations of this momentous happening. She simply said her own mission was complete, as Krishna’s supramental force had become active that day.

November 26/27, 1968:
Powerful and prolonged infiltration of supramental forces into the “body” everywhere at the same time, as though the whole body “bathed” in the forces that entered everywhere at the same time with a slight friction, the head down to the neck was the last receptive region.

Shri Maa

— An excerpt from Mother’s writings of the vision she saw
  • On the 1st January 1969 at two o’clock in the morning a consciousness descended into the earth’s atmosphere and “settled” there. It was a most marvelous descent, full of light, force, power, joy and peace and suffused the ‘whole’ earth.”

  • Shri Aurobindo had also declared that the Shakti that has manifested itself in a human form would after its development to its very summit through the successive stages of its evolution would appear before the people of the world by the end of the year 1993.


Uttarpada Speech


(The first significant speech delivered by Shri Aurobindo after being released from Alipur Jail, was on 30th May’1909 at Uttarpada, West Bengal. In this speech, he shared his spiritual experiences during his stay in the jail. He gave a message on the true spirit of nationalism and also explained clearly what a true Hindu religion or ‘Sanatan Dharm’ is all about? He emphasized on why todays’ world needs it more than ever. The speech reflects a remarkable turning point in Shri Aurobindo’s life.)

  • When I was asked to speak to you at the annual meeting of your ‘sabha’, it was my intention to say a few words about the subject chosen for today, the subject of the Hindu religion. I do not know now whether I shall fulfil that intention. For as I sat here, there came into my mind a ‘message’ that I have to tell you and to the whole of the Indian Nation. This was first spoken to me in jail and I have come out of the jail to tell it to my people.

  • It was more than a year ago that I came here last. At that time, I was not alone, one of the mightiest ambassadors of Nationalism sat by my side. It was he who had come out of the seclusion to which God had sent him, so that in the silence and solitude of his cell he might hear the word that He had to say. It was he that you came in hundreds to welcome. Now he is far away, separated from us by thousands of miles. Other people, whom I was accustomed to working beside me, are absent today. The storm that swept over the country has scattered them far and wide. This time it is I, who spent one year in seclusion, and now that I have come out, I find that everything has changed. One, who always sat by my side and was associated in my work, is a prisoner in Burma; another is in the north rotting in detention. I looked around when I came out, I looked around for those, whom I was accustomed to look for counsel and inspiration. I did not find them.

  • Not only this, when I went to the jail, the whole country was alive with the cry of ‘Vande Mataram’, alive with the hope of formation of a nation. This was the hope of millions of men who had risen out of a pathetic state. When I came out of jail I listened for that cry, but there was instead a silence. A hush had fallen over the country and men seemed bewildered; for instead of God’s bright heaven full of vision of the future that had been before us, there seemed to be overhead, a leaden sky from which human thunders and lightnings rained. No man seemed to know which way to move, and from all sides came the question, “What shall we do next? What is there that we can do?” I too did not know which way to move, I too did not know what next to be done. But one thing I knew, that as it was the Almighty Power of God which had raised that cry, that hope, so it was the same Power which had sent down that silence.

I am not disappointed by this silence because I have been made familiar with this silence in my prison and because I know it was in the pause and the hush that I had myself learned this lesson through the long year of my detention.

Maharishi Aurobindo

  • He who was in the shouting and the movement was also in the pause and the hush. He has sent it upon us, so that the nation might withdraw for a moment and look into itself and know His will. I am not disappointed by this silence because I have been made familiar with this silence in my prison and because I know it was in the pause and the hush that I had myself learned this lesson through the long year of my detention.

  • When Bipin Chandra Pal came out of jail, he came with a message, and it was an inspired message. I remember the speech he made here. It was a speech not so much political as religious in its bearing and intention. He spoke of his realization in jail, of God within us all, of the Lord within the nation, and in his subsequent speeches also he spoke of a greater than ordinary force in the movement and a greater than ordinary purpose before it. Today, I meet you again, I also have come out of jail, and again it is you, people of Uttarpara, who are the first to welcome me, not at a political meeting but at a meeting of a society for the protection of our religion. That message which Bipin Chandra Pal received in Buxar jail; God gave to me in Alipore. That knowledge, He gave me day after day during my twelve months of imprisonment and it is that which He has commanded me to speak to you now that I have come out.

  • I knew I would come out. The year of detention was meant only for a year of seclusion and training. How could anyone hold me in jail longer than was necessary for God’s purpose? He had given me a message to speak and a work to do, and until that message was told, I knew that no human power could hush me, until that work was done no human power could stop God’s instrument, however weak that instrument might be or however small. Now that I have come out, even in these few minutes, a word had been suggested to me which I had no wish to speak. The thing I had in my mind, He has thrown them away and what I speak is under an inspiration and compulsion.

What is this that has happened to me? I believed that I had a mission to work for the people of my country and until that work was done, I should have Thy protection. Why then am I here and on such a charge?

Maharishi Aurobindo

  • When I was arrested and hurried to the Lal Bazar hajat I was shaken in faith for a while, for I could not know His actual intention. Therefore, I faltered for a moment and cried out in my heart to Him, “What is this that has happened to me? I believed that I had a mission to work for the people of my country and until that work was done, I should have Thy protection. Why then am I here and on such a charge?”

  • A day passed and a second day and a third, when a voice came to me from within, “Wait and see.” Then I grew calm and waited, I was taken from Lal Bazar to Alipore and was placed for one month in a solitary cell apart from men. There I waited day and night for the voice of God within me, to know what He had to say to me, to learn what I had to do. In this seclusion the earliest realization, the first lesson came to me. I remembered then that a month or more before my arrest, a call had come to me to put aside all activities, to go into seclusion and to look into myself, so that I might enter into closer communion with Him.

  • I was weak and could not accept the call. My work was very dear to me and in my heart, I was proud of it and thought that unless I was there, it would suffer or even fail and cease; Therefore, I could not leave it. It seemed to me that He spoke to me again and said, “The bonds you did not have the strength to break, I have broken for you, because it is not my will nor was it ever my intention that it should continue. I have another thing for you to do and it is for that, I have brought you here, to teach you what you could not learn for yourself and to train you for my work.” Then He placed the Gita in my hands.

I realized what the Hindu religion meant. We speak often of the Hindu religion, of the ‘Sanatan Dharma’, but few of us really know what that religion is. Other religions are predominantly religions of faith and fasting, but the ‘Sanatan Dharma’ is life itself; it is a thing that is not so much to be believed as lived.

Maharishi Aurobindo

  • His strength entered into me and I was able to do the ‘sadhana’ of the Gita. I wanted to understand not only intellectually but also by realization what Sri Krishna demanded of Arjuna and what he demands of those who aspire to do His work- to be free from hatred and desires, to work for Him without expecting the fruit, to renounce self-will and become a passive and faithful instrument in His hands, to have an equal heart for high and low, friend and opponent, success and failure, yet not to do His work negligently. I realized what the Hindu religion meant. We speak often of the Hindu religion, of the ‘Sanatan Dharma’, but few of us really know what that religion is. Other religions are predominantly religions of faith and fasting, but the ‘Sanatan Dharma’ is life itself; it is a thing that is not so much to be believed as lived.

  • This is the Dharma which has been preserved for the welfare of humanity in the seclusion of this peninsula from time immemorial. It is to give this religion that India is rising. She is not rising like other countries, only for self or when she is strong, to trample others. She is rising to spread the eternal light entrusted to her over the world. India has always existed for humanity and it is for humanity and not for herself that she has to be great.

  • Therefore, the next thing that He pointed out to me-He made me realize the core truth of the Hindu religion. He turned the hearts of my jailors towards me and they spoke to the Englishman in charge of the jail, “He is suffering in his confinement; let him at least walk outside his cell for half an hour in the morning and in the evening.” So, it was arranged, and it was while I was walking that His strength again entered into me. I looked at the jail that secluded me from men and it was no longer by its high walls that I was imprisoned; no, it was Vasudeva who surrounded me. I walked under the branches of the tree in GSSY of my cell but it was not the tree, I knew it was Vasudeva, it was Sri Krishna whom I saw standing there and holding over me his shade.

When I lay on the coarse blankets that were given to me for a couch, I felt the arms of Sri Krishna around me, the arms of my Friend and Lover. This was the first experience of the deeper vision.

Maharishi Aurobindo

I looked at the bars of my cell, the very grating that did duty for a door and again I saw Vasudeva. It was Narayana who was guarding and standing sentry over me. When I lay on the coarse blankets that were given to me for a couch, I felt the arms of Sri Krishna around me, the arms of my Friend and Lover. This was the first experience of the deeper vision. He had given me.

  • I looked at the prisoners in the jail, the thieves, the murderers, the swindlers, and as I looked at them, I saw Vasudeva, it was Narayana whom I found in these darkened souls and misused bodies. Amongst these thieves and dacoits there were many who put me to shame by their sympathy, their kindness- the humanity had won under such adverse conditions. I especially saw among them a man, who seemed to me a saint, a peasant of my nation who did not know how to read and write, an alleged dacoit sentenced to ten years’ rigorous imprisonment, one of those whom we look down upon in our pharisaical pride of class as ‘Chhotalok’(low class). Once more He spoke to me and said, “Behold the people among whom I have sent you to do a little of my work. This is the nature of the nation I am raising and the reason why I raise them.”

  • When the case opened in the lower court and we were brought before the Magistrate I was followed by the same insight. He said to me, “when you were cast into jail, did not your heart fail and did you not cry out to me, where is Thy protection? Look now at the Magistrate, look at the Prosecuting Counsel.” I looked and it was not the Magistrate whom I saw, it was Vasudeva, it was Narayana who was sitting there on the bench. I looked at the Prosecuting Counsel and it was not the counsel for the prosecution that I saw; it was Sri Krishna who sat there, it was my Lover and Friend who sat there and smiled. “Do you fear now?” He said, “I am in all men and I rule over all of their actions and words.

  • My protection is still with you and you should not fear. This case which is brought against you, leave it in my hand. It is not for you. It was not for the trial that I brought you here but for something else. The case itself is only a means for my work and nothing more.” Afterwards when the trial opened in the Sessions Court, I began to write instructions for my Counsel as to what was false in the evidence against me and on what points the witnesses might be cross-examined. Then something happened which I had not expected. The arrangements which had been made for my defense were suddenly changed and another Counsel stood there to defend me. He came unexpectedly-a friend of mine, but I did not know he was coming.

This is the man who will save you from the snares put around your feet. Put aside those papers. It is not you who will instruct him. I will instruct him.

Maharishi Aurobindo

  • You have all heard the name of the man who put away all other thoughts and abandoned his practice, who sat up half the night day after day for months and spoilt his health to save me- Shri Chittaranjan Das Deshbandhu. When I saw him, I was satisfied, but I still thought it necessary to write instructions. Then this thought was also put away from me and I had the message from within, “This is the man who will save you from the snares put around your feet. Put aside those papers. It is not you who will instruct him. I will instruct him.”

  • Meanwhile He had brought me out of solitude and placed me among those who had been accused along with me. You have spoken much today about my self-sacrifice and devotion to my country. I have been hearing this kind of praise ever since I came out of jail. But I hear it with embarrassment and pain. For I know my weakness, I am a victim to my own faults and shortcomings. I was not blind to them before and when they all rose up against me in seclusion, I felt them utterly. I knew then that as a man, I was a mass of weaknesses, a faulty and imperfect instrument, strong only when a higher Power enters into me

  • Then I found myself among these young men and in many of them I discovered a mighty courage, a power of self-effacement in comparison to which I was simply nothing. Among them, there were one or two, who were not only like me in strength and character, as there were many like that, but were also far superior in the promise of that intellectual ability on which I prided myself. He said to me, “This is the young generation, the new and mighty nation that is arising at my command. They are greater than yourself. What have you to fear? If you stood aside or slept, the work would still be done. If you were cast aside tomorrow, here are the young men who will take up your work and do it more effectively than you have ever done. You have only got some strength from me to speak a word to this nation which will help to raise it.” This was the second thing that He told me.

I was brought up in England amongst foreign ideas and an atmosphere entirely foreign. About many things in Hinduism I had once been inclined to believe that they were imaginations, that there was much of dream in it, much that was delusion and Maya.

Maharishi Aurobindo

  • Then a thing happened suddenly and, in a moment, I was hurried away to the seclusion of a solitary cell. What happened to me during that period I am not impelled to say, but only this that day after day, He showed me His wonders and made me realize the utter truth of the Hindu religion. I had many doubts before. I was brought up in England amongst foreign ideas and an atmosphere entirely foreign. About many things in Hinduism I had once been inclined to believe that they were imaginations, that there was much of dream in it, much that was delusion and Maya.

  • But now, day after day I realized in the mind, I realized in the heart, I realized in the body, the truths of the Hindu religion. They became living experiences to me, and things were opened to me which no material science could explain. When I first approached Him, it was not entirely in the spirit of the Bhakta, it was not entirely in the spirit of the Jnani. I came to Him long ago in Baroda, few years before the Swadeshi began and I was drawn into the public field.

  • When I approached God at that time, I hardly had a living faith in Him. The agnostic was in me, the atheist was in me, the sceptic was in me and I was not absolutely sure that there was a God at all. I did not feel His presence. Yet something drew me to the truth of the Vedas, the truth of the Gita, the truth of the Hindu religion. I felt there must be a mighty truth somewhere in this Yoga, a mighty truth in this religion based on the Vedanta.

If Thou art, then thou know my heart. Thou know that I do not ask for salvation. I do not ask for anything which others ask for. I ask only for strength to uplift this nation. I ask only to be allowed to live and work for this people whom I love and to whom I pray that I may devote my life.

Maharishi Aurobindo

  • So, when I turned to the Yoga and resolved to practice it and find out if my idea was right, I did it in this spirit and with this prayer to Him, “If Thou art, then thou know my heart. Thou know that I do not ask for salvation. I do not ask for anything which others ask for. I ask only for strength to uplift this nation. I ask only to be allowed to live and work for this people whom I love and to whom I pray that I may devote my life.”

  • I strove long for the realization of Yoga and at last to some extent I had it, but in what I most desired I was not satisfied. Then in the seclusion of that cell inside the jail, I asked for it again. I said, “Give me Thy ‘Adesh’ (order). I do not know what work to do or how to do it. Give me a message.’ In the communion of Yoga two messages came. The first message said, “I have given you a work and it is to help to uplift this nation. Before long, the time will come when you will have to go out of jail; for it is not my will that this time either you should be convicted or that you should pass the time, as others have to do, in suffering for their country. I have called you to work, and that is the order for which you have asked. I order you to go forth and do my work.”

  • The second message came and it said, “Something has been shown to you in this year of seclusion, something about which you had your doubts and it is the truth of the Hindu religion. It is this religion that I am raising up before the world, it is this that I have perfected and developed through the Rishis, saints and Avatars, and now it is going forth to do my work among the nations. I am raising up this nation to send forth my word. This is the Sanatan Dharma, this is the eternal religion which you did not really know before, but which I have now revealed to you. The agnostic and the sceptic in you have been answered, for I have given you proofs within and without you, physical and subjective, which have satisfied you. When you go forth, speak to your nation always this word, that it is for the Sanatan Dharma that they rise, it is for the world and not for themselves that they rise. I am giving them freedom to serve the world.

Therefore, when it is said that India shall rise, it is the Sanatan Dharma that shall rise. When it is said that India shall be great, it is the Sanatan Dharma that shall be great. When it is said that India shall expand and extend herself, it is the Sanatan Dharma that shall expand and extend itself over the world. It is for the Dharma and by the Dharma that India exists.

Maharishi Aurobindo

  • When it is said that India shall expand and extend herself, it is the Sanatan Dharma that shall expand and extend itself over the world. It is for the Dharma and by the Dharma that India exists. To magnify the religion means to magnify the country. I have shown you that I am everywhere and, in all men, and in all things, that I am in this movement and I am not only working in those who are striving for the country but I am working also in those who oppose them and stand in their path. I am working in everybody and whatever men may think or do, they can do nothing but help in my purpose. They also are doing my work; they are not my enemies but my instruments. In all your actions you are moving forward without knowing which way you move. You mean to do one thing and you do another. You aim at a result and your efforts sub serve one that is different or contrary. It is the ‘Shakti’ that has gone forth and entered into the people. Since long ago I have been preparing this uprising and now the time has come and it is I who will lead it to its fulfillment.”

  • This then is what I have to say to you. The name of your society is ‘Society for the Protection of Religion’ Well, the protection of the religion, the protection and upraising before the world, of the Hindu religion, that is the work before us. But what is the Hindu religion? What is this religion which we call ‘Sanatan’, eternal? It is the Hindu religion only because the Hindu nation has kept it, because in this Peninsula it grew up in the seclusion of the sea and the Himalayas, because in this sacred and ancient land it was given as a charge to the Aryan race to preserve through the ages.

  • But it is not circumscribed by the confines of a single country. It does not belong particularly and forever to a bounded part of the world. That which we call the Hindu religion is really the eternal religion, it is a universal religion because it embraces all other religion. If a religion is not universal, it cannot be eternal. A narrow religion, a sectarian religion, a conservative religion can live only for a limited time and a limited purpose. This is the only religion that can triumph over materialism by including and anticipating the discoveries of science and the speculations of philosophy. It is the only religion which impresses on mankind the closeness of God to us and by which man can approach God. It is the only religion which insists every moment upon the fact, which all religions also acknowledge that He is in all men and all things and that in Him we move and have our being. It is the only religion which enables us not only to understand and believe this truth but to realize it with every part of our being. It is the only religion which shows the world that the world is ‘the Leela’ of Vasudeva. It is the only religion which shows us how we can best play our part in that Leela, its subtlest laws and its noblest rules. It is the only religion which does not separate life in any smallest detail from religion, which knows what immortality is and has completely removed from us the reality of death.

The Sanatan Dharma alone is nationalism.

Maharishi Aurobindo

  • This is the word that has been put into my mouth to speak to you today. What I intended to speak has been put away from me, and beyond what is given to me I have nothing else to say. It is only the word that is put into me that I can speak to you. That word is now finished. I spoke once before, when this Power was working within me, and I said then, that this movement is not a political movement and that nationalism is not politics but a religion, a creed, a faith. I say it again today, but I put it in another way.

  • I say no longer that nationalism is a creed, a religion, a faith; I say that it is the ‘Sanatan Dharma’ which for us is nationalism. This Hindu nation was born with the ‘Sanatan Dharma’, with it, it moves and with it, it prospers. When the Sanatan Dharma declines, then the nation declines, and if it was possible for the Sanatan Dharma to perish then it would have been possible for this nation to perish. The Sanatan Dharma alone is nationalism. This is the message that I have to speak to you.


Many years after this dispute would have settled down, the national movement would have quietened and many years after his (Shri Aurobindo) death, he will be seen as a patriotic poet, prophet of nationality and a lover of humanity. His voice will echo many years after his death, not only in India but in other far away countries too.

Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das
--At the time of fighting in defense for Alipur Conspiracy Case in 1909

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