Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sri Aurobindo - 'Nothingness is a creation of our mind'


'Nothing can arise from Nothing. Asat, nothingness, is a creation of our mind; where it cannot see or conceive, where its object is something beyond its grasp, too much beyond to give even the sense of a vague intangibility, then it cries out, "Here there is nothing." Out of its own incapacity it has created the conception of a zero. But what in truth is this zero? It is an incalculable Infinite... Our sense by its incapacity has invented darkness. In truth there is nothing but Light, only it is a power of light either above or below our poor human vision's limited range.' 

Sri Aurobindo, The Web of Yoga, 
Centenary Edition, Vol. 17, p. 48

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