Sunday, May 20, 2007

Agastya and Aswapati

In The Prospectus of the Arya itself "was printed The Colloquy of Indra and Agastya, published in the first issue of Arya and later reproduced in The Secret of the Veda." In this hymn "the human soul wishes by the sheer force of Thought to hasten forward beyond in order to reach prematurely the source of all things.”

Clearly, the resonance with Nietzsche’s "exceeding" is apparent and hence the theme was so dear to Sri Aurobindo . In a way, in Aswapati's forward march in Savitri too we see Agastya's agenda unfolding. [TNM]

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