[Existence is only one in its essence and totality, in its play it is necessarily multiform. Absolute uniformity would mean the cessation of life, while on the other hand, the vigour of the pulse of life may be measured by the richness of the diversities which it creates.
Only the utmost limit of height, wideness and fullness of self- expression possible to man, if any such limit there be, could be regarded, did we know of it, - and as yet we do not know our utmost possibilities, - as the eternal ideal.
Whatever the ideas or ideals which the human mind extracts from life or tries to apply to life, they can be nothing but the expression of that life itself as it attempts to find more and more and fix higher and higher its own law and realise its potentialities. Location: Works Of Sri Aurobindo > Social And Political Thought Volume-15 > Nature's Law In Our Progress 8:19 PM 8:35 PM]
Life in its rich diversities would always prove riddlesome. Be it desire or competition or biopolitics, any scrutiny of the inventory of details will leave us nonplussed unless the underlying unity is plumbed. The operation of a nisus perhaps needs the tension of a conflictsome scenario and hence, the actual hardly helps. [TNM] [10:30 AM] [11:25 AM]