“India of the ages is not dead nor has She spoken her last creative word; She lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples” :: Sri Aurobindo
- India of the ages is not dead nor has She spoken her last creative word; She lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. And that which must seek now to awake is not an Anglicized oriental people, docile pupil of the West and doomed to repeat the cycle of the Occident’s success and failure, but still the ancient immemorial Shakti recovering Her deepest self, lifting Her head higher toward the supreme source of light and strength and turning to discover the complete meaning and a vaster form of her Dharma. Sri Aurobindo, in the last issue of Arya: A Philosophical Review (January 1921), as quoted in The Modern Review, Vol. 29 (1921), p. 626.
- India is the guru of the nations, the physician of the human soul in its profounder maladies; she is destined once more to remould the life of the world and restore the peace of the human spirit. But Swaraj is the necessary condition of her work and before she can do the work , she must fulfil the condition. Sri Aurobindo, Sri Aurobindo Mandir Annual (1947), p. 196.