(Translation of my French previous post “Sri Aurobindo: Comment le Changement se Produira”)
A few days ago, in the line for lunch at the Solar Kitchen, I met again an Aurovilian friend gone away for a few years to the States (her country of origin), who had come back recently. We immediately started exchanging views about the present situation in the US and the world in general. The darkness that seemed to be gaining ground everywhere was making her ask herself why she was still alive, when all the values she had fought so much for, during so many years, seemed reduced to naught, or about to be.
Spontaneously, without having thought about it before, I told her my own feeling, that the veritable change would be sudden, unexpected, in fact simply miraculous, and not really owed to human efforts like ours; for, I added quite forcefully, what humanity absolutely needs to understand once and for all is that Another Power is at work, which is the True Power, the veritable Action behind everything, and that it is this divine Power/Wisdom/ Love which must become the Tuning Fork we all have to attune ourselves to at last, deliberately.
The queue coming to an end interrupted our talk, and once our meals were in our respective baskets each of us went back home. And then, all of a sudden I knew why I had had that so strong feeling described before to that friend. It was a few particularly impressive lines from Sri Aurobindo’s epic Poem, ‘Savitri’, which now were very clearly back in my memory, lines in which Sri Aurobindo announced the decisive moment in terrestrial evolution :