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The Life of Nationalism — Sri Aurobindo


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The Life of Nationalism

This essay appeared first in Bande Mataram on 16 Nov 1907. In this essay the maharishi compares the birth and development of Indian Nationalism to the birth and development of Krishna.

A must read on Janamashtami:-

The Life of Nationalism
For all great movements, for all ideas that have a destiny before
them, there are four seasons of life-development. There is first a
season of secret or quasi-secret growth when the world knows
nothing of this momentous birth which time has engendered,
when the peoples of the earth persist in the old order of things
with the settled conviction that that order has yet many centuries
of life before it, when Krishna is growing from infancy to youth
in Gokul among the obscure and the despised and the weak
ones of the earth and Kansa knows not his enemy and, however
he may be troubled by…

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