Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry ISBN: 978-93-5210-173-3
About The Riddle of This World
The writings of Sri Aurobindo collected in this book were originally composed in answer to questions raised by disciples and others interested in the integral Yoga. They touch on problems often raised in relation to spiritual truth and experiences, such as the reason for this creation's disharmony full of division and ego, the nature of doubt and faith, and the discernment of different planes and movements in the sadhana.
Extract It is not to be denied, no spiritual experience will deny that this is an unideal and unsatisfactory world, strongly marked with the stamp of inadequacy, suffering, evil.... The problem still remains why all this that yet is should have been necessary these crude beginnings, this long and stormy passage why should the heavy and tedious price be demanded, why should evil and suffering ever have been there.