The Tragedy of the Earth: From Sophocles to Sri Aurobindo
- Satprem and Michel Danino
- Mira Aditi Centre, Mysore
SOPHOCLES, contemporary of Socrates and The Buddha, embodies a great Turning Point of the human consciousness and our destiny,just as we were about to plunge into the modern barbarism of our post-Socratic era."Are we slaves?" asks Sophocles, "Are we doomed to Nothingness?" And he looks at death with another mute question; "O unvanquished monster..." At this other end of our Iron Age, which was the age of the great religions and of science, some who sang dawn of men, Sri Aurobindo, the revolutionary of consciousness and Evolution, looks at the same questions, but with Vedic eyes, and a will do something "this time."