From the preface:
We firmly believe that in the present darkest situation it is Sri Aurobindo's LIGHT that can guide bewildered humanity to find out the right way to progress. Hence this small volume in which are incorporated significant passages from Sri Aurobindo.
This compilation, with linking notes by the editor, focusses on "The purpose of Man's appearance on Earth", his evolution and the "Emergence of a new humanity in a new world".
Man, unquestionably, has reached the apex of his outer progress and material prosperity. Yet he is confronted with more formidable problems than ever before, for which he has no solutions. A confidently professed solution of today becomes a profuse generator of new and complex problems tomorrow.
Evidently, the intelligent rationality of which man is so vainly proud is failing him at this crucial conjuncture. All this is due to his ignorance. He is ignorant of his own self, of the purpose and aim of his present life on this earth and of the splendid destiny that awaits him in the future.
The author believes that in this present dark situation it is Sri Aurobindo;s light that can guide bewildered humanity to find out the right way to progress.
This volume containing selections of Sri Aurobindo's writings with linking notes by the author is a guide to the study of man and his journey towards his divine future as announced by Sri Aurobindo.