301. A thinking puppet is the mind of life - Sri Aurobindo.
“A thinking puppet is the mind of life : - Its choice is the work of elemental strengths, That know not their own birth and end and cause, And glimpse not the immense intent they serve.
In this nether life of man drab-hued and dull, Yet filled with poignant small ignoble things, The conscious Doll is pushed a hundred ways And feels the push but not the hands that drive.
For none can see the masked ironic troupe, To whom our figure-selves are marionettes, Our deeds unwitting movements in their grasp, Our passionate strife an entertainment’s scene.”