The Mother explains that even when the soul has come consciously and has participated in the formation of the physical body, so long as the body is formed in the usual animal way, it will have to struggle and correct all those things which come from this human animality.
The Mother traces the differentiation between masculine and feminine genders to the way the primordial cause of creation of the universe has been explained in many ancient traditions. She adds that both men and women are in several ways enslaved to each other. And to deal with the problem of superiority and inferiority, one must must free oneself from all the inner enslavement and treat both the genders with perfect equality.
“Sri Aurobindo’s linking of archetypal wisdom, its basic metapsychology to the modern crisis marks him as a mature visionary. The disproportionate development of a post-industrial society calls for a matching insight. To the anguish of modern man there is no remedy but the mystical,” writes the author.