India's sacred scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, sets the scene of its teaching on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. India's two most renowned modern yogis differ completely in their understanding of the scene. Sri Aurobindo took it literally and historically; Mahatma Gandhi took it allegorically and spiritually. The question arises: why do such opposing interpretations exist for two minds which have touched the same high level of illumination? Philosophy alone supplies a fully rational and satisfactory answer.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 9: Inspiration and Confusion > # 9