Q: I was surprised to discover that one part of my being can remain in light and truth while another part remains in ignorance and falsehood.
Yes, that is so. There are many parts and movements in each plane and all do not get enlightened together.
Q: The inertia persists so powerfully because there is no sufficient resistance on my part. Some parts of my being try at times to repel it, but seeing that nothing improves by their efforts, they withdraw into a tamasic passivity.
You are right. That is the real trouble – a laziness in the nature that cannot take the trouble to persist.
– Sri Aurobindo