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Preface

The idea of this compilation was suggested by the experience which one has in reading certain passages from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, or listening to certain recorded talks of the Mother, particularly the latter because of the additional effect of the sound vibrations. These writings and talks are felt as speaking not so much to the mind as to the soul. The words do not just convey certain ideas but also induce a psychic or soul state of consciousness. They are living words which are alive and vibrant with a consciousness that is greater than that of the mind. The words have the ring of the spirit and are capable of kindling the spirit when one is in a receptive state. Passages contained in the previous compilations by the same Editor have generally not been included in this book.

The great majority of extracts contained in this book have been selected because of the quality described above. However, some passages have been included more for their relevance to the message of the book. The central message of the book is that evolution - which is a progressive unfoldment of the Spirit through progressively higher levels of consciousness - has reached a stage where the next leap of consciousness is preparing to take place, the leap from mind to that which is beyond mind - the Supermind.

Man the mental being is thus a transitional creature, to be superceded by one whom Sri Aurobindo calls the supramental being or the fully spiritual man. The New Age, heralding the coming of the supramental being, has now dawned.

To give an idea of the quickened pace of evolution, the Mother states that whereas the evolution of the human brain from the animal brain (and the consequent emergence of man from the animal) took nearly a million years, we may expect the supramental race to succeed the human race "in a few centuries". She added that this time-frame applies to the appearance of the supramental race. So far as individual transformation is concerned, "the time has come when some beings among the elite of humanity, who fulfil the conditions necessary for supramentalisation, will be able to transform their bodies with the help of the supramental Force, Consciousness and Light so as no longer to be animal-men but become supermen." The conditions necessary for spiritualisation and the path to be followed by the individual are stated in the last pages of this book (pp. 189 - 92).

 

Contents

 

  Preface ix
1 Living Words 3
  Living Question, Living Teaching 3
  Two Methods of Teaching 4
2 Rising Above the Subhuman 6
  Much Needed to Come Out to the Animal 7
  Living Uselessly 8
3 Ascension Beyond the Human 10
  Man a Transitional Being 10
  The First Movement 14
  Interiorisation 17
  Learning to Look at Oneself 18
  Individuality- the First Conquest 19
  The Three Victories 22
  To Be Thyself 24
  The True Goal 25
4 Desire, Pain, Pleasure and Delight 28
  The Knot of Desire 28
  The Anguish of Desire 30
  Renunciation- Passing to Freedom 33
  The Secret behind Pain 36
  Learning of Pure Delight 39
  Delight of Being 41
5 Sin, Evil and Ugliness 44
  Judging 44
  Attitude Towards Sin 45
  Sharing the Burden of Sin 50
  Helping to Cure Evil and Ugliness 53
6 Light on the Path 58
  Preparing the Path 58
  The Call and the Consecration 60
  Zeal for the Lord 64
  When Prayer and Meditation Become Mechanical 66
  Keeping the Intensity of the Inner Consciousness 68
  Awakening One's Yogashakti 70
  Unceasing Effort for Progress 73
  Freedom from External Influences 76
  Light and Shadow- Intensification on the Path 78
  The Only Thing Truly Effective 79
  Not Renewing a Mistake 83
  Overcoming Hurt Pride 84
  The Impossible 85
  Progress on the Path 88
  The True Reason 91
  Spontaneity 92
  Spontaneity in Aspiration 94
  In Difficulty - Learning to be Quiet 95
  In Difficulty - Widening Oneself 97
  Leaving the Path 99
7 Experiences on the Path 104
  How to Have the Experience 104
  Work - A School of Experience 109
  Understanding through Experience 110
  Spontaneity and Experience 112
  Getting the Full Benefit from an Experience 113
8 The Guide, The Helper, The Lord Divine 117
  Certitudes 117
  The Divine - A Certitude of Experience 118
  The Supreme Presence 119
  Divine Guidance behind Life 121
  Interpreting the Guidance 124
  The Divine Power behind Personal Effort 129
  Asking from the Divine 130
  Allowing the Lord to Do It 133
  Pressure of the Spirit 135
  State of Receptivity 137
  The Divine Gives Himself 139
  The Law of Sacrifice 140
  The Lord Is Not Far Away 144
  Gratitude Must Come with Devotion 146
  Laughing with the Lord 148
  The Action of Divine Grace 151
  Experiencing All Relationships in the Divine 152
  Discovering Divine Love 154
  The Hour of God 156
9 The Gospel of Faith 158
  The Fundamental Faith 158
  The Central Faith 159
  Faith and Trust Both Needed 160
  Preserving Faith 164
  He Who Chooses the Infinite 166
  The Constant Mantra 170
  The Goal is Sure 171
10 A New World is Born, Born, Born 173
  Manifestation of the Supermind 179
  Passing into the Supramental Consciousness 182
  Action of the Supramental Force and Individual Effort 184
  The New Birth - The Decisive Step 185
  Living a Miracle 187
  The Most Important Thing 188
  The Most Essential Condition 189
  Glossary 193
  References 195
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Preface

The idea of this compilation was suggested by the experience which one has in reading certain passages from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, or listening to certain recorded talks of the Mother, particularly the latter because of the additional effect of the sound vibrations. These writings and talks are felt as speaking not so much to the mind as to the soul. The words do not just convey certain ideas but also induce a psychic or soul state of consciousness. They are living words which are alive and vibrant with a consciousness that is greater than that of the mind. The words have the ring of the spirit and are capable of kindling the spirit when one is in a receptive state. Passages contained in the previous compilations by the same Editor have generally not been included in this book.

The great majority of extracts contained in this book have been selected because of the quality described above. However, some passages have been included more for their relevance to the message of the book. The central message of the book is that evolution - which is a progressive unfoldment of the Spirit through progressively higher levels of consciousness - has reached a stage where the next leap of consciousness is preparing to take place, the leap from mind to that which is beyond mind - the Supermind.

Man the mental being is thus a transitional creature, to be superceded by one whom Sri Aurobindo calls the supramental being or the fully spiritual man. The New Age, heralding the coming of the supramental being, has now dawned.

To give an idea of the quickened pace of evolution, the Mother states that whereas the evolution of the human brain from the animal brain (and the consequent emergence of man from the animal) took nearly a million years, we may expect the supramental race to succeed the human race "in a few centuries". She added that this time-frame applies to the appearance of the supramental race. So far as individual transformation is concerned, "the time has come when some beings among the elite of humanity, who fulfil the conditions necessary for supramentalisation, will be able to transform their bodies with the help of the supramental Force, Consciousness and Light so as no longer to be animal-men but become supermen." The conditions necessary for spiritualisation and the path to be followed by the individual are stated in the last pages of this book (pp. 189 - 92).

 

Contents

 

  Preface ix
1 Living Words 3
  Living Question, Living Teaching 3
  Two Methods of Teaching 4
2 Rising Above the Subhuman 6
  Much Needed to Come Out to the Animal 7
  Living Uselessly 8
3 Ascension Beyond the Human 10
  Man a Transitional Being 10
  The First Movement 14
  Interiorisation 17
  Learning to Look at Oneself 18
  Individuality- the First Conquest 19
  The Three Victories 22
  To Be Thyself 24
  The True Goal 25
4 Desire, Pain, Pleasure and Delight 28
  The Knot of Desire 28
  The Anguish of Desire 30
  Renunciation- Passing to Freedom 33
  The Secret behind Pain 36
  Learning of Pure Delight 39
  Delight of Being 41
5 Sin, Evil and Ugliness 44
  Judging 44
  Attitude Towards Sin 45
  Sharing the Burden of Sin 50
  Helping to Cure Evil and Ugliness 53
6 Light on the Path 58
  Preparing the Path 58
  The Call and the Consecration 60
  Zeal for the Lord 64
  When Prayer and Meditation Become Mechanical 66
  Keeping the Intensity of the Inner Consciousness 68
  Awakening One's Yogashakti 70
  Unceasing Effort for Progress 73
  Freedom from External Influences 76
  Light and Shadow- Intensification on the Path 78
  The Only Thing Truly Effective 79
  Not Renewing a Mistake 83
  Overcoming Hurt Pride 84
  The Impossible 85
  Progress on the Path 88
  The True Reason 91
  Spontaneity 92
  Spontaneity in Aspiration 94
  In Difficulty - Learning to be Quiet 95
  In Difficulty - Widening Oneself 97
  Leaving the Path 99
7 Experiences on the Path 104
  How to Have the Experience 104
  Work - A School of Experience 109
  Understanding through Experience 110
  Spontaneity and Experience 112
  Getting the Full Benefit from an Experience 113
8 The Guide, The Helper, The Lord Divine 117
  Certitudes 117
  The Divine - A Certitude of Experience 118
  The Supreme Presence 119
  Divine Guidance behind Life 121
  Interpreting the Guidance 124
  The Divine Power behind Personal Effort 129
  Asking from the Divine 130
  Allowing the Lord to Do It 133
  Pressure of the Spirit 135
  State of Receptivity 137
  The Divine Gives Himself 139
  The Law of Sacrifice 140
  The Lord Is Not Far Away 144
  Gratitude Must Come with Devotion 146
  Laughing with the Lord 148
  The Action of Divine Grace 151
  Experiencing All Relationships in the Divine 152
  Discovering Divine Love 154
  The Hour of God 156
9 The Gospel of Faith 158
  The Fundamental Faith 158
  The Central Faith 159
  Faith and Trust Both Needed 160
  Preserving Faith 164
  He Who Chooses the Infinite 166
  The Constant Mantra 170
  The Goal is Sure 171
10 A New World is Born, Born, Born 173
  Manifestation of the Supermind 179
  Passing into the Supramental Consciousness 182
  Action of the Supramental Force and Individual Effort 184
  The New Birth - The Decisive Step 185
  Living a Miracle 187
  The Most Important Thing 188
  The Most Essential Condition 189
  Glossary 193
  References 195
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