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The Supermind and the Higher Functions of the Mind

At the highest reaches of the capacities of the human mind we find the power of the higher reason and the intellectual formulation of ideas.  These functions represent the most abstract aspects of the mentality, and operate more freely than those parts of the mentality which are bound to the physical world and the objects of the senses.   227 more words

Sri Aurobindo

The Transformation and Liberation of the Powers of Human Consciousness Through the Advent of the Supermind

Consciousness is an unbroken continuum from the lowest depths of material consciousness to the heights of the supermind.  This implies that the supermind can relate to and have its impact on each level of awareness in existence.   271 more words

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Steps in the Conversion from Mind to Supermind

The transition from mental consciousness to supramental necessarily involves various stages and takes place over time.  The action is not a straight line of progress, but involves the inevitable obstacles to be overcome, relapses and inconsistent forward movement.   317 more words

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The Supramental Standpoint of Consciousness

The normal mental consciousness is circumscribed by the experience of time, space and circumstance.  The mind is locked into its present reality as perceived through the impressions of the senses, with very little leeway outside of this limited viewpoint.   417 more words

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Comparison of Mental Thinking to Supramental Thought

The sages who have experienced the opening of the spiritual consciousness or the shift to one of the higher gradations of consciousness have frequently indicated that there is a vast difference between mental thinking and spiritual thought, vision, experience.   454 more words

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Supramental Speech

Sages and mystics have long understood and commented on the power of the “word”.  The New Testament of the Christian Bible begins with the ultimate statement of this creative power:  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  Yogis describe the power of the Mantra, the word that is evocative, transformative and has the power to affect mind, life and matter through its action.   453 more words

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Three Gradations of Supramental Thought and Three Levels of Consciousness

Sri Aurobindo describes three elements or gradations of thought that develop at the mental level, at the level of the intuitive mind and at the supramental level.   303 more words

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