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Characteristics and Levels of the Supramental Knowledge

The Taittiriya Upanishad speaks of the “self of knowledge”, vijnanamaya, which exists beyond the mental level of consciousness.  This self of knowledge is the native plane of the supramental action and its essential characteristic is a knowledge by identity which Sri Aurobindo describes:  “Its movement is a total seeing and seizing; it is a comprehension and possession in the self of knowledge; and it holds the object of consciousness as part of the self or one with it, the unity being spontaneously and directly realised in the act of knowledge.” 388 more words

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Knowledge by Identity Underpins the Supramental Sense Awareness

The mental consciousness relies heavily on the data provided by the senses in order to interact with the forms, forces, beings and events in the manifested universe.   285 more words

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The Powerful and Integral Action of the Supramental Knowing

It must be remembered that the evolutionary development or unfolding of consciousness takes place through the modality of Time.  The vital consciousness developed out of the physical; the mental consciousness is an advancement upon the vital.   343 more words

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The Suprarational Nature of the Supramental Judgment

If we reflect on the judgment-process in the mind, we see that it gathers facts, consults memory, organizes and then uses various logical tools such as deduction or inference to achieve what it believes to be the truth of anything to which it has turned its attention.   452 more words

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The Power of Memory in the Supramental Consciousness

In the Greek philosopher Plato’s dialogue called “Meno”, Socrates makes the argument that all learning is actually remembrance.  The soul, having been born and reincarnated numerous times, has an enormous store of latent memory which can be called up through a process of review or inquiry.   339 more words

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The Supramental Power of Observation

The first principal power utilized by the mental consciousness is the power of observation.  The objects of the senses are presented as data upon which the mind then sets to work in its process of analysis, correlation, reflection, memory and synthesis to achieve an understanding of what is being observed.   467 more words

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The Observation Process and Logic of the Supermind

With our experience of the mental consciousness, it is essentially impossible to fully comprehend the operation of the supermind.  The best we can do, absent the actual experience, is to correlate the qualitative differences reported to us by those who have either a glimpse or the actual experience of the supermind.   398 more words

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