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The Consciousness of the Timeless Infinite

Yogic texts tell us that day and night get reversed from the normal mental consciousness to the yogic experience.  The “day” of the mental consciousness is focused on the impressions and experiences of the outer world of manifestation, and for the individual so immersed, the experience of the timeless infinite consciousness of the Brahman is something that cannot be factored in with the waking awareness conditioned by the movement of Time.   325 more words

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The Timeless Infinite and the Manifestation in Time

Time regulates our lives as it regulates the entire universal manifestation.  In modern civilisation, everything is scheduled and regimented through the fixed processes of Time as measured by our clocks.   416 more words

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The Supramental Experience of the Mind, the Senses and the Outer World

As Sri Aurobindo has described at some length thus far, one can expect that the supramental consciousness will both be able to utilize the mind and the senses as well as interface directly with the outer world of the manifested universe. 275 more words

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The Status of Consciousness After the Supramental Transformation

The transformation of consciousness from the mental to the supramental has far-reaching consequences.  Just as the shift from the vital plant awareness to the animal mentality created enormous changes both for the individual beings and the relation of those beings within the larger environment of the creation, and as the shift from the animal mentality to that of the human mentality involved even greater impacts for the individual and the universal creation, so the advent of the supramental consciousness and its transformative activities within the created universe is bound to have an extraordinary impact as well. 340 more words

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The Supramental Transformation Cures the Deficiencies of the Psychical Consciousness

As long as it is still anchored in the individual consciousness of body-life-mind, the psychic awareness is subject to the limitations implicit in the lower manifestation.   344 more words

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Transitional Stages in the Psychical and Supramental Transformation of Human Nature

It is important to maintain a sense of process and an understanding of the stages of the psychic and supramental transformations that take hold of the seeker as the evolutionary process unfolds.   462 more words

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Two Major Results of the Supramental Transformation of the Psychic Consciousness

When the psychic sense first begins to manifest in any individual, it does so in a partial, fragmentary and somewhat confused manner, simply because it is intervening into the pre-existing mental/vital/physical complex makeup of the being and being interpreted and modified by the habitual view and understanding that comes with the human complex.   334 more words

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