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The Walls of the Mind--the Freedom of the Supermind

Whether it is habitual patterns or a fixed ideology, creed, or belief system, the human mind requires a framework within which to limit its action.  The disruption of that framework creates extreme discomfort for the mind, and this can be in the form of disorientation or a feeling of chaos and confusion which makes effective mental action well nigh impossible.   276 more words

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Spiritual Reality and the Supermind

There is an air of “unreality” when the mind begins to work with concepts and abstractions that are not based on the physical world and the objects of the senses.   306 more words

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The Character of the Supermind and Its Process of Thinking

While humanity primarily bases itself in the mental level of thought, whether predominantly the habitual, the pragmatic or the ideative gradations that take their starting point in the physical, vital and mental levels of existence, and thus, are inherently fragmented, separated and divided, the supramental mode of knowledge begins at the standpoint of the unity and oneness of all existence and the infinity and universality of life.   248 more words

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Issues and Limitations in the Harmonious Integration of the Three Gradations of Mentality

Each human individual has the three gradations of habitual, pragmatic and ideative mentality as a potential capacity, but these are developed to different degrees and have a rather imperfect harmony in their action within that individual.   291 more words

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The Triple Action of the Normal Thought-Mind

Sri Aurobindo identifies three distinct levels or gradations of action of the normal thought-mind of the human individual.  These correspond roughly to the interaction between the mind and the physical, the pragmatic mind of development in the interaction between mind and life , and the mind acting on the purely mental level. 428 more words

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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

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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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