Integral Yoga of Transformation - Psychic, Spiritual and Supramental

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  • PART TWO

    Psychic Transformation

    But the work to be done was so enormous, so meticulous and so perfect that it could be accomplished, in SriAurobindo's view, only by the triple transformation, — psychic, spiritual and supramental. This implied three major processes and results. Sri Aurobindo speaks of the first process as that of the psychic change, the conversion of our whole present nature into a soul-instrumentation; next or along with the first, he points out, there must be the spiritual change, the descent of a higher Light, Knowledge, Power, Force, Bliss, Purity into the whole being, even into the lowest recesses of life and body, even into the darkness of our subconscience; and thirdly, there must supervene the supramental transformation, — there must take place as a crowning movement the ascent into the Supermind and the transforming descent of supramental Consciousness into our entire being. This entire process involved and still involves the most difficult endeavour that humanity or at least that part of humanity which is capable of highest aspiration has to carry out.

    The Psychic Entity

    According to Sri Aurobindo, each human being has in him a psychic entity or soul. This entity can be recognized as an individual leader of evolution, and it is that entity that causes the upward aspiration that we find in the human being to break

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