Supermind in Integral Yoga - Problem of Ignorance Bondage, Liberation and Perfection

PART TWO

Supramental Vision of the Supreme Reality:

Indeterminability of the Absolute

Let us first begin with the supramental vision of the ultimate reality. In the supramental realization, the ultimate reality is found to be indeterminable; this indeterminability has two senses; in the first sense, the reality or the absolute is seen to be not limitable or definable by any one determination and by any sum of determinations; in the second sense, the Absolute is seen to be not bound down to an indeterminable vacancy of pure existence. Thus the indeterminable is a source of all determinations, and its indeterminability is a natural and necessary condition both of its infinity of being and its infinity of power of being; it can be infinitely all things because it is no thing in particular and exceeds any definable totality. As Sri Aurobindo explains, it is this essential indeterminability of the Absolute that translates itself into negative positives and their affirming positives, and thus we have a series of positive and negative descriptions of the Absolute which always remains indeterminable. In the words of Sri Aurobindo:

"It is this essential indeterminability of the Absolute that translates itself into our consciousness through the fundamental negating positives of our spiritual experience, the immobile immutable Self, the Nirguna Brahman, the Eternal without qualities, the pure featureless One Existence, the Impersonal, the Silence void of activities, the Non-being,

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