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

Preface

The most distinctive thesis of the Integral Yoga is that supramental consciousness can, by its descent in Matter transform earthly life into divine life. In other words, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have discovered the method by which supramental descent on the earth can be brought about and even Matter can manifest supramental consciousness.

Sri Aurobindo has, while describing supermind, referred to the Vedic concept of truth-consciousness (rita-chit) and accepted the Vedic description of truth-consciousness as an apt description of the supermind. Both in the Vedas and the Upanishads, we have the evidence that the ancient Rishis had discovered the supramental consciousness, but there is no evidence that they could bring about the descent of the supermind in Matter. A systematic and philosophic exposition of the supermind is to be found for the first time in the history of philosophy in Sri Aurobindo's 'The Life Divine' and, what is most striking in 'The Life Divine' is Sri Aurobindo's account of the origin of the ignorance in one of the subordinate functionings of the supermind. This stands in contrast to the ordinary general view, which has become widespread in India, that the ignorance and its origin are inexplicable and that the earthly life is inextricably connected with Ignorance. As a result, it has come to be maintained that the worldly life and ignorance are so inseparable from each other that in order to depart from ignorance one must depart from earthly and material life of the world. This view has now come to be shown to be

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