Silencing of the mind

As the mind will become quiet, you may begin to feel an impersonal vast Peace spread out infinitely, eternal in character. This is the Self, often experienced and described in spiritual litterature. One has to allow it to settle down in oneself. Then a special care has to be taken not to initiate thinking, because the mind is so much in the habit of thinking that without this thought activity one may feel as if one is becoming incapable of thinking and losing one's mental capacities. But this is only a surface analysis. As one begins to have a direct perception, one sees, one does not think anymore  or thinks less but sees more and more. There is no need even for words. One should take care at this stage to become passive as much as one can. The knowledge of all the different parts of our being will increase. The mental method of logical deduction, inference, approximation, conclusion etc.. will give place more and more to a direct perception, to a clear intuition, to a perfect seing. With the silencing of the mind begins the true journey of the spiritual discovery.

N.Guha Roy

Abolition of the animal and of the ego in us

Anyone who has a clear aspiration to belong to the future divine race or a more illumined race has clearly come on earth to fulfill the mission. The yoga of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo is truly meant for them. When one has such an aspiration, the understanding of their sacred writings becomes a constant source of luminous revelation. One also finds in them the answer to one's deepest quest.

But their yoga is very difficult. The development of education in all civilisations has been an attempt  to refine and confine the animal activities and tendencies inherent in man. But the mind cannot really transform the animal in man. To some extent it can refine and chain it with ethical, moral, social, penal, religious, political codes but invariably the control breaks down. In other words the animal triumphs. How can this situation be remedied?  We must have access to a power superior to mind, to a consciousness which is victorious which has a transmuring effect on animality, on the normal nature of man and his activities.

But there is an important question. How far are we willing to forego our humanity? Can we accept as a goal worthy of pursuit the prospect of complete abstinence from sex activities, complete abolition of the idea of race, family, religion, nationality in an inner detachment and above all are we willing to submit to a discipline which seems to be almost a total negation of our self-existence and personality? Are we willing to get completely abolished without distinction, without having a separate existence in the Divine Reality? Are we ready to forego our will and obey a superior luminous Will and wait upon the Supreme Will only?

These are a few questions which one has to consider very seriously and observe if there is any acceptance of such possibilities in oneself at least as basic principles to start with. We have to see whether we an accept the total abolition of the animal in us and of the ego as an eventuality, though naturally that would take a long, long time

On Suffering

The suffering is an inseparable intrinsic attribute and substance of the normal human consciousness. That is to say, as long as we are human with the human consciousness, the suffering is inevitable. The suffering is the inevitable result and consequence of all our inferior human attributes, qualities, actions and of unillumined movements of mental and vital consciousness. Desires, search and satisfaction of sensual pleasures, greed, jealousy, ambition, cruelty, violence , all these elements are natural attributes of the human consciousness and they cannot be eliminated or suppressed, or controlled by mental and vital efforts alone.. They might be refined and controlled by high spiritual powers but not eliminated

Only the Grace of the Mother Divine, the supramental consciousness, the divine consciousness has the absolute power of transmuting them into its own substance of force, delight and oneness. True happiness, delight, ananda is an attribute, an intrinsic  dynamic principle and substance of the spiritual and divine consciousness.


N.Guha Roy