The Supermind Provides the Link to Creative Action

The Supermind is the intermediate term between the Unitary Consciousness of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss in an undifferentiated and absolute form; and the total diffentiation and divisions we see in the manifestation of the world. Ths Supramental consciousness is both comprehensive and embracing, while being a creative power that takes the principles of the undifferentiated Sat-Chit-Ananda and converts them into the details and specifics of the manifested world.

“Above, the formula of the One eternally stable and immutable; below, the formula of the Many which, eternally mutable, seeks but hardly finds in the flux of things a firm and immutable standing-point.”

The Supermind “has the knowledge of the One, but is able to draw out of the One its hidden multitudes; it manifests the Many, but does not lose itself in their differentiations.”

The unitary consciousness expressed by the concept Sat-Chit-Ananda, lacking division or differentiation, does not create the world. The Supramental Consciousness is the creative power that takes the principles of that unity and distributes them into ultimate division and fragmentation to create the world of names and forms, the dividing principle and action of the mind, the clash of the life energy and the ultimate fragrmentation implied by separate material forms.

reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Chapter 14, The Supermind As Creator

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