Supermind Manifests Defined Creation through Space and Time

If we assert that the Divine Transcendent Reality is other than and different from the world of Mind, Life and Matter, and that we can only attain to the one by the abandonment of the other, then we create a duality that forces us to choose, but which does not solve the riddle of existence and provide a satisfactory solution to the ultimate Unity.

In fact, in order for us to exist, there must be a reality to Mind, Life and Matter and that reality must originally proceed from the transcendent reality of Sat-Chit-Ananda. What is missing then is the link that translates the qualities and powers of consciousness of Sat-Chit-Ananda to the Mind-Life and Body. That missing link of consciousness must be able to bridge the gap and Sri Aurobindo has named it Supermind, or Truth Consciousness.

“We call it the Supermind or the Truth-Consciousness, because it is a principle superior to mentality and exists, acts and proceeds in the fundamental truth and unity of things and not like the mind in their appearances and phenomenal divisions.”

It is the role of the Supermind to turn the absolute of Sat-Chit-Ananda into an extension in Space and Time, to create patterns of causality that define specific forms and steps out of the realm of infinite possibilities. We call this the working of Divine Law, the working out of the essence of each “thing in itself” and it is the power of the Truth-Consciousness to develop these specific manifestations while holding the ultimate unity firmly in consciousness.

reference: Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Chapter 16, The Triple Status of Supermind

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