The Triple Status of Supermind

It is quite clear that the power of creation that, on the one side, maintains its link and awareness to the ultimate Unity of Sat-Chit-Ananda; and on the other side, is able to divide, organize and frame the individual separate forms and formations of Mind, Life and Matter, is not a power of the mind. The mind, which operates within limits and feels itself separate from both the forms it observes and acts upon, and from the transcendent Oneness, is not a power of Knowledge and Creative Power.

“Therefore there must be a principle superior to the Mind which satisfies the conditions in which Mind fails.”

“this Knowledge and this Will must be one, infinite, all-embracing, all-possessing, all-forming, holding eternally in itself that which it casts into movement and form.” The Supermind manifests what its vision shows to be the real intention of the creation. Its action is precisely linked to its knowledge.

We define God necessarily as being “omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent.” These terms correspond to Sat–Existence, and Chit–Consciousness/Force. This implies that all forms are forms of the conscious Being of God. This Divine Consciousness can and does manifest many different things at the same time, things which to our human view are in conflict or contention with one another, but from a different view are simply essential pieces to a larger harmony and working beyond our mental framework’s capability of understanding.

This leads us to the three poises or statuses of the Supermind that all must be co-existent. First, a foundation in the unity of all things; second, a modification that allows the multiplicity to manifest within the Oneness and the Oneness to be inherent in the multiplicity; and third, an action that supports “the evolution of a diversified individuality which, by the action of Ignorance, (which may be called an exclusive concentration), becomes in us at a lower level the illusion of the separate ego.”

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

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