From the Human to the Status of the Absolute

If we practice the steps recommended by the Gita, the elimination of desire as a motive power of action, the elimination of ego as the lynch-pin of action, and the transference of our consciousness to a state of impersonality, observing, supporting and underpinning action without becoming ensnared by the forces of desire or the play of the Gunas, we eventually reach the status of the divine consciousness. Sri Aurobindo describes the result:

“If you can do this, then you will find yourself uplifted into a great release, a wide freedom and a deep peace. Then you will be aware of God and immortal, possessed of your dateless self-existence, independent of mind and life and body, sure of your spiritual being, untouched by by the reactions of Nature, unstained by passion and sin and pain and sorrow. Then you will depend for your joy and desire on no mortal or outward or worldly thing, but will possess inalienably the self-sufficient delight of a calm and eternal spirit. Then you will have ceased to be a mental creature and will have become spirit illimitable, the Brahman. And into this eternity of the silent self, rejecting from your mind all seed of thought and all root of desire, rejecting the figure of birth in the body, you can pass at your end by concentration in the pure Eternal and a mighty transference of your consciousness to the infinite, the Absolute.”

Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita, Second Series, Part II, Chapter 24, The Message of the Gita, pg. 565

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