The Transformation of Hearing and Touch Through the Action of the Supramental Sense

Sri Aurobindo’s description of the impact of the supramental sense action on the sight corresponds to similar transformations that take place in each of the other senses as well.  The quality of the transformation is essentially similar, although the experience corresponds to the unique characteristics of each sense organ and its mode of perception.  This quality is an internalisation of the oneness and unity of the entire creation and a vivid recognition of the essential significance of the object perceived, by whichever sense is operative, and its position and role in the entirety of the creation.

Sri Aurobindo observes:  “All sounds become to the supramentalised ear the voice of the Divine, himself born into sound, and a rhythm of the concord of the universal symphony.  And there is too the same completeness , vividness, intensity, the revelation of the self of the thing heard and the spiritual satisfaction of the self in hearing.”

Similarly, “The supramentalised touch also contacts or receives the touch of the Divine in all things and knows all things as the Divine through the conscious self in the contact: and there is too the same totality, intensity, revelation of all that is in and behind the touch to the experiencing consciousness.”

“There comes a similar transformation of the other senses.”

Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga, Part Four: The Yoga of Self-Perfection, Chapter 24, The Supramental Sense , pp. 838-839

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