Monday, 18 September 2017

Yoga and Sadhana

All life is Yoga says the Master to bring all our different parts, to the Psychic being is a Sadhana. Hence transformation and progression in life’s mart is, conscious choice at each moment of one’s life. However the three distinction the Sadhak can take as pointer is psychicisation, spiritualization and the condition of supramentalization.

Difference between spiritual change and psychicisation
The psychic is the change that comes from within by the psychic dominating the mind, vital and physical. Psychicisation means the change of the lower nature bringing right vision into the mind, right impulse and feeling into the vital, right movement and habit into the physical – all turned towards the Divine, all based on love, adoration, bhakti – finally, the vision and sense of the Mother everywhere in all as well as in the heart, her Force working in the being, faith, consecration, surrender.

The spiritual is the change that descends from above. The spiritual change is established descent of the peace, light, knowledge, power, bliss from above, the awareness of the Self and the Devine and of a higher cosmic consciousness and the change of the whole consciousness and the change of the whole consciousness to that.

Conditions for Supramentalisation
1. One does not make a too personal or egoistic affair of it turning it into a
Nietzschean or other ambition to be a superman
2. One is ready to undergo the conditions and stages needed for the
achievement.
3. One is sincere and regards it as part of the seeking of the Divine and
consequent culmination of the Divine will in one and insists on no more
than the fulfillment of that will whatever it may be, psychicisation, spiritualization or supramentalisation. It should be regarded as the fulfillment of God’s working in the world, not as a personal chance or achievement.

Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga(SABCL), Volume 24; Pg:1093

[ NOTE: By Dr. Shakuntala Manay for the month of September 2017]

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