In the jail he had received the Divine Message: “I am raising up this nation to send forth my word..... It is for the world and not for themselves that they arise. I am giving them freedom for the service of the world.” Sri Aurobindo The conditions in which men live upon earth are the result of their state of consciousness. To want to change the conditions without changing the consciousness is a vain chimera.- Mother
…..One must first acquire an inner Yogic consciousness and replace by it our ordinary view of things, natural movements, motives of life; one must revolutionise the whole present build of our being.
Page 279, second para: We pose eight principles instead of seven, and then we perceive that our existence is a sort of refraction of the divine existence, in inverted order of ascent and descent, thus ranged,-- Existence Matter Consciousness-Force Life Bliss Psyche Supermind Mind The Divine descends from pure existence through the play of Consciousness-Force and Bliss and the creative medium of Supermind into cosmic being; we ascend from Matter through a developing life, soul and mind and the illuminating medium of Supermind towards the divine being.
Raja Yoga Page 35 : mastery of the whole apparatus of thought and consciousness. It fixes its eye on the chitta, that stuff of mental consciousness in which all these activities arise, and it seeks,… even as Hatha Yoga with its physical material, first to purify and to tranquilize – (samadhi the goal).
Page 45, Last para … The method we have to pursue then, is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the Divine and to call Him in to transform our entire being into His. Thus in a sense God Himself, the real Person in us, becomes the sadhaka of the sadhana as well the Master of the Yoga.
Page 60, last para The personal will of the sadhaka has first to cease on the egoistic energies and turn them towards the light and the right;
page 61, 1st line once turned, he has still to train them to : 1. recognise that always, 2. always to accept, 3. always to follow that.
…IT IS FOR THIS MEANINGFUL DEVELOPMENT OF CONSCIOUSNESS BY THOUGHT, WILL, EMOTION, DESIRE, ACTION AND EXPERIENCE, LEADING IN THE END TO A SUPREME DIVINE SELF-DISCOVERY, THAT MAN, THE MENTAL BEING, HAS ENTERED INTO THE MATERIAL BODY.
Page 153, 19th line …The integral Yoga, refusing to rely upon the fragile stuff of mental and moral ideals, puts its whole emphasis in this field on three central dynamic processes, - 1.the development of the true soul or psychic being to take the place of the false soul of desire, 2. the sublimation of human into divine love, 3. the elevation of consciousness from its mental to its spiritual and supramental plane by whose power alone both the soul and the life-force can be utterly delivered from the veils and prevarications of the Ignorance.
Page 207, 2nd para, last 6 lines BUT IF A COLLECTIVITY OR GROUP COULD BE FORMED OF THOSE WHO HAD REACHED THE SUPRAMENTAL PERFECTION, THERE INDEED SOME DIVINE CREATION COULD TAKE SHAPE; A NEW EARTH COULD DESCEND THAT WOULD BE A NEW HEAVEN, A WORLD OF SUPRAMENTAL LIGHT COULD BE CREATED AMIDST THE RECEDING DARKNESS OF THIS TERRESTRIAL IGNORANCE.
Page 238, 2nd para, 7th line …The Gita prescribes to this end a new method of self-discipline. It is to stand back in oneself from the action of the modes and observe this unsteady flux as the Witness seated above the surge of the forces of Nature. He is one who watches but is Impartial and indifferent, aloof from them on their own level and in his native posture high above them.
THE PROMISE DIVINE : In the jail he had received the Divine Message: “I am raising up this nation to send forth my word..... It is for the world and not for themselves that they arise. I am giving them freedom for the service of the world.”
Page 288, 1st para, 3rd. line The means are meditation, concentration excluding all things else, a total loss of the mind in its object. ACTION IS PERMISSIBLE ONLY IN THE FIRST STAGES OF THE SEARCH IN ORDER TO PURIFY THE SEEKER and make him morally and temperamentally a fit vessel for the knowledge.
Page 481, Para 2, Line 4 IMPORTANT The difference, not easy to define except by symbols, may be expressed if we take the Vedic image in which the Sun represents the gnosis and the sky, mid-air and earth, the mentality, vitality, physicality of man and of the universe. Living on the earth, climbing into the mid-air or even winging in the sky, the mental being, the manomya purusa, would still live in the rays of the sun and not in its bodily light. And in those rays he would see things not as they are but as reflected in his organ of vision, deformed by its faults or limited in their truth by its restrictions.
Page 785, line 3 …The mind by its very nature cannot render with an entirely right rightness or act in the unified completeness of the divine knowledge, will and Ananda because it is an instrument for dealing with the divisions of the finite on the basis of division, a secondary instrument therefore and a sort of delegate for the lower movement in which we live.