Friday, June 27, 2008

Sri Aurobindo and Avatar-hood

The Mother, Mira Alfassa, said thus of Sri Aurobindo :
What Sri Aurobindo represents in the world’s history is not a teaching, not even a revelation; it is a decisive action, direct from the Supreme.

She further said:
Sri Aurobindo is an emanation of the Supreme who came on earth to announce the manifestation of a new race and a new world: the supramental.
Let us prepare for it in all sincerity and eagerness.

There are other messages on Sri Aurobindo, given by the Mother during His birth centenary. One of the messages is as follows:
Man is the creation of yesterday.
Sri Aurobindo came to announce the creation of tomorrow : the coming of the supramental being.

Sri Aurobindo has said :
The Avatar is necessary when a special work is to be done and in crises of the evolution.

According Him, the Supreme has three aspects, the Transcendental, the Universal and the Individual. The Individual Person of the Supreme, the Lord, descends on earth, when there is the need of a special Work to be done here, in the matter of the Manifestation of the Divine, in the Progression of the Evolution.
And the Evolution aims at progressively more and more complete a Manifestation of the Divine on earth.


A few persons have said that Sri Aurobindo was the ninth Avatar of Vishnu. And it is also further claimed by them that He has again been reborn in the year 1963 and is the Tenth Avatar of Vishnu.
These claims are not true.
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have never and nowhere stated that He was an Avatar of Vishnu. As The Mother has stated, Sri Aurobindo is an emanation of the Supreme. Vishnu is an aspect of the Supreme, according to the Indian mythology.
Sri Aurobindo has written about the Ten Avatars and has given His view which is very much clear and reasonable and in accordance with His Teaching. According to Him, the Buddha was the ninth Avatar, as it is usually accepted. And Kalki is, as usual, the tenth Avatar.

Sri Aurobindo has said, in this connection:
Avatarhood would have little meaning if it were not connected with the evolution. The Hindu procession of the ten Avatars is itself, as it were, a parable of evolution. First the Fish Avatar, then the amphibious animal between land and water, then the land animal, then the Man-Lion Avatar, bridging man and animal, then man as dwarf, small and undeveloped and physical but containing in himself the godhead and taking possession of existence, then the rajasic, sattwic, nirguna Avatars, leading the human development from the vital rajasic to the sattwic mental man and again the overmental superman. Krishna, Buddha and Kalki depict the last three stages, the stages of the spiritual development – Krishna opens the possibility of overmind, Buddha tries to shoot beyond to the supreme liberation but that liberation is still negative, not returning upon earth to complete positively the evolution; Kalki is to correct this by bringing the Kingdom of the Divine upon earth, destroying the opposing Asura forces. The progression is striking and unmistakable.
As for the lives in between the Avatar lives, it must be remembered that Krishna speaks of many lives in the past, not only a few supreme ones, and secondly that while he speaks of himself as the Divine, in one passage he describes himself as a Vibhuti, vrishneenām vāsudevah. We may therefore fairly assume that in many lives he manifested as the Vibhuti veiling the fuller Divine Consciousness. If we admit that the object of Avatarhood is to lead the evolution, this is quite reasonable, the Divine appearing as Avatar in the great transitional stages and as Vibhutis to aid the lesser transitions. [Letters on Yoga]

And Sri Aurobindo has never described in the discussion above or elsewhere that He is one among the Ten Avatars as mentioned in the Indian mythology.

In the Ten Avatars, let us remember, the name of Krishna is not there, though Krishna’s elder brother Balarāma is enumerated there. Though, He is definitely an Avatar, whose words have created the Gita. Similarly, Sri Aurobindo need not be in the series of the Ten Avatars. Sri Aurobindo Himself admits Kalki, who is yet to come and is regarded as the Tenth Avatar.


Sri Aurobindo’s Avatar-hood is of an extra-ordinary and final importance, as the purpose of his Advent on earth is the transformation of the humanity, the transcendence of the human race.
The sole aim of the Evolution, now, is to go beyond the human race. A new Race, the Supramental Race is now the Task and the Aim. The Supramental Consciousness, which has descended already on 29-2-1956, is now active and it is now the Divine Will.
And Sri Aurobindo is with us till His work is done. Has not the Mother said on 7th December 1950 that He will be with us till His Work, the Work of the Supramental Creation and Transformation, is done?

The Mother said :
Lord, this morning Thou hast given me the assurance that Thou wouldst stay with us until Thy work is achieved, not only as a consciousness which guides and illumines but also as a dynamic Presence in action. In unmistakable terms Thou hast promised that all of Thyself would remain here and not leave the earth atmosphere until earth is transformed. Grant that we may be worthy of this marvellous Presence and that henceforth everything in us be concentrated on the one will to be more and more perfectly consecrated to the fulfilment of Thy sublime Work.

The Mother had further said on 21 December 1969 :
Sri Aurobindo is constantly in the subtle physical, very active there. I see him almost daily, and last night I spent many hours with him. If you become conscious in the subtle physical, you will surely meet him, it is what he called the true physical — it has nothing to with the psychic.

Sri Aurobindo has categorically told The Mother, as declared by Her, that he will return as the first supramental being in a supramental body. He is not to return as human being any more.

The Mother said on 11 April 1952:
When I asked Him ( December 8, 1950) to resuscitate his body, He clearly answered: “I left this body purposely. I will not take it back. I shall manifest again in the first supramental body built in the supramental way.”

Hence, we will exhibit our disbelief in The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, if we think and profess that He is reborn again in 1963, or at any other time, as a human being and as the tenth Avatar. The Mother has declared that She had spent time with Sri Aurobindo in the subtle physical on the 21st December 1969 and on many other days. She had never declared that He is born again as a human being or in a human body.

Mankind should, in all humility and with all reverence, wait for His return in the first supramental body built in the supramental way. The Time depends, greatly, on mankind; the humanity should be ready for the change.

Barindranath Chaki

Comments in Sulekha:

scribblingpad: Why KRISHNA is not there?
Reply by barin chaki: Shrikrishnastu bhagavaan swayam — that is the answer.
komlet : Shi Barindranathji, I read it...........and has to re-read it..............thanks for being here and sharing pearls of wisdom with us.


Comments from others:

From: Raaye <>Date: 2008/6/28Subject: Sri Aurobindo/Barindranath Chaki/All ChoiceTo: "Tusar N. Mohapatra" <>Dear Tushar Babu, It may be read by you but there may be others whom this may help knowing Sri Aurobindo.

Dear Barindranath,
How are you? I keep your nice discourse on Avatarhood-
Aju Mukhopadhyay

Saturday, June 14, 2008

From Mamata Dash

I am following

Dear Mr. Chaki

Recently I am following all the mails that are sent to me. I am grateful to you for including my name in to this discussion. I read your opinion about me even... I really do not know whether I m worthy of Sri Aurobindo and Mother but as you say I do not want to be something. I am surprised by this Thea ... who is she? How we never knew about her? Do you know her? How are her books? How can she claim to be next to Mother?

We are in London now with our daughter. We are here since 5 months. We will be back to Pondy in July. Mira Aditi has now requested me to translate 4th Agenda and they are now to publish 3rd volume which has been translated before. The second edition of Adventure is now published and available. What are you doing now? How are all in your family?

Mamata Dash
[ Mamata Dash is the Oriya translator of Mira Aditi Centre. She and her family members are ardent followers of Sri Aurobindo And The Mother. ]
Posted by me
Barin Chaki

Monday, June 02, 2008

Truth will prevail

Truth will certainly prevail.
The Mother had declared that the Supramental Consciousness descended on earth on the 29th December 1956.

During the common meditation on Wednesday The 29th February 1956, The Mother had taken the Action for the FIRST SUPRAMENTAL MANIFESTATION on earth. She says:

This evening the Divine Presence, concrete and material, was there present amongst you. I had the form of a living gold, bigger than the universe, and I was facing a huge and massive golden door, which separated the world from the Divine. As I looked at the door, I knew and willed, in a single movement of consciousness, that ‘the time has come', and lifting with both hands a mighty golden hammer I struck one blow on the door and the door was shattered to pieces. Then the supramental Light and Force and Consciousness rushed down upon earth in an uninterrupted flow.

Thus the truth is that the Supramental Consciousness is NOW on earth and definitely it is active. And if It has to establish Itself on earth and transform the Mankind, then It has to definitely chose some instruments. The Mother as stated that five persons knew of the Realisation on the day itself, i.e., on the 29th February 1956.

Again She said on 15 April 1972 :
The transition from man to the supramental being is accomplished through the overman. There may be a few overman - there are - who will actually make that transition. [Mother’s Agenda]

That was in 1972. Hence it will be proper to believe that there are a few persons now on earth, who are in the Overmind Consciousness, and the Work of the Supramental Consciousness is being carried through them. It cannot be that none else is there, or none else can be there, after Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, who is in Touch with the Supramental Consciousness. The followers of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have to have absolute faith in whatever They have said. Any doubt or disbelief will turn us insincere.


It is argued by someone that a table cannot stand on two legs and it needs three legs. Similarly, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother are two legs of a table, and the table needs a third leg. And the third leg is someone who is regarded by some as the Third Avatar. To compare Sri Aurobindo with two legs of a table is really funny and it is an insult to Them. They have never told about this third leg. They have never told that a third Avatar is necessary or a third Avatar is to come to fulfill and accomplish their Work.

The Mother has said in 1972 about a few persons who will be in Overmind Consciousness. She would have told us about the Third Avatar if that would have been the Truth. Could She be ignorant about the coming of the Third Avatar?

I have earlier said about this in this my blog All Choice, which is quoted below :

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo have never said anywhere that there would come a third Avatar, after Them, to complete Them. Of course, there will be others who will carry onward and complete The Work which They began. They will be Their instruments. Even there may be some Vibhutis, as described in the book The Mother.To bring in and add the Idea of Trinity and Trimurty and the references to Triguna and Tridosha in order to activate the Frozen Force of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, does not simply fit in the Philosophy and Teaching of Sri Aurobindo. His Teaching is complete and the most synthetic — it excludes nothing. Nothing is left there so that someone else will fill up the gap.
The Idea of Trinity etc was not new or unknown to Sri Aurobindo. According to Him, the Trinity is the Transcendental, the Cosmic and the Individual Divine.
If one still presses the idea of Trinity, I would say that The Mother has already answered the question. She said to Huta:Love. love and love as much as you can … the Lord, Sri Aurobindo and me. None of this love is wasted.
And one may still argue that The Mother referred to Sri Aurobindo by saying the words ‘the Lord’. But it is not so. There was a question asked to The Mother :
Mother, what is the difference between the Lord and Sri Aurobindo?The Mother says:
There is no essential difference, but the Lord is All and Sri Aurobindo is a part but Conscious of the Supreme Lord of whom He is an emanation.
Thus, those were the Ideas of Trinity Sri Aurobindo and The Mother had.


Let me refer to one more dangerous assumption. I am quoting what recently Alan Kazlev has written:
Add to that PNB's curious claim that her son, known as "the Fourth" (what happened to the Law of Three?) is the reincarnation of Sri Aurobindo (i am not joking). This seems to be an example of the danger, on encountering the great power of the Intermediate Zone, of grandiose opinions. And this is an even bigger reason why I do not consider PNB to be the sole and legitimate successor of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
The claim is not true and is against what the Mother has said:
Some words of the Mother after Sri Aurobindo's passing
Sri Aurobindo has given up his body in an act of supreme unselfishness, renouncing the realisation in his body to hasten the hour of the collective realisation. Surely if the earth were more responsive, this would not have been necessary.
When I asked him to resuscitate he clearly answered:“I have left this body purposely. I will not take it back. I shall manifest again in the first supramental body built in the supramental way.”
***** (Mother India, December 1967)
Thus , there is no possibility of Sri Aurobindo’s being re-incarnated in a human body.


A true follower of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo need not have to take recourse to mud slinging. If someone does so, as has been done by someone, as conveyed to me by my friend Tusar Mohapatra and by some other person through e-mail, I am not going to return the mud slinging.
Not also a true follower shall start beat his own drums.

I am on my Way, as are Tusar, Aju, Alan Kazlev, Mamata Dash and others enlisted in the e-mail. We are definitely on the Way inspired by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. We are not engaging ourselves in debates. That is never our primary work or method.

I know all these four instruments of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, whom I have named, and I am sure the Higher Consciousness is in touch with them and made them Its instruments. Whether or not these instruments are in touch with the Supramental Consciousness, partly or fully, is the concern of The Mother. Others need not be concerned about these instruments in a negative way. Whatever work of The Mother they are doing, it is Her concern. And when She is concerned, their beings are definitely in Touch and in Obedience, and others need not decry them.

The outer being of the instrument, sometimes, may not even be conscious of the Touch of the Higher Force, but their inner beings are surely conscious.

I am on my Way, along with a few others, and the Truth shall prevail.

Barin Chaki