Tuesday, September 17, 2013

On Sri Aurobindo III

On Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo said: Man is a transitional being.
Man, an evolutionary being, has emerged as the Neanderthal man from the Ape, and presently, he is on the Way towards becoming the Supramental Being through a Higher Evolution. 

The earth is a field of Evolution — Evolution of the Spirit that has become Matter and is involved in Matter. All living beings on earth including the humans have emerged out of this Evolution. But Man is not the final result of Evolution. He is in an initial and rudimentary stage of the Manifestation of Consciousness _  an imperfect and incomplete stage. 

All of us want to have happiness, joy, creativity and prosperity in life, for as long a period as possible. We think that we should have all knowledge and wisdom and want enough force, strength and power, ever with hope and dream of success and victory. Ever, we hope of Light, Joy, Consciousness and Power. 

But that has not been our reality in life. Our existence as human beings is quite miserable, with enough of sorrows and frustration, falls and failure, and ignorance and inconscience. We are all in bondage of darkness, defeat, division, disease and death!

However, should we stop there? Should we not go ahead with our invincible hope, our golden and happy dreams, our joyous expectations?

We should be more progressive, more adventurous and warrior-like, more struggling, more hopeful and endeavouring. We should inflame the Fire of our Aspiration to dispel all darkness around us.


As Sri Aurobindo said, the time has already come when evolution has to progress ahead beyond man. As we know, Man is not the perfect being, not the complete being. But he has in him the Aspiration, the HOPE and the DREAM for becoming perfect and  complete, for conquering darkness, division and death. The aim of Evolution is to manifest the  Divine, the Source of this Manifestation, the Supreme Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.         
The Superman shall emerge and manifest out of Man. Man should prepare and transform himself for the Advent of the Superman. He has to grow and become the Superman. That is the only purpose of Man's existence on earth - the coming of the Superman, the Manifestation of the Supramental Consciousness - and the purpose has now to be fulfilled. Man shall do that by surpassing himself. If Man fails to collaborate with this new task of evolution, the evolutionary forces will surpass him, go beyond him, push him aside, and find out a new and different means to manifest the New Man, the Superman.

Has not The Mother warned us in a message quoted earlier that we , the human beings, should choose  between Truth or the abyss

The Divine Consciousness has descended and become ready to answer the Call and the Aspiration of the human being, to lift him up to Light, Force, Joy and Love, but Man fails, in spite of the Call given by him. The Divine gives us Light, shows us the Way, but we cover the Light with the Shadow of Ignorance and Darkness and create hurdles on the Way by creating walls and barriers of Ignorance and Egoism. Often, we adhere to Darkness and Ignorance and ignore Light and Truth and Wisdom. We are not yet prepared for the Next Evolution.

As The Mother has declared, the Supramental Consciousness has descended on earth on the 29th day of February 1956. It is actively present here and now on earth.
I am quoting the oft-quoted message of the Mother from Mother’s Agenda Vol.1:

First Supramental Manifestation 
(During the common meditation on Wednesday
The 29th February 1956)

This evening the Divine Presence, concrete and material, was 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.
And then the supramental Light and Force and Consciousness rushed down upon earth in an uninterrupted flow. 

The Time now has indeed come for the Human Being to evolve and become the Supramental Being. The Hour of God that came on earth along with Sri Aurobindo still continues and will continue till the Work is done and  the Supramental Beings emerge on earth.

Now, what is the most needed in us is Aspiration, a fixed and unfailing Aspiration.

There is no end to our march. Sri Aurobindo said:

There is no end to the world’s stupendous march, 
There is no rest for the embodied soul. 
It must live on, describe all Time’s huge curve. 
An Influx presses from the closed Beyond 
Forbidding to him rest and earthly ease, 
Till he has found himself he cannot pause.
A Light there is that leads, a Power that aids;
Unmarked, unfelt it sees in him and acts:
Ignorant, he forms the All-conscient in his depths,
Human, looks up to superhuman peaks: 
A borrower of Supernature’s gold; 
He paves his road to Immortality.
Savitri Bk III Co IV p339 : Sri Aurobindo

Barindranath Chaki

Posted on 17-9-2013