is very unwise for anyone to claim prematurely to have possession
of the supermind or even to have a taste of it. The claim
is usually accompanied by an outburst of superegoism, some
radical blunder of perception or a gross fall, wrong condition
and wrong movement. A certain spiritual humility, a serious
unarrogant look at oneself and quiet perception of the imperfections
of ones present nature and, instead of self esteem
and self-assertion, a sense of necessity of exceeding ones
present self, not from egoistic ambition, but from an urge
towards the Divine would be, it seems to me, for this frail,
terrestrial and human composition far better conditions
for proceeding towards the supramental change.
is the psychic surrender in the physical that you have begun
the parts are essentially offered, but the surrender has
to be made complete by the growth of the psychic self-offering
in all of them and in all their movements separately and
be enjoyed by the Divine is to be entirely surrendered so
that one feels the Divine Presence, Power, Light, Ananda
possessing the whole being rather than oneself possessing
these things for ones own satisfaction. It is a much
greater ecstasy to be thus surrendered and possessed by
the Divine than oneself to be the possessor. At the same
time by this surrender there comes also a calm and happy
mastery of self and nature.
the psychic being in front and keep it there, putting its
power on the mind, vital and physical, so that it shall
communicate to them its force of single-minded aspiration,
trust, faith, surrender, direct and immediate detection
of whatever is wrong in the nature and turned towards ego
and error, away from Light and truth
egoism in all its forms; eliminate it from every movement
of your consciousness.
the cosmic consciousnesslet the egocentric outlook
disappear in wideness, impersonality, the sense of the Cosmic
Divine, the perception of universal forces, the realisation
and understanding of the cosmic manifestation, the play.
in place of ego the true beinga portion of the Divine,
issued from the World Mother and an instrument of the manifestation.
This sense of being a portion of the Divine and an instrument
should be free from all pride, sense or claim of ego or
assertion of superiority, demand or desire. For if these
elements are there, then it is not the true being.
in doing Yoga live in the mind, vital, physical, lit up
occasionally or to some extend by the Higher Mind and by
the Illumined Mind; but to prepare for the supramental change
it is necessary (as soon as, personally, the time has come)
to open up to the Intuition and the Overmind, so that these
may make the whole being and the whole nature ready for
the supramental change. Allow the consciousness quietly
to develop and widen and the knowledge of these things will
discrimination, detachment (but not indifference) are all
very important, for their opposites impede very much the
transforming action. Intensity of aspiration should be there,
but it must go along with these. No hurry, no inertia, neither
rajasic over-eagerness nor tamasic discouragementa
steady and persistent but quiet call and working. No snatching
or clutching at realisation, but allowing realisation to
come from within and above and observing accurately its
field, its nature, its limits.
the power of the Mother work in you, but be careful to avoid
any mixture or substitution, in its place, of either a magnified
ego-working or a force of Ignorance presenting itself as
Truth. Aspire especially for the elimination of all obscurity
and unconsciousness in the nature.
are the main conditions of preparation for the supramental
change; but none of them is easy, and they must be complete
before the nature can be said to be ready. If the true attitude
(psychic, unegoistic, open only to the Divine Force) can
be established, then the process can go on much more quickly.
To take and keep the true attitude, to further the change
in oneself, is the help that can be given, the one thing
asked to assist the general change.