This paper was presented at
Psychology: The Indian Contribution
National Conference on
Indian Psychology, Yoga and Consciousness
organised by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research
at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education
Pondicherry, India, 10-13 December 2004

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Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy as exhibited in his poetry through consciousness


Km. Uma & Vijendra Sahai — Kanpur.

Only those who live in a supreme Truth-consciousness and embody it are inwardly made in the divine image. The aim of supramental yoga is to lead us to this supreme Truth-consciousness. The change from mind to supermind is a revolution in knowledge. For it to become stable, it must be a divine transmutation. Once the conscious integral surrender to the divine has been made by mind, life, and body, the yoga becomes easy. We must not forget whatever is beyond ‘mind and life and body’ is spirit according to Sri Aurobindo. However one has to rise beyond the mind level and into the ‘supramental level’. This experience transfigured by a ‘supreme alchemy of consciousness’ brings into our existence an element of supramental glory. A person achieves a greater and divine consciousness in the ascent towards God, and that is supramental yoga.