Tusar Nath Mohapatra

Consciousness and the Evolution of Supermind

Posted on: June 7, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

Sri Aurobindo continues his recap of the theme of the Life Divine in this final chapter by pointing out that “It is consciousness and life that must be the keywords to what is being thus worked out in Time; for without them Matter and the world of Matter would be a meaningless phenomenon….”

Consciousness has taken various forms in the evolution of life, from the subconscious or unconscious but still precise action of atomic forces of Matter and the instinctive responses of Life, to the mental, reasoning faculties that have developed and on which humanity relies as its basis of existence and action in the world.

Sri Aurobindo describes consciousness with the following statement: “For the essence of consciousness is the power to be aware of itself and its objects….” In order for consciousness to evolve and extend its range, it must be previously involved, as the tree is involved…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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