Tusar Nath Mohapatra

The Nature of the Surrender Required for the Supramental Descent

Posted on: August 2, 2012

Sri Aurobindo Studies

We tend to believe that if we adopt an idea or an emotional stance, that we have made a change to our nature and that we are then “spiritual”. Sri Aurobindo points out that we are actually made up of a number of complex parts of our being, sourced from one of the major principles of manifestation, body, vital force, mind, and that as a result of this complexity, we do not accomplish the result simply by “thinking” it or emotionally attaching ourselves to it. The physical being, the vital being, the mental being all have their own drives and impulsions and they in many cases do not accept or adopt the spiritual focus of the highest parts. This can lead to a lot of confusion, disturbance, and failure along the way.

Sri Aurobindo makes it clear that the supramental descent and the subsequent transformations it brings about requires that…

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Tusar N. Mohapatra

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