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THE BLINDSPOT

THE FOURTH KEY THE BLINDSPOT   Stone: Blue Sapphire The Mantra: Asat Ma Sat Gamaya.   The Key:   There is something so obvious which almost none can see, a blindspot preventing us from realizing it until we are ready to deal with it.   Are you ready?   It can be quite a shock to realize this for the first time:   Whatever it …

TAT TWAM ASI – VARIOUS APPROACHES

TAT TWAM ASI – VARIOUS APPROACHES   The Ashtavarka Ghita:   Your real nature is as the one perfect, free, and action-less consciousness, the all-pervading witness — unattached to anything, desire-less and at peace. It is from illusion that you seem to be involved in samsara.   You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness, imperturbable: so hold to nothing but consciousness.   …

THE SELF – THE WAY – SRI AUROBINDO

THE SELF – THE WAY – SRI AUROBINDO   To realize Self is to realize the eternal freedom of the spirit.   The first realization of the Self as something intensely silent and purely static is not the whole truth of it. There can also be a realization of the Self in its power.   Establishing the mind in the Self means the conviction that …

THE ATMAN – SRI AUROBINDO

 THE ATMAN – SRI AUROBINDO   Atman, our true self, is Brahman;   it is pure indivisible Being, self- luminous, self-concentrated in consciousness, self-concentrated in force, self-delighted. Its existence is light and bliss. It is timeless, spaceless and free.   Atman represents itself to the consciousness of the creature in three states, dependent on the relations between Purusha and Prakriti, the Soul and Nature.   …

THE PSYCHIC BEING – SATPREM

THE PSYCHIC BEING – SATPREM   The first signs of psychic opening are love and joy – a joy that may be extremely intense and powerful, but without any exaltation and without object, as calm and deep as the sea.   Psychic joy does not need anything in order to be; it just is; even in a prison it cannot help being, for it is …

LIFE – SRI AUROBINDO’S SAVITRI

LIFE – SRI AUROBINDO’S SAVITRI   A long dim preparation is man’s life,   A circle of toil and hope and war and peace Tracked out by Life on Matter’s obscure ground. In his climb to a peak no feet have ever trod, He seeks through a penumbra shot with flame A veiled reality half-known, ever missed, A search for something or someone never found, …