November 27, 2006

In direct connection with supraphysical

Planes, an explanation by Sri Aurobindo
If we regard the gradation of worlds or planes as a whole, we see them as a great connected complex move­ment ; the higher precipitate their influences on the lower, the lower react to the higher and develop or manifest in themselves within their own formula something that corresponds to the superior power and its action. The material world has evolved life in obedience to a pressure from the vital plane, mind in obedience to a pressure from the mental plane. It is now trying to evolve supermind in obedience to a pressure from the supra-mental plane. In more detail, particular forces, movements, powers, beings of a higher world can throw themselves on the lower to establish appropriate and corresponding forms which will connect them with the material domain and, as it were, reproduce or project their action here. And each thing created here has, supporting it, subtler envelopes or forms of itself which make it subsist and connect it with forces acting from above. Man, for instance, has, besides his gross physical body, subtler sheaths or bodies by which he lives behind the veil in direct connection with supraphysical planes of consciousness and can be influenced by their powers, movements and beings. From: Dictionairy of Sri Aurobido's Yoga, 1973 Dipti Publications, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry-2 Jérôme Auroville

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