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Aug 20, 2014 – The Psychic and the Mind

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Devotion is not utterly fulfilled till it becomes action and
If thou pursuest after God and canst overtake Him,
let Him not go till thou hast His reality. If thou hast hold of His
reality, insist on having also His totality. The first will give thee
divine knowledge, the second will give thee divine works and a
free and perfect joy in the universe.

Sri Aurobindo

(Thoughts and Aphorisms 409)

The Psychic and the Mind

Psychic life in the universe is a work of the divine Grace. Psychic growth is a work of the divine Grace and the ultimate power of the psychic being over the physical being will also be a result of the divine Grace. And the mind, if it wants to be at all useful, has only to remain very quiet, as quiet as it can, because if it meddles in it, it is sure to spoil everything…

The mind is an instrument for formation and organisation, and if the mind lets the psychic make use of it, that will be very good. But it is not the mind which will help the psychic to manifest. The roles are reversed. The mind can be an instrument for the manifestation of the psychic later, when it has already taken possession of the outer consciousness. It is rarely so before that. Usually it is a veil and an obstruction. But surely it can’t help in the manifestation. It can help in the action if it takes its true place and true movement. And if it becomes completely docile to the psychic inspiration, it can help to organise life, for this is its function, its reason of existence

The Mother

The Great Adventure – A Diary for All Times. Page 196.

All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India