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  Here is the one door in us that sometimes swings open upon the splendour of a truth beyond and, before it shuts again, allows a ray to touch us, - a luminous intimation which, if we have the strength and firmness, we may hold to in our faith and make a starting-point for another play of consciousness than that of the sense-mind, for the play of Intuition.
  For if we examine carefully, we shall find that Intuition is our first teacher.
  Intuition always stands veiled behind our mental operations.
  Intuition brings to man those brilliant messages from the Unknown which are the beginning of his higher knowledge. - TLD 1.08, 11-12
  In order to streng then the higher knowledge-faculty in us we have to effect the same separation between the intuitive and intellectual elements of our thought as we have already effected between the understanding and the sense-mind; and this is no easy task, for not only do our intuitions come to us incrusted in the intellectual action, but there are a great number of mental workings which masquerade and ape the appearances of the higher faculty. The remedy is to train first the intellect to recognise the true intuilion, to distinguish it from the false and then to accustom it, when it arrives at an intellectual perception or conclusion, to attach no final value to it, but rather look upward, refer all to the divine principle and wait in as complete a silence as it can comm and for the light from above. In this way it is possible to transmute a great part of our intellectual thinking into the luminous truth-conscious vision, -- the ideal would be a complete transition, -- or at least to increase greatly the frequency, purity and conscious force of the ideal knowledge working behind the intellect. The latter must learn to be subject and passive to the ideal faculty.
  - Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga
  There is, indeed, a higher form of the buddhi that can be called the intuitive mind or intuitive reason, and this by its intuitions, its inspirations, its swift revelatory vision, its luminous insight and discrimination can do the work of the reason with a higher power, a swifter action, a greater and spontaneous certitude. It acts in a self-light of the truth which does not depend upon the torch-flares of the sense-mind and its limited uncertain percepts; it proceeds not by intelligent but by visional concepts: It is a kind of truth-vision, truth-hearing, truth-memory, direct truth-discernment. This true and au thentic intuition must be distinguished from a power of the ordinary mental reason which is too easily confused with it, that power of Involved reasoning that reaches its conclusion by a bound and does not need the ordinary steps of the logical mind. The logical reason proceeds pace after pace and tries the sureness of each step like a marl who is walking over unsafe ground and has to test by the hesitating touch of his foot each span of soil that he perceives with his eye. But this other supralogical process of the reason is a motion of rapid insight or swift discernment; it proceeds by a stride or leap, like a man who springs from one sure spot to another point of sure footing, - or at least held by him to be sure. He sees this space he covers in one compact and flashing view, but he does not distinguish or measure either by eye or touch its successions, features and circumstances. This movement has something of the sense of power of the intuition, something of its velocity, some appearance of its light and certainty, arid we always are apt to take it for the intuition. But our assumption is an error and, if we trust to it, it may lead us into grievous blunders.
  - Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga
  But these two stages of the ascent enjoy their authority and can get their own united completeness only by a reference to a third level; for it is from the higher summits where dwells the intuitional being that they derive the knowledge which they turn into thought or sight and bring down to us for the mind's transmutation. Intuition is a power of consciousness nearer and more intimate to the original knowledge by identity; for it is always something that leaps out direct from a concealed identity. It is when the consciousness of the subject meets with the consciousness in the object, penetrates it and sees, feels or vibrates with the truth of what it contacts, that the intuition leaps out like a spark or lightning-flash from the shock of the meeting; or when the consciousness, even without any such meeting, looks into itself and feels directly and intimately the truth or the truths that are there or so contacts the hidden forces behind appearances, then also there is the outbreak of an intuitive light; or, again, when the consciousness meets the Supreme Reality or the spiritual reality of things and beings and has a contactual union with it, then the spark, the flash or the blaze of intimate truth-perception is lit in its depths. This close perception is more than sight, more than conception: it is the result of a penetrating and revealing touch which carries in it sight and conception as part of itself or as its natural consequence. A concealed or slumbering identity, not yet recovering itself, still remembers or conveys by the intuition its own contents and the intimacy of its self-feeling and self-vision of things, its light of truth, its overwhelming and automatic certitude.
  ...
Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into and modified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much Minded by our ordinary or ignorant mind-substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and therefore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of "stable lightnings''. When this original or native Intuition begins to descend into us in answer to an ascension of our consciousness to its level or as a result of our finding of a clear way of communication with it, it may continue to come as a play of lightning-flashes, isolated or in constant action; but at this stage the judgment of reason becomes quite inapplicable, it can only act as an observer or registrar understanding or recording the more luminous intimations, judgments and discriminations of the higher power. To complete or verify an isolated intuition or discriminate its nature, its application, its limitations, the receiving consciousness must rely on another completing intuition or be able to call down a massed intuition capable of putting all in place. For once the process of the change has begun, a complete transmutation of the stuff and activities of the mind into the substance, form and power of Intuition is imperative; until then, so long as the process of consciousness depends upon the lower intelligence serving or helping out or using the intuition, the result can only be a survival of the mixed Knowledge-Ignorance uplifted or relieved by a higher light and force acting in its parts of Knowledge.
  - Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine

  Intuition has a fourfold power. A power of revelatory truth-seeing, a power of inspiration or truth-hearing, a power of truth-touch or immediate seizing of significance, which is akin to the ordinary nature of its intervention in our mental intelligence, a power of true and automatic discrimination of the orderly and exact relation of truth to truth,-these are the fourfold potencies of Intuition. Intuition can therefore perform all the action of reason, -- including the function of logical intelligence, which is to work out the right relation of things and the right relation of idea with idea, -- but by its own superior process and with steps that do not fail or falter. It takes up also and transforms into its own substance not only the mind of thought, but the heart and life and the sense and physical consciousness: already all these have their own peculiar powers of intuition derivative from the hidden Light; the pure power descending from above can assume them all into itself and impart to these deeper heart-perceptions and life-perceptions and the divinations of the body a greater integrality and perfection. It can thus change the whole consciousness into the stuff of Intuition; for it brings its own greater radiant movement into the will, into the feelings and emotions, the life-impulses, the action of sense and sensation, the very workings of the body-consciousness; it recasts them in the light and power of truth and illumines their knowledge and their ignorance. A certain integration can thus take place, but whether it is a total integration must depend on the extent to which the new light is able to take up the subconscient and penetrate the fundamental Inconscience. Here the intuitive light and power may be hampered in its task because it is the edge of a delegated and modified supermind, but does not bring in the whole mass or body of the identity-knowledge. The basis of Inconscience in our nature is too vast, deep and solid to be altoge ther penetrated, turned into light, transformed by an inferior power of the Truth-nature.



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BOOKS
18000_books_ranked
A_Brief_History_of_Everything
God_Exists
Heart_of_Matter
Integral_Life_Practice_(book)
Kosmic_Consciousness
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_I
Letters_On_Yoga_IV
Liber_157_-_The_Tao_Teh_King
Life_without_Death
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
Process_and_Reality
The_Act_of_Creation
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Integral_Yoga
The_Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Alfred_North_Whitehead
The_Yoga_Sutras
Thus_Awakens_Swami_Sivananda
Toward_the_Future

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
01.04_-_The_Intuition_of_the_Age
1956-06-20_-_Hearts_mystic_light,_intuition_-_Psychic_being,_contact_-_Secular_ethics_-_True_role_of_mind_-_Realise_the_Divine_by_love_-_Depression,_pleasure,_joy_-_Heart_mixture_-_To_follow_the_soul_-_Physical_process_-_remember_the_Mother
1956-12-05_-_Even_and_objectless_ecstasy_-_Transform_the_animal_-_Individual_personality_and_world-personality_-_Characteristic_features_of_a_world-personality_-_Expressing_a_universal_state_of_consciousness_-_Food_and_sleep_-_Ordered_intuition
1958-07-23_-_How_to_develop_intuition_-_Concentration
30.04_-_Intuition_and_Inspiration_in_Art

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
00.03_-_Upanishadic_Symbolism
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature
0.08_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.03_-_Rationalism
01.04_-_The_Intuition_of_the_Age
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
01.05_-_The_Nietzschean_Antichrist
01.06_-_On_Communism
01.07_-_The_Bases_of_Social_Reconstruction
01.09_-_The_Parting_of_the_Way
01.12_-_Goethe
02.01_-_Metaphysical_Thought_and_the_Supreme_Truth
02.01_-_Our_Ideal
02.01_-_The_World-Stair
02.02_-_Lines_of_the_Descent_of_Consciousness
02.03_-_An_Aspect_of_Emergent_Evolution
02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind
02.11_-_New_World-Conditions
03.01_-_The_Evolution_of_Consciousness
03.02_-_Aspects_of_Modernism
03.02_-_The_Gradations_of_Consciousness__The_Gradation_of_Planes
03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation
03.04_-_The_Other_Aspect_of_European_Culture
03.09_-_Sectarianism_or_Loyalty
04.01_-_The_March_of_Civilisation
04.02_-_A_Chapter_of_Human_Evolution
04.02_-_Human_Progress
04.09_-_Values_Higher_and_Lower
05.05_-_In_Quest_of_Reality
05.07_-_Man_and_Superman
05.07_-_The_Observer_and_the_Observed
05.11_-_The_Place_of_Reason
05.13_-_Darshana_and_Philosophy
06.09_-_How_to_Wait
06.35_-_Second_Sight
07.03_-_The_Entry_into_the_Inner_Countries
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real
1.00a_-_DIVISION_A_-_THE_INTERNAL_FIRES_OF_THE_SHEATHS.
1.00a_-_Introduction
1.00c_-_DIVISION_C_-_THE_ETHERIC_BODY_AND_PRANA
1.00e_-_DIVISION_E_-_MOTION_ON_THE_PHYSICAL_AND_ASTRAL_PLANES
1.00_-_Gospel
10.15_-_The_Evolution_of_Language
10.17_-_Miracles:_Their_True_Significance
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_Foreward
1.01_-_Our_Demand_and_Need_from_the_Gita
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.01_-_The_Human_Aspiration
1.01_-_The_Ideal_of_the_Karmayogin
1.01_-_The_Unexpected
1.02.4.1_-_The_Worlds_-_Surya
1.02_-_In_the_Beginning
1.02_-_Isha_Analysis
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_The_Age_of_Individualism_and_Reason
1.02_-_The_Child_as_growing_being_and_the_childs_experience_of_encountering_the_teacher.
1.02_-_The_Development_of_Sri_Aurobindos_Thought
1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics
1.02_-_The_Pit
1.02_-_THE_WITHIN_OF_THINGS
1.03_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Meeting_with_others
1.03_-_The_Coming_of_the_Subjective_Age
1.03_-_THE_GRAND_OPTION
1.03_-_The_House_Of_The_Lord
1.04_-_Body,_Soul_and_Spirit
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.05_-_Adam_Kadmon
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_Hymns_of_Bharadwaja
1.05_-_Prayer
1.05_-_Qualifications_of_the_Aspirant_and_the_Teacher
1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being
1.06_-_Being_Human_and_the_Copernican_Principle
1.06_-_Man_in_the_Universe
1.06_-_On_Thought
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_The_Objective_and_Subjective_Views_of_Life
1.070_-_The_Seven_Stages_of_Perfection
1.07_-_Hymn_of_Paruchchhepa
1.07_-_Medicine_and_Psycho_therapy
1.07_-_The_Ego_and_the_Dualities
1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature
1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.08a_-_The_Ladder
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Methods_of_Vedantic_Knowledge
1.08_-_The_Supreme_Discovery
1.08_-_The_Supreme_Will
1.08_-_The_Synthesis_of_Movement
1.09_-_A_System_of_Vedic_Psychology
1.09_-_Kundalini_Yoga
1.09_-_The_Pure_Existent
11.01_-_The_Eternal_Day__The_Souls_Choice_and_the_Supreme_Consummation
11.06_-_The_Mounting_Fire
1.107_-_The_Bestowal_of_a_Divine_Gift
1.10_-_Conscious_Force
1.10_-_The_Image_of_the_Oceans_and_the_Rivers
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.10_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
1.1.1.01_-_Three_Elements_of_Poetic_Creation
1.1.1.03_-_Creative_Power_and_the_Human_Instrument
11.15_-_Sri_Aurobindo
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.1.1_-_The_Mind_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
1.11_-_The_Reason_as_Governor_of_Life
1.1.2_-_Commentary
1.1.2_-_Intellect_and_the_Intellectual
1.12_-_The_Divine_Work
1.12_-_The_Sociology_of_Superman
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.13_-_Conclusion_-_He_is_here
1.13_-_Reason_and_Religion
1.13_-_The_Spirit
1.13_-_The_Supermind_and_the_Yoga_of_Works
1.14_-_The_Book_of_Magic_Formulae
1.14_-_The_Supermind_as_Creator
1.14_-_TURMOIL_OR_GENESIS?
1.15_-_The_Suprarational_Good
1.1.5_-_Thought_and_Knowledge
1.15_-_Truth
1.17_-_DOES_MANKIND_MOVE_BIOLOGICALLY_UPON_ITSELF?
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_The_Infrarational_Age_of_the_Cycle
1.19_-_The_Curve_of_the_Rational_Age
1.20_-_The_Hound_of_Heaven
1.21_-_My_Theory_of_Astrology
1.2.2.01_-_The_Poet,_the_Yogi_and_the_Rishi
1.22_-_EMOTIONALISM
1.22_-_The_Necessity_of_the_Spiritual_Transformation
1.2.2_-_The_Place_of_Study_in_Sadhana
1.23_-_Conditions_for_the_Coming_of_a_Spiritual_Age
1.2.3_-_The_Power_of_Expression_and_Yoga
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.28_-_Supermind,_Mind_and_the_Overmind_Maya
1.3.5.03_-_The_Involved_and_Evolving_Godhead
1.35_-_The_Tao_2
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
1.4.03_-_The_Guru
1914_06_24p
1950-12-25_-_Christmas_-_festival_of_Light_-_Energy_and_mental_growth_-_Meditation_and_concentration_-_The_Mother_of_Dreams_-_Playing_a_game_well,_and_energy
1951-02-08_-_Unifying_the_being_-_ideas_of_good_and_bad_-_Miracles_-_determinism_-_Supreme_Will_-_Distinguishing_the_voice_of_the_Divine
1951-03-22_-_Relativity-_time_-_Consciousness_-_psychic_Witness_-_The_twelve_senses_-_water-divining_-_Instinct_in_animals_-_story_of_Mothers_cat
1951-04-12_-_Japan,_its_art,_landscapes,_life,_etc_-_Fairy-lore_of_Japan_-_Culture-_its_spiral_movement_-_Indian_and_European-_the_spiritual_life_-_Art_and_Truth
1954-11-24_-_Aspiration_mixed_with_desire_-_Willing_and_desiring_-_Children_and_desires_-_Supermind_and_the_higher_ranges_of_mind_-_Stages_in_the_supramental_manifestation
1954-12-08_-_Cosmic_consciousness_-_Clutching_-_The_central_will_of_the_being_-_Knowledge_by_identity
1956-06-13_-_Effects_of_the_Supramental_action_-_Education_and_the_Supermind_-_Right_to_remain_ignorant_-_Concentration_of_mind_-_Reason,_not_supreme_capacity_-_Physical_education_and_studies_-_inner_discipline_-_True_usefulness_of_teachers
1956-06-20_-_Hearts_mystic_light,_intuition_-_Psychic_being,_contact_-_Secular_ethics_-_True_role_of_mind_-_Realise_the_Divine_by_love_-_Depression,_pleasure,_joy_-_Heart_mixture_-_To_follow_the_soul_-_Physical_process_-_remember_the_Mother
1956-12-05_-_Even_and_objectless_ecstasy_-_Transform_the_animal_-_Individual_personality_and_world-personality_-_Characteristic_features_of_a_world-personality_-_Expressing_a_universal_state_of_consciousness_-_Food_and_sleep_-_Ordered_intuition
1956-12-26
1958-07-06
1958-07-23_-_How_to_develop_intuition_-_Concentration
1958-09-10_-_Magic,_occultism,_physical_science
1958-09-17_-_Power_of_formulating_experience_-_Usefulness_of_mental_development
1958_09_19
1958-09-24_-_Living_the_truth_-_Words_and_experience
1958-11-22
1960_01_27
1960-10-11
1961-02-25
1961-03-25
1961-11-12
1962-07-21
1962-11-20
1963-03-13
1963_08_11?_-_94
1963-08-24
1965-03-24
1965-09-15a
1966-06-18
1966-09-30
1966-12-24
1967-04-05
1967-06-03
1967-06-21
1968-04-10
1969-02-08
1969-05-03
1970-08-05
1971-03-13
1971-04-17
1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree_on_the_Hill
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Unnamable
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1.fua_-_Mysticism
1.jk_-_Sonnet_To_Homer
1.poe_-_Eureka_-_A_Prose_Poem
1.poe_-_The_Power_Of_Words_Oinos.
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_V_-_Paracelsus_Attains
1.rb_-_Pauline,_A_Fragment_of_a_Question
1.tm_-_The_Sowing_of_Meanings
1.whitman_-_Passage_To_India
1.whitman_-_Thoughts
1.ww_-_Book_Eleventh-_France_[concluded]
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_V-_Book_Fouth-_Despondency_Corrected
2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable
2.01_-_Mandala_One
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_THE_ADVENT_OF_LIFE
2.01_-_The_Attributes_of_Omega_Point_-_a_Transcendent_God
2.02_-_Brahman,_Purusha,_Ishwara_-_Maya,_Prakriti,_Shakti
2.02_-_Indra,_Giver_of_Light
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.02_-_Surrender,_Self-Offering_and_Consecration
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.03_-_Indra_and_the_Thought-Forces
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_The_Christian_Phenomenon_and_Faith_in_the_Incarnation
2.03_-_The_Eternal_and_the_Individual
2.03_-_The_Purified_Understanding
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.05_-_Apotheosis
2.05_-_On_Poetry
2.05_-_The_Cosmic_Illusion;_Mind,_Dream_and_Hallucination
2.06_-_On_Beauty
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.06_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Disciplines_of_Knowledge
2.07_-_On_Congress_and_Politics
2.07_-_The_Knowledge_and_the_Ignorance
2.07_-_The_Supreme_Word_of_the_Gita
2.08_-_On_Non-Violence
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.1.01_-_God_The_One_Reality
2.1.02_-_Classification_of_the_Parts_of_the_Being
2.1.02_-_Nature_The_World-Manifestation
2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman
2.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity_and_Separative_Knowledge
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.1.2_-_The_Vital_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
2.1.3.2_-_Study
2.1.3.3_-_Reading
2.13_-_Exclusive_Concentration_of_Consciousness-Force_and_the_Ignorance
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.1.4.1_-_Teachers
2.1.4.2_-_Teaching
2.14_-_INSTRUCTION_TO_VAISHNAVS_AND_BRHMOS
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God
2.1.5.1_-_Study_of_Works_of_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Mother
2.15_-_Reality_and_the_Integral_Knowledge
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.16_-_The_Integral_Knowledge_and_the_Aim_of_Life;_Four_Theories_of_Existence
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature
2.18_-_January_1939
2.19_-_Feb-May_1939
2.2.02_-_Becoming_Conscious_in_Work
2.2.03_-_The_Science_of_Consciousness
2.2.05_-_Creative_Activity
2.21_-_1940
2.21_-_The_Ladder_of_Self-transcendence
2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds
2.22_-_Vijnana_or_Gnosis
2.23_-_Man_and_the_Evolution
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.25_-_List_of_Topics_in_Each_Talk
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind
2.27_-_Hathayoga
2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.2.9.02_-_Plato
2.2.9.04_-_Plotinus
2.3.01_-_The_Planes_or_Worlds_of_Consciousness
2.3.02_-_The_Supermind_or_Supramental
2.3.03_-_Integral_Yoga
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.03_-_The_Overmind
2.3.04_-_The_Higher_Planes_of_Mind
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.05_-_Sadhana_through_Work_for_the_Mother
2.3.06_-_The_Mind
2.3.06_-_The_Mother's_Lights
2.3.07_-_The_Mother_in_Visions,_Dreams_and_Experiences
2.3.07_-_The_Vital_Being_and_Vital_Consciousness
2.3.08_-_The_Physical_Consciousness
2.4.02_-_Bhakti,_Devotion,_Worship
2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni
30.03_-_Spirituality_in_Art
30.04_-_Intuition_and_Inspiration_in_Art
30.05_-_Rhythm_in_Poetry
3.00_-_The_Magical_Theory_of_the_Universe
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4.01_-_The_Presence_of_God_in_the_World
4.02_-_The_Integral_Perfection
4.03_-_The_Psychology_of_Self-Perfection
4.03_-_The_Special_Phenomenology_of_the_Child_Archetype
4.03_-_THE_ULTIMATE_EARTH
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.04_-_The_Perfection_of_the_Mental_Being
4.06_-_Purification-the_Lower_Mentality
4.07_-_Purification-Intelligence_and_Will
4.1.01_-_The_Intellect_and_Yoga
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.11_-_The_Perfection_of_Equality
4.1.2.03_-_Preparation_for_the_Supramental_Change
4.15_-_Soul-Force_and_the_Fourfold_Personality
4.18_-_Faith_and_shakti
4.19_-_The_Nature_of_the_supermind
4.20_-_The_Intuitive_Mind
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4.22_-_The_supramental_Thought_and_Knowledge
4.2.3.02_-_Signs_of_the_Psychic's_Coming_Forward
4.23_-_The_supramental_Instruments_--_Thought-process
4.24_-_The_supramental_Sense
4.25_-_Towards_the_supramental_Time_Vision
4.3.2.04_-_Degrees_in_the_Higher_Consciousness
4.3.2.09_-_Overmind_Experiences_and_the_Supermind
4.3.2_-_Attacks_by_the_Hostile_Forces
4.4.3.03_-_Preparatory_Experiences_and_Descent
4.4.4.08_-_The_Descent_of_Knowledge
5.01_-_EPILOGUE
5.02_-_Perfection_of_the_Body
5.03_-_The_Divine_Body
5.04_-_Supermind_and_the_Life_Divine
5.05_-_Supermind_and_Humanity
5.08_-_Supermind_and_Mind_of_Light
5.4.01_-_Occult_Knowledge
5_-_The_Phenomenology_of_the_Spirit_in_Fairytales
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SIMILAR TITLES
Intuition

DEFINITIONS

Intuition ::: a power of consciousness nearer and more intimate than the lower ranges of spiritual mind to the original knowledge by identity; it gets the Truth in flashes and turns these flashes of Truth-perception into intuitions - intuitive ideas. Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light. What is thought-knowledge in the Higher Mind becomes illumination in the Illumined Mind and direct intimate vision in the Intuition.

Intuition
The {Amiga} {windowing system} (a
shared-code library).
(1997-08-01)


Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into andmodified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much blinded by our ordinary or ignorant mind substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and th
   refore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of stable lightnings.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 983


Intuitionism (mathematical): The name given to the school (of mathematics) founded by L. E. J. Brouwer (q. v.) and represented also by Hermann Weyl, Hans Freudenthal, Arend Heyting, and others. In some respects a historical forerunner of intuitionism is the mathematician Leopold Kronecker (1823-1891). Views related to intuitionism (but usually not including the rejection of the law of excluded middle) have been expressed by many recent or contemporary mathematicians, among whom are J. Richard, Th. Skolem, and the French semi-intuitionists -- as Heyting calls them -- E. Borel, H. Lebesgue, R. Baire, N. Lusin. (Lusin is Russian but has been closely associated with the French school.)

Intuition: (Lat. intuere, to look at) The direct and immediate apprehension by a knowing subject of itself, of its conscious states, of other minds, of an external world, of universals, of values or of rational truths. -- L.W.

Intuition ::: (operating system) The Amiga windowing system (a shared-code library). (1997-08-01)

Intuition (revelation, inspiration, intuitive perception, intuitive discrimination) is Vijnana working in mind under the conditions and in the forms of mind.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 17, Page: 71


Intuition sees (he truth of things by a direct inner contact, not like the ordinary mental Intelligence by seeking and reach* ing out by indirect contacts through the senses etc. But the limitation of Intuition ns compared with the supermind is that it secs things by flashes, point by point, not as a whole. Also in coming Into the mind it gets mixed with the mental move- ment and forms a kind of intuitive mind activity which is not the pure truth, but something in between the hi^er Truth and the mental seeking. It can lead the consciousness through a sort of transitional stage and (bat is practically Its function.

Intuition sees In flashes and combined through a constant play of light — through revelations, inspirations, intuitions, swift dis- criminations.

Intuition ::: see spiritualised mind.

Intuition::: Spiritual intuition is always a more luminous guide than the discriminating reason, and spiritual intuition addresses itself to us not only through the reason, but through the rest of our being as well, through the heart and the life also.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 578


Intuition: The faculty or ability to be aware of facts, knowledge of which would or could not be conveyed by normal reasoning processes. The direct and immediate apprehension by a knowing subject of itself, of its conscious states, of other minds, of an external world, of universals, of values or of rational truths.

Intuition The working of the inner vision, instant and direct cognition of truth. This spiritual faculty, though not yet in any sense fully developed in the human race, yet occasionally shows itself as hunches. Every human being is born with at least the rudiment of this inner sense. Plotinus taught that the secret gnosis has three degrees — opinion, science or knowledge, and illumination — and that the instrument of the third is intuition. To this, reason is subordinate, for intuition is absolute knowledge, founded on the identification of the mind with the object. Iamblichus wrote of intuition: “There is a faculty of the human mind, which is superior to all which is born or begotten. Through it we are enabled to attain union with the superior intelligences, to be transported beyond the scenes of this world, and to partake of the higher life and peculiar powers of the heavenly ones.” From another point of view, intuition may be described as spiritual wisdom, gathered into the storehouse of the spirit-soul through experiences in past lives; but this form may be described as automatic intuition. The higher intuition is a filling of the functional human mind with a ray from the divinity within, furnishing the mind with illumination, perfect wisdom and, in its most developed form, virtual omniscience for our solar system. This is the full functioning of the buddhic faculty in the human being; and when this faculty is thus aroused and working, it produces the manushya or human buddha.

INTUITION. ::: Above illumined Mind which is simply higher

INTUITION—A conclusion which was arrived at without the conscious use of reason and not directly traceable to ordinary understandings of sensory experiences; the faculty of (unconscious). mind by which we arrive at intuitions, or know things without being taught; direct, or immediate knowledge of physical or moral values.

intuitional ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or derived from, intuition; characterized by intuition; perceived by intuition; intuitive.

intuitional gnosis — same as intuitional ideality.

intuitional — having the nature of intuition, as it acts on the level of intuitional ideality or another level of ideality or intuitive mind, often in combination with inspiration or revelation.

intuitional ideality — the lowest level of logistic ideality, where intuition (along with discrimination or viveka, the other component of smr.ti) determines the predominant character of the working of the luminous reason, the other faculties of jñāna being inactive or subordinate to it.

intuitional ideal mind — same as intuitional ideality.

intuitional inspired — having the nature of intuitive inspiration.

intuitional inspired intellectuality — the lowest form of inspirational mentality, in which intuition is taken up into inspiration.

intuitional inspired logistis — the lowest form of inspired logistis, in which intuition is taken up into inspiration.

intuitional intellectuality — the lowest level of idealised mentality, the “primary intuitive action” of the intuitive mind, which “dealing with the triple time movement . . . sees principally the stream of successive actualities in time, even as the ordinary mind, but with an immediate directness of truth and spontaneous accuracy of which the ordinary mind is not capable”.

intuitionalism ::: n. --> The doctrine that the perception or recognition of primary truth is intuitive, or direct and immediate; -- opposed to sensationalism, and experientialism.

intuitionalist ::: n. --> One who holds the doctrine of intuitionalism.

intuitional mind — same as intuitive mind.

intuitional reason — same as intuitional intellectuality.

intuitional revelation; intuitional revelatory ideality — same as intuitive revelatory logistis76

intuition ::: direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process. intuition’s, intuitions, half-intuition.

Sri Aurobindo: “Intuition is a power of consciousness nearer and more intimate to the original knowledge by identity; for it is always something that leaps out direct from a concealed identity. It is when the consciousness of the subject meets with the consciousness in the object, penetrates it and sees, feels or vibrates with the truth of what it contacts, that the intuition leaps out like a spark or lightning-flash from the shock of the meeting; or when the consciousness, even without any such meeting, looks into itself and feels directly and intimately the truth or the truths that are there or so contacts the hidden forces behind appearances, then also there is the outbreak of an intuitive light; or, again, when the consciousness meets the Supreme Reality or the spiritual reality of things and beings and has a contactual union with it, then the spark, the flash or the blaze of intimate truth-perception is lit in its depths. This close perception is more than sight, more than conception: it is the result of a penetrating and revealing touch which carries in it sight and conception as part of itself or as its natural consequence. A concealed or slumbering identity, not yet recovering itself, still remembers or conveys by the intuition its own contents and the intimacy of its self-feeling and self-vision of things, its light of truth, its overwhelming and automatic certitude.” *The Life Divine

   “Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into and modified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much blinded by our ordinary or ignorant mind-substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and therefore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of ``stable lightnings’’. When this original or native Intuition begins to descend into us in answer to an ascension of our consciousness to its level or as a result of our finding of a clear way of communication with it, it may continue to come as a play of lightning-flashes, isolated or in constant action; but at this stage the judgment of reason becomes quite inapplicable, it can only act as an observer or registrar understanding or recording the more luminous intimations, judgments and discriminations of the higher power. To complete or verify an isolated intuition or discriminate its nature, its application, its limitations, the receiving consciousness must rely on another completing intuition or be able to call down a massed intuition capable of putting all in place. For once the process of the change has begun, a complete transmutation of the stuff and activities of the mind into the substance, form and power of Intuition is imperative; until then, so long as the process of consciousness depends upon the lower intelligence serving or helping out or using the intuition, the result can only be a survival of the mixed Knowledge-Ignorance uplifted or relieved by a higher light and force acting in its parts of Knowledge.” *The Life Divine

  “I use the word ‘intuition’ for want of a better. In truth, it is a makeshift and inadequate to the connotation demanded of it. The same has to be said of the word ‘consciousness’ and many others which our poverty compels us to extend illegitimately in their significance.” *The Life Divine - Sri Aurobindo’s footnote.

“For intuition is an edge of light thrust out by the secret Supermind. . . .” The Life Divine

“. . . intuition is born of a direct awareness while intellect is an indirect action of a knowledge which constructs itself with difficulty out of the unknown from signs and indications and gathered data.” The Life Divine

Intuition is above illumined Mind which is simply higher Mind raised to a great luminosity and more open to modified forms of intuition and inspiration.” Letters on Yoga

Intuition sees the truth of things by a direct inner contact, not like the ordinary mental intelligence by seeking and reaching out for indirect contacts through the senses etc. But the limitation of the Intuition as compared with the supermind is that it sees things by flashes, point by point, not as a whole. Also in coming into the mind it gets mixed with the mental movement and forms a kind of intuitive mind activity which is not the pure truth, but something in between the higher Truth and the mental seeking. It can lead the consciousness through a sort of transitional stage and that is practically its function.” Letters on Yoga


intuitionism
{intuitionistic logic}


intuitionism ::: In the philosophy of mathematics, intuitionism, or neointuitionism (opposed to preintuitionism), is an approach to mathematics as the constructive mental activity of humans. That is, mathematics does not consist of analytic activities wherein deep properties of existence are revealed and applied. Instead, logic and mathematics are the application of internally consistent methods to realize more complex mental constructs.

intuitionism ::: n. --> Same as Intuitionalism.

intuitionistic logic
Brouwer's foundational theory of
mathematics which says that you should not count a proof of
(There exists x such that P(x)) valid unless the proof
actually gives a method of constructing such an x. Similarly,
a proof of (A or B) is valid only if it actually exhibits
either a proof of A or a proof of B.
In intuitionism, you cannot in general assert the statement (A
or not-A) (the principle of the {excluded middle}); (A or
not-A) is not proven unless you have a proof of A or a proof
of not-A. If A happens to be {undecidable} in your system
(some things certainly will be), then there will be no proof
of (A or not-A).
This is pretty annoying; some kinds of perfectly
healthy-looking examples of {proof by contradiction} just stop
working. Of course, excluded middle is a theorem of
{classical logic} (i.e. non-intuitionistic logic).
{History
(http://britanica.com/bcom/eb/article/3/0,5716,118173+14+109826,00.html)}.
(2001-03-18)


intuitionistic logic ::: (logic, mathematics) Brouwer's foundational theory of mathematics which says that you should not count a proof of (There exists x such that P(x)) valid proof of (A or B) is valid only if it actually exhibits either a proof of A or a proof of B.In intuitionism, you cannot in general assert the statement (A or not-A) (the principle of the excluded middle); (A or not-A) is not proven unless you have a proof of A or a proof of not-A. If A happens to be undecidable in your system (some things certainly will be), then there will be no proof of (A or not-A).This is pretty annoying; some kinds of perfectly healthy-looking examples of proof by contradiction just stop working. Of course, excluded middle is a theorem of classical logic (i.e. non-intuitionistic logic). .(2001-03-18)

intuitionistic probability
Florentin Smarandache's representation of the
probability of an event occuring, given by T, I, F which are real
subsets representing the truth, indeterminacy, and falsity
percentages respectively, and
n_sup = sup(T) + sup(I) + sup(F) < 100
Related to {intuitionistic logic}.
[Florentin Smarandache, "A Unifying Field in Logics. /
{Neutrosophy}: Neutrosophic Probability, Set, and Logic",
American Research Press, Rehoboth 1999].
(2001-03-18)


intuitionistic probability ::: (logic) Florentin Smarandache's representation of the probability of an event occuring, given by T, I, F which are real subsets representing the truth, indeterminacy, and falsity percentages respectively, and n_sup = sup(T) + sup(I) + sup(F) 100 Related to intuitionistic logic.[Florentin Smarandache, A Unifying Field in Logics. / Neutrosophy: Neutrosophic Probability, Set, and Logic, American Research Press, Rehoboth 1999].(2001-03-18)

intuitionist logic
Incorrect term for "{intuitionistic logic}".
(1999-11-24)


intuitionist logic ::: (spelling) Incorrect term for intuitionistic logic. (1999-11-24)

intuitionist ::: n. --> Same as Intuitionalist.

intuition ::: n. --> A looking after; a regard to.
Direct apprehension or cognition; immediate knowledge, as in perception or consciousness; -- distinguished from "mediate" knowledge, as in reasoning; as, the mind knows by intuition that black is not white, that a circle is not a square, that three are more than two, etc.; quick or ready insight or apprehension.
Any object or truth discerned by direct cognition; especially, a first or primary truth.


INTUITION Refers to at least causal consciousness (47:1-3). Ignorance has idiotized this originally esoteric term so as to denote emotional impulses with a faint content of the lowest mental consciousness (47:7).

It is intuition that opens up the world of ideas for us. It is a special organ of knowledge that gives us correct ideas, correct knowledge of reality. Only a few men have worked their way up through the different &


INTUITION (T.B.) Has reference to two different kinds of consciousness:

intuition — the faculty of jñāna that “suggests a direct and illumining inner idea of the truth, an idea that is its true image and index, . . . a representation, but a living representation”; one of the two components of smr.ti, it “does the work of reasoning without the necessity of reasoning to arrive at a conclusion”; also, an instance of the working of this faculty; sometimes equivalent to intuitional ideality, the lowest level of logistic ideality; (in 1927) same as gnostic intuition.



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1:Faith is a passionate intuition.
   ~ William Wordsworth,
2:Intuition is the whisper of the soul. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
3:It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
   ~ Henri Poincare,
4:Even the body has its intuitions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Divine Personality,
5:Intuition is the father of new knowledge, while empiricism is nothing but an accumulation of old knowledge.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
6:Transform reason into ordered intuition; let all thyself be light. This is thy goal.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, [T5],
7:A pure intuition is a rare occurrence in our mental activity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Supermind, Mind and the Overmind Maya,
8:Spiritual intuition is always a more luminous guide than the discriminating reason. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Divine Personality,
9:To live in the wideness of the Intuition is not possible with the limitation of the ego. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I, The Higher Planes of Mind,
10:Armed with the intuition of a bliss
To which some moved tranquillity was the key, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
11:Intuition is an edge of light thrust out by the secret supermind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
12:There is an intuition which serves the intellect and an intuition which serves the heart and the life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Divine Personality,
13:In spiritual matters mental logic easily blunders; intuition, faith, a plastic spiritual reason are here the only guides. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, The Guru,
14:The State is not an organism; it is a machinery, and it works like a machine, without tact, taste, delicacy or intuition. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, The Inadequacy of the State Idea,
15:In the quiet mind turned towards the Divine the intuition (higher mind) comes of the Divine’s Will and the right way to do it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Becoming Conscious in Work,
16:Intuition and inspiration are not only spiritual in their essence, they are the characteristic means of all spiritual vision and utterance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Course of English Poetry - V,
17:It is always the individual who receives the intuitions of Nature and takes the step forward dragging or drawing the rest of humanity behind him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Evolution of the Spiritual Man,
18:The use of your writing is to keep you in touch with the inner source of inspiration and intuition, so as to wear thin the crude external crust in the consciousness and encourage the growth of the inner being.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
19:Why is intuition superior to reason?
   - Because it does not depend upon experience or memory and frequently brings about the solution to our problems by methods concerning which we are in entire ignorance.
   ~ Charles F Haanel, The Master Key System,
20:Mind’s quick-paced thoughts floated from their high necks,
A glowing splendour as of an irised mane,
A parure of pure intuition’s light;
Its flame-foot gallop they could imitate: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
21:A soul shall wake in the Inconscient’s house;
The mind shall be God-vision’s tabernacle,
The body intuition’s instrument,
And life a channel for God’s visible power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul’s Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
22:Intuition is born of a direct awareness while intellect is an indirect action of a knowledge which constructs itself with difficulty out of the unknown from signs and indications and gathered data. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti,
23:All psychotherapy is ultimately something of an art. There is always an irrational element in psychotherapy. The doctor's artistic intuition and sensitivity is of considerable importance. The patient, too, brings an irrational element into the relationship: his individuality. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
24:Till Nature is ready, the supramental Force has to act indirectly; it puts the intermediary powers of overmind or intuition in front, or it works through a modification of itself to which the already half-transformed being can be wholly or partially respo ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Ascent towards Supermind,
25:In a wide opening of its native sky
Intuition’s lightnings range in a bright pack
Hunting all hidden truths out of their lairs,
Its fiery edge of seeing absolute
Cleaves into locked unknown retreats of self,
Rummages the sky-recesses of the brai ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
26:When one devotes oneself to meditation, mental burdens, unnecessary worries, and wandering thoughts drop off one by one; life seems to run smoothly and pleasantly. A student may now depend on intuition to make decisions. As one acts on intuition, second thought, with its dualism, doubt and hesitation, does not arise. ~ Nyogen Senzaki,
27:Our natural being is a part of cosmic Nature and our spiritual being exists only by the supreme Transcendence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine: The Ascent towards Supermind
Inter-Relation
The brooding philosopher or the discovering scientist cannot indeed do without the aid of a greater power, intuition. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Sun of Poetic Truth,
28:A thousand questions can be asked about anything whatsoever, but to answer would require a volume, and even then the mind would understand nothing. It is only by a growth in the consciousness itself that you can get some direct perception of these things. But for that the mind must be quiet and a direct feeling and intuition take its place.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
29:The intellectual understanding is only the lower buddhi; there is another and a higher buddhi which is not intelligence but vision, is not understanding but rather an over-standings in knowledge, and does not seek knowledge and attain it in subjection to the data it observes but possesses already the truth and brings it out in the terms of a revelatory and intuitional thought.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
30:The High-Subtle Self ::: "...cognitive style- actual intuition and literal inspiration, archetypal Form, audible illumination, revelations of light and sound affective elements- rapture, bliss, ecstatic release into superconsciousness motivational/conative factors-karuna, compassion, overwhelming love and gratefulness temporal mode- transtemporal, moving into eternity mode of self- archetypal-divine, overself, overmind." ~ Ken Wilber, The Atman Project pg.80,
31:There is an earthly sun, which is the cause of all heat, and all who are able to see may see the sun; and those who are blind and cannot see him may feel his heat. There is an Eternal Sun, which is the source of all wisdom, and those whose spiritual senses have awakened to life will see that sun and be conscious of His existence; but those who have not attained spiritual consciousness may yet feel His power by an inner faculty which is called Intuition. ~ Paracelsus,
32:Since ancient times, the left side has stood for the side of the unconscious or the unknown; the right side, by contrast, has represented the side of consciousness or wakefulness. Through the late twentieth century, the movement of the Left limited themselves to a materialist understanding of reality- exemplified by Marxism- demanding social justice and economic equality but not the restoration of intuition and the recognition of the hidden, qualitative dimensions of being suppressed by the mental-rational consciousness, narrowly focused on the quantifiable. ~ Jean Gebser,
33:It is from the Overmind that all these different arrangements of the creative Truth of things originate. Out of the Overmind they come down to the Intuition and are transmitted from it to the Illumined and higher Mind to be arranged there for our intelligence. But they lose more and more of their power and certitude in the transmission as they come down to the lower levels. What energy of directly perceived Truth they have is lost in the human mind; for to the human intellect they present themselves only as speculative ideas, not as realised Truth, not as direct sight, a dynamic vision coupled with a concrete undeniable experience.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I, 155,
34:Einstein's breakthrough was classic in that it sought to unify the elements of a physical analysis, and it placed the older examples and principles within a broader framework. But it was revolutionary in that, ever afterward, we have thought differently about space and time, matter and energy. Space and time-no more absolute-have become forms of intuition that cannot be divorced from perspective or consciousness, anymore than can the colors of the world or the length of a shadow. As the philosopher Ernst Cassirer commented, in relativity, the conception of constancy and absoluteness of the elements is abandoned to give permanence and necessity to the laws instead. ~ Howard Gardner,
35:The true intuition on the contrary carries in itself its own guarantee of truth; it is sure and infallible within its limits. And so long as it is pure intuition and does not admit into itself any mixture of sense-error or intellectual ideation, it is never contradicted by experience: the intuition may be verified by the reason or the sense-perception afterwards, but its truth does not depend on that verification, it is assured by an automatic self-evidence. ... For the true intuition proceeds from the self-existent truth of things and is secured by that self-existent truth and not by any indirect, derivatory or dependent method of arriving at knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
36:It is in the silence of the mind that the strongest and freest action can come, e.g. the writing of a book, poetry, inspired speech etc. When the mind is active it interferes with the inspiration, puts in its own small ideas which get mixed up with the inspiration or starts something from a lower level or simply stops the inspiration altogether by bubbling up with all sorts of mere mental suggestions. So also intuitions or action etc. can come more easily when the ordinary inferior movement of the mind is not there. It is also in the silence of the mind that it is easiest for knowledge to come from within or above, from the psychic or from the higher consciousness.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
37:But the vijnana or gnosis is not only truth but truth power, it is the very working of the infinite and divine nature; it is the divine knowledge one with the divine will in the force and delight of a spontaneous and luminous and inevitable self-fulfilment. By the gnosis, then, we change our human into a divine nature. But even the intuitive reason is not the gnosis; it is only an edge of light of the supermind finding its way by flashes of illumination into the mentality like lightnings in dim and cloudy places. Its inspirations, revelations, intuitions, self-luminous discernings are messages from a higher knowledge-plane that make their way opportunely into our lower level of consciousness.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
38:... All the works of mind and intllect must be first heightened and widened, then illumined, lifted into the domain of a higher Intelligence, afterwards translated into workings of a greater non-mental Intuition, these again transformed into the dynamic outpourings of the Overmind radiance, and those transfigured into the full light and sovereignty of the supramental Gnosis. It is this that the evolution of consciousness in the world carries prefigured but latent in its seed and in the straining tense intention of its process; nor can that process, that evolution cease till it has evolved the instruments of a perfect in place of its now imperfect manifestation of the Spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 1, 149,
39:Overmind is the highest source of the cosmic consciousness available to the embodied being in the Ignorance. It is part of the cosmic consciousness-but the human individual when he opens into the cosmic usually remains in the cosmic Mind-Life-Matter receiving only inspirations and influences from the higher planes of Intuition and Overmind. He receives through the spiritualised higher and illumined mind the fundamental experiences on which spiritual knowledge is based; he can become even full of intuitive mind movements, illuminations, various kinds of powers and illumined light, liberation, Ananda. But to rise fully into the Intuition is rare, to reach the Overmind still rarer- although influences and experiences can come down from there.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I, 152,
40:It marshals a vast amount of scientific evidence, from physics to biology, and offers extensive arguments, all geared to objectively proving the holistic nature of the universe. It fails to see that if we take a bunch of egos with atomistic concepts and teach them that the universe is holistic, all we will actually get is a bunch of egos with holistic concepts. Precisely because this monological approach, with its unskillful interpretation of an otherwise genuine intuition, ignores or neglects the "I" and the "we" dimensions, it doesn't understand very well the exact nature of the inner transformations that are necessary in the first place in order to be able to find an identity that embraces the manifest All. Talk about the All as much as we want, nothing fundamentally changes. ~ Ken Wilber, Sex Ecology Spirituality,
41:the importance and power of surrender :::
   Surrender is the decision taken to hand over the responsibility of your life to the Divine. Without this decision nothing is at all possible; if you do not surrender, the Yoga is entirely out of the question. Everything else comes naturally after it, for the whole process starts with surrender. You can surrender either through knowledge or through devotion. You may have a strong intuition that the Divine alone is the truth and a luminous conviction that without the Divine you cannot manage. Or you may have a spontaneous feeling that this line is the only way of being happy, a strong psychic desire to belong exclusively to the Divine: I do not belong to my self, you say, and give up the responsibility of your being to the Truth. Then comes self-offering: Here I am, a creature of various qualities, good and bad, dark and enlightened. I offer myself as I am to you, take me up with all my ups and downs, conflicting impulses and tendencies - do whatever you like with me.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
42:The path of seeking truth within and without is not an easy one. It goes literally against everything we've been told and taught by society and governments. The indoctrination of lies, the conditioning and programming is deep and far reaching. It has been going on for millennia. It takes tremendous effort to wake up from the hypnotic slumber, where most people dream to be awake. At this time of transition, as more and more knowledge is coming to the surface, there is the potential to create a new earth. However, this is also the age of deception for there are forces at work that do not want this to happen. They do their best to vector us away from truth and the most effective way to swallow a lie is to sandwich it between some truth with some emotional hooks. As mentioned many times before, lies are mixed with truth, hence discernment is essential. We need to engage our higher emotional center connecting us to divine intuition and also activate our higher intellect, engaging in sincere, open minded critical thinking, fusing the heart and the mind, mysticism and science. ~ Bernhard Guenther,
43:In order to strengthen the higher knowledge-faculty in us we have to effect the same separation between the intuitive and intellectual elements of our thought as we have already effected between the understanding and the sense-mind; and this is no easy task, for not only do our intuitions come to us incrusted in the intellectual action, but there are a great number of mental workings which masquerade and ape the appearances of the higher faculty. The remedy is to train first the intellect to recognise the true intuilion, to distinguish it from the false and then to accustom it, when it arrives at an intellectual perception or conclusion, to attach no final value to it, but rather look upward, refer all to the divine principle and wait in as complete a silence as it can command for the light from above. In this way it is possible to transmute a great part of our intellectual thinking into the luminous truth-conscious vision, -- the ideal would be a complete transition, -- or at least to increase greatly the frequency, purity and conscious force of the ideal knowledge working behind the intellect. The latter must learn to be subject and passive to the ideal faculty.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Purified Understanding, 316,
44:The pure existent is then a fact and no mere concept; it is the fundamental reality. But, let us hasten to add, the movement, the energy, the becoming are also a fact, also a reality. The supreme intuition and its corresponding experience may correct the other, may go beyond, may suspend, but do not abolish it. We have therefore two fundamental facts of pure existence and of worldexistence, a fact of Being, a fact of Becoming. To deny one or the other is easy; to recognise the facts of consciousness and find out their relation is the true and fruitful wisdom.

Stability and movement, we must remember, are only our psychological representations of the Absolute, even as are oneness and multitude. The Absolute is beyond stability and movement as it is beyond unity and multiplicity. But it takes its eternal poise in the one and the stable and whirls round itself infinitely, inconceivably, securely in the moving and multitudinous. World-existence is the ecstatic dance of Shiva which multiplies the body of the God numberlessly to the view: it leaves that white existence precisely where and what it was, ever is and ever will be; its sole absolute object is the joy of the dancing. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Pure Existent, 85,
45:There is, indeed, a higher form of the buddhi that can be called the intuitive mind or intuitive reason, and this by its intuitions, its inspirations, its swift revelatory vision, its luminous insight and discrimination can do the work of the reason with a higher power, a swifter action, a greater and spontaneous certitude. It acts in a self-light of the truth which does not depend upon the torch-flares of the sense-mind and its limited uncertain percepts; it proceeds not by intelligent but by visional concepts: It is a kind of truth-vision, truth-hearing, truth-memory, direct truth-discernment. This true and authentic intuition must be distinguished from a power of the ordinary mental reason which is too easily confused with it, that power of Involved reasoning that reaches its conclusion by a bound and does not need the ordinary steps of the logical mind. The logical reason proceeds pace after pace and tries the sureness of each step like a marl who is walking over unsafe ground and has to test by the hesitating touch of his foot each span of soil that he perceives with his eye. But this other supralogical process of the reason is a motion of rapid insight or swift discernment; it proceeds by a stride or leap, like a man who springs from one sure spot to another point of sure footing, -- or at least held by him to be sure. He sees this space he covers in one compact and flashing view, but he does not distinguish or measure either by eye or touch its successions, features and circumstances. This movement has something of the sense of power of the intuition, something of its velocity, some appearance of its light and certainty, arid we always are apt to take it for the intuition. But our assumption is an error and, if we trust to it, it may lead us into grievous blunders.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
46:If we accept the Vedic image of the Sun of Truth, - an image which in this experience becomes a reality, - we may compare the action of the Higher Mind to a composed and steady sunshine, the energy of the Illumined Mind beyond it to an outpouring of massive lightnings of flaming sun-stuff. Still beyond can be met a yet greater power of the Truth-Force, an intimate and exact Truth-vision, Truth-thought, Truth-sense, Truth-feeling, Truth-action, to which we can give in a special sense the name of Intuition; for though we have applied that word for want of a better to any supra-intellectual direct way of knowing, yet what we actually know as intuition is only one special movement of self-existent knowledge. This new range is its origin; it imparts to our intuitions something of its own distinct character and is very clearly an intermediary of a greater Truth-Light with which our mind cannot directly communicate. At the source of this Intuition we discover a superconscient cosmic Mind in direct contact with the Supramental Truth-Consciousness, an original intensity determinant of all movements below it and all mental energies, - not Mind as we know it, but an Overmind that covers as with the wide wings of some creative Oversoul this whole lower hemisphere of Knowledge-Ignorance, links it with that greater Truth-Consciousness while yet at the same time with its brilliant golden Lid it veils the face of the greater Truth from our sight, intervening with its flood of infinite possibilities as at once an obstacle and a passage in our seeking of the spiritual law of our existence, its highest aim, its secret Reality. This then is the occult link we were looking for; this is the Power that at once connects and divides the supreme Knowledge and the cosmic Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Supermind Mind and the Overmind Maya, 293,
47:There is the one door in us that sometimes swings open upon the splendour of a truth beyond and, before it shuts again, allows a ray to touch us, - a luminous intimation which, if we have the strength and firmness, we may hold to in our faith and make a starting-point for another play of consciousness than that of the sense-mind, for the play of Intuition. For if we examine carefully, we shall find that Intuition is our first teacher. Intuition always stands veiled behind our mental operations. Intuition brings to man those brilliant messages from the Unknown which are the beginning of his higher knowledge. Reason only comes in afterwards to see what profit it can have of the shining harvest. Intuition gives us that idea of something behind and beyond all that we know and seem to be which pursues man always in contradiction of his lower reason and all his normal experience and impels him to formulate that formless perception in the more positive ideas of God, Immortality, Heaven and the rest by which we strive to express it to the mind. For Intuition is as strong as Nature herself from whose very soul it has sprung and cares nothing for the contradictions of reason or the denials of experience. It knows what is because it is, because itself it is of that and has come from that, and will not yield it to the judgment of what merely becomes and appears. What the Intuition tells us of, is not so much Existence as the Existent, for it proceeds from that one point of light in us which gives it its advantage, that sometimes opened door in our own self-awareness. Ancient Vedanta seized this message of the Intuition and formulated it in the three great declarations of the Upanishads, I am He, Thou art That, O Swetaketu, All this is the Brahman; this Self is the Brahman.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Methods of Vedantic Knowledge,
48:Shastra is the knowledge and teaching laid down by intuition, experience and wisdom, the science and art and ethic of life, the best standards available to the race. The half-awakened man who leaves the observance of its rule to follow the guidance of his instincts and desires, can get pleasure but not happiness; for the inner happiness can only come by right living. He cannot move to perfection, cannot acquire the highest spiritual status. The law of instinct and desire seems to come first in the animal world, but the manhood of man grows by the pursuit of truth and religion and knowledge and a right life. The Shastra, the recognised Right that he has set up to govern his lower members by his reason and intelligent will, must therefore first be observed and made the authority for conduct and works and for what should or should not be done, till the instinctive desire nature is schooled and abated and put down by the habit of self-control and man is ready first for a freer intelligent self-guidance and then for the highest supreme law and supreme liberty of the spiritual nature.
   For the Shastra in its ordinary aspect is not that spiritual law, although at its loftiest point, when it becomes a science and art of spiritual living, Adhyatma-shastra, - the Gita itself describes its own teaching as the highest and most secret Shastra, - it formulates a rule of the self-transcendence of the sattwic nature and develops the discipline which leads to spiritual transmutation. Yet all Shastra is built on a number of preparatory conditions, dharmas; it is a means, not an end. The supreme end is the freedom of the spirit when abandoning all dharmas the soul turns to God for its sole law of action, acts straight from the divine will and lives in the freedom of the divine nature, not in the Law, but in the Spirit. This is the development of the teaching which is prepared by the next question of Arjuna. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays On The Gita,
49:It is not very easy for the customary mind of man, always attached to its past and present associations, to conceive of an existence still human, yet radically changed in what are now our fixed circumstances.We are in respect to our possible higher evolution much in the position of the original Ape of the Darwinian theory. It would have been impossible for that Ape leading his instinctive arboreal life in primeval forests to conceive that there would be one day an animal on the earth who would use a new faculty called reason upon the materials of his inner and outer existence, who would dominate by that power his instincts and habits, change the circumstances of his physical life, build for himself houses of stone, manipulate Nature's forces, sail the seas, ride the air, develop codes of conduct, evolve conscious methods for his mental and spiritual development. And if such a conception had been possible for the Ape-mind, it would still have been difficult for him to imagine that by any progress of Nature or long effort of Will and tendency he himself could develop into that animal. Man, because he has acquired reason and still more because he has indulged his power of imagination and intuition, is able to conceive an existence higher than his own and even to envisage his personal elevation beyond his present state into that existence. His idea of the supreme state is an absolute of all that is positive to his own concepts and desirable to his own instinctive aspiration,-Knowledge without its negative shadow of error, Bliss without its negation in experience of suffering, Power without its constant denial by incapacity, purity and plenitude of being without the opposing sense of defect and limitation. It is so that he conceives his gods; it is so that he constructs his heavens. But it is not so that his reason conceives of a possible earth and a possible humanity. His dream of God and Heaven is really a dream of his own perfection; but he finds the same difficulty in accepting its practical realisation here for his ultimate aim as would the ancestral Ape if called upon to believe in himself as the future Man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Ego and the Dualities,
50:The one high and reasonable course for the individual human being, - unless indeed he is satisfied with pursuing his personal purposes or somehow living his life until it passes out of him, - is to study the laws of the Becoming and take the best advantage of them to realise, rationally or intuitionally, inwardly or in the dynamism of life, its potentialities in himself or for himself or in or for the race of which he is a member; his business is to make the most of such actualities as exist and to seize on or to advance towards the highest possibilities that can be developed here or are in the making. Only mankind as a whole can do this with entire effect, by the mass of individual and collective action, in the process of time, in the evolution of the race experience: but the individual man can help towards it in his own limits, can do all these things for himself to a certain extent in the brief space of life allotted to him; but, especially, his thought and action can be a contribution towards the present intellectual, moral and vital welfare and the future progress of the race. He is capable of a certain nobility of being; an acceptance of his inevitable and early individual annihilation does not preclude him from making a high use of the will and thought which have been developed in him or from directing them to great ends which shall or may be worked out by humanity. Even the temporary character of the collective being of humanity does not so very much matter, - except in the most materialist view of existence; for so long as the universal Becoming takes the form of human body and mind, the thought, the will it has developed in its human creature will work itself out and to follow that intelligently is the natural law and best rule of human life. Humanity and its welfare and progress during its persistence on earth provide the largest field and the natural limits for the terrestrial aim of our being; the superior persistence of the race and the greatness and importance of the collective life should determine the nature and scope of our ideals. But if the progress or welfare of humanity be excluded as not our business or as a delusion, the individual is there; to achieve his greatest possible perfection or make the most of his life in whatever way his nature demands will then be life's significance.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, [T1],
51:the three stages of the ascent :::
   There are three stages of the ascent, -at the bottom the bodily life enslaved to the pressure of necessity and desire, in the middle the mental, the higher emotional and psychic rule that feels after greater interests, aspirations, experiences, ideas, and at the summits first a deeper psychic and spiritual state and then a supramental eternal consciousness in which all our aspirations and seekings discover their own intimate significance.In the bodily life first desire and need and then the practical good of the individual and the society are the governing consideration, the dominant force. In the mental life ideas and ideals rule, ideas that are half-lights wearing the garb of Truth, ideals formed by the mind as a result of a growing but still imperfect intuition and experience. Whenever the mental life prevails and the bodily diminishes its brute insistence, man the mental being feels pushed by the urge of mental Nature to mould in the sense of the idea or the ideal the life of the individual, and in the end even the vaguer more complex life of the society is forced to undergo this subtle process.In the spiritual life, or when a higher power than Mind has manifested and taken possession of the nature, these limited motive-forces recede, dwindle, tend to disappear. The spiritual or supramental Self, the Divine Being, the supreme and immanent Reality, must be alone the Lord within us and shape freely our final development according to the highest, widest, most integral expression possible of the law of our nature. In the end that nature acts in the perfect Truth and its spontaneous freedom; for it obeys only the luminous power of the Eternal. The individual has nothing further to gain, no desire to fulfil; he has become a portion of the impersonality or the universal personality of the Eternal. No other object than the manifestation and play of the Divine Spirit in life and the maintenance and conduct of the world in its march towards the divine goal can move him to action. Mental ideas, opinions, constructions are his no more; for his mind has fallen into silence, it is only a channel for the Light and Truth of the divine knowledge. Ideals are too narrow for the vastness of his spirit; it is the ocean of the Infinite that flows through him and moves him for ever.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Supreme Will,
52:But even before that highest approach to identity is achieved, something of the supreme Will can manifest in us as an imperative impulsion, a God-driven action; we then act by a spontaneous self-determining Force but a fuller knowledge of meaning and aim arises only afterwards. Or the impulse to action may come as an inspiration or intuition, but rather in the heart and body than in the mind; here an effective sight enters in but the complete and exact knowledge is still deferred and comes, if at all, lateR But the divine Will may descend too as a luminous single command or a total perception or a continuous current of perception of what is to be done into the will or into the thought or as a direction from above spontaneously fulfilled by the lower members. When the Yoga is imperfect, only some actions can be done in this way, or else a general action may so proceed but only during periods of exaltation and illumination. When the Yoga is perfect, all action becomes of this character. We may indeed distinguish three stages of a growing progress by which, first, the personal will is occasionally or frequently enlightened or moved by a supreme Will or conscious Force beyond it, then constantly replaced and, last, identified and merged in that divine Power-action. The first is the stage when we are still governed by the intellect, heart and senses; these have to seek or wait for the divine inspiration and guidance and do not always find or receive it. The second is the stage when human intelligence is more and more replaced by a high illumined or intuitive spiritualised mind, the external human heart by the inner psychic heart, the senses by a purified and selfless vital force. The third is the stage when we rise even above spiritualised mind to the supramental levels. In all three stages the fundamental character of the liberated action is the same, a spontaneous working of Prakriti no longer through or for the ego but at the will and for the enjoyment of the supreme Purusha. At a higher level this becomes the Truth of the absolute and universal Supreme expressed through the individual soul and worked out consciously through the nature, - no longer through a half-perception and a diminished or distorted effectuation by the stumbling, ignorant and all-deforming energy of lower nature in us but by the all-wise transcendent and universal Mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Supreme Will, 218,
53:Thus the eternal paradox and eternal truth of a divine life in an animal body, an immortal aspiration or reality inhabiting a mortal tenement, a single and universal consciousness representing itself in limited minds and divided egos, a transcendent, indefinable, timeless and spaceless Being who alone renders time and space and cosmos possible, and in all these the higher truth realisable by the lower term, justify themselves to the deliberate reason as well as to the persistent instinct or intuition of mankind. Attempts are sometimes made to have done finally with questionings which have so often been declared insoluble by logical thought and to persuade men to limit their mental activities to the practical and immediate problems of their material existence in the universe; but such evasions are never permanent in their effect. Mankind returns from them with a more vehement impulse of inquiry or a more violent hunger for an immediate solution. By that hunger mysticism profits and new religions arise to replace the old that have been destroyed or stripped of significance by a scepticism which itself could not satisfy because, although its business was inquiry, it was unwilling sufficiently to inquire. The attempt to deny or stifle a truth because it is yet obscure in its outward workings and too often represented by obscurantist superstition or a crude faith, is itself a kind of obscurantism. The will to escape from a cosmic necessity because it is arduous, difficult to justify by immediate tangible results, slow in regulating its operations, must turn out eventually to have been no acceptance of the truth of Nature but a revolt against the secret, mightier will of the great Mother. It is better and more rational to accept what she will not allow us as a race to reject and lift it from the sphere of blind instinct, obscure intuition and random aspiration into the light of reason and an instructed and consciously self-guiding will. And if there is any higher light of illumined intuition or self-revealing truth which is now in man either obstructed and inoperative or works with intermittent glancings as if from behind a veil or with occasional displays as of the northern lights in our material skies, then there also we need not fear to aspire. For it is likely that such is the next higher state of consciousness of which Mind is only a form and veil, and through the splendours of that light may lie the path of our progressive self-enlargement into whatever highest state is humanity's ultimate resting-place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Human Aspiration,
54:Vijnana, true ideation, called ritam, truth or vedas, knowledge in the Vedas, acts in human mind by four separate functions; revelation, termed drishti, sight; inspiration termed sruti,hearing; and the two faculties of discernment, smriti, memory,which are intuition, termed ketu, and discrimination, termed daksha, division, or viveka, separation. By drishti we see ourselves the truth face to face, in its own form, nature or self-existence; by sruti we hear the name, sound or word by which the truth is expressed & immediately suggested to the knowledge; by ketu we distinguish a truth presented to us behind a veil whether of result or process, as Newton discovered the law of gravitation hidden behind the fall of the apple; by viveka we distinguish between various truths and are able to put them in their right place, order and relation to each other, or, if presented with mingled truth & error, separate the truth from the falsehood. Agni Jatavedas is termed in the Veda vivichi, he who has the viveka, who separates truth from falsehood; but this is only a special action of the fourth ideal faculty & in its wider scope, it is daksha, that which divides & rightly distributes truth in its multiform aspects. The ensemble of the four faculties is Vedas or divine knowledge. When man is rising out of the limited & error-besieged mental principle, the faculty most useful to him, most indispensable is daksha or viveka. Drishti of Vijnana transmuted into terms of mind has become observation, sruti appears as imagination, intuition as intelligent perception, viveka as reasoning & intellectual judgment and all of these are liable to the constant touch of error. Human buddhi, intellect, is a distorted shadow of the true ideative faculties. As we return from these shadows to their ideal substance viveka or daksha must be our constant companion; for viveka alone can get rid of the habit of mental error, prevent observation being replaced by false illumination, imagination by false inspiration, intelligence by false intuition, judgment & reason by false discernment. The first sign of human advance out of the anritam of mind to the ritam of the ideal faculty is the growing action of a luminous right discernment which fixes instantly on the truth, feels instantly the presence of error. The fullness, the manhana of this viveka is the foundation & safeguard of Ritam or Vedas. The first great movement of Agni Jatavedas is to transform by the divine will in mental activity his lower smoke-covered activity into the bright clearness & fullness of the ideal discernment. Agne adbhuta kratw a dakshasya manhana.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire, 717,
55:Workshops, churches, and palaces were full of these fatal works of art; he had even helped with a few himself. They were deeply disappointing be­ cause they aroused the desire for the highest and did not fulfill it. They lacked the most essential thing-mystery. That was what dreams and truly great works of art had in common : mystery. Goldmund continued his thought: It is mystery I love and pursue. Several times I have seen it beginning to take shape; as an artist, I would like to capture and express it. Some day, perhaps, I'll be able to. The figure of the universal mother, the great birthgiver, for example. Unlike other fi gures, her mystery does not consist of this or that detail, of a particular voluptuousness or sparseness, coarseness or delicacy, power or gracefulness. It consists of a fusion of the greatest contrasts of the world, those that cannot otherwise be combined, that have made peace only in this figure. They live in it together: birth and death, tenderness and cruelty, life and destruction. If I only imagined this fi gure, and were she merely the play of my thoughts, it would not matter about her, I could dismiss her as a mistake and forget about heR But the universal mother is not an idea of mine; I did not think her up, I saw her! She lives inside me. I've met her again and again. She appeared to me one winter night in a village when I was asked to hold a light over the bed of a peasant woman giving birth: that's when the image came to life within me. I often lose it; for long periods it re­ mains remote; but suddenly it Hashes clear again, as it did today. The image of my own mother, whom I loved most of all, has transformed itself into this new image, and lies encased within the new one like the pit in the cherry.

   As his present situation became clear to him, Goldmund was afraid to make a decision. It was as difficult as when he had said farewell to Narcissus and to the cloister. Once more he was on an impor­ tant road : the road to his mother. Would this mother-image one day take shape, a work of his hands, and become visible to all? Perhaps that was his goal, the hidden meaning of his life. Perhaps; he didn't know. But one thing he did know : it was good to travel toward his mother, to be drawn and called by her. He felt alive. Perhaps he'd never be able to shape her image, perhaps she'd always remain a dream, an intuition, a golden shimmer, a sacred mystery. At any rate, he had to follow her and submit his fate to her. She was his star.

   And now the decision was at his fingertips; everything had become clear. Art was a beautiful thing, but it was no goddess, no goal-not for him. He was not to follow art, but only the call of his mother.

   ~ Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund,
56:Talk 26

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D.: Taking the first part first, how is the mind to be eliminated or relative consciousness transcended?

M.: The mind is by nature restless. Begin liberating it from its restlessness; give it peace; make it free from distractions; train it to look inward; make this a habit. This is done by ignoring the external world and removing the obstacles to peace of mind.

D.: How is restlessness removed from the mind?

M.: External contacts - contacts with objects other than itself - make the mind restless. Loss of interest in non-Self, (vairagya) is the first step. Then the habits of introspection and concentration follow. They are characterised by control of external senses, internal faculties, etc. (sama, dama, etc.) ending in samadhi (undistracted mind).

Talk 27.

D.: How are they practised?

M.: An examination of the ephemeral nature of external phenomena leads to vairagya. Hence enquiry (vichara) is the first and foremost step to be taken. When vichara continues automatically, it results in a contempt for wealth, fame, ease, pleasure, etc. The 'I' thought becomes clearer for inspection. The source of 'I' is the Heart - the final goal. If, however, the aspirant is not temperamentally suited to Vichara Marga (to the introspective analytical method), he must develop bhakti (devotion) to an ideal - may be God, Guru, humanity in general, ethical laws, or even the idea of beauty. When one of these takes possession of the individual, other attachments grow weaker, i.e., dispassion (vairagya) develops. Attachment for the ideal simultaneously grows and finally holds the field. Thus ekagrata (concentration) grows simultaneously and imperceptibly - with or without visions and direct aids.

In the absence of enquiry and devotion, the natural sedative pranayama (breath regulation) may be tried. This is known as Yoga Marga. If life is imperilled the whole interest centres round the one point, the saving of life. If the breath is held the mind cannot afford to (and does not) jump at its pets - external objects. Thus there is rest for the mind so long as the breath is held. All attention being turned on breath or its regulation, other interests are lost. Again, passions are attended with irregular breathing, whereas calm and happiness are attended with slow and regular breathing. Paroxysm of joy is in fact as painful as one of pain, and both are accompanied by ruffled breaths. Real peace is happiness. Pleasures do not form happiness. The mind improves by practice and becomes finer just as the razor's edge is sharpened by stropping. The mind is then better able to tackle internal or external problems. If an aspirant be unsuited temperamentally for the first two methods and circumstantially (on account of age) for the third method, he must try the Karma Marga (doing good deeds, for example, social service). His nobler instincts become more evident and he derives impersonal pleasure. His smaller self is less assertive and has a chance of expanding its good side. The man becomes duly equipped for one of the three aforesaid paths. His intuition may also develop directly by this single method. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ramanasramam,
57:The supreme Truth aspect which thus manifests itself to us is an eternal and infinite and absolute self-existence, self-awareness, self-delight of being; this bounds all things and secretly supports and pervades all things. This Self-existence reveals itself again in three terms of its essential nature,-self, conscious being or spirit, and God or the Divine Being. The Indian terms are more satisfactory,-Brahman the Reality is Atman, Purusha, Ishwara; for these terms grew from a root of Intuition and, while they have a comprehensive preciseness, are capable of a plastic application which avoids both vagueness in the use and the rigid snare of a too limiting intellectual concept. The Supreme Brahman is that which in Western metaphysics is called the Absolute: but Brahman is at the same time the omnipresent Reality in which all that is relative exists as its forms or its movements; this is an Absolute which takes all relativities in its embrace. [...] Brahman is the Consciousness that knows itself in all that exists; Brahman is the force that sustains the power of God and Titan and Demon, the Force that acts in man and animal and the forms and energies of Nature; Brahman is the Ananda, the secret Bliss of existence which is the ether of our being and without which none could breathe or live. Brahman is the inner Soul in all; it has taken a form in correspondence with each created form which it inhabits. The Lord of Beings is that which is conscious in the conscious being, but he is also the Conscious in inconscient things, the One who is master and in control of the many that are passive in the hands of Force-Nature. He is the Timeless and Time; He is Space and all that is in Space; He is Causality and the cause and the effect: He is the thinker and his thought, the warrior and his courage, the gambler and his dice-throw. All realities and all aspects and all semblances are the Brahman; Brahman is the Absolute, the Transcendent and incommunicable, the Supracosmic Existence that sustains the cosmos, the Cosmic Self that upholds all beings, but It is too the self of each individual: the soul or psychic entity is an eternal portion of the Ishwara; it is his supreme Nature or Consciousness-Force that has become the living being in a world of living beings. The Brahman alone is, and because of It all are, for all are the Brahman; this Reality is the reality of everything that we see in Self and Nature. Brahman, the Ishwara, is all this by his Yoga-Maya, by the power of his Consciousness-Force put out in self-manifestation: he is the Conscious Being, Soul, Spirit, Purusha, and it is by his Nature, the force of his conscious self-existence that he is all things; he is the Ishwara, the omniscient and omnipotent All-ruler, and it is by his Shakti, his conscious Power, that he manifests himself in Time and governs the universe. These and similar statements taken together are all-comprehensive: it is possible for the mind to cut and select, to build a closed system and explain away all that does not fit within it; but it is on the complete and many-sided statement that we must take our stand if we have to acquire an integral knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Book 02: The Knowledge and the Ignorance - The Spiritual Evolution, Part I, The Infinite Consciousness and the Ignorance Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti [336-337],
58:This greater Force is that of the Illumined Mind, a Mind no longer of higher Thought, but of spiritual light. Here the clarity of the spiritual intelligence, its tranquil daylight, gives place or subordinates itself to an intense lustre, a splendour and illumination of the spirit: a play of lightnings of spiritual truth and power breaks from above into the consciousness and adds to the calm and wide enlightenment and the vast descent of peace which characterise or accompany the action of the larger conceptual-spiritual principle, a fiery ardour of realisation and a rapturous ecstasy of knowledge. A downpour of inwardly visible Light very usually envelops this action; for it must be noted that, contrary to our ordinary conceptions, light is not primarily a material creation and the sense or vision of light accompanying the inner illumination is not merely a subjective visual image or a symbolic phenomenon: light is primarily a spiritual manifestation of the Divine Reality illuminative and creative; material light is a subsequent representation or conversion of it into Matter for the purposes of the material Energy. There is also in this descent the arrival of a greater dynamic, a golden drive, a luminous enthousiasmos of inner force and power which replaces the comparatively slow and deliberate process of the Higher Mind by a swift, sometimes a vehement, almost a violent impetus of rapid transformation.
   But these two stages of the ascent enjoy their authority and can get their own united completeness only by a reference to a third level; for it is from the higher summits where dwells the intuitional being that they derive the knowledge which they turn into thought or sight and bring down to us for the mind's transmutation. Intuition is a power of consciousness nearer and more intimate to the original knowledge by identity; for it is always something that leaps out direct from a concealed identity. It is when the consciousness of the subject meets with the consciousness in the object, penetrates it and sees, feels or vibrates with the truth of what it contacts, that the intuition leaps out like a spark or lightning-flash from the shock of the meeting; or when the consciousness, even without any such meeting, looks into itself and feels directly and intimately the truth or the truths that are there or so contacts the hidden forces behind appearances, then also there is the outbreak of an intuitive light; or, again, when the consciousness meets the Supreme Reality or the spiritual reality of things and beings and has a contactual union with it, then the spark, the flash or the blaze of intimate truth-perception is lit in its depths. This close perception is more than sight, more than conception: it is the result of a penetrating and revealing touch which carries in it sight and conception as part of itself or as its natural consequence. A concealed or slumbering identity, not yet recovering itself, still remembers or conveys by the intuition its own contents and the intimacy of its self-feeling and self-vision of things, its light of truth, its overwhelming and automatic certitude. ... Intuition is always an edge or ray or outleap of a superior light; it is in us a projecting blade, edge or point of a far-off supermind light entering into and modified by some intermediate truth-mind substance above us and, so modified, again entering into and very much blinded by our ordinary or ignorant mind substance; but on that higher level to which it is native its light is unmixed and therefore entirely and purely veridical, and its rays are not separated but connected or massed together in a play of waves of what might almost be called in the Sanskrit poetic figure a sea or mass of stable lightnings.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
59:Although a devout student of the Bible, Paracelsus instinctively adopted the broad patterns of essential learning, as these had been clarified by Pythagoras of Samos and Plato of Athens. Being by nature a mystic as well as a scientist, he also revealed a deep regard for the Neoplatonic philosophy as expounded by Plotinus, Iamblichus, and Proclus. Neo­platonism is therefore an invaluable aid to the interpretation of the Paracelsian doctrine.
   Paracelsus held that true knowledge is attained in two ways, or rather that the pursuit of knowledge is advanced by a two-fold method, the elements of which are completely interdependent. In our present terminology, we can say that these two parts of method are intuition and experience. To Paracelsus, these could never be divided from each other.
   The purpose of intuition is to reveal certain basic ideas which must then be tested and proven by experience. Experience, in turn, not only justifies intuition, but contributes certain additional knowledge by which the impulse to further growth is strengthened and developed. Paracelsus regarded the separation of intuition and experience to be a disaster, leading inevitably to greater error and further disaster. Intuition without experience allows the mind to fall into an abyss of speculation without adequate censorship by practical means. Experience without intuition could never be fruitful because fruitfulness comes not merely from the doing of things, but from the overtones which stimulate creative thought. Further, experience is meaningless unless there is within man the power capable of evaluating happenings and occurrences. The absence of this evaluating factor allows the individual to pass through many kinds of experiences, either misinterpreting them or not inter­ preting them at all. So Paracelsus attempted to explain intuition and how man is able to apprehend that which is not obvious or apparent. Is it possible to prove beyond doubt that the human being is capable of an inward realization of truths or facts without the assistance of the so-called rational faculty?
   According to Paracelsus, intuition was possible because of the existence in nature of a mysterious substance or essence-a universal life force. He gave this many names, but for our purposes, the simplest term will be appropriate. He compared it to light, further reasoning that there are two kinds of light: a visible radiance, which he called brightness, and an invisible radiance, which he called darkness. There is no essential difference between light and darkness. There is a dark light, which appears luminous to the soul but cannot be sensed by the body. There is a visible radiance which seems bright to the senses, but may appear dark to the soul. We must recognize that Paracelsus considered light as pertaining to the nature of being, the total existence from which all separate existences arise. Light not only contains the energy needed to support visible creatures, and the whole broad expanse of creation, but the invisible part of light supports the secret powers and functions of man, particularly intuition. Intuition, therefore, relates to the capacity of the individual to become attuned to the hidden side of life. By light, then, Paracelsus implies much more than the radiance that comes from the sun, a lantern, or a candle. To him, light is the perfect symbol, emblem, or figure of total well-being. Light is the cause of health. Invisible light, no less real if unseen, is the cause of wisdom. As the light of the body gives strength and energy, sustaining growth and development, so the light of the soul bestows understanding, the light of the mind makes wisdom possible, and the light of the spirit confers truth. Therefore, truth, wisdom, understanding, and health are all manifesta­ tions or revelations ot one virtue or power. What health is to the body, morality is to the emotions, virtue to the soul, wisdom to the mind, and reality to the spirit. This total content of living values is contained in every ray of visible light. This ray is only a manifestation upon one level or plane of the total mystery of life. Therefore, when we look at a thing, we either see its objective, physical form, or we apprehend its inner light Everything that lives, lives in light; everything that has an existence, radiates light. All things derive their life from light, and this light, in its root, is life itself. This, indeed, is the light that lighteth every man who cometh into the world. ~ Manly P Hall, Paracelsus,
60:It is natural from the point of view of the Yoga to divide into two categories the activities of the human mind in its pursuit of knowledge. There is the supreme supra-intellectual knowledge which concentrates itself on the discovery of the One and Infinite in its transcendence or tries to penetrate by intuition, contemplation, direct inner contact into the ultimate truths behind the appearances of Nature; there is the lower science which diffuses itself in an outward knowledge of phenomena, the disguises of the One and Infinite as it appears to us in or through the more exterior forms of the world-manifestation around us. These two, an upper and a lower hemisphere, in the form of them constructed or conceived by men within the mind's ignorant limits, have even there separated themselves, as they developed, with some sharpness.... Philosophy, sometimes spiritual or at least intuitive, sometimes abstract and intellectual, sometimes intellectualising spiritual experience or supporting with a logical apparatus the discoveries of the spirit, has claimed always to take the fixation of ultimate Truth as its province. But even when it did not separate itself on rarefied metaphysical heights from the knowledge that belongs to the practical world and the pursuit of ephemeral objects, intellectual Philosophy by its habit of abstraction has seldom been a power for life. It has been sometimes powerful for high speculation, pursuing mental Truth for its own sake without any ulterior utility or object, sometimes for a subtle gymnastic of the mind in a mistily bright cloud-land of words and ideas, but it has walked or acrobatised far from the more tangible realities of existence. Ancient Philosophy in Europe was more dynamic, but only for the few; in India in its more spiritualised forms, it strongly influenced but without transforming the life of the race.... Religion did not attempt, like Philosophy, to live alone on the heights; its aim was rather to take hold of man's parts of life even more than his parts of mind and draw them Godwards; it professed to build a bridge between spiritual Truth and the vital and material human existence; it strove to subordinate and reconcile the lower to the higher, make life serviceable to God, Earth obedient to Heaven. It has to be admitted that too often this necessary effort had the opposite result of making Heaven a sanction for Earth's desires; for, continually, the religious idea has been turned into an excuse for the worship and service of the human ego. Religion, leaving constantly its little shining core of spiritual experience, has lost itself in the obscure mass of its ever extending ambiguous compromises with life: in attempting to satisfy the thinking mind, it more often succeeded in oppressing or fettering it with a mass of theological dogmas; while seeking to net the human heart, it fell itself into pits of pietistic emotionalism and sensationalism; in the act of annexing the vital nature of man to dominate it, it grew itself vitiated and fell a prey to all the fanaticism, homicidal fury, savage or harsh turn for oppression, pullulating falsehood, obstinate attachment to ignorance to which that vital nature is prone; its desire to draw the physical in man towards God betrayed it into chaining itself to ecclesiastic mechanism, hollow ceremony and lifeless ritual. The corruption of the best produced the worst by that strange chemistry of the power of life which generates evil out of good even as it can also generate good out of evil. At the same time in a vain effort at self-defence against this downward gravitation, Religion was driven to cut existence into two by a division of knowledge, works, art, life itself into two opposite categories, the spiritual and the worldly, religious and mundane, sacred and profane; but this defensive distinction itself became conventional and artificial and aggravated rather than healed the disease.... On their side Science and Art and the knowledge of Life, although at first they served or lived in the shadow of Religion, ended by emancipating themselves, became estranged or hostile, or have even recoiled with indifference, contempt or scepticism from what seem to them the cold, barren and distant or unsubstantial and illusory heights of unreality to which metaphysical Philosophy and Religion aspire. For a time the divorce has been as complete as the one-sided intolerance of the human mind could make it and threatened even to end in a complete extinction of all attempt at a higher or a more spiritual knowledge. Yet even in the earthward life a higher knowledge is indeed the one thing that is throughout needful, and without it the lower sciences and pursuits, however fruitful, however rich, free, miraculous in the abundance of their results, become easily a sacrifice offered without due order and to false gods; corrupting, hardening in the end the heart of man, limiting his mind's horizons, they confine in a stony material imprisonment or lead to a final baffling incertitude and disillusionment. A sterile agnosticism awaits us above the brilliant phosphorescence of a half-knowledge that is still the Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 1,
61:To what gods shall the sacrifice be offered? Who shall be invoked to manifest and protect in the human being this increasing godhead?

Agni first, for without him the sacrificial flame cannot burn on the altar of the soul. That flame of Agni is the seven-tongued power of the Will, a Force of God instinct with Knowledge. This conscious and forceful will is the immortal guest in our mortality, a pure priest and a divine worker, the mediator between earth and heaven. It carries what we offer to the higher Powers and brings back in return their force and light and joy into our humanity.

Indra, the Puissant next, who is the power of pure Existence self-manifested as the Divine Mind. As Agni is one pole of Force instinct with knowledge that sends its current upward from earth to heaven, so Indra is the other pole of Light instinct with force which descends from heaven to earth. He comes down into our world as the Hero with the shining horses and slays darkness and division with his lightnings, pours down the life-giving heavenly waters, finds in the trace of the hound, Intuition, the lost or hidden illuminations, makes the Sun of Truth mount high in the heaven of our mentality.

Surya, the Sun, is the master of that supreme Truth, - truth of being, truth of knowledge, truth of process and act and movement and functioning. He is therefore the creator or rather the manifester of all things - for creation is out-bringing, expression by the Truth and Will - and the father, fosterer, enlightener of our souls. The illuminations we seek are the herds of this Sun who comes to us in the track of the divine Dawn and releases and reveals in us night-hidden world after world up to the highest Beatitude.

Of that beatitude Soma is the representative deity. The wine of his ecstasy is concealed in the growths of earth, in the waters of existence; even here in our physical being are his immortalising juices and they have to be pressed out and offered to all the gods; for in that strength these shall increase and conquer.

Each of these primary deities has others associated with him who fulfil functions that arise from his own. For if the truth of Surya is to be established firmly in our mortal nature, there are previous conditions that are indispensable; a vast purity and clear wideness destructive of all sin and crooked falsehood, - and this is Varuna; a luminous power of love and comprehension leading and forming into harmony all our thoughts, acts and impulses, - this is Mitra; an immortal puissance of clear-discerning aspiration and endeavour, - this is Aryaman; a happy spontaneity of the right enjoyment of all things dispelling the evil dream of sin and error and suffering, - this is Bhaga. These four are powers of the Truth of Surya. For the whole bliss of Soma to be established perfectly in our nature a happy and enlightened and unmaimed condition of mind, vitality and body are necessary. This condition is given to us by the twin Ashwins; wedded to the daughter of Light, drinkers of honey, bringers of perfect satisfactions, healers of maim and malady they occupy our parts of knowledge and parts of action and prepare our mental, vital and physical being for an easy and victorious ascension.

Indra, the Divine Mind, as the shaper of mental forms has for his assistants, his artisans, the Ribhus, human powers who by the work of sacrifice and their brilliant ascension to the high dwelling-place of the Sun have attained to immortality and help mankind to repeat their achievement. They shape by the mind Indra's horses, the chariot of the Ashwins, the weapons of the Gods, all the means of the journey and the battle. But as giver of the Light of Truth and as Vritra-slayer Indra is aided by the Maruts, who are powers of will and nervous or vital Force that have attained to the light of thought and the voice of self-expression. They are behind all thought and speech as its impellers and they battle towards the Light, Truth and Bliss of the supreme Consciousness.

There are also female energies; for the Deva is both Male and Female and the gods also are either activising souls or passively executive and methodising energies. Aditi, infinite Mother of the Gods, comes first; and there are besides five powers of the Truthconsciousness, - Mahi or Bharati, the vast Word that brings us all things out of the divine source; Ila, the strong primal word of the Truth who gives us its active vision; Saraswati, its streaming current and the word of its inspiration; Sarama, the Intuition, hound of heaven who descends into the cavern of the subconscient and finds there the concealed illuminations; Dakshina, whose function is to discern rightly, dispose the action and the offering and distribute in the sacrifice to each godhead its portion. Each god, too, has his female energy.

All this action and struggle and ascension is supported by Heaven our Father and Earth our Mother Parents of the Gods, who sustain respectively the purely mental and psychic and the physical consciousness. Their large and free scope is the condition of our achievement. Vayu, master of life, links them together by the mid-air, the region of vital force. And there are other deities, - Parjanya, giver of the rain of heaven; Dadhikravan, the divine war-horse, a power of Agni; the mystic Dragon of the Foundations; Trita Aptya who on the third plane of existence consummates our triple being; and more besides.

The development of all these godheads is necessary to our perfection. And that perfection must be attained on all our levels, - in the wideness of earth, our physical being and consciousness; in the full force of vital speed and action and enjoyment and nervous vibration, typified as the Horse which must be brought forward to upbear our endeavour; in the perfect gladness of the heart of emotion and a brilliant heat and clarity of the mind throughout our intellectual and psychical being; in the coming of the supramental Light, the Dawn and the Sun and the shining Mother of the herds, to transform all our existence; for so comes to us the possession of the Truth, by the Truth the admirable surge of the Bliss, in the Bliss infinite Consciousness of absolute being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns to the Mystic Fire, The Doctrine of the Mystics,
62:The Supermind [Supramental consciousness] is in its very essence a truth-consciousness, a consciousness always free from the Ignorance which is the foundation of our present natural or evolutionary existence and from which nature in us is trying to arrive at self-knowledge and world-knowledge and a right consciousness and the right use of our existence in the universe. The Supermind, because it is a truth-consciousness, has this knowledge inherent in it and this power of true existence; its course is straight and can go direct to its aim, its field is wide and can even be made illimitable. This is because its very nature is knowledge: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in its own right; its steps are not from nescience or ignorance into some imperfect light, but from truth to greater truth, from right perception to deeper perception, from intuition to intuition, from illumination to utter and boundless luminousness, from growing widenesses to the utter vasts and to very infinitude. On its summits it possesses the divine omniscience and omnipotence, but even in an evolutionary movement of its own graded self-manifestation by which it would eventually reveal its own highest heights, it must be in its very nature essentially free from ignorance and error: it starts from truth and light and moves always in truth and light. As its knowledge is always true, so too its will is always true; it does not fumble in its handling of things or stumble in its paces. In the Supermind feeling and emotion do not depart from their truth, make no slips or mistakes, do not swerve from the right and the real, cannot misuse beauty and delight or twist away from a divine rectitude. In the Supermind sense cannot mislead or deviate into the grossnesses which are here its natural imperfections and the cause of reproach, distrust and misuse by our ignorance. Even an incomplete statement made by the Supermind is a truth leading to a further truth, its incomplete action a step towards completeness. All the life and action and leading of the Supermind is guarded in its very nature from the falsehoods and uncertainties that are our lot; it moves in safety towards its perfection. Once the truth-consciousness was established here on its own sure foundation, the evolution of divine life would be a progress in felicity, a march through light to Ananda. Supermind is an eternal reality of the divine Being and the divine Nature. In its own plane it already and always exists and possesses its own essential law of being; it has not to be created or to emerge or evolve into existence out of involution in Matter or out of non-existence, as it might seem to the view of mind which itself seems to its own view to have so emerged from life and Matter or to have evolved out of an involution in life and Matter. The nature of Supermind is always the same, a being of knowledge, proceeding from truth to truth, creating or rather manifesting what has to be manifested by the power of a pre-existent knowledge, not by hazard but by a self-existent destiny in the being itself, a necessity of the thing in itself and therefore inevitable. Its -manifestation of the divine life will also be inevitable; its own life on its own plane is divine and, if Supermind descends upon the earth, it will bring necessarily the divine life with it and establish it here. Supermind is the grade of existence beyond mind, life and Matter and, as mind, life and Matter have manifested on the earth, so too must Supermind in the inevitable course of things manifest in this world of Matter. In fact, a supermind is already here but it is involved, concealed behind this manifest mind, life and Matter and not yet acting overtly or in its own power: if it acts, it is through these inferior powers and modified by their characters and so not yet recognisable. It is only by the approach and arrival of the descending Supermind that it can be liberated upon earth and reveal itself in the action of our material, vital and mental parts so that these lower powers can become portions of a total divinised activity of our whole being: it is that that will bring to us a completely realised divinity or the divine life. It is indeed so that life and mind involved in Matter have realised themselves here; for only what is involved can evolve, otherwise there could be no emergence. The manifestation of a supramental truth-consciousness is therefore the capital reality that will make the divine life possible. It is when all the movements of thought, impulse and action are governed and directed by a self-existent and luminously automatic truth-consciousness and our whole nature comes to be constituted by it and made of its stuff that the life divine will be complete and absolute. Even as it is, in reality though not in the appearance of things, it is a secret self-existent knowledge and truth that is working to manifest itself in the creation here. The Divine is already there immanent within us, ourselves are that in our inmost reality and it is this reality that we have to manifest; it is that which constitutes the urge towards the divine living and makes necessary the creation of the life divine even in this material existence. A manifestation of the Supermind and its truth-consciousness is then inevitable; it must happen in this world sooner or lateR But it has two aspects, a descent from above, an ascent from below, a self-revelation of the Spirit, an evolution in Nature. The ascent is necessarily an effort, a working of Nature, an urge or nisus on her side to raise her lower parts by an evolutionary or revolutionary change, conversion or transformation into the divine reality and it may happen by a process and progress or by a rapid miracle. The descent or self-revelation of the Spirit is an act of the supreme Reality from above which makes the realisation possible and it can appear either as the divine aid which brings about the fulfilment of the progress and process or as the sanction of the miracle. Evolution, as we see it in this world, is a slow and difficult process and, indeed, needs usually ages to reach abiding results; but this is because it is in its nature an emergence from inconscient beginnings, a start from nescience and a working in the ignorance of natural beings by what seems to be an unconscious force. There can be, on the contrary, an evolution in the light and no longer in the darkness, in which the evolving being is a conscious participant and cooperator, and this is precisely what must take place here. Even in the effort and progress from the Ignorance to Knowledge this must be in part if not wholly the endeavour to be made on the heights of the nature, and it must be wholly that in the final movement towards the spiritual change, realisation, transformation. It must be still more so when there is a transition across the dividing line between the Ignorance and the Knowledge and the evolution is from knowledge to greater knowledge, from consciousness to greater consciousness, from being to greater being. There is then no longer any necessity for the slow pace of the ordinary evolution; there can be rapid conversion, quick transformation after transformation, what would seem to our normal present mind a succession of miracles. An evolution on the supramental levels could well be of that nature; it could be equally, if the being so chose, a more leisurely passage of one supramental state or condition of things to something beyond but still supramental, from level to divine level, a building up of divine gradations, a free growth to the supreme Supermind or beyond it to yet undreamed levels of being, consciousness and Ananda.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, 558,
63:Intuition And The Value Of Concentration :::
   Mother, how can the faculty of intuition be developed?

   ... There are different kinds of intuition, and we carry these capacities within us. They are always active to some extent but we don't notice them because we don't pay enough attention to what is going on in us. Behind the emotions, deep within the being, in a consciousness seated somewhere near the level of the solar plexus, there is a sort of prescience, a kind of capacity for foresight, but not in the form of ideas: rather in the form of feelings, almost a perception of sensations. For instance, when one is going to decide to do something, there is sometimes a kind of uneasiness or inner refusal, and usually, if one listens to this deeper indication, one realises that it was justified. In other cases there is something that urges, indicates, insists - I am not speaking of impulses, you understand, of all the movements which come from the vital and much lower still - indications which are behind the feelings, which come from the affective part of the being; there too one can receive a fairly sure indication of the thing to be done. These are forms of intuition or of a higher instinct which can be cultivated by observation and also by studying the results. Naturally, it must be done very sincerely, objectively, without prejudice. If one wants to see things in a particular way and at the same time practise this observation, it is all useless. One must do it as if one were looking at what is happening from outside oneself, in someone else. It is one form of intuition and perhaps the first one that usually manifests. There is also another form but that one is much more difficult to observe because for those who are accustomed to think, to act by reason - not by impulse but by reason - to reflect before doing anything, there is an extremely swift process from cause to effect in the half-conscious thought which prevents you from seeing the line, the whole line of reasoning and so you don't think that it is a chain of reasoning, and that is quite deceptive. You have the impression of an intuition but it is not an intuition, it is an extremely rapid subconscious reasoning, which takes up a problem and goes straight to the conclusions. This must not be mistaken for intuition. In the ordinary functioning of the brain, intuition is something which suddenly falls like a drop of light. If one has the faculty, the beginning of a faculty of mental vision, it gives the impression of something coming from outside or above, like a little impact of a drop of light in the brain, absolutely independent of all reasoning. This is perceived more easily when one is able to silence one's mind, hold it still and attentive, arresting its usual functioning, as if the mind were changed into a kind of mirror turned towards a higher faculty in a sustained and silent attention. That too one can learn to do. One must learn to do it, it is a necessary discipline.
   When you have a question to solve, whatever it may be, usually you concentrate your attention here (pointing between the eyebrows), at the centre just above the eyes, the centre of the conscious will. But then if you do that, you cannot be in contact with intuition. You can be in contact with the source of the will, of effort, even of a certain kind of knowledge, but in the outer, almost material field; whereas, if you want to contact the intuition, you must keep this (Mother indicates the forehead) completely immobile. Active thought must be stopped as far as possible and the entire mental faculty must form - at the top of the head and a little further above if possible - a kind of mirror, very quiet, very still, turned upwards, in silent, very concentrated attention. If you succeed, you can - perhaps not immediately - but you can have the perception of the drops of light falling upon the mirror from a still unknown region and expressing themselves as a conscious thought which has no connection with all the rest of your thought since you have been able to keep it silent. That is the real beginning of the intellectual intuition.
   It is a discipline to be followed. For a long time one may try and not succeed, but as soon as one succeeds in making a mirror, still and attentive, one always obtains a result, not necessarily with a precise form of thought but always with the sensations of a light coming from above. And then, if one can receive this light coming from above without entering immediately into a whirl of activity, receive it in calm and silence and let it penetrate deep into the being, then after a while it expresses itself either as a luminous thought or as a very precise indication here (Mother indicates the heart), in this other centre.
   Naturally, first these two faculties must be developed; then, as soon as there is any result, one must observe the result, as I said, and see the connection with what is happening, the consequences: see, observe very attentively what has come in, what may have caused a distortion, what one has added by way of more or less conscious reasoning or the intervention of a lower will, also more or less conscious; and it is by a very deep study - indeed, almost of every moment, in any case daily and very frequent - that one succeeds in developing one's intuition. It takes a long time. It takes a long time and there are ambushes: one can deceive oneself, take for intuitions subconscious wills which try to manifest, indications given by impulses one has refused to receive openly, indeed all sorts of difficulties. One must be prepared for that. But if one persists, one is sure to succeed.
   And there comes a time when one feels a kind of inner guidance, something which is leading one very perceptibly in all that one does. But then, for the guidance to have its maximum power, one must naturally add to it a conscious surrender: one must be sincerely determined to follow the indication given by the higher force. If one does that, then... one saves years of study, one can seize the result extremely rapidly. If one also does that, the result comes very rapidly. But for that, it must be done with sincerity and... a kind of inner spontaneity. If one wants to try without this surrender, one may succeed - as one can also succeed in developing one's personal will and making it into a very considerable power - but that takes a very long time and one meets many obstacles and the result is very precarious; one must be very persistent, obstinate, persevering, and one is sure to succeed, but only after a great labour.
   Make your surrender with a sincere, complete self-giving, and you will go ahead at full speed, you will go much faster - but you must not do this calculatingly, for that spoils everything! (Silence) Moreover, whatever you may want to do in life, one thing is absolutely indispensable and at the basis of everything, the capacity of concentrating the attention. If you are able to gather together the rays of attention and consciousness on one point and can maintain this concentration with a persistent will, nothing can resist it - whatever it may be, from the most material physical development to the highest spiritual one. But this discipline must be followed in a constant and, it may be said, imperturbable way; not that you should always be concentrated on the same thing - that's not what I mean, I mean learning to concentrate.
   And materially, for studies, sports, all physical or mental development, it is absolutely indispensable. And the value of an individual is proportionate to the value of his attention.
   And from the spiritual point of view it is still more important.
   There is no spiritual obstacle which can resist a penetrating power of concentration. For instance, the discovery of the psychic being, union with the inner Divine, opening to the higher spheres, all can be obtained by an intense and obstinate power of concentration - but one must learn how to do it. There is nothing in the human or even in the superhuman field, to which the power of concentration is not the key. You can be the best athlete, you can be the best student, you can be an artistic, literary or scientific genius, you can be the greatest saint with that faculty. And everyone has in himself a tiny little beginning of it - it is given to everybody, but people do not cultivate it.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
64:The Supreme Discovery
   IF WE want to progress integrally, we must build within our conscious being a strong and pure mental synthesis which can serve us as a protection against temptations from outside, as a landmark to prevent us from going astray, as a beacon to light our way across the moving ocean of life.
   Each individual should build up this mental synthesis according to his own tendencies and affinities and aspirations. But if we want it to be truly living and luminous, it must be centred on the idea that is the intellectual representation symbolising That which is at the centre of our being, That which is our life and our light.
   This idea, expressed in sublime words, has been taught in various forms by all the great Instructors in all lands and all ages.
   The Self of each one and the great universal Self are one. Since all that is exists from all eternity in its essence and principle, why make a distinction between the being and its origin, between ourselves and what we place at the beginning?
   The ancient traditions rightly said:
   "Our origin and ourselves, our God and ourselves are one."
   And this oneness should not be understood merely as a more or less close and intimate relationship of union, but as a true identity.
   Thus, when a man who seeks the Divine attempts to reascend by degrees towards the inaccessible, he forgets that all his knowledge and all his intuition cannot take him one step forward in this infinite; neither does he know that what he wants to attain, what he believes to be so far from him, is within him.
   For how could he know anything of the origin until he becomes conscious of this origin in himself?
   It is by understanding himself, by learning to know himself, that he can make the supreme discovery and cry out in wonder like the patriarch in the Bible, "The house of God is here and I knew it not."
   That is why we must express that sublime thought, creatrix of the material worlds, and make known to all the word that fills the heavens and the earth, "I am in all things and all beings."When all shall know this, the promised day of great transfigurations will be at hand. When in each atom of Matter men shall recognise the indwelling thought of God, when in each living creature they shall perceive some hint of a gesture of God, when each man can see God in his brother, then dawn will break, dispelling the darkness, the falsehood, the ignorance, the error and suffering that weigh upon all Nature. For, "all Nature suffers and laments as she awaits the revelation of the Sons of God."
   This indeed is the central thought epitomising all others, the thought which should be ever present to our remembrance as the sun that illumines all life.
   That is why I remind you of it today. For if we follow our path bearing this thought in our hearts like the rarest jewel, the most precious treasure, if we allow it to do its work of illumination and transfiguration within us, we shall know that it lives in the centre of all beings and all things, and in it we shall feel the marvellous oneness of the universe.
   Then we shall understand the vanity and childishness of our meagre satisfactions, our foolish quarrels, our petty passions, our blind indignations. We shall see the dissolution of our little faults, the crumbling of the last entrenchments of our limited personality and our obtuse egoism. We shall feel ourselves being swept along by this sublime current of true spirituality which will deliver us from our narrow limits and bounds.
   The individual Self and the universal Self are one; in every world, in every being, in every thing, in every atom is the Divine Presence, and man's mission is to manifest it.
   In order to do that, he must become conscious of this Divine Presence within him. Some individuals must undergo a real apprenticeship in order to achieve this: their egoistic being is too all-absorbing, too rigid, too conservative, and their struggles against it are long and painful. Others, on the contrary, who are more impersonal, more plastic, more spiritualised, come easily into contact with the inexhaustible divine source of their being.But let us not forget that they too should devote themselves daily, constantly, to a methodical effort of adaptation and transformation, so that nothing within them may ever again obscure the radiance of that pure light.
   But how greatly the standpoint changes once we attain this deeper consciousness! How understanding widens, how compassion grows!
   On this a sage has said:
   "I would like each one of us to come to the point where he perceives the inner God who dwells even in the vilest of human beings; instead of condemning him we would say, 'Arise, O resplendent Being, thou who art ever pure, who knowest neither birth nor death; arise, Almighty One, and manifest thy nature.'"
   Let us live by this beautiful utterance and we shall see everything around us transformed as if by miracle.
   This is the attitude of true, conscious and discerning love, the love which knows how to see behind appearances, understand in spite of words, and which, amid all obstacles, is in constant communion with the depths.
   What value have our impulses and our desires, our anguish and our violence, our sufferings and our struggles, all these inner vicissitudes unduly dramatised by our unruly imagination - what value do they have before this great, this sublime and divine love bending over us from the innermost depths of our being, bearing with our weaknesses, rectifying our errors, healing our wounds, bathing our whole being with its regenerating streams?
   For the inner Godhead never imposes herself, she neither demands nor threatens; she offers and gives herself, conceals and forgets herself in the heart of all beings and things; she never accuses, she neither judges nor curses nor condemns, but works unceasingly to perfect without constraint, to mend without reproach, to encourage without impatience, to enrich each one with all the wealth he can receive; she is the mother whose love bears fruit and nourishes, guards and protects, counsels and consoles; because she understands everything, she can endure everything, excuse and pardon everything, hope and prepare for everything; bearing everything within herself, she owns nothing that does not belong to all, and because she reigns over all, she is the servant of all; that is why all, great and small, who want to be kings with her and gods in her, become, like her, not despots but servitors among their brethren.
   How beautiful is this humble role of servant, the role of all who have been revealers and heralds of the God who is within all, of the Divine Love that animates all things....
   And until we can follow their example and become true servants even as they, let us allow ourselves to be penetrated and transformed by this Divine Love; let us offer Him, without reserve, this marvellous instrument, our physical organism. He shall make it yield its utmost on every plane of activity.
   To achieve this total self-consecration, all means are good, all methods have their value. The one thing needful is to persevere in our will to attain this goal. For then everything we study, every action we perform, every human being we meet, all come to bring us an indication, a help, a light to guide us on the path.
   Before I close, I shall add a few pages for those who have already made apparently fruitless efforts, for those who have encountered the pitfalls on the way and seen the measure of their weakness, for those who are in danger of losing their self-confidence and courage. These pages, intended to rekindle hope in the hearts of those who suffer, were written by a spiritual worker at a time when ordeals of every kind were sweeping down on him like purifying flames.
   You who are weary, downcast and bruised, you who fall, who think perhaps that you are defeated, hear the voice of a friend. He knows your sorrows, he has shared them, he has suffered like you from the ills of the earth; like you he has crossed many deserts under the burden of the day, he has known thirst and hunger, solitude and abandonment, and the cruellest of all wants, the destitution of the heart. Alas! he has known too the hours of doubt, the errors, the faults, the failings, every weakness.
   But he tells you: Courage! Hearken to the lesson that the rising sun brings to the earth with its first rays each morning. It is a lesson of hope, a message of solace.
   You who weep, who suffer and tremble, who dare not expect an end to your ills, an issue to your pangs, behold: there is no night without dawn and the day is about to break when darkness is thickest; there is no mist that the sun does not dispel, no cloud that it does not gild, no tear that it will not dry one day, no storm that is not followed by its shining triumphant bow; there is no snow that it does not melt, nor winter that it does not change into radiant spring.
   And for you too, there is no affliction which does not bring its measure of glory, no distress which cannot be transformed into joy, nor defeat into victory, nor downfall into higher ascension, nor solitude into radiating centre of life, nor discord into harmony - sometimes it is a misunderstanding between two minds that compels two hearts to open to mutual communion; lastly, there is no infinite weakness that cannot be changed into strength. And it is even in supreme weakness that almightiness chooses to reveal itself!
   Listen, my little child, you who today feel so broken, so fallen perhaps, who have nothing left, nothing to cover your misery and foster your pride: never before have you been so great! How close to the summits is he who awakens in the depths, for the deeper the abyss, the more the heights reveal themselves!
   Do you not know this, that the most sublime forces of the vasts seek to array themselves in the most opaque veils of Matter? Oh, the sublime nuptials of sovereign love with the obscurest plasticities, of the shadow's yearning with the most royal light!
   If ordeal or fault has cast you down, if you have sunk into the nether depths of suffering, do not grieve - for there indeed the divine love and the supreme blessing can reach you! Because you have passed through the crucible of purifying sorrows, the glorious ascents are yours.
   You are in the wilderness: then listen to the voices of the silence. The clamour of flattering words and outer applause has gladdened your ears, but the voices of the silence will gladden your soul and awaken within you the echo of the depths, the chant of divine harmonies!
   You are walking in the depths of night: then gather the priceless treasures of the night. In bright sunshine, the ways of intelligence are lit, but in the white luminosities of the night lie the hidden paths of perfection, the secret of spiritual riches.
   You are being stripped of everything: that is the way towards plenitude. When you have nothing left, everything will be given to you. Because for those who are sincere and true, from the worst always comes the best.
   Every grain that is sown in the earth produces a thousand. Every wing-beat of sorrow can be a soaring towards glory.
   And when the adversary pursues man relentlessly, everything he does to destroy him only makes him greater.
   Hear the story of the worlds, look: the great enemy seems to triumph. He casts the beings of light into the night, and the night is filled with stars. He rages against the cosmic working, he assails the integrity of the empire of the sphere, shatters its harmony, divides and subdivides it, scatters its dust to the four winds of infinity, and lo! the dust is changed into a golden seed, fertilising the infinite and peopling it with worlds which now gravitate around their eternal centre in the larger orbit of space - so that even division creates a richer and deeper unity, and by multiplying the surfaces of the material universe, enlarges the empire that it set out to destroy.
   Beautiful indeed was the song of the primordial sphere cradled in the bosom of immensity, but how much more beautiful and triumphant is the symphony of the constellations, the music of the spheres, the immense choir that fills the heavens with an eternal hymn of victory!
   Hear again: no state was ever more precarious than that of man when he was separated on earth from his divine origin. Above him stretched the hostile borders of the usurper, and at his horizon's gates watched jailers armed with flaming swords. Then, since he could climb no more to the source of life, the source arose within him; since he could no more receive the light from above, the light shone forth at the very centre of his being; since he could commune no more with the transcendent love, that love offered itself in a holocaust and chose each terrestrial being, each human self as its dwelling-place and sanctuary.
   That is how, in this despised and desolate but fruitful and blessed Matter, each atom contains a divine thought, each being carries within him the Divine Inhabitant. And if no being in all the universe is as frail as man, neither is any as divine as he!
   In truth, in truth, in humiliation lies the cradle of glory! 28 April 1912 ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, The Supreme Discovery,

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1:Intellect confuses intuition. ~ Piet Mondrian
2:Genius is intuition on fire. ~ Holbrook Jackson
3:Use your own intuition. You are tomorrow. ~ Nas
4:Intuition gives outlook and insight. ~ Carl Jung
5:Intuition is seeing with the soul. ~ Dean Koontz
6:Reason is intuition's servant. ~ Albert Einstein
7:Often you have to rely on intuition. ~ Bill Gates
8:There is no substitute for intuition. ~ Paul Klee
9:Intuition is reason in a hurry. ~ Holbrook Jackson
10:You cannot love without intuition. ~ Graham Greene
11:Was wirklich zählt, ist Intuition ~ Albert Einstein
12:Faith is a passionate intuition. ~ William Wordsworth
13:I do think men fear female intuition. ~ Peter Buffett
14:We ignore intuition at our peril, ~ Patricia Cornwell
15:The primary wisdom is intuition. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
16:We know nothing until intuition agrees. ~ Richard Bach
17:Intuition is the ear of the soul. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
18:Faith is a passionate intuition.
   ~ William Wordsworth,
19:Our first intuitions are the true ones. ~ Emile M Cioran
20:When your intuition is strong, follow it. ~ Lolly Daskal
21:He also knows the importance of intuition. ~ Paulo Coelho
22:Intuition (is) perception via the unconscious ~ Carl Jung
23:Our intuition is always operating for us. ~ Susan Jeffers
24:Intuition is a strong feminine quality. ~ Carolina Herrera
25:Intuition is the whisper of the soul. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
26:Its intuition that works. Just intuition. ~ Tim Waterstone
27:Intuition is a heart message minus the static. ~ Sue Thoele
28:Intuition is the whisper of the soul. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
29:Intuition is what you know before you think. ~ John Assaraf
30:Often you just have to rely on your intuition. ~ Bill Gates
31:Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge. ~ Aristotle
32:The only real valuable thing is intuition. ~ Albert Einstein
33:Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie. ~ Oprah Winfrey
34:When in doubt, combine intuition and logic, ~ David Pandolfe
35:Never trust your intuitions without testing them. ~ Anonymous
36:Intuition is the only true guide in life. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
37:Often you have to rely on your intuition. ~ William H Gates Sr
38:We must be born with an intuition of mortality. ~ Tom Stoppard
39:Intuition is often mistaken, but not altogether. ~ Mason Cooley
40:I trust my intuition because it is smarter than me. ~ I T Lucas
41:The intuition of free will gives us the truth. ~ Corliss Lamont
42:When you live guided by intuition rather than thought, ~ Mooji
43:Trust your intuition and be guided by love. ~ Charles Eisenstein
44:Faulty intuitions often get us into trouble. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
45:Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. ~ Steve Jobs
46:A woman isn't very powerful without her intuition. ~ Judith Orloff
47:The effects of color are controlled by intuition. ~ Johannes Itten
48:Intuition is a powerful business tool. Use it. ~ Maggie Wilderotter
49:Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second. ~ Jonathan Haidt
50:Intuition transcends reason, but does not contradict it ~ Sivananda
51:Its the difference between instinct and intuition. ~ Liev Schreiber
52:Trust the messages coming from your heart and intuition. ~ Ram Dass
53:A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants. ~ Laozi
54:Ideas" in politics are often intuition fancy dress. ~ Rick Perlstein
55:Intuition always has our best interest at heart. ~ Christina Baldwin
56:Intuition guides us and the wise person listens. ~ Mary Alice Monroe
57:Intuition is neither the ability to engage prophecy ~ Caroline Myss
58:You should not take your intuitions at face value. ~ Daniel Kahneman
59:I know her by intuition as if she were inside my head. ~ Iris Murdoch
60:Intuition is more important to discovery than logic. ~ Henri Poincare
61:When intuition and logic agree, you are always right. ~ Blaise Pascal
62:Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. ~ Jonas Salk
63:Reason is sight. Instinct is touch. Intuition is smell. ~ Mason Cooley
64:Using intuition is a hard thing for grownups to do, and ~ Stephen King
65:Finite knowledge is intuition which takes things in stride. ~ Anonymous
66:intuition may be teachable virtually and on a massive scale ~ Anonymous
67:There are no right or wrong answers, There is only intuition ~ Tom Ford
68:All mothers have intuition. The great ones have radar. ~ Cathy Guisewite
69:Intuition is nothing more and nothing less than recognition. ~ Anonymous
70:Marriage is not an institution, it is an intuition. ~ Dorothy Richardson
71:Methodology is intuition reconstructed in tranquility. ~ Paul Lazarsfeld
72:[R]eligious concepts are parasitic upon moral intuitions. ~ Pascal Boyer
73:You have inner senses: intellect, intuition, and feelings. ~ Mike Dooley
74:You must trust your instinct, intuition and judgment. ~ Rouben Mamoulian
75:It is by logic we prove. It is by intuition we discover. ~ Henri Poincare
76:Logic merely sanctions the conquests of the intuition. ~ Jacques Hadamard
77:Relationships are nine parts intuition, one part madness. ~ Chloe Thurlow
78:Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way. ~ Ray Bradbury
79:In the absence of a competing intuition, logic prevails. ~ Daniel Kahneman
80:Intuition feels the imperceptible things that unknown to mind. ~ Toba Beta
81:Never do today what intuition says to do tomorrow. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
82:Reason is afraid of defeat, But intuition enjoys challenges ~ Paulo Coelho
83:When in doubt, combine intuition and logic,” Lauren says. ~ David Pandolfe
84:All suffering comes from the violation of intuition ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
85:The Divine Plan unfolds through following intuition. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
86:But there can be intuitions even here of a more sublime agony. ~ Iris Murdoch
87:If you don't doubt it, be 'bout it. Intuition is soul's watchman. ~ T F Hodge
88:Intuitionism is not constructive, perfectionism is unacceptable. ~ John Rawls
89:Nothing should resonate more loudly than your own intuition. ~ Jocelyn K Glei
90:We use intuition as a way to connect with our Divine Self. ~ James Van Praagh
91:Forget that blind ambition, and learn to trust your intuition. ~ Jimmy Buffett
92:Intellect doesn't translate across cultures; intuition does. ~ Lucille Clifton
93:Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect. ~ Steve Jobs
94:Intuition is a walkie-talkie between the personality an the soul. ~ Gary Zukav
95:Intuition is nothing more and nothing less than recognition. ~ Daniel Kahneman
96:Intuition,, not intellect, is the 'open sesame' of yourself. ~ Albert Einstein
97:It turns out that our intuition is a greater genius than we are. ~ Jim Shepard
98:To find your angels... Start trusting your inner voice and intuition ~ Melanie
99:Can a mother commit a greater sin than ignoring her intuitions? ~ Nadia Hashimi
100:I always say that intuition is the number one tool for an artist. ~ David Lynch
101:Intuition is educated by experience and employed by curiosity. ~ Jim Blasingame
102:Intuition is the clear conception of the whole at once. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
103:Trust your intuition. It is the best friend you will ever have. ~ Judith Orloff
104:I usually have pretty good intuition on projects that I work on. ~ Joel Kinnaman
105:Listen to your intuition and the quiet promptings of your heart. ~ Bryant McGill
106:The greatest commander is he whose intuitions most nearly happen. ~ T E Lawrence
107:It was easy to cover up ignorance by the mystical word "intuition. ~ Isaac Asimov
108:A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself. ~ Marilyn Monroe
109:Being in an empty mind increases my intuition, my sense of energy. ~ Rickson Gracie
110:If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you. ~ Wayne Dyer
111:There are moments in life when we need to trust blindly in intuition ~ Paulo Coelho
112:There are some conditions where you have to trust your intuition. ~ Daniel Kahneman
113:My intuition is always on my side. I trust it to be there at all times. ~ Louise Hay
114:Every discovery contains an irrational element or a creative intuition. ~ Karl Popper
115:Feminine intuition, a quality perhaps even rarer in women than in men. ~ Ada Leverson
116:Notion without intuition is empty, intuition without notion is blind. ~ Immanuel Kant
117:Our intuitions have developed on the basis of our limited experience. ~ Carlo Rovelli
118:What good is intuition if your heart gets in the way of hearing it? ~ Shannon L Alder
119:Women's intuition is the result of millions of years of not thinking. ~ Rupert Hughes
120:#Intuition (is) perception via the unconcious ~ Carl Jung #quote #jungian #inspiration
121:Intuitions are shy things and apt to disappear if looked into too closely. ~ Anonymous
122:Be sensitive to subtle differences between 'intuition' and 'into wishing'. ~ Ed Seykota
123:But if a girl don't have her intuition, she don't got anything. ~ Cassandra Rose Clarke
124:We construct and keep on constructing, yet intuition is still a good thing. ~ Paul Klee
125:A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. ~ G K Chesterton
126:It is not enough to have intuitions; we must act on them; we must live them. ~ Patanjali
127:Often intuition will direct you. If it feels right, it's probably right. ~ Oprah Winfrey
128:we have realized that it is our immediate intuitions that are imprecise: ~ Carlo Rovelli
129:Feeling stuck or indecisive? Listen to your intuition and make a decision ~ Doreen Virtue
130:Feminine intuition is no more than an acceptable excuse for female brains. ~ Alan Bradley
131:Infants have great intuition, because intuition's about all they've got. ~ Lionel Shriver
132:Intuition does not say what things 'mean' but sniffs out their possibilities. ~ Carl Jung
133:Intuitions are like migratory birds, they come without a map without a reason. ~ Amit Ray
134:It is with logic that one proves; it is with intuition that one invents. ~ Henri Poincare
135:My sense of designing is a mix of intuition and intellectual control. ~ Olivier Theyskens
136:Improvised music involves a lot of intuition and I like developing intuition. ~ Fred Frith
137:intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience. ~ Walter Isaacson
138:Sex is the root of which intuition is the foliage and beauty is the flower. ~ D H Lawrence
139:Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind. ~ Immanuel Kant
140:when we are uncomfortable and unhappy, we lose touch with our intuition. ~ Daniel Kahneman
141:Your intuition already knows what it wants to write, so get out of the way. ~ Ray Bradbury
142:Photography is not documentary, but intuition, a poetic experience. ~ Henri Cartier Bresson
143:you should know that correcting your intuitions may complicate your life. ~ Daniel Kahneman
144:An intuitionist conception of justice is, one might say, but half a conception. ~ John Rawls
145:Intuition is perception beyond the physical senses that is meant to assist you. ~ Gary Zukav
146:Intuition is seeing the solution.....its emotion and intellect going together. ~ David Lynch
147:It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover. ~ Henri Poincare
148:Memory and intention and intuition are fused. The iron is always hot. ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch
149:You have intuition, too. The Society says it doesn't really exist, but it does. ~ Ally Condie
150:A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
151:but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience. ~ Walter Isaacson
152:My intuition never fails me, it is I who fail when I do not listen to it. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
153:Always trust your gut and your intuition will steer you right, every time. ~ Charisma Carpenter
154:As human beings, we haven’t lost our intuition; we just stopped paying attention ~ Heidi DuPree
155:If we ever feel the need to follow something, let it be our own Divine intuition. ~ Victor Hugo
156:My business skills have come from being guided by my inner self - my intuition. ~ Oprah Winfrey
157:Our purity lies in our originality. Our intuition lies in our innocence. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi
158:Trust your intuition, rather than technology, to protect you from violence. ~ Tom Butler Bowdon
159:Intuition is given only to him who has undergone long preparation to receive it. ~ Louis Pasteur
160:Intuition tells me how to live my day, intuition tells me when to walk away. ~ Natalie Imbruglia
161:It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
   ~ Henri Poincare,
162:Nicole’s intuition told her not to follow the fireflies, but she said nothing. ~ Arthur C Clarke
163:When you are under time pressure for a decision, you need to follow intuition. ~ Daniel Kahneman
164:Even the body has its intuitions. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Divine Personality,
165:Intuition is a sense of knowing how to act decisively without needing to know why. ~ Lolly Daskal
166:Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business - everything. ~ David Lynch
167:Intuition, not intellect, is the “open sesame” of yourself. —ALBERT EINSTEIN ~ Arianna Huffington
168:It is better to be a naïve believer than an intellectual bereft of intuition. ~ Abdal Hakim Murad
169:It's all complete instinct and intuition, and that's extremely difficult to teach. ~ Van Morrison
170:Where we know nothing, we must admit that we know nothing, and trust to intuition. ~ Felix Gilman
171:Intuition is a gift we all have, whereas retention of knowledge is a skill. Rare ~ Gavin de Becker
172:Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. ~ Walter Isaacson
173:Man’s knowledge of freedom, Kissinger argued, must come from an inner intuition. ~ Walter Isaacson
174:many people are overconfident, prone to place too much faith in their intuitions ~ Daniel Kahneman
175:People are good at intuition, living our lives. What are computers good at? Memory. ~ Eric Schmidt
176:The revelation or intuition arises in its own time and one must wait for it. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
177:Toute intuition sans concept n'aboutit pas
Tout concept sans intuition est vide ~ Immanuel Kant
178:You have to choose the move that feels right sometimes; that's what intuition is. ~ Magnus Carlsen
179:a substantially more complex system of knowledge, procedural strategies, and intuition. ~ Anonymous
180:Intuition is unconscious accumulated experience informing judgement in real time. ~ Alain de Botton
181:Miss Steele can a man make a greater blunder than to ignore the intuition of a woman? ~ Lyndsay Faye
182:My biggest regret is that I didn't listen to my intuition as it was yelling at me. ~ Aras Baskauskas
183:Tomes of aesthetic criticism hang on a few moments of real delight and intuition. ~ George Santayana
184:Transform reason into ordered intuition; let all thyself be light. This is thy goal. ~ Sri Aurobindo
185:When we’re courageous enough to be with what scares us, we can awaken our intuition and ~ Kris Carr
186:Writing is part intuition and part trial and error, but mostly it's very hard work. ~ Cheryl Strayed
187:Intuition is a strange instinct that tells a woman she is right, whether she is or not. ~ Oscar Wilde
188:Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life. ~ Paulo Coelho
189:intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, ~ Paulo Coelho
190:The moment of truth, the sudden emergence of a new insight, is an act of intuition. ~ Arthur Koestler
191:As intuition grows, the need to make problems and see complications starts to dwindle. ~ Deepak Chopra
192:Education produces natural intuitions, and natural intuitions are erased by education. ~ Blaise Pascal
193:intuition cannot be trusted in the absence of stable regularities in the environment. ~ Daniel Kahneman
194:Intuition doesn't tell you what you want to hear; it tells you what you need to hear. ~ Sonia Choquette
195:first principle of moral psychology: Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second. ~ Jonathan Haidt
196:For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity. ~ Henri Cartier Bresson
197:I may have been lucky with some sort of intuition, but I believe in training a great deal. ~ David Selby
198:Intuition is the conscious experience - in pure spirit - of a purely spiritual content. ~ Rudolf Steiner
199:many people are overconfident, prone to place too much faith in their intuitions. They ~ Daniel Kahneman
200:Purple is not only the ‘royal colour’, but is linked to spirituality, and intuition. ~ Storm Constantine
201:Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition. ~ Rumi
202:You will never trust your intuition until you identify with it. Self-esteem enters here. ~ Deepak Chopra
203:Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
204:intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where ~ Bren Brown
205:I used my intuition like a weapon; whatever insecurity and weakness I sensed in him, I exploited. ~ Jewel
206:An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis. ~ Henri Bergson
207:A woman's intuition has often proved truer than a man's arrogant assumption of knowledge. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
208:People will provide judgment, intuition, empathy, a moral compass, and human creativity. ~ Walter Isaacson
209:Someone responding to intuition, to chance and fortune, often can't explain himself well. ~ Alec Wilkinson
210:We denote this primary wisdom as Intuition, whilst all later teachings are tuitions. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
211:We #fear our intuitions because we fear the transformational power within our revelations. ~ Caroline Myss
212:An intuition is neither caprice nor a sixth sense but a form of unconscious intelligence. ~ Gerd Gigerenzer
213:follow your gut instincts. Don’t question your intuition, and don’t shy away from your nature. ~ K F Breene
214:I’ve learned that your intuition about things you don’t know that much about isn’t very good ~ Ashlee Vance
215:Don't try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition. ~ Madeleine L Engle
216:I call intuition cosmic fishing. You feel a nibble, then you've got to hook the fish. ~ R Buckminster Fuller
217:Intuition is only a mirror. It does not create anything, it only reflects. It reflects that which is. ~ Osho
218:Intuition means, intuition, or to be taught from within. It is man's unerring guide, ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
219:Making great things requires both intuition and logic, not a dominance of one over the other. ~ Scott Berkun
220:Ray Bradbury said it best: “Your intuition knows what it wants to write, so get out of the way. ~ Chris Baty
221:In ourselves we harbor the intuition of another evolution, of other possibilities of life. ~ Abdellatif Laabi
222:May my children follow their own intuition to discover true empowerment - in the answers they seek. ~ Eleesha
223:I use my intuition. I tell my students: use your brains, but also use another part of yourself. ~ Jim Goldberg
224:The first principle of moral psychology is Intuitions come first, strategic reasoning second. ~ Jonathan Haidt
225:The really valuable method of thought to arrive at a logically coherent system is intuition. ~ Albert Einstein
226:Data and intuition are like horse and rider, and you don’t try to outrun a horse; you ride it. ~ Pedro Domingos
227:If a situation is very, very turbulent, it has low validity, and there's no basis for intuition. ~ Gary A Klein
228:If you let it, the noise of the world will drown out the voice of God, which is your intuition. ~ Oprah Winfrey
229:people often have wrong intuitions about their own behavior—they can say one thing but do another. ~ Dan Ariely
230:Intuition is one of the four basic psychological functions along with thinking, feeling,and sensing. ~ Carl Jung
231:Intuition is the gift of knowing, hearing, feeling, or seeing through our spiritual senses. ~ Catherine Carrigan
232:The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, it to understand things by intuition. ~ Baruch Spinoza
233:The more I trust my intuition and act on its wisdom, the more extraordinary my life becomes. ~ Cheryl Richardson
234:Develop your Intuition so that the changes in the years to come may be convenient for you. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi
235:One who scorns the power of intuition will never rise above the ranks of journeyman calculator. ~ Albert Einstein
236:Photography is only intuition, a perpetual interrogation - everything except a stage set. ~ Henri Cartier Bresson
237:All human knowledge begins with intuitions, proceeds from thence to concepts, and ends with ideas. ~ Immanuel Kant
238:Great investors need to have the right combination of intuition, business sense and investment talent. ~ Andrew Lo
239:The great secret is this: it is not enough to have intuitions; we must act on them; we must live them. ~ Pata jali
240:Chaos is the soul of creation. It plows the ground of intuition. Without chaos, nothing will grow. ~ Michele Cassou
241:Einstein once said, “but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience. ~ Walter Isaacson
242:I don't place much faith in my intuitions, except as a starting place for designing experiments. ~ Elizabeth Spelke
243:There are certain signs of a guilty conscience that do not take a great surplus of intuition to spot. ~ L H Thomson
244:Your heart is intimately connected to your intuition, whereas your head is connected to your fear. ~ Shannon Kaiser
245:By disregarding intuition in favor of science, or science in favor of instincts, we limit ourselves. ~ Bernie Siegel
246:I'm supposed to be a scientific person but I use intuition more than logic in making basic decisions. ~ Seymour Cray
247:Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears to be the extrasensory perception of reality. ~ Alexis Carrel
248:Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason. ~ Carl Jung
249:Intuition is a
spiritual faculty
and does not explain,
but simply points the way. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
250:Most processes leave out the stuff no one wants to talk about: magic, intuition and leaps of faith. ~ Michael Bierut
251:Prefer what intuition whispers in your ear to what you have done and redone ten times in your head. ~ Robert Bresson
252:The only real valuable thing is intuition. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery ~ Albert Einstein
253:all human cognition begins with intuitions, proceeds from thence to conceptions, and ends with ideas. ~ Immanuel Kant
254:All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention. ~ Rudolf Arnheim
255:Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks show us how to discover the secrets to healing, love, intuition and insight. ~ Deepak Chopra
256:"Intuition does not denote something contrary to reason, but something outside of the province of reason." ~ Carl Jung
257:Listen to your inner voice. Trust your intuition. It's important to have the courage to trust yourself. ~ Dawn Ostroff
258:Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. ~ Steve Jobs
259:You cannot live by feelings and emotions; you have to live by your intuition and consciousness. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi
260:Doreen had intuition. Everything she said was like a secret voice speaking straight out of my own bones. ~ Sylvia Plath
261:I believe in intuitions and inspirations...I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am. ~ Albert Einstein
262:Intuition is neither a feeling, an inspiration nor a disorderly sympathy but a fully developed method. ~ Gilles Deleuze
263:Perhaps she wrote that life is really lived through dreams and intuitions, not fate and circumstance. ~ Kiana Davenport
264:Intuition is the use of patterns they’ve already learned, whereas insight is the discovery of new patterns. ~ Gary Klein
265:I've become increasingly confidant in following intuitions ahead of thoughts as I produce more records. ~ Jerry Harrison
266:there have been only two who were Yogis, possessing the Yogic vision and intuition—Swami Vivekananda and ~ Sri Aurobindo
267:You get your intuition back when you make space for it, when you stop the chattering of the rational mind. ~ Anne Lamott
268:Your intuition and your intellect should be working together… making love. That’s how it works best. ~ Madeleine L Engle
269:All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know. ~ Alexis Carrel
270:But what is often called an intuition is really an impression based on logical deduction or experience. ~ Agatha Christie
271:[...] intuition can sometimes get things wrong. And intuition is what people use in life to make decisions. ~ Mark Haddon
272:Life is filled with abstractions, and the only way to make heads or tails of it is going through intuition. ~ David Lynch
273:Nothing substitutes a large apprenticeship, a heap of experiences which converts into the base of intuition. ~ Doug Scott
274:On the topic of goals, the academic research agrees with your intuition: Having goals improves performance. ~ Laszlo Bock
275:our intuitions about randomness are biased towards thinking it is a good deal more ordered than it really is. ~ Anonymous
276:Improvisation is intuition in action, a way to discover the muse and learn to respond to her call. ~ Stephen Nachmanovitch
277:Intuition is a dangerous gift, tempting us over and over again into groundless speculation. ~ Carl Jung, Letters Volume II
278:Law had no purpose beyond the codification of a Führer’s momentary intuitions about the good of his race. ~ Timothy Snyder
279:Mathematicians use intuition, conjecture and guesswork all the time except when they are in the classroom. ~ Joseph Warren
280:this is the downside of intuition: when it feels so exactly right, other people’s skepticism is infuriating. ~ Sue Grafton
281:When I tested decisions made up by intellect and the ones when followed intuition, the latter always won. ~ Sahara Sanders
282:Claims for correct intuitions in an unpredictable situation are self-delusional at best, sometimes worse. ~ Daniel Kahneman
283:I believe in intuition and inspiration...at times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason. ~ Albert Einstein
284:Intuition is soul guidance, appearing naturally in man during those instants when his mind is calm. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
285:Learning to trust our intuition is an art form, and like all other art forms, it takes practice to perfect. ~ Shakti Gawain
286:Philosophers don't all believe that ethics is just based on intuition. That's just stupid! It's ignoramus! ~ Marjorie Grene
287:Remember this rule: intuition cannot be trusted in the absence of stable regularities in the environment. ~ Daniel Kahneman
288:The truth about life and lie about life is not measured by others but by your intuition, which never lies. ~ Santosh Kalwar
289:Your intuition will most likely push you gently toward taking some appropriate risks and trying new things. ~ Shakti Gawain
290:Grow with discipline. Balance intuition with rigor. Innovate around the core. Don't embrace the status quo. ~ Howard Schultz
291:He who does not arrive at the Intuition of these Truths by means of Ecstasy knows only the name of Inspiration. ~ Al Ghazali
292:It is by logic that we prove. It is by intuition that we discover," said the mathematician Henri Poincare.l ~ Ellen J Langer
293:I have the great privilege of being both witness and storyteller. Intimacy, trust and intuition guide my work. ~ Jim Goldberg
294:Intuition is nothing more than a person’s sense about a situation influenced by experience and knowledge. ~ Patrick Van Horne
295:Intuition is the art of listening, with an inner ear, to the rhythms and melodies of your own “body music.” T ~ Michael J Gelb
296:Merely reminding people of a time when they had power increases their apparent trust in their own intuition. ~ Daniel Kahneman
297:Painting today is pure intuition and luck and taking advantage of what happens when you splash the stuff down. ~ Francis Bacon
298:Prior to the seventeenth century the laws of probability were defined by the intuition and experience of gamblers, ~ Anonymous
299:Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. ~ Brent Schlender
300:Intuition does not in itself amount to knowledge, yet cannot be disregarded by philosophers and psychologists. ~ Corliss Lamont
301:Intuition is knowledge based on experience, stored deeply within the brain, and available quickly and on demand. ~ Lolly Daskal
302:Meditate. A few minutes of deep meditation will connect you with the ocean of intuition deep within you. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
303:There are things so deep and complex that only intuition can reach it in our stage of development as human beings. ~ John Astin
304:By learning to trust your intuition, miracles seem to happen. Intuitive thoughts are gifts from the higher self. ~ Susan Jeffers
305:Example has more followers than reason. ~ Christian Nestell Bovee, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought (1862), Volume I, p. 178.
306:I have always moved by intuition alone. I have no system, literary or political. I have no guiding political idea. ~ V S Naipaul
307:I learnt another valuable lesson that night: listen to the quiet voice inside. Intuition is the noise of the mind. ~ Bear Grylls
308:Intuition is the father of new knowledge, while empiricism is nothing but an accumulation of old knowledge.
   ~ Albert Einstein,
309:Let your intuition guide you, but also use your head and take responsibility for the free will choices you make ~ Theresa Caputo
310:There are two ways to change things: Either you are forced to change or you have the intuition to change. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi
311:Albert Einstein said that when you follow intuition, “The solutions come to you, and you don’t know how or why. ~ Gavin de Becker
312:A symbol may serve to transfer our intuitions and to suggest new ones only so long as its meaning is not defined. ~ P D Ouspensky
313:recurrent theme of this book: many people are overconfident, prone to place too much faith in their intuitions. ~ Daniel Kahneman
314:The ability to portray people in still life and in motion requires the highest measure of intuition and talent. ~ Albert Einstein
315:There's an intuition learned through our work. Teaching others doesn't mean they can just go out and replicate it. ~ Austin Kleon
316:the warrior knows that intuition is God's language and he continued listening to the wind and talking to the stars ~ Paulo Coelho
317:What we like about women is sensuality, wildness, hormones. Women who make a song and dance about their intuition. ~ Yasmina Reza
318:When we decide to take back our own power, we discover that the true solver of problems is intuition, not reason. ~ Deepak Chopra
319:Art is a form of intelligence, it can be developed, it's linked to intuition and it's something that all humans have ~ Alonzo King
320:Feelings and intuition, love and compassion, those are the things make a soul, not blood and bones or machine parts. ~ Peter Bunzl
321:Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition. ~ Freeman Thomas
322:If you babble enneagram, I am a five. If you boast myers-briggs, I am an introvert-intuition-thinking-perceiving. ~ Santosh Kalwar
323:I was punched breathless by the strongest emotions I have ever felt and they are now stored in my intuition as a writer. ~ Amy Tan
324:Success depends on intuition, on seeing what afterwards proves true but cannot be established at the moment. ~ Joseph A Schumpeter
325:the mystery of knowing without knowing is not a distinctive feature of intuition; it is the norm of mental life. ~ Daniel Kahneman
326:Decision-making based on emotional intuition, without the aid of reason to keep it in line, pretty much always sucks. ~ Mark Manson
327:I don't like the actors to work together beforehand. I trust my intuition, and I like when the actors are the same. ~ Olivier Dahan
328:Indeed, it is not intellect, but intuition which advances humanity. Intuition tells man his purpose in this life. ~ Albert Einstein
329:Intuition, luck, mistakes, serendipity—there you have four vital business concepts that every manager should know. ~ Ricardo Semler
330:Maybe my intuition has been warning me about something I don’t quite understand but shouldn’t be underestimated.… ~ Nicholas Sparks
331:Demonstration, similitude & harmony are objects of reasoning. Invention, identity & melody are objects of intuition. ~ William Blake
332:Intuition,’ he answered with a shrug. ‘It is the only tool left to the mathematician in the absence of proof. ~ Apostolos K Doxiadis
333:I think your main draws are instinct, intuition and empathy... those things that you can't really practice. ~ Scarlett Alice Johnson
334:We don’t like to admit our initial intuition to be false and would much rather dismiss the evidence that contradicts it. ~ Anonymous
335:Crime is a career, whether you are a practitioner or an investigator, and it requires intuition and patience. ~ Jean Christophe Grang
336:A pure intuition is a rare occurrence in our mental activity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Supermind, Mind and the Overmind Maya,
337:But be careful: if your intuition says that your story sucks, make sure it really is your intuition and not your mother. ~ Anne Lamott
338:I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition. ~ Brian May
339:Intuition is critical in virtually everything you do. But, without relentless preparation and execution, it is meaningless. ~ Tim Cook
340:Trusting your intuition is like learning to ride a bike. Everything takes practice before it becomes second nature. ~ James Van Praagh
341:Counseling has to do with intuition, with work on oneself, with the quietness of one's mind and the openness of one's heart. ~ Ram Dass
342:We are born intuitive, which is why for most people, their intuition is actually the source of their greatest suffering. ~ Caroline Myss
343:When we assert intuition, we are therefore like the starry night: we gaze at the world through a thousand eyes. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Est s
344:When you live your life acting upon your deepest intuitions, no decision you ever make in life will be feared or a risk. ~ Keshia Chante
345:And intuition is what people is what people use in life to make decisions.But logic can help you work out the right answer. ~ Mark Haddon
346:I strongly believe in the existence of God, based on intuition, observations, logic, and also scientific knowledge. ~ Charles Hard Townes
347:What came quickly to my mind was an intuition from System 1. I’ll have to start over and search my memory deliberately. ~ Daniel Kahneman
348:Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it. ~ Aristotle
349:For the most important decisions in your life, trust your intuition, and then work with everything you have, to prove it right. ~ Tim Cook
350:Intuition is for thinking what observation is for perception. Intuition and observation are the sources of our knowledge. ~ Rudolf Steiner
351:I would be wary of experts' intuition, except when they deal with something that they have dealt with a lot in the past. ~ Daniel Kahneman
352:Mind and intuition are at opposite ends of the same continuum and our goal is to strike a healthy balance between the two. ~ Shakti Gawain
353:producing technology requires intuition and creativity, and how producing something artistic takes real discipline. Jobs ~ Walter Isaacson
354:God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met. ~ Farrah Fawcett
355:Harry had underrated intuition before, both other people’s and his own, and it had been to his cost every time without exception. ~ Jo Nesb
356:If we believe something does not exist unless we measure it, then we put aside: love, feeling, intuition, art and philosophy. ~ Peter Block
357:Intuition intelligently informs patience. It’ll convey when to have it and if something is worth working on or waiting for. ~ Judith Orloff
358:One of our greatest gifts is out intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have - we just need to learn to tap into and trust it. ~ Donna Karan
359:The experience of intuition cannot be explained in terms of the five senses, because it is the voice of the nonphysical world. ~ Gary Zukav
360:All decisions in the artistic execution of the work rest with pure intuition and cannot be translated into a self-analysis. ~ Marcel Duchamp
361:Careful inference can be more reliable than 'actual observation', however strongly our intuition protests at admitting it. ~ Richard Dawkins
362:Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice, heart, and intuition.” —Steve Jobs, 2005 #JoinTheRide ~ Darren Hardy
363:...He has all the uncanny intuitions of a psychopath. Have you ever dealt with one? It's almost like a form of mind-reading... ~ Sue Grafton
364:Mood evidently affects the operation of System 1: when we are uncomfortable and unhappy, we lose touch with our intuition. ~ Daniel Kahneman
365:(...) the easiest to conquer were also more worthy of it, because women have better intuition than men for the love affinity. ~ Frank Harris
366:To whatever degree you listen and follow your intuition, you become a creative channel for the higher power of the universe. ~ Shakti Gawain
367:Transform reason into ordered intuition; let all thyself be light. This is thy goal.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, [T5],
368:You cannot breathe deeply and worry at the same time. Breathe. Let the worry go. Breathe. Allow the love and intuition in. ~ Sonia Choquette
369:I learned to live in my own head. I learned to follow intuition and more than anything, I learned what was important to me. ~ Vanessa Veselka
370:It is trust in our vast 'don't know' that allows room for the truth, that allows the next intuition to float to the surface. ~ Stephen Levine
371:The binding of reason and intuition is the fundamental crisis of the era we call humanity. Transcedence of duality is the key. ~ Phil Collins
372:You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense. ~ John Cassavetes
373:Your words should be so strong that they affect every your intuition so that you can recognize what is real and heart. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi
374:Companies pay amazing amounts of money to get answers from consultants with overdeveloped confidence in their own intuition,’ he ~ Tim Harford
375:I live and work alone and travel light, relying largely on my memory and making a point of letting #‎ intuition guide my way. ~ Lyall Watson
376:Intuition is a spiritual faculty high above the reasoning mind, but on that path is all that you desire or require. In ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
377:Intuition is perception via the unconscious that brings forth ideas, images, new possibilities and ways out of blocked situations. ~ Carl Jung
378:Whether you consider me a master filmmaker or not, I do it with my intuition and my vision, my experience as a storyteller. ~ Abbas Kiarostami
379:A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. A good artist lets their intuition take them wherever it wants to. ~ Lao Tzu
380:Einstein once said, “I believe in intuition and inspiration…. At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason. ~ Janet Lansbury
381:... in moments of crisis our thoughts do not run consecutively but rather sweep over us in waves or intuition and experience ... ~ John le Carr
382:Not all knowledge comes from the mind. Your body, your heart, your intuition. Sometimes memories even have minds of their own. ~ Kelly Barnhill
383:The only paradise we know through our senses and intuition is that of the beloved, and the only hell, disappointment in love. ~ Mahmoud Darwish
384:Use your training, Maisie, your heart, your intuition, and your love for your father to forge a new, even stronger, bond. ~ Jacqueline Winspear
385:You must train your intuition - you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide. ~ Ingrid Bergman
386:I believe in the possibility of happiness, if one cultivates intuition and outlives the grosser passions, including optimism. ~ George Santayana
387:Only those will apprehend religion who can probe its depth, who can combine intuition and love with the rigor of method ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
388:There are some things that a woman knows that she cannot tell even her family. It is part intuition and part self-preservation. ~ Alyson Richman
389:There needs to be a certain structure to a situation, a certain predictability that allows you to have a basis for the intuition. ~ Gary A Klein
390:The union of the mind and intuition which brings about illumination, and the development which the Sufis seek, is based upon love. ~ Idries Shah
391:‪We all need to follow our intuition, even if it takes us down the wrong path. Otherwise, you’ll always be second-guessing yourself. ~ Lang Leav
392:A writer decides to follow some ideas and not others for reasons that aren't always clear to him. It's often a matter of intuition. ~ Don DeLillo
393:Intuition is natural by-product of flowering of a mature self-esteem and a sense of empowerment – not power over, but power to be ~ Caroline Myss
394:I think it's really important to follow your intuition and gut, and try not to do things just for the sake of pleasing other people. ~ Erin Davie
395:“The capacity for directed thinking I call intellect; the capacity for passive or undirected thinking I call intellectual intuition.” ~ Carl Jung
396:Criticism is above all a gift, an intuition, a matter of tact and flair; it cannot be taught or demonstrated--it is an art. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
397:it connects the individual person’s intuition with a frame of mind that •anyone must be in when making judgments about such intuitions ~ Anonymous
398:Mood evidently affects the operation of System 1: when we are uncomfortable and unhappy, we lose touch with our intuition. These ~ Daniel Kahneman
399:wisdom means more than being intelligent, because it encompasses understanding, empathy, experience, inner peace, and intuition, ~ Nicholas Sparks
400:Sometimes the magic of life is beyond thought. It's the sparkle of intuition, of bringing your own personal energy into your music. ~ Jennifer Ryan
401:Sometimes the magic of life is beyond thought. It’s the sparkle of intuition, of bringing your own personal energy into your music. ~ Jennifer Ryan
402:Spiritual intuition is always a more luminous guide than the discriminating reason. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Divine Personality,
403:The more that you act on your intuition fearlessly, the more your intuition will serve you. Intuition is the ear of the soul. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
404:The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition. ~ Honore de Balzac
405:We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn't encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom. ~ Shakti Gawain
406:What was it Harry used to say? Intuition is only the sum of many small but specific things the brain hasn't managed to put a name to yet. ~ Jo Nesb
407:When the body functions spontaneously,
that is called instinct.
When the soul functions spontaneously,
that is called intuition. ~ Osho
408:Discernment can be described as the ability to find the root of the matter, and it relies on intuition as well as rational thought. ~ John C Maxwell
409:For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. ~ Aldous Huxley
410:It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover. To know how to criticize is good, to know how to create is better. ~ Henri Poincare
411:The expression "from above" is for us only a way of speaking. Many receive from above the command for action - we call it intuition. ~ Sri Aurobindo
412:I find the joy of the 'doing' increases. Creativity increases. Intuition increases. The pleasure of life grows. And negativity recedes. ~ David Lynch
413:Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs. ~ Felix Klein
414:We need to make the world safe for creativity and intuition, for it's creativity and intuition that will make the world safe for us. ~ Edgar Mitchell
415:All of us were tuned in during our early development but we lose our connection to intuition over time as other things come into play. ~ Peter Buffett
416:A woman's intuition is better than a man's. Nobody knows anything, really, you know, and a woman can guess a good deal nearer than a man. ~ Mark Twain
417:Expert intuition strikes us as magical, but it is not. Indeed, each of us performs feats of intuitive expertise many times each day. ~ Daniel Kahneman
418:Good design doesn’t stem from intuition, talent, or luck (although I’ll take a smidgen of each). It comes from research and understanding. ~ Anonymous
419:I see myself as a journalist reporting neglected stories about our past and trying to bring rigor, reason and intuition to the quest. ~ Graham Hancock
420:It is rare that the human mind can determine the truths of nature, or even of ourselves, by intuition or casual observation. That ~ Richard J Davidson
421:The virtue of the imagination is its reaching, by intuition and intensity, a more essential truth than is seen at the surface of things. ~ John Ruskin
422:A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience. ~ Albert Einstein
423:Deep down, I know I have this intuition or instinct that a lot of creative people have, that their demons are also what make them create. ~ David Byrne
424:I am incredibly bad at predicting the future; I am only smart enough to observe the present and listen to my intuition about tendencies. ~ Rem Koolhaas
425:I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect. ~ Ingmar Bergman
426:I’ve had to make the difficult decision to follow my intuition, and allow myself the space and time to explore my true purpose in life. ~ Larry Sanders
427:THE MESSENGERS OF INTUITION Nagging feelings Persistent thoughts Humor Wonder Anxiety Curiosity Hunches Gut feelings Doubt Hesitation ~ Gavin de Becker
428:The primary wisdom is intuition. In that deep force, the last fact behind which analysis cannot go, all things find their origin. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
429:This added element can only be the concept that represents the intuition as a suitable subject for one form of judgment rather than another ~ Anonymous
430:Based on our natural heritage as the Divine Light of God, every one of us possesses intuition... defined as the language of the soul. ~ James Van Praagh
431:Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. ~ Steve Jobs
432:It is amazing how many hints and guides and intuitions for living come to the sensitive person who has ears to hear what his body is saying. ~ Rollo May
433:All I have is intuition and a little hope.” “Don’t be such a pessimist. You’ve also got two tires, two garbage bags, and a hollow spindle. ~ Stephen King
434:Some of the finest moral intuitions come to quite humble people. The visiting of lofty ideas doesn't depend on formal schooling. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
435:To live in the wideness of the Intuition is not possible with the limitation of the ego. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I, The Higher Planes of Mind,
436:When I'm directing, I can look at something that I wrote and say, "This doesn't make sense." There's a lot more intuition and gut involved. ~ Craig Zobel
437:A father's suspicion...' she began.
Is as powerful as a mother's intuition.'

~ Alice Seboldpg 87, Ruana Singh and Jack Salmon ~ Alice Sebold
438:But wisdom means more than being intelligent, because it encompasses understanding, empathy, experience, inner peace, and intuition, and ~ Nicholas Sparks
439:Even the tiniest manifestation of mindfulness in any moment might give rise to an intuition or insight that could be hugely transforming. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn
440:I go by intuition. Work-wise, that means asking myself if a role will push me outside my comfort zone, challenge me to learn something new. ~ Isabel Lucas
441:Instinct is an animal faculty, independent of instruction and reasoning, but far inferior to intuition, which is a grace unique to humanity. ~ Dean Koontz
442:intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and ~ Paulo Coelho
443:System 1 is radically insensitive to both the quality and the quantity of the information that gives rise to impressions and intuitions. ~ Daniel Kahneman
444:The object of mathematical rigor is to sanction and legitimize the conquests of intuition, and there was never any other object for it. ~ Jacques Hadamard
445:There is strong evidence that intuitions are based on simple, smart rules that take into account only some of the available information. ~ Gerd Gigerenzer
446:Those who are successful at creating social epidemics do not just do what they think is right. They deliberately test their intuitions. ~ Malcolm Gladwell
447:I don't have any premonitions. I don't have any supernatural powers. I just have a typical woman's intuition, and I go with that. ~ Mary Elizabeth Winstead
448:Intuition is a method of feeling one's way intellectually into the inner heart of a thing to locate what is unique and inexpressible in it. ~ Henri Bergson
449:It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception. ~ Albert Einstein
450:Our true nature expresses itself as intelligence, clean energy, mindfulness, presence, and intuition. It also has an element of knowledge. ~ Sakyong Mipham
451:People try to force things. It's disastrous. Just leave your mind alone. Your intuition knows what it wants to write, so get out of the way. ~ Ray Bradbury
452:This time I would choose to err on the side of illogic. I had to trust intuition, and plunge as I had never plunged before, with blind faith. ~ Dean Koontz
453:Armed with the intuition of a bliss
To which some moved tranquillity was the key, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
454:Entrepreneurship, then, is behavior rather than personality trait. And its foundation lies in concept and theory rather than in intuition. ~ Peter F Drucker
455:The more we learn to operate in the world based on trust in our intuition, the stronger our channel will be and the more money we will have. ~ Shakti Gawain
456:The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge. ~ Rene Descartes
457:Intelligence is just one dimension of ability. Don't limit yourself to it. Open up to instinct, intuition, creativity and thus possibility ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru
458:Intuition is the best word to describe the dozens or hundreds of rapid, effortless moral judgments and decisions that we all make every day. ~ Jonathan Haidt
459:Much of the Western world emphasizes rationality and reason, but overlooks or ignores the enormous value of intuition and instinctive wisdom. ~ Shakti Gawain
460:our intuition often fails us because we prefer things to be much more controllable, predictable, and causally determined than they are in reality ~ Anonymous
461:The introduction of the word ‘intuition’ by a moral philosopher is always a signal that something has gone badly wrong with an argument. ~ Alasdair MacIntyre
462:Intuition is an edge of light thrust out by the secret supermind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
463:I think the worst that can happen in filmmaking is if you're working with a storyboard. That kills all intuition, all fantasy, all creativity. ~ Werner Herzog
464:Many business intuitions and expertise are going to be valuable; they are telling you something useful, and you want to take advantage of them. ~ Gary A Klein
465:The most intractable of our experiences is the experience of Time-the intuition of duration, combined with the thought of perpetual perishing. ~ Aldous Huxley
466:The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just. ~ D H Lawrence
467:Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known. ~ Madeleine L Engle
468:Intuition attracts those who wish to be spiritual without any bother, because it promises a heaven where the intuitions of others can be ignored. ~ E M Forster
469:There is a higher more powerful part of you. Your higher self will come through your intuition, coincidences and synchronicity of all kinds. ~ James Van Praagh
470:Trust your Heart. Value its intuition. Choose to let go of fear, and to open to the true and you will awaken to the freedom, clarity and joy of Being ~ Mooji
471:I consider a merchant someone who has a certain intuition and instinct, and - very important - knows how to run a business, knows the numbers. ~ Millard Drexler
472:Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. ~ Henri Cartier Bresson
473:Follow your heart and listen to your intuition...your higher self knows what you really want...listen...follow and get to the place you want to be. ~ John Edward
474:He knew better, even then (he was possessed of powerful hunches and intuitions himself ), but sometimes you had to know. Sometimes you had to see. ~ Stephen King
475:Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental. All important advances are sudden intuitions, new principles, new ways of seeing. ~ Marilyn Ferguson
476:All thinking of the religious man is etymological, a reduction of all concepts to the original intuition, to the characteristic. ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
477:intuition is always right in at least two important ways;
It is always in response to something.
it always has your best interest at heart ~ Gavin de Becker
478:It turns out that there are many powers of the heart--among them intuition, intention, gratitude, forgiveness, resilience, and, of course, love. ~ Baptist de Pape
479:Sometimes you woke up, and you knew for sure, from history and experience and weary intuition, that the brand new day would bring nothing good at all. ~ Lee Child
480:Every man has a feminine side, and every woman has a masculine side. One must be intuitive when using discipline and objective when using intuition. ~ Paulo Coelho
481:Everything that I do is limitation and complete intuition. I'm a human being. I'm not a musician. I'm not an entertainer. I don't know anything! ~ Willis Earl Beal
482:intuition is just like that: sudden and complete, as if there were machinery working behind her eyes that even she has no access to. Clank, thunk. ~ Naomi Alderman
483:I think when you know so deep in your heart that you just to listen to your intuition and follow your heart, theres no right or wrong thing to do. ~ Kim Kardashian
484:Many ideas happen to us. We have intuition, we have feeling, we have emotion, all of that happens, we don't decide to do it. We don't control it. ~ Daniel Kahneman
485:The discovery of truth, by slow progressive meditation, is wisdom. - Intuition of truth, not preceded by perceptible meditation, is genius. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
486:These findings add to the growing evidence that good mood, intuition, creativity, gullibility, and increased reliance on System 1 form a cluster. ~ Daniel Kahneman
487:The disclosure of a new fact, the leap forward, the conquest over yesterday's ignorance, is an act not of reason but of imagination, of intuition. ~ Charles Nicolle
488:Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation. ~ Eileen Caddy
489:domain-specific I mean that our reactions, our mode of thinking, our intuitions, depend on the context in which the matter is presented, what ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
490:If you want to do something and you feel in your bones that it’s the right thing to do, do it. Intuition is often as important as the facts. 663 ~ H Jackson Brown Jr
491:intuition can sometimes get things wrong. And intuition is what people use in life to make decisions. But logic can help you work out the right answer. ~ Mark Haddon
492:There are times in all of our lives when a reliance on gut or intuition just seems more appropriate - when a particular course of action just feels right. ~ Tim Cook
493:Trust your intuition and be resilient. If you have real breakout ideas, even your friends will laugh at you secretly until you can prove their viability. ~ Van Jones
494:Try to be still inside. Learn to quiet and stop thought, and you will be able to develop your mind. Your psychic intuition will start to come about. ~ Frederick Lenz
495:We are all born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, and of physical and sensory awareness. (p.9) ~ Ken Robinson
496:All societies, ancient or modern, primitive or sophisticated, have guided themselves by values and goals rooted in the experience of 'deep intuition'. ~ Willis Harman
497:Consider the possibility,’” I said, quoting Silette, “‘that what we perceive as the future has already happened, and intuition is only a very good memory. ~ Sara Gran
498:He supposed it was good none of them knew how lost he was just now, how absent the intuition that had carried him through so many difficult situations. ~ Stephen King
499:I believe in intuition and approaching things as instant gratification. Just do the things you want to do, make the kind of pictures you want to make. ~ Edward Ruscha
500:Intuition is the undoubting conception of a pure and attentive mind, which arises from the light of reason alone, and is more certain than deduction. ~ Rene Descartes

IN CHAPTERS



  247 Integral Yoga
   41 Christianity
   35 Philosophy
   24 Occultism
   16 Psychology
   11 Poetry
   7 Fiction
   6 Science
   6 Integral Theory
   6 Education
   4 Yoga
   4 Theosophy
   1 Mythology


  263 Sri Aurobindo
   52 The Mother
   40 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   31 Satprem
   26 Plotinus
   17 A B Purani
   15 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   13 Carl Jung
   7 H P Lovecraft
   7 Aleister Crowley
   6 Aldous Huxley
   4 Nirodbaran
   3 Franz Bardon
   3 Alice Bailey
   2 William Wordsworth
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Swami Krishnananda
   2 Rudolf Steiner
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Plato
   2 Paul Richard
   2 Jordan Peterson
   2 George Van Vrekhem
   2 Edgar Allan Poe


   79 Record of Yoga
   28 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   28 The Life Divine
   18 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   17 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   14 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   12 Letters On Yoga I
   11 Letters On Yoga IV
   10 The Human Cycle
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   7 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   7 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   7 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   7 Lovecraft - Poems
   7 Letters On Yoga II
   7 Letters On Poetry And Art
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Phenomenon of Man
   6 The Perennial Philosophy
   6 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   6 Savitri
   6 On Education
   6 Letters On Yoga III
   6 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   6 Essays Divine And Human
   5 Vedic and Philological Studies
   5 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   5 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   4 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   4 The Secret Of The Veda
   4 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   4 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   4 Liber ABA
   4 Isha Upanishad
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   4 Agenda Vol 01
   3 Words Of Long Ago
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 The Integral Yoga
   3 The Future of Man
   3 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   3 Questions And Answers 1956
   3 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   3 Magick Without Tears
   3 Let Me Explain
   3 Hymn of the Universe
   3 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   3 Agenda Vol 08
   3 Agenda Vol 07
   3 Agenda Vol 02
   3 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   2 Wordsworth - Poems
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Talks
   2 Some Answers From The Mother
   2 Preparing for the Miraculous
   2 Poe - Poems
   2 Maps of Meaning
   2 Initiation Into Hermetics
   2 Essays On The Gita
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   2 Browning - Poems
   2 Agenda Vol 12
   2 Agenda Vol 10
   2 Agenda Vol 06
   2 Agenda Vol 04
   2 Agenda Vol 03


00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   My suggestion is that the dog is a symbol of the keen sight of Intuition, the unfailing perception of direct knowledge. With this clue the Upanishadic story becomes quite sensible and clear and not mere abracadabra. To the aspirant for Knowledge came first a purified power of direct understanding, an Intuition of fundamental value, and this brought others of the same species in its train. They were all linked together organically that is the significance of the circle, and formed a rhythmic utterance and expression of the supreme truth (Om). It is also to be noted that they came and met at dawn to chant, the Truth. Dawn is the opening and awakening of the consciousness to truths that come from above and beyond.
  
   It may be asked why the dog has been chosen as the symbol of Intuition. In the Vedas, the cow and the horse also play a large part; even the donkey and the frog have their own assigned roles. These objects are taken from the environment of ordinary life, and are those that are most familiar to the external consciousness, through which the inner experiences have to express themselves, if they are to be expressed at all. These material objects represent various kinds of forces and movements and subtle and occult and spiritual dynamisms. Strictly speaking, however, symbols are not chosen in a subtle or spiritual experience, that is to say, they are not arbitrarily selected and constructed by the conscious intelligence. They form part of a dramatization (to use a term of the Freudian psychology of dreams), a psychological alchemy, whose method and process and rationale are very obscure, which can be penetrated only by the vision of a third eye.
  

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  identification. But it is not very easy to do and there are other
  means of knowing besides reasoning — Intuition, for example
  — which are also effective.

0.02 - The Three Steps of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Do such psychological conceptions correspond to anything real and possible? All Yoga asserts them as its ultimate experience and supreme aim. They form the governing principles of our highest possible state of consciousness, our widest possible range of existence. There is, we say, a harmony of supreme faculties, corresponding roughly to the psychological faculties of revelation, inspiration and Intuition, yet acting not in the intuitive reason or the divine mind, but on a still higher plane, which see Truth directly face to face, or rather live in the truth of things both universal and transcendent and are its formulation and luminous activity. And these faculties are the light of a conscious existence superseding the egoistic and itself both cosmic and transcendent, the nature of which is Bliss. These are obviously divine and, as man is at present apparently constituted, superhuman states of consciousness and activity. A trinity of transcendent existence, self-awareness and self-delight7 is, indeed, the metaphysical description of the supreme Atman, the self-formulation, to our awakened knowledge, of the Unknowable whether conceived as a pure Impersonality or as a cosmic Personality manifesting the universe. But in Yoga they are regarded also in their psychological aspects as states of subjective existence to which our waking consciousness is now alien, but which dwell in us in a superconscious plane and to which, therefore, we may always ascend.
  

0.08 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  a direct expression of the supreme Truth, but a transcription, an
  indirect reflection of it. They include Intuition, foreknowledge,
  knowledge by identity and certain powers such as that of healing

01.03 - Rationalism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   ***
   The Creative Soul The Intuition of the Age
  

01.04 - The Intuition of the Age, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
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   The Intuition of the Age
  
   All movementswhe ther of thought or of life, whether in the individual or in the massproceed from a fundamental Intuition which lies in the background as the logical presupposition, the psychological motive and the spiritual force. A certain attitude of the soul, a certain angle of vision is what is posited first; all other thingsall thoughts and feelings and activities are but necessary attempts to express, to demonstrate, to realise on the conscious and dynamic levels, in the outer world, the truth which has thus already been seized in some secret core of our being. The Intuition may not, of course, be present to the conscious mind, it may not be ostensibly sought for, one may even deny the existence of such a preconceived notion and proceed to establish truth on a tabula rasa; none the less it is this hidden bias that judges, this secret consciousness that formulates, this unknown power that fashions.
  
   Now, what is the Intuition that lies behind the movements of the new age? What is the intimate realisation, the underlying view-point which is guiding and modelling all our efforts and achievementsour science and art, our poetry and philosophy, our religion and society? For, there is such a common and fundamental note which is being voiced forth by the human spirit through all the multitude of its present-day activities.
  
   A new impulse is there, no one can deny, and it has vast possibilities before it, that also one need not hesitate to accept. But in order that we may best fructuate what has been spontaneously sown, we must first recognise it, be luminously conscious of it and develop it along its proper line of growth. For, also certain it is that this new impulse or Intuition, however true and strong in itself, is still groping and erring and miscarrying; it is still wasting much of its energy in tentative things, in mere experiments, in even clear failures. The fact is that the Intuition has not yet become an enlightened one, it is still moving, as we shall presently explain, in the dark vital regions of man. And vitalism is naturally and closely affianced to pragmatism, that is to say, the mere vital impulse seeks immediately to execute itself, it looks for external effects, for changes in the form, in the machinery only. Thus it is that we see in art and literature discussions centred upon the scheme of composition, as whether the new poetry should be lyrical or dramatic, popular or aristocratic, metrical or free of metre, and in practical life we talk of remodelling the state by new methods of representation and governance, of purging society by bills and legislation, of reforming humanity by a business pact.
  
   All this may be good and necessary, but there is the danger of leaving altoge ther out of account the one thing needful. We must then pause and turn back, look behind the apparent impulsion that effectuates to the Will that drives, behind the ideas and ideals of the mind to the soul that informs and inspires; we must carry ourselves up the stream and concentrate upon the original source, the creative Intuition that lies hidden somewhere. And then only all the new stirrings that we feel in our heartour urges and ideals and visions will attain an effective clarity, an unshaken purpose and an inevitable achievement.
  
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   Now, in order to understand the new orientation of the spirit of the present age, we may profitably ask what was the inspiration of the past age, the characteristic note which has failed to satisfy us and which we are endeavouring to transform. We know that that age was the Scientific age or the age of Reason. Its great prophets were Voltaire and the Encyclopaedists or if you mount further up in time, we may begin from Bacon and the humanists. Its motto was first, "The proper study of mankind is man" and secondly, Reason is the supreme organon of knowledge, the highest deity in manla Desse Raison. And it is precisely against these two basic principles that the new age has entered its protest. In face of Humanism, Nietzsche has posited the Superman and in face of Reason Bergson has posited Intuition.
  
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   So instead of the rational principle, the new age wants the principle of Nature or Life. Even as regards knowledge Reason is not the only, nor the best instrument. For animals have properly no reason; the nature-principle of knowledge in the animal is Instinct the faculty that acts so faultlessly, so marvellously where Reason can only pause and be perplexed. This is not to say that man is to or can go back to this primitive and animal function; but certainly he can replace it by something akin which is as natural and yet purified and self-consciousillumined instinct, we may say or Intuition, as Bergson terms it. And Nietzsche's definition of the Superman has also a similar orientation and significance; for, according to him, the Superman is man who has outgrown his Reason, who is not bound by the standards and the conventions determined by Reason for a special purpose. The Superman is one who has gone beyond "good and evil," who has shaken off from his nature and character elements that are "human, all too human"who is the embodiment of life-force in its absolute purity and strength and freedom.
  
   This then is the mantra of the new ageLife with Intuition as its guide and not Reason and mechanical efficiency, not Man but Superman. The right mantra has been found, the principle itself is irreproachable. But the interpretation, the application, does not seem to have been always happy. For, Nietzsche's conception of the Superman is full of obvious lacunae. If we have so long been adoring the intellectual man, Nietzsche asks us, on the other hand, to deify the vital man. According to him the superman is he who has (1) the supreme sense of the ego, (2) the sovereign will to power and (3) who lives dangerously. All this means an Asura, that is to say, one who has, it may be, dominion over his animal and vital impulsions in order, of course, that he may best gratify them but who has not purified them. Purification does not necessarily mean, annihilation but it does mean sublimation and transformation. So if you have to transcend man, you have to transcend egoism also. For a conscious egoism is the very characteristic of man and by increasing your sense of egoism you do not supersede man but simply aggrandise your humanity, fashion it on a larger, a titanic scale. And then the will to power is not the only will that requires fulfilment, there is also the will to knowledge and the will to love. In man these three fundamental constitutive elements coexist, although they do it, more often than not, at the expense of each other and in a state of continual disharmony. The superman, if he is to be the man "who has surmounted himself", must embody a poise of being in which all the three find a fusion and harmonya perfect synthesis. Again, to live dangerously may be heroic, but it is not divine. To live dangerously means to have eternal opponents, that is to say, to live ever on the same level with the forces you want to dominate. To have the sense that one has to fight and control means that one is not as yet the sovereign lord, for one has to strive and strain and attain. The supreme lord is he who is perfectly equanimous with himself and with the world. He has not to batter things into a shape in order to create. He creates means, he manifests. He wills and he achieves"God said 'let there be light' and there was light."
  
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   And the faculty of Intuition said to be the characteristic of the New Man does not mean all that it should, if we confine ourselves to Bergson's definition of it. Bergson says that Intuition is a sort of sympathy, a community of feeling or sensibility with the urge of the life-reality. The difference between the sympathy of Instinct and the sympathy of Intuition being that while the former is an unconscious or semi-conscious power, the latter is illumined and self-conscious. Now this view emphasises only the feeling-tone of Intuition, the vital sensibility that attends the direct communion with the life movement. But Intuition is not only purified feeling and sensibility, it is also purified vision and knowledge. It unites us not only with the movement of life, but also opens out to our sight the Truths, the fundamental realities behind that movement. Bergson does not, of course, point to any existence behind the continuous flux of life-power the elan vital. He seems to deny any static truth or truths to be seen and seized in any scheme of knowledge. To him the dynamic flow the Heraclitian panta reei is the ultimate reality. It is precisely to this view of things that Bergson owes his conception of Intuition. Since existence is a continuum of Mind-Energy, the only way to know it is to be in harmony or unison with it, to move along its current. The conception of knowledge as a fixing and delimiting of things is necessarily an anomaly in this scheme. But the question is, is matter the only static and separative reality? Is the flux of vital Mind-Energy the ultimate truth?
  
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   This is the truth that is trying to dawn upon the new age. Not matter but that which forms the substance of matter, not intellect but a vaster consciousness that informs the intellect, not man as he is, an aberration in the cosmic order, but as he may and shall be the embodiment and fulfilment of that orderthis is the secret Intuition which, as yet dimly envisaged, nevertheless secretly inspires all the human activities of today. Only, the truth is being interpreted, as we have said, in terms of vital life. The intellectual and physical man gave us one aspect of the reality, but neither is the vital and psychical man the complete reality. The one acquisition of this shifting of the viewpoint has been that we are now in touch with the natural and deeper movement of humanity and not as before merely with its artificial scaffolding. The Alexandrine civilisation of humanity, in Nietzsche's phrase, was a sort of divagation from nature, it was following a loop away from the direct path of natural evolution. And the new Renaissance of today has precisely corrected this aberration of humanity and brought it again in a line with the natural cosmic order.
  

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Clear in a greater light than reason owns:
  Our Intuitions are its title-deeds;
  Our souls accept what our blind thoughts refuse.

01.05 - The Nietzschean Antichrist, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
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   The Intuition of the Age On Communism
  

01.07 - The Bases of Social Reconstruction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   No doubt this is a most dismal kind of pessimism. But it is the logical conclusion of all optimism that bases itself upon a particular view of human nature. If we question that pessimism, we have to question the very grounds of our optimism also. As a matter of fact, all our idealism has been so long infructuous and will be so in the future, if we do not shift our foundation and start from a different IntuitionWeltanschauung.
  

01.09 - The Parting of the Way, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   So, in man also, especially of that order which forms the crown of humanityin poets and artists and seers and great men of actioncan be observed a certain characteristic form of consciousness, which is something other than, greater than the consciousness of the mere self. It is difficult as yet to characterise definitely what that thing is. It is the awakening of the self to something which is beyond itselfit is the cosmic self, the oversoul, the universal being; it is God, it is Turiya, it is sachchidanandain so many ways the thing has been sought to be envisaged and expressed. The consciousness of that level has also a great variety of names given to it Intuition, Revelation, cosmic consciousness, God-consciousness. It is to be noted here, however, that the thing we are referring to, is not the Absolute, the Infinite, the One without a second. It is not, that is to say, the supreme Reality the Brahmanin its static being, in its undivided and indivisible unity; it is the dynamic Brahman, that status of the supreme Reality where creation, the diversity of Becoming takes rise, it is the Truth-worldRitam the domain of typal realities. The distinction is necessary, as there does seem to be such a level of consciousness intermediary, again, between man and the Absolute, between self-consciousness and the supreme consciousness. The simplest thing would be to give that intermediate level of consciousness a negative namesince being as yet human we cannot foresee exactly its composition and function the super-consciousness.
  

01.12 - Goethe, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The year 1949 has just celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great force of light that was Goethe. We too remember him on the occasion, and will try to present in a few words, as we see it, the fundamental experience, the major Intuition that stirred this human soul, the lesson he brought to mankind. Goe the was a great poet. He showed how a language, perhaps least poetical by nature, can be moulded to embody the great beauty of great poetry. He made the German language sing, even as the sun's ray made the stone of Memnon sing when falling upon it. Goe the was a man of consummate culture. Truly and almost literally it could be said of him that nothing human he considered foreign to his inquiring mind. And Goe the was a man of great wisdom. His observation and judgment on thingsno matter to whatever realm they belonghave an arresting appropriateness, a happy and revealing insight. But above all, he was an aspiring soulaspiring to know and be in touch with the hidden Divinity in man and the world.
  

02.01 - Metaphysical Thought and the Supreme Truth, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  In the East, especially in India, the metaphysical thinkers have tried, as in the West, to determine the nature of the highest Truth by the intellect. But, in the first place, they have not given mental thinking the supreme rank as an instrument in the discovery of Truth, but only a secondary status. The first rank has always been given to spiritual Intuition and illumination and spiritual experience; an intellectual conclusion that contradicts this supreme authority is held invalid. Secondly, each philosophy has armed itself with a practical way of reaching to the supreme state of consciousness, so that even when one begins with Thought, the aim is to arrive at a consciousness beyond mental thinking. Each philosophical founder (as also those who continued his work or school) has been a metaphysical thinker doubled with a Yogi. Those who were only philosophic intellectuals were respected for their learning but never took rank as truth discoverers. And the philosophies that lacked a sufficiently powerful means of spiritual experience died out and became things of the past because they were not dynamic for spiritual discovery and realisation.
  

02.01 - Our Ideal, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   A mind that is not rigidly limited to the ratiocinative process, but has been remoulded in the light and rhythm of inspiration and Intuition and revelation and other higher sources still beyond becomes at once a transfigured vessel, an apt instrument to incarnate and dynamise in the physical and material field truths and realities that normally lie far and above. Something of the kind, though in a small measure, happens, for example, in a poet or an artist. A poet who moves by vision and inspiration is not, at least need not be, devoid of mind: the mind in ills case is not annihilated or even kept in abeyance, but sublimated, undergoing a reorientation and reorganisation, acquiring a new magnitude. Even if there is a suspension of the ratiocinative faculty, it would not mean a suspension of the mental power in itself, but rather an enhancement in a new degree. The same may happen to the other parts and planes of human consciousness and existence.
  

02.01 - The World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    The divine intention suddenly shall be seen,
    The end vindicate Intuition's sure technique.
      A graph shall be of many meeting worlds,

02.02 - Lines of the Descent of Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Between the Overmind and the Mind proper, varying according to the degree of immixture of the two, according to the degree of descent and of emergence of one and the other respectively, there are several levels of consciousness of which three main ones have been named and described by Sri Aurobindo. The first one nearest to the Overmind and the least contaminated by the Mind is pure Intuition; next, the intermediary one is called the Illumined Mind, and last comes the Higher Mind. They are all powers of the Overmind functioning in the Mind. The higher ranges are always more direct, intense, synthetic, dynamic than the lower ones where consciousness is slower, duller, more uncertain, more disintegrated. The lower the consciousness descends the more veiled it becomes, losing more and more the directness, the sureness, the intensity and force and the synthetic unity native to the highest ranges of our consciousness and being.
  

02.03 - An Aspect of Emergent Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Does this point to the emergence of a new type of superhuman beings forming a class or a species by themselves? The possibility has been envisaged by some of the protagonists of emergent evolution, but has not been sufficiently examinedor considered. Philosophers seem to walk in this region with caution and incertitude, as if on quicksand and quagmire. But in this connection we are faced with a problem which Morgan had the happy Intuition to seize and to bring forward. It is our purpose to draw attention to this matter.
  

03.01 - The Evolution of Consciousness, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Creation has descended all the degrees of being from the Supermind to Matter and in each degree it has created a world, reign, plane or order proper to that degree. In the creating of the material world there was a plunge of this descending
  Consciousness into an apparent Inconscience and an emergence of it out of that Inconscience, degree by degree, until it recovers its own highest spiritual and supramental summits and manifests their powers here in Matter. But even in the Inconscience there is a secret Consciousness which works, one may say, by an involved and hidden Intuition proper to itself.
  

03.02 - Aspects of Modernism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   The contemporary urge is not towards rationalisation, but rather towards irrationalisation. Orthodox science itself is taking greater and greater cognisance today of the irrational movements of nature, even of physical nature. Intuition and instinct are now welcomed as surer and truer instruments of knowledge and action than reason.
  

03.02 - The Gradations of Consciousness The Gradation of Planes, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The physical is not the only world; there are others that we become aware of through dream records, through the subtle senses, through influences and contacts, through imagination, Intuition and vision. There are worlds of a larger subtler life than ours, vital worlds; worlds in which Mind builds its own forms and figures, mental worlds; psychic worlds which are the soul's home; others above with which we have little contact. In each of us there is a mental plane of consciousness, a psychic, a vital, a subtle physical as well as the gross physical and material plane.
  

03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Thought dead, its changeless force abode and grew.
  Armed with the Intuition of a bliss
  To which some moved tranquillity was the key,

03.04 - The Other Aspect of European Culture, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   So it is contended by some dissident voices that Europe and Asia are, as a matter of fact, different and disparate and incommensurable bodies they belong to categories that are as poles asunder; and therefore the twain can and shall never merge nor meet. For Europe, on the one hand, with her materialistic and mechanistic culture, forms one indivisible unity, her entire life in its manifold expression is moulded according to a definite pattern, forming a closed circle; on the other hand, Asia basing herself upon the spiritual and the other world has in quite a different way fashioned an altoge ther different culture-complex. One cannot take some spiritual element out of Asiatic culture and mix it with some profane element extracted from European culture, serving the product to humanity as its universal Ideal. The details the multitudinous forms and forces that make up an integral whole are irrevocably determined by a basic Intuition which is the soul of that integrality; the entire edifice is a compact unityeach piece of brick, every bit of space is in its own place and has its own function by virtue of a dominant, a compelling Idea. Like an object of art, even like a living organism, a "body cultural" is inviolable in its self-sufficient and jealous completeness.
  
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   Is it meant that "Mediaeval obscurantism" was Europe's supreme ideal and that the cry should be: "Back to the Dark Age, into the gloom of Mystic superstitions and Churchian dogmas?" Now, one cannot deny that there was much of obscurantism and darkness in that period of Europe's evolution. And the revolt launched against it by the heralds of the Modern Age was inevitable and justified to some extent; but to say that unadulterated superstition was what constituted the very substance of Middle Age Culture and that the whole thing was more or less a nightmare, is only to land into another sort of superstition and obscurantism. The best when corrupt does become the worst. The truth of the matter is that in its decline the Middle Age clung to and elaborated only the formal aspect of its culture, leaving aside its inner realisation, its living inspiration. The Renaissance was a movement of reaction and correction against the lifeless formalism, the dry scholasticism of a decadent Middle Age; it sought to infuse a new vitality, by giving a new outlook and Intuition to Europe's moribund soul. But, in fact, it has gone a little too far in its career of correction. In its violent enthusiasm to pull down the worn-out edifice of the past and to build anew for the future, it has almost gone to the length of digging up the solid foundation and erasing the fundamental ground-plan upon which Europe's real life and culture reposed and can still safely repose.
  

03.09 - Sectarianism or Loyalty, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Uddhava might have had numberless teachers and instructors, but the Guru of his soul was Sri Krishna alone, none other. We may learn many things from many places, from books, from nature, from persons; Intuitions and inspirations may come from many quarters, inside and outside, but the central guidance flows from one source only and one must be careful to keep it unmixed, undefiled, clear and pure. When one means nothing more than playing with ideas and persons and places, there is no harm in being a globe-trotter; but as soon as one becomes serious, means business, one automatically stops short, finds and sticks to his Ishta, even like the Gopis of Sri Krishna who declared unequivocally that they would not move out of Brindaban even by a single step.
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04.01 - The March of Civilisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   We may follow a little more closely the march of the centuries in their undulating movement. The creative intelligence of the Renaissance too belonged to a region of the higher mind, a kind of inspirational mind. It had not the altitude or even the depth of the Greek mind nor its subtler resonances: but it regained and re-established and carried to a new degree the spirit of inquiry and curiosity, an appreciation of human motives and preoccupations, a rational understanding of man and the mechanism of the world. The original intuitive fiat, the imaginative brilliance, the spirit of adventure (in the mental as well as the physical world) that inspired the epoch gradually dwindled: it gave place to an age of consolidation, organisation, stabilisation the classical age. The seventeenth century Europe marked another peak of Europe's civilisation. That is the Augustan Age to which we have referred. The following century marked a further decline of the Intuition and higher imagination and we come to the eighteenth century terre terre rationalism. Great figures still adorned that agestalwarts that either stuck to the prevailing norm and gave it a kind of stagnant nobility or already leaned towards the new light that was dawning once more. Pope and Johnson, Montesquieu and Voltaire are its high-lights. The nineteenth century brought in another crest wave with a special gift to mankind; apparently it was a reaction to the rigid classicism and dry rationalism of the preceding age, but it came burdened with a more positive mission. Its magic name was Romanticism. Man opened his heart, his higher feeling and nobler emotional surge, his subtler sensibility and a general sweep of his vital being to the truths and realities of his own nature and of the cosmic nature. Not the clear white and transparent almost glaring light of reason and logic, of the brain mind, but the rosy or rainbow tint of the emotive and aspiring personality that seeks in and through the cosmic panorama and dreams of
  
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   Turning to India we find a fuller and completerif not a globalpicture of the whole movement. India, we may say, is the spiritual world itself: and she epitomised the curve of human progress in a clearer and more significant manner. Indian history, not its political but its cultural and spiritual history, divides itself naturally into great movements with corresponding epochs each dwelling upon and dealing with one domain in the hierarchy of man's consciousness. The stages and epochs are well known: they are(l) Vedic, (2) Upanishadic, (3) Darshanasroughly from Buddha to Shankara, (4) Puranic, (5) Bhagavataor the Age of Bhakti, and finally (6) the Tantric. The last does not mean that it is the latest revelation, the nearest to us in time, but that it represents a kind of complementary movement, it was there all along, for long at least, and in which the others find their fruition and consummation. We shall explain presently. The force of consciousness that came and moved and moulded the first and the earliest epoch was Revelation. It was a power of direct vision and occult will and cosmic perception. Its physical seat is somewhere behind and or just beyond the crown of the head: the peak of man's manifest being that received the first touch of Surya Savitri (the supreme Creative Consciousness) to whom it bowed down uttering the invocation mantra of Gayatri. The Ray then entered the head at the crown and illumined it: the force of consciousness that ruled there is Intuition, the immediate perception of truth and reality, the cosmic consciousness gathered and concentrated at that peak. That is Upanishadic knowledge. If the source and foundation of the Vedic initiation was occult vision, the Upanishad meant a pure and direct Ideation. The next stage in the coming down or propagation of the Light was when it reached further down into the brain and the philosophical outlook grew with rational understanding and discursive argumentation as the channel for expression, the power to be cultivated and the limb to be developed. The Age of the Darshanas or Systems of Philosophy started with the Buddha and continued till it reached its peak in Shankaracharya. The age sought to give a bright and strong mental, even an intellectual body to the spiritual light, the consciousness of the highest truth and reality. In the Puranic Age the vital being was touched by the light of the spirit and principally on the highest, the mental level of that domain. It meant the advent of the element of feeling and emotiveness and imagination into the play of the Light, the beginning of their reclamation. This was rendered more concrete and more vibrant and intense in the next stage of the movement. The whole emotional being was taken up into the travailing crucible of consciousness. We may name it also as the age of the Bhagavatas, god-lovers, Bhaktas. It reached its climax in Chaitanya whose physical passion for God denoted that the lower ranges of the vital being (its physical foundations) were now stirred in man to awake and to receive the Light. Finally remains the physical, the most material to be worked upon and made conscious and illumined. That was the task of the Tantras. Viewed in that light one can easily understand why especial stress was laid in that system upon the esoteric discipline of the five m's (pancha makra),all preoccupied with the handling and harnessing of the grossest physical instincts and the most material instruments. The Tantric discipline bases itself upon Nature Power coiled up in Matter: the release of that all-conquering force through a purification and opening into the consciousness of the Divine Mother, the transcendent creatrix of the universe. The dynamic materialising aspect of consciousness was what inspired the Tantras: the others forming the Vedantic line, on the whole, were based on the primacy of the static being, the Purusha, aloof and withdrawing.
  

04.02 - A Chapter of Human Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Human evolution took a decisive turn with the advent of the Hellenic culture and civilisation. All crises in evolution are a sudden revelation, an unexpected outburst, a saltum, a leap into the unknown. Now, what the Greeks brought in was the Mind, the luminous Reason, the logical faculty that is married to the senses, no doubt, but still suffused with an inner glow of consciousness. It is the faculty mediating between a more direct and immediate perception of things, Intuition and Instinct, on the one hand, and on the other, the perception given by the senses and a power of control over material things. Take Egypt or Israel or Chaldea, what one finds prominent there is the instinctive-intuitive man, spontaneousprime-sautierimaginative, mythopoeic, clairvoyant, clairaudient (although not very clear, in the modern and Greek sense), bringing into this world things of the other world and pushing this world as much as possible into the other, maintaining a kind of direct connection and communion between the two. The Greeks are of another mould. They are a rational people; they do not move and act simply or mainly by instinctive reactions, but even these are filtered in them through a light of the Mind of Intelligence, a logical pattern, a rational disposition of things; through Mind they seek to know Matter and to control it. It is the modern methodology, that of observation and experiment, in other words, the scientific procedure. The Greeks have had their gods, their mythology; but these are modelled somewhat differently: the gods are made more human, too human, as has often been observed. Zeus and Juno (Hera) are infinitely more human than Isis and Osiris or Moloch and Baal or even the Jewish Jehovah. These vital gods have a sombre air about them, solemn and serious, grim and powerful, but they have not the sunshine, the radiance and smile of Apollo (Apollo Belvedere) or Hermes. The Greeks might have, they must have taken up their gods from a more ancient Pantheon, but they have, after the manner of their sculptor Phidias, remoulded them, shaped and polished them, made them more luminous and nearer and closer to earth and men. 1 Was it not said of Socrates that he brought down the gods from heaven upon earth?
  

04.02 - Human Progress, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   In other words, it can be said that the older humanity was intuitive and instinctive, while modern humanity is rationalistic. Now it has been questioned whether this change or reorientation is a sign of progress, whether it has not been at the most a mixed blessing. Many idealists and reformers frankly view the metamorphosis with anxiety. Gerald Heard vehemently declares that the rationalism of the modern age is a narrowing down of the consciousness to a superficial movement, a foreshortening, and a top-heavy specialisation which means stagnation, decay and death. He would rather release the tension in the strangulation of consciousness, even if it means a slight coming down to the anterior level of instinct and Intuition, but of more plasticity and less specialisation: it is, he says, only in conditions of suppleness and variability, of life organised yet sufficiently free that the forces of evolution can act fruitfully. It has also been pointed out that homo sapiens is not a direct descendant of homo neanderthalis who was already a far too specialised being, but of a stock anterior to it which was still uncertain, wavering, groping towards a definite emergence.
  

04.09 - Values Higher and Lower, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   That is why, while we give our support to this new effort of Europe, we agree and even insist that the hoary spiritual tradition of India has still something to teach us moderns, some light to give us in our present predicament. For, although, the ideal is generally admitted in many places, the way to it is not clear. Since Nietzsche spoke of the surpassing of man, many are taken up with the ideal, but the means to effect it remains yet to be discovered: it is still under discussion, at least. As a matter of fact, the goal itself is none too clear and definite: sometimes we think of a saintly transformation of human nature, sometimes the growing power of Intuition, very vaguely and variously defined, replacing or supplementing intellect and thus adding a new asset to man's life and consciousness.
  

05.05 - In Quest of Reality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Indeed the second way of approach to the problem is the positivist's own way. That is to say, let us take our stand on the terra firmaof the physical and probe into it and find out whether there are facts there which open the way or point to the other side of nature, whether there are signs, hints, intimations, factors involved there that lead to conclusions, if not inevitable, at least conformable to supraphysical truths. It is usually asserted, for example, that the scientist the positivist par excellencefollows a rigid process of ratiocination, of observation, analysis and judgment. He collects facts and a sufficient number of them made to yield a general law the probability of a generic factwhich is tested or exemplified by other correlate facts. This is however an ideal, a theoretical programme not borne out by actual practice, it is a rationalisation of a somewhat different actuality. The scientist, even the most hard-headed among them, the mathematician, finds his laws often and perhaps usually not by a long process of observation and induction or deduction, but all on a sudden, in a flash of illumination. The famous story of Newton .and the falling apple, Kepler's happy guess of the elliptical orbit of the planetsand a host of examples can be cited as rather the rule than the exception for the methodology of scientific discovery. Prof. Hadamard, the great French mathematician the French are well-known for their intransigent, logical and rational attitude in Science,has been compelled to admit the supreme role of an intuitive faculty in scientific enquiry. If it is argued that the so-called sudden Intuition is nothing but the final outburst, the cumulative resultant of a long strenuous travail of thinking and reasoning and arguing, Prof. Hadamard says', in reply, that it does not often seem to be so, for the answer or solution that is suddenly found does not lie in the direction of or in conformity with the, conscious rational research but goes against it and its implications.
  
   This faculty of direct knowledge, however, is not such a rare thing as it may appear to be. Indeed if we step outside the circumscribed limits of pure science instances crowd upon us, even in our normal life, which would compel one to conclude that the rational and sensory process is only a fringe and a very small part of a much greater and wider form of knowing. Poets and artists, we all know, are familiar only with that form: without Intuition and inspiration they are nothing. Apart from that, modern inquiries and observations have established beyond doubt certain facts of extra-sensory, suprarational perceptionof clairvoyance and clairaudience, of prophecy, of vision into the future as well as into the past. Not only these unorthodox faculties of knowledge, but dynamic powers that almost negate or flout the usual laws of science have been demonstrated to exist and can be and are used by man. The Indian yogic discipline speaks of the eight siddhis, super-natural powers attained by the Yogi when he learns to control nature by the force of his consciousness. Once upon a time these facts were challenged as facts in the scientific world, but it is too late now in the day to deny them their right of existence. Only Science, to maintain its scientific prestige, usually tries to explain such phenomena in the material way, but with no great success. In the end she seems to say these freaks do not come within her purview and she is not concerned with them. However, that is not for us also the subject for discussion for the moment.
  
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   Creation as a movement or expression of consciousness need not be dubbed a metaphysical jargon; it can be assumed as a scientific working hypothesis and seen how it affects our view, meets our problems and difficulties, whether it can give a satisfactory clue to some of the riddles of physical and psychical phenomena. A scientific supposition (or Intuition) is held to be true if it can be applied invariably to facts of life and experience and if it can open up to our vision and perception new facts. The trend of scientific discoveries today is towards the positing of a background reality in Nature of which energy (radiant and electrical) is the first and overt form. We discarded ether, only to replace it by field and disposition. We have arrived at a point where the question is whether we cannot take courage" in both hands and declare, as some have already done, that the substratum in Nature is consciousness-energy and on that hypothesis better explain certain movements of Matter and Life and Mind in a global unity. Orthodox and die-hard views will always protest and cry that it is a misalliance, a misjoinder to couple together Matter and Consciousness or even Life and Consciousness. But since the light has touched the higher mind even among a few of the positivist type, the few may very well be the precursor of the order of the day.
  

05.07 - Man and Superman, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   Even so mankind, at the crucial parting of the ways, would very naturally look askance at the diminished value of many of its qualities and attri butes in the new status to come. First of all, as it has been pointed out, the intellect and reasoning power will have to surrender and abdicate. The very power by which man has attained his present high status and maintains it in the world has to be sacrificed for something else called Intuition or revelation whose value and efficacy are unknown and have to be rigorously tested. Anyhow, is not the known devil by far and large preferable to the unknown entity? And then the zest of life, peculiar to man, that works through contradictionsdelight and suffering, victory and defeat, war and peace, doubt and knowledge, all the play of light and shade, the spirit of adventure, of combat and struggle and heroic effort, will have to go and give place to something, peaceful and harmonious perhaps but monotonous, insipid, unprogressive. The very character of human life is its passion to battle through, even if it is not always through. For it is often said that the end or goal does not matter, the goal is always something uncertain; it is the way, the means, the immediate action that is of supreme consequence: for it is that that tests man's manhood, gives him the value he may have. And above all man is asked to give up the very thing which he has laboured to build up through millenniums of his terrestrial life, his individuality, his personality, for the demand is that he must lose his ego in order to attain the superhuman status.
  

05.07 - The Observer and the Observed, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   In the old world, before Science was born, sufficient distinction or discrimination was not made between the observer and the observed. The observer mixed himself up or identified himself with what he observed and the result was not a scientific statement but a poetic description. Personal feelings, ideas, judgments entered into the presentation of facts and the whole mass passed as truth, the process often being given the high-sounding name of Intuition, Vision or Revelation but whose real name is fancy. And if there happened to be truth off act somewhere, it was almost by chance. Once we thought of the eclipse being due to the greed of a demon, and pestilence due to the evil eye of a wicked goddess. The universe was born out of an egg, the cosmos consisted of concentric circles of worlds that were meant to reward the virtuous and punish the sinner in graded degrees. These are some of the very well-known instances of pathetic fallacy, that is to say, introducing the element of personal sentiment in our appreciation of events and objects. Even today Nazi race history and Soviet Genetics carry that unscientific prescientific tradition.
  

05.11 - The Place of Reason, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  
   In Sri Aurobindo, Reason and Intuition possess a dual relation of mutual negation and mutual affirmation, of exclusiveness and inclusiveness, as indeed is the relation of Brahman and the World. One negates the other in the sphere of ignorance but in knowledge one affirms the other. That is to say, Reason or mental logic, so long as it is dominated by the senses, by the external impressions from things and by its analytic or exclusively separative method of procedure, is a denial of Intuition and a bar to spiritual experience. But Reason can be purified, relieved of its dross, illumined (sam-buddha)sublimated and uplifted then it comes to its own, becomes what it really is and should bea frame to give body to what is beyond and unembodied, a mirror in conceptual terms to what is supra-conceptual. It loses its hard rigidity and becomes supple, loses its obscurity, density and becomes transparent: it attains a new rhythm and gait and capacity. Many of the Upanishadic mantras, a good part of the Gita, do that. And Sri Aurobindo's own exposition is a miracle in that style. "Reason was a helper, Reason is the bar"and, we can add, Reason will again be an aid. The world, as it is, is anything but Divine; and yet it is nothing but the Divine essentially and fundamentally; it can and will attain the divine figure apparently and externally too. Even so with regard to man's mind and reason and all his other limbs.
  

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