Comment by Bikash Rath on April 8, 2009 at 10:25am
Sri Ramakrishna spoke enthusiasticly on vijnana to suggest how mental knowledge and its limitations/contradictions are surpassed in vijnana. Sri Aurobindo said that Vivekananda introduced him to this plane of consciousness in Alipur jail.
However, as he himself has clarified, TRUE vijnana consciousness, as realized by some seers of Upanishads, corresponds to supramental plane whereas it has its mental versions too in the intuitional plane, etc. Confusion prevails because of this mental version of vijnana, and as we have seen in a number of cases, conventional yogis or their desciples have directly or indirectly tried to suggest that they too had this supramental experience. It is only by a proper experience of the supramental itself that one can be able to see how and where the mental vijnana differs from the supramental.
The term 'vijnana' revived its sacredness after Sri Aurobindo revealed its nature and potentials. Otherwise, traditional paths had, usually, devalued it by taking it as one of the sheaths(koshas) that has to be discarded for the Nirvikalpa Samadhi, their ultimate experience and goal.
Vijnaneswara and Vijnaneswari are Sri Aurobindo's terminologies for the supramental Supreme. I bow to that form of the Almighty, and am grateful to Sri Aurobindo for making our consciousness accessible to THAT.
Comment by Bikash Rath on April 8, 2009 at 3:32pm
A correction needs to get due attention. I am grateful to Sri A. for making THAT consciousness accessible to us, but this statement has been mistakenly framed otherwise. Of course, from the view point of descent of supramental, the original statement might hold true.
[Simultaneously published on 4th April 2009 in All choice, Aspiration, Sulekha and Gaia.] Tags: 29thmarch, sriaurobindo, supermind, supramental-manifestation, themother, vijnana Share <>
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