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The Triple Transformation For those who undertake the path of personal transformation (i.e. yoga), Sri Aurobindo, the Indian seer describes three successive phases of this transformation -- the psychic, the spiritual, and the supramental.

In the first phase of the Triple Transformation one moves from the outer surface consciousness to the inner consciousness; the inner mind, the subliminal within, until one reaches the personal soul, i.e. inner psychic consciousness. At the psychic one has withdrawn from the ego consciousness, one is able to understand and control the limitations of one's physical, vital, and mental being, and one is put in touch with the cosmic, universal forces and truths. This is the Psychic transformation.

At a further phase one rises higher in one's being toward higher planes of mind, including Higher Mind, Illumined Mind, and Intuitive Mind. It is an opening to the presence above, an elevation of one's lower consciousness to the higher, and the descent of the higher into the lower. This is the Spiritual transformation, beyond the Psychic transformation. Beyond that still is the Supramental transformation, where one rises to the level of Supermind, for a radical transformation of the being out of the ignorance that is the foundation of our nature, and into a new functioning that transcends beyond the mental, vital, and physical. One can become the Supramental being. The Triple Transformation are these three types that would happen in succession.

When one opens to the Supramental Consciousness, i.e. the Force, one lives, experiences all its benefits. It can transform the nature, enable falsehoods to evaporate, create knowledge where there is ignorance, sets problems right, gives the full truth and knowledge, reveals solutions that create unity for multiple parties simultaneously, enables infinite possibilities, possibilities that can transcend space and time, etc.

Below we list a number of these possible ways that this Supramental, evolutionary being could function in the world.

(Note: These ideas originate from a number of Sri Aurobindo's works, including The Life Divine, as well as from The Mother's experiences as indicated in Mother's Agenda. In a number of instances we express these ideas in own words.)



Nature of the Supramentalized Individual

GENERAL

As the psychic transformation has to call into the spiritual to complete it, so the spiritual has to call the Supramental to complete it.

This final transformation finishes the passage of the soul through the Ignorance. This Truth Consciousness has to descend into ready Nature, enabling the supramental principle to be released in her.


ONENESS, UNITY, FLUIDITY

The Supramental individual would see everything in its oneness. He would perceive this oneness in all things; in the greatest multiplicity and diversity of things; in the uniqueness of each person and thing; even in what appears as contradictions or conflicting elements. He thus sees everything in their right relation to one another and to the whole, the One.

Existence is a life of essential, spontaneous and inherent unity and harmony

In his existence the inner, what's inside him, and the outer, what's outside him in the world, would be one. He would continually live and see this inner-outer correspondence of life, again providing him the ultimate efficiencies of life; enabling the infinite possibilities to arise where there was formally only finite possibility.

One sees all (including contradictions, dualities) from the standpoint of oneness

EXAMPLE One is involved in a project that involves a number of companies, each seemingly going through their own problems and development. Through his involvement in the project he is able to see all the forces at work (positive and negative) amidst all the companies, the individuals he associates with, and his own work and development through the unfolding of the project. He knows that all is related in oneness, and acts accordingly.

There would be a tranquil and wide equality of spirit to all the shocks and difficulties. One is in a state of peace and equality, unmoved by any extremes of positive and negative circumstance.

One perceives the unity of the world in its infinite diversity and complexity.

One sees the unfolding of his life to be one with the unfolding of the spiritual unfolding of the universe

Life around one becomes self-possessed, spontaneous, and plastic

One sees the unfolding and growth of one's life to be one with the unfolding and growth of one's soul, i.e. the truth of one's soul is one with the circumstance of one's life.

One acts with spontaneous sympathy with all in the world

All other individual beings would be felt as his; would be experienced as his own selves. Their feelings would be his own. His being would extend out to others. He would sense the spirit in everything, including others, which would be the binding element that enables this sense of oneness.

One sees the other person's point of view though his power of silence

He would be one with the forces and powers beyond his individual self; of the forces in the environment, the community, the society, the world, and the universe. He would experience the interrelationship of all forces, outer and occult across the cosmos. He would also sense that in his new status he was fulfilling not only his own purpose, but the purpose of the existence of the universe.

A spiritual or gnostic collective life would naturally emerge from many individuals who have this supra-mental consciousness

We no longer perceive the world in the normal perceptions of cause and effect, space and time, objectivity and subjectivity. In our new perception and experience of the world all of these mental perceptions are transcended.

We are aware of how the reality around us corresponds to our own state of being (Inner-Outer Correspondence), and know which (inner and outer) action to take in life to harmonize the two.

One has the triple-time vision; simultaneous knowledge of past, present and future.

One experiences the Infinite in the finite, the Timeless in time; the One in the many (e.g. all selves in one's own self, and vice versa).

Whereas mind and spiritualized mind sees the object of perception, inquiry, understanding as outside of one's self, in Supermind this object is inside one's self. Thus it does not require an object of perception because the object is a part of itself. One is in essence the object itself. (Just as the Supermind created the world out of nothing, i.e. self-conceived, objectified a universe of forms from out of the Absolute, so the supramental individual can apprehend knowledge, i.e. self-conceive knowledge, inquiry, perception from within its self.


ACTION, ACCOMPLISHMENT

One is not seeking the fruit or result; the joy is in being and doing, connected to the Spirit

The individual would follow his inner transcendent purpose rather than being a mere puppet of nature and its will

There is no need to exert mental control to attain results in life

One has full access to the Supramental force, which can accomplish anything in any time period, even instantaneously

One's own actions, initiatives, etc. are simultaneously matched by parallel movements throughout the world.

EXAMPLE An individual uses the spiritual power within him to raise the organization he leads to far greater level of success. In another part of the world a n international organization related to his own organization suddenly has a vast leap in its influence and success.

We are aware of how the reality around us corresponds to our own state of being (Inner-Outer Correspondence), and know which (inner and outer) action to take in life to harmonize the two.

We create infinite accomplishment by understanding the forces that evoke positive responses from life. We elicit these from within by opening to the Force, to elicit the highest positive life responses, which emanate from the Force's action on the causal plane. Life responses that occur defy our normal perceptions of cause and effect, space and time, and subjectivity and objectivity.

One acts not for the power, satisfaction, enjoyment of the mental and vital ego, but for the Divine in oneself, in all, in the world, and the emergence instead of the Divine presence, Light, Power, Love, Delight, and Beauty

One can create results in the world as much from the inner being, i.e. from within inside oneself, as through our outer actions and interactions. We can create the world from within ourselves.

He is constantly evoking positive life responses, enabling him to accomplish at 1000 times or more the level of the normal human being. 1000 times even in a single moment in time. Because of his complete oneness and integral knowledge at any moment, he knows exactly what action to take, enabling vast instantaneous and abundant results. One's will of action is matched by a true knowledge of what is to be willed; and there is the power to effectuate its knowledge.

He understands the process of creation that enabled the universe to emerge from the Divine. As a result he knows how to apply this process in his own life, releasing the infinite potentials of life. He gains this God-power in his own life because he is fully aware of the stages of the process. He also has complete understanding of other such processes in life.

One continually opens to the Force to accomplish at infinitely greater levels in life.

One realizes and uses the facts that one does not need anything to create a result. Just as the universe emanated out of (physical) nothing, so can results in life emanate out of nothing (e.g. i.e. one need not actually do work over time to create results, products do not need materials, etc.). The Supramentalized individual is in touch with and operates from Within, releasing infinite accomplishment out of Nothing through this infinite spiritual efficiency.

In the Supramental consciousness resulting acts do not seem to repeat in their quality and character. (This parallels the act of consecration, which attracts positive life responses that seem to be one of a kind, unique, that do not repeat.)


DIVINE FOCUS

His existence would be one with the universal and transcendental Self and Spirit. His actions would originate from and obey the Supreme Self and Spirit's divine governance of Nature. He would feel the pressure of the Divine in every center of his consciousness, in every vibration of his life force, in every cell of his body. The actions he takes (or withheld) would be based on the Truth of the Divine Will.

One experiences that the Divine is his true self and the source and constituent of his spiritual individuality

One sees the unfolding of his life to be one with the unfolding of the spiritual unfolding of the universe

One perceives that the purpose and destiny of the universe, which is the spiritualization of the cosmos through the evolution of the individual, ourselves

He would become not only an integrated, realized individual Self, but also a universal Self, as well as a transcendent Self, thus fulfilling the role of the individual in the creation and in the All, the Absolute, Brahman.

One acts not for the power, satisfaction, enjoyment of the mental and vital ego, but for the Divine in oneself, in all, in the world, and the emergence instead of the Divine presence, Light, Power, Love, Delight, and Beauty

One would feel the presence of the Divine in every part of one's being; one's consciousness, life-force, in every cell of one's body

His whole way of being, thinking, living, and acting would be governed by the power of a vast universal spirituality

The individual ego is eliminated as the central focus of our being, replaced by an Inner Self, and our living of life based on our own individual personal ego, with all of its ignorance and limitation is replaced with the vastness of the Divine will

The will of the Spirit would directly controls and determines the movements and laws of the body

Complete, and unequivocal surrender to the Divine Spirit, and Its Will.

More specifically, the Supermind and the Supramental action is the aspect of the Absolute that guides all his life, being and actions

One utilizes the spiritual, Supramentall Force in one's life for achievement, elimination of conflict, bliss, and immortality.

Ego reaches a point where it can begin the arduous task of dissolving itself through spiritual discipline


PHYSICAL, VITAL, MENTAL INTEGRATION

There would be a control over the outer mentality and the nervous being and body

One would institute and maintain a right physical perception of things, a right relation and reaction to objects and energies, a right rhythm of mind, nerve, and


DELIGHT OF EXISTENCE

He would live in state of ecstatic happiness, joy, and bliss. He would at every moment, in every endeavor, in every meeting with others and connection with his environment, in every action he takes, experiencing a great delight of being.

Because of the spiritual qualities within himself he would experience the constant joy of existence, and share the joy of other's existence

There would be an intense delight of being; in the heart a delight of universal love, union, sympathy, and joy of being; in the will and vital parts of perceiving and meeting the One everywhere; in the body an ecstasy of peace and bliss pouring in from the spirit


AWARENESS & KNOWLEDGE

He would have a complete self-knowledge, an integral knowledge. This integral knowledge would extend to all things, all people, all moments, all situations and circumstances. He would have the integral, total, full knowledge of what the situation, circumstance, or event involves, and what are the myriad of potential courses of actions to take if any. He would have the complete will to see it through as necessary, and with that will energizing him he would take the exact right course of action. Thus knowledge, will, and result of action are fused together in a oneness and unity, allowing for an integral solution. This enables the greatest efficiency of life, which is the ability to create the greatest result with the least effort in the shortest period of time.

Direct connection (i.e. is One with) the object, which is part of itself Whereas Intuitive Mind (down to ordinary thought) sees the object as outside, in Supermind the object is inside, and does not require the object of perception because the object is a part of itself.

One becomes aware of the one truth underlying all things

There would be a clearer sense of truth of self and things, and a more enlightened dealing with opportunities and difficulties of existence

There would be a transcendence of the mentality's rigid ways of seeing things, its perceptions, its attachment to a fixed set of principals, systems and patterns of life

Instead of relating to life through mental rigidity the being would be one with life's own truth; diverse, infinite, wide, plastic, and free

One has the highest possible personal, social, and spiritual values.

Evolution in one's life becomes a graded progression from lesser light to greater light

One's existence is no longer ideative; i.e. a life based on a knowledge and perception of things. Instead one simply needs to be

One has direct and inherent awareness of the truth of one's being, and the truth of things

One has the integral knowledge of the thing.

Whereas Intuitive Mind (down to ordinary thought) sees the object as outside, in Supermind the object is inside, and does not require the object of perception because the object is a part of itself.

One is aware of other planes of being; including a knowledge of their powers and influences; (e.g. happenings in the world will be seen not only in their external aspect but in all that is secret and is truly unfolding)

One has a triple-time vision, simultaneous knowledge of past, present and future (There are countless examples to demonstrate that the action of the supramental force can alter past causality and create a new present (e.g. consecration of the origins of a disease that has been carefully diagnosed as chronic or fatal has been followed on many occasions by a physician’s rediagnosis that the disease does not exist).)

Supermind can know the Absolute and therefore it can simultaneously know the One and the Many in relation to each other.

We experience life in such a way that defies our normal perceptions of cause and effect, and space and time. For example, we can change an attitude or a perception or take an action that attracts an instant positive response from life (this defies our normal perceptions of cause and effect; subjectivity and objectivity; time and space). Or a person can think that a few minutes have gone by and an hour has gone by; or has the feeling that an hour has gone by and only a few minutes have transpired (this defies our normal perception of time.)

One continually opens to the Force to gain the integral truth, knowledge, and awareness of the thing.

We are aware of how the reality around us corresponds to our own state of being (Inner-Outer Correspondence), and know which (inner and outer) action to take in life to harmonize the two.

We create infinite accomplishment by understanding the forces that evoke positive responses from life. We elicit from within by opening to the Force, to elicit the highest positive life responses, which emanate from the Force's action on the causal plane.


THE PHYSICAL BEING

His mind would be transformed as he would know all things in its oneness, and have the object of knowledge inside him. He would be the knowledge. His emotions would be of love and oneness with others. This individual's body would have great perfection. He could live as long as he wishes; he would be liberated from all suffering; and all of the pains, injuries, diseases and other sufferings would be a thing of the past. We would see a dramatic change in his body functionings, shape, and the possibility of his ability to live as long as he wishes.

There will be an evolution that will effectuate the spiritualization, perfection, and fulfillment of the physical being; including an evolution of the body's duration, health, physical perfection, bodily happiness, liberation from suffering, feeling of ease, etc.

There can be a transformation of the physical sensibilities of one's physical nature

There is a spiritual pleasure that flows through the body

It has been suggested that for the gnostic individual the physical body will gradually evolve. For example, the physical form may evolve to a more neutral development, rather than being decidedly male and female. (Even now the human male is developing more grace, subtlety, and flexibility, while the female human is gaining strength and stamina.)

There may also be evolution of our organs, including the gradual disappearance in the body of the digestive system, the system of procreation, and the breathing system of the lungs.

There may a way to see even without the eyes closed, or hear without the use of the ears. Many of these functionings may gradually move from the outer instrument, organ, to an inner perception and experience.

Some have had a vision of a tall, slim individual, neither male nor female, very slim at the waist, with little or no breast. There would be the transformation and even the possibility of the elimination of the current bodily functioning such as breathing, digestion. This would imply that the corresponding physical organs (lungs, digestion, etc.) would be unnecessary to this future being. (Note: This physical transformation is likely to occur after the other changes have been effectuated. The physical transformation is the last thing to change.)

Individuals begin to radiate an inner glow and light.

The human mind and brain may be reduced or eliminated or radically changed since we would be able to perceive the world directly without the intervention of the thought process, of thinking, of the utilization of the mind.

One begins to develop an inner capacity to hear, see, and other sense experiences. One is able to rely less on the outer organs (eyes, ears), and sense the world from within one's self. One is able to perceive the outer world not with the outer senses, but with a more developed inner vision and perception.

One utilizes the Force to overcome the current limitations of our bodies (i.e. its lack of flexibility, tendency to inertia, propensity to illness, even the inevitability of death).

In the Supramental world, the more one is conscious and in contact with the truth of things, the more the authority has the will over the substance. The will acts directly in the substance, and the substance is obedient to the will. For example, one possibility is when you want to move from one place to another, your will is sufficient to carry you without your needing any kind of vehicle or artificial means. A person's will has the power to transform matter as it likes, such as power to overcome illness. One can transform matter as one likes.

One no longer legitimizes the (old mental) materials laws of the world, including the laws of the body (its needs, health, nourishment, etc.). When in the new consciousness all these things which appear so concrete, disappear. One no longer lives these assumptions, so that we can create endless miracles at this material plane.


Mind in the Body Learns, is Transformed Directly with The Force The hierarchy of the individual person is body, vital, mind, and Spirit. Body is the lowest and the Spirit the highest. Today when we want the body to learn a new skill – driving, typing, learning a new language, etc. – we use the instrumentation of the mind. The mind learns first all that the body needs to learn. The learning is then transferred to the body by training through the mind's knowledge and understanding.

Therefore we can conclude that if the mind were not available, the body would never fully learn. However Sri Aurobindo and The Mother brought a new perspective; that the body could learn directly, that there is within the body itself its own center of mind. Then the body, instead of receiving through the mind, is able to receive directly through the mind center within itself. This reception is infinitely greater. Thus the body is capable of learning and being transformed, (e.g. healing, infinite life, new organs, change in cell constituents, etc.) directly through its mind center from the Force directly, rather than having to go through the mind and vital centers of the being.


OTHER POINTS

Sri Aurobindo says that Being (the Many) manifests out of Non-Being (the One) and that both Being and Non-being are expressions of something greater and inclusive of both, which he calls the Absolute. Mind can see either Being or Non-being, only Supermind can know the Absolute. He says that realization of this truth carries the power of creation.


Additional Information


To learn more about Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, whose ideas are behind the concept of the spiritualized, divinized individual, click here.

A number of spiritualized individuals can harbinger a new, evolutionary collective life on earth. Click here for information on the possibility of a divine life on earth.

To read an interview where you can learn more about the workings of the Force, click here.

To learn about how we can grow through spirit, click here.

To learn about Growth Online's Great Secret of how we can open up to a higher power to create infinite possibilities for accomplishment and success in our lives, click here.

To learn about how the human being has evolved, what humans are essentially made up of, and how we evolve, click here.

To learn about the creation of the universe, and how humanity emerged out of this creation, click here.


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Supramental Action for Individual -- When one opens to the Supramental Consciousness, i.e. the Force, one lives, experiences all its benefits. It can transform the nature, enable falsehoods to evaporate, create knowledge where there is ignorance, sets problems right, gives the full truth and knowledge, reveals solutions that create unity for multiple parties simultaneously, enables infinite possibilities, possibilities that can transcend space and time, etc.

The Supramental Individual, Life -- The supramental individual will have a harmony between his individual self and the Spiritual self, of his individual will and the Spiritual Will. He will have an integral knowledge, a revelation of light out of light. He will exist in a vast calm and a deep delight. He will live a life that reconciles freedom and order, between the expression of himself, that is one's own truth, and the universal Truth of things. These are but a few of the ways that supramental being would function. In the Supramental transformation of the individual, it will be the physical aspects that will last to change. That is, its physical structure, its sense, internal organs, and so forth. The ultimate physical capacity of the Supramental being is the individual's ability to be able to live as long as that individual wishes to.

Ways Supramental Consciousness Enters Individual -- The descent of the Supramental Force from the plane of Supermind can come into the individual as Peace, Silence, Light, Power, Knowledge, Ananda, and in other ways. All can be experienced by the individual, and utilized to aid in the transformation of the person.

Transformation of Body Followed By Unlimited Life Based On Will -- When the transformation of the body is complete (it will occur after the transformation of the other parts of the being first, including vital, psychological, mental), there will be the possibility of the end of being subjected to death. i.e. people can life as long as they wish.

Understanding Supramental Consciousness from Beyond Mind -- Only if one has the Supramental Consciousness can one fully understand the makeup and workings of the Divine. The Mind can comprehend and apprehend only so much, which is little compared to the other. (Also only as one rises higher in consciousness, beyond mind, up to the Supermind can one truly understand and experience the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, including The Life Divine)

Understanding That Requires the Supramental Vision -- Beyond the mind's understanding is the truth that the world is a whole, God, the Divine is indivisible, Life is Complete, and all are Absolute in being relative. This man can only know by having the Supramental vision.

Supermind brings to us the infinite, the timeless, and the spaceless; the infinite potential in the finite. (which translates as infinite potential, accomplishment, possibilities, delight, joy, beauty, knowledge, perfection, etc.)

The action of the Supramental force can alter past causality and create a new present (e.g. consecration of the origins of a disease that has been carefully diagnosed as chronic or fatal has been allowed on many occasions by a physician's rediagnosis that the disease does not exist.)

Supermind embraces and unifies the succession of Time and the divisions of Space. That which seems in discord to mind is part of a harmony to Supermind. It sees all such things in proper relation to one another in their unity and wholeness. (It sees unity and harmony in that which is divided in mind. There is no error as in mind.)

Supermind comprehends all things in being and static self-awareness, subjective, timeless, spaceless, therefore it comprehends all things in dynamic knowledge and governs their objective self-embodiment in Space and Time. (This is a powerful statement of how since Supermind knows the powers in Being it knows them in becoming.)

Supermind sees all possibilities in Space and Time that Mind cannot fathom, without the error, groping, and confusion of mind. It perceives each potentiality in its proper force, essential necessity, right relations to the others.

Knower, knowledge, know are one in Supermind.

Supermind is the intermediary link between Existence-Consciousness-Bliss and Mind which can explain them to each others and establish between them such a relation as will make it possible for us to realise the one Existence, Consciousness, Delight in the mould of the mind, life, and body.

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