We may say that the last decisive physical transformation in Sri Aurobindo’s yoga-tapasya began sometime in the mid-1930s. Realisation of the Overmind consciousness working in the physical was already obtained by him in 1926; it set off a certain globality of operation for its functioning at the material level. Since then his entire yogic effort was organised towards getting the higher, the supram...
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This is a wonderful collection of quotes and journal entries from both Sri Aurobindo and The Mother Mirra. Its main thesis is that there is a continuity from Aurobindo's experiences in the late 30s, through Savitri his epic poem, and then on to formi...
ction in the substance of the body itself. This transformation of the death-afflicted physical was certainly a most difficult endeavour whose parallel in its totality could nowhere be traced in the spiritual history. The body was not ready to hold the charge of luminous immortality in it. It had remained an unbaked vessel, atapta tanu. The cells of the body had not awakened yet to the reality that is seated deep within them. The problem of the inconscient nature had yet to be tackled.Sri Aurobindo’s concern was chiefly this. It was a twofold effort, of invoking and bringing down the dynamism of the supreme Truth on the earthly plane, and preparing the unregenerate inconscient material nature to receive it for its unhampered action. The spiritual and occult-yogic tapasya carried out together by him and the Mother saw that this was done. That opened up new doors, bright doors of the physical, for the entry of the Infinite's dimensions in the earth-possibilities. Presently it has made its manifestation an accomplished fact, here in the physical’s subtle.We have a detailed account of these developments in Savitri; it is the most complete Record of Yoga of his yoga-tapasya—and also of the Mother's up to that point, till 1950. Aswapati has based his life upon Eternity. He knows the source from which his spirit came, but he has accepted the body of the earth. The cosmic past weighs heavily in it. It is in this body that the powers and possibilities of the spirit have to enter in and work. There is a degree of receptivity but the members feel tired soon. The imperative is, the body’s cells must hold the Immortal’s flame. This has happened.The Mother reveals. “The physical realisation is truly a concrete realisation. For the first time, I saw myself, my body—truly a harmonious form. The supramental world exists in a permanent way, and I am there permanently in a supramental body. I now know that for the two worlds to join in a constant and conscious relationship what is missing is an intermediate zone between the existing physical world and the supramental world as it exists. This zone has yet to be built.” The Mother’s Yoga of Cellular Transformation begins in it.In the present work we have excerpted broadly passages from the revelations made by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother about their attempts and realisations. These accounts roughly corresponds to the period 1940 to 1973 when the Mother withdrew from her physical body—the three decades in which intense yoga-tapasya was done in the physical for the Divine’s physical. We are extremely fortunate that Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have left some of these details as a part of their consciousness for us to enter in, grow in it, the new Consciousness the Mother spoke of on 1 January 1969.Savitri Foundation is glad to bring out this work in two volumes. While Savitri and the Yoga of the Cells forms the first textual presentation, the second will deal with the Overman or Surhomme stage forming a precursor, a bridge between the sentient Man and the Supramental or Gnostic Being, Towards the Intermediate Race.