Monday, November 12, 2007

Eric Weiss, while very interesting, failed to deal with the very heart of Sri Aurobindo’s cosmology – TIME

Robert E. Wilkinson - said...
What none seem to understand is that Sri Aurobindo’s, the Mother’s and Thea’s work is complete in itself. It does not require Whitehead or Wilbur to give it light. It is LIGHT. These comparisons pale in their understanding of the total reality and contribute nothing to an understanding of meaning and purpose in the Supramental Creation. Eric Weiss, while very interesting, failed to deal with the very heart of Sri Aurobindo’s cosmology – TIME.
In his commentaries on the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, one of India's oldest and most profound metaphysical texts, the philosopher-sage, Sri Aurobindo discusses the occult imagery associated with this fundamental principle:
" ... The [image of the] horse is a physical figure representing like an algebraical symbol, an unknown quantity of force and speed. (Time is its breath, the year is its body, the seasons its limbs, the months and the fortnights its joints, the days and nights its feet.) From the imagery it is evident that this force, this speed, is something universal. Time in its period is the Self of the Horse Sacrificial, so not Matter but Time, is the body of this force of the material universe... Space then, is the flesh constituting materially this body of Time which the sage attributes to his Horse of the worlds, by movement in Space its periods are shaped and determined. Hence the real power, the fundamental greatness of the Horse is not the material world, not the magnitudes of Space, but the magnitudes of Time... for Time is that mysterious condition of universal mind which alone makes the ordering of the universe in Space possible." Sri Aurobindo, The Upanishads; 'The Great Aranyaka', Sri Aurobindo Ashram Press, 1971
"All things exist already in [the Brahman], but all are not here manifest. They are already there in Being but not in Time." Sri Aurobindo; The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
In the last chapter of the Synthesis of Yoga, Sri Aurobindo began to develop his thesis of a Supramental Time under the title “Toward the Supramental Time Vision.” It was never completed. In the years following his withdrawal this unfinished work was picked up and taken to completion by Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea) who has dealt with this issue of Supramental Time and revealed its mysteries. Time is the Key to the Supramental realization and, as Sri Aurobindo states in the aforementioned quote, it is the only means of observing the organization of Supermind for the Earth. 8:21 PM, November 12, 2007

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