The Overmind


“If we would understand the difference of . . . global Overmind Consciousness from our separative and only imperfectly synthetic mental consciousness, we may come near to it if we compare the strictly mental with what would be an overmental view of activities of our material universe. To the Overmind, for example, all religions would be true as developments of the one eternal religion, all philosophies would be valid each in its own field as a statement of its own universe-view from its own angle, all political theories with their practice would be the legitimate working out of an Idea Force with its right to application . . .      In our separative consciousness . . . these things exist as opposites; each claims to be the truth and taxes the others only as inferior truth-expressions. An overmental Intelligence would refuse to entertain this conception . . . for a moment; it would allow all to live as necessary to the whole or put each in its place in the whole or assign to each its field of realisation or endeavor.”

Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine

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Author: manderson

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