Sri Aurobindo
Words of Sri Aurobindo
Sri Aurobindo on Consciousness
   
   

Consciousness

 

     
Sachchidananda - Existance : Consciousness : Bliss
     
What Consciousness is
     
Consciousness : A Conscious Force
     
Consciousness not Composed of Parts
     
Modes of Consciousness
     
Centralising Stress of Consciousness
     
Consciousness in Matter
     
The Cosmic Consciousness
     
 
     
       
The Inconscient
The Subconscient
The Subliminal
The Environmental Consciousness
The Superconscient
       
     
What Ignorance is
     
Our Surface Being
     
Evolution of Consciousness and its Height
           
     
         
If there were no Consciousness
Materialist's Contention
Psycho-analysts' Method
 

Divine consciousness immerging from inconscient

Painting by The Mother
Divine consciousness immerging from inconscient

"Existence, consciousness and the significance of our conscious being, -a triple enigma confronts us when we look at them to discover their origin, foundations, nature, their innermost secret "Existence itself is the first riddle. ...
    "Consciousness of existence is a second insoluble miracle It is a premier fact and without it being would not know of its own existence. Things might exist, but only as a useless encumbrance of a meaningless space, - consciousness makes being self-aware, gives it a significance. But what then is consciousness? Is it something in the very grain of being or an unstable result or fortuitous accident? To whom does it belong? to the world as a whole? or is it peculiar to individual being? Or has it come from elsewhere into this inanimate and inconscient universe? To what end this entry?
    "The significance of our conscious being in an inconscient material world is the last and worst enigma "The problem of consciousness is the central problem; for it links the other two together and creates their riddle."

Sri Aurobindo
Essays Divine and Human
page 285-86


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