3.4.2 The necessity of quietening the Mind and the Vital in the work on, with and through the physical body (in historical chronology) (1)

8th February 1969: „The hindrance in most people is mental activity—truly, this body is infinitely grateful that it has been liberated from the mental presence so it may be ENTIRELY under the influence of this Consciousness, without this whole accumulated farrago of so‑called knowledge people have.... It's spontaneous, natural, unsophisticated, very, very simple, and almost childlike in its simplicity. And that [the mind's disappearance] is a great advantage. At this speed, things can go very fast—one learns a hundred, two hundred things AT THE SAME TIME, you understand, all of it seen at once. This morning, it was particularly intense.”

18th October 1969: „But since this body stopped having the sense of its individuality, very spontaneously and naturally it has been, "You are"—all the cells, every cell: You are.
For the cells, there' s no "I."
Only, everyone has quite conceivably his own path, which is why I didn't tell him, "Don't do this." I took great care not to say that.

Yes, because after his realization, he has been very influenced by the teachings of the Swamis, for whom its always, "You are That."'

They're wrong.
That is to say, for the entire old Indian yoga, the body is some­thing untransformable, and therefore it' s a momentary necessity that will disappear; while for Sri Aurobindo, the body is transform­able, and the minute it's transformable, instead of thinking of itself as an individual, it thinks of itself as the Lord. And, you know, I guarantee that it' s spontaneous, natural, and ... blissful. While the idea of a separate person is a painful calamity.



It's more a passivity that would be missing. Everything is too active.And for the Force to be able to go through rapidly so as to reach the body, a GREAT passivity is needed. I can see that: every time there is a pressure so as to act on some part of the body or other, it always begins with an absolute passivity, which is ... the "perfec­tion of inertia," you understand? What inertia imperfectly repre­sents—it's the perfection of that.... Something with no activity of its own—which is VERY difficult precisely for those who have a great mental development, very difficult. Because its whole life long, the body has worked to be in that state of receptivity to the mind, and that state, which is what brought about its obedience, docility and so on, is what needs to be abolished.”

14th March 1970: „It's the BODY'S experience. Before, those who had inner experiences would say, "Yes, up above, that's the way it is, but here ..." Now the "but here" will soon cease to be. This tremendous change is what's being conquered, so physical life may be ruled by the higher consciousness and not by the mental world. It' s the change of authority.... It's difficult. It's hard. It's painful. There is some damage done, naturally, but ... But truly, one can see—one can see. And that´ s the REAL CHANGE, that´ s what will enable the new Consciousness to express itself. And the body is learning, it's learning its lesson—all bodies, all bodies.”

4th April 1970: „Oh, yes ! (Mother laughs) Oh, yes.... And all things other than the purely material, all psychological, moral things, all that seems so childish!. . . "Oh, what fuss you make about nothing! Wait till you know how it is THERE" (Mother points to the body). That's all.
(laughing), I think that' s the great adventure !”

Evolution of the Divine living within people Transformation of the physical body and the Perceptible Breath Experiences, Insights and Visions on the basis of the work of Sri Aurobindo, Mirra Alfassa and Ilse Middendorf
First published in the Internet On the 15th August 2001 a revised version is expected to be released in March 2019
Helge Langguth

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