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Read more about Cellular Transformation from the works of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

Om, Supreme Lord Take Possession of these cells Take possession of this Brain Take possession of this body Take possession of this matter Take possession of these atoms OM , Supreme Lord Manifest Your Splendour [1]

(vāyur anilam amrtam athedam bhasmāntaṁ śarīram om krato smara krtam smara krato smara krtam smara. 17

The Breath of things is an immortal Life, but of this body ashes are the end. OM! O Will, remember; that which was done remember! O Will, remember, that which was done remember. (ISHA UPNISHAD)

What is Cellular Consciousness?

What is the body consciousness? The vital consciousness, of course—the physical consciousness as a whole. In this physical consciousness as a whole, there is the physical mind—a mind that is occupied with all the ordinary things and responds to everything around you. There is also the vital consciousness, which is the awareness of sensations, impulses, enthusiasms and desires. Finally, there is the physical consciousness itself, the material consciousness, the body consciousness, and that is the one which has so far never been entirely transformed. The overall consciousness of the body has been transformed, that is, one can throw off the bondage of thought, of habits that one no longer considers inevitable. That can change, it has been changed. This transformation is commonly known as Self-realization or Nirvana But what remains to be changed is the consciousness of the cells.[2].

As there is an individual consciousness, there is a group consciousness and a consciousness of the system, a universal consciousness which is made up of the set of all the consciousnesses composing it, plus something more subtle. In your body; each cell has its own consciousness and you have a consciousness which is the consciousness of your total individuality, though made up of all these small cellular consciousnesses. [3]

Why is Cellular Transformation Important for Evolution?

All other Yogas regard this life as an illusion or a passing phase; the supramental Yoga alone regards it as a thing created by the Divine for a progressive manifestation and takes the fulfilment of the life and the body for its object.The supramental is simply the Truth-Consciousness and what it brings in its descent is the full truth of life, the full truth of consciousness in Matter.

The utmost Ananda the body and life are now capable of is a brief excitement of the vital mind or the nerves or the cells which is limited, imperfect and soon passes; with the supramental change all the cells, nerves, vital forces, embodied mental forces can become filled with a thousand fold Ananda, capable of an intensity of bliss which passes description and which need not fade away. [4]

The problem I am preoccupied with is building that supramental consciousness So IT becomes the being. It's that consciousness which must become the being. That's what's important…. And in order to do that, all the consciousness contained in these cells must aggregate, form and organize itself into an independent conscious entity—the consciousness in the cells must aggregate and form into a conscious entity capable of being conscious of Matter as well as conscious of the Supramental. [5]

How to Start the Journey of Cellular Transformation?

There are certain qualities/practices that one has to imbibe to bring in Supramental transformation in body they are-


You must always try to keep the quietude, not allow depressing or disturbing thoughts or feelings to enter you or take hold of your mind or your speech…And if the mind keeps its quietude and receptivity to higher forces only, it can then easily pass on that quietude and receptivity to the body consciousness and even to the material cells of the body. [6]

The second condition is to call the light, a light of equilibrium, a light of peace, quietude and balance, and to push it into all the cells of the body, enjoining them not to be afraid, because that again is another condition. [7]


At the centre of each cell lies the Divine Consciousness. By aspiration and repeated self-giving, the cells must be made transparent. [8]


The peace and spontaneous knowledge are in the psychic being and from there they spread to mind and vital and physical. It is in the outer physical consciousness that the difficulty still tries to persist and brings the restlessness sometimes into the physical mind, sometimes into the nerves, sometimes in the shape of bodily trouble into the body. But all these things can and must go [9] Peace can be brought down into the physical to its very cells. It is the active transformation of the physical that cannot be completely done without the supramental descent. [10]

Japa and Mantra

For the moment, of all the formulas or mantras, the one that acts most directly on this body, that seizes all the cells and immediately does this (vibrating motion) is the Sanskrit mantra: OM NAMO BHAGAVATEH.(12) [11] So the first sound of my mantra is the call to that, the evocation. With the second sound, the body's cells make their' surrender,' they give themselves. And with the third sound comes the identification of this [the body] with That, which produces the divine life. These are my three sounds. [12]


Wideness and calmness are the foundation of the Yogic consciousness and the best condition for inner growth and experience. If a wide calm can be established in the physical consciousness, occupying and filling the very body and all its cells, that can become the basis for its transformation; in fact, without this wideness and calmness the transformation is hardly possible.[13]

Supramental Body

The supramental body which has to be brought into being here has four main attributes: lightness, adaptability, plasticity and luminosity. Lightness: When the physical body is thoroughly divinised, it will feel as if there is no heaviness or tamas or unconsciousness in it. Power of adaptability: in whatever conditions it is placed it will immediately be equal to the demands because its full consciousness will drive out all that inertia and incapacity which drag on the Spirit matter. Supramental plasticity will enable it to stand the attack of every hostile force. Thus it will suffer no harmful consequences and the most deadly attacks will leave it unscathed. Luminosity : Lastly, it will be turned into the stuff of light, each cell will radiate the supramental glory. Not only those who are developed enough to have their subtle sight open but the ordinary man too will be able to perceive this luminosity. [14]

Read more about Cellular Transformation from the works of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.