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= What is Expansion and Wideness? =
<div style="color:#000000;">Expansion and widening is becoming more and more a universal being who is not limited by the the narrow mental, vital and physical walls of existence. It Man is rising out of this trapped and egocentric self there to affirm himself in the connect with our inner being which is inherent with larger potentialities. Thus when we expand/widen our consciousness we have a place for everything. </div> == Signs of Wideness == <div style="color:#000000;">There are some signs which indicate universe, that our consciousness is getting wider. Picturing the sun and sea his first business, but also indicates wideness. Climbing a mountain or trying to reach a summit are symbolic of wideness. The feeling of the disappearance of the head evolve and that all is open is finally to exceed himself: he has to enlarge his partial being into a sign of the wideness of the mental complete being, his partial consciousness into an integral consciousness .</div> = Why Expand and Widen? = <span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">The very nature of mind, life and body is he has to evolve. The One Consciousness divides itself into innumerable fragments for the need achieve mastery of expansion. </span><span style="color:#000000;">Life itself seeks for the perfection which it is eternally capable of</span><span style="backgroundhis environment but also world-color:transparent;color:#000000;">.</span><span style="backgroundunion and world-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000harmony;">The pressure from the spiritual worlds prepares a field he has to manifest the indwelling spirit. There is a constant labour of nature realise his individuality but also to ascend enlarge it into a higher principle of being. It takes up all that is lower into the higher values.</span> <span style="color:#000000;">In the growth of our being lies our true happiness. It creates a new sense of beauty cosmic self and a thirst for truth universal and lightspiritual delight of existence. </spanref<div style="color:#000000;">We are at a decisive hour in the history of the earthSri Aurobindo. (2005). It is preparing for the coming of the superman The progress to knowledge -god,man and because of this the old way of nature. In The life is losing its valuedivine II. http://incarnateword. We must strike out boldly on in/cwsa/22/the path of the future despite its new demands. The pettinesses once tolerable, are tolerable no longer. We must widen ourselves -progress-to receive what is going to come.-knowledge-god-man-and-nature#p2</divref= How to Expand one’s Consciousness? =
<span style="color:#000000;">We start with Expansion and Widening can be viewed from two angles - a growth into a full mental being by expanding the will to expand from capacities of the ignorant mind and universalisation of consciousness to a boundless finite</span><span style="background-color:transparent.That growth into the full mental being is the first transitional movement towards human perfection and freedom;color:#000000;">it does not actually perfect, it does not liberate the soul, but it lifts us one step out of the material and vital absorption and prepares the loosening of the hold of the Ignorance.</spanref><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">We engage in new range Sri Aurobindo. (2005). Out of activities. We work with the sense of unity with sevenfold ignorance towards the Divinesevenfold knowledge. In The life divine II. We feel the Divine moving, thinking and feeling in ushttp://incarnateword. To feel the body in /cwsa/22/out-of-the wide free self and not attached to -sevenfold-ignorance-towards-the limitations of the body.-sevenfold-knowledge#p4</spanref>
<span style="background-color:transparentAs the individual has a consciousness of his own, so too there is a universal consciousness, a cosmic Being, a universal Mind, a universal Life, a universal physical conscious Nature. We are unaware of it because we are shut up in our outer physical selves. By the inner awakening and the opening above we become aware of this cosmic consciousness, cosmic Nature and cosmic Self and its movements;color:#000000;">Make all activities an outpouring our consciousness can widen and become one with it. The forces of universal Nature are always working on us without our knowing how they act or being able to get any general control over their action on us. By becoming conscious of the universal we are able to detect this working and control it. </spanref><span style="colorSri Aurobindo. (2012). Sachchidananda:#000000;">love for the One in All who is the Highest</span><span style="backgroundexistence,consciousness-colorforce and bliss. In Letters on yoga I. http:transparent;color:#000000;">//incarnateword.<in/cwsa/28/span><span style="backgroundsachchidananda-existence-consciousness-force-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="backgroundand-color:transparent;color:bliss#000000;">Love for all forms and creatures around us, we break free from the shell of ego.p23</spanref>
<span style="color:#000000;">Surrender</span><span styleWhy is it Important? ="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">of our little selves - our personal ideas, desires and attachments so that the Divine may take up everything. If we insist on our own ideas and reasonings, greater Light and Knowledge cannot come.</span>
<div style="color:#000000;">To have The reasons for developing oneself into a full mental being is for enriching the faculties. This growth of the conscious being, an expansion, an intense aspiration to expandincreasing self-expression, a more and more harmonised development of his constituent members is the whole meaning and all the pith of human existence. We must shift the stress It is for this meaningful development of consciousness from external being to by thought, will, emotion, desire, action and experience, leading in the inner being or still deeper end to a supreme divine self-discovery, that Man, the psychic mental being. Be like a transmitting and receiving station, has entered into the wider material body. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (1999). Self-surrender in works - the range , way of the more force it can holdgita. In synthesis of yoga I. http://incarnateword. in/cwsa/23/self-surrender-in-works-the-way-of-the-gita#p2</divref>
In the process one experiences a delight of existence which is latent in oneself. It is the pressure of the supramental and spiritual worlds which is preparing to develop here the manifest power of the spirit and by it open our being on the physical plane into the freedom and infinity of the super conscient Divine <span style="background-colorref> Sri Aurobindo. (2005). The order of the worlds. In The life divine II. http:transparent;color:#000000;">By becoming more </span><span style="color:#000000;">quieter and calmer</span><span style=";color:worlds#000000;"> p21</spanref><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">without getting excited We are at a decisive hour in the history of the earth. It is preparing for the coming of the superman and agitatedbecause of this the old way of life is losing its value. We must strike out boldly on the path of the future despite its new demands. The pettinesses once tolerable, we put are tolerable no longer. We must widen ourselves in a capacity to receive from the higher forceswhat is going to come. <ref></spanref>
= Outcomes The reasons for universalisation is for developing receptivity, equality and calmness. One can also take a step to be free from ego and ignorance. Absolved in the cosmic wideness, released from ego, his personality reduced to a point of Expansion working of Consciousness =the universal Force, himself calm, liberated, deathless in universality, motionless in the Witness Self even while outspread without limit in unending Space and Time, he can enjoy in the world the freedom of the Timeless. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (1999). The master of the work. In The synthesis of yoga I.</ref>
A larger psychic and emotional relation with God and the world, more deep and plastic in its essence, more wide and embracing in its movements, more capable of taking up in its sweep the whole of life, is imperative. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (1999). The ascent of the sacrifice II. In The synthesis of yoga I.</ref>
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. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2013). Peace - the basis of the sadhana. In Letters on yoga II.</ref>
<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">Widening and expansion gives a great joy Widen your consciousness to the dimension of being, a clearer sense of truth and things the earth and an inner silence. We see things in you will have a larger light and detect the origin and law of our feelings, emotions and sensationsplace for everything. The thick layer of </spanref><span style="colorhttp:#000000;">ego gets thinned</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">and we see ourselves reduced to a point of working of the universal forceincarnateword. We are not carried away by the shocks and injuries, we deal with it in a </span><span style="color:#000000;">calm equality<cwm/13/span><span style="backgroundaims-and-color:transparent;color:principles#000000;">. p331</spanref>
= What Prevents Expansion of ConsciousnessHow to Expand or Widen? =
*<div style="color:#000000;"><span style="backgroundFor the growth of the mind one can adopt various methods like -color:transparent;">identifying oneself with something vast, doing many different things, unfolding oneself etc. The </span><span>submentaleasiest way is to identify yourself with something vast. For instance, when you feel that you are shut up in a completely narrow and limited thought, will, consciousness, when you feel as though you were in a shell, then if you begin thinking about something very vast, as for example, the immensity of the waters of an ocean, and if really you can think of this ocean and how it stretches out far, far, far, far, in all directions, subconscientit is so far, inconscient influence on nature</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">. Disrupts so far that one cannot see the mind’s natural tendency other shore, you cannot reach its end anywhere, neither behind nor in front nor to reach beyond the mind by laying down its impulses right or left... it is wide, wide, wide, wide... one thinks of this and then you feel that you are floating on this sea, like that, and instinctsthat there are no limits.Then you can widen your consciousness a little.</spanref></div>* <div style="colorThe Mother. (2003). 29 September 1954. In Questions and answers (1954). http:#000000;">Fear, distrust and skepticism</div>* <div style="color:#000000;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">Volatile vital with its </span><span>desires, restlessness and unstabilityincarnateword.<in/cwm/06/span>29-september-1954#p35</divref>
= Methods By studying different subjects, learning different languages and Practices traveling can help to Expand One’s Consciousness =expand and widen. It is like the people who cultivate their intelligence, who learn, read, think, compare, study. These people's minds widen and they are much vaster and more understanding than those who live without mental education, with a few petty ideas which sometimes are even contradictory in their consciousness and govern them totally because these are the only ones they have and they think these are unique ideas which should guide their life; these people are altogether narrow and limited whereas those who are trained and have studied—this at least widens their minds and they can see, compare ideas and see that all possible ideas are there in the world and that it is a pettiness, an absurdity to be attached to a limited number of ideas and consider them the exclusive expression of truth. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 23 February 1955. In Questions and answers (1955).</ref>
* <div style="color:#000000When one is hurt or faces something unpleasant, just visualising the tiny person one is in this tiny earth;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">Connection with all unpleasantness is swept away. One realises that our little person which is a second in eternity. Then suddenly you see the vastness utter ridiculousness of nature - </span><span>gazing at the sky/stars/water body and expand into itimportance attached to what happened to you.</span></div>* <div style="color:#000000;">Do many different things - musicAnd in the space of three minutes, paintingif done properly, reading varied subjectsall unpleasantness is swept away. Even a very deep pain can be swept away. Simply a concentration like this, learning languages, explore/traveland to place oneself in infinity and eternity. Everything goes away. One comes out of it cleansed. It immediately takes you out of your little ego.</divref>* <div style="color:#000000;"><span style="background-colorThe Mother. (2003). 29 September 1954. In Questions and answers (1954). http:transparent;">When bored or troubled - thinking of the </span><span>immensity and eternity of space</span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> and time before usincarnateword. <in/cwm/span><06/div>* <span style="color:29-september-1954#000000;">Participating in some work everyday as an expression of goodwill for all.p38</spanref>
Universalisation of consciousness can be achieved through aspiration, surrender, oneness and love. But there must be enough aspiration and adhesion in the being to make the expansion of the being, the expansion of consciousness possible... one is so small that it is already quite filled up with all the ordinary little human movements. <ref> The Mother. (2003). 27 June 1956. In Questions and answers 1956.</ref>
True surrender enlarges oneself; it increases one's capacity. This new greater measure of quality and quantity is different from anything one could attain before:one enters into another world, into a wideness which one could not have entered if one did not surrender. It is as when a drop of water falls into the sea; if it still kept there its separate identity, it would remain a little drop of water and nothing more, a little drop crushed by all the immensity around, because it has not surrendered. <ref>The Mother. (2002). 4 august 1929. In Questions and answers (1929-1931).</ref>
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