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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 there to affirm himself in the universe, that is rising out his first business, but also to evolve and finally to exceed himself: he has to enlarge his partial being into a complete being, his partial consciousness into an integral consciousness; he has to achieve mastery of this trapped his environment but also world-union and egocentric world-harmony; he has to realise his individuality but also to enlarge it into a cosmic self and a universal and spiritual delight of existence. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2005). The progress to the connect with our inner being which is inherent with larger potentialitiesknowledge -god,man and nature. In The life divine II. Thus when we expandhttp:/widen our consciousness we have a place for everything/incarnateword. in/cwsa/22/the-progress-to-knowledge-god-man-and-nature#p2</divref>
== Signs Expansion and Widening can be viewed from two angles - a growth into a full mental being by expanding the capacities of Wideness ==the mind and universalisation of consciousness.That growth into the full mental being is the first transitional movement towards human perfection and freedom; 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. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2005). Out of the sevenfold ignorance towards the sevenfold knowledge. In The life divine II.</ref>
<div style="color:#000000;">There are some signs which indicate that our As the individual has a consciousness of his own, so too there is getting wider. Picturing the sun and sea also indicates wideness. Climbing a mountain or trying to reach universal consciousness, a cosmic Being, a universal Mind, a universal Life, a summit universal physical conscious Nature. We are symbolic unaware of widenessit because we are shut up in our outer physical selves. The feeling of By the inner awakening and the disappearance opening above we become aware of the head this cosmic consciousness, cosmic Nature and cosmic Self and its movements; our consciousness can widen and that all is open is a sign become one with it. The forces of the wideness 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 mental universal we are able to detect this working and control it. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (2012). Sachchidananda:existence,consciousness -force and bliss. In Letters on yoga I.</divref>
= Why Expand and Widenis it Important? =
<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">The very nature reasons for developing oneself into a full mental being is for enriching the faculties. This growth of mindthe conscious being, life an expansion, an increasing self-expression, a more and body more harmonised development of his constituent members is to evolve. The One Consciousness divides itself into innumerable fragments for the need whole meaning and all the pith of expansionhuman existence. </span><span style="color:#000000;">Life itself seeks It is for this meaningful development of consciousness by thought, will, emotion, desire, action and experience, leading in the perfection which it is eternally capable of </span><span style="backgroundend to a supreme divine self-color:transparent;color:#000000;">discovery, that Man, the mental being, has entered into the material body. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (1999). Self-surrender in works - the way of the gita. In synthesis of yoga I.</ref></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">The pressure from the spiritual worlds prepares a field to manifest the indwelling spirit. There is a constant labour of nature to ascend into a higher principle of being. It takes up all that is lower into the higher values.</span>
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="colorref> Sri Aurobindo. (2005). The order of the worlds. In The life divine II.;"p21</ref>In We are at a decisive hour in the growth history of our being lies our true happinessthe earth. It creates a new sense is preparing for the coming of beauty the superman and a thirst for truth and lightbecause 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, are tolerable no longer. We must widen ourselves to receive what is going to come. <ref>http://incarnateword. in/cwm/16/29-december-1971#p1</spanref>
<div style="color:#000000;">We are at The reasons for universalisation is for developing receptivity, equality and calmness. One can also take a decisive hour step to be free from ego and ignorance. Absolved in the history cosmic wideness, released from ego, his personality reduced to a point of working of the earth. It is preparing for 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 coming of world the superman and because freedom of this the old way of life is losing its valueTimeless. <ref>Sri Aurobindo. (1999). We must strike out boldly on the path The master of the future despite its new demandswork. In The pettinesses once tolerable, are tolerable no longer. We must widen ourselves to receive what is going to comesynthesis of yoga I. <ref></ref></div>
= How to Expand one’s Consciousness? =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>
<span style="color:#000000;">We start with Wideness and calmness are the will to expand from foundation of the ignorant Yogic consciousness to and the best condition for inner growth and experience. If a boundless finitewide 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. </spanref><span style="backgroundSri Aurobindo. (2013). Peace -color:transparent;color:#000000;"><ref>the basis of the sadhana. In Letters on yoga II.</ref></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">We engage in new range of activities. We work with the sense of unity with the Divine. We feel the Divine moving, thinking and feeling in us. To feel the body in the wide free self and not attached to the limitations of the body.</span>
<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">Make all activities an outpouring Widen your consciousness to the dimension of </span><span style="color:#000000;">love the earth and you will have a place for the One in All who is the Highest </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">everything. <ref></ref></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">Love for all forms and creatures around us, we break free from the shell of ego.</span>
<span style="color:#000000;">Surrender</span><span styleHow to Expand or Widen? ="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. <ref></ref></span>
<div style="color:#000000;">To have an intense aspiration to expand. We must shift For the stress growth of consciousness from external being to the inner being or still deeper mind one can adopt various methods like - identifying oneself with something vast, doing many different things, unfolding oneself etc. The easiest way is to the psychic beingidentify yourself with something vast. Be like For instance, when you feel that you are shut up in a transmitting completely narrow and receiving stationlimited 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 wider 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, it is so far, so far that one cannot see the range other shore, you cannot reach its end anywhere, neither behind nor in front nor to the more force 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 that there are no limits.Then you can holdwiden your consciousness a little. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 29 September 1954. In Questions and answers (1954).</divref>
<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">By becoming studying different subjects, learning different languages and traveling can help to 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 </span><span style="color:#000000understanding 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;">quieter 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 calmer consider them the exclusive expression of truth. <ref>The Mother. (2003). 23 February 1955. In Questions and answers (1955).</ref></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">without getting excited and agitated, we put ourselves in a capacity to receive from the higher forces.</span>
= Outcomes of Expansion of Consciousness =   <span style="background-color:transparentWhen one is hurt or faces something unpleasant, just visualising the tiny person one is in this tiny earth;color:#000000;">Widening and expansion gives all unpleasantness is swept away. One realises that our little person which is a great joy of being, a clearer sense of truth and things and an inner silencesecond in eternity. We Then suddenly you see things in a larger light and detect the origin and law of our feelings, emotions and sensations. The thick layer of </span><span style="color:#000000;">ego gets thinned <ref> ridiculousness of-the-sevenfold-ignorance-towards-the-sevenfold-knowledge#p16</ref></span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"> </span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">and we see ourselves reduced importance attached to what happened to a point of working of the universal force. We are not carried away by the shocks and injuries, we deal with it in a </span><span style="color:#000000;">calm equality</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">. <ref>http://incarnatewordyou.And in/cwsa/22/the-gnostic-being#p25</ref> </span> = What Prevents Expansion space of Consciousness? = *<div style="color:#000000;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">The </span><span>submentalthree minutes, subconscientif done properly, inconscient influence on nature</span><span style="background-color:transparent;">all unpleasantness is swept away. <ref>http://incarnatewordEven a very deep pain can be swept</ref>Disrupts the mind’s natural tendency to reach beyond the mind by laying down its impulses and instincts.</span></div>* <div style="color:#000000;">FearSimply a concentration like this, distrust and skepticism <ref> place oneself in/cwm/07/26-october-1955#p3</ref></div>* <div style="color:#000000;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">Volatile vital with its </span><span>desires, restlessness infinity and unstabilityeternity. <ref>http://incarnatewordEverything goes comes out of-the-vital#p54</ref></span></div> = Methods and Practices to Expand One’s Consciousness = * <div style="color:#000000;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">Connection with the vastness it cleansed. It immediately takes you out of nature - </span><span>gazing at the sky/stars/water body and expand into ityour little ego. <ref>http://incarnatewordThe Mother. (2003).in/cwm/06/29-september-September 1954#p35</ref></span></div>* <div style="color:#000000;">Do many different things - music, painting, reading varied subjects, learning languages, explore/travel.</div>* <div style="color:#000000;"><span style="background-color:transparent;">When bored or troubled - thinking of the </span><span>immensity In Questions and eternity of space</span><span style="background-color:transparent;"> and time before usanswers (1954). <ref></ref> </span></div>* <span style="color:#000000;">Participating in some work everyday as an expression of goodwill for all.</span>
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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