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Para Prakriti

The supreme Nature, Para Prakriti, concealed behind it is the very nature of the Divine—a supreme Consciousness-Force which manifests the multiple Divine as the Many. These Many are in themselves eternal selves of the Supreme in his supreme Nature, Para Prakriti. The lower Nature, Apara Prakriti, is this external objective and superficial subjective apparent Nature which manifests all these minds, lives and bodies. [1]


The only true truth is the supracosmic; or, in any case, the Absolute, the Parabrahman is the origin and goal of all existence, all else is an interlude without any abiding significance. [2]

Parabrahman is the Absolute, & because It is the Absolute, it cannot be reduced into terms of knowledge. You can know the Infinite in a way, but you cannot know the Absolute. [3]

Parabrahman, the absolute, transcendental, eternal reality is unknowable to human reason; [4]

Of Him[Parabrahman] Vedanta itself can only speak in two great trilogies, subjective and objective, Sacchidanandam, Existence, Consciousness, Bliss; Satyam Jnanam Anantam, Truth, Knowledge, Infinity. [5]


The supreme Self; [6] the Absolute; [7] Supreme Universal Self [8]

[Paramatman is] the supreme spirit who ensouls the forms and movements of the universe. [9]


Patala simply means the subconscient below the Earth—the Earth being the conscious physical plane. [10]

Patala under the earth, Hell under Patala, these are Asuric worlds... they are the worlds of gloom and suffering in the nether depths of our own being. A world is not a place with hills, trees and stones, but a condition of the Jivatman. [11]


Patience: the capacity to wait steadily for the Realisation to come. [12]


Peace carries with it a sense of settled and harmonious rest and deliverance. [13]

A deep quietude where no disturbance can come - a quietude with a sense of established security and release. [14]

Peace is more positive than calm—there can be a negative calm which is merely an absence of disturbance or trouble, but peace is always something positive bringing not merely a release as calm does but a certain happiness or Ananda of itself. [15]

Personal Relation

A personal relation is formed when there is an exclusive looking to each other. The rule about personal relation in this yoga is this : (I) All personal relations to disappear in the single relation between the sādhaka and the Divine; (2) All personal (psychic-spiritual) relations to proceed from the Divine Mother, determined by her to be part of this single relation with the Divine Mother. [16]


Intellectual expression of the Truth.[...] a means of expressing this greater discovery and as much of its contents as can at all be expressed in mental terms to those who still live in the mental intelligence. [17]


By the gross physical is meant the earthly and bodily physical - as experienced by the outward sense-mind and senses. But this is not the whole of Matter. There is a subtle physical also with a subtler consciousness in it which can, for instance, go to a distance from the body and yet feel and be aware of things in a not merely mental or vital way. [18]

Physical Change

The transformation to which we aspire is too vast and complex to come at one stroke; it must be allowed to come by stages. The physical change is the last of these stages and is itself a progressive process. [19] The physical change itself can only be brought about by a descent of the greater supramental consciousness into the cells of the body. Till then at least the body and its supporting energies have to be maintained in part by the ordinary means, food, sleep, etc. [20]

The physical changes slowly always—its nature is habit—so it is only by constant descents [of calmness, purity, light and strength] that gradually its substance gets changed and it becomes accustomed to the higher condition. [21]

The consciousness [higher] that is always there in the body is tamasic and obscure and the greater part of it is subconscient. If it opens then there will be an increasing union with the higher consciousness and it will be able to share the experiences and the developments in the mind and vital. [22]

Physical Exercise

It is very necessary to keep off tamas. [23] Physical tamas in its roots can be removed only by the descent and the transformation, but physical exercise and regular activity of the body can always prevent a tamasic condition from prevailing in the body. [24]

Physical Fatigue

It may come from receiving more than the physical is ready to assimilate. It may be due to the passivity taking the form of inertia ; inertia brings the consciousness down towards the ordinary physical level which is soon fatigued and prone to tamas. It may be due to mere overstrain of the body - not giving it enough sleep or repose. [25]

Physical Mind

That part of the mind which is concerned with the physical things only ; it depends on the sense-mind, sees only objects, external actions, draws its ideas from the data given by external things, infers from them only and knows no other Truth until it is enlightened from above. The true thinking mind does not belong to the physical, it is a separate power. [26]

Physical Opening

The opening of the physical and subconscient always takes a long time as it is a thing of habits and constant repetitions of the old movements, obscure and stiff and not plastic, yielding only little by little. The physical mind can be more easily opened and converted than the rest, but the vital physical and material physical are obstinate. The old things are always recurring there without reason and by force of habit. Much of the vital physical and most of the material are in the subconscience or dependent on it. It needs a strong and sustained action to progress there. [27]

The physical opening needs a great quietude which replaces the tamasic inertia of body nature by a true peace. [28]



We mean by planes of consciousness, planes of existence a general settled poise or world of relations between Purusha and Prakriti, between the Soul and Nature. For anything that we can call world is and can be nothing else than the working out of a general relation which a universal existence has created or established between itself, or let us say its eternal fact or potentiality and the powers of its becoming. That existence in its relations with and its experience of the becoming is what we call soul or Purusha, individual soul in the individual, universal soul in the cosmos; the principle and the powers of the becoming are what we call Nature or Prakriti. But since Being, conscious force and delight of being are always the three constituent terms of existence, the nature of a world is really determined by the way in which Prakriti is set to deal with these three primary things and the forms which it is allowed to give to them. For existence itself is and must always be the stuff of its own becoming; it must be shaped into the substance with which Force has to deal. Force again must be the power which works out that substance and works with it to whatever ends; Force is that which we ordinarily call Nature. Again the end, the object with which the worlds are created must be worked out by the consciousness inherent in all existence and all force and all their workings, and the object must be the possession of itself and of its delight of existence in the world. To that all the circumstances and aims of any world-existence must reduce themselves; it is existence developing its terms of being, its power of being, its conscious delight of being; if these are involved, their evolution; if they are veiled, their self-revelation. [29]


Positive and Negative




Powers (Occult)

Powers and Appearances

Powers for Realisation



Preparatory Work





Progress is the very heart of the significance of human life, for it means our evolution into greater and richer being. [30]

Progress consists not in rejecting beauty and delight, but in rising from the lower to the higher, the less complete to the more complete beauty and delight. [31]

The harmony of the inner and outer man which is the true meaning of civilisation and the efficient condition of a true progress. [32]



Psychic Powers


Psycho-Analysis and Yoga