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==Overmind==
 
Overmind is the highest source of the cosmic consciousness available to the embodied being in the Ignorance. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/28/the-overmind#p1</ref>
The Overmind is a sort of delegation from the Supermind (this is a metaphor only) which supports the present evolutionary universe in which we live here in Matter. If Supermind were to start here from the beginning as the direct creative Power, a world of the kind we see now would be impossible; it would have been full of the divine Light from the beginning, there would be no involution in the inconscience of Matter, consequently no gradual striving evolution of consciousness in Matter. A line is therefore drawn between the higher half of the universe of consciousness, ''parārdha'', and the lower half, ''aparārdha''. The higher half is constituted of ''Sat, Chit, Ananda, Mahas'' (the supramental)—the lower half of mind, life, Matter. This line is the intermediary Overmind which, though luminous itself, keeps from us the full indivisible supramental Light, depends on it indeed, but in receiving it, divides, distributes, breaks it up into separated aspects, powers, multiplicities of all kinds, each of which it is possible by a further diminution of consciousness such as we reach in Mind to regard as the sole or the chief Truth and all the rest as subordinate or contradictory to it. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/28/the-supermind-or-supramental#p19</ref>
The integrality of the Supermind keeps always the essential truth of things, the total truth and the truth of its individual self-determinations clearly knit together; it maintains in them an inseparable unity and between them a close interpenetration and a free and full consciousness of each other: but in Overmind this integrality is no longer there. And yet the Overmind is well aware of the essential Truth of things; it embraces the totality; it uses the individual self-determinations without being limited by them: but although it knows their oneness, can realise it in a spiritual cognition, yet its dynamic movement, even while relying on that for its security, is not directly determined by it. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/21/supermind-mind-and-the-overmind-maya#p8</ref> So with the other aspects or powers of the highest source Divine Reality, One and Many, Divine Personality and Divine Impersonality, and the rest; each is still an aspect and power of the cosmic consciousness available one Reality, but each is empowered to act as an independent entity in the whole, arrive at the fullness of the possibilities of its separate expression and develop the embodied being dynamic consequences of that separateness. At the same time in Overmind this separateness is still founded on the basis of an implicit underlying unity; all possibilities of combination and relation between the Ignoranceseparated Powers and Aspects, all interchanges and mutualities of their energies are freely organised and their actuality always possible. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/2821/supermind-mind-and-the-overmind-maya#p1p8</ref>
The integrality of In the Supermind keeps always Overmind the essential truth Truth of thingssupermind which is whole and harmonious enters into a separation into parts, the total truth many Truths fronting each other and the truth moved each to fulfil itself, to make a world of its individual self-determinations clearly knit together; it maintains own or else to prevail or take its share in them an inseparable unity and between them worlds made of a close interpenetration combination of various separated Truths and a free and full consciousness of each other: but in Overmind this integrality is no longer there. And yet the Overmind is well aware of the essential Truth of things; it embraces the totality; it uses the individual self-determinations without being limited by them: but although it knows their oneness, can realise it in a spiritual cognition, yet its dynamic movement, even while relying on that for its security, is not directly determined by itforces. <ref>http://incarnateword.in/cwsa/2128/the-supermind-mind-and-the-overmindor-mayasupramental#p8p30</ref>
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