byron lebeau [ESQ.-]: poetry & prose
"Continuation" of AUROBINDO
CONTINUATION of critique of "THE PHILOSOPHY OF REBIRTH' picking up with the KARLA TURNER information
"...I thought of them as people because they were about my size - five feet tall - and had usual appendages, but their appearance was actually like a shadow. They seemed gray & featureless, yet somehow I knew they were two males & two females. They greeted me warmly and told me they were my ancestors, that I carried all of their memories & wisdom in my body. I laughed at that, but they assured me that there were ways I could tap into that knowledge & use it."
INSECTOIDS? Perhaps we are CROSS genetically linked with higher species of 'other phylum" AFTER they gain the top of their own """finely seeded""" cycle/s??!?? If we combine this thought with the concept previously presented by Lloyd Pye, Zecharia Sitchin & J.J. Hurtak, the DESTINY OF MAN may be quite interesting indeed ~ not limited to the linear pseudo-evolutionary paths as has been postulated heretofore ~ on THIS planet!!!!
Turner even had a more startling & disturbing book called, "MASQUERADE OF ANGELS" (published in 1994 shortly before her tragic death), that documented evil reptilian beings doing perverted sexual things to human beings (alluded to as 'THE DEVIL' by one elderly lady in the book).
Is it possible that other phylum such as the reptoid kingdom can 'finally' assume the form, the intelligence and bipedal characteristics of human kind??? According to David Barclay, the answer would be "WHY YES, INDEED!" He wrote a book called, "ALIENS: THE FINAL ANSWER?" where he postulated that if our own dinosaur were to have survived, "IT" very well may have looked & behaved like we do, i.e. be bipedal ~ but with scales for skin & verticle pupils peeking out of a yellow haze ~ something like what was encountered by human beings in the KARLA TURNER BOOKS.
These very beings were even documented by Richard Thompson in "ALIEN IDENTITIES" as 'RAKSASAS': SEVEN FOOT DEVILISH BIPEDAL REPTOIDS WITH BIG CLAWS ~ TAILS ~ & TEETH!!!
My contention in all of the above cataloguing of varied disciplines & information, is to suggest that whatever Aurobindo postulated did not take into consideration the length & breath of TOTAL REALITY ~ where things ~ perhaps ~ do not 'evolve' from the bottom vibration up, but rather from the top vibration down; and only after many many cycles of natural progression within a phylum ~ does the 'fun' begin ` between & amongst phylum....
HEY!!! outside of this one fine point - thus far - I think Sri Aurobindo is doing a fabulous job. It is my job, in critiquing this, to proverbally cross every "T" and dot every "I"....AFTER ALL, YOU ~ THE READER ~ DESERVE NO LESS!!!
THE CORE OF 'THE GITA':
"...The supreme, the all-conscious self, the Godhead, the Infinite is not solely a spiritual existence remote & ineffable; he is here in the universe at once hidden & expressed through man & the gods and through all beings & all that is. And it is by finding him not only in some immutable silence but in the world and its beings and in all self and in all Nature, it is by raising to an integral as well as to the highest union with him all the activities of the intelligence, the heart, the will, the life that man can solve at once his inner riddle of Self & God and the outer problem of his active human existence. Made Godlike, God-becoming, he can enjoy the infinite breath of a supreme spiritaul consciousness that is reached THROUGH WORKS ("MY EMPHASIS") no less than through love & knowledge."
[[THIS IS THE REASON I STATED THE FOLLOWING ON MY WEBSITE:
"MEDITATION IS A CLOSER COMMUNICATION WITH GOD ~ SO IF YOU WISH TO BE CLOSER TO GOD ~ IT'S NOT SOMETHING YOU DO, BUT IT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE IN EVERYTHING YOU DO DO!!!"]]
CONTINUING THE QUOTE>>>"...Immortal & free, he can continue his human action from that highest level and TRANSMUTE IT ("MY EMPHASIS") into the supreme & all-embracing divine activity, - that indeed is the ultimate crown & significance here of all works & living & sacrifice & the world's endeavor."
[[This was my reason for writing my publsihed poem: "REFLECTIONS ENTWINED" ~ since I feel very strongly that you can take anything NEGATIVE in life, and LIKE THE FUNCTION OF THE TREE-BE-you can TRANSMUTE that negative energy and give the world its positive TRANSMUTED ENERGY BACK!!! THIS IS DIVINITY IN ACTION!!!]]
AND FINISHING THIS CORE 'GITA' THOUGHT AS FABULOUSLY EXPRESSED BY SRI AUROBINDO: "...This highest message is first for those who have the strength to follow after it, the master men, the great spirits, the God-knowers, God doers, God lovers who can live in God and for God and do their work joyfully for him in the world, a divine work uplifted above the restless darkness of the human mind and the false limitations of the ego."
[[REMEMBER ~ NO ONE CAN TAKE YOUR DIGNITY AWAY FROM YOU UNLESS YOU ALLOW IT ~~ SO ONCE YOU SET YOUR COURSE ~~AND WITH the FATHER-GOD at your side at all times ~~YOU CAN NAUGHT BUT BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR ULTIMATE ENDEAVORS...like a BULLdog!!!]]
INTEGRAL YOGA: (OVERALL QUOTE):
"The lotus of the eternal knowledge and the eternal perfection is a bud closed & folded up within us. It opens swiftly or gradually, petal by petal, through successive realizations, once the mind of man begins to turn toward the Eternal, once his heart, no longer compressed & confined by the attachment to finite appearances, become enamoured, in whatever degree, of the Infinite."
[[What a concise way of picturing my manuscript as outlined on the web page: "A BLOSSOM BE"!]]
[[AND CONTINUING WITH TWO OF SRI'S QUOTES ON FORGING YOUR OWN PATH TO THE MOUNTAIN OF TRUTH....]]
"But in the end, he must take his station, or better still, if he can, always & from the beginning he must live in his own soul beyond the written truth....
So also one may say that the perfection of the integral Yoga will come when each man will be able to follow his own path of Yoga, pursuing the development of his own nature in its upsurging for that which transends that nature. For freedom is the final law and the last consummation."
[[This is one of the reasons why I wrote the essay: "THE FORM & THE ESSENCE" which can be found on this website as well as Eve Lorgen's at alienlovebite.com under its own section....FREEDOM IS THE LAST FRUIT OF BEING TRUE TO ONE'S SELF AS ONE FOLLOWS THE INTUITIONS OF ONE'S HEART IN PERFECT SYMMETRY WITH HIS/HER FATHER-GOD.]]
[[ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE ON 'THE KINGDOM OF MAN']]:
"It (egoistic mind) persists in applying to experience on a supernormal plane the ordinary terms of mentality which it applies to the normal experiences in the world. In the world we act with the sense of egoism; we claim the universal forces that work in us as our own; we claim as the effect of our personal will, wisdom, force, virtue the selective, formative, progressive action of the Transcendent in this frame of mind, life & body."
[[AND INSIGHT INTO "THE KINGDOM OF GOD".]]
(CONTINUING THE SAME QUOTE):
"Enlightenment brings to us the knowledge that ego is only an instrument; we begin to see & feel that these things are our own in the sense that they belong to our supreme and integrel Self, one with the Transcendent, not to the instrumental ego."
[[the "clod" vs. "the pebble"]]:
"When the human ego realizes that its will is a tool its wisdom ignorance & childishness, its power & infant's groping, its virtue an a pretentious impurity, and learns to trust itself to that which transcends it, that is its salvation."
[[If one reads 'The Gospel of Philip' w/i THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY, one will notice that one DOES NOT GET THE RESURRECTION AFTER ONE IS DEAD ~ but rather WHILE ONE IS STILL ALIVE: i.e one's ego must be totally absorbed into the divine before one dies - not after!!! How does this happen? SIMPLE: Turn from being a "pretentious" pebble ~~ to "the clod" of William Blake's poem ~"THE CLOD & THE PEBBLE" where you learn how to blend "with all & everything"....]]
THE TRIPLE WAY:
""...the triple way of knowledge, work & love becomes the keynote to the whole of Yoga, for that is the direct means for the soul in mind to rise to its highest intensities where it passes upward into the divine oneness."
[[For instance, as St. Paul says in 1COR 13:1:
"If I should speak with the tongues of men & of angels, but do not have charity, I have become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal."]]
And continuing the same thought: "...But the gnostic being is a complete enjoyment and possession of the whole divine & spiritual nature; and it is a complete lifting of the whole nature of man into its power of a divine & spiritual existence....[and] each of the three ways at its height, if it is pursued with a certain largeness, can take into itself THE POWERS OF THE OTHERS ["MY EMPHASIS"] and lead to their fulfillment. It is therefore sufficient to start BY ONE OF THEM ["MY ENMPHASIS"] and find the point at which it meets the other at first parallel lines of advance and melts into them by its own widenings."
[[I, lebeau, take from these words the following:
IF YOU TAKE THE PATH OF 'LOVE' ~ YOU WILL KNOW HOW 'TO ACT'; IF THE PATH OF 'GNOSIS' (KNOWLEDGE) ~ YOU WILL LEARN THE NECESSITY FOR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE; and for those WHO 'JUST DO' GOOD ACTIONS (WITH A GOOD HEART) ~ THE DOORS TO THE OTHER TWO PATHS WILL FORK IN THE ROAD....AND SINCE ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE WHICH PATH TO FIRST TAKE ON THE ROAD TO FULLNESS WITH GOD ~ (PERHAPS BEING DECIDED ITSELF BY "KARMIC" IMPLICATIONS) ~ EVENTUALLY, FOR ALL GOOD SOULS WITH GOOD SPIRIT ~ THE LOTUS FLOWER OF SOUL-SPIRIT WILL FULLY UNFOLD & BLOSSOM WITHIN: This triggers the DIRECT DIVINE COMMUNICATION!!! THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT THE GREAT SAINTS & MYSTICS OF BOTH EAST & WEST KNEW OF ~~ THAT LEADS TO BLISS!!!]]
THE INTEGREL PERFECTION:
[[In the NEW TESTAMNET, Jesus says, "TURN & BECOME LIKE LITTLE CHILDREN..." How does Aurobindo put this PERFECTION into a philosophical context?]]
"A spiritual desire of the Divine & of divine perfection, of a unity with him in all of our being & a spiritual perfection in all our nature, is the effective sign of this CHANGE ["TURNING"]~ the precursory power of a great integrel conversion of our being & living....(MAN CAN GO NO FURTHER THAN BY THE EFFORTS OF HIS MIND...) "A greater perfection can only be arrived at by the higher power entering in and taking up the whole action of the being....[[THIS WOULD BE IN HARMONY WITH THE OPENING LINES OF 'The Gospel of Thomas' AS NOTED PREVIOUSLY ON THIS WEBSITE.]] "...The mundane ideal regards man always as a mental, vital & physical being and it aims at a human perfection...yet not sufficiently full & wide, because it ignores the other greater element of our being which the mind vaguely conceives as the spiritual element and leaves it either undeveloped or insufficiently satisfied as merely some high occasional or added derivatory experience, the result of the action of mind in its exceptional aspects or dependent upon mind for its presence & persistence...."
"A Yoga of integrel perfection regards man as a divine spiritual being involved in mind, life, & body [and] ...rejects nothing that is essential in the mundane aim, but enlarges it, finds & transfigures it from a limited, earthly & mortal thing to a figure of intimate, divine & immortal vlaues.
The integrel Yoga meets that religious ideal at several points, but goes beyond it in the sense of a greater wideness....[where] the integrel Yogi founds itself on a conception of the spiritual being as on omnipresent existence., the fulness of which comes not essentially by a transference to other worlds or a cosmic self-extinction, but by a growth out of what we now phenomenally into the consciousness of the omnipresent reality which we always are in the essence of our being."
(AND ENDING THIS SECTION & PART II OF THIS BOOK, SRI STATES THE FOLLOWING AS A SUMMARY THOUGHT):
"Admitting the supracosmic truth & life in worlds beyond, it admits to the terrestrail of a continued term of the one existence and a change of individual and communal life on earth as a strain of its divine meaning....
To open oneself to the supracosmic Divine is an essential condition of this integrel perfection; to untie oneself with the universal Divine is another essential condition...[where] it is impossible to change the human nature into the divine or make it an instrument of divine knowledge, will & joy of existence, unless there is a union with the supreme Being, Consciousness & Bliss and a unity with its universal Self in all things & beings...."
[[THIS ENDS PART II on the INTEGREL YOGA. PART III now concerns itself with the journey TOWARD A SPIITUAL AGE.]]
[[A CHANGING OF MASS MIND: A PROCESS DIRECTED BY THE SPIRIT]
"...the most vital issue of the age is whether the future progress of humanity is to be governed by the modern economic & materialistic mind of the West or by a nobler pragmatism guided, uplifted & enlightened by spiritaul culture & knowledge. The West never really succeeded in spiritualizing itself & latterly it has been habituated almost exclusively by an action in the external geoverned by political & economic ideals & necessities...the hope of the world lies in re-arousing in the East of the old spiritual practicality & large & profound vision & power of organization under the insistent contact of the West & in the flooding out of the light of Asia & the Occident, no longer in forms that are now static, effete, unadaptive, but in new forms stirred, dynamic, and effective....
(With the best thing that can happen): "...[that] a new spiritual awakening must arise from the depths of this vast life that shall this time more successfully include in its scope the great problems of earthly life as well as those of the soul & its transmundane destinies, an awakening that shall ally itself closely with the renascent spiritual seeking of the West and with its yearning for the perfection of the human race....
Something is needed which tries to be born; but, as yet, in the phrase of the Veda, the Mother holds herself compressed in smallness, keeps the Birth concealed within her being and will not give it forth to the Father. When she becomes great in impulse & conception, then we shall see it born...."
[[I, lebeau, see the fruition of these things by the FULLER understanding of the ideas as postulated in THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY which even Hans Jonas (in THE GNOSTIC RELIGION) had stated that the ideas contained within the gnostic concepts ~ were not a religion, but SUBLIME SPIRITUAL CONCEPTS!!! Even this FULLNESS has been further stipulated in the magnificent work of "PISITS SOPHIA" ~ the ideas of which arer perculating in every culture throughout the world, but are still not seen by crass materialists.!!!]]
THE SPIRITAUL ~ THE SUPERMIND & THE HOUR OF GOD"
And Aurobindo continues, "In the hour of God cleanse thy soul of all self deceit & hypocrisy and vain self-flattering that thou mayst look straight into thy spirit & hear that which summons it. All insincerity of nature once thy defence against the eye of the Master & the light of the ideal, becomes now a gap in thy armour & invites the blow...But being pure cast aside all fear; for the hour is often terrible a fire and a whirlwind and a tempest, a treading of the winepress of the wrath of God; but he who can stand up in it on the truth of his purpose is he who shall stand; even though he fall,he shall rise again...Nor let worldly prudence whisper too closely in thy ear; for it is the hour of the unexpected."
[[These are truths echoed even in THE NEW TESTAMENT where only the pure of heart will seize THE BREATH OF THE BANNER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ("MOTHER" of Sri) and carry them forward during the stressful times of change ~ a change that must come sooner or later by these very same """catalysts""" who carry the message pure & unrelentless so eventually the mass of humanity turns itself and then ---THE AWAKENING CAN BEGIN!!!]]
"All great changes therefore find their first clear and effective power and their direct shaping force in the mind & spirit OF AN INDIVIDUAL ("MY EMPHASIS")or of a limited number of individuals.... [['A FEW']]
(and Sri describes the conditions of change): "If the spiritual change of which we have been speaking is to be effected, it must unite two conditions which have to be simultaneously statisfied but are most difficult to bring together. There must be the individual and the individuals who are able to see, to develop, to recreate themselves into the image of the Spirit & to communicate both their idea & its power to the mass. And there must be at the same time a mass, a society, a communal mind or at least the constituents of a group body, the possibility of a group soul which is capable of receiving & effectively assimilating, ready to follow & effectively arrive, not compelled by its own inherent deficiencies, its defect of preparation to stop on the way or fall back before the decisive change is made. Such a simultaneity has never yet happened, although the appearance of it has sometimes been created by the ardour of the moment...."
[[WHAT THIS MEANS IN MODERN TEMINOLOGY, IS THAT A 'SILLY OL' ANT' WITH A SPIRITUAL VISION, CAN INDEED 'MOVE A RUBBER TREE PLANT' even while others ignore ~ laugh at and ridicule & scorn to the hights that same poor but non-discouraged ant.!!!]]
"...Even if the conditions of society & the principal & rule that govern society are opposed to the spiritual change, even if these belong wholly to the vital, to the external, the economic, the mechanical order, as is certainly the way at present with human masses, yet if the common human mind has begun to admit the ideas proper to the higher order that is in the end to be, and the heart of man has begun to be stirred by aspirations born of these ideas, then there is a HOPE [["MY EMPHASIS"]] of some advance in the not too distant future."
[[as in..."OOPS THERE GOES ANOTHER RUBBER TREE PLANT!!!"]]
These ideas are likely first to declare their trend in philosophy [[THE GNOSTICS]] in psychological thinking, [[some alien abductions are NOT due to internal psychological trauma]] in the arts, poetry, painting, sculpture, music, in the main ideas of ethics, in the application of subjective principles by thinkers to social questions, even perhaps, though this is a perilous effort, to politics & economics, that hard refractory earth matter which most resist all but a gross utilitarian treatment...."
[[THIS VERY WEBSITE MAKES REFERENCE TO OR LINKS TO MANY OF THESE VERY CONCERNS OF AUROBINDO IN THE ESSAYS & POEMS PRESENTED ~ AS WELL AS THE SOCIAL & ECONOMIC ISSUES THAT ARE UNMASKING OUR FALSE REALITY(as in "A TAXING SITUATION"), WHICH IS BEING "PACKAGED" BY THOSE WHO DO NOT CARE FOR YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN'S WELFARE; AS YOU 'DIGEST' THESE ISSUES, IT SHOULD -HOPEFULLY- BRING ABOUT THE BEGINNING PROCESS OF THIS SPIRITUAL AWAKENING WHERE REAL MEN & WOMEN, INTENT ON A COMMON HUMAN BOND WILL RECOGNIZE THEIR TRUE ROOT IN THE ONE TRUE FATHER-GOD OF ALL WHO EXISTS BOTH OUTSIDE THE PHYSICAL REALMS, BUT INSIDE EACH & EVERY ONE OF US!!!]]
HOW THIS FREEDOM WILL BE FULLY EFFECTUATED AS PER AUROBINDO:
"It is enough to say that a spiritual human society would start & try to realize three essential truths of existence which all Nature seems to be an attempt to hide by their opposites and which therefore are as yet for the mass of mankind only words & dreams, God, freedom, unity. Three things which are one, FOR YOU CANNOT REALIZED FREEDOM & UNITY UNLESS YOU REALIZE GOD ("MY EMPHASIS") you cannot possess freedom & unity unless you possess God, possess at once your highest self and the self of all creatures. The freedom & unity which otherwise go by that name, are simply attempts of our subjection & our division to get away from themselves by shutting their eyes while they turn somersaults around their own centre. When man is able to see God & possess him, then he will know real freedom and arrive at real unity, never otherwise....When the ego pivot is abandoned, and this ego-hunt ceases, then man gets his first real chance of achieving spirituality in his inner & outer life. It will not be enough, but it will be a commencement, a true gate & not a blind entrance."
[[THIS IS ANOTHER WAY OF INTRODUCING THE GNOSTIC CONCEPT OF 'THE GOSPEL OF THOMAS': ONCE YOU KNOW YOURSELVES FROM WITHIN, THEN YOU WILL BE KNOWN FROM WITHOUT...BUT FIRST YOU MUST KNOW & EXECUTE THE 114 SAYINGS OF THIS SAME GNOSTIC GOSPEL; "SPIRITUAL JOB OPPORTUNITY" HAS BEEN SET UP ON THIS VERY WEBSITE TO EFFECTUATE THIS VERY SENTIMENT OF SRI AUROBINDO!]]
Sri ends this section on the conditions necessary for the coming of the spiritual age with the following quote:
"A religion of humanity means the growing realization that there is a secret Spirit ~ a divine Reality ~ in which we are all one, that humanity is the highest present vehicle on earth, that the human race & human beings are the means by which it will progressively reveal itself here. It implies a growing attempt to live out the knowledge & bring about a kingdom of the divine Spirit upon earth. By its growth within us oneness with our fellow-men will become the leading principle of all our life, not merely a principle of cooperation, bu a deeper brotherhood, a real & inner sense of unity & equality & common life. There must be a realization by the individual that only in the life of his fellow-men is his own life complete. These must be the realization by the race that only on the free & full life of the individual can its own perfection & permanent happiness be founded. There must be too a discipline & a way to salvation in accordance with this religion, that is to say, a means by which it can be developed by each man within himself, so that it may be developed in the life of the race."
[[THE NEXT SECTION WILL CONCERN ITSELF WITH THE SUPERMIND IN THE EVOLUTION.]]
Sri's vision of developing the SUPERMIND was to seed proper education which was developed at AUROVILLE, in Pondicherry, India, via his mother after Aurobindo's death and carried forward through his followers.
Some educational principles to adhere to in NURTURING the true student:
The teacher does NOT impart knowledge, but shows the student how to acquire knowledge for him/herself....
As quoted in the EPILOGUE of this book under analysis:
"Everyone has in him [her] something divine, something his own, a chance of perfection & strength in however small a sphere [[witness the poem "MY~STARFISH", FOR INSTANCE]] which God offers him to take or refuse. The task is to find it, develop it and use it. The chief aim of education should be to help the growing soul to draw out that in itself which is best & makes it perfect for a noble use....
The third principle of education is to work from the near to the far, from that which is to that which shall be."
ON AUROVILLE: "To be an Aurovillian one must at least belong to the enlightened humanity and aspire to the higher consciousness, that which will govern the race of tomorrow. Always higher & always better, beyond the egoistic limitations."
"THE MOTHER" on EDUCATION:
"The most important one is that the unity of the human race can be achieved neither through uniformity nor through dominion & subjugation [[like the reeducation camps of the negative KINGDOM OF MAN who institute things for control of the masses only!!!]] A synthetic organization of all nations-- each one occupying its own place in accordance with its own genius, and the role it has to play in the whole, can alone effect a comprehensive & progressive unification which may have some chance of enduring. And if the synthesis is to be a living thing, the grouping should be done around a central idea as high & wide as possible, and in which all tendencies, even the most contradictory, would find their respective places. That idea is to give man the conditions of life necessary for preparing him to manifest the new force that will create the race of tomorrow."
AND ON THE SCIENCE OF LIVING: "Your aim should be high & wide, generous & disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself & all...But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realized, unless you have realized perfection in yourself."
[[THIS IS WHAT I HAVE UNDERSTOOD VIA THE SACRED WRITINGS OF "THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY & "PISTIS SOPHIA" which I have alluded to many times via this website....To paraphrase THE GOSPEL OF PHILIP: When we have perfected ourselves, we gain the resurrection...and in the "PISTIS SOPHIA", once we have become self-realized men & women, we are sent back to gain the "inner" gnosis ~ sent by THE VIRGIN OF LIGHT (the inner manifestation of the HOLY SPIRIT HERSELF -"MOTHER"); as I read the implications of these two sacred works as well as the words of Sri's own mother (great souls), these do become the "BROTHERS" as Jesus spoke of in the gnostic writings....So hopefully, this type of school becomes, in effect, the SPAWNING GROUNDS FOR DIVINE BEINGS...WHO HAVE ATTAINED 'CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS'!!! This ends my analysis of SRI AUROBINDO, but hopefully, for the sensitive reader of these words, it has SPAWNED a yearning to become a great teacher ~ a great soul ~ and a humble servant of our FATHER-MOTHER GOD ~ as manifested via "THE VOICE" OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF TRUTH as executed through "THE WORD" (LOGOS) who lives a life of forgiveness to all & an honoring of all life....THESE WILL BE THE FUTURE TEACHERS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD....NOW & FOREVER....]]