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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Unconscious in Countless Forms


"Consciousness, continually in danger of being led astray by its own light and of becoming a rootless will o’ the wisp, longs for the healing power of nature, for the deep wells of being and for unconscious communion with life in all its countless forms." ……….C.G. Jung, Symbols of Transformation
All form of worship, whether it be rituals or an object of worship such as an idol, are aimed at the transformation of our waking consciousness which is led astray by our own nurturing through family, society and the teachers of both worldly knowledge or well as spiritual wisdom. This is what Jung says in the above quote. This corrupted consciousness is the foundation for our Maya or illusions of reality. This is termed as ‘Avidya’ in Vedic philosophy. But by Divine ordination every creature is destined to ultimately merge  with the cosmic consciousness. This is what the Catholic theologian and palaeontologist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in his study of evolution proposed that all cosmos is evolving towards a Omega Point. This also the concept in Vedic philosophy of a Brahma’s day and Brahma’s night, where all manifestation or evolution happen during the Brahma’s day and the period of ultimate dissolution or Pralaya in Brahma’s night. Created consciousness resides in duality as the distorted image of the Divine.
The individual consciousness is not left to its own fancy in its rampant existence but provided with a deep layer of revealing wisdom in the very ecosystem where we exist. Sri Aurobindo, in one of his interviews, said with a great insight:
“It is not sufficient to realise the higher consciousness in meditation. Its working presence should be felt even while doing the ordinary works of life. But Supermind proper is Divine Consciousness which arranges and guides the movements of the Universe. This Consciousness must be made to be our normal nature, and allowed to descend and transform our mind, life and body. Human effort is of no use. There should be complete surrender so that the higher power will come down and work. It is not difficult to realise Supramental Consciousness but it is very difficult to make it active. Therefore several great souls after realising this consciousness worked through mind and reduced it to mental terms. Therefore they could not experience the working of the Supramental Consciousness in its true nature.”
There are two points which Aurobindo makes in the above statement which are of prime importance. The first is that “Divine consciousness arranges and guides the movement of the Universe”. This defines the unfathomable truth as to the very structure of both the microcosm and the macrocosm. In this context it is apt to an ongoing debate among mathematicians whether new mathematical proofs are ‘created’ or ‘discovered’.
Hungarian mathematician, Paul Erdos (1913-1999), one of the greatest minds, strongly supported the view that mathematical proofs are discovered. Erdos often referred to “The Book,” in which God had written down all the most important and elegant mathematical proofs. He insisted that mathematicians didn’t create mathematical proofs; if their proof was an important one, they had discovered it in “The Book.” Though Erdos didn’t believe in God (who he termed the “Supreme Fascist”), he argued that while you didn’t have to believe in God, you did have to believe in “The Book.”. This is what we call ‘laws of nature’ which define the structure and dynamics of all the matter from quarks to the cosmos.
The second point Aurobindo makes is that “Human effort is of no use. There should be complete surrender so that the higher power will come down and work”. This is the “healing power of nature” which Jung talks of. This surrender is not of a passive nature. It is a dynamic acceptance or faith, through a laser focus, for full receptivity. As Divine consciousness, which is present in all structures and in its dynamics of the universe, is the basic substrate of all manifestations, only the highest level of resonance can open up its content to the individual. For perfect resonance, the impedance of the source and the receiver have to be exactly matched. As Divine consciousness has no impedance, the receptive individual consciousness must also have a Zero impedance. This is the concept in Buddhism of ‘No Mind’. This also is the nature of the surrender that Jung articulates. Let me conclude this article with a quote from Robin Robertson, a contemporary Jungian analyst, clinical psychologist, university professor, writer and lecturer:
“I’ve tried to show how my own creative work has either “emerged” from the unconscious or been “discovered” already lying in the unconscious, waiting for discovery. In some cases, something or someone in the outer world was involved in this process; in other cases, the unconscious provided the impetus on its own. Though I haven’t been explicit in pointing it out, I think in virtually all cases, there has been a synchronicity of events that have led to these works appearing.”
My sincere hope is that this article is helpful in fine tuning our receptivity to the Supermind or Divine mind or Cosmic mind, by whatever name we might call it, with our limited consciousness.
Love to you all.

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