Aspects of Life


Obstacles, Anachronisms

  1. Any method that outlived its use can turn into an obstacle.
    • Form in disuse is obstacle.
  2. Anachronisms are invisible obstacles, obstacles for the growth of spirit.
    • Attachment to the obsolete is anachronism.
  3. A method that has taken its form in the physical and is therefore rigid becomes an obstacle.
    • Physical anachronisms are obstacles.
  4. Obstacles stubbornly prevent progress of the present.
    • Progress is flexible, obstacles are rigid. Flexible progress, rigid obstacle.
  5. Anachronisms are subtle in effect and sap the energies of mind that are needed for progress.
    • Anachronisms drain subtle energies.
    • Anachronisms subtly drain the energies.
  6. Anachronisms are fortified by archaic sentiments.
    • Archaic sentiments are mental anachronisms.
  7. Physical obstacles are insurmountable.
    • Any obstacle can be overcome, not the physical.
  8. Vital obstacles are ferocious in their energies of opposition.
    • Voluminous support, ferocious opposition.
  9. Mental obstacles are that of ego and seal the fate of progress.
    • Mind becomes an obstacle in the ego.
  10. Obstacles are symbols of the being's determination to cherish the present.
    • Enjoyment of the present (is the obstacle).

Relationship between the part & the whole

  1. The result in a work is, apart from all other things, determined by the relation of the individual and the work atmosphere.
  2. A similar relationship exists between: the part and the whole; one part and the other part.
  3. A result is arrived at as suits the existing conditions. It is the minimum result.
  4. The maximum result is for the best relationship of the parts, the whole and the inter-relationship of the parts.
  5. Such relationships exist between the three planes, viz. physical, subtle, causal.
  6. Relationship that governs the consciousness and substance too has a determining character.

Subtle is powerful

  1. The invisible plane of life is as much a field of production as the factory that manufactures goods and the land that produces the grain.
  2. In fact, being subtle, the life plane is more productive.
  3. Historically, all phases of development have begun only like this.
  4. Subtlety knows at first sight.
  5. One must be subtle to appreciate the surprise sprung on you.
  6. An act exists in three planes - gross physical, subtle, causal.
    • Its components are assembled in the physical (gross); it moves in the subtle plane; it is accomplished in the causal plane.

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Saturation

  1. The horizontal expansion must be complete for the ascent to take place.
  2. Ascent to the next plane is possible only when this plane is saturated with energy
  3. Descent from above too demands saturation of another type.
  4. Saturation is at the levels of aspiration, energy, force, power, results.
  5. Saturation of a plane is to exhaust the potentials of that plane.
  6. Saturation, exhaustion of potentials, intensity, perfection, uniqueness are important concepts in ascent and descent.
  7. cent is slow steady progress. Descent is vast, fast progress. Where they meet, progress is instantaneous and infinite.

Secrecy

  1. Any accomplishment is in Silence and Secrecy.
  2. Accomplishment without secrecy belongs to a few planes above.

Future Education Conference

We are pleased to invite you to participate in a one-day conference on Future Education in India being organized at Anandha Inn, Pondicherry on January 28, 2018 to consider the changes needed in our schools and to examine successful strategies that are already being applied by schools in India and overseas. 

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