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Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/Index to Philosophy of Supermind.htm
Index to Philosophy of Supermind Book Title:                             Philosophy of Supermind And Contemporary Crisis Authored/Edited:                  Kireet Joshi Associate Editor:                  Ashoke Sen Gupta Delivered at:                              Round-Table on The Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo                                 (15TH August 2003) organised by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research at the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy at Istanbul (Turkey), August 10-17, 2003 Classification:                       Philosophy Sub-classification:                Language:    
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/The Human Aspirations.htm
The Human Aspiration The earliest preoccupation of man in his awakened thoughts and, as it seems, his inevitable and ultimate preoccupation, — for it survives  the longest periods of scepticism and returns after every banishment, — is also the highest which his thought can envisage. It manifests itself in the divination of Godhead, the impulse towards perfection, the search after pure Truth and unmixed Bliss, the sense of a secret immortality. The ancient dawns of human knowledge have left us their witness to this constant aspiration; today we see a humanity satiated but not satisfied by victorious analysis of the externalities of Nature preparing to return to its pri
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/Mind Overmind and Supermind.htm
V Mind, Overmind, and Supermind It is only when we follow the yogic process of quieting the mind itself that a profounder result of our self-observation becomes possible. For first we discover that mind is a subtle substance, a general determinate — or generic indeterminate — which mental energy when it operates throws into forms or particular determinations of itself, thoughts, concepts, percepts, mental sentiments, activities of will and reactions of feeling, but which, when the energy is quiescent, can live either in an inert torpor or in an immobile silence and peace of self-existence. Next we see that the determinations of o
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/The Peril of the World-State.htm
The Peril of the World-State The State principle leads necessarily to uniformity, regulations, mechanisation; its inevitable end is socialism. There is nothing fortuitous, no room for chance in political and social development, and the emergence of socialism was no accident or a thing that might or might not have been, but the inevitable result contained in the very seed of the State idea. It was inevitable from the moment that idea began to be hammered out in practice. The work of the Alfreds and Charlemagnes and other premature national or imperial unifiers contained this as a sure result, for men work almost always without knowing
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/A Message to America.htm
A Message to America I have been asked to send on this occasion of the fifteenth August a message to the West, but what I have to say might be delivered equally as a message to the East. It has been customary to dwell on the division and difference between these two sections of the human family and even oppose them to each other; but, for myself I would rather be disposed to dwell on oneness and unity than on division and difference. East and West have the same human nature, a common human destiny, the same aspiration after a greater perfection, the same seeking after something higher than itself, something towards which inwardly and even o
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/Suggested Solutions and Their Inadequacy.htm
Suggested Solutions and Their Inadequacy A rational and scientific formula of the vitalistic and materialistic human being and his life, a search for a perfected economic society and the democratic cultus of the average man are all that the modern mind presents us in this crisis as a light for its solution.  Whatever the truth supporting these ideas, this is clearly not enough to meet the need of a humanity which is missioned to evolve beyond itself or, at any rate, if it is to live, must evolve far beyond anything that it at present is.  A life-instinct in the race and in the average man himself has felt the inadequacy and has been driving toward
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/The Advent and Progress of the Spiritual Age.htm
The Advent and Progress of the Spiritual Age A society that lives not by its men but by its institutions is not a collective soul, but a machine; its life becomes a mechanical product and ceases to be a living growth.  Therefore the coming of a spiritual age must be preceded by the appearance of an increasing number of individuals who are no longer satisfied with the normal intellectual, vital and physical existence of man, but perceive that a greater evolution is the real goal of humanity and attempt to effect it in themselves, to lead others to it and to make it the recognised goal of the race.  In proportion as they succeed and to the deg
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/The Conditions of a Free-World Union.htm
The Conditions of a Free-World Union           A FREE world-union must in its very nature be a complex unity based on a diversity and that diversity must be based on free self-determination.  A mechanical unitarian system would regard in its idea the geographical groupings of men as so many conveniences for provincial division, for the convenience of administration, much in the same spirit as the French Revolution reconstituted France with an entire disregard of old natural and historic divisions.  It would regard mankind as one single nation and it would try to efface the old separative national spirit altogether; it would arrange its system probably
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/On Materialism.htm
II ON MATERIALISM I The materialist has an easier field; it is possible for him by denying Spirit to arrive at a more readily convincing simplicity of statement, a real Monism, the Monism of Matter or else of Force. But in this rigidity of statement it is impossible for him to persist permanently. (p.7). * (…) The denial of the materialist although more insistent and immediately successful, more facile in its appeal to the generality of mankind, is yet less enduring, less effective finally than the absorbing and perilous refusal of the ascetic. For it carries within itself its own cure. Its most powerful elemen
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Philosophy of Supermind and Contemporary Crisis/Characteristics of the Integral Yoga.htm
Characteristics of the Integral Yoga The passage from the lower to the higher is the aim of Yoga; and this passage may effect itself by the rejection of the lower and escape into the higher, — the ordinary viewpoint, — or by the transformation of the lower and its elevation to the higher Nature.  It is this, rather, that must be the aim of an integral Yoga.            But in either case it is always through something in the lower that we must rise into the higher existence, and the schools of Yoga each select their own point of departure or their own gate of escape.  They specialise certain activities of the lower Prakriti and turn them towards th