SUPERMIND




The supramental by its very definition is the Truth­ Consciousness, Truth in possession of itself and fulfilling itself by its own power.
SRI AUROBINDO

The Supermind is in its very essence a truth-consciousness, a consciousness always free from the Ignorance which is the foundation of our present natural or evolutionary existence and from which nature in us is trying to arrive at self-knowledge and world-knowledge and a right consciousness and the right use of our existence in the universe. The Supermind, because it is a truth-consciousness, has this knowledge inherent in it and this power of true existence; its course is straight and can go direct to its aim, its field is wide and can even be made illimitable. This is because its very nature is knowledge: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in its own right ....
SRI AUROBINDO

A new consciousness must manifest on earth and in man. Only the appearance of a new force and light and power accompanying the descent of the supramental consciousness into this world can raise man out of the anguish and pain and misery in which he is submerged. For only the supramental consciousness bringing down upon earth a higher poise and a purer and truer light can achieve the great miracle of transformation. . . . The integral Yoga aims at scaling all the degrees of consciousness from the ordinary mental consciousness to a supramental and divine consciousness and, when the ascent is completed, to return to the material world and infuse it with the supramental force and consciousness that have been won, so that this earth may be gradually transformed into a supramental and divine world.
THE MOTHER

Supramental Manifestation
It will be welcome.

Scadoxus multiflorus [Haemanthns multiflorus]
Blood lily, Football lily
Very large striking ball-like head composed of numerous stalked flowers with six narrow coral pink petals and prominent light red stamens; borne on a thick scape before the leaves appear. A bulbous plant with fleshy green leaves spotted reddish at the base.

Photo Courtesy:Blanu

Supramental Influence
Innumerable and rapid in its action.

Macfadyena unguis-cati [Doxantha unguis-cati]
Cat's claw. Cat's claw trumpet, Funnel creeper
Medium-sized deep golden yellow delicately scented campanulate-funnelform flower with a flattened corolla tube and a broad oblique limb divided into five rounded lobes; usually borne in axillary pairs. A vigorous vine with tendrils that grasp like a cat's claw.


Supramental Action
An action that is not exclusive but total.

Barringtonia asiatica
Medium-sized fragrant white four-petaled flower filled with numerous stamens tinged with purplish pink; borne on short erect racemes; the flower opens in the evening and fades in the morning. A small tree with very large glossy leaves.


Photo Courtesy: Bahamutzero

Aspiration for Supramental Guidance in the Subconscient

Intense need of order, light and knowledge in the subconscient penumbra.

Pachystachys coccinea
Cardinal’s-guard
Small bright red to dark red bilabiate flower with the upper lip divided into two lobes and the lower into three; borne on erect bracteate spikes. A medium-sized herbaceous shrub with large ovate opposite leaves and a somewhat open habit.

Photo Courtesy: Van Swearingen

Aspiration in Physical for the Supramental Light
Clustered, persistent, obstinate, organised, methodical.

Ixora javanica [Ixora singaporensis]
Common red ixora, Javanese ixora
Small golden orange to red orange salverform flower with a long thin corolla tube and a limb divided into four somewhat diamond-shaped lobes; borne in large compact corymbs. A large shrub in bloom most of the year.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Aspiration of the Mind for the Supramental Guidance
The mind feels that its complexity is powerless and asks for a greater light to illuminate it.

Justicia aurea
Medium-sized yellow tubular flower with the corolla partly divided into two lips, emerging from a conspicuous dark green bract; in dense brushlike terminal spikes. An erect narrow shrub with four-sided stems.




Awakening of the first Response of the Nature to the Supramental Manifestation
Interested, she opens herself and tries to understand.

Jatropha integerrima
Peregrina, Spicy jatropha
  1. Small reddish pink flower with five narrow rounded separated petals and conspicuous anthers; borne in long-stemmed terminal cymes. A shrub with variable leaf forms which are often fiddle-shaped.
  2. Another form is a small light pink cup-shaped flower with rounded petals and conspicuous yellow anthers.
Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr
 
Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

First Response of the Subconscient to the Supramental Action

The open door to realisation.

Jatropha podagrica
Gout plant, Tartogo, Australian bottle plant
Tiny bright orange flowers with five rounded separated petals and an orange stalk; borne in compound cymes. A low shrub with swollen stems and large-lobed peltate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Beauty Aspiring for the Supramental Realisation
Beauty is no longer sufficient unto itself; it wants to become divine.

Narcissus poeticus
Poet's narcissus, Pheasant's eye narcissus
Medium-sized very fragrant snow white flower with six rounded or pointed petals and a small orange or yellow central cup; borne singly or in umbels on scapes. A spring-blooming bulb.

Photo Courtesy: Naturenick

Beginning of the Supramental Realisation
Of charming beauty it is the herald of victory.

Butea monosperma
Flame-of-the-forest. Palas
Dense racemes of medium sized bright red-orange papilionaceous flowers; small to medium-sized tree

Photo Courtesy: Tony

Consciousness Turned towards the Supramental Light
It thirsts for truth and will find its satisfaction only in the truth.

Helianthus
Sunflower
Medium to large single compositae flowers with a prominent centre of brown or green disc florets and yellow orange ray florets; borne singly. An annual or perennial herb.

Photo Courtesy: Papalars

Intensity of the Consciousness in the Full Supramental Light

It is radiant and shining in order to illuminate the world.

Helianthus
Sunflower
Medium to large fully double yellow compositae flowers; borne singly or in corymbs. An annual or perennial herb.

Photo Courtesy: Ogrodnikk

Body-Consciousness undergoing the Supramental Transformation
Solid and resolute, it faces all difficulties.

Helianthus
Sunflower
Large striking compositae flower with sienna ray florets streaked with golden yellow and a golden aura that radiates from a large dark brown central disc; borne singly or in clusters. An annual or perennial herb.




Future Supramental Centre
What is involved in Nature will evolve and become manifest.

Canna Xgeneralis
Canna lily
Large showy predominantly orange flower with three soft round irregular petals borne in terminal clusters on sturdy stems; erect perennial rhizomatous herb with lush foliage.


Supramental Friendship with the Divine

Luminous and light, always smiling.

Canna indica
Indian-shot, Queensland, Arrowroot, Achira
Small glowing Bright yellow flower with slender erect irregularly shaped petals; borne in terminal racemes on long stems. An erect perennial rhizomatous herb with lush foliage.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Connection between the Supermind and the Physical
Physical centre open and full of the Supramental Light. On the way to transformation, generous and powerful.

Canna Xgeneralis
Canna lily
Large showy flowers with three soft round irregular petals, all bicoloured orange and red flowers; borne in terminal clusters on sturdy stems erect perennial rhizomatous herb with lush foliage.

Photo Courtesy: Cannanews


Matter Aspiring for the Supramental Guidance
Dissatisfied and troubled. Matter asks for a powerful guide to put it in order.

Odontonema strictum
Small red curving tubular flower with five irregularly separated flaring lobes; borne in erect branching racemes. A small to medium shrub with wavy-edged leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Matter under the Supramental Guidance

The condition required for its transformation.

Hamelia patens
Scarlet bush, Firebush
Small orange narrow tubular candlelike flower borne in terminal cymes. A shrub or small tree with oblong lanceolate leaves in whorls.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Matter Prepares Itself to Receive the Supramental
Matter strives to free itself from old habits in order to prepare for the new realisation.

Erythrina variegata
Coral tree
Medium-sized bright orange flowers with long exserted orange red stamens; the leaves are heavily variegated with yellow along the veins and midrib. A large deciduous tree.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals



Aspires to be Supramentalised
The first response of plant life to the action of the supramental forces.

Stictocardia beraviensis
Medium-sized funnelform flower with a glowing rose red satiny recurved limb and a wide deep yellow throat prominently lined with red; borne in few-flowered clusters from the leaf axils. A strong woody twiner with large heart-shaped leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals

Realisation of the Supramental Riches
Can manifest only after the transformation of human consciousness.

Pterospermum acerifolium
Maple-leaved bayur
Large fragrant white flower with five long narrow twisting petals and prominent fleshy cream white sepals that are hairy within a yellow brown without; borne singly or in flowered cymes from the leaf axils. A medium to large ornamental tree with very large leaves, green above and silvery white beneath.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals.com

Response of the Mind to the Supramental Light
Represents an important step towards realisation.


Asclepias curassavica
Blood flower, Swallow wort, Matal, Indian root
Tiny flowers with five yellow petals that curve back towards the stalk and a prominent central golden crown; borne in terminal cymes. A perennial herb with milky sap.


Photo Courtesy: Stan Shebs

Response of the Physical Mind to the Supramental Light
The physical mind eager to understand and be transformed.

Asclepias curassavica
Blood flower, Swallow wort, Matal, Indian root
Tiny flowers with five orange red petals that curve back towards the stalk and a prominent central orange crown; borne in terminal cymes. A perennial herb with milky sap.


Photo Courtesy: Sergey

Success in Supramental Work
The result of a patient labour and perfect consecration.


Cochlospermum religiosum
Silk-cotton tree. Yellow silk-cotton tree
Medium-sized golden yellow saucer-shaped flower with five petals and a prominent centre of numerous curving yellow stamens shaded red at the base; borne in few-flowered panicles . A small tree with deeply lobed leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals

Successful Future under the Supramental Influence
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Gaillardia pulchella
Indian blanket, Blanket flower, Fire-wheels
Medium-sized double compositae red flower heavily tipped with yellow trumpet-shaped ray florets encircling the convex central disc; borne singly. A commonly cultivated garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Beautifulcataya

Supramental Artistic Genius
It blossoms in the Light and knows how to manifest it.

Helianthus
Sunflower
Large dark brownish red flower with a golden yellow glow at the tips and backs of the ray florets, and a dark brown central disc flecked with yellow; borne singly or in clusters. An annual or perennial herb.



Supramental Attachment for the Divine

Manifold and smiling, repeating itself endlessly.

Rosa ‘Father’s Day’
Rose
Small double light orange flower borne in small clusters on short stems. A small shrub.

Photo Courtesy: Spedona (Spedona)



Supramental Bird
It remains where it has descended.

Strelitzia reginae
Bird of paradise, Crane flower
Large spectacular orange yellow flower with a dark blue "tongue" that emerges from a folded bract, the whole inflorescence resembling the head of a crested bird; borne on long sturdy stalks. A rhizomatous clumping perennial herb with leaves that are similar to those of the banana plant.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Supramental Consciousness
Gloriously awake and powerful. Luminous, sure of itself, infallible in its movements.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
  1. Large double bright yellow or golden yellow flowers.
  2. Another form has a red centre.
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Photo Courtesy: Sergey

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Photo Courtesy: Buttersweet

Power of the Supramental Consciousness

Organising and active, irresistible in its influence.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Rukmini'
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
  1. Medium to large double flower in deep gold shading to apricot with a red or deep orange centre.
  2. Another form is a medium to large double golden orange flower suffused with deeper orange towards the centre, often with a deep red centre.
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Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr
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Photo Courtesy: Snr.coconut

Effective Power of the Supermind
All-powerful, it imposes itself on all in the certitude of its knowledge.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Large single open cup-shaped flower with a large deep pink centre shading to light orange towards the outer edges of the petals.




Supramental Beauty in the Physical
Its promise is charming.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
  1. Medium-sized single light golden orange flower with orange veins and a deep red centre.
  2. Another form is a large single deep salmon pink flower changing to cream yellow at the edges of the petals, with a deep red centre.
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Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke
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Beauty of Supramental Love
(Flower of Auroville)

It invites us to live at its height

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
  1. Large single salmon pink flower with broadly overlapping rounded petals, a small pink centre and a pale pink aura.
  2. Another form is medium to large with each petal delicately shaded yellow and a pale pink aura.
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Photo Courtesy: Nemo's great uncle

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Photo Courtesy: Kimberlyfaye

Beauty of Supramental Youth
Exquisite in its freshness, powerful in its undeniable beauty.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
Medium-sized single flower with recurved soft salmon orange petals specked with pale yellow, reddish veins and a red centre.

Photo Courtesy: Stringrose

Supramental Immortality

It is an established fact, but few human beings have experienced it.

Gomphrena globosa
Globe amaranth, Bachelor's button
Small rounded everlasting heads of bright orange bracts shaded salmon pink at the base papery bracts enfolding minute star-shaped cream white flowers; borne singly on slender stems. An erect branching annual herb.

Photo Courtesy: fui

Supramental Immortality upon Earth
This still remains to be realised.

Helichrysum bracteatum
Strawflower, Golden everlasting. Yellow paper daisy
Small everlasting compositae flower with several rows of stiff papery ray florets and a large buttonlike tuft of golden disc florets; in yellow, orange, red or white; borne singly or in few-flowered terminal clusters. A perennial herb usually grown as an annual.

Photo Courtesy: Tim Waters

Supramental Influence in the Cells

Unexpected variety in colours and qualities.


Lantana
Shrub verbena
Tiny multicoloured and often changeable shades of red, orange, gold and lavender salverform flowers in round compact axillary or terminal heads. A vigorous shrub with coarse strongly scented leaves and a long blooming season.

Photo Courtesy: Nemo's great Uncle

Supramental Influence in the Sex Centre
It is the assurance of the coming conquest of desires.

Cosmos
Medium-sized single compositae flower with eight overlapping delicately toothed ray florets and a tufted centre, in shades of rose, pink and purple; borne singly or in panicles. An annual herb with finely cut leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Kamoda


Tranquility of the Sex Centre when it is under the Influence of the Supramental Light
The Supramental influence liberates man from all that binds him to the animal.

Cosmos bipinnatus
Medium-sized single white compositae flower with eight overlapping delicately toothed ray florets and a tufted centre; borne singly or in panicles. An annual herb with finely cut leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Nemo

Supramental Light in the Sex Centre
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Cosmos sulphurous
Medium-sized single yellow compositae flower with eight overlapping delicately toothed ray florets and a tufted centre; borne singly or in panicles. An annual herb with finely cut leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Supramental Influence in the Subconscient

Under its modest appearance it is a great force of transformation.

Crossandra infundibuliformis
Firecracker flower
Small showy bright orange half-salverform flower with a tiny yellow centre and a limb divided into five irregular rounded lobes; borne in dense four-sided bracted spikes. A low perennial herb.

Photo Courtesy: Nipplerings72

Supramental Light in the Subconscient
Essential condition for transformation.

Crossandra infundibuliformis
Firecracker flower
Small showy bright yellow half-salverform flower with a limb divided into five irregular rounded lobes; borne in dense four-sided bracted spikes. A low perennial herb.

Photo Courtesy: Nipplerings72

Supramental Invocation

The spontaneous attitude of the Supermind before the Divine

Sternbergia lutea
Winter daffodil, Lily of the field
Large golden yellow funnel-shaped flowers with six pointed petals, borne singly on scapes. A small bulbous herb with grasslike leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Manuel M. Ramos


Supramental Knowledge
An infallible vision of problems.
Acacia farnesiana
Sweet acacia, Mimosa bush, Sweet wattle, Scented wattle
Small highly perfumed deep yellow fluffy balls of soft stamens borne in small clusters. A very thorny shrub.

Photo Courtesy: Mike

Supramental Rain
Happy are those who receive it.

Pyrostegia venustaFlame vine, Flame flower, Flaming trump
Medium-sized bright orange flattened tubular flowers with three acutely recurved lobes and a rear lobe that is erect and partially split from the tip; borne in massive cascading clusters. An ornamental vine.

Photo Courtesy: B.navez

Supramental Riches

Riches that are at the disposal of the supramental being and still unknown to man.

Selenicereus
Night-blooming cereus, Moon cereus
Large fragrant pure white nocturnal funnelform flowers with numerous pointed petals and a central cluster of curving stamens; borne singly on pendulous stems from the nodes on the margins of the leaves. A scandent succulent with long narrow pendulous fleshy leaves.


Photo Courtesy: Ulf Eliasson epibase



Supramental Sun
We aspire that its rays may illumine and transform us.

Anthocephalus cadamba
Kadam tree
Medium-sized fragrant deep golden yellow of flowers, studded overall with exerted white stigmas that create a pincushion effect; they are solitary or in pairs and pendulous. A fast-growing but short-lived spreading tree.

Photo courtesy: J.M Garg

Supramentalised Endurance

The attitude is such that difficulties lose their power to harass.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae golden yellow flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: DianthusMoon

Supramentalised Life Energy
Manifold and supple, it has an immortal resistance.

Dendranthema Xgrandiflorum [Chrysanthemum Xmorifolium]
Florists' chrysanthemum
Medium to large double compositae orange yellow flowers in a variety of forms with variously shaped ray florets; borne singly or in loose corymbs. A bushy perennial with aromatic leaves and flowers.

Photo Courtesy: Fanghong

Supramentalised Mental Dignity

Tolerates no pettiness in thought turned towards the Truth.

Dahlia
Medium to large (10-15 cm) fully double orange yellow flowers with symmetrically arranged ray florets in a variety of forms (broad, rounded or cupped).

Photo Courtesy: Cillas

Supramentalised Mind
Mind has become an instrument for transformation.

Thevetia peruviana
Yellow oleander. Be-still tree, Lucky nut
Medium-sized fragrant orange narrow funnel-shaped flower with swirled petals; borne singly. A large shrub or small tree with glossy linear lanceolate leaves and highly poisonous fruits.


Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Supramentalised Plasticity
One of the stages on the way to transformation.

Tagetes erecta
African marigold, Aztec marigold, Big marigold
Medium to large compact double compositae orange to orange yellow flowers with convoluted petals; borne singly or in few-flowered clusters. An annual or perennial herb with strongly aromatic leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Dinesh Valke

Supramentalised Psychic Activity
Luminous, manifold, balanced, it meets all needs.
Callistephus chinensis

China aster
Medium-sized slightly scented double compositae pink flowers with a yellow central disc and numerous narrow ray florets creating a soft pom-pom effect; borne singly. A compact bushy annual.


Supramentalised Vital Transparency

One of the results of conversion.

Callistephus chinensis
China aster
Medium-sized slightly scented double compositae violet flowers with a yellow central disc and numerous narrow ray florets creating a soft pom-pom effect; borne singly. A compact bushy annual.



Supramentalised Psychological Perfection
A psychological perfection aspiring to be Divinised.


Michelia champaca
Champaca, Fragrant champaca
Medium-sized highly fragrant flower with twelve separated pointed petals of cream yellow to golden orange; borne singly among the leaves. A tall handsome evergreen tree.



Receptivity of the Supramentalised Psychic

This is what happens to the psychic that continues to progress.

Gladiolus Xhortulanus
Garden gladiolus
Tall elegant compact one-sided spike of small to medium-sized bicoloured flowers in shades of pink and orange with six flared petals that are often ruffled and frilled; a bulbous plant with sword-shaped leaves.

Picture not available.

Supramentalised Receptivity
The receptivity of tomorrow.

Gladiolus Xhortulanus
Garden gladiolus
Tall elegant compact one-sided spike of small to medium-sized pink or rose pink flowers with six flared petals that are often ruffled and frilled; a bulbous plant with sword-shaped leaves.

Photo Curtesy: John Kratz

Supramentalised Wealth
Wealth placed at the service of the Divine.

Nymphaea
Water lily
Large showy usually very fragrant pink flowers with a prominent golden yellow centre and with numerous narrow pointed or rounded petals, many prominent erect stamens and four petal- like sepals; borne singly on long stems, either floating or held above the water. An aquatic rhizomatous herb with large floating peltate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Paolo Bertinetto

Vegetal Goodwill towards the Supramental Forces
Each does what it can.

Cuphea micropetala
Small cream yellow tubular flower tinged orange at the base, borne in leafy terminal racemes. A many-stemmed subshrub with lanceolate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Eric

Vital Opening to the Supramental Light
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Barleria
Small bluish purple salverform flowers with yellow centre; with five rounded separated lobes that emerge from a spiny bracted spike. An erect spiny shrub and herb.

Picture not available.