REALISATION

Realisation is ... when something for which you are aspiring becomes real to you; e.g. you have the idea of the Divine in all, but it is only an idea, a belief; when you feel or see the Divine in all, it becomes a realisation.
SRI AUROBINDO

In a more deep and spiritual sense a concrete realisation is that which makes the thing realised more real, dynamic, intimately present to the consciousness than any physical thing can be.
SRI AUROBINDO

Realisations are the reception in the conscious- ness and the establishment there of the fundamental truths of the Divine, of the Higher or Divine Nature, of the world-consciousness and the play of its forces, of one's own self and real nature and the inner nature of things, the power of these things growing in one till they are a part of one's inner life and existence, - as for instance, the realisation of the Divine Presence, the descent and settling of the higher Peace, Light, Force, Ananda in the conscious- ness, their workings there, the realisation of the divine or spiritual love, . . . the clear perception of the relation of all these things to our present inferior nature and their action on it to change that lower nature.
SRI AUROBINDO

Realisation
The goal of our efforts.

Delonix regia
Flamboyant, Peacock flower, Flame tree, Royal poinciana
Large striking pale orange to deep red flowers with four widely separated clawed petals and one larger petal that is white to cream or yellow, splashed and edged with red or orange red; borne in terminal corymbs. A beautiful spreading tree of medium size.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

Beginning of Realisation
Full of promise and hope, it radiates joy and confidence.

Sesbania grandiflora
Scarlet wistaria tree, Vegetable humming-bird
Medium-sized, occasionally large, pendulous white, pink or red clawlike papilionaceous flowers held in glossy light green calyces; borne in clusters of two to four. A small short-lived tree with pinnate leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Forest & Kim Starr

The Aim of Existence is Realised
Exists only by and for the Divine.

Cattleya
Orchid
Large fragrant white flower with three narrow petal-like sepals held behind two wide horizontal trilled petals and a third lower petal modified to form a showy lip; borne in few-flowered racemes. An epiphyte with thick stiff leaves and pseudo-bulbs.

Photo Courtesy: Van swearingen

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 Realisation in Matter
Matter responds to the Divine influence.

Erythrina variegata
Coral tree
Dense striking terminal racemes of medium-sized orange red to dark red flowers with one prominent curving partly folded petal and long exserted stamens. A large thorny deciduous tree.

Photo Courtesy: Tauʻolunga

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


Nature's Hope for Realisation
Nature knows that one day she will be able to realise.

Mangifera indica
Mango tree
Tiny cream to pale pink five-petalled flowers with a fruitlike fragrance, borne in large pink-stalked terminal panicles. A handsome medium to large evergreen tree.

Photo Courtesy: Mauroguanandi

Promise of Realisation
The best encouragement.

Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium, Indian cress
Medium-sized mildly fragrant showy flowers with two upper and three lower contrasting petals and a prominent spur, in white and shades of yellow, salmon pink, orange and red, often variegated; borne singly on long stems. A somewhat succulent annual herb with orbicular peltate edible leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Sericea

Promise of Realisation in Matter
The best encouragement for doing what is necessary.

Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium, Indian cress
Medium-sized mildly fragrant dark red to maroon flowers with two upper and three lower contrasting petals and a prominent spur; borne singly on long stems. A somewhat succulent annual herb with orbicular peltate edible leaves.

Photo Courtesy: GuppyStrom

Promise of Realisation in the Mind

The mind must be silent to allow the Supramental consciousness to take its place.

Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium, Indian cress
Medium-sized mildly fragrant yellow flowers with two upper and three lower contrasting petals and a prominent spur; borne singly on long stems. A somewhat succulent annual herb with orbicular peltate edible leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Robinrkc

Promise of Realisation in the Physical Mind
A good encouragement for the necessary effort.

Tropaeolum majus
Nasturtium, Indian cress
Medium-sized mildly fragrant light yellow flower with a red centre with two upper and three lower contrasting petals and a prominent spur; borne singly on long stems. A somewhat succulent annual herb with orbicular peltate edible leaves.


Photo Courtesy: Marj.Jolly

Promise of Realisation in the physical

Courage to face the long labour.

Nasturtium, Indian cress
Medium-sized mildly fragrant bicoloured yellow and maroon flowers with two upper and three lower contrasting petals and a prominent spur; borne singly on long stems. A somewhat succulent annual herb with orbicular peltate edible leaves.

Photo Courtesy: Oceandesetoiles

Power of Realisation
With realisation all obstacles will be overcome.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
  1. Large sturdy single bright orange red flower with firm crinkled petals.
  2. Another form is a medium to large single flower with slightly recurved reddish orange petals with yellow orange beginning at the edges and gradually spreading towards the centre as the flower ages, and a grey lavender centre shading to deep lavender pink.
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Photo Courtesy: Nemo's great uncle

Realisation of the New Creation (Realisation of Auroville)

It is for this that we must prepare.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Vasco'
Chinese hibiscus, Hawaiian hibiscus, Rose- of-China
  1. Large single lemon yellow flower with a white centre.
  2. Another form is a large bright yellow flower with a white centre tinged pink.
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Photo Courtesy: Nemo's great uncle
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Photo Courtesy: Bill and Mavis

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