Epitome of Consciousness
Keywords:Conscious, Soul, Existence, Bliss, Wakefulness, Spiritualism, Materialism
Consciousness is one which pervades the whole existence; from material to vital and mental world and beyond. Not only mind or its awareness, nor matter nor senses alone; every being, everything is replete with consciousness. Everything is conscious, from stone to human being, at different levels. Consciousness is an inner space. Sri Ramana Maharshi conceived consciousness as a force behind every object and living form. He identified it as the Self, the Atma, absolute silence. Ordinary consciousness is awareness through intellect, mind and senses. Cosmic consciousness is beyond them. It is awareness at the universal level; universal matter, energy, mind and forces. Spiritual consciousness is awareness of Self, Spirit and the Divine.
Sri Aurobindo. The Life Divine. V.18 and 19. Pondicherry: SABCL; Sri Aurobindo Ashram. 1970. Hardbound.
Collected Works of The Mother-Centenary Edition. The Mother. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram. V.9. 1977. Hardbound.
Sri Aurobindo. The Foundations of Indian Culture. Pondicherry: SABCL; Sri Aurobindo Ashram. 1972. V.14. Hardbound.
Sri Aurobindo. The Ideal of Human Unity. Pondicherry: SABCL; Sri Aurobindo Ashram. 1972. V. 15. Hardbound.
Swami Vivekananda. In Search of God and other Poems. Kolkata: Advaita Ashram. 2009. Paperback.
Swami Saradananda. Sri Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga. Kolkata: New Sarat Prakashan.
Sri Aurobindo. Tales of Prison Life and Uttarpara Speech. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department. 2014. Paperback
Sarkar Sudhir Kumar. A Spirit Indomitable. As reproduced in “First Darshan of Lord Sri Aurobindo and Divine Mother. Part-2”, a compilation by Narendra Patel (Baroda) and published by Narendra Thakkar, Baroda. 2015. Paperback.
Bandyopadhyay Upendranath. Nirbasiter Atmakatha (Autobiography of an Exiled). Calcutta: Ranendranath Bandyopadhyay. 2006. 13th edition. Hard bound.
Gupta Nolini Kanta. “Pages from Memory”; Collected Works. (in Bengali) V.5. Calcutta: Srinvantu. 1979. Hard bound.
Sri Aurobind on Himself. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Fourth Impression. 1985. Paperback
Satprem. Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousess. Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Ashram. 1968.
Narasimha Swami B. V. Self-Realisation The Life and Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam. 2016. Fifth Edition.
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.