Friday, July 22, 2011

One must not cling to the memories of past experiences

Mark O Conghalaigh 4:16pm Jul 21 Original Post         
According to Sri Aurobindo, when one dies do we retain memories in a certain way, so that it is integrated into something finer and grander or is there a certain relapse, forgetting 'human experiences' as other world views would suggest? Ive read a couple of books about this great man by Chaudhuri etc. but don't know his interpretation on this clearly. If anyone can make a suggestion I'd appreciate it. Thanks
Jerome van der Linden        9:38pm Jul 22
Memories of that part of your life that involves your soul, or psychic being as it is nuanced in the integral yoga, are retained. That is essentials.
Jerome van der Linden 9:41pm Jul 22
Also there is the common knowledge that the mother constructed a bridge - a tunnel of light - in the first part of the last century, that allows that psychic being to pass directly to the psychic world without the perilous s-and sometimes long- journey through the 'lower' regions.
Before delving into the question at hand, it would be helpful to briefly summarize the general theory outlined by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The physical world is not the only world that we live in; the Universe consists of layer upon layer of occult worlds differentiated by the ... When you return to a place on Earth where you had lived many years ago, your senses are stimulated and you spontaneously recall memories of past interactions at that place. ...

Intermittently, one may encounter an oasis of water in the form of a replenishing soul moment, but the rest of the time one has to trudge through the scorching heat of the hardships of daily life. It is in this context that the ... As the Mother says above, one must not cling to the memories of past experiences and the case of the Satprem, a disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, is particularly apposite in this discussion. In the early stages of the ...

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