The Divine Maya, pp. 87-88

The Divine Maya is the Occult Power that works behind creation. She is not a power of illusion as is often believed to be, but a power of the Divine that receives her impetus from the Supramental Divine and turns it into real and living forms and figures, breathing into them something of her power.

The Overmind Maya, pp 85-87

Having hinted to us the workings of a supreme creative Intelligence behind forms and figures and qualities, Sri Aurobindo now gives us a glimpse of this Creative Power. She is not a mechanical energy but a conscious Power of God that has gone into creation.

A Mediator Divinity, pp. 84-85

There are powers that lie in the intermediary domains that connect the human mind to the Overmind, which can be that can easily be mistaken for the true Divine. Sri Aurobindo reminds us that this is but a mediating realm, the mediator divinity that connects matter with the Spirit.

The Occult Workings of Nature, p 84

The workings of Nature are at once a marvel and a wonder. Its complexity and the working out of several lines of forces at several levels together is enough to make us see that there is behind her workings an unseen Hand of Light and wonder.

Towards the Illimitable pp 82-83

Now Aswapati sails beyond the last limits of lower nature that ties us down. Thus we see the beginnings of a spiritual transformation under the increasing pressure of higher states of Consciousness.

Emergence of the Superman pp 81-82

When the human consciousness is stilled and turned upwards in a one-pointed aspiration, when the soul ascends to high luminous regions of the Spirit, when the descent of the greater Truth-Consciousness begins to remould us, then the Superman held within the folds of human consciousness begins to emerge into the world-play.

The Great Descent pp. 80-81

Even as Aswapati continues his ascension further, he is greeted by an unexpected movement from Above. The Transcendent towards whom he is aspiring not only receives him but comes down and embraces him. It is the yoga of Supramental descent that begins to enter into the yoga of Ascension.

Towards the New and the Unknown p. 80

A new journey now begins for Aswapati. He aspires to go further where none has dared to visit while still in the flesh. He glimpsed the Splendours in the House of the Spirit from afar, but now he wants to come in direct contact with the sun itself and not through the rays.

An Unfinished Creation pp. 77-78

Sri Aurobindo is a spiritual realist. On the one hand he is fully aware of the present state of imperfection that we live in. On the other hand he is also aware of the deeper and higher possibilities. That is why his words always comfort and soothe, give us hope and courage.

A New Possibility for the Earth pp. 76-77

Why cannot the human body, this house of clay, be illumined with the Divine Light that dwells within us? Such is the aspiration that Aswapati implants upon earth. He aspires to bring down the greater world, the Glory he has glimpsed, here upon earth.

The Law of Truth pp. 74-76

We see here Sri Aurobindo laying down the foundations of the Supramental Yoga that grants to the seeking soul the grand reconciliation between God and World, Soul and Nature, Spirit and Matter.

Opening Remarks for Book One Canto V

The Seer-Yogi Aswapati now experiences a sudden turn in his yoga, which marks a departure from traditional yogas that aim mainly for liberation. The process also is a new and different one, a descent of the Power of the Spirit, as the Divine Shakti takes charge of the yoga.