The Limits of Mind’s Wisdom, p. 273

Passing beyond the limits of human mind of reason there are the higher levels of mind climbing further through zones of increasing luminosity. Yet a limit comes, a border that the mind cannot cross. Here its wisdom stops.

The Workings of Truth, pp. 271-272

This Divine Presence hidden in the depths of creation, working even in the depths of the Inconscience is the hope for all things. The seed-idea has already been sown in the soil of nature and with passage of time it must bear fruits and flowers and disclose the divinity that is latent within it.

Intuitive Mind, p. 271

Aswapati’s steps now lead him to the intuitive mind where intuitions and revelations pour in freely as fire-intimations from the Truth Above. The intuitive mind is the realm where the rays of the Supramental Truth enter first and spread out as the many seed-ideas.

The Mighty Mother’s Plans, pp. 270-271

With his characteristic humour Sri Aurobindo reveals to us how we may be misled into the illusion of absolute Knowledge as we climb up the stairways of the Spirit. A last step remains even at the highest reaches of the Mind.

Design of the gods, pp. 269-270

Sri Aurobindo in his own characteristic way shows to us the greatness of these gods and the beings I contact with them and yet he also reveals their limitations. Each has its own place and station and working in this vast and complex creation. But the ultimate secret, the last secret is not found here.

The Birth Place of Formulas, p. 269

The Divine is Infinite but in the spiritual Mind His Freedom is fixed into formulas and rules through which He acts. Layer by layer Sri Aurobindo is revealing to us the Divine Working in this lower triplicity of creation where truth is being worked out through ignorance, error and Chance.

The Illumined Mind, pp. 268-269

Above the higher Mind are regions of the Illumined Mind with its beings. If the higher Mind is like a steady sunshine, the illumined mind is a space where the beings themselves carry the light in their eyes.

Event-Managers of the Cosmic Show, pp. 267-268

The gods of these realms arrange the cosmic and individual events based on the Idea from Above that impels them to move and act. This is a vivid description of the Higher Mind which is the birthplace of ideologies and religions.

The Bright Hierarchies, pp. 265-266

These are the radiant gods who are masters of Thought in those realms above the human mind. They cast their influence upon earth bringing our thoughts a step closer to the Ultimate Mystery.

Triple Realm of the Greater Mind, pp. 264-265

The realms that climb beyond the human mind are also arranged hierarchically in a series of three. They are notably the Higher Mind, Illumined Mind, Intuitive Mind. Beyond is the Overmind region which is the borderline between the lower and the higher hemisphere.

Higher planes of Knowledge, pp. 263-264

There are a number of luminous planes of knowledge that climb beyond our ordinary human mind. Thus Sri Aurobindo gives us a brief glimpse of the stairway of Thought and Mind-worlds climbing towards the Home of the Absolute Spirit, the Perfect Truth that is one with Delight.