Chronicles of the Inner Chamber
12 - The Core and the World 3
…It is something that we are searching for. Perhaps not merely
searching for, but building.
We are being used so that we may
participate in the manifestation of that which is as yet inconceivable
for everyone, because it is not yet there. It is an expression that is
yet to come.
…These positions, the spiritual and the
‘materialist’…are insufficient, not only because they do not admit each
other, but because even admitting the two and uniting the two does not
suffice to solve the problem. There is something else – a third thing
which is not the result of these two, but something that is yet to be
discovered, which will probably open the door to the total Knowledge.
…I do not think that a single individual (on earth
as it is now), however great he is, however eternal his consciousness
and origin, can alone by himself change and realise, - change the
world, change the creation as it is and realise the Higher Truth that
will be a new world, a world more true, if not absolutely true. It
seems certain that a number of individuals (till now it appears to be
rather in time, as a succession, but it may also be in space, a
collectivity) is indispensable so that this Truth may concretise and
I am practically sure of it.
That is to say, however great, however conscious,
however powerful an Avatar may be, he cannot, all alone realise the
supramental life on earth. It is either a group in time, arranged in a
file in time or a group spread over a space – perhaps both – that are
indispensable for the realisation. I am convinced of it.
the Bulletin of the Sri Aurobindo
International Centre of Education,
1962, pages 69-76; and L’Agenda de Mere, Vol. 1962.)
‘The symbol of the
future realisation’ is the foundation of the New Way; and this is that
‘third thing’ the Mother refers to in the above dialogue. The Mother’s
legacy provides all sincere seekers with every detail required to make
participation in the establishment of the new supramental creation on
Earth a conscious one, since this is the active ingredient
without which the required centering and its companion
alignment cannot come about. In the Atharvaveda there are important
verses that provide a clue to the deeper purpose involved in the
‘future realisation’, which once occupied a foremost place in the
Knowledge but has long since become just a distant memory, if anything
remains of it at all.
‘Though manifest, it is yet hidden, secret,
name is the Ancient, a mighty mode of being;
in Skambha is established all that moves and breathes. (AV X, 8)