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The Luminous Future

Barindranath Chaki

 

More than seventy-five years back, The Mother gave us a Call:

Leaving the past far behind us, let us run towards a luminous future.

The luminous future was not only a dream, not only a hope : though the words created some aspiring dreams in some people and had arisen some hopes, some inspired hopes in some people. It was a direction given by The Mother to the human race. We were asked to transcend our past and run towards the luminous certitude in Future.

The Future of the earth will certainly be luminous whether we believe it or not, whether we understand it or not, it is a certainty. The future of mankind is surely to be of a great spiritual, or rather, integral possibility. Beyond his imperfections, his present failures and follies, his succumbing to lust, anger, greed, hatred, jealousy and envy, to ignorance and hatred and darkness, to divisions and narrowness and mutual confronts and bloody warfare, to destructions and inimical activities, to diseases and death beyond all these shortcomings, beyond all the records of his violent and ignorant history, he has to rise to a Divine possibility. As Man the evolving Man rose out of the Ape, the New Man will arise out of the half-conscious, half-inspired, imperfect animal man, fulfilling all the Hopes and Dreams Man has within him throughout the past millennia. The New Man, to be specific with the Words used by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, the Gnostic Man or the Superman, the Supramental Race will rise out of the present Man with the half-conscious nature.

Then shall the embodied being live as one
Who is a thought, a will of the Divine,
A mask or robe of his divinity,
An instrument and partner of his Force,
A point or line drawn in the infinite,
A manifest of the Imperishable.
The supermind shall be his nature's fount,
The Eternal's truth shall mould his thoughts and acts,
The Eternal's truth shall be his light and guide.
All then shall change, a magic order come
Overtopping this mechanical universe.
[Savitr: Bk XI, Co I]

In spite of all our heavy and dark and ignorant past, of our animal origin and animal past, we have in us the Blessings of a Mind and, above all, the blessings of the psychic being within each of us the human beings. The human mind, with its central power of reason, may not reach Perfection or even a Perfect Conclusion by itself but definitely it has raised us from the aboriginal stage of existence to the present stage of civilization, when the World is becoming One, when the mankind is becoming One, when we have far-reaching gems and treasures of philosophy and science and logic, of arts and culture and civilization. Mind has helped us to search and try but we are not yet able to reach the Final Truth by the present state of our Mind.

The psychic being is within us as revealed to us by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Previous Seers and Teachers and Philosophers have told us of the Soul the Sankhya philosophy of India has spoken of the plurality of the Souls. But the Realization of the Soul or of Brahman, the Ultimate Existence that is the Source and the Origin, has prompted us to lead to Moksha or to Nirvana or to the distant Heaven. The Goal was to go back to the Origin, a non-cooperation with the Creative Force of the Supernature, which is now preparing to create the higher beings out of the human beings through Evolution.

But Sri Aurobindo and The Mother have said that Time has already come, when the Goal will be the Transformation of the Earth along the Transformation of the human race. No more of Moksha, no more of Nirvana, no more of going back to the joyous Heaven: the Earth will be transformed.

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo came to change this Earth of darkness and death into an Abode of the Divine Life.

To raise the world to God in deathless Light,
To bring God down to the world on earth we came,
To change the earthly life to life divine.
[Savitr: Bk XI, Co I]

The psychic being has to be unveiled by the Seeker in order to seek the Light of the Supramental Consciousness and Force, which will change the human mind into the Mind of Light. And as some of us know, The Mother has already brought down the Supermind on the 29th day of February 1956. That is, indeed, one of the greatest Work done for the humankind, for the fulfillment of the Aim of the Supernature, for the fulfillment of the Will of the Supreme Divine.

Nature shall live to manifest secret God,
The Spirit shall take up the human play,
This earthly life become the life divine.
[Savitr: Bk XI, Co I]

The Goal is now before us. The Way is open before us. The Help from the Supramental is now always ready. The Blessings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo are always there and the conditions are made ready. Only we shall have to march, taking our individual initiative.

Then shall the embodied being live as one
Who is a thought, a will of the Divine,
A mask or robe of his divinity,
An instrument and partner of his Force,
A point or line drawn in the infinite,
A manifest of the Imperishable.
The supermind shall be his nature's fount,
The Eternal's truth shall mould his thoughts and acts,
The Eternal's truth shall be his light and guide.
All then shall change, a magic order come
Overtopping this mechanical universe.
[Savitr: Bk XI, Co I]

But are we sincere? Are we ready? The Mother once asked the mankind : Are you ready? Again, She forewarned us: The Choice is imperative: Truth or Abyss.

We shall have to reach the Luminous Future otherwise, the consequence for us, the humans, will be the Abyss the destructive Darkness.

Let us not be hopeless. Let us fear that the Abyss is a certainty. That will be the possibility only when the mankind will refuse the Supramental hope and possibility. Sri Aurobindo has assured us in Savitri that some seekers will receive the Glory of the Supramental possibilities.

Some shall be made the glory's receptacles
And vehicles of the Eternal's luminous power.
These are the high forerunners, the heads of Time,
The great deliverers of earth-bound mind,
The high transfigurers of human clay,
The first-born of a new supernal race.
[Savitr: Bk XI, Co I]

A few persons will certainly walk along the Path of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo and reach the Light of the Supramental Sun.

A few can climb to an unperishing sun,
Or live on the edges of the mystic moon
And channel to earth-mind the wizard ray.
[Savitr: Bk XI, Co I]

Let us have the flame of Hope burning ever in us, for Sri Aurobindo has told us :

Even if the struggling world is left outside
One man's perfection still can save the world.
There is won a new proximity to the skies,
A first betrothal of the Earth to Heaven,
A deep concordat between Truth and Life:
A camp of God is pitched in human time.
[Savitri: Bk VII, Co V]



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