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The power of Mind brings new powers to the development of life in the material world. These new powers appear to be independent of Matter and Life in terms of their ideal formulation, but also can and do have an impact on the way Life and Matter respond and develop, once they are brought to bear on life.
Sri Aurobindo describes the powers of Mind in their pure sense, and then relates them to their implementation in the world. Inasmuch as Mind is an important player in terms of the evolutionary development of humanity, it is useful to understand this interplay to see both the opportunities and the weaknesses involved. “The mental life concentrates on the aesthetic, the ethical and the intellectual activities. Essential mentality is idealistic and a seeker after perfection….A dream of perfect beauty, perfect conduct, perfect Truth, whether seeking new forms of the Eternal or revitalising the…
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