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Merkaba / Flower of Life

There are many Merkaba / Flower of Life images available on the web, as a simple Google Search google image search reveals. I was partcularil;y attracted to teh above (external link original url), because it seems to nicely represent the theme of higher mind, or higher Nous (Spiritual Mind in Sri Aurobindo's philosophy (e.g. in The Life Divine). This is the state that is beyond nonduality (Sri Aurobindo refers to three substages here, Higher mind, Illumined Mind, and Intuitive Mind). In keeping with the The Mother's description of the higher mind colours as light blue, I selected an image with that colour predominant. A yellow, or perhaps a gold, colour woyuuld refer to the highest levels here (corresponding to Divine Intuition). The spheres of Light might be taken to represent higher spiritual hierarchies, and perhaps also equivalent degrees of realisation and transformation.

I use the term Higher Realisation here to refer to the realisation of Reality in Itself, that follows after nonduality. In other words, this is an insight into Reality or Supreme Self-Nature that is even more profound than conventional Realization. It almost becomes meaningless to talk about these subjects, because these are states so far beyond dualistic, holistic, and even conventional esoteric consciousness.

This theme also goes beyond the conventional realisation of the ineffable nondual Real as the ultimate Reality, as almost universally taught by Perennialism, Transpersonal Psychology, New Paradigm/New Age Post-Materialism, Popular Gurus, Neo-Advaita, secular Integralism, and many other contemporary New Consciousness movements.

This is not to say that such Realizers do not attain these higher states, as many obviously do. Some, even "Intermediate Zone" realizers likeAdi Da and Mother Meera, did or do seem to engage in drawing down the higher Light, Power, and Truth. In the case of some, like Adi Da and Meher Baba, it seems that the power of these higher Realizations is so great that they end up identifying with the descending Light and considering that they are God. It can be assumed however that other Lightworkers have greater purity and humility; indeed the stature of a Lightworker or a Realizer can be determined by their refusal to bignote themselves (refer to themselves as God, Enlightened Guru, Ascended Master, World teacher, Avatar, etc.). Those who do make such Inflated claims may still be in touch with these higher Realizations, but they may not be in a position to be a pure channel for them (however a distinction can be made between Da, who practiced abusive behaviour, and Meher Baba, who to my knowledge never did)

Higher Realisation therefore, or Higher Nous (to give a metaphysical term for the corresponding hypostasis) refers to the Reality beyond nondualy Absolute, but not yet at the stage of Godhead. It is therefiore the beginning of Divinization and of transformation of the world. But for complete Transformation it is necessary to go even beyond this stage.






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