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Volume II Chapter 13: Darcy Leaves Hunsford

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Summary: Elizabeth does not believe Darcy immediately in regard to the situation with Bingley and Jane, assuming that he only used the argument against their family status. However, when she considers the situation with Wickham, she realizes that she took his word at face value the moment they met and never heard Darcy's side of the story. She thinks on how improper it was for Wickham to speak on such matters to a stranger and decides that Darcy is likely telling the truth of it. After coming to terms with his description of Wickham, she comes to believe his statements about Jane as she recalls Jane's seeming indifference. When she finally returns home, she learns that Fitzwilliam and Darcy had stopped by to say goodbye.



If Elizabeth, when Mr. Darcy gave her the letter, did not expect it to contain a renewal of his offers, she had formed no expectation at all of its contents. But such as they were, it may be well supposed how eagerly she went through them, and what a contrariety of emotion they excited. Her feelings as she read were scarcely to be defined. With amazement did she first understand that he believed any apology to be in his power; and steadfastly was she persuaded that he could have no explanation to give, which a just sense of shame would not conceal. With a strong prejudice against everything he might say, she began his account of what had happened at Netherfield. She read with an eagerness which hardly left her power of comprehension, and from impatience of knowing what the next sentence might bring, was incapable of attending to the sense of the one before her eyes. His belief of her sister's insensibility she instantly resolved to be false; and his account of the real, the worst objections to the match, made her too angry to have any wish of doing him justice. He expressed no regret for what he had done which satisfied her; his style was not penitent, but haughty. It was all pride and insolence.

1.       ‘Contrariety of emotions' do not leave ideas defined.

2.       Maybe she expected an apology.

3.       Man expects his unjust victim to apologize to him.

4.       Self acts by demanding the other to do its work.

5.       Contrary emotions cancel each other, leaving no understanding.

6.       It is not in the power of the human vital to grant any right to another.

7.       She expects him to feel ashamed, but she ends up feeling it.

8.       ‘Hardly left power of comprehension'. The prejudice takes all the energy.

9.       Moving from one emotion to its opposite energies are expended.

10.    Eagerness itself needs energy. Eagerness in another direction can give energy.

11.    Impatient to know the next, prevents you from knowing what is before your eyes.

12.    Justice is not an emotion. She is looking for confirmation of her opinion.

13.    She expects him to be humble, humiliated, penitent, submissive, what a girl expects from the groom.

14.    In Wickham it is less emotion and more facts. Jane stirs up the whole family.

15.    ‘Her feelings as she read were scarcely to be defined' as his own feelings as he wrote were scarcely to be defined. He was determined to make her love him by as much as he could change, none of which was in his power. While he felt the bitterest of emotions, he was trying to write the finest of words. The contradiction was in the extreme. None of her words in the recollection would do less than torture him while he wished to think of them as carriers of romance that is sweetest

16.    As far as she knew him he was not one who was capable of any apology. She had destroyed his image of him. What could he write and whatever could he feel. She wanted him to apologize but he is incapable of any. Thus, she lost all powers of comprehension but her eagerness to know was in the extreme. Many people do not meet such a moment in their lives. Those who do are not prepared by life to meet it with any equanimity

17.    Darcy's letter is a Life Response to Elizabeth's silent will to know all about Jane and Wickham.

18.    He writes to her what he was unable to speak.

19.    He could not speak as he was not master of himself.

20.    The letter was written the next morning.

He could not write it till the turbulence of his mind settled down.

Nor the turmoil of her mind will let him write the same night.

21.    To repeat his proposals several times in the letter is a great possibility. An emotional character, overwhelmed with passion will do it. Darcy is a well formed mind. His uncontrollable passion for her is still under the great need for him that she should know the facts. Jane was her ultimate goal. Her passion for her is biological. Wickham was the charm of falsehood delivered by a pleasant exterior, her first love at the age of 21. Pemberley was not enough to penetrate the emotional captivity of her.

Darcy does not address her. The letter began ‘Be not alarmed'. Her lashings were so brutal that he dared not address her. Nor does he subscribe at the end, only signs his name. Darcy had so much of facts that could argue his case very well and she was all receptivity to know all. Hence the lengthy Life Response. She took two hours to assimilate the contents of the letter and reach an acceptable countenance for usual conversation. For the same effort he took three months, as his was vital transformation and hers was a mental rationality to be arrived at. 

22.    Her vitality was knocked into rational observation by the compelling outer circumstances and the irresistible inner urge not to lose the great proposal that once came her way.

She does not want to lose Darcy, but is unwilling to accept his good reputation. She wants him to accept her as she is; rather she expects to be adored for being the daughter of Mrs. Bennet. He is prepared to go to any length so that he may be acceptable to her.

23.    Her total absence of expectations brought her a very long letter disclosing what no one will disclose to another even to win the noblest of girls.

24.    She expected no letter and got a letter of full details.

She took the whole night to digest the proceedings of that evening till her understanding exhausted itself. She was no more thinking of him but only of her who evoked in him a passion for her. Her own wonderment at her deep-seated inner capacity will not allow him to write till those feeling were exhausted.

25.    Darcy himself would like to renew his offer several times in his letter and she would love to hear it written in words, but the power of abuse and his mortal fear to revive it stood in the way.

26.    Total absence of expectations brought totally transforming news.

27.    Eagerness is the energy of the vital to grasp.

28.    She reads the letter, emotions rise - a non-mental, vital state.

29.    Darcy would not write if he were not above the line.

30.    She would not get the letter if she were not above the line.

31.    His being above the line, her being below the line would have resulted in the letter not reaching her.

32.    His being below the line, her being above the line, like John Eames, the letter would have been written and not sent.

33.    Her feelings were scarcely to be defined.

It is a new intense situation with no precedent. There is no known structure to receive the feelings and define it.

34.    She, the woman in her who has already received the proposal, expects him on his knees to offer humble apologies of every description. All smallness that has seen greatness moving towards it will only do so. The rule is you cannot satisfy anyone for the simple reason you cannot. Smallness is determined NOT to be satisfied. It is Non-Being asking to be assimilated.

35.    Smallness does not allow a point of view to the other. The House of Lords refused to hear the other side.

36.    ‘He could have no explanations to give'.

No one ever sees any defect in his own situation.

He must give her the explanations she has in mind.

37.    ‘A just sense of shame does not conceal'.

His proposal has stirred her shame which still remains subconscious. So, she attributes it to him.

38.    Shame is the live link between the high and low.

39.    Shame achieves where sense fails.

40.    Sense is the link between two of the same plane.

41.    In her condition senses acquire a creativity to read ‘right' as ‘wrong', ‘tall' as ‘short', ‘No' as ‘Yes'.

Falsehood, in its own eyes, thus becomes truthful.

42.    Had she been entirely vital and had no hope of Darcy in any distant future, she would not have read the letter, thrown it away.

‘Do me the honour of reading this letter' is a right request from Darcy.

43.    His haughty composure (P.174) is because he does not enjoy the cultured richness to sustain the ferocity of his offended dignity of his own passion for her.

44.    ‘With a strong prejudice' issues out of her genius for disliking.

45.    She read without comprehension.

It is an emotional condition that catches his own emotions of disgust on the surface and solicitude underneath.

46.    Impatience knows itself and not what is said.

47.    He is impatient to get a reply but circumstances will not allow it.

She catches his impatience that could not be satisfied.

In the second proposal he eagerly asks to know what she felt on reading the letter. (P. 327)

48.    What she went through in this chapter is a transforming parallel to what he confessed to her. (P.328) Construct a tabular column and study the parallel. Let me give one example.


Elizabeth                                                                       Darcy

I sought prepossession                              I was taught to think meanly of others.


It will be interesting to see what one does brings about the corresponding change in the other in a sort of inner-outer correspondences. Sometimes the very words may be the same. One cannot escape the same mental consciousness.


Page 185                                               

How despicable am I.


Prided on my discernment.


Valued my abilities.             


Disdained Jane's candour.


Gratified my vanity.


Blamable distrust.



Humiliating discovery.


Wretchedly blind.                               


Vanity, not love                   


My folly.               


Preference of the one, neglect of the other.


From the beginning of our



Courted prepossession and ignorance.               


Driven away reason.           


I never knew myself.                           

Page 328


Painful recollections.


Followed in pride and conceit.


Spoiled by my parents.


Think meanly of all others.


Think of my vanity.


To ease for none beyond my own family.


Was properly humbled.


Insufficient to please a woman.


Selfish being all my life.


My pretensions.


only son,  only child.



From the age of eight.



Believed in your expecting my addresses.


Came to you without a doubt.


To be selfish and overbearing.


49.    His letter was delivered to her in the spot where she was awaited every day by him. Space has a significance in this.

50.    Time too has a significance. He catches her in the morning before she formulates her thoughts. It was almost as a first waking thought.

51.    She instantly resolved to be false.

She wants Darcy to feel about Jane as she feels.

With Wickham when he deserts, she feels as he feels.

She is vitally identified with Wickham and wants Darcy to identify with herself vitally.

Jane wants Bingley to feel what she herself hides carefully. Elizabeth wants Darcy to feel what she shamelessly feels about Wickham.

Whatever or whoever feels, Life Responds according to its rule.

52.    His objections made her very angry.

It is from these irrational angry emotions she comes to the rational conclusion that she never knew herself.

53.    The woman who is abjectly submissive to man, in her own heart expects MAN to be fully a slave to her. She has to suffer like that because she was like that.

54.    He does become all that she wants him to be three months later but on the positive side.

She, who submits to falsehood with pride, wants truth to obey her!

55.    It was all pride and insolence.

Though Darcy's pride is not pardonable, he has attributes of which he could be proud.

She is proud of a sneaky viper which has stung her. Even after the sting he is not ‘unwelcome' to her.

In all small people, especially women, this is disgustingly despicable.

Henpecked husbands like Bishop Proudie nervelessly submit to this heinous crime. You cannot find a single person who is exempt from this urge.

Only in yoga, MAN has to accept this to discover the Divine whose face this is.

56.    "She did not expect it to contain a renewal of the offer".
It is not natural for one shocked by electricity to think of it later.
Consciously she was wondering at the phenomenon of having evoked love in such a Man as Darcy without her intention.
It is a great subconscious achievement which was distasteful unconsciously in view of his ungentlemanly reference to her family.
In her comprehension Darcy's triumphant acceptance of his role in Jane's life was abominable.
She was very young, totally without experience of the world.
Mr. Gardiner's letter of finding Lydia led to a joy in her obliviously.
Only her father thought of the ransom.
Being a young woman it was not given to her to know of that possibility.
Darcy's contemptuous reference to Wickham could hurt her more than his proposal pleased her.
Till then, even till she visited Pemberley Darcy was not one of the interests she ever had.
The proposal was an unfortunate episode in her life.
It was no different from Collins' proposal to her.
Psychologically there was nothing in her to dwell on it.
The only memory it evoked was Jane's ruin, her low family and her lover was a contemptible Man.
It did not linger in her Mind that a great Man proposed to her.
It was in her Mind a rich boor abused her uncalled for.
She did not regret her refusal once.
Suppose the offer was renewed, did she contemplate any response? No.
His love, at best, made her curious as to her own self.
But it was half-conscious.
He would have renewed the proposal several times if he had had the courage for it.
The letter itself is an announcement that the proposal was alive and not given up.
As she was mortified by Jane and wounded about her family, she was disturbed about Darcy's reference to Wickham.
Wickham was fully in her in spite of his desertion.
The presence of Wickham in her consciousness did not permit anyone else entry.
Only after Wickham was married Darcy gained a momentum in her mind as a possibility, not after her declaration "I want to be mistress of Pemberley".
One of the realities of the subtle actualities of life is after she preferred Pemberley, after Wickham's desertion, Wickham was more real to her than Darcy.
Her ejaculation was, "I could have been the mistress of Pemberley", not,
"I could have married Darcy".
It is to Pemberley she responded.
She sees Pemberley as the place Wickham grew up in, not what Darcy owns.
He loves her; she wants Pemberley, her love goes to Wickham.
One reason for Caroline's reminding of the militia is Elizabeth needs that rude stirring to give up Wickham.
She was totally unwilling to give up Wickham from her emotions.
The elopement was a brutal shock to her as to what Wickham could do, and for her to realize how deeply she was involved with him.
Darcy felt all the magnanimity of furthering Wickham's progress for Elizabeth's sake.
Like Sydney Carton, he placed himself in an idealistic imagination.
For her it is infatuation; for him it was noble self-giving.

57.    "It may well be supposed how eagerly she went through them".
At crucial moments we see one's swabhava in full as well as the stamp of human nature.
Her own response is Individual. That of human nature is universal.
A great poet expresses the universal in the individual specific to the event.
An event is an infinitesimal.
It is also the finite.
It is a finite infinitesimal, holding back all the infinite.
The play is in all dimensions.
One such dimension is the relation between the infinite held back and the finite expressed.
The finite is in relation to Time and space and all the other possibilities of the moment.
Her eager response will be different in a different place or to a letter from another.
The finite becoming the infinitesimal is the perfection.
What expresses through the finite is her guna.
Guna is the form, holding the force behind.
The two hours she spent in the park reading this letter were the most important two hours in her life.
They were psychologically important hours, not romantically.
What is concerned here is Jane's wedding, Wickham's words, and Darcy's honesty.
It was not a love letter.
Nor was it a letter that her romantic emotions looked for.
Romantic emotions look for a complementary occasion to expand infinitely.
A romantic moment offers an infinite scope to expand into it.
In an intense romantic occasion, such an infinite scope opens in her another dimension of infinite scope in the opposite direction as a complement.
Such dimensions are infinite in all directions that are infinite.
It is creative consciousness at work also creating creative consciousness.
Such a possibility is there only when the male meets the female.
God in Man seeks that relationship with God first becoming a woman.
In the scheme of this creation, this relation can be taken as the maximum possibility.
Darcy's attitude that nothing in her was deficient was his attitude towards his god.
To him everything in her was a standard he must strive for.
Her statement that Jane was in love was totally accepted by him for the purpose of this letter.
Darcy opening his sister's episode shows he wanted to have no secrets from her.
It is true he accepted her totally.
He was oblivious of her infatuation.
It is also true that he did not accept the family as he accepted her.
That reservation of his was shown in his examining Jane himself without going by her words.
He accepted her family as his responsibility.
Hence his search for Lydia.
The payment issued out of that responsibility.
His mortification was more valuable than the payment.
His desire to keep it confidential, incidentally, shows the totality of his acceptance of her.
His mental individuality persisting is seen in his examining Jane himself.
We see in these three events - his letter, his examination of Jane, his secrecy - the borderline of his personality expressing in the event.
In the story he is the one who transforms himself, partially.
She moves from vital to mental to appreciate Pemberley.
Jane comes forward to disbelieve Caroline and Wickham.
Mr. Bennet moved enough to discipline the household.
Mrs. Bennet suspended her initiatives till Lydia came home.
All these show how this small group moved by one Man's partial transformation.
The Force behind it is not rational, but trans-national.
The French Revolution was the prime mover.
The first characteristic move was ‘tolerable'.
The first act that opened up the atmosphere was the elopement.
The prime mover of energy that is aspiration was Mrs. Bennet's urge.
Incidentally it was Mrs. Bennet's aspiration that married Charlotte.
The origin of that aspiration and its reversal of her sarcasm to Lady Lucas are inversely related.
As Darcy silently initiated by his ‘tolerable', Elizabeth actively initiated a long chain of events by her provoking Darcy - Collins' introduction, her mother's declaration, Collins' peroration on music and finally Mary's singing.
Bringing each chain of events to meet every other chain will complete the inquiry.
Till then it will be partial, the circle will not be completed.

58.    "What a contrariety of emotion they excited"      
Contrary emotions are creative.
Thoughts, emotions, sensations, impulses, urge are the expressions of human energy.
Thoughts carry clarity not force.
Urge is powerful but vague not organized to produce results.
Impulses are indications of the active fringes.
They may initiate, not execute.
Sensations do carry power but do not carry inherent ideas to produce results.
Emotions combine to a great extent the power of the urge and the clarity of thought as endorsed by the heart.
Emotions in Man produce the greatest result.
Contrary emotions are explosive and therefore powerful.
But their power is not organized for producing material results.
They are powerful enough to create results of thought that influences action. It did help her formulate her thoughts more rationally or less irrationally towards Wickham and Darcy.
The story rises to a climax in terms of energies and resolves itself here finally.
Beyond this point, it is only a working out of the ideas arrived at here.
Her explosive emotions were spoken out.
His were put in writing.
Both were silently analysed and inferences arrived at.
In the whole of literature we see innumerable occasions where characters work out their thoughts and actions.
Darcy is a rare exception who attempts transformation.
Elizabeth goes through a transformation of opinion on reading his letter which in a girl of 21, the whole range of literature cannot provide a great many examples.
Primarily it is an exercise in rationality not compelled by outer events.
Though an outer occasion was there, the exercise is self-motivated.
She comes forward to disabuse her mind, a mind that is infatuated, with the object of infatuation.
This exercise of surface Mind ordinarily arises, if it arises at all, compelled by external circumstances.
She has not yet seen Pemberley.
She contemplates no renewal of his proposal at this point.
Therefore, it is commendable or even laudable in view of her age.
The unseen invisible urge is her response to Darcy in her subconscious which she exhibited by going to Netherfield.
On his side, he keeps all his doors open in a subtle sense.
He acted against his better promptings reluctantly in writing the letter.
Therefore he left the place at once to avoid seeing her who will remind him of her abuses, rather his deficiencies.
She too is equally touchy but carries herself with greater poise.
In a couple of hours she has completed her inner homework.
He is to start it hereafter.
The sparks of contrary emotions pulled them apart.

59.    "Her feelings as she read were scarcely to be defined".
Confusion precedes clarity.
What we know as clarity is a new perception organized.
Man is always enjoying a clarity.
It is strongly organized as it has to issue energy for action.
Sri Aurobindo speaks of the inconscient energy that runs the world.
Between the inconscience and the consciousness we enjoy there are possible an infinite variety of levels of consciousness.
Each such level is organized enough for action.
We call the vital levels of organized consciousness of clarity superstition.
Similar physical levels are understood as blindness.
Whether it is blind habit, superstitious faith, or entrenched opinion, each in its level is formed enough for effective action.
For any progress upward the existing level must dissolve permitting new formation.
Such a dissolution is understood by us as confusion.
Confusion is the middle term of transition between two fixities.
Consciousness losing its structure becoming confusion does not lend itself to definition.
She is intensely enjoying the flattery of infatuated charm.
The proposal has preceded the letter.
The letter is unambiguous.
No one can refute the facts of the letter whether on that basis they will change their opinion or not.
She did change her view to the opposite pole.
It is not a change from one mental opinion to another mental opinion.
It is a change of planes, from the vital to the mental, from the intense enjoyment to the disillusions of stark naked facts.
The change was preceded by a tumult of her mind.
It is almost a psychological rebirth.
She had to lose the centre of her existence and reform one anew.
The transition cannot have any definable feelings.
It is a condition in which the eyes see not, they read one word as another, mind reads yes as No.
In such moments one says ‘I do not know what I was or what I was doing'.
We say she was non-plussed.
Eagerness, at such moments, releases greater energy than is needed to read and comprehend.
A greater energy unorganized makes the reading impossible.
Higher energy till it settles down into its own organisation does not allow present activity.
Jane Austen's description of Elizabeth's plight with the letter in her first perusal reveals her genius expressing through the character of life.
A thought in such moments makes the nerves shake and body tremble.
Her condition is a true description of the then English society apprehensive of the revolutionary wave. It was negative.
Her situation is positive.
Positive or negative the disorganization is real, the same.

60.    "With amazement did she believe any apology was in his power".
A new incomprehensible situation of vast proportion gives amazement.
Man's Mind is organized to act.
Its organization is precise as well as perfect.
The exercise of that efficiency generates an approving emotion in action.
One comes to love a developing skill and often dwells on it.
The approved emotion often receives appreciation.
It becomes a way of life and comes to love it for its own sake.
We know it as cultural way of working.
The European has come to value his independence of action without reference to other influences.
It is sometimes known as privacy, at other times called individuality.
Independence makes individuality possible.
Individuality is the ability to represent the collective attitude in his own personal way.
Universality expressing in the individual as his own characteristic is Individuality.
Individuality is based on independence, pioneering urge as well as the abilities of the entrepreneur and the leader.
A mature society initiates a multiplier effect of that one phenomenon.
The birth of the Individual amazes the social experience.
Darcy's proposal was one of amazement caused by the unexpected.
His letter, though a second installment of it, gave rise to expectation.
Everyone who succeeds or hopes to succeed plans to marry the Princess.
No ambitious political volunteer aspires for anything less than that of the Prime Ministership.
To cast a vote in the municipal election, a boy in X standard asked to be educated upto B.A.
When a bank sent the demand drafts to a village to disburse a loan the villagers asked whether the demand draft will be delivered at their house.
No Man gets what he deserves.
But every ambitious Man thinks of the highest or wants to begin from the highest existing position.
The value of knowing the other Man's point of view is immense.
Invitation to be a guest at the hostel day feast generates a mistake in the invitee that he is asked to be the chief guest.
For her to expect Darcy to apologise to her for having been abused is nothing short of expecting to be the Queen of England.
But no one in any position thinks of anything else.
Eight people came to Mother expecting her to handover the Ashram to them.
One of them sat in a satyagraha at the Ashram gate.
In public organizations of 20 or 100 year standing, new ambitious entrants demanding to be the CEO is a common experience.
The ego knows nothing less than the crown.
A newly started doctor in England of 1875 received a visitor after 7 or 8 days of opening the office. He went through the usual tests for 15 minutes at the end of which the visitor disclosed he had come to disconnect his gas for non-payment.
Ambitions are inordinate.
Those who are ambitious do not even try to qualify for the reward.
By virtue of being what they are, they feel they are qualified.
Most of these people are ill-qualified to be the primary member of the organization.
As a rule such people would have come uninvited and sneaked into the wider fabric.

61.    "With a strong prejudice against everything he might say".
It is an axiom that all great events come unexpected.
The reason is simple.
Man may be very intelligent.
His past achievements are immensely great.
His future too may be equally great and sure.
But the splendour Grace has in store, he cannot think of.
What he can think of cannot be a splendour.
How is he to qualify for that splendour?
Or is it true he cannot.
Assuming he can know it, it will not come to pass unless he forgets it.
How to forget what looms large in his Mind?
Presently he knows his smallness to be the greatest possibility.
Instead of persuading the negative to turn positive, he must desert the negative and turn to the positive and dwell on it to forget the negative.
Persuading the negative is to energise the negative.
Reconciliation of Matter and Spirit requires at the level of Transcendence to move to the Non-Being without losing hold of the Being.
It is to raise the positive to a further fullness.
In transforming the ego into the Psychic, the strategy is to move away, not to dwell on, to forget the ego and concentrate on the Psychic.
Darcy did it and came to love Elizabeth.
It qualified him to be Romantic.
It is a victory of idealism.
It is transformation.
She struggled her best in the other way.
She succeeded mercenarily.
She married Pemberley.
She qualified to receive his love.
She was a true woman.
She comes to read his letter expecting him to apologize, determined not to believe in anything he says.
She aims at the victory of her prejudice.
What she once believed, was believed by her ego.
It is the triumph of her ego she seeks, not the pure love of one who selflessly adores her in Truth, in the Truth of his being.
Ego is entrenched.
Even in accepting the defeat, it looks for its victory surreptitiously.
And after the second proposal, she demands from him an explanation of what in her he loved!
She is truly feminine, characteristically egoistic.
The atmosphere is compelling, his facts are irrefutable, his love is so pure that it is inevitable it should succeed that in spite of all that she is, she is rewarded with a success in her own terms.
She tried her very best to put on his letter all her own false constructions, but it had the opposite effect.

62.    "She read with an eagerness which hardly left her power of comprehension."
What is once in a lifetime to a poor Man is a frequent recurrence with aristocrats.
When something is new and enormously great, it requires enormous energies to handle.
A Man potentially strong releases that energy.
Energy released cannot act unless it is directed, organized and handled with the right skill which is the appropriate attitude.
It is obvious that no Man can qualify the first time.
Insufficient energy feels crushed.
Sufficient energy directed is aggressive like Mrs. Bennet.
Darcy owned to Elizabeth at Rosings he was not thus cultivated.
Wickham had no social standing.
Pemberley and Darcy's patronage were God sent boons to him.
He could have received the support in his inmost being to create Truth of personality.
He was essentially false.
He saw it was easy for him to acquire the external manners.
He had innumerable opportunities to meet aristocrats.
It was possible for him to pour his personality into their mould.
To do so truly needs great strength, greater energy and greatest skill.
To receive them in manners was readily possible.
An aristocratic child inherits this strength.
In meeting hundreds of relatives he shapes himself properly.
He sees his parents handling weighty issues often.
Some times, at a young age, he becomes a messenger to deliver them.
Often he may witness how his elders struggle to arrive at a decision.
In his youth maybe dozens of such letters would have figured at various levels.
He has an experience desired to non-aristocratic children.
The process of character collecting strength and culture of expression as a cultivated personality can be a very long pronouncement.
The religious aristocracy, the Brahmin aristocracy in India, even in poor families have constant frequent occasion to dilate on the Silence of the immutable Spirit.
To a child, it can give clarity, if not direct strength.
For an eager child desiring to move himself as a great one, enough foundation comes.
Scripture, Puranas, sermons, disputes that touch upon the foundations of the philosophy carry the consciousness of this strength.
Elizabeth was a total stranger to all this.
To a lesser personality Darcy's letter would have given a faint.
Elizabeth has enjoyed psychological freedom.
It frees one from social superstition.
Social superstition can make one a Collins.
It can generate veneration of an empty shell.
It will be frightened to death by the exhibition of real strength.
There could not be a more momentous moment in her life.
Had she any real strength of execution, it must have been exhausted by the proposal.
The letter was more than what she could handle.
The very eagerness should have exhausted any energy, not the one that could release eagerness.
She survived the proposal.
She was eager to read.
Still she might have weathered the storm.
Her infatuation had spent her energy fully in the opposite direction.
There is not one issue here.
Jane and Wickham are two issues.
Wickham is of the heart.
Jane is of the Being.
The worst of disillusions is the disillusion of the heart's idealism.
She subtly expected that blow and thought of its opposite as a defence.
Added to all that the whole weight of the crumbling personality of Darcy was there on her invisibly.
In this frame of Mind, she received this letter.

63.    "Was incapable of attending to the sense of the one before her eyes".
The Mind of the infant watches everything before its eyes without being able to understand anything as there is no aperceptive mass in its head.
The 3 year baby walking touches every object to sense it physically.
The Mind tries to take in all that is before it.
The object is not so much to understand as to come into contact.
The Mind of a youth who first reads history is much the same way.
A young lover observes the object of his love like that.
He accepts with adoration all that catches his senses.
This is the fashion of the Mind whatever the age when it is the eager first experience.
An impetuous salesman can readily know the impulsive eagerness of Elizabeth.
Ladies in a big shop sometimes exhibit this characteristic.
This is not a deficiency of the Mind, though it appears to be one. It is its characteristic.
Maturity of Mind is the other end of the scale.
Maturity is often convicted of cunning.
The original meaning of the word cunning is intelligence.
The idea of craftiness is a later development.
No maturity gathers without a good amount of cunning, though it is not inevitable.
Caution, a necessary ingredient of maturity degenerates into cunning.
Caution is a faculty that acts mostly on previous experience.
The alertness, the essence of experience, necessary to maturity, settles down as an attitude of caution.
One who is mature when he falls in love will see his caution ruling silently pushing away his alertness and eagerness.
In his false presentation to Elizabeth Wickham, exhibits much of this maturity in his manners.
Darcy is devoid of this, is incapable of any of these traits.
The passage on this page in which Austen describes her reading the letter, is the finest portrayal of character.
Elizabeth was alone in the park.
Her manners were not circumscribed by company.
So, she had no reason to suppress her flutterings.
She wanted to read a sentence as a whole at a time.
Eagerness, impulsiveness, impetuosity, impatience, hurry, tension, instability all were there in various forms entering variously.
Eagerness is the wish to cover the whole at once.
Impulsiveness is of the untrained sensation.
An element of Will in the impulse makes it impetuous.
Impatience is consciousness unorganized.
Hurry is the speed of the initiative.
Tension is holding more energy with less strength.
Instability is the condition of settled stability overcome by forces from outside or inside.
Whatever her exhibition we see here a very strong personality overcome by the forces and energies of the situation.
We saw a little of this in her at her first meeting with Wickham where she could ill-conceal her eagerness to know of Darcy.
In her readiness to know, she thoughtlessly revealed her opinion at once.
One can draw an exact parallel to this in Mrs. Bennet.
Only that in her the promptings are overt and forceful.
In Jane all this is present, but unseen by others.
Jane converts each impulse into a thought and rests on it.
As her father observes her mother all the time, but does not want to accept the reality before him, Jane has made that into her covert attitude.
Elizabeth has trained herself to be outspoken. But her spoken words are intelligent whether they are always cultivated or not; cautious or not.

64.    "His belief of her sister's inability, she instantly resolved to be false".
A central resolve expresses itself through every other resolve.
Her resolve is to reject him and his pleas.
Its centre is to adore Wickham.
Unless and until Darcy shakes that centre and plucks out that resolve, he will have no entry into her pattern of thinking.
Darcy has been accused of many things, but not of falsehood.
To accuse a gentleman of falsehood is worse than saying he is not a gentleman.
She does so as she has accepted the falsehood of one who is not a gentleman.
There is another truth more relevant to the question.
Jane's attitude of waiting to be sought is right for officers of £ 100 or £ 200 income.
With £ 4000 on Bingley, that rule will not readily work.
The initiative Jane denies to herself, her mother has taken overtly and the atmosphere of her family is charged with that silent announcement.
It has even become the voice of Meryton.
Sir Lucas gave utterance to it.
Grooms of her social level will respond to it and would be fully informed of it.
Darcy's unawareness is the reality of the social distance.
In one sense Jane and Bingley adopt the same attitudes.
Bingley, perhaps waits for Darcy to ask him to propose to Jane.
In the end, when the proposal came, it almost had that look.
Elizabeth evaluates Jane's position in isolation and wants Bingley to go by her opinion.
Bingley's psychological position is not generally seen at all.
For all practical purposes, Jane was insensible and Darcy was right fully.
Elizabeth, as anyone else in her position, wants things to happen according to her expectation, not according to the situation, which Charlotte pointed out.
Elizabeth is not false. How then it rose in her?
It is Wickham's falsehood she adores.
She is not a personality to be taken in by such information.
Her mother's insistent falsehood of mercenary character in her accomplishes it.
The external support to it is the true falsehood of Darcy that emerges as pride.
Her unstable condition is the dynamics of her false consciousness.
His was an opinion; she meets it with an attitude.
Opinion is a fact endorsed by Mind.
Attitude is an opinion endorsed by emotion.
It is Darcy's Mind verses Elizabeth's emotion.
Longbourn's vital urge is evaluating Pemberley's social self-awareness.
Trying to brand it as false, he maintains her refusal.
Her refusal is a subconscious plea for a deeper and fuller commitment.
We see her readiness is not mental, but sub-mental.
The ‘instantly resolved' indicates that no thought has gone into it.
When no thought enters a resolve, it is one of the subconscious.
It is such a pleasant spring morning with the trees putting forth fresh shoots.
It is not a physical atmosphere when she can refuse a brilliant proposal.
What happens inside her is really a reflection of the season. Only that it occurs inversely.
In reading that letter for the two hours in the par
k, she has taken her whole personality into her hands for revaluation.
It fully gives the appearance of her goodness of rationality.
It is, but not fully.
One more driving force is her readiness to respond to him positively.

65.    "The worst objections to the match made her too angry".
No Man likes to hear the obvious fact about himself, if derogatory, spoken.
One may well know it, but cannot hear it spoken.
We see here Elizabeth expecting an apology from him.
This is not an expectation based on a fact or a possibility.
It is enough one can imagine and he will expect, expect with the utmost intensity.
Though ridiculous and less than silly, there is a wider truth behind this negative vibration.
Man is universal and transcendental in his spiritual essence.
This ambition is a negative reminder to himself of his essential personality.
Wild ambition of the empty Man is subtle negative spiritual essentiality.
The true ideal and basis of democracy is the inner equality of all.
Human individuality is based on his social personal independence.
Individuality is the personality of the collective maturity.
One's individuality has in it all the essence of the collectivity.
He who embodies the collective culture and expresses it with the stamp of his own is the Individual.
Her anger vouchsafes for the fact of those objections.
Darcy is powerfully provoking her anger in the name of presenting facts.
The one purpose it serves is, it makes him ignore her anger.
That is the qualification of love.
The low that can never contact the high provokes it powerfully to receive a response, at least the response of anger.
A saint, being a cobbler and not being able to enter the temple, threw a stone daily at the deity.
It is significant that no one, particularly Elizabeth, is angry against Bingley.
Bingley, not having any anger in him, cannot evoke anger from anyone.
It is a full study to list out every reaction of Elizabeth and the corresponding trait in Darcy.
Often it is direct. Her anger provokes his anger and vice versa.
He has not reacted with anger to her refusal, but everything in him deep down resents the abuse, not Elizabeth.
Her false infatuation goes with his awkward truth.
His ruse has several correspondences in her, mainly her falling for false charm.
His pride evokes her prejudice.
His tolerance of Caroline brings Caroline's abuse on Elizabeth.
His writing to her about the elopement gives life to elopement.
His later paying Money invites the abuse earlier.
Darcy is unable to restrain his valid arguments in his favour. He writes them in the letter.
She is unable to restrain her anger for a Man who knows of her inferiority.
It is a truth of life that Man loses the friendship of one to whom he has confided his defect.
He called her ‘tolerable'.
She spoke to him in the strain he was unsociable.
He confessed his weakness to her.
She abused him with impunity.

66.    "It was all pride and insolence".
All her perceptions of Darcy are right.
In evaluating another's defect Man is precise as well as all pervasive.
She rightly understands him, not herself as much.
He tries to understand himself in the light of her descriptions.
She changed her opinion; he changed his character in his relation with her.
Had she equaled him in his effort, her own infatuation would have been given up or transformed into passionate love for Darcy.
Georgiana presently served Elizabeth to pleasantly remind her of Wickham.
In the other situation, Georgiana would have served her to remind her of her own shamefaced trust of Wickham.
Correcting one's defects is an effective way of transforming oneself.
A better way is to focus on the right side till the wrong side vanishes.
One's capacity to lose oneself in the adoration of the emotional ideal is another greater way.
That ideal can be seen in itself, in others, in oneself.
Elizabeth could have tried to see it in herself inside where her mother's dynamism, acting in her father's freedom produces cultural sweetness.
It never occurred to her to go beyond aspiring for Pemberley.
In evaluating Darcy's love for her she wondered how she could evoke such love.
One more step there could have shown her the positive side of her potential perfection.
She felt gratitude to Darcy for loving her in spite of petulance.
It is generous of her not to have attributed to herself inherent feminine value.
Had she done so, it would have been mean if not depraved.
Gratitude is a powerful emotion, very powerful in social events.
It supplied all the power for 3 weddings.
Her own innate inherent goodwill will not accept anything for her, till the whole family benefits.
That is why her own marriage comes at the end.
Gratitude is inclusive of love while we cannot readily say in all cases the same thing about love, in spite of its greatness.
Love is in essence Ananda.
It is self-existent.
Gratitude is towards another.
In that capacity it is not personal, but tends towards the universal.
Elizabeth fully played the role, equipping her emotions to receive Darcy's love.
It is no mean task especially to a woman.
To receive Love with gratitude, one needs a bigger heart than giving it to another.
To give love is to receive grace.
Grace that enters a soul emerges as love.
One is in the descent and the other is in the ascent.
The difference is that between the gods and the divine soul.
Two hundred years ago when these seminal ideas were not fully developed by the Spirit in the cosmic life, Jane Austen's perceptive performance makes us think she is a spiritual genius.
Again to have portrayed it not in darkness but in positive human circumstances through a comedy is to have had a glimpse of the spiritual potentials in life.


But when this subject was succeeded by his account of Mr. Wickham, when she read with somewhat clearer attention a relation of events which, if true, must overthrow every cherished opinion of his worth, and which bore so alarming an affinity to his own history of himself, her feelings were yet more acutely painful and more difficult of definition. Astonishment, apprehension, and even horror, oppressed her. She wished to discredit it entirely, repeatedly exclaiming, "This must be false! This cannot be! This must be the grossest falsehood!" -- and when she had gone through the whole letter, though scarcely knowing anything of the last page or two, put it hastily away, protesting that she would not regard it, that she would never look in it again.

67.    ‘Must overthrow every cherished worth of him'. Facts speak.

68.    Astonishment at the fabrication, apprehension of facts, horror at self-discovery - oppressed her.

69.    Discredit entirely'. She accepts it entirely.

70.    ‘Grossest falsehood' - what she heard from Wickham

71.    Elizabeth's response to the letter is a normal human response.

72.    Mind is perturbed when it hears the opposite.

73.    "She read an account of Mr. Wickham with somewhat clearer attention". The reasons for clarity here are 1) Darcy's hands are clean and she is totally false; 2) Her interest in Wickham is that of a lover 3) Even Wickham is secondary to her to Jane. With Jane, she is incapable of being reasonable

74.    She is unable to accept that Wickham's account is the grossest falsehood. Therefore, she exclaims, "This must be the grossest falsehood". It is, but not Darcy's account, but Wickham's report. Inner reflects the outer

75.    When Elizabeth is reading Darcy's letter, what Jane is doing or what Wickham is feeling will determine what she understands.

  • Jane was disillusioned by Caroline.

The basis for removing the obstacle Darcy has created is created.

  • Wickham has shifted to Miss King and she too left the place. As Wickham's true colours are coming out, Elizabeth is able to shed her charms for him.
  • Which caused which is an issue, but in the subtle plane sequence is not always from past to present. It can be in the reverse.

76.    ‘Difficult of definition'.

What defines emotions is the understanding behind it.

The understanding in the emotion can better define it.

Just now Elizabeth has no right understanding and is struggling to cling to wrong understanding.

In the struggle there is no understanding left. The emotions will not be defined till some understanding takes hold of her. More than the understanding or the one in the emotion, the cohesiveness of the emotions give it the right definition. Such a definition becomes precise by what underlies it in the physical consciousness. Just now her emotions are in a tumult; her body - Mrs. Bennet - is violently dynamic, ready to burst out. No definition is possible at all.

77.    Acute pain in the emotion is its readiness to fall out in pieces.

78.    Astonishment at the exposure of her low status and the wickedness of Wickham are apprehended by her.

79.    Horror for her at the destruction of the low vulgar falsehood of her mother.

80.    She is like a bastard to whom her own mother disclosed the secret of her birth. She is a social bastard.

81.    She has now heard that the emperor has no clothes, having proclaimed its fineness till then. It is no mere humiliation, but one of hypocritical fakeness.

82.    ‘Scarcely knowing anything of the last page'.

It is where the scoundrel is out. She dared not KNOW it.

83.    She has the horror of preserving the brittle falsehood of Wickham.

84.    This is the period when his gaming debts accumulated.

As they build up, his artificial castle sinks.

85.    As her castle sinks, it stinks.

86.    "Must overthrow every cherished opinion of him".
Facts speak.
To an open Mind facts have the force of conviction.
Facts are arguments in the physical plane.
Her mind is infatuated but not closed.
It is because of the freedom of her father in which she is nurtured.
Minds cultured in freedom to the last retain their freedom. Hence are open.
Infatuation is intensity of energy.
Closure is the structure.
Her mind has the ability to remain open even when infatuated.
Her attachment to Jane is biological, to Wickham is psychological.
She can have greater freedom in judging Wickham's case than Jane's issue.
Whatever the defects of Darcy, in strength of personality Wickham is no match to him.
In reading an account of Darcy about Wickham, both their original personalities weigh with her.
The chances of any true account from Wickham stand little chance against Darcy's weighty personality.
Wickham's account is false.
Darcy speaks unvarnished facts.
Naturally she enjoys a greater clarity here.
It is to her credit that her Mind remains open in this assessment.
Hers were cherished opinions.
Facts are so powerful that in spite of being cherished opinions they deserve to be thrown out.
One does not feel like throwing out a cherished opinion unless by some alchemy it becomes the opposite.
From the beginning, in reading the letter, she was disposed to disbelieve Darcy about Jane.
With Wickham she starts saying if true.
Whether the original arboreal Ape is going to remain an Ape or if it is going to evolve into Man is decided by a CHOICE.
Without exception, however small or great the issue is that choice is always apparently small, almost invisible, and imperceptible to the one who makes it.
Whether World War II is to be won or lost, Indian freedom is to be won by violence or non-violence, one is going to retire in Government service or become world famous, the choice decides.
Elizabeth faces such a choice.
The open Mind the freedom of her atmosphere gave made it possible.
Her own personality made the choice.
The determinant is her subconscious response to Darcy.
Her conscious response is to Pemberley.
It should say it was Mrs. Gardiner who at the last moment influenced her choice.
Her example is worth emulation.
She who influenced Elizabeth positively refrained from introducing a vitiating negative curiosity.
Mrs. Gardiner, against all traditional norms, expected a letter from Darcy to Elizabeth at Longbourn.
This attitude discloses the direction of her Mind.

87.    "Astonishment, apprehension, and even horror oppressed her".
Knowledge, especially spiritual knowledge is self-awareness.
One would expect to discover inside light, goodness, sweetness, etc.
When good things are not found, it is a great disappointment.
It is common for devotees to go inside and see darkness.
One educated lady saw a scorpion, a cockroach inside.
The truth is, this is the inner reality of that person, not what she thinks of herself.
Elizabeth never thinks of inner knowledge.
Nor does she know one such thing is in existence.
The inner is biological psychological as well as spiritual.
Biological is from parents, psychological is from education, spiritual is from the awakening in the spirit.
Reading the letter is an occasion for her to know of herself.
Subtly, she knows what is coming.
It gives apprehension and even horror in anticipation.
Astonishment can precede horror or wonder if unexpected.
The role of a human complement is to open your inside to you.
Darcy has no knowledge of what he is doing.
He has no intention of opening her inside to her.
She has done it to him falsely.
He is only returning to her the favour.
A complement functions directly, indirectly positively, negatively, subtly, subconsciously, overtly, covertly, consciously, etc.
In whatever fashion the complement works, it does complete one's personality.
Good manners can be a complement pleasantly.
Complements of character penetrate, usually dig up unwanted characteristics.
Mrs. Bennet is a complement to her husband for his indolence.
Darcy is Bingley's complement for indecisiveness.
Wickham completes Elizabeth's need for truth from the opposite side.
Darcy offers infinite scope for Elizabeth socially and endless vistas psychologically to complete the potentials of her budding personality.
He longs to do it positively.
He being one of negative manners does it inversely.
Collins is a totally dominating personality in areas of his freedom.
Charlotte is his domestic complement never crossing his wishes or fancies.
She acts as a complement to his sycophancy of Lady Catherine naturally as proximity to Rosings is flattering to her depths.
One who is incapable of following an argument must know his folly.
It is not human nature to describe itself negatively.
Negative self-awareness is against psychological survival.
When he listens to an argument and does not comprehend, he thinks the other man does not know how to explain.
He ascribes his own folly to the other.
He discovers himself in another.
Each soul enters into a play with another soul.
In knowledge they exchange knowledge for mutual growth in knowledge.
In ignorance each stirs up the other's ignorance so as to rise into knowledge.
Darcy and Elizabeth do it to each other.
The non-comprehending fool does it to his friend whose intelligent explanation is beside the point for him for his inner growth.
Lydia completes Wickham's married life thwarting his ideas of marrying a rich lady in Australia or America.
He has to discover the ground realities of poor domestic life as a return to a weekend fling of irresponsibility.

88.    "This must be the grossest falsehood"
What she heard from Wickham was the grossest falsehood.
The vital that is wrong responds to others as though they are wrong.
Growth of the vital to mental comes at first by a shock.
Ordinarily the transition from one plane to higher plane is through a sense of wonder and surprise.
It can also be through a shocking circumstance.
That happens when one is immersed in his own condition.
It can be a concentrated condition of light or darkness.
Whether light or darkness, breaking out of it can be violent.
Here she is in infatuation with a false malicious person.
To emerge out of it is violent, shocking, and unpleasant.
India ushered herself into Freedom through violence when her ostensible approach was through non-violence.
The oppressed sections of the society under religious rule could not be legally so oppressed during the British rule.
Those sections can subconsciously regret the transition and feel quite violently about it.
Gandhiji described that violence as the reemerging of the natural violence he denied expression during the heydays of non-violence.
Grace often makes extraordinary compromises with human folly and offers alternate solutions.
The obstinacy of the congress in 1942, their refusal of the Cripps offer was a direct refusal of grace.
In spite of it the freedom was won, though, as He said, in two parcels on August 15.
This time orthodoxy asserted and escaped the Blessings of August 15.
The violence can be explained as a direct violent refusal of grace.
Elizabeth's violent description as grossest falsehood can be seen as her utter inability to part with her mother's dynamic folly.
Pure facts out of the mouth of a low conscious person can be seen as gross falsehood.
What he says matters, not who says it matters.
Darcy, in that sense, is ill qualified to speak facts.
Mrs. Bennet's legitimate insistence of Jane's wedding only meets with life's constant refusal.
Mrs. Bennet is ill qualified to marry her daughters.
She can aspire silently. And that brought two eligible men.
Beyond that, even if she thinks, it will have negative results.
The taxi driver who takes us to a VIP has no right to enter the presence of the VIP.
His role ends with driving.
Will Mrs. Bennet be flattered with the role of a taxi driver?
Not only the driver, each must limit himself to his role.
Elizabeth was introduced to falsehood so that by transformation she could enter the wider truth of Pemberley.
Pemberley itself had an outer penumbra of crudeness that was false.

89.    "Scarcely knowing what it says, she hastily put it away.
What is hastily put away will be as quickly taken up.
Both, putting away and taking up, are the same act in opposite direction.
Man is a bundle of contradictions.
He will do exactly the opposite of what he intends to do or what he should do.
Lace is the psychological equivalent of elopement.
Elopement is the social version of Lace for Mr. Bennet.
He could stop his wife's enthusiasm for the lace, little knowing that energy cannot be stopped.
What he denied her, resurfaced in her favourite daughter not as lace, but as what the originally denied lace had grown into.
Acts repeat, they repeat after growing.
You can refuse an act, not stop the energy of the act.
It will continue to grow in some direction, even in the opposite direction.
Sometimes they appear to disappear.
Really the energy does not dissolve or the act disappears.
The energy may be absorbed into a growing structure.
Mrs. Bennet's initiative resulted in Bingley's departure.
The element of perversity in her character turns into a conspiracy and later ruse.
Excessive energy in a structure becomes perverse, if not allowed to overflow.
Mrs. Bennet's energies are partially absorbed by her life.
She does not disobey her husband, though she will insist on her ways endlessly.
Left to herself she would not exhaust her energies until she buys all the dresses and gives as many parties as she would wish with no thought about expenses.
Had he courted several thousand pounds of loan, she might have come to an end of her energies.
There was no scope for her beyond £ 2000.
Hence the native generation of perversity.
Darcy's conspiracy matured by a strange mechanism of reversal into a proposal.
Cancelling the possibility of Bingley's proposal germinated as his own proposal.
Elizabeth abused him because she was voicing Jane's silent protest.
The vituperative abuse which is the result of his conspiracy evolved into his transformation of consciousness.
His transformation brought her to Pemberley with the Gardiners.
The change is resented from below his consciousness from his substance.
He could not proceed beyond a few minutes of greeting Elizabeth.
It was his nervous shyness that made him go.
The energy of the immense effort brought him back to prolonged civil behaviour.
This exercise in good manners of civility made him ready for transformation in the substance.
The energy of the lace, on the other hand, matured into elopement and presented him an occasion for transformation in the substance.
She, who moved to the mental from the vital, must lose Wickham from the realm of possibility to admit Darcy into her consciousness.
The elopement, apart from physically removing Wickham, dug deep into herself to present Mrs. Bennet in her and compelled her to present her mother to him.
No act is really complete if the social power in it is not fully recognized.
It was recognized by his payment.
Not only he paid, but admitted him into his family fold.
Finally all this developed energy was absorbed into three weddings.
Elizabeth's vehement refusal generated a great volume of negative energy which was absorbed into Charlotte's wedding.
Poverty and plainness to be ushered into the security of property and marriage needs energy.
The difference in social statures being served by the negative energy of Elizabeth is the way the rule sinks down by reversal.
What is negative to Elizabeth is positive to Charlotte.
The reversal of positive energy into negative energy increases in volume.
Lowering of values raises the quantity of energy.
To trace every act in the story will lead us to discover their meeting at a point of integrated existence.


In this perturbed state of mind, with thoughts that could rest on nothing, she walked on; but it would not do: in half a minute the letter was unfolded again, and collecting herself as well as she could, she again began the mortifying perusal of all that related to Wickham, and commanded herself so far as to examine the meaning of every sentence. The account of his connexion with the Pemberley family was exactly what he had related himself; and the kindness of the late Mr. Darcy, though she had not before known its extent, agreed equally well with his own words. So far each recital confirmed the other; but when she came to the will, the difference was great. What Wickham had said of the living was fresh in her memory, and as she recalled his very words, it was impossible not to feel that there was gross duplicity on one side or the other; and, for a few moments, she flattered herself that her wishes did not err. But when she read and re-read with the closest attention the particulars immediately following of Wickham's resigning all pretensions to the living, of his receiving in lieu so considerable a sum as three thousand pounds, again was she forced to hesitate. She put down the letter, weighed every circumstance with what she meant to be impartiality, deliberated on the probability of each statement; but with little success. On both sides it was only assertion. Again she read on; but every line proved more clearly that the affair, which she had believed it impossible that any contrivance could so represent as to render Mr. Darcy's conduct in it less than infamous, was capable of a turn which must make him entirely blameless throughout the whole.

90.    ‘Thoughts that could rest on nothing' - It happens when the thought is ill-defined.

91.    When the fact is Wickham is false, she wants to believe he is truthful. So the fact and her idea do not fit together.

92.    ‘Collecting herself' - Her present thought structure is dashed to pieces.

93.    Prejudice is a force that compels one NOT to see, to see something different or opposite to what is.

94.    She commanded herself - commanded against prejudice.

95.    Gross duplicity is there. Only that she is looking for it elsewhere.

96.    Facts are formidable. Whether it is global warming or rise in pay, look at the facts.

97.    On both sides, it was assertion - now she equates falsehood and truth.

98.    Pakistan and India, the criminal and the victim are equated before law till the judgement.

99.    To discover FACTS is to be WISE. They change the perspective upside down.

100.She wants Darcy to confirm Wickham's report. When she finds it is not so, she discredits it

101.Falsehood violently hopes that truth must confirm and accept it, but in reality the opposite happens

102.She goes back to the letter in a few minutes.

Consider the energy movement of Life Response in her putting the letter away and going back to it in a trice.

The struggle between truth and falsehood is depicted by her indecisiveness.

It is no ordinary mental struggle but one that gives her fatigue (P. 186) to the body, so telling was its revelation. She had to walk for two hours for her body to absorb her disturbed mental energies and dissipate it in physical movements. Her spirits are originally high and therefore her playfulness readily comes to the surface.

103.In half a minute she went back to the letter. It is not a conscious act. This act is automatic, subconscious.

104.The only difference between the first reading and now is she is able to collect herself.

Being able to collect oneself is in that measure self-awareness. Here it is self-awareness of not thought that is formed, emotions that are defined but self-awareness of unformed energy.

105.‘Mortifying perusal'.

It is mortifying as she is lost in wicked ungrateful falsehood. Still she peruses because the rationality in her is not dead.

106.While here it is mortifying perusal for her, Wickham is heaping dissipating debts for himself. Darcy has by then set to work on himself to transform himself and is in the process of discovering that his cool calm is really bitterness of spirit. (P. 327)

107.Reviewing the event from Time, Space, sequence, correspondence, etc. relating to its past and future in the story more and more insights emerge. Darcy brought Fitzwilliam as a companion. Now that he saw Elizabeth there, Fitzwilliam is not in his mind. Just as she was reading the letter Darcy is not even with him. Elizabeth of whom William is charmed about has dropped him from her mind. All that is there is Darcy's letter only.

108. It is a simple act of a charming rascal who has captured the imagination of a girl in bloom. Any girl would have been equally a victim. The event acquires colour only because from a distance a formed character like Darcy has appreciated the fire in her eyes and is willing to sacrifice all his formed character at the altar of her love. In the absence of Darcy, Elizabeth will be a victim like Lydia, to what extent we cannot say and the whole thing will qualify for an undignified episode meriting the label of a misfortune or a tragedy. Imagine Elizabeth in Lydia's place with or without marriage and the turn she would have given to the fortunes of the family. In which case it will not warrant the writing of a novel by Jane Austen.

109.In her charm for Wickham there is a great truth of romance. By any standard of romance of any century, the wide sympathy of the population will be with her as long as his history is not known. Here is a case of infatuation of a very intelligent girl. It is better to think of some basic truths of Romance.

  • True Romance does not meet false characters.
  • It never becomes infatuation.
  • There will be no element of excitement in it.
  • Nor there will be any calculation, expectation, ruse explicit or implicit in its arena.
  • It can have no goal of marriage in its view, but all those goals will be there without seeking.
  • A false story or character reaching one capable of Romance gets fully exposed before he spreads his net.
  • It can have social, psychological barriers of the period, but no barriers which the society in its cream has already overcome.
  • Non-mercenary conditions, when consummated will find all material benefits automatically. If that element is not there, the Romance will be of a lower order or a higher order of marriage.

110.She commanded herself to examine.
She is not able to read. She has to command herself to read the sentences and make out the meaning. It means she is so much possessed by her prejudice. Command is an effort of will

111.The story of Pemberley is exactly as Wickham has said.

Elizabeth takes Wickham as the standard for truth and wishes Darcy to rise to his occasion! The culprit asks the judge to rise to his own standards of Justice!

112.Gross duplicity on one side or the other.

113.She did not feel any shock or outrage at the story of Georgiana's elopement. She read it as mere news, did not feel as she felt on Lydia's running away.

How deeply partial, steeped in prejudice for Wickham she is. There is no shred of fairness. Where is the question of rationality? She was callous to his attempt. It is unpardonable. Had she been fair to Darcy, saw the rogue attempted a heinous crime, Lydia would not have run away. She lacked even a modicum of goodness in responding to the news. To her, Wickham is sacred, he is above blame. No one should blame her idol of any misdeed! She is one who did not even blame Wickham when Lydia was the victim. Her only regret is she had not had that luck of accompanying dear noble Wickham. But she was exceedingly shocked by the charge of extravagance and profligacy. Surely she is tender to him and solicitous, overlooks the elopement, is grieved by extravagance. 

114.When Wickham spread his false wares she readily swallowed it, full of sympathy for him. Now when Darcy speaks of the Will, £3000, elopement, and profligacy she feels there is no proof, it is mere assertion.

As far as she is concerned, accusation of Wickham is accusation of herself. This after his desertion. Even in the perturbed state of her mind, her sympathies are fully and solidly on his side. It is entrenched prejudice. She would be sorry for his resigning his claims for the living and would feel that £3000 was rightly his due.

115.Darcy is entirely blameless only, not exemplary in his unstinted generosity.

She upgrades Darcy from not less than infamous to entirely blameless. We find no outrageous phrase about Wickham.

His elopement can be classified under casual errors was her anticipatory wish.

She, the daughter of Mrs. Bennet, does not deserve Darcy's love. She is fit to be outraged by Wickham for the passion she has for him. Darcy could very well abuse her instead of her doing so.

116."In half a minute the letter was unfolded again".
No serious issue can be shelved, it has to be met and dealt with.
As the letter does not endorse her emotions, she put it away readily.
It is a vital recoiling, not a rational handling of the Mind.
Mind is not an instrument of patience, but it has a lot more of patience than the vital.
Elizabeth's reaction to the letter is a classical example of intensely emotional prejudice meeting a simple situation of rational understandable facts.
The vital that has rejected has the characteristic move of returning to it with equal haste.
Facts are thoughts personified.
Impression is an intense organization of emotions irrespective of their character.
One meeting the other cannot certainly produce thoughts or emotions.
It produces intense reactions of a character that defies definition.
Man is expected not to emerge out of that situation for whatever reason.
One endowed with a clear Mind cannot for long subject himself to it.
Hence the conflict.
To have resolved it in two hours is unheard of, is a credit to her.
Two years or twenty years are not sufficient for the Mind that awaits the issue.
Darcy is certainly endowed with clearly developed mental capacities.
The vital defects of Darcy are really defects of understanding.
He was asked to treat others meanly.
He acquired all those defects as mental ideas to be practiced.
She is superior to him in Mind in that her Mind was fostered and nurtured in freedom, in the values of a free atmosphere.
We see here the exact parallel to Darcy's defective mental training and her defective mental delusion of Wickham's goodness.
Pemberley consciously foisted mean mental values on Darcy.
Wickham consciously told her utterly false mean calumny.
Her fight is with herself but it is fought on his psychological battlefields in character.
She did not reply nor does he expect a reply because she has totally accepted the contents of the letter.
She could accept it with the available energy.
There is no more energy to phrase it for a letter.
Endorsement at that level does not permit expression.
Accomplishment at that depth prevents acknowledgement of any description.
Even in Pemberley he did not raise the issue of the letter, nor did she come to it.
It permits or deserves public mention only when the work is accomplished.
Of the hundreds of the golden rules of the subtle world this is one.
We see both silently honouring the sacred rule.
It is possible in the proper atmosphere to codify these rules too.

117."Commanded herself to examine the meaning of each sentence".
After reading a page of The Life Divine we do not know what it is all about, not because we do not have the intelligence to know it, but we are of a different consciousness.
Consciousness comprehends similar consciousness.
One level of consciousness cannot perceive another level of consciousness.
He writes from the Mind facts, she reads from the vital emotional prejudice.
Not that she is not endowed with mental consciousness but that it is not available here.
To her it is a mortifying perusal.
The scandalous falsehood is dying its natural death by this reading.
She could not read it as a letter.
She has to handle sentence by sentence.
Even for that everything in her is unwilling and she commands the emotions.
So much of mental control is available even at this moment.
There were days before letter writing was available.
How such communications could be made then.
Emotions can communicate, not thoughts to emotions.
Neither of them was aware of the inner conflict in the other.
Each suffered in his own way.
Silent suffering is sufficient communication.
He wanted her to do him the honour of reading the letter.
To her it was the horror of reading the letter.
The vital is a plant that blossoms once in its lifetime.
It is far more true of the emotions.
Emotions of the cultivated heart of sensibilities do not blossom at the touch of anything but the Truth.
Once blossomed it can only fruit set.
It has not learnt to reblossom in another context.
In her it is the vital sensation that opened to Wickham.
Her mother and father in their coexistence in a child do not mature to emotional heights.
Her dynamism is physical mostly overflowing into the lower vital.
Nor do we find Mr. Bennet emotional. He is at best dry and sarcastic.
Vital fruits are sour or bitter, never deliciously sweet.
She was spared of that fate by life.
The perusal was mortifying to her.
Her whole castle in imagination came down, though by then he had deserted her.
She kept him alive in her as it was he who captured her imagination.
It is disenchantment.
In her it never ripened to disillusionment.
No man loves to be robbed of his imaginary possessions.
Life of imagination is as real as real life.

118."The account of Pemberley and the kindness of the late Mr. Darcy was exactly what he had related himself".
Her rationality would readily accept what she already believed.
She is almost in a court of justice.
Darcy has offered her the power of judgment.
Incidentally she is the accuser by implication.
It is a rare risk to invite the accuser to be a judge.
He would readily accord her the highest sense of fairness and justice.
She is fully inclined to award him the maximum punishment, not on the strength of evidence but by virtue of accusation.
True love expects fair justice at the hands of injustice.
Never is true love known to have failed.
To her Wickham's heinous crimes are casual lapses, including the attempt at elopement.
Darcy's insensibility of Jane's participation is grossest falsehood.
The Alwar who found all the temple jewels on his wife when accused of stealing pleaded not guilty. The sword of the executioner vanished.
Darcy has in her the faith the Alwar had in Lord Krishna.
His faith was rewarded though by stages.
She did not err against the stated facts, though she did not fully withdraw the partiality created by the original charm.
Darcy was not charmed by Elizabeth.
He was attracted against his better judgment.
There was no such attraction or fascination or charm in Wickham.
With Wickham it was she who leaned towards him.
With Darcy, it was he who felt irresistibly attracted.
Elizabeth is a fine case for one who wants to study prejudice.
The title of the novel carries her attitude which she fully lives.
The power of the truth of love fully wins here.
In the fight of truth against falsehood two hundred years ago the chances of truth were always slender.
The power of truth with which Sherlock Holmes served the public won gratitude occasionally, fees never.
It was a period, when if the services of truth was accepted, truth must be thankful.
King Lear was nowhere with his truth, not Cordelia nor Desdemona.
Not that they were less true or their truth had a blemish, but it was period of success to Iago, Goneril and Lady Macbeth.
Darcy was in luck because of the power of the Revolution in Europe.
Darcy, after his refusal, never once employed the methods of social life.
His reliance was entirely on his merit, truth and goodness.
He went out of his way to hide his services to Lydia.
Jane Austen's genius is seen in the way she saw the power of truth in love.
It is the power of love, but mainly the power issued out of his being true.
That power first removed Wickham from her periphery and later from her Mind.

119."When he came to the Will, the difference is great".
There is substance and consciousness in any event.
What is true in consciousness may not exist in the substance or less true, feebly true below.
Conscious can be viewed as the subtle substance.
The difference can be likened to memory and understanding or information and experience.
He asked the greatest of boon from the very highest not only for the world, but the earth.
Earth is the material substance for the life in the world.
What Wickham receives is patronage not right.
Patronage is on the surface, right is deep down.
A friend is friendly, fair, rational in all the affairs of friendship. Time comes when material issues arise and it, when it touches, his selfishness, we see the friendship beginning to wear thin.
Friendship is social, personal, material interest that touches human nature in oneself.
A selfish attitude even when dealing with a rival or enemy EXPECTS he will fully honour your wishes, dreams, and fanciful expectations.
Otherwise there is disappointment.
One soul relates to the other for mutuality, harmony and ultimately unity.
Unity for one soul is the other soul dissolving and merging into him.
The cosmic life is spiritual. Man approaches it vitally, selfishly.
So far in international politics cooperation means submitting to the strongest.
Love grows by giving.
Darcy wishes to give his all to her and thereby grow.
Should Mrs. Bennet have her way, she will invite Bingley to dinner and ask him to propose to Jane after dinner. She may not wait till the next day.
That is her self-giving, everyone doing to her what she desires most at once.
Elizabeth acting as a judge has the attitude of her mother.
She fully expects Darcy to offer apologies for his actions, endorse every idea she heard from Wickham and quietly withdraw from the scene.
We see it in public life, private life, in fiction, in history, etc.
Mercedes wants Dantes to call her Mercedes, approve of her marriage with Fernand, spare the life of her son Albert, declare to her the passionate affection of the days of the youth, and exonerate her actions as the compulsion of circumstances.
She is unable to have one consideration for the Man who still loves her.
She wants Dantes to ignore the treacherous life of Fernand.
It is from a lady who forsook all the tainted Money of her husband, who told her son the shameful secret of his father and the early love of her premarital youth.
This is the selfish vital that is capable of this monumental sacrifice.
Love can rise to great heights when it is purely selfish and particularly mercenary.
That is what the world knows as love and cherishes it.
It is not love. Selfish love is pure selfishness and no love.
Love cannot consort with selfishness.
Anyway there is not an iota of love in any of the Bennet girls.
Mrs. Bennet is full of energy.
Energy looks for action, excludes love as it is an encumbrance to work.
Human action has the surface of energy that comes from skill related to work.
It has force and power and attitude. When all these are removed from human action there is nothing left. Love needs a base at that depth for it to flower. That is an outgoing movement of self-giving. Self-giving is not love, but self-giving can generate love. Love is the mental aspect of Ananda. For love to be born in some one there must be ananda in him.

120."It is impossible not to feel gross duplicity on one side or the other."
This is a reflection of the Mind.
A vital person will not listen to a valid fact.
A physical person would not open the letter at all or would refuse to receive it.
All the trials she undergoes are because she has a Mind clouded by the vital.
It is from vital ego that she responds.
The ego when faced with a problem looks at itself only, not the problem.
When forced to see the problem, it sees from its point of view ONLY.
Ego is only an intermediary; the soul is the true being.
Ego sees ananda as sensation.
When the reacting ego is removed ananda reveals itself in full splendour.
Her vital ego pronounces before reading it is false.
It calls his statement gross duplicity.
When Darcy gives her an information she sees what Wickham said was fresh in her memory.
She looks to Darcy's facts whether they tally with Wickham's version.
The egoistic vision is unable to see the words before it.
The egoistic sense does not know what the words are.
Darcy's proposal is not at all in her Mind or view.
It is all Jane or Wickham.
It is known that Man is not capable of listening to ideas far out of their way.
A purse of Rs. 10,000/- far exceeded its target. As it was multiplied a dozen fold a positive, wholesome atmosphere arose around the work.
Someone sold a small helicopter factory for 8 lakhs of rupees and had the money on hand. He was infected by the devotional atmosphere and went to him for whom the purse was collected to say, "Time has come for me to give all my Money to you". He heard, "Time has not come." Later the devotee changed his Mind.
Darcy is offering her what is not there in her imagination.
She, by her social position, is not meant for Pemberley.
He offers her Pemberley.
She has not heard it.
She speaks of Jane and Wickham.
Pemberley is way beyond her expectation or imagination.
She heard the proposal, read the letter, but it is not in her Mind.
Later when she saw Pemberley she understood his proposal.
Its physical presentation was necessary for her to recognize it.
Once Pemberley is seen, the reality dawned on her, then Jane and Wickham could recede in her Mind's perception.
At the proposal she could not conceive the weight and reality of it.
At Pemberley she conceives, perceives, and senses the very building and she tells herself "I could have been familiar with these rooms".
Mrs. Reynolds must have made the biggest impression on her as her mother did not have the poise of the housekeeper of Pemberley.
The fact that she knew Darcy, she saw, raised her status and value in the eyes of the house keeper.
At Lady Catherine's she thought she could have introduced herself as her future niece.
At Pemberley we do not know whether she thought "What if I marry Darcy? How then will I look in the eyes of the housekeeper".

121."Receiving a considerable sum of £ 3000, again she hesitated".
One who pushed himself willingly to ruin is baffled by the facts of the result.
In her taking a wrong route there was an exhilaration, an intensity of rapturous joy, a sense of triumph that she morally opposed Darcy's act of injustice.
All were castles in the air.
Now that time has come to demolish that, her predicament is baffling.
No fact or act can be argued away or frowned away.
She clings to her illusion fast.
£ 3000 is not a sum anyone, even Darcy, can fabricate.
It is 1½ times the annual income of Mr. Bennet.
She knocked Darcy down with her vehemence.
He took it lying down and brought facts to her perusal.
When ego is shed Brahman reveals its infinitely expansive unity.
She is mental, refuses to be non-mental, and does not insist on her prejudice.
The vital ego when parted reveals the mentally expanding horizons of Darcy's
She was told of Darcy's deceit, dishonour, betrayal of his father.
How could she know that this £ 3000, was not in the will, was in addition to the £ 1000 his father had endowed him. And it is three times that figure.
For a gambler 3000 and 30,000 are only articles of use, make no difference.
The sight of the figure of this amount struck her as the first glimpse of Pemberley.
All her urge had lost its energy, but the surface attitude remained.
Man who is routed in elections will grudge on the platform the elementary courtesy in referring to his rival.
The big loss is in spite of him, this small mean gain is within his reach.
It requires a generous heart to own one's defeat magnanimously.
Even more difficult is to enjoy victory with becoming humility.
Rama's face was likened to a lotus drawn in his losing the throne and regaining it, showing neither depression nor elation.
It was open to her to have questioned the veracity of the payment.
She did not.
The weight of the Money and the truth of his position were strong enough to create belief in her.
Increasing quantity changes the quality for the better.
In reading the letter, she has been collecting facts however unwillingly they were against her convictions.
The sum of the facts was overwhelming.
The whole is greater than the sum.
As she read, not only the sum delivered itself to her, but the whole slowly emerged.
The whole belongs to the subtle plane.
The subtle is more powerful than the physical.
Whether she consciously changed or a change came over her compellingly, she may not have been aware, but it did.
When a problem reverses or undoes itself often it travels in the opposite direction during the same route.
As she expanded into hate by Wickham's recital, so she subsided into common sense by the revelations of the letter.
To ask the creator of the problem to solve it is Her method.
The problem created by ‘tolerable' was undone by Darcy himself.

122.            "Weighed every circumstance, she meant to be impartial".
A stick in water is bent, appears to be bent.
When you are told it is an appearance, not reality, if you check with any number of people, the truth will not emerge. Pull out the stick, the truth will be seen.
Error created by a plane cannot be corrected from within the plane.
She weighs every circumstance while her Mind is still prejudiced.
She must ask another to pronounce as she is no longer a capable judge.
The ocular evidence regarding the sun must give place to mental consideration.
The theory is there is no evil, no error. Look at the letter from that point of view.
In that case there is no falsehood with Wickham.
Had she had that consciousness when meeting Wickham, he could not have told her a lie.
Wickham came out with the falsehood, because she first fell for his false charm.
Impartiality of a partial Mind is still partial.
She fell for Wickham means it was the red coat of Mrs. Bennet at 25 years of age.
Elizabeth's fundamental stuff of consciousness is that of her mother. So it asserts.
Man in his supramental journey should start from where he is.
It will take him 30,000 years.
How long will it take depends upon where he is - body, vital, Mind.
Mind, says Sri Aurobindo, will take 30,000.
Can he come out of his Mind?
He certainly can come out of his ego.
Not all people can concede that.
Even if he can, is he willing?
What is willingness or ability?
Willingness is attitude, ability is capacity.
For an entirely vital person, it will not strike him that he is partial.
Only when a person's vital experience is exhausted, it will strike him.
It is the appearance of a vibration from higher consciousness.
Such a phenomenon is Grace.
Man is in Time and therefore in karma.
He has a choice to be in karma or come out of it.
It is a human choice.
The moment he wishes to give up karma, Mother fully relieves him of it.
Thus he moves from Time to Timelessness, from Mind to Overmind.
There is a further step. It is from grace to supergrace, from Overmind to Supermind.
Man willing to give up faith in his capacities moves to supergrace.
Supergrace acts in supramental consciousness.
To know of Mother, to hear of Her, to get a photo of Her is grace or even supergrace.
After that Man is anxious to go back to Time and Karma.
We see after Darcy's proposal how anxious Elizabeth is about Wickham.
God can come to us in his act of grace; it is for Man to wean himself away from Time and karma.
Supergrace comes to Meryton as the French Revolution.
The whole of England, along with all of Europe, is shaken at its roots.
No aristocrat wants it in England.
He will move mountains to ward off the Revolution.
Revolution accepted by the society as a whole is evolution.
The wave of Revolution coming as a vibration of evolution has brought Darcy to Meryton.
It comes to Elizabeth as ‘tolerable'.
'Tolerable' is fortified by the scandal.
The scandal is delivered through charm.
To be charmed and attracted by falsehood is to respond to the vital.
It is the physical dynamism that so responds.
In the very first ball she caught his attention.
The significance, the evolutionary significance lies in Bingley bringing her to Darcy.
The aristocracy is rocked at its roots by the bourgeoisie.

123."On both side it was only assertion .......entirely blameless through the affair".
A fact when stated is an assertion.
A lie too is an assertion.
How can a fact be distinguished from a falsehood.
Mentally it cannot be.
Sensation discovers the true from the false.
For the depth and intensity of her prejudiced infatuations, it is a sound credit to her senses - the truth of her senses - that she found the blameless one blameless.
She read again and again.
Clearly she is rational, the desire to know the fact is greater than the urge to believe the scandal.
It is an entirely a movement towards the mental from the vital.
Even in the Mind, unless there is an unambiguous choice to know the truth, falsehood is capable of masquerading as truth.
It is not so much the falsehood that is told us as the desire to believe the falsehood that creates a basis for scandal.
The outer reflecting the inner is true not only in quantity but in quality.
The depth of falsehood that came to us and we believed is directly equal to the depth of falsehood is us.
Apart from quality and quantity in a message its colour, flavour, the structure of fabrication, its relevance to the progress we need, the fall we enjoy are truly in proportion.
Construct a parallel between Wickham's scandal and its various dimensions and the parental situation for her at home.
Wickham was admitted into Pemberley and treated with utmost kindness by the elder Darcy after being his god father.
He was supported at school because his mother was extravagant.
He was supported at Cambridge gratuitously.
He was offered the living.
He asked his son to promote his progress.
He was, in the will, offered £ 1000.
Darcy agreed to support his law studies which never came true.
Again he took £ 3000.
He attempted elopement.
He left debts among the trades' people.
Coming from a home of £ 300 annual expenditure, she seized £ 2000 and spent it all on her laces, muslins, parties, etc.
As the elder Darcy unconsciously indulged Wickham, Mr. Bennet helplessly indulged his wife.
As Wickham was insistent in pursuing his ways of dissipation she was insistent on all her earlier ways now with a vengeance.
Darcy interfered with Wickham when he crossed the limit at the elopement.
It is of equal significance that Mr. Bennet put his foot down at Lydia's elopement.
Her inner is exactly the outer.
She has only indulged her inner consciousness.
To have kept the clarity for the truth in this condition is a credit to her father in her, awake, alert and active.
On both sides the materials revealing themselves as complement is a true picture of life.


The extravagance and general profligacy which he scrupled not to lay to Mr. Wickham's charge, exceedingly shocked her; the more so, as she could bring no proof of its injustice. She had never heard of him before his entrance into the -- -- shire Militia, in which he had engaged at the persuasion of the young man who, on meeting him accidentally in town, had there renewed a slight acquaintance. Of his former way of life nothing had been known in Hertfordshire but what he told himself. As to his real character, had information been in her power, she had never felt a wish of enquiring. His countenance, voice, and manner, had established him at once in the possession of every virtue. She tried to recollect some instance of goodness, some distinguished trait of integrity or benevolence, that might rescue him from the attacks of Mr. Darcy; or at least, by the predominance of virtue, atone for those casual errors under which she would endeavour to class what Mr. Darcy had described as the idleness and vice of many years' continuance. But no such recollection befriended her. She could see him instantly before her, in every charm of air and address; but she could remember no more substantial good than the general approbation of the neighbourhood, and the regard which his social powers had gained him in the mess. After pausing on this point a considerable while, she once more continued to read. But, alas! The story which followed, of his designs on Miss Darcy, received some confirmation from what had passed between Colonel Fitzwilliam and herself only the morning before; and at last she was referred for the truth of every particular to Colonel Fitzwilliam himself -- from whom she had previously received the information of his near concern in all his cousin's affairs, and whose character she had no reason to question. At one time she had almost resolved on applying to him, but the idea was checked by the awkwardness of the application, and at length wholly banished by the conviction that Mr. Darcy would never have hazarded such a proposal, if he had not been well assured of his cousin's corroboration.

124.Extravagance, profligacy are unpardonable in her eyes. He is only that. He could entirely hide it.

125.Past consecration is powerful. Only now she thinks of his life, there is no positive news about him.

126.To know the past is important. She knew none.

127.She knows of him from himself only. She never thought of it.

128.She was blind, never desired to know.

129.Charm, attraction, fascination are powerful but one-sided.

130.‘Virtue of the countenance' is deceptive.

131.Goodness, integrity, virtue so far she never thought of.

132.The greatness of human nature is, it will be drawn to falsehood and evil, fully knowing it.

133.Life is perceptive, sensitive, indicative - Miss Darcy came up only the previous day.

134.That awkwardness of application is the reality of life.

135.There is no reason to question the Colonel's integrity - again an assumption.

136.She now accepts Darcy's assertion and condemns Wickham.

137.That is the way of life.

138.What prevails is not Truth, but Elizabeth's Truth.

139.She had no inclination to know the truth of Wickham. It is truly the attitude of a lover

140.She went totally on impression. There was no vestige of truth in his life

141.Only that morning she talked about Miss Darcy. The talk arose as it was in the air

142.It is worth noting that Elizabeth has not known anything about the former way of life of Wickham, but let us take great note of the fact that she has no inclination to know about it.

On seeing him she accepted him totally, lovingly. It was an unquestioning acceptance, almost sacred. She sees that every girl in Meryton lost her senses about Wickham and she is one of them. Her exceeding solicitude about him is seen in many places in the story.

  • She readily swallowed his scandal about Darcy.
  • She, even in the first meeting, asked why he had not gone to law about the living.
  • She was shocked by his losing the living.
  • She thought Darcy prevented Bingley from inviting him to Netherfield.
  • When she learnt he was invited, she was angry at Darcy because Wickham had not attended the ball.
  • Ignoring his boast, she readily accepted the excuse for his absence.
  • She constantly reminded her mother to include him in the parties.
  • He was the model young man in amiability and agreeableness.
  • Wickham betrayed Darcy, tried to ruin him and she is angry at Darcy passionately.
  • Even after his elopement, she never once condemned him. His intrusion was not unwelcome.
  • She sent him her own personal savings.
  • She asked Darcy to promote him in his career.
  • Any girl who gets Wickham is lucky. He is an agreeable man, said she to her father. (P. 123)
  • She abused Lydia for elopement, not Wickham.
  • She dressed more than carefully for Netherfield.
  • His desertion was fully justified by her.
  • Darcy says suspicion was not in her inclination. (P. 180)
  • And that too, ‘ a young man like you'.
  • Handsome young men must have something to live by.

143.She had never felt a wish to enquiring. (P.183)

She perhaps had a sense that any enquiry may demolish her castle.

She may have been unthinkingly oblivious.

How to fix the character of a decision. His dubious behaviour in his      staying away from the Netherfield dance does give her the possibility of some skeleton emerging. It was fully confirmed by his desertion. She clings to him, to his falsehood, in spite of signals from life.

144. ‘The awkwardness of that application'.

Her one objection to face the colonel is he rejoiced over the triumph of Darcy in saving Bingley. It is more than an embarrassment to her to own it was her sister whom Darcy found objectionable as a bride to Bingley. In applying to the colonel, she lets out the fact, by implication, that Darcy proposed to her and she refused. It brings to the open that Georgiana was to run away, Darcy's opinion about her family and her own uncertain emotions about Darcy. As she knew the colonel liked her for company and would have proposed to her had she had considerable fortune, her own approaching him raises the issue of her poverty as a material fact. Phineas Finn was so ashamed of himself when Fitzgibbon's sister relieved him of the obligation. Her being a woman, the colonel's acquaintance only a few weeks old, her own charm for Wickham and his own designs on Georgiana were too much for her to lay bare before the colonel. As she accepted Wickham's assertion earlier, she now accepts Darcy's assertion. In her own mind, she has moved towards Darcy even if it is not to move away from Wickham fully, merely on the strength of the letter. In the following phrases Darcy excites her tenderness by his immovable solicitude for her.

  • His offer nor to repeat the proposal declares that the proposal is not dead altogether.
  • ‘for the happiness of both'. (p.174)
  • ‘accept my best wishes for your health and happiness'. (p.172)
  • ‘My sister will be as tall as Elizabeth Bennet, rather taller'.
  • ‘ ardently I admire and love you'. (p. 168)
  • ‘It is enough you thank me.' (p.325)

Whenever he had an occasion, he expressed his tenderness, though in words that are neither soft nor smooth.

145."The extravagance and profligacy which he scrupled not to lay to his/this charge exceedingly shocked her".
No woman can ever marry one who is extravagant and profligate with a small income.
Any woman would like to marry Wickham in spite of it.
The shock is real whether one will marry him or not.
Darcy's reference to it is idleness and dissipation only without telling her incidents of his infamous life.
Even with a great income there are traits that can ruin a woman.
These two qualities will hurt Wickham's cause with her more than his affair with Georgiana.
she is likely to be reminded of his over powering charm and complement him on the affair rather than condemn him.
Loss of material prosperity will offend a woman more than loss of moral scruples in a Man.
Scruples are intangible, Money is concrete.
In an elopement the girl is a greater victim, the Man is not.
In spite of the elopement the Man can marry, not the woman.
The innate callousness of one woman to another woman is seen in her indifference in this issue.
Mrs. Bennet was not grateful actually she was callous, about her brother paying for Lydia.
She was shocked because Wickham's life would be hurt by them.
She always had that solicitude for him though he moved away from her by then.
Wickham was brought up in Pemberley where idleness is cherished.
Idleness in Pemberley cultivates reading and fosters culture.
Wealthy families have a great fund of energy which in their idle hours shaped or organized into culture.
Non-reaction cannot be as easily trained, especially self-trained amidst a routine work of responsibility.
Idleness absorbs excess energy into sedate stagnation.
Really it is not idleness, it is leisure.
Magnanimity, generosity, munificence, nobility, honour are values created by a growing excess of energy.
Excess of energy shapes into higher values of life not in a dynamic life, but in a quiet life.
Tendency to work, urge to work, inability to sit for long hours are ill-qualifications to fashion culture.
One who is quiet using his leisure, if necessary, will be capable of infinite work of a higher order.
It will be work in the mental spiritual plane not physical work.
Physical work, unless it is to express the innate spiritual energy, is a bar to culture as well as mental development.
One who is vitally active will accumulate social skills and not mental culture.
It is no wonder the aristocratic ladies where entire life is leisure are the repositories of aristocratic culture.

146."As to his real character she never felt an inclination of enquiring" (P.185)
Any one observes the good or bad that is apparent, but wisdom, if ever within the human reach, lies in knowing precisely how the one mixes with the other - the good with the bad - and what is the exact outcome.
It is not given to the intellect of the Mind.
In the Mind, intuition can do it with respect to one aspect.
So also the sense can be exactly right with what it deals.
These things happen by themselves in our lives.
She was a natural victim to his charm. No wonder she feels for him.
It will be wonder, if she has not responded to him.
Is there a knowledge which even at the first instance hints at the other side, if not fully disclose it.
The intuition of the Mind and the sense of the vital can do it partly.
In combination both can indicate the other side.
Sense comes from interested emotion, intuition opens up by the intensity of knowing.
Her interest in Pemberley evoked a response of his coming early, opening the door for her later fulfillment.
His deep seated passionate interest in her could penetrate her abuse and show the real good girl she was behind.
Knowledge discloses or reveals.
Interest achieves.
Mrs. Bennet's knowledge reveals the possibility of rain.
Charlotte's interest ends in marriage.
Mr. Bennet's decision prevents the tragedy.
Lady Catherine's perception makes Elizabeth listen.
To know in the beginning the shape of things to come at the end is not given to the conscious Mind as yet.
It is there in the subconscious Mind.
The course life takes to fulfil the subconscious perception is determined by the social context and how the existing psychological forces initiate individual moves.
Elizabeth consciously knows how superior she is to Jane though there is no least expression of it.
As soon as Bingley asked Jane to Dance with him, subconsciously Elizabeth knows, her superior character deserves the superior Darcy.
A conscious endeavour works like Darcy's search for Lydia following ideas of Mind that consciously arise.
A subconscious perception does not have that luxury for the course but as to the result the subconscious has a better chance than the conscious.
The conscious may fail; the subconscious never fails as the approach of Charlotte to Collins.
‘Tolerable' -visit to Netherfield - Dance - Departure - Hunsford - Proposal - Letter - Pemberley - Lambton - Elopement - Lady Catherine - II Proposal.
All these events happened outside the jurisdiction of the conscious.
Perceptible conscious moves have uncertain outcome. Invisible subconscious moves have precise certain results.

147."His countenance, voice and manner, had established him at once in the possession of every virtue".
Mother says anything can be imitated, but not the Supermind.
Anything is a part, can be a part, but the supermind is a whole.
Every virtue which he had not could be brought to his face emotionally as if he possessed it.
It is no ordinary feat.
His reward of her believing him is for his great psychological effort.
Elizabeth is not only very intelligent but shrewd too.
In the first assembly she could know Bingley's sisters were not genuine ladies and it was only manners.
She is utterly practical that nothing in her will make her accept a low paid army officer - perhaps with £ 100 a year.
If her Pemberley visit is a landmark, her charm for him was an equally significant land mark earlier.
Saying luck brought Bingley and Darcy to Netherfield overlooking the intense aspiration of Mrs. Bennet is to study this story ignoring the French Revolution.
The truth of the feminine heart's yearning for handsome face cannot be the determinant, it can only be an aiding circumstance.
The determinant is the composition of Darcy's character compelling life to provide a complement.
All that Darcy misses Wickham has and enchanted her otherwise impregnable characteristics.
What Darcy is enchanted with she is fascinated in Wickham.
Life's way of making Wickham a true model for Darcy's true values is this circuitous route.
Incidentally life gave him a very true complement in Lydia.
His belief is to look for a lady with Money in some country and exercise his charm of her.
Lydia's irresistible impulse is to offer herself, regardless of marriage, to the first available male.
What Wickham took years to acquire, Darcy had to acquire in a few months, having missed the natural opportunity earlier.
It is note worthy that Mrs. Bennet never took an abiding interest in Wickham or other officers.
It is equally significant that Mr. Bennet missed the man's character and pronounced he was a good fellow.
After he wrought the damage on Elizabeth, he moved to Miss. King.
He came to Meryton to prepare Elizabeth as a complement to Darcy.
Miss. King only served to disillusion the other girls about him. After that she left.
Mrs. Gardiner saw through his mercenary nature but not beyond that.
She could see Darcy's stately goodness will not permit him to wrong another.
But she could see nothing in Wickham capable of duplicity.
His skill must have been consummate.
Even his mercenary characteristics were spotted only when it came out, not before.
Elizabeth was drawn to Wickham at first sight on the road.

148."She tried to recollect some instance of goodness, some ............... trait of integrity or benevolence".
Any act of a Man is the expression of his entire personality.
Interviews for selection of candidates are based on this principle.
No good Man however alert he is can fully suppress his evil traits.
Even in an act of low temperament, the goodness of a good man will find its insignificant expression.
Human ingenuity is no match for Nature's ability to reveal herself.
Not only human goodness and evil, but an act's capacity to complete itself will unfailingly disclose itself.
We have often noted the significance of the four men and the three girls meeting on the road in Meryton signifying the end of the story.
One rule is, in a positive atmosphere any act has a positive extension.
Charlotte's marriage is one such surplus product of the plot.
During the World War hostilities were suspended during Christmas. The soldiers of the opposite camp chose to mix in their revels.
Even in the rescue operations the enmity is suspended in favour of humanity.
Fraternity is more basic than hostility in humanity.
Collin's intention to be of use to the Longbourn family ultimately was over fulfilled. The excess of Darcy's wedding is due to the positively charged atmosphere. Lydia's fall is characteristic of Collin's character.
An act is expressive of character, but the characteristics show themselves only in intense moments of his personality clearly.
In writing an essay unrelated to the act on hand the choice of examples, even diction will fully be revealing.
The Chinese attack in 1962 unnerved Nehru whose nerves are exceptionally strong. Sitting before the Mother he was drumming the arm of the chair with his fingers, a nervous symptom. She sent him peace and the fingers became quiet. The shaking of things is known to be a symptom of poverty and nervesness.
Those who know the symptoms of physiognomy, speech, words, acts, cannot miss indications of character if he is looking for it.
Beyond the explicit ones,  the inverse ones, like Lydia's interruptions of Collins.
Only after reading the letter Elizabeth thinks of such phenomenon.
Before that unstinted adoration was her attitude.
Even this is capable of indication.
Just on the day of Netherfield ball when she is full of Wickham, there was an uncharacteristic urge in her to speak to Collins and she ended up with the promise of two dances with him.
That was its - the urge's - immediate repercussion.
In it is buried the significance of Wickham's personality - she was put to shame at the ball by Collins during the dance and then by his speaking to Darcy, finally the peroration on music.
One who knows the rules of life can certainly see what the loss of herself in Wickham will bring her - social shame.
It is impossible for life not to show the character of an act or a Man directly or indirectly.

149."atone for his casual errors .......idleness and vice of many years"
Love, especially infatuation condescends to classify heinous crimes as casual errors.
One in her emotional poise will not LISTEN to anything other than undiluted adoration of Wickham.
As self-awareness is infinite, self-deception too is infinite.
Wickham is the unknowable who formulates itself to the consciousness of Elizabeth.
To fully appreciate this truth, one who is running a company of any size with a marginal loss can experiment the truth of the physical constants of the universe.
A Man has psychological constants of great number.
A psychological constant is that coefficient of any temperament with respect to accomplishment.
He can know the same coefficient in another man of very high accomplishment.
There is no virtue of superiority in different levels of such a constant.
A tailor who makes a big dress or a short dress does not find the one superior to the other.
Each Man has his dress made to his measurements.
These constants have the capacity to make the Man of its proportion.
To know what constant one needs is not a complex affair.
To change from one to the other is a normal possibility for any one.
To bring oneself to a decision to change is a normal human capacity, but Man has made a great issue of it over the centuries.
That decision is grace.
Elizabeth made Darcy take that decision.
She painfully dragged herself to consider the possibility of Wickham's deficiencies.
She could not have made that effort successfully if Darcy had not embarked on it.
It is by the power of Darcy that she changed.
She does not have that power to change by herself.
Grace when it descends, if received, gives one the capacity he has not but is needed.
Darcy has come to Meryton to deliver grace.
The first such is to rectify their lack of receptivity.
This he rectified by marrying Lydia.
Any great act, often, requires a great forerunner.
That was fulfilled by Bingley marrying Jane.
Next she was an unwilling refractory hostile/receptacle.
All that he changed, by changing himself.
She continued to close the door for grace more than once.
She illustrated the principle of mean ingratitude of hiding the benefit from the benefactor himself.

150.            "His design on Miss. Darcy received some confirmation that morning".
It is highly unpardonable that she should treat this matter as a matter of fact.
Several shades of the event, her character, her own values apart from her own worth as a woman at once arise.
Her insensitivity to the crime is inconceivable.
Unless, basically, she is devoid of human feelings, she could not do so,
Such an insensitivity is potentially inherent in a successful woman of low status like her mother.
Her mother's social climbing was not on her own merits, rather in spite of her several demerits.
Mrs. Bennet is aware of how she is looked upon by the society.
Such a psychological situation generates several urges in her.

1)            She wishes her daughters to marry well.
2)            She wishes to deny that Mr. Bennet is above her level.
3)            She insists on  all the old values of hers in daily practice.
4)            An invisible anger wells up against people above her level.
5)            Any injury to their status evokes an instantaneous approval in her.
6)            Almost it appears to her comprehension that it is a right consequence.
7)            Every girl of status, with a fortune, becomes implicitly a rival to be destroyed.
8)            Whoever destroys such a girl, in her eyes, deserves commendation.
9)            Such a response fixes her to her earlier status by right.
10)               It is a jealousy of her position, not her temperament.

In the story the course of events admit some interpretations which we have dwelt upon at length so far.
From this perspective they lend themselves to an interpretation much more proper to the energy equilibrium.
What was considered earlier as a moral consequence - Lydia's elopement as a punishment to this insensitivity - now becomes a completion of a life impulse. Had she been shocked by the mention of his attempt, her gusting energies at his outrage would have spent themselves as an emotion then. Because she had made light of it, it came back to her as an act, to complete its course - a sensation should end in an act.
One rule of Mother is to ask the evil doer to rectify the evil.
She now goes to Pemberley to protect Georgiana as she sympathized with Wickham.
This is an instance of good coming to her out of her evil consciousness.
The combination of basic consciousness, surface intentions, direction of temperament, possibilities in the context, compulsion of circumstances result in an act while Human Choice is the determinant.
This choice here is an attitude of hers, a callous attitude at that.
Human choice is exercised by an initiative, urge, impulse, opinion, attitude, a past act's momentum, a temptation, a possibility or an inevitability.
One Man's wish as a human choice is another Man's temptation.
Before the act we cannot predict. After we can plainly see.
One can predict before the act from simultaneous Time.

151."Between the colonel and herself only the morning before".
We see in Elizabeth an innate capacity to touch a sensitive spot in the other.
Her reference to Georgiana startled the colonel which made her think it was a dangerous territory.
The reversal of this capacity leads her to tell Darcy at Longbourn that she was a selfish creature.
What she spoke in humility is not so much humble as it reveals one dominant trait of hers.
In dancing with Darcy, she intentionally provokes him about Wickham.
In meeting Wickham she very powerfully, but silently makes him talk of Darcy.
She is a penetrating character either way. That gives her the brilliance of her eyes.
The very dynamic physical energies that constantly look for social upliftment regardless of means or values is the shameless character of Mrs. Bennet.
Elizabeth retains that dynamism, mercenary character, intense aspiration and pursuit of her ideal disregarding her means.
We see a complement to her in Collins whose determination, energy, initiative, are equal to hers.
He is a self-oblivious buffoon.
She too is self-oblivious but her dynamic idealism has no human field for expression.
Should we take up a study of the five sisters in the light of their parents, the rural context, the spirit of the times, we may end up with an exact outline of each of them.
A skill once acquired presses for expression is an unfailing rule with her mother.
Mrs. Bennet sees she had made it while her sister had not.
She sees also her brother is well on the way in culture and station though residing in Cheapside.
Her father made it by hard work and parsimony.
She wants the indolent husband to make it through her extravagance.
As long as the human will sees a goal and thus expends all its energy, it resorts to its attainment with the remainder of energy.
Thus he becomes an illustration of one seeking heaven passing through hell.
Accomplishment is a process of energy-skill, force-direction, organisation-power, attitude-results.
Man stretching out both of his hands to touch the sky is with him from the earliest times.
Every Man exhausts himself all the time.
The infinite exertion of the finite is the endeavour of each Man.
Being the principal resident of Meryton is an added urge to her.

152."She was referred for every truth of every particular to the colonel".
It is awkward, embarrassing, and inappropriate to clear oneself of an accusation to give a proposal.
The situation Darcy is in, is exactly a reflection of his awkward manners that embarrass everyone rendering himself an inappropriate personality.
It is a rejected proposal.
He is trying to clear himself of charges after he suffers a rejection.
His proposal is rejected, but he does not want to be rejected as a person.
Actually he is clearing not himself, but herself of the charges she brought.
Darcy unconsciously takes the attitude that charges on her are charges on him.
Apparently he was accused.
By voicing that charge about Wickham, it is she who condemns herself at the altar of justice.
Even about Jane, Darcy is not wrong and she is not right.
To her Wickham is secondary.
To him Jane is no issue.
He answers her formally about Jane and even congratulates himself on his service to Bingley.
About Wickham he was ardent, even passionate to defend himself.
In fact he could have released a lengthy tirade against Wickham.
A strong Man defends himself.
A weak Man offends.
To a gentleman it is an offence to offend another.
The honour of the Englishman brought him an empire through the excuse of trade.
It is that honour that included wealth.
The French Revolution arose as there was no such psychological virtue.
To keep that honour unsullied even unalloyed is the primary urge of Darcy.
Mrs. Gardiner saw something of it in his mouth.
Mouth is expressive of the vital.
He grows vehemently sensitive in clearing himself of those charges.

In the letter he never pleads for a reward or result.
To him he is fully self-justified.
He reiterates his own justification to her for his own satisfaction.
Against this vigorous sensitivity, he seemed to completely forget that he proposed to her and she rejected him totally.
Not the proposal, the character needs to be defended.

153."the colonel whose character she has no reason to question".
The question of character, a doubting of it, does not arise with a colonel.
It is solid character that makes one a colonel.
Character here is used as reliability and utter honesty.
It will be called irony of life that so false a Man's story is to be disposed of by so true a character.
For the rules of life, it is not irony, but another illustration of the law of life.
Truth comes to disprove falsehood, in an atmosphere of truth.
If such a wrong is to be righted in an atmosphere of falsehood, one strong possibility is a false Man may come out with a false story to counter it.
He found her in a mood to question.
She has no right to question nor to abuse.
It is his crude boorish offensive approach that made her abuse.
The right to question does not lie with one who swallowed a false story.
In an entirely different context, one like Elizabeth may search for truth in every possible way but life will elude her in all places.
Truth will not let itself be known in such cases till one is on his death bed.
A lifetime of yearning is the effort for falsehood to get a glimpse of truth.
To lie barely is the psychological equivalent of believing blatant lies.
No falsehood would come to her if falsehood were not richly culturing in her.
Of, course, it is her mother's.
It is energetic falsehood.
In Elizabeth's case, it is falsehood which allows truth to emerge out of it.
Having accepted the fact that is true, she ended her quest.
We can say she had only that much of energy.
We know the fact that her truth is the truth of an indolent father.
Her father's truth in her is not as dynamic as her mother's low consciousness.
Beyond all this, there still is the truth of the charm she initially felt.
The charm was true, why should it be shed.
The truth in the charm will survive.
The romance of Darcy does not have the energy of the individual psychology.
Its force was vicarious, a social urge forming in himself as an individual love.
A social force can be more powerful in an individual if it is any other urge.
Romantic force in one is infinite.
It cannot be supplied by a social force.
The social force will peter out as soon as its purpose is served.
It can never reach the dimensions of infinity.
Romance in Man is divine.
Darcy is like Charlotte, seeks domestic joy, not built for romance.
Romance requires a dynamism unknown to Darcy.
Darcy is a home loving insular aristocrat.
In nowise we see any exuberant urge in him for anything.
Wickham, though for an undesirable purpose, has some of that dynamism.

154."The idea was checked by the awkwardness of the application".
Great works are accomplished not by capacity or possibilities, but by values and sensitivities.
The power of the subtle plane is not directly available for main force.
It requires a mechanism.
The operation of this mechanism needs a more than physical skill.
It needs a skill of the mind.
Greater powers are available for greater organisation and correspondingly subtle skills that are vital and mental.
The organisational skills required in the army are easily seen not to be physical but of the subtle mental.
Though they are subtle mental, still it is for action on the physical plane.
Military skills win wars; diplomatic skills avoid wars.
All the skills needed in diplomacy are vital and mental but for action in the non-physical plane.
Unless they are accompanied by higher values of trust and honour and sensitivities of culture and courtesy, diplomacy will not yield success.
Elizabeth could have easily applied for verification.
Such verification can always open further doubts or suspicions to us.
Her hesitation to apply is due to a value of higher sensitivity presented to her awkwardness.
Awkwardness is the sensation generated by doing violence to sensitivity.
She is thus culturally endowed.
We see neither Lady Catherine nor Mrs. Bennet having such sensitivities of values.
Charlotte asking Jane to fix Bingley is the power of denying oneself such values.
It can secure Collins, not any person of higher desirability.
Lydia offers to secure husbands to all her sisters, an impulse of selfless dynamism after the fashion of her mother.
Mrs. Bennet twice arranges Jane to be alone with Bingley so that he may propose.
On the first day it was blatant and robbed Bingley of speech.
On the second day it was in spite of Mrs. Bennet by the intensity of the atmosphere as an inverse parallel to Lydia's speaking of Darcy at her wedding cancelling Darcy's secrecy.
Elizabeth, the daughter of Mrs. Bennet, could not act positively towards Darcy had it been kept as a secret.
Already she began to be sorry for having told Darcy.
She could act on plain facts, not on a subtle sensitivity.
Jane, the daughter of Mrs. Bennet, is at home with her mother's overt moves.
The whole context is an open chasing of girls of men.
We see stray cultural values of not trying to fix men and blatant revelation of the seeking.
Their proportionate mixture describes the social culture of that village.
Mrs. Bennet resorted to an open stratagem successfully with Bingley.
Mrs. Gardiner exhibited extreme cultured sensitivity at Lambton in refraining from asking Elizabeth about Darcy which brought Pemberley to Longbourn.


She perfectly remembered everything that had passed in conversation between Wickham and herself, in their first evening at Mr. Philips's. Many of his expressions were still fresh in her memory. She was now struck with the impropriety of such communications to a stranger, and wondered it had escaped her before. She saw the indelicacy of putting himself forward as he had done, and the inconsistency of his professions with his conduct. She remembered that he had boasted of having no fear of seeing Mr. Darcy -- that Mr. Darcy might leave the country, but that he should stand his ground: yet he had avoided the Netherfield ball the very next week. She remembered also that, till the Netherfield family had quitted the country, he had told his story to no one but herself; but that after their removal it had been everywhere discussed: that he had then no reserves, no scruples in sinking Mr. Darcy's character, though he had assured her that respect for the father would always prevent his exposing the son.

155.Just then, she recollected how improper it was for Wickham to talk ill of Darcy at his first meeting

156.Each of Wickham's lies now stands out one by one as lies

157.Impropriety of speaking to a stranger - It is she who made him talk.

158.The indelicacy of putting him before - Charm makes indelicacy delicate.

159.Wickham is not at fault. It is his business to dupe. She is the culprit.

160.She had never felt a wish to enquiring. (P.183)

She perhaps had a sense that any enquiry may demolish her castle.

She may have been unthinkingly oblivious.

How to fix the character of a decision. His dubious behaviour in his      staying away from the Netherfield dance does give her the possibility

of some skeleton emerging. It was fully confirmed by his desertion. She clings to him, to his falsehood, in spite of signals from life.

161.‘She was now struck with the impropriety'.

The miraculous magnitude of outrage at his attempted elopement with Georgiana gave birth to his impropriety.

Wonderful sense of proportion, greatness of emotional fairness and peak of rationality.

162.‘Indelicacy of putting him forward' (P.184)

After reading about Georgiana, she has discovered his indelicacy. He is one who deserves capital punishment. Her unwillingness to condemn him in her mind directly forces him to condemn her by his own action with Lydia.

163."She was now struck by the impropriety of such communications to a stranger."
She was no stranger to him as she is, at first sight, one with his emotions.
This idea of impropriety is a thought of the Mind, not a sense impression.
The letter made her think.
Thoughts can see facts, emotions can see impressions.
Her Mind tells her she was wrongly or falsely impressed.
Had she been true or alert, she would have thought this at the meeting.
At the meeting she was out of her senses, as every other girl there was.
Mrs. Philips's offers the supporting low consciousness.
One who can open a scandal to a stranger must be audacious.
After his wedding, he showed himself impudent.
Charm overwhelms impudence, audacity.
The strongest initiative of his daring audacity is his telling her about seeing Darcy in town.
Her most depraved moment in her relationship with Darcy is her callous attitude to Wickham's attempt at elopement.
We all see along with her that his charm survives his impudence.
Pemberley gave him social strength, but he consciously utilized it for false purposes.
He has a well developed sense Mind.
She has an equally developed thinking Mind.
In spite of it, she fell.
He is exposed to her as she has a superior instrument.
Now she describes it not as a scandal but as a communication.
To her it is not calumny, but impropriety.
She was always mild to him in her criticism.
She uniformly maintained her tenderness to him.
In spite of total disillusionment, she was not disenchanted.
Human nature has angry words to those who hurt.
When not hurt by words, even crime does not hurt to bring out harsh words.
What matters is manners, not even material loss.
She could not bring herself to utter one harsh word of criticism against him after he effectively ruined the family.
But personal offence of Darcy evokes vehement vituperation.
No Man will ever be offended by a pretty face even if it is of the devil.
Capacity not to be offended is the creative potential of the personality.
Taking offence shows the limits of personality.
Reaction is from the borders on the other side of the being.
No reaction arises when the temperament is untouched.
Not to react even after the personality is touched shows his personality shades off into impersonality.
Springs of love issue out of inability to react to any touch.
The inability to react changes into ability to be pleased by an offensive touch in one who is capable of the highest psychological adventure.
Such an adventure is romance.
The snob at this point rises to the heights of the idealist.
Snobbishness is idealism on the wrong side.
What is the wrong side to society is the right side to life.
For such a reason Darcy needed a Wickham.

164."And wondered it escaped her before". (P. 184)
She has now moved to Mind; the fresh look is the wonder.
Moving to Mind from the vital is like seeing the broken pencil pulled out of water.
The truth was there, only that it escaped her.
Wickham is necessary for Darcy, we said.
Now Wickham is necessary for Elizabeth.
And Darcy and Elizabeth are necessary to Wickham.
Further Lydia and Wickham are absolutely necessary for each other.
To cap them all, let us see how Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are necessary to each other.
So far we explained one in terms of another.
Now, we have to see how it is inevitable.
In the story several characters are inevitable to several others.
In the rest of the characters, it is not inevitable, but each offers the other a rich abundant opportunity as circumstances.
Mr. Bennet is a cultured aristocrat with values of a gentleman, but his indolence, irresponsibility, insular isolation demand a wife like Mrs. Bennet.
No other husband in England would give Mrs. Bennet this freedom.
She needed that freedom to exhaust her initiatives.
Whether she saw or not, she certainly did not learn from experience.
Regardless of her learning, the freedom of Mr. Bennet made her see the results of her initiative, insistence, ignorance, valuelessness.
After Lydia's elopement she wailed and lamented for more freedom.
After Jane's engagement she perhaps congratulated herself on her ploys.
Certainly after listening to Darcy's engagement, she, for a short while lost speech.
The progress, if it can be so called, is from lamentation to loss of speech.
In Mr. Bennet we see no knowledge dawning, but there is relief.
Relief is the knowledge of successful unconsciousness.
The results of his decision to discipline and repay are there for his review whenever he becomes conscious.
Results are progress in the experience of the material plane.
Knowledge is the progress from the material plane to mental plane.
He made the first level of progress.
His daughter made the second level of progress.
Darcy who made a further progress of transformation apparently is not directly connected with the decision of Mr. Bennet.
The connection is in the subtle plane in that it is his own decision that made Elizabeth speak out and Darcy find Lydia and change himself vastly.
Inevitability is in one area of life close to its centre; nearer the periphery life does not compel her course, allows enough latitude for men to choose varying courses.

165."She saw the indelicacy of putting himself forward".
Values are subtle, even causal.
No work is complete without appropriate values.
Indelicacy is a negative value or a negative of delicacy.
Without that value readily employed, his falsehood could not have been effectively communicated.
Ambush, surprise attack are great strategies in the battle.
What is positive in the physical plane become negative in the mental plane.
Values become valueless as they move to a higher plane.
Surrender in a fight is contemptible.
It is the greatest method of integral value in yoga.
It ennobles a soul, fulfills its mission.
What causes destruction in the physical plane, serves to conquer the Absolute in the spiritual plane.
She herself puts herself forward at the second proposal.
For different reasons it was indelicate of her to lead him into a proposal.
Had she not opened the atmosphere handsomely acknowledging his generosity which mortified him, he would not have felt so free to ask her a second time.
I insisted on the indispensability of the value of secrecy in him with the Gardiners.
In the alternate, he could have saved Lydia, told her of his help and asked her for her hand.
That way his nobility would have lost all its value making his marriage one like Collins'.
Lady Catherine disregards any such value in abusing Elizabeth.
She got the results for her value.
Charlotte could have refrained from giving the Meryton rumour to Lady Catherine.
She never had that delicacy, she who wanted Elizabeth to marry him.
Absence of values too has its appropriate results.
She had to flee Hunsford for a week.
An act is a composite whole.
Values are its essential part, its spiritual part.
Wickham has all the capacity for all the values exercised in the service of falsehood.
One reason that Mr. Gardiner could not trace Lydia was in speaking to his sister he took a rational view that they should be prepared for the worst. He had the indelicacy to voice it; it was indelicate to finding her.
One who has a great success or failure can trace back in the history of that project the exact role of a particular value.
Collins got married because he denied himself the delicacy not to voice a second proposal in three days.
Values accomplish; absence of values too accomplish.

166."The inconsistency of his professions and conduct."
Conduct inconsistent with profession is manners.
A manner consistent with profession is behaviour.
Wickham has excellent manners.
Jane's conduct is behaviour she fully believes in.
Behaviour can change, as it does with Jane, when her opinion changes.
Character is the behaviour in one's substance.
One cannot change, even if he wants it, as it is outside his power.
Mrs. Bennet has such a character.
Bingley, if it can be called character, has an unformed character.
Its lack of formation remains unchanged.
Elizabeth has a character in her Mind.
It was flawed, and she restored it.
Darcy has a vital character of pride, etc.
He comes forward to change what is not in Man's power.
He does it by the soul's power for her sake, in affairs related to her.
Personality is the capacity to shift the power of character from one zone to another.
He was trained to be proud, mean, and arrogant.
He became that.
Now that he understood it was not good, he had the ability to change the sphere of capacity to humility, generosity, pleasantness.
Individuality is the character of personality.
Individuality is the ability to express in oneself a social endowment.
Society wants to evolve, to avoid revolution.
Darcy was able to receive that vibration and implement it in his life.
Darcy had the Individuality of the times of transition.
The Europeans of the 16th century created science moving away from superstition.
Science is an inquiry, an inquiry into Nature to discover its laws.
Mind that was born in the Greece of Socrates, after 1000 years, was born in all the population.
Hamlet represented it.
Mind in the common Man gave birth to Science.
Mind cannot think in fetters.
The population migrated to America to exercise in freedom.
Mind in Europe created scientists among the elite few and Individuality in the population.
This was individuality for independent understanding in the population.
The freedom in America developed this trait as Individuality for independent action.
This action was fully practised in creating prosperity, production.
America's wealth today is because of the American Individuality for independent action in national production.
The American added two more things to this evolutionary development.
1) Education and 2) practical organisation.
Education in production is Mind acting on Matter creating abundance.
Organisation brings the power of the subtle plane to improve the already vast results.

167."He had boasted of having no fear of seeing Darcy".
He who boasts will act in the opposite direction.
Boasting is the assertion of a weak Man.
Boasting is weakness emptily seeking strength.
The law of life is progress - from weakness to strength.
Weakness becomes strong by acquiring strength or knowledge.
The act of acquisition absorbs all strength in the process.
There are weak Men who seek strength without taking the effort.
He declares he is strong.
Such a declaration is boasting.
It was she who was anxious that Wickham should not go away because of Darcy's presence.
He took that occasion to say he would not go away and it was for Darcy to go away.
In this instance she clearly saw his duplicity.
After his absence at the ball, he explained he wanted to avoid meeting Darcy.
It never occurred to her that Wickham was false.
Liking takes all the behaviour of one who is liked as right.
Emotional traits act absolutely.
Emotions do not analyse or argue; they like or dislike.
Her position is very clear.
She liked Wickham, disliked Darcy.
So whatever one does is right, what the other does is wrong.
It is a vital position.
There was no occasion to mention fear.
He speaks of fear, as he really has fear.
It was an act of magnanimity on the part of Darcy to let Bingley invite Wickham.
Such courtesies go a long way in society to award magnanimity.
In social intercourse, it never hurts, rather it helps.
This is not a mere social situation.
Behind the social routine, there lies the wave of revolution.
It makes the atmosphere for Darcy subtle, especially he is the protagonist.
In such a situation, this act of courtesy makes Darcy weak and vulnerable.
Ethically to do a good turn in return of evil is pure good will.
Subtly such an act brings the relative strengths into play.
Wickham is in a strong false position to scandalize Darcy with Elizabeth.
In view of her importance to Darcy, Darcy will be mortally hurt.
In the absence of social transition and Darcy's pioneering role, Wickham's scandal would never gain momentum.
The social evolution would become the victim.
What is ethically or socially right can be dangerous in the subtle, spiritual planes.
In a far more positive atmosphere, what is now dangerous will become an opportunity for immense progress.
Lucy Roberts' meeting with Lady Lufton turned out to be glorious thus.

168."No scruples in sinking Mr. Darcy's character".
Scruples is the conscience that prevents wrong doing.
Well, we can as well say, she had no scruples in glossing it over at that time.
His own lack of scruples is out of conscious organized falsehood.
Her being an accomplice to him is because of vital partiality of infatuation.
Society accepts in future what is presently considered a horror or sin.
Examine several cultural changes since 1909.
Man is compelled to change by Time.
External pressure that is inevitable makes him change at points he is most resistant to now.
It is done by revealing facts as by Elizabeth or a shining ideal as in Darcy.
Can we suggest to ourselves a change as in her or a transformation as in him?
Imagine under what external compulsion we would change.
Think of an ideal for which we would transform ourselves as Darcy did.
Is not Mother such an ideal?
Can we give up ego to know Her?
Can we take the other Man's point of view to broaden our vision?
Will not pure good will to many others ennoble our hearts?
Do we scruple in upholding social values?
Is it possible for us to treat, not pay, our servants as they do in USA?
If not in reality, can we be mentally, inwardly, ready to do so?
Darcy and Elizabeth come to us now as a reflection of our inner social values of low consciousness that betray Her own divine consciousness in us.
How many of us will come forward to give our children the freedom they have there in America?
Is it theoretically conceded inside?
The truth is Elizabeth and Darcy did 200 years ago what we are not capable of now, even in thought.
Therefore instead of condemning her infatuation, let us congratulate her for her rationality.
Which husband or lover can imagine to be falsely cursed today as she had done to Darcy?
Do we have a heart that survives that storm?
Being devotees, seeking Supermind, we must be able to do far more than both of them.
I would like to know how many devotees looked at these events in the light of their own possible inner change.
We imitate American fashion seeing it on television.
We enjoy the rise in value of our plot to the level of Bombay or Bangalore.
Man sees for 30 years 40 villages are earning one lakh of rupees an acre from banana, but does not come to imitate.
When one Man in our village does so, all others follow.
Are you willing to be the one pioneer to imitate Darcy?
It is not only Darcy, the whole of America has moved from the vital to the mental.
There is the EU of 25 nations joining together.
We quarrel over Cauvery and Krishna waters.
Why not unite all rivers in India.
The beginning is to be made INSIDE us, as we are devotees.

169."Respect for the father would always prevent from exposing the son."
Respect, regard, veneration, admiration, adoration are grades in value.
In our country age is respected.
Regard is for what the Man is.
Outstanding achievements in one bring him veneration.
Admiration is for capacity and talent.
Adoration is for the fine humanity of one.
Wickham espouses respect that is strong enough to prevent his exposing the son.
Certainly this is a respect that crosses a generation and overflows the first object to protect his offspring.
Wickham exhibits good education and a cultivated Mind at least in appearance.
Obviously he is playing to the gallery.
Here the implication is the son is unpardonably defenceless except by the outstanding merit of the father.
Incidentally it gives the impression of what is a son for such a father.
His own desert rises as that father poured his kindness on Wickham.
The rule he who criticizes various individuals is unconsciously enumerating his own endowment explains Wickham deserves exposure.
With Jane, with her father, with the Gardiners and ultimately with her own self she is at great pains not to expose him.
Exposure craves for expression.
The more she denied it, the wider it spread in all its vulgar ugliness.
She prevented it in the subtle plane, it was uncouthly exposed in the physical plane of life realities.
A vibration refused at one point emerges at another point of the same plane.
A stronger vibration so refused grows in substance and breaks through in a deeper plane.
Darcy's ruse fulfilled such rules accordingly.
The well deserved sympathy to a trusting confidant about Georgiana matured under the surface of life and presented as Lydia's accomplishment.
She grudged Darcy natural sympathy; he offered it manifold in his turn.
One must take note of the significance of the news during Darcy's visit.
At this point life almost looks moral.
Morality is only the lie of the psychological land to Man's satisfaction.
This is a presentation of father and son where the criminal claims company with the father.
Mrs. Young who was reluctant to reveal Wickham's hiding yielded under threat, a threat of arrest.
Wickham speaks of exposing Darcy to a scandal.
Darcy sent a message to Wickham through Mrs. Young that the prison bars await him for kidnapping.
Stripped of the moral facade, we see the force released by Wickham on the social vital plane by falsehood, grows and formulates itself as an innate capacity that breaks the law and deserves imprisonment.
The social odium Wickham incurred is lasting forever.


How differently did everything now appear in which he was concerned! His attentions to Miss King were now the consequence of views solely and hatefully mercenary; and the mediocrity of her fortune proved no longer the moderation of his wishes, but his eagerness to grasp at anything. His behaviour to herself could now have had no tolerable motive; he had either been deceived with regard to her fortune, or had been gratifying his vanity by encouraging the preference which she believed she had most incautiously shewn. Every lingering struggle in his favour grew fainter and fainter; and in farther justification of Mr. Darcy, she could not but allow that Mr. Bingley, when questioned by Jane, had long ago asserted his blamelessness in the affair; that proud and repulsive as were his manners, she had never, in the whole course of their acquaintance -- an acquaintance which had latterly brought them much together, and given her a sort of intimacy with his ways -- seen anything that betrayed him to be unprincipled or unjust -- anything that spoke him of irreligious or immoral habits: that among his own connexions he was esteemed and valued -- that even Wickham had allowed him merit as a brother, and that she had often heard him speak so affectionately of his sister as to prove him capable of some amiable feeling; that had his actions been what Wickham represented them, so gross a violation of everything right could hardly have been concealed from the world; and that friendship between a person capable of it, and such an amiable man as Mr. Bingley, was incomprehensible.

170.She remembers now nothing that condemned Darcy while in Netherfield. Even Wickham praised Darcy as a brother

171. The first para of this page must be taken idea by idea and compared with what Wickham did to her later. The flow of energy will be seen the consequences will be self-explanatory. It is an exercise in energy flow of Life Response.

172. Her intense yearning for a hatefully mercenary character is the first step of Mrs. Bennet's energy - of longing for red coats - aspiring for aristocratic culture.

173. His eagerness to grasp at anything.

Demands of the card table are endless. For £1000 Wickham does not mind going through a marriage ceremony. Elizabeth will then discover the consequences of longing for false charm. It may be the second step of Mrs. Bennet's reaching the red coats. It is worthwhile tracing all the steps to aristocratic culture till it embraces the whole nation.

174. ‘Every lingering struggle in her grew fainter and fainter'.

If not the will, the design on Miss Darcy should have turned her solicitude for him instantaneously into a hatred of disgust that she was consciously duped by a genius of evil. It had not. It only left a lingering struggle which continued even after her marriage. The intense disgust at Collins' proposal, the implied humiliation of a clown offering to marry her, the equally intense wrath at Darcy's mention of her inferior family are natural emotions. No such intensity arose in her on knowing the truth of his character. It only means that one cannot hate oneself, as she is identified totally with Wickham. Hatred of Wickham is hatred of herself. It is not given to her to hate herself or her mother, a loyal daughter. Late in her life her espousal of his career prospects at court is also serving the cause of Lydia who is a full total representative of her mother.

175. ‘In further justification of Darcy...'

Justice for Darcy, solicitude and tenderness to Wickham is the lie of the land.

176. ‘given her a sort of intimacy with his ways'.

Man seeks solicitude and tenderness from the woman for his own psychological fulfillment in the social institution of marriage. The woman is willing to offer them in return of solid security of property for the first and humbling total submission for the next. The only possible corrective is the cultural demand on the individuals. This phrase of intimacy with his ways is only a distant beginning of the bargain. In conditions of ideal Romance that grows in intensity with the increasing intimacy, the man's natural status implicitly contains material security, as a king going in for a beggar maid. Her overflowing tenderness for the MAN issues non stop from the love of matter that she is.

177.Elizabeth negatively clears Darcy - blameless, nothing irreligious, etc. - while Wickham stands before her in all charm of air and address. That is the measure of her response.

178."His attentions to Miss King are hatefully mercenary".
Facts remaining the same the view changes the understanding.
Evil of the egoistic view is the delight unalloyed of the evolving divine for the non-egoistic view of the soul liberated from Nature.
What matters is the view.
Elizabeth till now started from the impression that Wickham was absolutely right.
Now she gave it up and looked at the fact.
The infallibility of the Indian sastra or Papal decree gave birth to superstition.
The desire to know for oneself is Reformation.
The Indian, recovering the thinking capacity, can look at the spiritual facts and find the progress of spirituality from the Vedas, Upanishads, Buddha, Gita and now see the value of the supramental vision.
Now that her view was devoid of the colouring of the infatuation, his desertion was not merely mercenary but hatefully mercenary.
After this realisation, to her his intrusion was not unwelcome.
He excused himself for the intrusion into her privacy.
Honouring the person's privacy is an implication of his own Individuality.
Elizabeth has no reflection on Darcy's paying Wickham's gambling debts, buying his commission, endowing £ 1000 on Lydia.
She sees he is hatefully mercenary but is silent on further receipts.
Human selfishness acts unconsciously and goes into irretrievable SILENCE when others or life or grace pours material gifts into it.
It never, if rarely, commits the error of saying ‘Thank you' or silently acknowledging it.
Man responding to "how are you" with "I am fine, thank you" is hatefully mercenary from the personification of emotional ingratitude that fortifies itself into the determination that, "I am not going to acknowledge help."
Here Man moves from conscious egoistic assertion to the unconscious reflection of the impersonal immensity of the ego.
Motives that generate beyond that are motives of sincerity.
Mother said there is greater sincerity in the Russians.
It is the commonest experience of humanity to discover new wine in old bottles.
The French Revolution went back to Royalty and imperial grandeur.
The European in his revolt to superstition developed Individuality forming out of it a formidable individual culture expressing at tether ends of social behaviour - not reading another's letter.
By the innate conserving strength of superstition now Individuality is made the world culture, ironically making that individual mental curiosity subservient to collective opinion.
Superstition is now exalted to scientific status.
Hence, presently, the power of the emerging Individuality is obviously the entire social power of the scientific world of superstition.
Elizabeth stepped into this world of wonder and took one step and stopped satisfied.
That infinitesimal revealed the infinity of Prosperity of Longbourn.
We must undertake such an analysis of every character here.
Analysing each individual event in the light of all other events the integral vision of life will emerge revealing the Marvel possible 200 years ago in the circumstances of Meryton overshadowed by the French Revolution.

179."The mediocrity of her fortune ...eagerness to grab at anything".
Eagerness to grasp anything one can lay hold on is the social aspiration of all humanity.
Character of capacity reaches for the best in the circumstances.
Individuality of culture has outgrown the impulse to gain.
A good portion of the aristocrats were Men who bred cattle.
In India he is a sudra of the lowest type.
Several of the Earls and Lords pride on their breeding cattle.
The capacity to grasp anything made men cattle farmers, sheep farmers.
As power was vested in them they called them aristocrats.
The landed gentry stand out distinct from the animal farmers.
Character is structured.
The smaller it is the more dynamic it is.
What one can grasp depends upon his circumstances.
Wickham was in Pemberley.
He saw the opportunity in excellent manners and acquired it exhaustively.
Outside in the world, in Meryton it passed for a wonder.
The appearance was taken for content, by young ladies.
It was extremely fragrant but evanescent like the perfume.
Great first impression cannot ever stand the touch of facts.
It is an animated unreality that disappears when switched off.
Appointed to the post of Governor, the Man, if small, can be more inspired by the new car he will get.
Meaningless things are meaningful for meaningless Men.
It is also true the most meaningless insignificant trifle can be a door to reach the vast significance of a national project, like the Salt Satyagraha in 1930.
We know Collins made two proposals in three days and was married.
Charlotte is a small vessel and can absorb the energy of the property.
Collins carried an enormous dynamism and what remained after his marriage made the three other weddings. This fact escapes our notice.
The unconscious Man is unconscious of the oblivious.
Life, through the letter, knocked at Elizabeth's perceptive conscience.
It awoke to her own mediocrity.
She saw the mediocrity in him, a great psychological gain.
She is one who turned away or spurned a Himalayan gift of Darcy's attention in favour of Wickham.
Now she saw her exalted idealism wasted itself on a character that would grasp at anything.
This new perception made that attitude detestable in her eyes.
Even that did not make him, the person, disgusting.
Maybe she was weighing the worth of her own personality whether it was capable of seeking eternal romance in him, the person, in utter disregard of his character.
Such temptation presents to two characters 1) in whom a similar trait is in traces, 2) one in whom that trait can dissolve and transform.
Had Darcy spoken to her, he could not have been coherent, nor would she have listened to all his words in any sense.
A letter is a document that is there before one.

180."Gratifying the vanity by encouraging her preference".
Human life is one of gratification of some urges.
Darcy's gratification is he is superior to all others.
In his view it is his value and that is his value.
A strong Man gratifies his urges; a weak Man satisfies other's needs.
The final satisfaction in either case is the same.
Faculties finding a play are the liveliness of life.
Wickham has a talent and is proud of exercising it charmingly.
His dissipation viewed from this point of view, is a physical act whose essence is the flattering of innocent victims to fall into his trap.
He has been playing all his life as a main motive of existence.
Incidentally his game yields him transitory rewards at the expense of somebody's life or career or reputation.
He is one who derives a destructive joy.
What for him is a weekend illegitimate amusement, is the ruin of the principal land owner of Meryton.
He did it with impunity.
After the wedding he appeared at Lydia's house with audacious impudence.
Of this the officers in the mess were enamoured.
About him every girl went out of her senses in a trice.
A clear headed Elizabeth fell a ready willing adoring prey at once.
What is all this?
Talents receiving a right social opportunity develop capacities to fit into the society and grow with it or to excel.
Human choice can be for the opposite, of destruction by falsehood.
In one case he could have become a colonel or Darcy's brother-in-law and slowly integrated with Pemberley as a proud addition.
In the opposite case he becomes a callous willing charming instrument to destroy age old accomplishment of an established family for a fleeting joy.
What then is fleeting joy, if we ignore the moral aspect.
A flashing joy in the lower plane consumes and destroys in the higher plane a monumental achievement of an entire population over the centuries. The London fire did it.
Dunkirk won the war because of a mysterious fog.
Life permits the dangerous opening changing into a vast social opportunity.
In God, it is grace; in Man it is a rich abundant good will, seen by the public as luck or resourcefulness or thoughtfulness.
In married life of several years of bitter obscene disgust, if either the wife or the husband can know of this GOOD WILL and come forward to exhibit it, all the bitterness and disgusting obscenity can at once disappear.
There is the thin end of the wedge, as non-reaction which Darcy utilized.
Once the Good Will is there and it enters through this thin end, the process is a divine sight to be seen by human eyes.
We see it at Pemberley from Darcy to all others.
There too the rule of life requires he goes away the first time.
Will you exercise your Mind to know that rule?
To discover all the major secrets of life in his proposals is possible by this study.

181."She believed she most incautiously shown a preference".
A girl placed as she is like Elizabeth meets dozens of beaus with whom she dances to explore a possibility of marriage.
Social opinion is so observant that she must never give it a chance to say she is forward. That may be her ruin if circumstances are not favourable. In spite of their natural folly and readiness to walk into any trap girls do have the common sense to preserve their positive identity.
Crosbie in The Small House was blown over by the angelic petulant sweetness of Lily whose sense of loyalty was chaste like an Indian lady who would gladly be burnt with her husband's body.
The sweetness of Lily is not from youth, not from Crosbie being an Apollo, not by the London life with insufficient income, not by any concept cherished by Crosbie, but it was the pure emotion rising in intensity by the energy of loyalty which is an end in itself. In all Trollope's novels she stands out as a unique feminine character who touches the reader's emotion. Crosbie responds to her amorous love which he painstakingly evoked with the total intensity of a passing fancy. Her absence of fortune turned him down. A letter from the castle revived his old sterile ambitions of the pride of rank, not knowing the feminine property reality it was based on. Subconsciously he deserted Lily. John loved Lily as a childhood friend with the purity of its yearning sweetness which is unable to find a social or linguistic formation. Crosbie ‘deserted' her after an official engagement. A visit to John by the couple when John's pure emotion was in full evidence hurt Crosbie mortally. He wanted her to terminate it while her only emotion towards John was a good sweet civil socially pleasant response. Crosbie grew hot over the issue and touched her most valuable laudable sensitivity and scotched it. It was finally undone and she was lost. The rest is story.
Elizabeth in her emotional appreciation sees that disgust about Wickham after reading that letter. He was practically lost to her at that point, but the heart that once loved is true to its love, though the person may be a rogue. The heart sees not roguery but his charm. Lily officially was given up through a heinous crime of a rascally letter that claimed no shame. Like an Indian heart, she felt she was once married to him and was offering herself for a psychological  suttee, only that he was not yet dead.
These incidents are important for our study from several points of view. If significant events can be called psychological constants of life, these two are. A story has such constants at all the nine levels. To be able to know them helps a fuller appreciation of the poetry of life. It is an essential part of human knowledge that matures into human wisdom. Pride and Prejudice has several of them for us to locate. In theory, at the stage of Marvel, every incident is one such positively. Our life is a mixture of Mother's higher consciousness and our low consciousness of karma. Should a Man know these constants and make the right human choice, a defying problem of great magnitude for years will solve at once. Should he be Mother-positive and know to be only in a positive social atmosphere, such constants coupled with the right human choice will take him to the highest pinnacle he can ever imagine or fail to imagine.
The booming prosperity in India in certain segments of life is a spillover of such an atmosphere people are not conscious of. Between 1700 and 1950 USA passed through this prosperity accompanied by gangsterism, bootlegging, violence, mafia all of which she has essentially got over now. India can so rise without the full complement of Mafia. Any devotee, who knows this phenomenon as experience and aspires for the realisation of it, will find himself like the Mysore driver in Indira's cabinet. Only that he must quickly acquire the psychological poise necessary.
Pranab Mukerjee was on the fringes till 1980. Since then he never once left it.

182."Every lingering struggle in his favour grew fainter and fainter".
Man fights with himself at moments of crisis.
Society at large, at times of transition, struggles against its existing beliefs.
Man struggles in issues of rights, properties, security.
They all belong to his will.
When his caste, family, integrity are questioned the struggle becomes psychological.
As the Mind is housed in the brain, his life is housed in his emotions.
Emotions relate to prestige, property, right, status, inner security.
His inner psychological security is vitally and strongly linked to his wife, the woman for him.
For the woman, Man is a removable appendage.
After the child is born he is of less value.
When the last child comes, many women cannot even remember the existence of the husband.
As she is related to her, she is related to the last child.
The physical security is primary.
The woman till now looked up to Man for material security.
Psychological security is next.
The struggle mentioned above is a process of psychological security.
At any given moment each person has a centre for that security.
When Wickham occupied that centre in her, Collins proposed.
Exterior endowments apart, in the character of the inner content Wickham and Collins are the same.
Collins is not functional in a normal social set up.
To be part of a normal social set up, Wickham has no economic viability.
Collins makes a fool of himself as a rule.
Wickham lives anywhere in such a fashion that after his departure there are scandals of all type debts, lies, etc. 
Collins had an inheritance of £ 2000 which he threw away on empty Charlotte.
Wickham had a rich inheritance of Pemberley support which he destroyed in no time.
Wickham could entice anyone.
Collins could entertain anyone by his buffoonery.
Collins was a sycophant.
Wickham's sycophancy ingratiated him with anyone he chose.
Growths of character, personality, behaviour are decided by such a struggle.
It is a struggle between right and wrong.
Elizabeth has that struggle.
Jane struggled for months.
Bingley has no such struggle. He waits for orders.
Mrs. Bennet has no such struggle.
She has no need to weigh right against wrong.
To her all that she does is right and only right.
Charlotte has not passed through any struggle to accept Collins.
Darcy's is a struggle par excellence spread over months, pitted against fiery vulgar opposition, weighing filthy inferiority against noble respectability.
It is a struggle between Mind and heart.
He struggled to slide down in the social scale to that of Mrs. Bennet.
At last Mr. Bennet's struggle was resolved by his decision.

183."Given her a sort of intimacy with his ways".
Seeing is knowing.
A long preparation of falsehood, crumbles at the touch of reality.
Scandal is an art. It anticipates situations and plants counter arguments.
In the absence of charm that takes a prejudice, all one's castle easily gives way.
Once the person is prejudiced for one reason or another it lasts till something concrete turns up.
In an affectionate family that has values, the daily life is a delight to you as you can perceive the shades of values falling thick on children and all others creating a milieu.
In opposite conditions where the value is mercenary, the first thing that is absent will be unity. Each will acquire the perverse strategies of the family according to himself and train himself to use it against others. In adult life, in matters of property, when these skills are used against each other, we will see Lady Macbeth in action.
In between the varieties of family structure, individual preferences, their interactions are the play of Many against Many in craftiness and ignorance. Indian social life is rife with it as the joint family is still a reality. In functions like weddings, partition these come to the fore with their uncouth face in ugly strength. In the 80s when Money had become profuse and plenty, its effect of being a social balm began in Indian families to surface the old human values and particularly the aspect of total abandon of mercenary motives in favour of humanity.
Maybe, in the outside world, the urge to disregard Money in favour of other human values can emerge. Rich men in the West realising the negative value of inheritance is a silver lining. Western Europe spent more than a trillion dollars to merge with their poor Eastern brethren. The movement of outsourcing the jobs in quest of cheap labour does include a vibration of selfishness that is selfless in view of the wage difference.
People coming together, face to face, however short it is, is undoing the edifice of falsehood.
The movement is a thousand years old. In the last 500 years migrations in whatever scale were on. America is the centre of absorbing a cross section of world population. Segregation is an article of faith in those even today in essence. In 1950 to 1980 it was worst. Still in America we see the compelling need of ethnic groups not quarrelling, the most important being the compulsion to learn a common language, English.
Travel and tourism have somewhat softened the Minds of insular superstition. Television and Internet act as cross currents all over the world. These are excessively welcome but are less than palliatives.
In the dangerous chaos of America of 1700, we saw the entrepreneur emerging and today establishing his rule as a culture over that continent. For the Individual to emerge a greater disorganisation must present itself. The world's experience of the 1929 depression, the two World Wars that helped overcome physicality, the present monetary crisis that compels unity at the global level partially and
the threatening pollutions are great foundations laid in humanity for the Individual to emerge.

He could emerge, not out of chaos
but out of understanding cooperation.

The subconscious forces, though accompanied by their feeble and dangerous opposites, are falling in place. This idea is not presented to the world. A world organization, which is spearheaded by an inspired idealist uninhibited by convention or academic blinkers, will be able to announce to the world this ideal. This is the hour of God. He is there in subtle plane announcing with a smile "It will be more than what you aspire for". To know Mother at this moment and at each moment is the key to the Marvel.

184."Even Wickham has allowed him value as a brother.
Truth will always be out, sooner or later.
Falsehood will always be exposed at some time.
Praise out of the enemy's mouth is the ultimate praise.
Here is a scandal afoot, of which she was a victim.
Scandal comes to a scandalous person.
It is not given to her to ask why such a scandal comes to her; instead she accepts it, rejoices in it, and uses it as a weapon against Darcy.
This is Mrs. Bennet in her with a top dressing of Mr. Bennet.
She is pleased, astonished, flattered to be a confidential recipient of it.
It certainly did not occur to her that of all the Meryton population she is the psychological cesspool where this outrage could be deposited.

It is Mrs. Bennet in her.

No Man regrets his sexual episodes.
No woman fails to take pride in such an escapade as long as it is not seen by the public eye.
No Man on his own without a request from the lender returns the Money borrowed.
No Man however exalted he is, including the king, ever thinks of paying for the services received on its own.
Man is selfishly shamelessly mercenary, callous, and unaware of obligations.
Those who are false are more so.
One who tries to project a falsehood becomes a personification of all these and puts up a countenance opposite to it.
An unmarried Man who awaits matrimony will look to a future.
One, who does not intend to marry but likes to project himself as an eligible bachelor in several contexts, expands his powers several fold, refines it in many dimensions and spreads his web far and wide.
Those who dissipate have a lot more energy than a normal person.
Like a searchlight they bring it to the card table, to a friend from whom something is to be borrowed, at a ball, in a shop to persuade him to open a charge account.
Their inner abilities are plastic, elastic to the touch, readily expansive. They could command their countenances modulate their voice, make their manners magnificent in a trice, enter into their sensations and identify themselves with the other person and be beaming forever. As Mr. Bennet said, Wickham made love to all at home.
Their skill is consummate, their success is total, and they pass initially for a paragon of virtue.
Their compliment is ultimately to scandalize others.
The art of ostracizing through noble phrases of compliment is practiced here to excel Antony's oration.
Maybe Wickham does not know the wall of life echoes and in doing so it adds its flavour and dimension to suit one's transformation.
Should he study Lydia's character, its endowments, the capacity for its initiatives, he may find a glimpse there that one day when he returns home, she might have left a note of joy inviting him to share her joy saying she has met a far more handsome rich Man and would travel with him as long as he allows and ask, ‘Is it not extremely Lucky?'

185."So gross a violation of everything right could hardly have been concealed from the world".
The infinity of the infinitesimal is always there for one to see.
It is true that the grossest rumours readily shape and quickly spread all over.
A clown can become the President of the United States, that is, of the world.
Unlettered Men, on the strength of screen popularity can rule any state for long.
Falsehood can thrive in public for long in their enmeshed ignorance.
The land that gave birth to Shakespeare may not know him for centuries.
The Man who brought equality and liberty may be branded by all the world as a menace while his code rules all over the world.
Marx may be decried by the learned pundits.
Socialism has effectively and fully replaced capitalism.
The phrases of Shakespeare are household phrases.
Two things are true 1) Truth can be long defeated apparently 2) Ultimately, truth triumphs.
After all, falsehood is too poor a vessel to hold the truth by which alone it can survive.
The world survives, if it ever does, by virtue of truth.
Elizabeth is young, inexperienced, infatuated.
One who can conceive, perceive, sense Truth can, even in her maiden show, and penetrate through his falsehood.
The truth of the French Revolution is scoring a non-revolutionary victory in the England of cloudy falsehood.
Earth is undergoing an evolution that releases the infinity from the infinitesimal.
In human affairs at the levels of matter, life, and Mind its versions are seen as the Marvel peeping out of the prevailing chaos.
The scientist discovering Matter is Energy is a partial recognition of it.
Trillions of dollars traveling over the globe announces that the creativity of the structure has exceeded the creating instrument.
"A semi barbarous nation" in the words of the historian ruling the entire globe reveals the culture of the barbarian.
Insistence of the process is self-destructive, universally annihilating.
Even through non-violence a nation can be guided to freedom.
The slaves of yesterday are the rulers of today.
A Harijan became the Indian President.
Far more Money is generated by trust in the social organization than what the land and the factories produce.
Students claim the right to copy.
Not one vote was cast by the Indian Parliament against the corrupt Judge who was impeached.
Submission is more necessary than the love of a pretty face.
Vulgar abuse is received as victorious laurels.
After 70 years of suppression of the individual, he rears his head to delight in mafia.
Romance is sought for after dozens of relationships.
Billionaires realize the value of self-acquired capacity and character in children.
The deepest sacred confidence is offered in return of gross falsehood that stings.
Idealism of the sacred noble kind meets its end in acrimonious ugly untruth.
Man readily refuses wealth and popularity in favour of sour superstition.
When Lydia offered to find husbands for all her sisters the deepest physical urge of the raw flesh of the female who is excited by the red coats announced its right.
Falsehood reigns long but truth triumphs at the end.
Man may betray the Hour of God, but the Hour of God comes to stay.
Man may destroy the environment, but the assertion of the environment will destroy the power of his destruction.
Marriage may dissolve, but loyalty will flower as chastity.

186."Friendship between such an amiable Man as Mr. Bingley was incomprehensible". (p. 185)
Friendship interpenetrates personalities and fully reveals one to the other.
Acquaintance, colleague, friend, relative are grades.
One is admitted to friendship when he consciously relishes the touch of the other's intimacy.
Acquaintance is social, incidental, a distance perception.
A colleague shares work results.
That which is drawn to one another by the inner virtue of intimacy is friendship.
Friendship is wholesome in the inner sensation of expanding enjoyment.
Man's capacity for secrecy is so great and his preference so far-reaching that one can keep a lot from the other, especially when the other honours privacy.
Still the essence of one reaches the other all over as a felt sensation.
Opinion has such an individualistic formation that Jane and Lizzy can have opposite opinions.
Opinion, preference, temperament, ability for human choice can essentially differ among intimate friends.
The Many differ so as to interact.
The One is the same in union and unity.
Friendship extends to the One in the Many.
The sympathetic action of someone yawning when the other person yawns is biological, confined to the reflex action.
Simultaneous innovations of the same thing in different parts of the world are from the thoughts that travel in the atmosphere.
Spreading technologies are conscious imitations.
The French Revolution emanating in the Himalayas is from Spirit, unity of human substance.
America continuing European Individuality is the compulsion of freedom denied in Europe because of the class structure.
Greek Thought is because of migration of Indian spirituality spreading to a narrow space to formulate itself in a narrow boundary.
Roman Law is the development of Greek Thought by its self-discipline of practicality.
Law that is codified public conscience can only be sustained as an organization by social power organized as wealth.
A nation to form itself has first to acquire territorial integrity.
The first such nation in Europe was France during the days of Charlemagne.
It became intellectuality as its power was not consolidated by character but dissipated by womanizing and alcohol.
Eastern emotions and Western thought meeting in Germany was unable to mature because of fragmentation of territory.
The resultant energy created music and philosophy allowing perfection in execution earning her the name of the first nation in the world.
Trade among unlettered population created honour as a national trait in England.
She came by trade because of 140 inches of rain that grew an abundance of grass enabling sheep rearing which generated excess wool for trade of export. Being an island they became a seafaring nation.


She grew absolutely ashamed of herself. Of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think without feeling that she had been blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd.

187.The truth in Miss King took her away.

188.Either he was deceived of her fortune or gratified by the vanity.

189.The truth is she is interested in Darcy. She wanted to know the truth.

190.She made him talk. He talked what he is master of.

191.A long list of facts come to the mind:

192.Was determined not to see:

193.Attention to Miss King - hatefully mercenary;

194.Mediocrity of her fortune;

195.Either Wickham was deceived of Elizabeth's fortune or he had been gratifying his vanity.

196.Her incautious preference;

197.Bingley long ago told Jane of Darcy's blamelessness.

198.Darcy is of value in his own family.

199.Darcy is an affectionate brother.

200.Bingley's friendship.

201.Elizabeth realised the truth, and was ashamed of her own vanity. It was due to the attention of one, and the neglect of the other

202.‘She grew absolutely ashamed of herself'. (p.185)

This is the peak of her mental realisation of the entire episode.

203. ‘She was blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd'.

Very few human beings are capable of this self-stricture, but to overcome the charm of falsehood of a handsome face of winning ways, woman or man, this is insufficient. As Queen Elizabeth called out ‘Robert' on her deathbed, the solicitude will linger till the last moment. It knows of no right or wrong but feels in the depth tenderness.

204."She grew absolutely ashamed of herself".
Sense of physical shame is the earliest civilizing emotion.
To be ashamed of having been wrong is ethical shame.
Today in the highest social level we can find eminent men incapable of shame.
To be ashamed of falsehood, deceit, error, foolishness is the index of being a mental person.
Lord Byron, Lord Russell, Churchill, FDR, Hoover, Stalin, Jinnah, Gandhiji do not thus qualify.
Jane Austen notes the total absence of social shame in Lydia and Wickham and labels it as imprudence.
Rishis can reach moksha without shedding ego.
Great popularity, even world eminence can be attained without acquiring shame.
It does not speak ill of greatness.
It only emphasizes the utter independence of different aspects of temperament.
It is to her great credit that she felt absolutely ashamed.
Shame is dissolved in social status.
As long as society does not notice a crime, Man feels no shame about it.
In that sense shame is a social value.
Shame that is a psychological sensitivity makes one a Man.
One does not become a Man, says Mother, as long as there is fear.
How many will thus qualify?
The values of an aristocratic gentleman are of the highest standard.
Elizabeth's sense of shame is mental.
At the same time she has no vital shame for adoring that rascal.
To be ashamed of lying as an individual or national trait is valuable.
The great prosperity we see around arises in spite of widespread lying in many countries.
Any value is a rare possession.
Composite evaluation of individual value is an exceedingly good exercise.
One rule of it is no characteristic is necessarily determined by another.
Values are spiritual skills.
Generally each value is allied in some measure with a few others.
Still, they are disparate as it is a mental evaluation of the spirit.
The Spiritual being, especially at the supramental level, is marked by unity, unity between the inner and outer, unity of the One with the Many, the Many with the other members of the Many.
There all values are integrated as all aspects and movements are integrated.
Devotees, as they know of Mother or anyone who knows of the Mother, can discover that integrality in any act.
Often prayers are answered, problems are solved, by such integral existence.
Such integration releases the infinity from the finite, even from the infinitesimal.
Mrs. Bennet married Mr. Bennet for her social convenience.
Marriage, a social institution, tried to unite them socially or compelled them to put up an appearance of unity.
His gentlemanly freedom, her animal like insistent initiative, produced Elizabeth.
Elizabeth had in her more of that uniting aspect in potential which was brought out by Darcy's letter.
Her sense of shame is egoistic separate existence becoming aware of the existence of integrality.
The absence of shame for pride in Darcy justifies the shameless character in his life in the shape of Wickham.
Her shame is from external circumstances.
It is not from inner sensitivity of value.

205."Of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think without feeling she had been blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd".
Any human skill reaching perfection, makes for striking success.
A man whose product is substandard sells it for 270 crores of rupees. He is known to have never lost his temper.
Any skill perfected raises efficiency to the maximum.
Any value perfectly implemented builds the personality.
For the growth of Being the consciousness is to be raised by transformation.
Consciousness is composed of all the skills, capacities, values, etc.
Consciousness is not the sum total of them.
The sum total of components assembled according to the structure of consciousness in its own plane constitutes consciousness.
Elizabeth criticizes herself through self-awareness.
Self-criticism through self-awareness is a method of Self, hence powerful.
Man is sensitive to self-exposure, especially that of folly.
Man survives because of his self-confidence, his only instrument.
Exposure destroys self-confidence.
One can partially stand his being exposed by others.
No Man will pardon himself when he realizes his own folly or blindness.
All along, she says, she prided on her discrimination.
Each has his own instrument of progress or at least initiative.
Captivate by charm and make the other person do what one wants - Wickham.
Insist on everyone doing what she wants - Mrs. Bennet.
Act, when it is possible - Lydia.
Refrain from ascribing any error to anyone - Jane.
Follow as you are led - Kitty.
Submit willingly and enjoy the pride of perfection in submission - Bingley.
Appreciate what is innocuous, criticize what differs - Caroline.
Dominate if possible, submit if necessary - Darcy.
Accomplish in isolation - Mary.
Shirk the responsibility until it hurts - Mr. Bennet.
Observe and understand, exercise cultural restraint - Mrs. Gardiner.
Awake, arise, organize, act dynamically and punctually, achieve in any fashion possible - Collins.
Await silently, avail of the opportunity that comes one's way - Charlotte.
Imagine yourself as a Queen and act in the insular context - Lady Catherine.
Society accomplishes in every individual its goal through available openings.
Life accomplishes through society and the individual its allotted course.
The determinant is in the cosmos, not in the human choice.
Human choice accomplishes the cosmic determinism.
In the infinite expanse, the exercising of choice by Man appears to be free will.
The role played by human choice in the fulfillment of the cosmic determinism is the tether end of the process of creation.
Elizabeth forgets Darcy and Wickham in the self inflicted misery of folly.
She is a mental character in whom the mental faculties are well fashioned.
In her father, Mind is there ready to function if left undisturbed.
This is a story where one Man's perfection, in limited measure, saves the nation.
A blind Man recognizing his blindness is awakening.
Prejudice arises out of hasty judgment.
One becomes absurd when he disregards the facts that are obvious.
It is haste that makes one arrive at a partial judgment.
Our willful preference gives partiality.
Blindness is the result of mental Man refusing to exercise Mind but using physical faculties.
Intellectuality, academic equipment are blindness par excellence.


"How despicably have I acted!" She cried; "I, who have prided myself on my discernment! I, who have valued myself on my abilities! Who have often disdained the generous candour of my sister, and gratified my vanity in useless or blameable distrust. How humiliating is this discovery! Yet, how just a humiliation! Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly. Pleased with the preference of one, and offended by the neglect of the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance, I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either were concerned. Till this moment I never knew myself."

206.Self-awareness grew:

207.prided on my discernment -- leads to a fall;

208.valued myself on my abilities - rate on inabilities;

209.disdained the generous candour of Jane - Jane is not naïve, Elizabeth is a fool.

210.gratified my vanity - it is self-gratifying.

211.useless blamable distrust - a gentleman is incapable of suspicion;

212.humiliating discovery - true humility

213.just humiliation - against the facts

214.wretchedly blind as if in love - ‘love' is no more than wretchedness

215.vanity, not love, is the folly - one passes for the other

216.pleased by one's preference, offended by the other's neglect

217.courted prepossession and ignorance - where one feels safe

218.driven reason away - it is an inconvenient comparison

219.She remembered Charlotte's advice in reading Darcy's accusation that Jane was not in love with Bingley

220.The para beginning "How despicable..." and ending with, "I never knew myself" is the expression of her greatest realisation. One can congratulate oneself for such a transformation. Yet it is only the mind learning the fact of the situation in defiance of the vital tending towards the opposite direction. It is enough for her to receive Darcy's love accompanied by the provocation of Caroline and the elopement precipitated by Wickham and Lydia. For Darcy to seek her in spite of her refusal, to seek the daughter of loud-mouthed Mrs. Bennet, this is not enough. He needs to mortify himself by paying for the sins of the man whose one aim in life is mean malicious revenge and then claim Lydia for a sister-in-law, Lydia the wife of Wickham.

221.Sense of fairness redistributes the energies of the present equilibrium even as sense of revenge does in the opposite direction. Life does not wait a minute to respond. She did her work in two hours, but, as I said earlier, he took three months to do the parallel work. Even then the standing comparison in the atmosphere - Caroline Bingley - could not help being there in that extremely accidental meeting to provoke Elizabeth and make Wickham run away with her sister. The change accomplished by Elizabeth is from the vital to the mental, by Darcy from mental revulsion to vital acceptance. It was not enough for life. It needs to be repeated in the substance of the vital so as to be permanent. Lydia completes it. It is still the substance of the vital, not the physical.

222."How despicable have I acted?"
Only tapas will have this revelation.
The Rishi who attained moksha never knew there is Marvel beyond.
Elizabeth found her action despicable, could not go further to see a despicable person who was behind it.
All actions taking place at a time are connected.
The proposals, the letter, Colonel's disclosure, Collins's home, Rosings are all connected integrally with Elizabeth.
At the end of the story, the relationship reveals.
Her becoming despicable is Pemberley coming.
Her mother becoming disgusting is romantic love for Darcy.
In her father, it is his irresponsible isolation that is indolence.
In her the character is a mixture of indolence of freedom and dynamism of vulgarity.
The latter is to be exhausted for the finer element to surface.
In her both traits mix, do not fully blend, except in her depths.
Women had no income, and were utterly dependent on Men.
For her marriage meant property.
Romance for women then was food security.
Once that security was there, it was not a question she would move to romance.
Granted security transfers submission from women to Men.
Evolution of Romance from security has several intermediate stages.
They are attachment, affection, understanding, joy and love.
No step can be bypassed. They can be quickly exhausted.
Security granted generates attachment not to the husband but to the property.
Mrs. Bennet is a standing monument of that phenomenon.
For women to overcome that attachment it would need a few centuries.
Exhausted attachment to the property gives rise to attachment to children, signified by the last child.
Exhausting that attachment, the woman develops an affection and solicitude to her muslin and laces.
Next it is shifted to her beauty.
She needs a Man to appreciate her beauty.
The institution of marriage has not evolved beyond that.
It can develop mental beauty of ideas in her.
As Men themselves have not reached that ideal, but are only in their intellectual certitude, the question does not yet arise.
Taj Mahal symbolized, He says, mental love.
Shah Jahan having built Taj Mahal, was in jail for eighteen years.
Perhaps it was because the symbol of mental love was premature.
The details of that mental love are not available for us, but the fact is there before us.
Aurangazeb the fanatic was the son who put the father in jail.
Mental love born prematurely as Spiritual Love of Jesus was premature and was punished by incarceration.
Romance belongs to spiritual love, preferably from both sides.

223."I, who have prided myself on my discernment".
Priding myself on my discernment is a mental experience.
Birth, He says, is the first mystery of life and death is the second mystery.
Cosmic life is the play of a soul with another soul.
It is a play of being with being, consciousness with consciousness and ananda with ananda.
Being is Purusha as well as matter, consciousness is Prakriti as well as life, ananda is creation.
Creation is evolution - Bliss becoming delight, consciousness becoming life, being becoming matter. There are two phases here of descent and ascent.
Descent is involution, ascent is evolution.
Birth begins the descent and death begins the ascent.
The unknowable descends into the universal and the Individual.
As we find ourself we are the Individual in ignorance.
The Individual in ignorance passes through the physical, vital, mental, spiritual phases.
Mother says Nature enjoys herself leisurely infinitely.
Every act is an experience.
Experiences are infinite.
Awareness of the higher plane quickens the experience of any plane.
Mental or vital awareness expedites the physical experience.
Evolving spiritual experience can exhaust the experience of any plane very soon - millennia in a year or a month.
Mental experience of thinking of one thousand years can be abridged by passing through silence, light, intuition, knowledge and higher knowledge.
He calls this spiritual evolution, the emergence of the psychic, bliss turning into delight.
Death is the end of the physical experience.
The Life Divine, Synthesis, Savitri are written on this outline.
The chapter on evolution of Man describes the process of dispensing with death.
From where we are to that stage, there are a million steps.
Elizabeth's above realization is one such step, partial, from vital to the mental.
Darcy's is a whole step of transformation with respect to Elizabeth.
He is unable to see any blemish in her as he takes each abuse of hers as the opening of one door for him into transformation.
In that sense the more abominable a person is the more powerful is the knock on one of those doors.
Romance is the total inability to see any blemish in any contact.
Yoga is a shifting of one's awareness from the lower to higher planes.
Mother's consciousness fully availed of shifts one wherever he is to the Supermind.
She divides it into two halves of giving up karma and giving up faith in one's capacity - grace and supergrace.
Consecration in a trice shifts human consciousness into divine consciousness.
Concentration required for consecration is the concentration necessary to convert the descent into ascent.
We speak of the Individual in knowledge expressing the universal and the transcendent in the human individual.

224.The American is a formed Individual at the physical plane without the body of the spiritual light.
The Indian has no such formation in any plane but with the spiritual light in his body.
It is the light of the spiritual being of the nation found in everyone's body.
By the effort of some yogis, he thought, the spiritual being can evolve into supramental being.
In 1950 He left his body in the physical plane, entered into the subtle plane, continued his yoga and brought down the descent of the supramental consciousness into the subtle plane of earth so that it may evolve into the causal plane thus completing the evolution of earth.
It will be a Marvel at the level of the consciousness.
By descent the Marvel is to complete itself in matter as described in
page 239 of The Life Divine.
The last stage of the Marvel is Matter becoming the delight of being offering itself to its own consciousness as object of sensation.
He calls it the most difficult path, but still says it is the easiest of paths available.
The work is done at the Hour of God by Him and Man is invited to avail of it not by work, but by surrender.
The choice before him every second is between ignorance and knowledge.
His major effort is to give up the taste of ignorance.
Asana, Pranayama, japa, mantra, tantra are naturally of no avail here.
Man is buried in the universal movement of life.
At each touch of it he reacts or responds and retains himself in ignorance.
The plane into which he is to usher himself is the plane of Mother's consciousness.
That movement is called surrender to Mother.
It is a plane of Mother's joy.
Each touch of life, if received as joy, makes us move into that plane.
Any chapter of The Life Divine or Synthesis read with this outline in Mind will leave no doubt at all.
In The Life Divine in the last chapter of "The Divine Life" He describes the five or six parts of the evolution of the spiritual being into Supramental being.
Savitri gives this consciousness to the reader as power - as a power of consciousness.
The Life Divine presents the same as intellectual arguments.
Synthesis offers this as power delivered in prose.
Savitri raises the prose form into overmental poetry.
Mother, in Her Agenda, experienced them and describes that experience to us.
Money is the form of strength Man requires of the social power.
Money earned by Truth will offer that strength.
He who understands the consciousness of Money in his own receptive consciousness gets it.
That forms the foundation in the devotee to invite the descent into him.
When the spiritual light is there in the body, he need not create the formation of the Individual in any plane.
The spiritual Individual formulates himself.
In Elizabeth we see one move.
In Darcy we see the whole move confined to one goal.
His goal was Romance in his married life.
Her part is to receive his love passively.
Jane Austen 200 years ago gave us a silver lining of this possiblility.

225."Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind".
Elizabeth knows of the blindness love creates.
Human aspiration is for the Divine.
The nearest human version of that aspiration is for Romance in love.
Neither God, nor Love can be attained without that blindness.
Blindness is the incapacity to see the defects.
Capacity to see everything seen as a form of perfection is the knowledge version of blindness caused by ignorant ego.
Only such a capacity releases all the energy of the Being.
Neither God, nor Love can be attained when that energy is a whit less.
Darcy takes that attitude to her; she only regrets she has no such chance.
It is not Darcy that she could love.
Darcy has values which Mind can appreciate and value.
Love is the energy of ananda that is the experience of creation.
It is not Mind in Man that can achieve anything solid or substantial.
Mind can understand.
Body, of course, is inert.
The inert body and the understanding Mind fully integrate in emotions.
Though inert, the greatest power of the Being lies in the body.
The emotions make that power act according to the light of the Mind.
Emotions are essentially energy in motion or at rest.
Love, Romantic love, can be accomplished only by the inspired emotions.
Inspiration is the third power of the four powers of intuition.
Darcy may love Elizabeth, but there is no inspiring emotion in him to attract her.
His is passion, the turbid emotions of the initially stirring body.
Love responds to the fullness of refined emotional energy of human intuition.
It is not there.
The charm Wickham has is the false frontal appearance of true love which he is incapable of.
As the inspired emotion can genuinely be captivated by Love, so this false charm can excite a vain response from an otherwise false character.
She is not a false character, but has a top dressing of falsehood.
It was a painful discovery of her true inner status which disgusts her.
In all literature whether this amount of truth of perception - sincerity - is seen in another character, I am unable to say.
Literature is life portrayed, a mirror held to life.
Life then and till now is ruled by the central power of falsehood.
A vibhuti like Napoleon, her contemporary, lapsed into megalomania.
Darcy's transformation comes from the power of truth in the French Revolution.
But the leader of that Revolution Napoleon, lapsed into imperial glory.
The Rishis who attained the superconscient had not always overcome the ego.
The pervasive power of ego is so total.
So also falsehood is not something one can easily give up.
In her position, her love could not be given to either of them.
So, she ended up loving the glory and magnificence of Pemberley.
It is rewarding to see her as a fit instrument of love as she fully realizes the one basic requirement of that noble emotion, though negatively.
Science that set out to conquer superstition by this pervasive mechanism creates a sublimated version of scientific superstition.

226."Pleased by the preference of one and offended by the neglect of the other".
Human life is vital not rational.
Manners matter not character.
Even our character belongs to the surface Mind.
Reversal of Manners is behaviour - First reversal.
Reversal of behaviour is character - Second reversal.
Reversal of conscious life is subconscious - Third reversal.
Subconscious meeting the superconscious is reversal in the ascent - Fourth reversal.
Each of these reversals can be split into consciousness and substance and that will yield eight reversals.
Krishna was in the overmind.
Moving to Supermind can still be divided into two reversals, the last two of this.
It is possible for us to see the eight reversals in one act.
Darcy moved from ‘tolerable', to liking, to proposal, to discover Lydia.
Each of them can go into two divisions.
Ours is egoistic personality on the surface.
Moving to inner mind we move to the depth of the surface.
It is done by the concentration which reveals the witness Purusha.
Doing it by consecration we go again into the inner mind to the door that opens to the subliminal.
Doing the same thing by the analysis of thought that dissolves it, we again reach the same inner mind but to the state of Nirvana.
Not responding from the ego we universalize overcoming dualities.
It is a halfway house, taking us to a neutral status.
Response from the surface must give us JOY, taking us to the subliminal where the Psychic dwells.
We may understand that our response must be one of Joy, but no joy may show up.
Joy will be the response if our move takes us from Mind to emotion.
It is not the emotion from which Mind evolved, but the emotions in the descent.
In spite of the non-egoistic response joy does not result, because the old habit of nature holds.
For the joy to rise apart from surrendering the ego, we have to surrender our nature.
Nature too surrenders when deep down there is no enjoyment of egoistic triumph.
The triumph, if any, is for the soul, not for the ego open or hidden.
To feel joy at the touch of life each time is to be poised for the first fundamental siddhi.
Capacity to feel joy at the touch of life is the capacity to convert the bad omen into a good omen.
It is to move from Time to Simultaneous Time.
Moving so in all our consciousness permanently is to correct the past events.
A patriot doing so with Kashmir, India will become Now what she would have been had she won Freedom in 1947 as a united whole.
The infinity of the Absolute is not the infinity that is opposite to the finite. It is a self-existent Infinite to which no incapacity can be attributed, even the incapacity to rectify the world from its Origin.
At a higher state it is not mere joy that is our response to the touch of the life, but the Delight of Being. A devotee can do it to his own life if not to the life of the world. In that case he will find his very Origin transformed.

227."I have courted prepossession and ignorance and driven reason away where either were concerned".
Courting prepossession is a normal way of Mind's functioning.
Driving reason away is how Man acts emotionally denying the privilege of being mental.
Though it is common with all mankind, it is not common to recognise it certainly not to act on it.
When a few hundred aspiring souls gathered around Sri Aurobindo in pursuit of the supramental golden glory denying the comfortable security of their own family and property, HE offered them an open door into their goal.
He almost teased them with a SILENT invitation unspoken.
One of them, known for his dullness of Mind, subconsciously heard the call and consciously declared, "Aspiration awakes in me, achieve in me all that I flame for".
Sri Aurobindo recognized his great success in the Hymn to Mother of Radiances and was graceful enough to copy it in His own hand which by that error was published as the writing of the Master.
No human heart responded to the call during His lifetime nor when the Glory descended in 1956.
Since then even in its four year anniversary none of us responded with even a distant recognition.
"Heavens' call is rare, rarer the heart that heeds."
Today it is there pressing on us from all around, but more potently from inside.
A call to joy or Mother's Joy from inside will open up not the passive heaven of the tradition, but the evolving wonders of the spirit's adventure in Time.
Man took a hundred millenniums even to stumble upon primitive agriculture.
The Ideal of Human unity organized as World government, His third dream, is there around the corner to precipitate itself.
The spiritual power of social consciousness organized as technology, education, language, social life can abridge several thousand years into as many years.
The same power organizing itself as the spiritual force in the evolving social organism as Money can do it in a trice.
McKinsey recognised this truth even through their unscientific absurdity.
Human love cannot take wings to reach divine planes of heaven.
Human love is not only coarse, but turbidly selfish.
No selfless goal of self-giving can be achieved by traveling in the opposite direction of aggressive selfishness.
That is how Man seeks heaven.
That is how Darcy found the sweetness of the divine touch in her abuse.
Jane Austen had certainly a glimpse of 1956 in 1789.
Romance Eternal, one hundred crores, tenfold sales are only the human doors of God's Delight.
HE was a silent God who spoke out All.
SHE was a vociferous Supramental Avatar who never touched it with Her words.

228."Till this moment, I never knew myself."
At this moment she becomes the divine or at least she qualifies to be the divine.
I have not met a single individual who ever spoke these words, let alone did it in life.
Devotees are expected to do more than Darcy.
Elizabeth does less than Darcy.
Darcy, on hearing of Lydia's elopement, decided to find her.
He never disclosed his intention to Elizabeth.
At that moment it struck him how it was his own responsibility.
To preserve the good reputation of Georgiana, he was selfishly silent about Wickham in Meryton, knowing what he could do to the girls.
He could not warn the Meryton population without scandalizing his sister. Who, on earth, would come forward to do so?
His selfish reticence ruined Mr. Bennet's family.
Lydia was not one who could be benefited by any warning.
On the other hand, knowing his earlier escapade, she would find him a fit instrument to her design.
Now that the harm was done, Darcy realised his responsibility.
The scruples of a gentleman prevent him from exposing a traitor.
Now he has to visit the London slums he has never in his life visited.
He has to meet the treacherous woman to secure his address.
He has to meet Wickham, persuade him to marry Lydia.
All this he does to win Elizabeth which is his immediate aim.
A greater aim is to offer selfless service incognito as only such a service deserves the name service.
Having done all this for Elizabeth, it is normal for anyone to go to her and explain his acts, show his motive and ask for her hand.
By his injunction of secrecy, he denied himself the only benefit possible.
In no other way that benefit would accrue to him.
Values yield valuable results to those who deny the result and offer service.
Any devotee is expected to realize his own errors like this and serve as Darcy has done.
His work of transformation begins after this.
It is this service that enabled him to transform.
On top of all these things Darcy was not permitted the luxury of reaction against the couple.
Reaction inside neutralizes the service outside.
Non-reaction is a must.
It takes ages for one in his situation to refuse to react.
Still, non-reaction brings one to the yogic neutrality.
Yogic positivity is to feel Mother's Joy at the touch of this event.
The Mind of a great Man may agree to do so.
The heart all the time will react or refuse to release joy.
Pray to release joy, better still Mother's joy at the touch of sordid treachery.
The egoistic triumph hiding behind the rejected ego is a bar.
It is the impersonal immensity of ego.
One cannot easily break through it.
Call Mother in for help.
It will be a long long call over months and years.
Victory is to those who persevere.
Darcy did it, felt a refined joy of intense sweetness.
He felt so on Elizabeth's acceptance.
The right procedure of the rule is the joy must be felt for its own sake - causeless joy. The result must issue as a result of it.


From herself to Jane -- from Jane to Bingley, her thoughts were in a line which soon brought to her recollection that Mr. Darcy's explanation there had appeared very insufficient, and she read it again. Widely different was the effect of a second perusal. How could she deny that credit to his assertions, in one instance, which she had been obliged to give in the other. He declared himself to have been totally unsuspicious of her sister's attachment; and she could not help remembering what Charlotte's opinion had always been. Neither could she deny the justice of his description of Jane. She felt that Jane's feelings, though fervent, were little displayed, and that there was a constant complacency in her air and manner not often united with great sensibility.

229.About Jane, Darcy's explanation is insufficient.

230.A second perusal for a coloured eye is fresh perusal.

231.The known fact - Charlotte's advice - never comes to mind.

232.Jane's policy is not to display.

233.‘Widely different was the effect of a second perusal'.

It means she has now shifted to the mind's perception from vital prejudice.

234.‘How could she deny that credit to his assertion, in one instance, which she had been obliged to give in the other?'

This is exactly what she did when he (Wickham) contradicted himself about the Netherfield dance. She enjoyed his boast that it was not he who would remove himself but it should be Darcy. Next week, at the dance, he reversed himself. Both were fully acceptable to her then. It was vital prejudice. Now she sees that inconsistency in her mental attitude, a great improvement.

235. ‘Neither could she deny the justice of his description of Jane'.

Elizabeth understands Jane as one who sees no evil in another. In her view Jane takes the defect of another and turns it into good. She finds her sister endowed with enormous patience so that no counsel of patience to her is possible. So far Elizabeth is right. There is something more in Jane which is also in her. Jane does not want to chase any man. She does not even want the world to think of her as one who is after a Man, even if it is Bingley. And in this she is a total success. It becomes SILENT WILL of the most powerful type possible. Everyone expects Bingley to marry Jane, but no one, as the text stands, says Jane is after Bingley. It is the power of such a Silent Will that made Bingley whose one ambition is to obey Darcy, prevail against the domination of Darcy. Her wedding was interrupted, delayed for a year since that will had the credit of a defective faith in Caroline's duplicity. Till she overcame that illusion, even her silent will was powerless. After that opinion was lost, instead of longing for Bingley, she moved to a neutral emotion that she was not after him. To her, her not chasing a MAN is paramount. Elizabeth is unaware of this force at play. Her mother's power and her father's force were on Lydia and herself and not on Jane. Jane was on her own on neutral territory enjoying the support of Elizabeth alone whose lingering partiality for Wickham could not be fully removed till he was married to Lydia. Darcy's perception was right and he was within his right to advise Bingley not to marry Jane. Jane's marriage was primarily brought about by her own silent will and the extraordinary right of Elizabeth to have her married.

236."Darcy's explanation there appeared insufficient. She read again".
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 Anything needs to be read over and over again.
Devotees who read The Life Divine for the fortieth time find it a new book.
Scriptures reveal fresh dimensions with each perusal.
Especially read after some centuries, scriptures reveal the truth appropriate to that period.
It is a known characteristic of great writings.
To communicate information or news is easily done, can be done at the first encounter, even on the phone.
Ideas cannot be communicated thus.
For this you have to meet, on his initiative.
It can never be done by going to his place, perhaps because of his social importance.
No idea can be communicated at the first meeting.
The greater the idea the longer it is to wait.
The receptivity must be there and evince eagerness.
No valid idea moves on the same physical plane, the receiver must find himself physically at a lower level.
The speaker should not try to gain the listener's attention.
The listener must be all attention.
The attention can be the mind's listening, the thinker's aspiration or the entire Mind's ever-present opening, opening into the spirit.
Usually the words or ideas are listened to.
A deep spiritual listening will listen to the essence understood by the speaker.
An ideal listening will learn what the speaker has not understood but the thought inherently has.
As culture is the essence of civilization which itself is the essence of history, total communication is the quintessence of long trusting, loving loyalty that has united two souls in their inner truth and outer activities.
Marriage matures into Romance by rich silent communication.
One can have this relationship with everyone and everything.
Clumsiness, knocking against objects, dropping them, noise eliminate that possibility of intimate communion with people, things, and events.
In the second proposal Elizabeth said very little to the point except expressing her embarrassment. She never accepted him in words.
Nor did he ask her this time if she would be his wife.
Great decisions of a company are not made in the board nor in the government in the cabinet.
It is all informally, almost in unspoken words, understood.
A nation's material progress or even revolutionary march is not shouted out from the house tops, till it is all over.
Effective communication is eternally valuable, is done by the subconscious.
That will be seen by the perceptive eye in small significant events.
That Lydia will be found was communicated to her by a silent parting look.
Elizabeth saw in his desire to introduce his sister to her his second proposal.
It is not the dinner invitation of Mrs. Bennet to Bingley but in the perception of Mrs. Gardiner that Darcy was overflowing with love the significance lies.
Collins's proposal to Charlotte is seen in her seeing him from the upper window and meeting him as if by accident. It is the lady's proposal.

237."How could she deny that credit to his assertion in one instance which she had been obliged to give in another?"
The characteristic of human nature is to combine his advantages from both sides.
The origin of a problem is to court an advantage overlooking its disadvantage.
Mind is partial; it is a partial instrument.
Its decision is partial.
Traps are set up by putting in front an obviously great advantage.
The descent of partial Mind on life as in Europe creates character.
The descent of spirit on life creates a wholesome culture.
Man is unconscious. His unconsciousness sees his partial capacity as a total one.
Mrs. Bennet is not only unconscious; she is entirely oblivious of the society around.
The one thing she knows is to grab what is attractive. It worked for her in her own marriage.
Now, in the next generation, in an entirely changed context she uses her old tactics which was outmoded even in her times.
She readily cancelled Jane's chances. Her canceling Lizzy's chances, she never knew.
What she has spoiled, others had to rectify.
She sees the advantage of Jane staying in Netherfield, staying longer in Netherfield after the ball is over, inviting Bingley for dinner, sending Lydia to Brighton, asking Collins to propose to Elizabeth, teasing Lady Lucas, keeping the room clear for Bingley to propose.
The physical Mind acts obstinately repeatedly in spite of failure.
Elizabeth does so with Wickham.
The above quotation is her recovering from that folly.
Falling a victim is universal, trying to recover is rare.
She feebly attempts the rare alternative initially.
Starting from international diplomacy, down to our local politics, we can amply see the art of combining both the advantages in vain.
Gandhiji tried to combine spiritual power with religious fervour.
It worked up to the penultimate point and finally failed.
The Individual is one who grows into the universe and further reaches the transcendent.
It is done by integration.
Man crudely tries to combine known advantages, regardless of the defects.
Water drowns a non swimmer without giving him a warning.
Life gives only one chance in most cases for Man to experiment with.
One who chooses a course, or career or even a wife often has only one chance.
At a higher level of perception there is only one choice for human choice.
That choice often destroys a Man.
As the next best, it destroys his magnificent growth.
School education foists on the student a dead structure.
Outside the school, he who makes the right choice each time becomes a genius.
He can level off at any point.
He can destroy himself at any point of level.
Growth in freedom permits the rare individual to grow.
All others become dropouts of the society.
This rule is true of Nature.
For the Psychic, every choice is a right choice.
But the Psychic only suggests, not compels.
Suggestion becomes compulsion when the psychic transformation finally becomes the supramental transformation.
The rules of Life or Management prevent this vast failure at the level of functioning.
When the devotee functions according to this rule and all others avail of one choice, the growth of the devotee is hundred or thousand fold.
The rules fix a minimum below which the devotee cannot fall.
The scientist has reversed the direction of evolution creating pollution and crises.


When she came to that part of the letter in which her family were mentioned in terms of such mortifying, yet merited reproach, her sense of shame was severe. The justice of the charge struck her too forcibly for denial, and the circumstances to which he particularly alluded as having passed at the Netherfield ball, and as confirming all his first disapprobation, could not have made a stronger impression on his mind than on hers.

238.Shame is a valuable emotion.

239.She herself in vain asked her mother not to speak loudly at Netherfield.

240.She was covered with shame when the letter exposed her family

241."When she came to the part that mentioned her family in such mortifying yet merited reproach, her sense of shame was severe".
No Man can see the earth going round the sun; if he does even for a split second he has the cosmic consciousness at that moment.
No great Man, however, successful he is, when he meets with his first failure, fails to complain against people and circumstances.
In 1946, though Gandhiji realised the power of dormant human violence, he never declared the illusory futility of non-violence.
Churchill who was rewarded a glorious military victory, was to face a total political defeat. It did not open his eyes.
The same phenomenon we see in FDR who set out boldly to meet the lion in its den, migrated to monetary policy and was ultimately saved by the war.
The World War could have been avoided if FDR had stuck to his vision. It was Gorbachev who, having had the vision, came forward to dissolve the monolithic state from inside. The deep insincerity of the world remained silent over the greatest global event.
Elizabeth exhibits the open mindedness unavailable to these great men in history.
Every chapter in Synthesis in dealing with the ideas of the chapter puts it in the whole context so that an aspiring devotee can take it up for practice.
It is easy to understand the chapter, not so easy to practise.
Practice apart, each chapter insistently brings the whole before his vision.
Darcy is the only one who rose to the occasion to see the fullness of life in the context of Elizabeth.
She took the first essential step up to reaching Pemberley and stopped.
Mr. Bennet moved one step to enforce discipline which was his final step too.
Collins, as well as Lydia, completed an immediate possibility that presented.
Wickham opened negatively and got bogged down into a fatal marriage through one of his usual successful escapades.
Bingley and Jane were recipients of the fallout of the course of life, as it befit their character.
Any single chapter of Synthesis free from philosophical intellectuality presents to us the cosmic scheme.
It is possible for anyone to know where he is.
It shows the path to the goal through every stage.
No one can say he cannot make a beginning or meet with some success.
For those who, for the moment, bring all their energy in all their seriousness, Her power is there to take him to the summit or far ahead of where he is, for however brief a period it is.
One can be dismayed contemplating flying.
When he is offered a plane into which he can enter and fly, the objection disappears.
For all those who are willing to drink, water is there, willing to board the plane, flying is available.
In that sense it is the Hour of God, to announce which HE came who is mistaken to be a Rishi or an Avatar.
No yoga is equal to this in conception and magnificence.
In no other yoga so much practical help comes to our door and is constantly knocking.
Pride and Prejudice written two hundred years ago capturing the flavour of Napoleon who was the previous incarnation of Sri Aurobindo reveals to us through Darcy and a little through Elizabeth, how that Force is always in the atmosphere.
Today that Supramental Force pervades the earth atmosphere and is pressing into our beings from inside and outside. We need to awaken to its presence.

242."The justice of the charge struck her too forcibly".
Her positive response is great as she has subconsciously courted him.
In other circumstances any response except this is possible.
This is what we call a determinism of a higher plane.
It was not the non-violence or Mahatma that won the freedom, but it was Sri Aurobindo in 1910 who won the freedom. Non-violence was a fair pretence.
It is a great measure of wisdom to understand the events of the world as determined by a higher power.
Agriculture and manufacture are not human creations.
Man's existence organizing itself better subconsciously by attracts the higher possibilities in the lower plane.
We knew the employment programme is not a creation of the Government of India.
Enjoying the Marvel of Delight in a self-conceived plan unfolding is one great faculty of Brahman, a faculty to be surprised by what it presents itself.
Analysis is from below. Accomplishment is from above.
In dull formal mean poor communities one celebrating his birthday works year round visiting everyone's birthday celebration in the hope they would reciprocate.
His joy is great when they do return his visit!
About 90% of the social emotions are thus organized.
Successful marriages fully qualify for this lifeless life.
Her seeing the justice from the social point of view is an unheard of wonder.
From her own subconscious organization it is a preplanned self-unfolding.
To her it is a revelation.
Revelations, inspirations, surprises, wonder, Marvel analysed in each of the planes - physical, vital, mental, spiritual, supramental will have this character.
Mother says what is a miracle to us is because of the ignorance of the laws of the plane in which the event occurs.
For a primitive Man, our whole modern life is a constant wonder.
Internet itself is a standing wonder to those who are new to it.
God going into ignorance creates involution and evolution, and enjoys their unfolding.
The real wonder is her emerging out of her infatuation into rational understanding.
To her it gives a nervous shock.
A shock is the fresh knowledge of a different plane.
Man lives in a cocoon with millions of smaller, tinier inner compartments.
Emerging out of one of them into another is a shock, wonder, a Marvel.
Man's senses have a short reach of a few miles.
Man's sensitivities are formed like the physical constants.
One who enjoys the taste of coffee he prefers finds it is one of the few hundred shades of taste.
A musician rises to a climax everyday in a different fashion.
This micron makes for uniqueness.
It is his individuality that aims at such a micron.
Individuality can create endless unique expressions.
Individuality is infinite, uniqueness is the infinitesimal.
Man is the finite organism capable of creating uniqueness in the infinitesimal as his Individuality is infinite.
He is the Individual who expresses the universality and transcendentality in his own Individual way in a million unique ways.
To make the infinite emerge out of the infinitesimal is the acme of spiritual evolution where the static Bliss turns into active Delight each in infinite dimensions.
Creation is to expand into infinite dimensions having first poured oneself into the finite infinitesimal.
No wonder the Delight is an explosive rapturous Ecstasy.
Of all the people on earth, it is the idiot who meets with this intensity often.


The compliment to herself and her sister was not unfelt. It soothed, but it could not console her for the contempt which had been thus self-attached by the rest of her family; and as she considered that Jane's disappointment had in fact been the work of her nearest relations, and reflected how materially the credit of both must be hurt by such impropriety of conduct, she felt depressed beyond anything she had ever known before.

243.Compliments will always be felt.

244.Good manners is to pay true compliments only.

245.A simple FACT is a great discovery for a liar, dishonest or superstitious person.

246.She noted the compliments to her and Jane

247.‘The complement to herself was not unfelt'. (p. 186)

Among 100 complements, one insult will prevail.

Only the uninformed and uncultured will mix both.

Where one is present, the other has no place at all.

248. ‘It is the work of the nearest relations'.

Man never turns to accuse himself for his failure. He accuses every other person. (p. 253 - Mrs. Bennet's outpourings)

When no one is in the picture, he is frustrated. To turn the eye inward when there is no one outside is rational. She does it.

249. ‘Felt depressed'.

Self-awareness of low consciousness is depression.

250."The complement to herself and to her sister was not unfelt." (P. 186).
These are spoken complements, and have gone a long way in his purpose.
The role of spoken words, the greater role of the unspoken words, are treasures of life.
What Man refuses to speak, life speaks on his behalf, if necessary, in the measure required.
The spoken motive is golden.
The unspoken is invaluable.
Society, life, God chooses to speak out what Man refuses.
Having done so, they can, if it is required, make us forget it.
The most striking event of unspoken sensitivity is Elizabeth and Bingley holding back from Jane Darcy's heinous ruse.
Jane Austen reveals here her awareness of human sensitivity that exceeds a sister's goodwill, a husband's love.
One may forget, not nature; what it does not forget will always revenge.
This much is to prevent destruction.
Its counterpart is to allow a great opportunity to take shape.
Mrs. Gardiner acts like that at Pemberley and at Lambton.
Darcy rises to the zenith of a gentleman's behaviour in asking Mr. Gardiner to keep his role confidential. He is equally great in seeing his responsibility in not letting the public know of Wickham's dangerous character.
Simple facts, when tangled, must be explained, unraveled.
Subtle affairs do not lend themselves to be uttered; if necessary, can be hinted at.
At an appropriate time it needs to be spoken, but its method is different. One is sensitive fully revealing to only the culturally awake.
All this was done by Lord Krishna.
Bhishma, Drona, Kripa, Vidura sang the same songs. Five husbands were self ‘subjected'.
She - her honour - was exposed.
Only Krishna  could save.
For that she was to give up her faith in her husbands, elders and Dharma.
The Dharma they all vouchsafed was empty of truth; it is a convention. 
Bhishma and Vidura spoke they ate of him and therefore were bound to fight for him.
They ate of not Duryodhana's food; it was really Pandu's Raj.
They ate of neither Duryodhana's nor Pandu's; what they ate was the wealth of the nation.
Here the entrenched falsehood is made sacred.
Mahabharata was a war expressing falsehood fully. The only person who broke the spell of "Emperor's new clothes" was Draupadi.
The truth is Overmind is incapable of destroying falsehood.
Pride and Prejudice is set in a novel context.
It opens all the doors into the Revolutionary splendour.
Each levels off at its convenience.
A wider principle is availed of for personal convenience. Hence the national failure.
Jane Austen is a genius, but not a great novelist.
Even a great novelist appearing before the national readiness can be overlooked as Shakespeare was forgotten for 300 years.
Society can be mature to produce a great poet or a great novel can be written.
Then it lapses into the silly excitement of Dickens or conventional propriety of Trollope.
God would not pardon England the crime of forgetting Shakespeare for 300 years.
Germany missed her inspiration.
India that reached moksha never understood to go beyond.
The Greeks never thought of rising to the spirit.
The Romans could not conceive of the stage of the social evolution, and lost the empire.
Britain wedded to conservatism, could not organise the world government.
The world, like an idiot, treads the paths of European and social civilization.
America has all the present advantages as others had it till now.
The American is proud of blindness and is trying to organize all disciplines.
Life's structures make him fortify their ways.
This is not a condition that lends itself to human solution.
The 1929 crisis was absorbed by the World War.
Britain's opportunities fell through the fingers.
Germany took a diabolical attitude.
The Indians foolishly look to America for leadership.
France is drowned in wine and petticoats.
The Russians long for conditions of the 5th century.
Light is extinct.
Should light appear, it must be in an individual. 

251."It soothed, but it could not console her for the contempt which had been thus self-attracted by the rest of her family."
Facts do not accomplish, but tact does.
In a positive atmosphere, however necessary, or factually true, a negative note fully spoils the accomplishment.
Hence the language phrases it as blowing hot and cold.
To her, among the bitter contempt, it was a welcome balm.
Her taking to Pemberley, not coming forward to love Darcy is thus seen.
It is true, if a woman is to love you, you must abuse her.
It will be love of one who enjoys submission, not one who helps your love flower into romantic adventure.
Our ego is not an abstract summary blanket over our personality.
It cultures itself into likes and dislikes.
People prefer coffee to tea; they cannot drink tea on one occasion.
Coffee served in a tumbler is tasty, not in a cup.
Likes are developed, refined and become fixtures of sensitivity.
It extends to hairstyle, accents, reception, and pronunciation.
So also dislikes like the red cloth for the bull.
Form of address in any country fixes the responses of people.
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The above comment is one expression of how the ego is refined.
His own personality is cultured to believe the force of facts and their rational presentation. The question of altering it even to plead with the girl whose decision will decide his future, does not arise for him.
It is from that point he moves to the accommodation of accepting Lydia and Wickham as sister-in-law and brother-in-law.
Man who loves coffee cannot persuade himself to drink tea once.
Man who has to decide his psychological well being has to travel the distance from ‘tolerable' to fine eyes, from impropriety to relationship.
Momentary decisions of this description rear their heads later in life and prove to be obstacles that cannot be handled.
In him he saw and felt his innocence in her abuse and could find the psychological truth in his pride and meanness. It is transformation by sincerity.
It is Lydia who consolidated his transformation of consciousness as one in his substance.
It is a fact that still the reality of human nature prevails in that he could not permit Wickham or Mrs. Bennet to visit Pemberley though Lydia could come in his absence and Mr. Bennet at all times.
What she would have appreciated is his ready willing full acceptance of her family with affection while he would have preferred her not at all aware of his strong temperamental attitudes. In that case it would have become a mercenary social marriage. Even there deep sincerity can bring about the same changes that are now brought about. That power lies in culture and is executed in Silence out of deeply felt good will that in the defects it sees perfection.

252."Jane's disappointment is the work of her nearest relations".
Man is an ego who knows himself to be separate from others.
Maya persuades that he is in all.
He is unable to see by the mental play that all are in him.
This is the origin of selfishness.
As he is in all, he is led to think that all should serve him.
Ego not only separates the person, but it robs Man of his capacity to think of what the other Man is and what his own defects are.
That she is able to turn the light inside and see the truth of her family is not a human endowment.
As the ocular vision cannot see the earth's movement, the unbroken pencil and as the one who counts ten people as nine leaving himself out at no time can see the FACT, because the faculty is not there.
The Emperor's new clothes are seen as no clothes but out of fear he speaks.
If we accuse them, we are accusing them for not having the faculties that would be born centuries later.
Romance in him, the French Revolution around, made Darcy see it.
Romance is grace that makes one see what others do not see.
Reason devoid of sensation has that capacity.
Capacity not to stop an inquiry in the middle is another such faculty.
Mind incapable of logical thinking cannot be accused of not understanding logic.
How can we find fault with one for not seeing subtle indications.
Our being sorry for a selfish man not being selfless is our fault.
Ordinary people naturally feel jealousy, eavesdrop, spread rumours. Our finding fault is not valid.
No one in Elizabeth's position would have understood as she understood.
Not many would read his letter, and those who read it would not accept even one argument in it.
She is extraordinary.
One like Russell is not able to be rational about his own acts factually. How, 200 years ago, can we expect Elizabeth to be rational?
The problems in the story are not so much problems of marriage as problems of social upward movement through marriage.
In Elizabeth's case Darcy's offering himself to her in a low position raises the resistance of receiving. That is the outer aspect.
Its inner aspect is he cannot reach her value, without his raising his value.
He exhibits all the nobility and magnanimity of the high offering itself to the low.
She fully exhibits all the refractory attitudes of கிராக்கி of the low in gratuitously receiving from the high.

Character, temperament, circumstances, story and plot fully support the outcome.
He is of the Mind.
He appeals to her Mind.
She manages to emerge out of the infatuation to exercise her Mind.
It is a process made possible by the truth in her.
The same situation, in her mother, in whom there is no truth makes her take the opposite attitude that all of them should have gone to Brighton.
Ability to see the right thing is not of any faculty of the Man but the amount of Truth available in him.

253."She felt depressed beyond anything she had known before".
Depression is an emotion she had never known for long.
There is no one depressed at home for a prolonged period.
The great good luck the family received was because of this buoyancy of spirit that is cheerfulness.
All of them were brought up in utter freedom.
Whatever Mrs. Bennet is or is not, she is always dynamic and is never known to be given to moods for long.
Discovery of something low about oneself makes one depressed.
Depression is a psychological state.
What is described is not so much a psychological state as a social emotion.
Knowledge of skeletons in the cupboard can generate depression.
Here what she was all along oblivious of or even proud of now is felt as something to be ashamed of.
It is not an emotion about what is.
But it is an emotion of a new knowledge.
Children are not proud or sorry for the family affairs as they take it for granted.
Only by social comparison an emotion of pride or sorrow arises.
Here is a family always cheerful and one of positive atmosphere.
Depression in a negative atmosphere of a weak family can undo it.
Depression in Elizabeth is the forerunner of Pemberley coming to her.
In a positive context, a negative disturbance always results in a boon, its measure being decided by the extent of disturbance.
Even this depression did not last long with Elizabeth as she was not made for one.
At the Netherfield ball, Wickham's absence, Collins's dances, gave her a depression but all was forgotten on seeing Jane all smiles.
Even Wickham could be forgotten by the happiness of Jane.
The Revolutionary atmosphere of the French nation sent a wave of uplifting expansive hope to the lower classes in England.
The Bennet's family, normally a cheerful one, influenced by this wave was buoyant, receiving an excessive dose of pleasant energy.
We see the determinant of Meryton events is not Lydia's initiative, Wickham's dissipation, local spiteful gossip, Mrs. Bennet's impatience or Darcy ruse, but the French Revolution itself.
Meryton belongs to the French cosmos.
Luck can be described as bringing up the children in cheerfulness.
It is well known that the parent who endows the children with values and character has a better satisfaction than the one who gives a large inheritance.
Cheerful upbringing outdoes values and character.
The origin of cheerfulness is higher values of Freedom and energy in the parents.
Energy can cut both ways.
Freedom can only do great lasting good as it is the soil in which great energy grows great fruits.


After wandering along the lane for two hours, giving way to every variety of thought -- re-considering events, determining probabilities, and reconciling herself, as well as she could, to a change so sudden and so important -- fatigue, and a recollection of her long absence, made her at length return home; and she entered the house with the wish of appearing cheerful as usual, and the resolution of repressing such reflections as must make her unfit for conversation.

254.Giving way to every variety of thought - Thoughts expressed is tension released.

255.Reconsidering events - stopping to lie to oneself.

256.She felt depressed as never before - Depression is not what she ever knew.

257.Determining probabilities - beginning to think normally.

258.She wishes to appear as usual - great resilience.

259.Giving way to every variety of thought.

With varying gait varying thoughts arise.

260. ‘Fatigue'.

Fatigue is the result of accepting ideas that are too much for the Mind. So the energy spreads down below. Fatigue arises from the energy of the vital being drained.

261."Giving way to every variety of thought, reconsidering events, determining possibilities".
Confusion makes for clarity; reconsideration in mental transition removes the present structure and creates a new orderly structure.
External events do it over a very long period.
Inner new self-awareness, in her, did it in two hours.
She could do it as her mental faculty was there behind the willing infatuation.
Green Revolution in India became a success because the Indian farmer to increase production had nothing new to learn; all that he needed was a fresh motive to activate the existing dormant structure.
The American settlers were a great success because they were Europeans who knew the European way of life. In the new freedom and fresh energy they achieved much.
Western industrial organization was very slow to spread in India as it was a new way of life they had to learn anew.
In seventy years the USSR could not acclimatize to police raj. When the end came, they dropped it readily.
Mr. Bennet put down his foot and declared a new decree because he was always capable of it, only he had shelved it for twenty five years.
Darcy took many months to change as what he was to acquire was something new. As he had the potential for it he could do it. Wickham or Bingley could not have done it.
Certainly Collins could not achieve it in a full lifetime.
Elizabeth had a few advantages.
Her mind was already developed in the freedom her father gave.
It was taught to her; it was self-formed and self-developed.
Invisible there was the subconscious drive to accept Darcy.
She belonged to the aristocratic culture.
The transitions of human Mind are various.
Edmond Dantes was energized by revenge motivated by the loss of Mercedes.
He could not easily reconcile his emotions to the callous attitude of Mercedes to the treacherous character of Fernand.
Only her supreme sacrifice restored him to normal functioning.
Nehru declined in two years when he was shocked out of circumstances he had believed in.
Patel could not survive the idea of working under Nehru for more than three years.
Transitions of Mind are brought about by greed as in Lady Macbeth, indecision as in Hamlet, jealousy as in Othello, ignorance, fear, lack of energy, new situation, a foolish mental conviction as in Collins.
A deep-seated mercenary motive hidden under a polite social behaviour in Charlotte came to life readily and effectively when the opportunity presented.
In the majority of cases sudden transitions disappear suddenly.
In rare cases a one time opportunity that comes in a flash, comes to stay for a quarter of a century as in Pranab Mukerjee.
Even in Elizabeth who made a brave transition of Mind, there lingered no hope of his proposing again.
Even after Jane's engagement, Lydia's wedding, she never had hope. Her excellent transition of Mind is extraordinary, but was insufficient for her to generate hopes.
After the attack of Lady Catherine, she saw the reality of the power of status and lost all hope.
It is that desperation that made her open the topic almost asking him to come out.
In this story there are many mild transitions of Mind. Each in its own way will be fascinating.
It is a great process, a process that opens before us the whole of life.
He who knows the process of creation can see all its possibilities in such transitions of Mind in any single story.

262."Such reflections as must make her unfit for conversation".
Elizabeth underwent almost a new birth in those two hours.
Anyone else reading that letter and feeling such a transition would normally faint.
The transition described in the previous quote is the process of fainting.
She tries to restore her usual cheerfulness for conversation.
Whatever the inner turmoil, the demands of the society are so great as to compel normal appearance.
The structure of the society is so created and is like an iron sheet of metal.
The first requisite of spiritual freedom is to shed that outer wall of iron.
Formal education creates such a covering to a Mind otherwise entirely free.
Those who have tried to undo an opinion will have seen the strength of that formation.
Stationed in the vital, the superstition has such a covering.
Mental sensation creating opinion upgrades it as attitude and in the greatest depths of our being makes it into a motive which at the likes and dislikes of the ends of temperament turns into sensitivity.
Sensitivities are the strongest organized tether ends of personality.
Fundamentalism, aristocratic privileges, crusades, national pride, emotional intensities are of this intensity.
Positively cultural values are equally strong.
Spiritual freedom is stalled by both.
This power can be seen in expectation.
Ego exceeds them all in strength, intensity and resistance to change.
Opportunities touch Man for a split second at one such point.
He can avail of it if he readily changes at that point in that trice.
Infatuation finds a total response from such preferences.
The energy love needs cannot be supplied by these sensitivities though what they release is great. Still they are artificially structured energies.
Our own will is stronger than these settled powers.
The Divine Will is more powerful than our will.
The Divine Will is seen in action in the movement of the universe.
The physical constants of the universe are formed at that speed.
A Tamil proverb says that the anger of a quiet sage if unleashed by disturbance will overflow the forest.
Consecration stops such a movement and reverses it.
Concentration required for consecration exceeds that is demanded by Samadhi.
Samadhi is a mountain; the Samadhi in the waking state demanded by integral yoga is the universe in action.
Spiritual Freedom is of vast importance as it offers the conditions to create waking Samadhi.
Human choices are usually made at this level though along the lines of organized temperament.
Great decisions are taken to reorganize this structure of sensitivity.
Body's will releases convulsive strength because it is such a strength that goes into the structure of the body.
Integral yoga requires our will to withdraw from the involved body life and Mind.
Culture is powerful as it inheres this strength in positive sweetness.
Any yoga takes one to these heights.
The sannyasi who meets face to face the Self unwounded by energy, division or dualities is not likely to be enamoured by the lures of life.
This strength in one's substance is the fullness of the Spiritual Strength.
The power of grace expresses this strength.


She was immediately told that the two gentlemen from Rosings had each called during her absence; Mr. Darcy, only for a few minutes to take leave -- but that Colonel Fitzwilliam had been sitting with them at least an hour, hoping for her return, and almost resolving to walk after her till she could be found. Elizabeth could but just affect concern in missing him; she really rejoiced at it. Colonel Fitzwilliam was no longer an object; she could think only of her letter.

263.Two gentlemen from Rosings - one she does not want to see, so she missed him. The other is not in her mind. She is in his mind. So he waited that long.

264.Had Fitzwilliam come out in search of her, she may not be seen. One cannot see another in whose mind he is not.

265.She could not even affect missing him. - It is a relief not to meet.

266.The Colonel is no longer an object - For two reasons: 1) Her mind is seriously occupied, 2) the Colonel is the source of the explosive news.

267.Another cause is his sight may bring to her mind Georgiana.

268.Could think only of the letter - Occupied with Self.

269.She rejoiced at missing Darcy - An embarrassment.

270.Darcy came to take leave but she was not there. After the proposal, he wrote a letter, met her in the park, and again tried to meet her. All that shows he was in no way giving her up. Life did not support it at the last time as he was overdoing it

271.‘She was immediately told'.

She is anxious NOT to see either of them as they bring to her mind unpleasant memories which she would like to avoid. The environment obliges her by ‘immediately' telling her the news. Her emotions are intense and are capable of evoking instantaneous response. Here the response she is looking for is negative - not to meet them. Her own situation is prominent and both men concede her pre-eminence. Hence her emotions readily evoke a response from both of them.

272."She was immediately told the two gentlemen from Rosings called on her".
Life Response is precise to the very second.
Life Response also awaits its own time.
It is human choice that decides when the Life Responds.
When Man acts from the tether ends of sensitivity, the Life Response is immediate.
Man's unawareness of an act allows the response to be according to the law of the plane in which it acts.
Elizabeth's decision to become the mistress of Pemberley brings Darcy at once.
On reading Jane's letter she subconsciously understood that not her father or uncle could trace the villain but Darcy alone could help her. She already saw Caroline exposing her partiality to Wickham at Pemberley. In her own folly and anxiety to revenge, she remembered her own affectionate pleadings for Wickham at the Netherfield dance. Darcy marrying her without the full knowledge of her own infatuation as well as the depth of vulgarity of her family is unsafe. Her marriage with him will be stable only when he overlooks Lydia's outrage. Such an understanding of the subconscious made her reveal all the shameful facts to him. He had just arrived as she finished reading the letter. Life Response, of that type, does not wait for a minute.
She had read about Georgiana in his letter and passed it over.
Till she decided to become the mistress of Pemberley she paid no attention to her partiality to Wickham.
It is Reynolds' information about Wickham going wild that made her realize that she must sufficiently overcome her emotions in that regard.
Her own guilty awareness of that fact at Pemberley, made Caroline provoke her.
The ugly fact of the true state of affairs of her family and her warm pleasant endorsement of the rascal, she then subconsciously realized, must be worked out.
Hence the elopement.
Hence his timely arrival.
There are other instances of similar nature in the story.
1)    Bingley's departure in response to Mrs. Bennet's ruse.
2)    The timing of his departure coinciding with Elizabeth's recital to Jane of Wickham.
3)    Darcy's response to Lady Catherine's report.
4)    The short departure of the Collinses from Hunsford as a result of their ridiculous warning to Mr. Bennet.
5)    Charlotte's marriage was the first of the series in relation to Bingley's dancing with her first.
6)    The arrival of Bingley as soon as Mrs. Bennet's enthusiasm of Lydia's wedding was over to maintain the chain of energy.
7)    Mrs. Bennet's trick failed on the first day as a trick will always fail.
8)    On the second day it worked as even a silly method is to succeed if persisted in.
9)    Jane and Bingley are people fit enough to be separated by a ruse, united by a ploy.
10)  The relation between Mrs. Bennet's original ruse, Darcy's stratagem, Mrs. Bennet's insistence.
11)  The sudden engagement of Collins in justification of his never subsiding energy.
In terms of Time, Space, energy sequence, values, expectation, rules of life, conventions of society, convictions of character, human choice, the power of the faculty that decides, the integrality of the whole story a thesis of Life Response can be written.

273."Darcy left at once, the colonel waited for an hour".
Species become extinct when their purpose is over; organizations are abolished similarly.
The experience Man repeatedly has suddenly disappears when he has learnt the full lesson.
The slowness of their disappearance or the suddenness with which they vanish is directly dependent on the thoroughness of the lesson received.
It is an axiom of human affairs that a Man who has outlived his use never again appears in one's life.
Trollope often draws our attention to the fact that if the lover is present in a crowd, the lady will sense it exactly.
The truth is, this is a sense Man has lately lost.
The converse too is true. If one does not want to be seen by the other as a measure of making oneself scarce -
QµõUQ & living in close proximity one will not see the other for years.
They may visit the same shop but it will so arrange itself that they do not meet.
The colonel, very highly pleasant personally, had an unpleasant role in her life which was over on his disclosing Darcy's secret. He could not meet her after that.
We understand Wickham was intentionally dispatched to the distant north by Darcy but it is also true, in spite of her lingering solicitude, she wanted not to see him anymore.
He would, apart from every other thing, be a reminder of her shame.
Memory and forgetfulness depend upon liking and usefulness or the absence of it.
Anyone may forget anything but not the heart that once loved.
Mercedes knew it was Edmond after twenty years on hearing his voice while Danglars or Fernand never had the least suspicion.
Memory becomes perfect and infallible when the soul in it awakes.
Life becomes a Marvel while in the Simultaneous integrality of Time-Eternity and Timeless-Eternal because the soul in Time is then awake.
Darcy never wanted to see her again after delivering the letter but could not bring himself to leave Hunsford without taking leave of her.
His visit and her absence served both the purposes.
This visit, as the parting look at the inn, expressed the lingering life of his extinguished proposal.
A few truths emerge here.
1)    For genuine value in perfection, rewards come seeking.
2)    The spirit of contradiction is so alive in the low that even an Elizabeth can spurn Pemberley.
3)    First impression is the best of impressions.
4)    To outlive the stifling influence of the first unfavourable impression, a thorough rationality is required. It must be exacting.
5)    The Time and Space when an event occurs have their everlasting significances that no one can miss.
6)    The power of good will.
7)    The irresistible power of a woman who is made for a Man.
8)    The rigorous truth of the subconscious exactness.

274."She really rejoiced at it".
Work, especially the later outcome of it, is shown by the feeling now.
The end justifies the rejoicing now.
Her abuse, his explanatory letter at which she rejoiced forgetting the Colonel, is exactly how Man is to God and how God responds.
She does not want to see them but wants to know; "She is immediately told".
Her consciousness dominates over the atmosphere.
In some appreciable sense, she was dominating the scene from the beginning.
She is the heroine of the story, who orders events according to her choice.
Her consciousness is the highest, therefore she dominates.
In spite of this rejoicing at Rosings she was found to be out of spirits.
The joy is true; being out of spirits is true. The latter shows the delay of several months for the successful consummation.
Hers was a perverse response; his was a noble magnanimous one.
In the balance, time is needed for the perversity to be worked out.
Spirit of contradiction, negativism, and perversity are the ways in which the low receives the high.
Circumstances of the high often fully ‘justify' these responses.
This gap is the field of play for the human free will, to exercise its choice.
Lady Catherine finding Elizabeth ‘out of spirits' has its own justification.
Darcy can be described as the spiritual Individual in his own context.
What we know as human behaviour, varieties of human experience, individual difference, peculiarities of temperament, are the ways - the million ways - in which the ego has cultured itself in the process of cultivating Nature.
All the structures are wonders of creation, potential Marvel.
Only that they are egoistic, hedged in by the separative walls of ego.
The goal of integral yoga is reached by 1) shedding the ego and 2) Nature exceeding herself to become the divine Nature.
Imagine a country with well developed ego-culture, which it is mainly.
No Man will go out of his place. No road can be laid as there will be ego clash. No river can be fully utilized. No railway can be constructed. The population will pride on its family, caste, property, custom, language and be insular. No national territory can emerge. Today in many respects the ego is overcome but not in all. A nation that has shed its ego will be territorially one, with transport, communications at primitive levels and perhaps with a language. The progress comes from the Spirit and Mind descending on life and matter. Education and technology do it in a small way, but it opens up avenues of growth on these, as well as many other fronts. The present cultural attainments are great, but without the ego they can really become brilliant, permitting millions of further paths of growth. An individual in a primitive egoistic nation will be slightly better than an animal which India was in 1800. Even after shedding the ego, the individual who can travel all over and permit several national activities will be one as he finds himself now. Suppose he actively chooses to relate with others positively, the burst of activities will be vastly great. A low income country can, on that score, be a high income nation. An Individual who understands the unity of Mankind acting in his personal life from that point of view will readily rise to national eminence, raising his capacity many times. People who preside over national organizations so rise within the context of ego. Such a national climate will bring 3000 AD now overnight. Not one thing will be different, but all things will be. What happens on the Internet now has that character. Still ego rules. Grow by giving is compelled now, not a self-chosen attitude.


story | by Dr. Radut