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Karmayogi is in the process of writing a detailed line by line commentary explaining and illustrating the principles of Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine and accomplishment in life from the characters and events in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. In the coming months, the commentary will be hosted in English and eventually in Tamil along with a Tamil translation of the novel. Click here for a complete list of articles and commentary on P&P.

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 Elizabeth reflects on Darcy’s letterVol II Chapter 13 “What a contrariety of emotion they excited” - “She read with an eagerness which hardly left her power of comprehension”05-16
Subtopics: Urge, Sensation, Emotion - Self-awareness, Knowledge - Confusion, Clarity - Expectation and aspiration - Energy - Character
Questions Raised: Why doesn’t Collins react the way Darcy reacts to refusal and failure? - What happens when we see the other man’s point of view? - How can expectation be converted to aspiration? - How is energy released?
 Elizabeth reflects on Darcy's letterVol II Chapter 1363-64 05-17
Subtopics:  Mind - Mental experience - Maturity, caution, alertness, cunning, intelligence, eagerness - Analysis of the mind of each character in the story - Human personality - Energy and Strength - Instant resolution - Instability, falsehood - Attitude, opinion - There is a truth in everything that comes to us - Inverse reflection
 Elizabeth sees the truthVol II Chapter 13The worst objections to the match made her too angry” - ”Astonishment, apprehension, and even horror oppressed her05-18
Subtopics: Becoming a willing victim - Expecting an apology - Individuality, universality - Anger, disturbance - Correspondences - Awareness of one’s defects - Gratitude - Cause and Effect - Understanding - Open mind - Human choice
 Elizabeth sees the truthVol II Chapter 13This must be the grossest falsehood” - “Darcy is entirely blameless”05-19
Subtopics: Truth and falsehood - Indian independence - Initiative, sanction - Energy, its movement - Resentment - Romance - Lack of human response
Questions Raised: How can we know if our work is sanctioned? - How does energy that is released move?
 Elizabeth sees the truthVol II Chapter 13In half a minute the letter was unfolded again” - “Receiving a considerable sum of £ 3000, again she hesitated05-20
Subtopics: Infatuation - Knowledge of human nature - Infatuation, selfless love and romance - Finite, infinite and infinitesimal - Ego, mind, soul, psychic being - Freedom - Discretion in speech - Truth, ananda, love - Joy of triumphing
Questions Raised: How can Charlotte see Darcy’s feelings for Elizabeth, but Elizabeth herself cannot see?
 Elizabeth sees the truthVol II Chapter 13“Weighed every circumstance, she meant to be impartial” - “As to his real character she never felt an inclination of enquiring”05-23
Subtopics: Preconceived notion, preference, prejudice - There is no evil - Capacity - Time - Ego - Scandal - Aristocracy, elite, idleness - Marriage - Subconscious
Questions Raised: Can capacity be increased? - Do we create karma unless we consecrate every act to Mother?
 Elizabeth sees the truthVol II Chapter 13 05-24
Subtopics: Truth - Consecration
Questions Raised: What does it mean to be fully wedded to truth? - Can we say embracing consecration and surrender leads to truth?
 Elizabeth sees the truthVol II Chapter 13“the colonel whose character she has no reason to question” - “She saw the indelicacy of putting himself forward”05-25
Subtopics: Social evolution, atmosphere - Lying, believing lies - Perception - Unwillingness to condemn, restraint - Non-reaction - Impropriety and offence - Indelicacy
Questions Raised: Jane believes Caroline’s lies. If we believe lies only if we have falsehood in us, what falsehood was there in Jane? - Why did Darcy not tell her the truth during the proposal, instead of writing a letter later?
 Elizabeth sees the truthVol II Chapter 13“The inconsistency of his professions and conduct” – “He had boasted of having no fear of seeing Darcy”05-26
Subtopics: Inconsistency in manners and attitude - Individuality, freedom - Boasting - Framley Parsonage
 Elizabeth sees the truthVol II Chapter 13“Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind” – “Till this moment, I never knew myself”05-31
Subtopics: Romance - Reversal - Overcoming the dualities - Non reaction - Indian independence - Incapacity - Faith and knowledge of principles - India’s spiritual wealth
Questions Raised: Do we get energy from emotions? - Can we say the finite does not have incapacity? - How do faith in Mother and the principles of life go together? How do we combine and use both?
 Elizabeth reflects on Darcy’s letterVol II Chapter 13Shame is a valuable emotion” - “It soothed, but it could not console her for the contempt which had been thus self-attracted by the rest of her family06-02 
Subtopics: French Revolution - Indian Freedom - Miracle - Spoken and unspoken words - Ego
Questions Raised: Kitty goes wherever Lydia goes. But she doesnt go to Brighton? - Why is that?
 Elizabeth reflects on Darcy’s letterVol II Chapter 13 “Jane’s disappointment is the work of her nearest relations” - “Such reflections as must make her unfit for conversation06-03
Subtopics: Dharma, Ramayana, Mahabaratha - The Emperor’s New Clothes - Blindness to reality - Reason - Mind - Giving, receiving and ego - Opportunity for Spiritual Progress - Sensitivities - Energy - Human Personality - Consecration
Questions Raised: How to uphold one's values and yet be loyal to others one likes?
 Elizabeth returns to Collins’ houseVol II Chapter 13“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”  – “She really rejoiced at it”06-04
Subtopics: Aspiration, expectation - Connection and contact with others - Life Response - Memory - Grow by giving - Simultaneous integrality
Questions Raised: How can we avoid expecting when we want something?
 Darcy and Col. Fitzwilliam leave Hunsford“The snob lives a vicarious life” – “After the melancholy scene so lately gone through”06-05
Subtopics: Imagination, vicarious experience - Loyalty - Form, Character, Swabhava - Evolution, Inconscient, Superconscient, Absolute - Genius and idiot - False humility, false behavior - Misunderstanding, wishful thinking - See perfection in others - Faith in Mother - Lack of aspiration and growth
Questions Raised: Do people give power to Rahu Kalam by believing in it? - What prevents us from making progress, and makes us go back to our old ways? - What is there in Wickham that he becomes related to Darcy, his debts are repaid and is given a job? - Why does not life punish Lydia and Wickham much? - How can the five daughters in a family be so different? - And why are their fates so different? - Is it the girls’ fault, or their inheritance? - Can Lydia not ask why she is flirtatious while Elizabeth has inherited all the intelligence from Mr. Bennet?
 Elizabeth is at Rosings after Darcy leavesVol II Chapter 14“Very desirous of having them all to dine with her” – “Elizabeth could have been her future niece”06-06
Subtopics: Values - Advice - Mother’s atmosphere - Strength for accomplishment - Treachery - Tyranny - Inconscient, Superconscient - Power of thoughts and imagination - Seeing an opportunity
Questions Raised: Does not Yudhishtra tell a lie and accomplish a higher goal? - Why didn’t Sir Lucas have the strength to bring about a match between Darcy and Elizabeth? - If we don’t have the strength to accomplish a task, what should we do to qualify ourselves for that accomplishment?
 Elizabeth is at Rosings after Darcy leavesVol II Chapter 14“Nor could she think without a smile of what her Ladyship’s indignation would have been” – “Nobody feels the loss of friends as I do”06-07
Subtopics: Time, causality - Rumour - Goodwill, jealousy - Material security and marriage - Receptivity to energy - Neglect - Love
Questions Raised: Does Elizabeth truly love Darcy? - Does Darcy get the love he seeks? - Elizabeth wonders about Lady Catherine’s reaction to news of her engagement to Darcy, and receives the answer later. Whereas Mrs. Bennet’s imagination of marriages of her daughters does not materialize right away. When does imagination bring results?
 Elizabeth is at Rosings after Darcy leavesVol II Chapter 14 “I am particularly attached to these young men and knew them to be attached to me” – “You must write to your mother to beg to stay longer”06-08
Subtopics: Correspondences - Health - Ego - Wishful thinking - Objectivity, wishful thinking - Energy, Intensity - Power of aristocrats and upper class - Goodwill and ill will - Compliment, appreciate - Romance - Condescension - Spiritual ideal, idealism - Aspects of Supramental Shakti - Gratitude 
Questions Raised: What was the consequence of Caroline’s attention to Darcy, interference in her brother’s affairs and intense jealousy of Elizabeth?
Lady Catherine attempts to force Elizabeth to change her plans,Elizabeth refuses
Vol II Chapter 1424-3406-09
Subtopics:  Changing social values - Weakness invites attack - Consequence of extending and receiving a courtesy - Apparent irresponsibility may be silent responsibility - Law of life versus the human choice
 Lady Catherine is forced to accept Elizabeth’s refusalVol II Chapter 1434-3906-10 
Subtopics: Preoccupation - Asserting one's authority Motive reflects in the tone, tone reflects the personality - Value of knowledge of human nature - Correspondences
Questions Raised:
 Lady Catherine gives her views on travelVol II Chapter 1432, 4006-11
Subtopics: Reversal - Consecration - Surrender - Opportunity - Non initiative - Human choice - Power of will over the law
 Elizabeth reflects on Darcy’s letterVol II Chapter 1441-4706-11
Subtopics: Laws - Tradition - Sri Aurobindo's Yoga - Power of the spoken word - Ego - The Absolute Romance - Can we say that embarrassment involves ego whereas shame does not involve the ego? - When is the ego shed completely? - What is shedding the ego? - Explanation about the Absolute, Manifestation and Soul Marriage
 Elizabeth reflects on the state of her familyVol II Chapter 14“Not a day passed without her indulging in all the delight of unpleasant recollection”  – “She studied every sentence. Her feelings towards the writer were widely different”06-13
Subtopics: Thrilling experiences - Giving up the lower - Good and evil - Non reaction - Human choice - Transcending nature - Abuse comes for our progress - Aspiration, expectation - Will - The book "Pride and Prejudice"
Questions Raised: Is watching a horror movie, experiencing thrills part of the vital? Should these be removed? - Is will mental or vital? - If Jane hadn’t expected Bingley to propose, would he have proposed sooner? - Where does expectation work, where does it not work? - How did the book ‘Pride and Prejudice’ attract Karmayogi’s attention? 
 Elizabeth reflects on Darcy’s letterVol II Chapter 1497-9906-14
Subtopics: Accomplishment - Expectation - Complementarity - Moving from life to yoga - Romance and marriage - Personality - Anger, shame - Intuition, Instinct Planning and Initiative - Aspiration - Detachment and Indifference - Anthony Trollope’s Dr. Thorne
  Vol II Chapter 14“His attachment excited gratitude, his general character respect” – “While there is an officer in Meryton, they will flirt with him”06-15
Subtopics: Attachment - Root cause of problems - Solving problems - Seven Ignorances - Knowledge and understanding - Disinterest and dislike - Willful ignorance - Law, Karma - Marriage - Jane Austen - Sri Aravindam - Seeing the good in the evil
Questions Raised: What is the cause of the current financial crisis? - How do understanding, knowledge achieve? - Mrs. Bennet does not favor Elizabeth and Mary. Why does Elizabeth rise whereas Mary does not?
 Elizabeth reflects on the state of familyVol II Chapter 1410506-16
Subtopics: Progress needs aspiration - Consequence of expressing a desire, opinion - Vedantic knowledge - Human choice - Sri Aravindam
 Elizabeth reflects on the state of familyVol II Chapter 14106-11106-17
Subtopics: Importance of the motive of the act - Seeing oneself as others see us - Harshness is sometimes needed to accomplish - Outgrowing those that hold one back - Family & organization
 Elizabeth’s last few visits to Rosings ParkVol II Chapter 14112-11606-18
Subtopics: Consciousness is power - The Count of Monte Cristo - Spirit and matter -Condescension - Swabhava - Swarupa - Circumconscient
 Elizabeth leaves Hunsford, Collins bids farewellVol II Chapter 151-906-19
Subtopics: Bingley's priorities - Collins and Charlotte make no progress - Man has infinite capacity - Charlotte's social rise - Shifting our reliance to the Divine Brahman, Purusha,Ishwara - Inconscient and Superconscient - Moving out of ego
 Elizabeth leaves Hunsford, Collins bids farewellVol II Chapter 1510-1806-20
Subtopics: Perfection - Subconscious indication - Which is the determinant - Power of society -Values - Everyone has the potential to rise 9 levels
 Elizabeth leaves Hunsford, Collins bids farewellVol II Chapter 1519-3106-21
Subtopics: Energy and form - Sensing another person's character - Reverse pride - Characteristics and transformation - Complementarity and romance - Subconscious intention
 Elizabeth leaves Hunsford, Collins and CharlotteVol II Chapter 1529-5806-23
Subtopics: Seven ignorances - Related acts:Lydia's trip to Brighton and Elizabeth's trip to Derbyshire - Events respond to thoughts - Egoistic point of view - Those who aspire for a higher level outdo those at the higher level - Time, ever present - Interest, energy, being, consciousness, organization - Speech - Civilization - Nonegoistic love
 Elizabeth and Jane set off for LongbournVol II Chapter 161-3406-24
Subtopics: Subconscious knowledge and speaking - Paying attention to a problem - Refusal -Subtle indications - Rasi - One man's change can change the world - Movement from falsehood to truth
 Elizabeth and Jane meet Kitty and Lydia at the innVol II Chapter 1634-4106-25
Subtopics: A lady behaves likes a lady when she is treated by all as a lady - spiritual and social evolution - Integration - Supramental method - Taking initiative - Marriage - Culture - Prose and Poetry - Sarcasm
Questions Raised: When we are to start on a project, we need to allot work to people and select milestones. How can it be done in a supramental way? - If we are to start a project, and we need people. Should I concentrate the need for people and wait for life to respond, or exhaust my effort for getting people?
 Bennet girls return to LongbournVol II Chapter 1642-4906-26
Subtopics: Non reaction - Energy - Hierarchy - Creation - Mind and Speech - Non action is the most desirable action - Sri Aurobindo's speech - Non existence - Ego - Preoccupation - Equilibrium
Questions Raised: Which acts generate energy, does speaking generate energy? Do we create energy, do we release energy? - What is the secret of creation? - Is it possible to give proper direction to our mind by giving proper words all the time? - Does illness always indicate ill luck to come?
 The Bennet girls return to LongbournVol II Chapter 1650-6406-27
Subtopics: Energy - Imitation - Moving away from a problem and solving it - Shedding the vital attachment - Imparting values - Summary of Life Divine - Attitude determines the result
Questions Raised: How to get more energy? - Which are the ways in which we dissipate energy? - How can one consciously let go of what the vital is attached to? - If what the parent does decides what the child does, till when is the parent responsible for how the child is? - Like in the parent-child relationship, is it similar between spouses too, will a change in one have an effect in the spouse? - Is there a (subliminal) reason why I am with my spouse?
 Lydia’s silly talkVol II Chapter 1665-7406-28
Subtopics: Speech and spiritual opening - India and America Society and its ideals - Opposition - Non violence - Moving from unconscious coarseness to high culture
Questions Raised: How to develop the consciousness and understand this, which is so different from what we've traditionally believed in? - When an Indian goes to America, what happens when his spiritual light meets the freedom in America? - Joint families are going away in urban India. Does that mean people becoming less emotional? - Is corruption accepted because society is so low? - At the deepest level you become the thing that you oppose. What about Gandhiji and Martin Luther King who opposed violence? - Isnt violence a lower form than non violence? - Why is Mary without any energy? - The artificial reason is there is a fixed law of evasion which evades a certain set of people. What does that mean?
 Elizabeth is happy that the militia is set to leave MerytonVol II Chapter 1674-8206-29
Subtopics: Merit and appreciation - Equilibrium of forces and energies - Addressing the real source of a problem - Indian freedom - A higher faculty is needed for progress - Knowledge - Energy required to solve big and small problems - Token act
Questions Raised: What do we mean by saying a problem is completely dissolved? - When the man rises to the next level, doesnt the problem arise again? - The essence of the ant hill and the solar system is the same. Is this the principle of the token act? - Is the energy required to solve a small problem less than the energy required to solve a bigger problem?
 Lydia wants to go to BrightonVol II Chapter 1683-8906-30
Subtopics: Attention to illness - Recognizing an opportunity - Attitudes and reaction determine Another's problem - The news that comes - Each act branches off and has multiple consequences - Evolving consciousness - Individual decisions carry the determinism of the collective - Breaking free of the influence of society - Skill, thought, attitude, habit - Rising to mind
Questions Raised: Attention and interest can cure an illness or increase it. It depends on the quality of the interest. So what determines whether the interest makes things better or worse? - Darcy paid for Wickham and Lydia's marriage, subconsciously he knows it might be an opportunity to help Elizabeth. We receive opportunities disguised as problems. How do we know which opportunity is hidden in something that comes to us? - When a problem has nothing to do with us, can our reaction change that situation? - Just when we take a decision not do something, we are forced to do it more. Why is that? - Why is always someone at the top and some who are disadvantaged? - Why is there not equality? - Isn’t Lady Catherine just being guarded and trying to save her daughter from someone like Wickham? - The atmosphere and the collective influences what choice we make, decision we take. How to break free of the society's influence? - If every individual decision is the decision of the collective, is Lydia's elopement a decision of the collective?
 Elizabeth tells Jane about Darcy’s proposal and letterVol II Chapter 171-2707-01
Subtopics: Assumption and taking for granted - Impatience - Human choice - Laws of the cosmos - Energy - Stupidity - Surprise - High principle working in a low atmosphere - Man is in love with the enemy
Questions Raised: Why does assuming and taking for granted postpone or cancel accomplishment? - Life brings a spouse to one for one's growth. When we make a decision making tool so we can select the best person, are we reducing the advantage we will have if we stay from using the tool? - Soul accumulates knowledge through experience. Will the Decision Making Tool give it that knowledge, so it doesn’t have to have that experience? - What is it in Mrs. Bennet that finally gets three daughters married? Her methods were totally wrong. - Does just energy make everything work? - Mrs. Bennet's initiatives postpone other things, but it cancels the possibility of Mary's marriage to Collins. Why does Mary alone lose out permanently whereas the others are only temporarily troubled? - Jane doesn’t think ill of anyone, isn’t that a good, supramental value?
 Jane is shocked to hear about Wickham’s pastVol II Chapter 1728-3907-02
Subtopics: Conscious Force - Readiness to believe something bad - Mind - Justifying our position - Ignorance - Vital, Mental and Spiritual - Smile - Opposition - Power of the purity of woman
Questions Raised: Do we get a lot of bad news because we want it? - Do we want the bad news and problems mostly subconsciously or do we even want it consciously? - Why do all Bennet girls end up believing they have lost the man they love, before they finally marry them? - Isnt Elizabeth like her mother in swaying from one side to the other suddenly? Her mother changes her mind about Wickham, similar to Elizabeth.  -Are both Jane and Elizabeth ignorant? They both believe what they are told. -When we arent assertive and believe what we are told out of prejudice, from what plane are we acting? - After Elizabeth learnt the truth, in what plane is she then?
 Jane and Elizabeth discuss Darcy and WickhamVol II Chapter 1740-6907-03
Subtopics: Taking life for granted - Pity, sympathy, compassion and grace - Form dominating the content - Manners, appearance - Love - Possessiveness - Intensity, energy that comes from dislike - Genius
Questions Raised: Why do things go wrong with taking things for granted? - Do we have to give importance to whatever meager things we have, only then will we get new things? - What exactly are pity, sympathy, compassion and grace, why do they each have their own consequence? - How to get rid of possessiveness? - If we are possessive, are we weak, vulnerable at those points? - What does it show about us if we have the least tolerance? - Are the experiences the soul gets predetermined, or does the soul determine what it gets? - When the soul is between births, is it conscious enough to choose what it wants? - The soul goes to a psychic world and chooses what it wants. Then why does it come back from there? But it seems like a swimmer is weighed down with a heavy coat and forced to swim.- After reaching the supramental plane, do we experience joy? - Why should I be in this plane at all, why not choose another plane where there is no ego?
 Jane and Elizabeth discuss Darcy and WickhamVol II Chapter 1770-10007-04
Subtopics: Attitude - Sharing sorrow - Collective existence - News - Life compelling us - Occasion - Karma
Questions Raised: What is the origin of an attitude, does it come from a thought? - We get many psychological traits from our parents, by birth. Do our attitudes come from our parents too? - When happiness is shared, why does it increase, while sharing sorrow halves it? - Does it depend on whom we share our sorrow with that determines whether it halves or doubles? - Why do some people not feel like praying at all?
 Elizabeth decides not to expose WickhamVol II Chapter 17101-12407-05
Subtopics: Prayer vs. Surrender - Keeping and breaking a promise - Power of imagination - Real remedy to the problem - Helping evil - Language - Listening - Time - Memory - Organization of cultural sensitivity - To become conscious of supermind
Questions Raised: When you desperately want something, when you cannot give up the preference of one possibility over another, how can he get himself to the point where he can say and mean "Let thy will be done"? - Until we reach the subliminal, doesnt memory have a role to play? - If memory is to be got rid of, is not experience a form of memory? - What is remembering Mother?
 Jane still feels for BingleyVol II Chapter 17125-13707-07
Subtopics: Rationality - Mind, life, spirit - Not exercising liberty of initiative, thought or wish - Ego - Silent will, goodwill, receptivity - Romance - Absence of self-awareness - Urge
Questions Raised: The warmth of first attachment gives Man ideas that are unreal. Why should it be so? - In the case of romance, it opens only once, to the right person. How can a system be useful in such a case, when inner and outer realities are to be considered? - How can the man know whether his heart has opened or not, using a system? - Like the career, one can practice his ideas only one or a few times. What does that mean? - Seeking divorce, one goes down from the only experience to the inability to gain experience even in that one experience. Does that mean divorce is wrong? - Why is similarity in taste believed to be a guarantee for marital happiness?
 Mrs. Bennet is frustratedVol II Chapter 17138-14207-08
Subtopics: Subtle Knowledge - Ill-usage - Inner-outer correspondence - Knowledge from History & Literature - Justice and the victim - Evolution of social values - Spoken and unspoken values -Rising from Vital to Mental - Culture
Questions Raised: When mind is developed, we lose subtle vision. So isn’t that a disadvantage of the mind developing? - Why do the girls receive proposals when they are away from the parents? - Cant Wickham raise the question, Why cant I marry Georgiana whereas my son can?  - What enables a soul to come under a particular justice system? - Why does the soul take birth in a particular era? - Society changes, there can never be the best. So how can we say the artist discards all paintings till he paints the best. How can anything be called the best, when values and society are always changing?
 Mrs. Bennet talks about the CollinsesVol II Chapter 17

Vol II Chapter 18
Subtopics: Rhythm and Process - Human choice - In order to make a gain, something else must be lost - Energy that is released when form is destroyed - Depression - Energy is needed to praise another - Truth and Falsehood - Consecration - Things are neither right nor wrong - Conscience
Questions Raised: The entire family has progressed, the family's consciousness itself is elevated. So, in these circumstances, are Mary and Kitty likely to achieve higher than their circumstances? - Among sisters, or between mother and daughter, we see varied attitudes. If Lydia wants to become Elizabeth, what will it take for bring about that change? - What releases energy when Longbourn is lost, that Pemberley comes? - Why does Mrs.Young help Wickham, if Darcy is a great master and Mrs.Reynolds adores him? - Whenever a negative experience comes, should we tell ourselves it is a good thing that comes to us? - When we are doing something and our conscience tells us something, how do we know the conscience is acting from the ego? - Isn’t it our ego that thinks that our body organs are capable of what they do?
 The militia is set to departVol II Chapter 186-117-10
Subtopics: All progress comes when ego is vanquished - Real spiritual progress - Understanding life from people's attitudes and opinions - Treating another as Mother, giving complete freedom -Children Attitude converts a crisis to a higher opportunity - Ego that converts the bliss into woe
Questions Raised: How can we have intense aspiration and also say "Let thy will be done"? - At the Netherfield ball, Darcy is offended by Collins. So how can he visit Collins' house to meet Elizabeth? - We see often, when others pray for us, it works for us. Is it possible that Jane fell ill because she wanted to spend time with Bingley? - Wont people take advantage if we take them to be Mother? How much can we put up with? - If we offer someone money or gifts, people go on expecting from us and we may not want to give. Then what should we do? - Did Wickham's manners make him Darcy's brother in law? - Should children be raised without any kind of inputs from the parents? - All the family talking about Lydia, criticizing and making fun of her, didn’t they give attention and strengthen Lydia? - When anyone comes to us and they have a trait, should we take it that we also have that corresponding quality?
 Lydia wants to go to BrightonVol II Chapter 1812-2807-11
Subtopics: Social life - Form and energy - Forming and dissolving opinion - Absence of waste in Nature - Idealism - Giving up low indulgences - Shakti, Viryam, Deiva Prakriti, Shraddha - All intense aspirations are fulfilled - Infinitely variable oneness
Questions Raised: Society, life, existence all have invisible senses and act at once. How does society act at once? - Why do opinions given up release energy? - Sometimes a restraint is good, like not speaking or chastity. At times, the form that consumes energy seems to be good, but sometimes breaking a form seems to be good. What does a form, which takes up energy, achieve? - Opinion is one of the five Mental attributes to be shed. Of them – opinion, idea, habit, construction, preference – preference has the vital strength, habit the strength of substance, idea the strength of formation from above. What is idea, shedding an idea, and how does shedding an idea do good? - If you take money power or sex and offer it to Mother, what results could occur? - Lydia's aspiration to go to Brighton is answered. Is there no positive or negative aspiration? - Is any type of aspiration fulfilled? - If I enjoy a violent movie, does it mean I enjoy violence?
 Lydia is invited to BrightonVol II Chapter 1829-5107-12
Subtopics: The Secret and Surrender - Creation of soul - Soul, Psychic, Absolute, Manifestation -Energy in the atmosphere, gloom and rapture - Human initiative - Energy released in society -Failure is qualification to rise - Age, seniority and merit - Exercising restraint, non-interference, self-restraint
Questions Raised: Is surrender superior to what is advocated in The Secret? - The soul is part of the divine. Is the soul also created as a form of force by the same process as we try to practise a higher value? - Is the individual divine the same as the psychic being? - Explain about the psychic being - Is the psychic a collective force? - Is the psychic a manifestation of the soul? - Do the psychic and soul become one at some point? - Why is the soul manifested with one quality? - Till what level does the absolute have control on us, in the manifestation?- Does the soul develop and then go back to its unmanifested form? - Is it just the joy and delight that is felt by the absolute by the manifestation? - When one is happy, then loses that happiness and then rediscovers it, he is happier. Is the divine working like that? - An accomplishment has two sides, actually many sides. Human initiative releases one side, making it lopsided." Is human initiative also needed for accomplishment then? - What prompted Wickham to run away with Lydia? - Externally, we expect news about us to reach others. But once he has completed the act, the act is in the nature. So could Elizabeth have loved him as much if she had not known externally what Darcy has done to Lydia?
 Elizabeth asks Mr. Bennet to stop LydiaVol II Chapter 1851-5307-13
Subtopics: Physical and mental persons - Energy and restraint - Process of creation - Lydia's elopement - Every small thing can be explained - Responding to an information in a human way -Organization - Non-reaction
Questions Raised: Why does being unconscious prevent accomplishment? - To control my reaction, I need a lot of energy, to just keep quiet. But if I manage to stay from reacting, I release energy. So, in keeping quiet, do I release energy or use up energy? - We are so different from each other, and we possess different attitudes to different degrees. How does education impact us? - Can education make an uncultured man cultured?
 Mr. Bennet refuses to listenVol II Chapter 1854-5807-14
Subtopics: Giving advice - Spirit of contradiction - Ego in the mind - Silent will - Transformation -Meanness, sarcasm, irresponsible behavior - Self-righteousness
Questions Raised: "Ideas are accepted subliminally, subtly, never directly. Direct communication raises the spirit of contradiction." How can one make the subliminal conscious? - Expressing an idea dissipates energy and prevents the idea to grow. Even if one does not express, does having the urge to express also have a similar consequence? - During a business meeting, when someone suggests ideas that are bad for the business, then what to do? - Should we not interfere with another person's transformation? - How to have subtle perception of one event in relation to another? - Atmosphere is so powerful. What should one do to stay in control, instead of letting the atmosphere control one? - Why does Elizabeth get the sarcastic response from her father? - What is it about Elizabeth that something keeps saving her at every point? Even Darcy never receives any help from anyone.
 Elizabeth persists in her attempts to convince Mr. BennetVol II Chapter 1859-7007-15
Subtopics: Moksha and spiritual growth - Sri Aurobindo's yoga - Qualification for accomplishing at a higher level - Method must be appropriate to what we're trying to accomplish - Human choice -Opposition - Good and evil and the Absolute Atmosphere - Purpose of understanding Pride and Prejudice, Life Divine
Questions Raised: What is doubt, what creates it, does ego create doubt? - Explain the growth of spirit stopping at moksha. - Traditional yoga, rishis and yogis rejected the absolute and tried to attain moksha. By Sri Aurobindo's principle, how to reach the absolute? - How does living in the present help attain moksha? - When both the good and evil are expressions of the absolute, what is the need for both in the overall plan?
Subtopics: Life Divine, Mind, Supermind, Soul, Time, timelessness
 Elizabeth tries to dissuade Mr. Bennet from sending Lydia to BrightonVol II Chapter 18“her sisters will be involved in the disgrace”07-17
Subtopics: Ego - Age, authority, rights - Mental, vital - Followership, individuality - Form, time, Ishwara, Overmind, Supermind, Satchidananda, Involution, Absolute, Infinitesimal, Tamas, Rajas, Sattvic, Mind, Psychic
Questions Raised: For a mental man, is changing something in the subconscious easier?
 Elizabeth tries to dissuade Mr. Bennet from sending Lydia to BrightonVol II Chapter 18“Bennet saw her whole heart was in it. Affectionately taking her hand” – “Colonel Forster is a sensible Man. He will keep her out of mischief”07-18
Subtopics: Non reaction - Perfection - What prevails is the human choice - Everything has a role - Power, authority, ego
Questions Raised: If one man’s perfection can save the world, why cannot all the good (Jane and Elizabeth) change the bad (Kitty and Lydia)?
 Elizabeth tries to dissuade Mr. Bennet from sending Lydia to BrightonVol II Chapter 18“Colonel Forster is a sensible Man. He will keep her out of mischief” – “She was confident of having performed her duty and to fret over”07-19
Subtopics: Gratitude, good will, illwill - Correspondence - Urge of faculty - Sensitivity, chastity - Knowledge - Bringing up - correcting children - Giving freedom - Evil serves good 
Questions Raised: Did not Mother express personal gratitude to individuals?
 Lydia is set to go to BrightonVol II Chapter 18“The well-formed idea of elopement was not in Lydia’s mind, but the energy, motive, imagination, urge to enjoy are there” - “In Lydia’s imagination a visit to Brighton comprises of every possibility of earthly happiness”07-21
Subtopics: Non reaction - Initiative - Goodwill and Ill will - Losing an object - Sincerity - Consecration
Questions Raised: When we consecrate and meet with success, how do we know whether what we feel is joy or ego? - What will happen when memory ceases to exist? - How do thoughts enter us?
 Lydia is set to go to BrightonVol II Chapter 18"Had Lydia known Elizabeth had tried to prevent her going to Brighton, what would be her sensation" - "They were entirely ignorant of what had passed"07-26
Subtopics: Accepting the low - Offence - Evolution - Demanding favors - Mind
 Lydia is set to go to BrightonVol II Chapter 18"their raptures continued with little intermission to the very day of Lydia’s leaving"07-27
Subtopics: Attitude and human choice - Writing - Individuality - Non reaction
Questions Raised: How do we find our individuality? - When we let Mother act in our place, what exactly are we doing? - What is happening then?
Elizabeth is to see Wickham for the last time in Meryton
Vol II Chapter 18"Elizabeth was now to see Mr. Wickham for the last time" - "the agitation of former partiality entirely subsided”07-28
Subtopics: Liking another person - Values - Attachment - Ego state, non reaction, consecration
Questions Raised: Why do we like people, why do they move away sometimes, when should we give up certain relationships? - Till when do we need others to help us with our progress, do we ever outgrow the need for people? - Should we give up our attachments? - If we lose our attachments, our approach to everyone will be similar.
Elizabeth is to see Wickham for the last time in Meryton
Vol II Chapter 18"She saw in the very gentleness which had first delighted her" -“While she steadily repressed it07-29
Subtopics: Sensation and values - Simplicity - Social evolution - Intuition
Elizabeth is to see Wickham for the last time in Meryton
Vol II Chapter 18Her vanity gratified” - “On the last day Wickham dined at Longbourn07-30
Subtopics: Vanity - Choice - Love - Marriage
Questions Raised: Could Wickham have changed if Elizabeth had loved him? - Do our partners not stay with us across births, why do they go away? - Does the female always take birth as a female? - "Murder at the hands of a husband or leader is pleasantly acceptable." How can that be? - Isnt the act of giving birth an act of high consciousness. If we are selfless with the child, will that raise our consciousness?
 Wickham parts with ElizabethVol II Chapter 18143-15208-07
Subtopics: Sense mind - Opinion and judgment - Affection, love - Fear - Imagination - Falsehood - Time and Space
Questions Raised: If we appreciate employee, will it hurt the company? - Is the consequence of silent appreciation the same as that of openly expressed appreciation? - The Positive is incomplete without its negative counterpart. In Mother there is no failure. Does it mean a Mother's devotee cannot fully appreciate success?
 Mr. Bennet’s marriageVol II Chapter 191-708-14
Subtopics: Disease - Ideal and Reality - Supermind - Thought, Idea, Real Idea - Marriage - What do women seek in marriage? - Who decides, what decides what the soul wants?
Questions Raised: How does disease spread? - What does the woman seek in marriage? - What is it that decides what the soul wants? - Shouldn’t Wickham’s soul have aspired to become a man, a better human?
 Mr. Bennet’s marriageVol II Chapter 198-1108-15
Subtopics: Health Imbalance - Mountains, Seas and Spirituality - Rules of life
Questions Raised: Medicine extends the life span, is that a good or bad thing? - Can we say vast seas indicate horizontal growth and high mountains indicate vertical growth? - Could Mr.Bennet not divorce his wife? - "Once a lover, always a lover". When some lovers marry and love seems to disappear, does it mean there was no love in the first place? - "We have taken the story to discover Mother’s rules of life." "The mystery of life lies in the exceptions." What is the best way to understand the mysteries? - If an employee has made a mistake, what should the manager do?  - Should he look within himself for the source of the error?
 Mr. Bennet’s marriageVol II Chapter 1912-1708-16
Subtopics: Revolution and evolution - Ascent and Descent - Parent and child - Attention
Questions Raised: What is the meaning of the line "Its ultimate enjoyment is in Matter represented by the human body"
 Elizabeth reflects on her familyVol II Chapter 1918-2008-17
Subtopics: Raising one's consciousness - Marriage - Correspondences - Transformation -Retaliation - Affection, Obligation - Disease, Harmony, Health - Entertainment, Television -Dissipation of energy
Questions Raised: How can we raise our consciousness? - When another is wrong, how do we find the correspondence in us? - Is watching TV good or bad? - How does watching TV dissipate our energy? - Why do we feel sleepy and without energy when we want to do something serious?
 Elizabeth reflects on her familyVol II Chapter 1921-2608-18
Subtopics: Respectability and Accomplishment - Complementarity - Family - Mental growth -Observation - Sacrifice - Act, Choice
Questions Raised: How do we find out where our family is lacking? - Observing from our point of view, does it create problems?
 Elizabeth’s holiday planVol II Chapter 1927-4108-19
Subtopics: Evolution - The Life Divine - Dualities - Perfection - Faith
 Normalcy returns after the militia’s departureVol II Chapter 1942-5708-20
Subtopics: Goodwill - Sense mind - Novel, Letter writing - Culture, work - Violation of social norms Falsehood
Questions Raised: What is the future of novel writing?
 Elizabeth looks forward to the tripVol II Chapter 1958-7608-21
Subtopics: Catastrophe - Betrayal - Solution to problems - Perfection of the part - Government, society and development - Human choice for progress at every moment - Grumbling, progress -Ego, ignorance, illusion - Delay, accomplishment, cancellation - Expressing wisdom
Questions Raised: When a catastrophe may turn out to be an opportunity, what should our attitude be, whenever anything happens? - How is it that material objects are more receptive than our swabhava? - What is the root of our grumbling, how does it get into us, how do we start it? - If Elizabeth had not reacted with embarrassment, could the temporary separation have been avoided?
 Elizabeth’s vacation plans changeVol II Chapter 1977-8508-22
Subtopics: Leisure - Obligation - Moksha - Chance - Money - Money-back guarantee - Wastage - To be happy - Problem
Questions Raised: Are accepting an obligation and not taking initiative contradictory? - Did Darcy accept an obligation, or take initiative in saving Lydia? - In Buddhism there is the concept of Bodhisattava. Is there a difference between that and what Sri Aurobindo said that Moksha is a petty aim? - How does Sears make up for the loss it incurs by allowing money back guarantee? - Consciously can we direct our dream?
 Elizabeth leaves with the GardinersVol II Chapter 1986-9708-23
Subtopics: Memory - Remembering Mother - Ambition - Consciousness - Expectation - Time and space - Giving to others - Supramental resourcefulness - Society as an organization - Progress by shedding the ego
Questions Raised: Why would Japan go back to monarchy? - Is monarchy better for Japan? - Is Japan a new culture? - What is the reason for indolence, laziness, inertia?  - Is it that the body doesnt accept what the mind wants? - Why is Mr.Bennet lazy? - Darcy seems to have a good balance of inertia and promptness. If we give knowledge to others, we appear vain. We succeed very little. Then what should we do if want to give anything to others? - "He who accomplishes and is not unwilling to offer the knowledge to those who ask for it will succeed in very little measure." If we take Coca Cola or Microsoft, they are very successful, how is their success explained in light of the previous principle. - The suitableness between Elizabeth and the Gardiners holds true for Elizabeth and Darcy. Looking back, the indication is clear. When it is happening, when we get the indications, how can we find what they indicate? - What should we do to be able to see and understand the indications?
 Mrs. Gardiner suggests visiting PemberleyVol II Chapter 1998-11308-24
Subtopics: Suitability as a strategy for accomplishment - Spiritual growth - Mother - Attainment of a family - Grace - Seabiscuit - Freedom - Ultimate goal - Human choice
Questions Raised: How do pollution and crisis tell us we are not social animals? - How should we think, should we always aim for spiritual achievement? - If we rise spiritually, does the horizontal achievement come by itself? - What is the meaning of the statement, "What with the Brahman, Sachchidananda, moksha in India as reliability in public or private life is nil" - What is meant by "seeing the human greatness in the spouse" and how does it raise our inner worth? - Is it a foolproof thing that the one we need for our progress only comes to us in our marriage? - When our soul has predetermined what it wants to undergo, how can the choice we make in marriage make a difference? - What our soul decides, is it based on our karma? - If the spirit has decided that in his birth he is going to lose a lot of money, can he escape that in life? - If the potential is in nature, how is one person born as Lydia, how is another born as Elizabeth? - Do we have opportunity to receive beyond our potential? - What about those who don't know Mother? 
 Elizabeth is hesitant  to go to PemberleyVol II Chapter 19114-13108-25
Subtopics: Life Divine - Social Evolution - Non being - wealth, poverty - Response to grace
Questions Raised: When Mrs. Bennet had planned for the trip to Netherfield on horseback as an opportunity for Jane, how does it become an opportunity for Elizabeth. - Jane spends hardly any time with Bingley, Elizabeth and Darcy are the ones who spend time together. We see Jane is unsuccessful all along, only when Elizabeth succeeds with Darcy do things turn around for Jane. Why is that? - Throughout the story, either Jane or Elizabeth is happy at any given time, one is disappointed when the other is succeeding. Why? - Doesnt Lydia have enough energy to pull Kitty down along with her? - With each generation, the issues and problems seems to be getting more and more difficult to address, resolve. Is that how it will be, can that be avoided? - How is it that the soul is in a position to accept something from a man, but not from a woman? - Can a woman's need for property lead one to Pemberley? - Is dread a right thing or a wrong thing? - What should Elizabeth's mindset have been before visiting Pemberley, what should she have felt instead of dread? - If Elizabeth had praised Pemberley, would not Darcy have mistaken her? - What should our attitude be towards people who do not have goodwill towards us? - Being truthful in that case might harm us. What is involution? - Is it very vital to feel pain in the dream?
 Elizabeth wishes to avoid DarcyVol II Chapter 19132-13308-26
Subtopics: Practising yoga - Truth and falsehood - Secrecy - Determinism of life and human choice - Limits of society
Questions Raised: How can a person like me practise yoga and lead my life? - Can the superstructure exist without the foundation? - What is the meaning of saying that everything upto now has been a preparation? - How can we be aware of the progress we make? - How do we know which is our conscious desire and which is subconscious? - If we know something ourselves, will that prevent us from having to hear it from others? - How does becoming conscious solve problems? - Jane is able to marry Bingley only after she realizes the truth about Caroline. When the security of the property is taken away by Collins' marriage to Charlotte, how is energy for greater gain released? - How does being prepared for a problem help? - If Mr. Bennet had saved money, a son would have been born. What is the rule of secrecy, does it help, does it hurt? - Is Elizabeth's overcoming prejudice, and Darcy's overcoming his pride their progress in this lifetime? - Which is better, allowing life to take its course, or transform us, or is it better to transform ourselves? - Will Mother come is manifestation again? - Can a soul rise above the social conditions into which it is born? - Does this apply to Elizabeth and Darcy? - When we see others believing in astrology and numerology, does it mean we also believe in such things? - How do we move away from such methods?
 Elizabeth finds out if Darcy is present at PemberleyVol II Chapter 19134-14208-27
Subtopics: Initiative - Spirit of contradiction - Life movement - Preference - Strategy - Attitude accomplishes Freedom, society
Questions Raised: When can we take initiative? - How can we decide whether to keep quiet, take initiative or oppose? - Is opposing a boss taking initiative or taking responsibility? - Our every act is based on our preference. What should we do to rise above our preference?
 Elizabeth visits PemberleyVol III Chapter 11-2108-28
Subtopics: Time for accomplishment - Excitement - Knowledge of life - Relationship between quality of completion and quality of character of a person - Grace and supergrace
Questions Raised: Is it possible to saturate the subconscious consciously? - Why do we compare ourselves with others? - Is life just?
 Elizabeth admires PemberleyVol III Chapter 133-4308-31
Subtopics: Defects and correcting them - Serving Karmayogi's cause - Brahman, Purusha, Prakriti, Ishwara - Idealism - Silence
Questions Raised: There are so many deficiencies in us, how can we know each one of them? - Should I concentrate on one defect and try to eradicate it, and then move to the next, or should I try to solve all of them at the same time? - In the process of past consecration, we want to erase our past wrongs. Can Mother erase others' illwill towards us also? - Should we compensate for a loss we have caused another, as otherwise they will have a grudge against us and that will prevent us from accomplishing? - Will Mother gives us new situations where we can compensate for the harm we caused? - Can we compensate another with our attitude? - What can Lydia do to compensate for the humiliation she has brought upon the family? - What is the best way we can serve Appa's cause? - Sankara was aware of the psychic being but didnt know it was a growing spirit. What does that mean? - Till what plane do we have our psychic being? - Do Mother and Sri Aurobindo still have the psychic being? - For what purpose was the psychic being created? - After complete realization, what happens to the psychic being? - Do we derive grace and everything from the psychic being? - Is it true that the more ego we lose, the more individuality we gain? - When you say that each supramental being is individual, does each portray a different characteristic? - What do Mother and Sri Aurobindo express, what is their uniqueness as supramental beings? - Why do they need the psychic being? - Did the unmanifested absolute come to the manifestation to raise consciousness? - What is the difference between service to the divine and service to the divine in man? - By surrendering all our acts and words to Mother, do we serve the divine in the other people?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1“The hill crowned with wood, from which they descended” – “I might have myself rejoiced in them as my own”09-01
Subtopics: Marriage - The Part and the Whole Character, Individuality - Strength, Wealth - Mother's Peace and Strength - Opportunity and losing it - Comprehensive preciseness - Brahman, Purusha, Prakriti, Ishwara - Self-indulgence and Self-discovery - Being and Non-Being
Questions Raised: What should the woman do, what is her role in marriage? - From the man's point of view, if he wants to convert marriage to romance, should he make more money, since that is his role? - What is comprehensive preciseness? - "In the human choice God emerges in Man as Man enjoys God in ignorance." What does that mean?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1“Nothing can be fully consecrated in its original sense till all” - “Welcomed to them my uncle and aunt as visitors”09-02
Subtopics: Consecration - Non Being - Waking Samadhi - Censor - guilty consciousness – Savitri - Shraddha, shakti, viryam, deva prakriti - Nostalgia
Questions Raised: Is getting into Samadhi considered as Non Being? - Why is it called Waking Samadhi? - When we consecrate completely, from all the depths, does that include the Non Being also? - How to make the censor or feeling of guilt quiet? - If I'm doing something I feel guilty about, and I want to dissolve the censor and act according to Mother's wishes, in that case am I dissolving the censor? - How do I dissolve the censor without doing what is wrong? - Every time one consults the psychic, will society not reject him? - Everything is interconnected for spiritual growth. I have to get rid of ego and I have to practice non-reaction. Even to lose the censor, the ego needs to go. What do I do first? - When I am prompted to pay people back in the same coin, is it the censor that prompts? - When I am in two minds, what do I listen to, the vital or the mind? - What is the meaning of nostalgia being a taste of ignorance? - Is there a spiritual meaning for man being born of a woman? - What is the meaning of "Only after moving to Supermind one can live in life without being affected by it but slightly influencing life"?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1She does not long to see the man who loved her for eight” – “Mrs. Gardiner smiled at the news of Wickham, Elizabeth”09-03
Subtopics: Accomplishment and wanting to not do wrong - Self knowledge - Courage - Ignorance - Acquiring a higher value and attaining perfection - Grace and man's reaction to it - System and non-system
Questions Raised: Can we distinguish real courage from foolish risk-taking by the person's behavior? - If a person acts consciously and takes a risk knowing the consequences, can we call that courage? - Explain the lines "Spiritually one completes the other. The courageous Man will not be recognized unless there are timid Men." - What is true for courage (previous question), is it true for other properties also, like ignorance? - What will be the fun if there is no ignorance? - What is the practical application of the line "A little of the higher plane will do, but that little must be perfect". - Is this seen in Pride and Prejudice? - What is the meaning of higher plane, if I am in the physical plane, do I take something from the vital plane and practice it? - Doesn’t touching the higher plane require that we touch the spirit? - Does grace comes in the form of abuse, does it mean we haven’t risen to the level of grace? - If we rise, does grace come pleasantly? - Does leaving Wickham's picture in Pemberley keep him in their lives? - Explain the line "Man’s coming as well as Man’s leaving is grace". - When a person who is better than us comes, we consider them as a threat and competition. How do we realize the person is grace? - Why do Jane and Elizabeth receive unwanted visitors after marriage? - Why does not one opportunity create another, why is it not a chain reaction? - What happens to the souls when they submerge in non-being? - What are the characteristics of the non-being in manifestation? - Are the sky and other planets non beings? - How is a person elevated when he goes to non-being? - Why did the absolute send Mother and Sri Aurobindo sooner? - Why didn’t they leave their imprint like this time, if they have always been here? - What is the non-being, what state is that? - Why should our aspiration be towards the creative force? - Why did the absolute allow entry to non-being?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1“It is my master -- drawn eight years ago” – “She plays and sings all day long”09-04
Subtopics: We create our own reality - Social importance of people and news – Consecration - Organisation - Having favorites
Questions Raised: How do come to know about the falsehood in us and around us?- We say that the depth of the consecration must match the depth of the problem. Must we consecrate each small act just as we consecrate each big act? - How is organization a bar to progress? - If we are to not get stuck in our organization, get fixed in our way of thinking, what should we do? - When there is a problem, how to calculate the victim's contribution? - How can Lady Catherine see what her contribution is to Elizabeth-Darcy's marriage? - What makes one give up his life for a political leader?
 The consequence of Elizabeth’s thoughts, feelings, words and actsVol III Chapter 1 09-05
Subtopics: We create our own lives 
Questions Raised: There is a lot of gap between taking a mental decision, and the final implementation. How do we get the vital and physical to accept a mental decision or idea?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1 09-06
Subtopics: Sunlit path - Transformation - Problems - We create our own lives 
Questions Raised: Darcy went out of his way and took initiative to transform himself. In life, if there is a difficult situation, people get into it somehow. Why does Darcy choose to get into this situation? - The closer we get to Mother, the more intense the problems become. Ultimately, do the problems go away, or do we become oblivious? - Why are we sometimes affected by problems created by people around us, why does that happen to us? - Is it because of our association with them?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1Mrs. Reynolds has seen the best side of him. No bad report has” – “His son will be just like him”09-07
Subtopics: We create our own lives - Rules and their exceptions - Love and infatuation - Preferences
Questions Raised: Will Elizabeth ever be able to put Wickham out of her thoughts?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1“Perhaps we might be deceived – Elizabeth to her aunt”- “He is certainly a good brother – Elizabeth”09-08
Subtopics: Suppressed truth - Humiliation and making progress - Doubt - Mother's psychic education - Mind - Consecration - Selfishness - Truth and falsehood - Grace - Ignorance, inertia and division
Questions Raised: If from the beginning Elizabeth had known that Darcy is capable of proposing to her, would her behavior to him have been different? - If she had expressed herself openly at Pemberley, wouldn’t Darcy have mistaken her? - Can we say that by Lydia's elopement, Elizabeth is elevated, and that she moves from vital to mind? - When we have found where we need to transform, and begin to change ourselves, we are able to do it for 2 days. After that, we go back to our old ways. So what should we do to change completely and permanently? - When we want to make progress, but one day want a change and go elsewhere, we still cannot escape making that progress. What does that mean? - Is consecration based on truth? - Is there a chart where the principles in the story are categorized under sat, chit and ananda? - Can one quality survive without another? - Can a quality that comes under ananda be complete without a quality that comes under chit or ananda? - How does the spirit realize each quality separately? - Can truth be realized without the ananda of realization? - If a person realizes truth completely, wont chit and ananda be realized as well? - Are several shades of selflessness possible?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1The last para on P. 220 is Elizabeth’s estimation of Darcy as a landlord” – “At last it arrested her – she beheld a striking resemblance of Mr. Darcy09-09
Subtopics: Self deception - Knowledge - Man and woman - Power of words
Questions Raised: What are the qualities we need, to avoid self-deception? - How to change ourselves so we can accept feedback? - When I keep getting some news again and again, should I try to ignore it so I don’t give it energy, or accept it since there is some correspondence in me? - Did Elizabeth realize that she has in herself many of her family members' characteristics? - When we find a corresponding flaw in us and try to reverse it and still don’t get the result we are looking for, what does that indicate? - If we are trying to create Mother's atmosphere and someone else comes and voices something negative, what does that show? - When Mr. Bennet or Mrs. Bennet talk about Jane's death, sarcastically, what should Elizabeth realize?
 Elizabeth goes to PemberleyVol III Chapter 1“It was impossible to avoid his sight” - ”Darcy absolutely started”09-12
Subtopics: Understanding a situation - Taking a decision - Initiative - Anthony Trollope's Palliser Series
Questions Raised: When an event can be explained from many sides, how can we avoid making the mistake of selecting the one explanation that is most convenient to us? - If I make a decision, I will always know only my perspective. And that will always be suboptimal. So how do I make a good decision? - Without initiatives, will anything ever move, will this story have happened? - What is the distinction between initiative and non-initiative? - In life, how do I know when I take an initiative? - If we don’t get results, does that mean our initiative was wrong? - How will Lydia's children be?
 The Life Divine in Pride and PrejudiceVol III Chapter 1“Darcy absolutely started”09-13
Subtopics: The Life Divine Response to opportunity - Strength, values, attraction, accomplishment
Questions Raised: Even though we have a mental understanding, how can we change our vital attitude so we can accept Mother more? - How can we translate a good idea into an actual act? - What is that which gets us to move and complete an act? - Why did Caroline not marry Darcy? - Why is she unattractive to him? - If Bingley had been a woman, would his submissiveness have turned into bitterness? - Sometimes goodness doesn’t seem to succeed in life as much as strength. Goodness seems to go with mildness and weakness. Why? - How do we attract strength?
 The Life Divine in Pride and PrejudiceVol III Chapter 1“Darcy absolutely started”09-14
Subtopics: The Life Divine - Superficial View - Part and whole - Omnipresent reality
Questions Raised: What is the use of rising in consciousness? - Does Darcy never realize the true state of his own family like Elizabeth did? - How can we realize what opportunities are there for us? - Will it ever happen that our transformation can change the whole world? - Did not Darcy have to accept what is lower, Wickham, Mrs. Bennet and Mrs. Phillips to transform himself? - Is the scope for transformation greater between Elizabeth and Darcy, than between Charlotte and Collins? - If Elizabeth had married Wickham, wouldn’t her scope for transformation be greater? - How is getting married to Wickham necessarily a misery? - Could selfless love have transformed Wickham? - Why cannot the gold in the spouse reveal itself? - Why should the partner need to bring out the gold, and be responsible for romance or lack of it? - How do we realize what greater movement is going on around us, and that we are a part of it? - Do we see a greater truth in an event if we understand from a higher consciousness? - What is the result of understanding from a higher consciousness? - How do we move from half hearted attempts to really rise in consciousness?
 The Life Divine in Pride and PrejudiceVol III Chapter 1“Darcy absolutely started”09-15
Subtopics: The Life Divine
 The Life Divine in Pride and PrejudiceVol III Chapter 1“Darcy absolutely started”09-16
Subtopics: The Life Divine - Habit - Judging others - Subconscious - Difficulties are grace - Morality, justice, fairness
Questions Raised: How can we see the true nature of a person, and not be fooled by appearances? - Whom did Mother and Sri Aurobindo pray to? - When did they realize they were the divine? - When all was created for ananda, why does the divine help us? - What is matter? - What is its purpose? - Can matter evolve? - What will happen to animals, will they have rebirths? - Will animals be reborn only as animals? - Scientists claim that they find new things. Can that be? - Can man discover the wheel, as that is only matter? - What are the material things around us that we use in this manifestation?
 The Life Divine in Pride and PrejudiceVol III Chapter 1“Darcy absolutely started”09-17
Subtopics: The Life Divine - Aspiration
Questions Raised: What is it in Jane that attracted Caroline? - What is the distinction between aspiration and initiative? - When do initiatives succeed? - Why does Lady Catherine fail, when she outranks everyone?
 The Life Divine in Pride and PrejudiceVol III Chapter 1“Darcy absolutely started”09-18
Subtopics: The Life Divine
Questions Raised: What is it in Jane that attracted Caroline? - What is the distinction between aspiration and initiative? - When do initiatives succeed? - Why does Lady Catherine fail, when she outranks everyone?
 Elizabeth meets Darcy at PemberleyVol III Chapter 1“They were again surprised by the sight of Mr. Darcy approaching them”- “The turning in the walk concealed him from their view”09-29
Subtopics: Getting out of ego - Surprise - Bargaining - Information - Mother’s consciousness - Calm, peace give power - Refusing grace
Questions Raised: What is it in us that makes us bargain? - How do we know how much is the right amount to spend, on anything? - The coming generations will not have seen Mother. Can they become conscious of Mother? 
  Non reaction  09-30 
Subtopics: Non reaction 
Questions Raised: How does non-reaction work? - Is non-reaction the best thing to adopt always? - When is reacting justified? - Is non-reaction due to fear good? - What can one do when one is unable to practice non-reaction?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Darcy told her Bingley was also coming"12-01
Subtopics: Character - Karma - Supermind - Calling Mother from the depths - Non reaction
Questions Raised: What is the meaning of calling Mother from the depths? - What is the importance of being aware of an accomplishment, grace or luck? Does that not result in satisfaction and leveling off? - How should we become more aware of every blessing? How does one become conscious? - Why do we face the same problems again and again, and even after solving the problem once, search for the solution again? - What is the difference between a person in the vital and a person in the mind? - What do we lose when we move from the vital to the mind? - How would Elizabeth have been had she moved to the psychic? - What will be the outcome of non reaction? - What is it in us that prevents us from receiving abuse happily? - Does our ego prevent us from progress?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"She had barely time to express her satisfaction"12-02
Subtopics: Grace, supergrace - Sincerity - Expectation- Let thy will be done - Silence
Questions Raised: What are the positive things that take us towards Mother? - When we awaken our psychic, does it affect others' psychic? - What would have happened if Elizabeth's psychic had been awakened? - What progress did Jane and Bingley make to deserve each other? - Expectation takes away some of the energy from accomplishment. How does aspiration differ from expectation? - Are desire and ambition the same? - How can we get out of the structure of a faculty of the mind?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"She had barely time to express her satisfaction"12-03
Subtopics: Let thy will be done - Levels of yoga - Sincerity - Devotees -Individuality, relying on others - Consecration - Self-righteousness - Low consciousness - Strength to support sincerity - Superiority - We receive what we want to give
Questions Raised: When we surrender, we are unsure whether we have surrendered. Does Mother accept it anyway, no matter how we surrender? - For physical work, we see when we exhaust out efforts. For mental work, how do we know when we exhaust our efforts? - When we change in one area, why do results come in unconnected areas? - When we take a decision, and we receive a call from someone, what does that mean? - How can one become an individual, and stop relying on others?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"She had barely time to express her satisfaction"12-04
Subtopics: Revenge - Silence - Subconscious - Humility, feeling of superiority - Casual words - Consecration - Knowledge 
Questions Raised: How can I eliminate a negative subconscious attitude? - How can we not feel egoistic when we know we are superior? - When we try to avoid a negative person, are we not considering ourselves superior? - When we call something low consciousness, are we not feeling superior?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the inn"and prepare for such a visitor – Bingley"12-06
Subtopics: Grace - Consecration - Spiritual sensitivity and psychic sensitivity - Mental and spiritual alertness - Will, knowledge, consciousness - Frustration - Ego
Questions Raised: When we think of opportunities, we obstruct them. How can thinking about past events help? - If I wish to give up a negative attitude or consecrate a past event, we start with our will. How can we shift from our will to knowledge?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"and prepare for such a visitor – Bingley"12-07
Subtopics: Consecration - Ascent, descent - 9 levels - Psychic - Matter, spirit, delight of Being
Questions Raised: What is the difference between vital in the mind and mind in the vital? - Why dont we include the psychic in the 9 levels? - Is there only one being, or are there many beings? - Is the being sometimes in the mental and sometimes in the vital?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2“The whole party excited a substantial attention"01-03-10
Subtopics: Social gathering, status - Romance, security, psychological fulfillment, marriage - Ego - Silence - Patience, impatience
Questions Raised:Can intensity be there in negative relationships as well as positive? - Will Elizabeth ever look for or find psychological fulfillment in Darcy? - Why is Elizabeth still attracted to Wickham?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2“The whole party excited a substantial attention"01-05-10
Subtopics: Gossip, parties - Concentration, consecration - Let thy will be done, not my will - Answer inside the problem - Restraint - Real Idea
Questions Raised:Can a devotee freely attend a party if he doesn’t give importance to it?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2“The whole party excited a substantial attention"01-06-10
Subtopics: Consecration - Knowledge, ignorance - Culture - Supermind, subliminal, psychic - Sat - Man, devotee, sadhak - Ego - Solving a problem
Questions Raised: Can we say that the experiences Darcy received from Wickham were for him to understand Pemberley's worth? - What progress should Darcy make from the challenges he faced from Wickham? - What did Mrs. Bennet do to deserve relations with people of higher culture? - What does Mrs. Bennet learn from all the events? - Being with Mother, is one away from Moksha automatically, and closer to Supermind? - Why are some souls with Mother, but always in ignorance? - If Mrs. Bennet had taken to non reaction and non initiative, would her daughters have still risen so high? - How can we give up reaction and initiative? - What will happen if we control all our initiatives and reactions? - Why is there more joy in reacting to another than reaping the rewards of non reaction? - Why did Mr. Bennet put up with Mrs. Bennet for over 20 years? - How to eradicate ignorance? - If Elizabeth already had knowledge that she gets later, could the elopement have been avoided?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"The suspicions of Darcy and their niece just arose" – “The Gardiners directed their observation towards each with an earnest though guarded enquiry”01-07-10 
Subtopics: Ego - Progress - Consecration - Sensitivity - Living fully, centre of life - Culture
Questions Raised:What is meant by "going inside"? - How to get all the knowledge from an experience? - What should we begin with, consecration or understanding? - What is the stage where we become automatically conscious of everything around? - Should we let go of all our sensitivities? - Are all sensitivities bad? - Should we correct ourselves and leave the child, or should we correct the child also? - Is it right to force the child to learn early, to please ourselves or others?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2

“The Gardiners directed their observation towards each with an earnest though guarded enquiry” - "They soon drew the conclusion that at least one of them knew how to love"

Subtopics: Culture - Life Divine - Human choice - Higher values - Accomplishment
Questions Raised:Does negativity come to transform us? - Why do positive and negative come to Elizabeth at the same time? - Do we get both positive and negative at the same time, so we can choose one? - Why does Wickham come into the picture at this exact time? - When something higher comes to us, can we know that another thing lower is also coming? - How can we know which is the higher and which is the lower? - After abusing her, when Darcy asks her to dance with him, what should Elizabeth do? - Being Mother's devotee, what should we do when we are offered something and we are not sure if it is positive or negative? - Why Jane listens to her mother and goes to Netherfield on horseback? - What grace would have come to Elizabeth if she had overcome her attraction for Wickham? - Why do we find it difficult to accept the higher, and easy to accept the lower? - How can we make our atmosphere so all positive things come to us? - How can we change ourselves?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2“They soon drew the conclusion that at least one of them knew how to love”01-09-10 
Subtopics: Accomplishment - Marriage, spouse as source of accomplishment - Removal of ego - Will - Inner-outer correspondence, Life Response
Questions Raised:Does good relationship in marriage alone effect accomplishment, or does good relationship with anyone result in accomplishment? - Could there be a relationship which is a greater source of accomplishment than the spouse? - If I decide to take up a value, and then go back on my decision, will the benefit that I received be lost? - If I decide to take up a value, and life rewards me, is the reward for the value or the depth of the decision? - How often does life respond? - Does it respond all the time, if we observe? - Does every small thought, feeling or act have a consequence? - If Lydia had not interrupted Collins' sermon, would it have prevented her elopement with Wickham? - We begin to expect a life response after we do something higher, and it doesn’t come. Why is that? - How much freedom can be given to the subordinates? - Why does Appa say the spouse should be on the emotional throne, instead of saying Mother should be on the emotional throne?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2“Of the lady’s sensation they were in a little doubt”01-10-10 
Subtopics: Romance - Progress - Complementarity
Questions Raised:How can Darcy adjust to Mrs. Bennet? - How can we know what we want subconsciously? - How can Elizabeth know that she subconsciously does not want Wickham? - What should one do to be sincere? - Is the subconscious will the will of the divine? - Was it the divine will that Elizabeth should pursue Darcy? - How to know based on outward circumstances and feelings what our relationship with another person is? - Does complementarity mean the same or opposite? - Can we say Darcy dislikes Wickham because there is some complementarity between them?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2“Of the lady’s sensation they were in a little doubt”01-11-10
Subtopics: Complementarity - Romance - Mind, Vital - Positive and negative factors - Rising to qualify oneself - Eight reversals - Concentration
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2“Of the lady’s sensation they were in a little doubt” - "That the gentleman was overflowing with admiration was evident" 01-12-10
Subtopics: Expectation - Sri Aurobindo's action - Life, nature are not moral - Values - Evolution - Physical, Vital, Mental - Sarcasm - Intense overflowing of the negative or positive - Energy - Light
Questions Raised:Why do people who we feel are not moral get rewarded by life? - Can we choose to be generous or admiring when we are selfish or suspicious by nature? - How can we get rid of the lower nature?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Bingley was ready to be pleased, Georgiana was eager and Darcy determined to be pleased" 01-13-10
Subtopics: Strength - Grace, Supergrace, receptivity - Aspiration for others - Problems change into opportunity - Source of problems, opportunities - Energy - Turning inside, involution, evolution - Let thy will be done, not my will
Questions Raised:What could have prevented Caroline from being present at Pemberley? - How can we remember all the rules of life and apply them at all times? - Is remembering Mother at all times equivalent to following all the rules? - How should Elizabeth have behaved at the Netherfield ball? - Does the atmosphere of a book or movie come to us?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Elizabeth wanted to ascertain the feelings of each of her visitors"01-14-10
Subtopics: Expectation - Concentration, consecration - Culture - Good, bad - Judging others
Questions Raised:What should one's attitude be when they are making offerings to Mother? - What is it that one is offering when one gives an offering, what is its significance? - Is Mr. Bennet cultured? - Some are high, some are low. Should we not see people that way, and look at all as equal? - When you meet someone for a few minutes, and one gets an impression about them, how can we see them in totality and appreciate their role?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Elizabeth wanted to ascertain the feelings of each of her visitors" - "Where she feared most to fail, she was assured of great success" 01-15-10
Subtopics: Subconscious intention - Grace - Temperament - Live moments - Energy - Expectation
Questions Raised:How can we apply the knowledge that the subconscious intention is more powerful than the conscious intention?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Where she feared most to fail, she was assured of great success"01-17-10 
Subtopics: Subconscious - Faith in the senses - Dharma, karma - Human choice - Aspiration and desire - Humility - Inferiority complex
Questions Raised:What is the ideal state the subconscious should be in? - Will we attract what is in our subconscious? - Is it wrong of the subconscious to have a value judgment? - Is it the deepest part of the subconscious that needs to sanction all that we need? - Why cannot the mind access the elements of the subconscious? - If we pursue something, if there is vital and mental energy but the goal is not manifested, can we say there is a subconscious hindrance? - Can our subconscious intention be different from our conscious intention? - What is the contradiction in faith in dharma and faith in karma? - What is the difference between aspiration and desire? - Will the ceasing of desire make deeper aspiration to come to the surface? - If I cultivate humility in order to become successful, isn’t that artificial, is that humility effective? - What is the formula for becoming humble? - How can one get rid of an inferiority complex? - Will our subconscious intentions affect our children? - How are Karma and Dharma contradictory?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Where she feared most to fail, she was assured of great success" - "Bingley was ready, Georgiana was eager, Darcy was determined to be pleased"01-18-10 
Subtopics: Asking Mother what we want - Desires fulfilled - Submission and silent will - Subconscious nature - Sincerity, thought - Faith, karma, human choice - Knowledge, principle
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Bingley was ready, Georgiana was eager, Darcy was determined to be pleased"01-19-10
Subtopics: Changes in society - Mother gives spiritual opportunity - Helping others - Patience - Perfection of consecration - Grace, success
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Bingley talked less on this occasion" – “In seeing Bingley, her thoughts naturally flew to her sister” 01-20-10 
Subtopics: Thoughts - Mastering an urge - Romance - Interference - Ignorance - Human choice - Psychic - Human wisdom, understanding Mother
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"How ardently did she long to know whether any of his were directed in a like manner" 01-21-10
Subtopics: Elizabeth's values - Idealism - Trust - Morality - Other man's point of view - Mind, thought, perception - Taste of ignorance
Questions Raised:Can we say Darcy trusted Mrs. Reynolds?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Sometimes she could fancy that he talked less than on former occasions"01-22-10
Subtopics: Awareness of weakness - Problems are occasions for progress - Skill - Moving from the part to the whole - Mother's consciousness, raising our consciousness - Dominate, submit Grace, what we deserve - Relationships - Affection, romance, love - Superstition - Sensitivity
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Sometimes she could fancy that he talked less than on former occasions"01-23-10
Subtopics: Human relationship, marriage - Individuality, unity
Questions Raised: Isnt it the duty of the spouse to correct the other person? - If Charlotte had pointed out his mistakes to Collins, would that have led to disharmony? - Can she change him? - Is it wrong to take note of a fault in the spouse? - How can one look past the abuse and bad qualities in a spouse? - How could Lydia overlook Wickham's mistakes? - How can I relate to another's individuality, I can see only their surface. - Why are all opinions superstitions? - How can we know something is only our opinion, and not the truth? - How can we take a decision if we don’t have an opinion?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Once or twice pleased herself with the notion that he looked at her he was trying to trace a resemblance?" - "Though this might be imaginary, she could not be deceived as to his behaviour to Miss Darcy" 01-24-10 
Subtopics: Submission - Exchange of consciousness - Offering to Mother - Culture - Working by the physical, vital, mental or spiritual - Removing the ego - Solving a problem - Consecration - Constant remembrance of Mother
Questions Raised: Does submission always grant a person their rights also? - Does Darcy receive anything from Wickham in helping him? - How can we protect ourselves from low consciousness outside? - What does Mother get when we make her an offering to her? - Can we control when we automatically move from the physical to the spiritual, when we move away from the ego? - Can we be conscious of the effect of our acts?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Though this might be imaginary, she could not be deceived as to his behaviour to Miss Darcy" - "Miss Darcy had been set up as a rival to Jane" 01-26-10 
Subtopics: Knowledge of life - Three day prayer - Solving problems - Problems that are not solved by a three day prayer - Rivalry - Evolution - Being, Non being - Manners, behavior, character, personality, individuality
Questions Raised:Can we take every disheartening event as an opportunity to move from the non being to the being? - Is it better to surrender what comes to us from life, to Mother?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"No look appeared on either side that spoke of particular regard" 01-27-10 
Subtopics: Cheerfulness - Sensitivity - Transformation
Questions Raised: What is cheerfulness? - How does cheerfulness accomplish? - Is cheerfulness better than non reaction? - If Wickham had been a good man, would not Darcy have agreed to Georgiana marrying him? - He did not disallow the marriage only because of his poverty?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"No look appeared on either side that spoke of particular regard" 01-28-10 
Subtopics: Offending, insulting another - Nations - Goodwill - Gentleman - Sarcasm - Correspondences - Eight levels of life
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"No look appeared on either side that spoke of particular regard" - "Nothing occurred between them that could justify the hopes of his sister" 01-29-10
Subtopics: Subconscious intention - Vital, mental perception
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Nothing occurred between them that could justify the hopes of his sister"01-30-10
Subtopics: Being, non being - Love, psychic love - Goodwill - Resisting an impulse - Will - Destruction, protection - Mind - Aspiration, hope - Attitude, gratitude
Questions Raised: Why does the Mind hinder when it functions?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Miss Darcy had been set up as a rival to Jane" 01-31-10
Subtopics: Hope, strength, interest - Differences in the outlook of man and Woman - Aspiration
Questions Raised: Why is the woman's ego more exclusive and possessive? - What happens in a couple when there is complete fulfillment, and what happens when neither spouse is fulfilled in the other?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"Nothing occurred between them that could justify the hopes of his sister" 02-02-10
Subtopics: Social authority
Questions Raised: Why does Japan have no authority in world politics even though it is an economic power? - Why does England have social authority in the world though it is not the greatest super power?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"On this point she was soon satisfied" 02-03-10
Subtopics: Reversal - Right perception solves a problem - Non reaction - Subtle plane - Will, desire
Questions Raised: How does the causal plane work? - Does life respond to changes in the subtle plane? - Why is there disharmony between people in the beginning? - We realize later that we were foolish earlier.Can we say it was because Wickham was in Elizabeth's mind that news of his elopement comes to her while near Pemberley? - When many people pray for many different things, how does Mother answer each person specifically?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"On this point she was soon satisfied" 02-04-10
Subtopics: Knowledge, perception - Idea, Real Idea - How to get what we want - Cheerfulness
Questions Raised: Is there a way we can block out the right perception? - When there is an addiction one cannot overcome, is it the mind justifying what the vital wants? - Is Darcy sarcastic?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"On this point she was soon satisfied" 02-05-10
Subtopics: Knowledge - Past problems - Silent will - Forces behind Jane's marriage - Human society - Individuality - Psychological, spiritual choice - Reversals - physical, vital, mental
Questions Raised: We cannot discover our individuality by ignoring all the negatives in our personality. Should we accept the negatives and then go beyond the limitations to find our individuality?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"a wish of saying more than might lead to mention of Jane" 02-06-10
Subtopics: Reversal - Giving up opinions, attitude - Mental, subtle perception - Marvel, Mother - Individuality - Ego - Dependence on oneself - Devotion - Waiting, strength - Energy, inertia
Questions Raised: What is physical reversal? - Is a physical reversal dependent on a mental or vital reversal? - Does too much individuality result in ego at some point?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"It is about eight months. We have not met since 26th November"02-07-10
Subtopics: Love, lover - Being, non being - Chastity - Devotion to Mother, faith - Problem, hindrance, illness
Questions Raised: Why is chastity more important for the woman? - How can we ask for something that we clearly see we do not deserve? - Will grace not act in my life if I associate with people who worship other deities?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2"By seeing very little of Darcy, she knew all the changes that came over him" - "afterwards he took occasion to ask her…"02-10-10
Subtopics: Understanding, wisdom, human vision - Mind, work, Mother - Strength, reaction - Thinking, imagination
Questions Raised: What is the meaning of giving up faith in the mind? - When we stop thinking, how can we be sure we are doing the right thing? - What should Elizabeth have done when she heard "tolerable"? - Can we say the Bennet girls practise non reaction and this is what elevates them? - Does being ignorant allow grace to come? - How can words shut out grace? - Is apologizing a reaction?
 Elizabeth is at PemberleyVol III Chapter 1“Praise of Pemberley might be mischievously construed” – “He asked her if she would introduce her friends”10-01-10
Subtopics: Getting rid of habits - Postpone, avoid a work - Karma - Caution - Rigidity - One man’s perfection can save the world - Politeness, formality, intimacy - Progress, satisfaction - Consecration, surrender, response to results
Questions Raised: How can I give up a habit? - What is the difference between a reaction and a response? - How can we stop postponing and be energetic all day? - Is being cautious good?
 Elizabeth introduces the Gardiners to DarcyVol III Chapter 1“She could hardly suppress a smile at the introduction he was seeking” – “He sustained it with fortitude and asked them to be introduced” 10-02-10
Subtopics: Bargain, save, waste - Energy, direction, attention - Will, character - Triumph - Atmosphere - Subtle knowledge - Expectation - Punishment as grace
Questions Raised: When we save money by making the less expensive choice, is it the same as bargaining? - Is there a way we can see where our energy is coming from, where it is going, can we channelize it? - How can we find out what is the actual cause, which rule applies in a particular situation? - When Elizabeth’s trip to the Lakes is replaced by a trip to Derbyshire, how should she understand it? - What should Elizabeth’s attitude have been at Pemberley, so Lydia’s elopement could have been prevented?
 Elizabeth introduces the Gardiners to DarcyVol III Chapter 1“Elizabeth could not but be pleased, could not but triumph” - “It was consoling that she had some relations for whom she need not blush” 10-03-10
Subtopics: Expectation - Social behavior - Ego, overcoming it - Triumph - Equality, non reaction - Correspondences, causality, laws of life - Consecration - Perfection - Goodwill
Questions Raised: What is equality? - How can one be sure that a particular act or thought is the reason for a particular event? - Do you have to believe in the correspondence?
 Elizabeth is amazed at Darcy’s changeVol III Chapter 1“Why is he altered? From what can it proceed?” – “It is impossible that he should still love me” 10-06-10
Subtopics: Infinity, Oneness - Grace, receptivity - Forgetting oneself - Bad news, sanction, reaction
Questions Raised: Abuse transfers property if one doesn’t react. If one reacts to abuse, then what happens? - What should Elizabeth’s reaction have been after the first proposal?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2“In a moment he entered the room” 12-11-10
Subtopics: The Life Divine - Reconciliation - Self-consecration
Questions Raised: What is the significance of the reconciliation between Spirit and Matter? - What do we lose when we don’t reconcile, but avoid something? - When there is opposition for our idea, does it mean the idea is wrong? - What is the consequence of breaking a formation in us? - How can we recognize what formations there are in us? - What is the best way to break a formation? - What should we do when anything opposes us? - How can we be really reasonable? - Where are the Purusha and Ishwara?
 Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the innVol III Chapter 2The Gardiners longed to see him for long” 12-23-10
Subtopics: Culture, suspicion - Seeking appreciation - Gratitude
Questions Raised: Sometimes, we see social approval subconsciously. How can we find that out and change it? - A shrewd person suspects. Does that mean he is without culture? - If we suspect people less and less over time, does that mean we are making progress?
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