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Sensation Accomplishes


New Year Day 2015

Sensation Accomplishes

It is true that sensation accomplishes, not understanding. It is also true that one’s sensation helps another to accomplish. Baber offered his own life to God in exchange of his son’s life. Spiritually all souls are united in cosmic existence, though ego gives a sense of separation. A doctor cures his patient by the patient’s faith in him. The doctor has a more comprehensive understanding of the disease than the patient. The doctor’s understanding the patient’s sensation of the disease is the channel for him to cure the patient. In “Boscomb Valley Mystery”, James would not mention the name of Alice in the court. He was in love, sensational love. His love is sensationally sacred to him. The power of that sensation ultimately removes all the obstacles and he marries her. One in love is always in love. The same is felt in her name. The one thing he wants, the only thing he yearns for, is to talk about her every time he opens his mouth. For that purpose he has no sensational confidence in anyone. Darcy’s love for Lizzy is not known to Lizzy or even Bingley. No one knows of it, not even Jane. But he spoke of it to Caroline. It is the impulse to mention it to the rival in love. The power that consummated his wedding is seen in the fact that he never lets it out, except to the rival in love. Sympathy can suffer, not relieve. Compassion relieves; even it has the power to abolish that suffering. Solicitude can enter sensationally into another and relieve suffering. Elizabeth was charmed by Wickham’s person, countenance, manners, and stories. Her father in the film exposes his storytelling. Not even the father could penetrate Wickham’s deceitful character. Mrs. Gardiner sees his mercenary attitude but that does not offend him in her estimation. Darcy’s letter to her disillusions Elizabeth’s Mind. The elopement takes that disillusionment to her sensation. Her sensational understanding of the problem of elopement solved the problem created by the elopement. Mrs. Bennet, in fulfillment of the rule about the last child is entirely attached to Lydia. She speaks of Jane, but her heart longs to wed Lydia. No marriage in that house is possible before Lydia is married. To Elizabeth, Jane’s wedding claims priority over hers. Even that has to await Lydia’s wedding. After Jane was disabused of Caroline, the sisters do not mention Bingley’s name between themselves. Elizabeth meets Bingley who makes enquiries of all her sisters, who traces the likeness of Jane in her. Elizabeth sees there is no attraction between Bingley and Georgiana. Bingley would not mention Jane’s name to Elizabeth at Lambton as he has no permission from Darcy. Jane in London asks the sister about Bingley. Elizabeth, who disclosed Darcy’s proposal to Jane, withheld their discussion of Bingley personally and in the letter. Elizabeth who could trifle with Georgiana’s attitude, has the knowledge that mentioning Bingley’s name will not further the cause. As she mentioned Georgiana’s episode, the same protection was not there and it expressed in Lydia’s life. After Lydia was married, Elizabeth’s Mind turned to Bingley. Her own reticence gave added power to her thought. It is significant that Bingley comes to Netherfield. The intensity created by both the girls not mentioning his name helped him move to Netherfield. Jane’s belief in Caroline was the first major obstacle. Lydia’s wedding is an obstacle in the physical plane. Mrs. Gardiner’s letter helped clear Lizzy’s mind to a great extent removing the obstacle of suspicion or regret about informing Darcy. That helped Darcy confess to Bingley. Bingley came and proposed. Elizabeth was in her mind about Darcy’s attitude. She relates to Pemberley by her mind. He relates to her in his sensation. She has all the arguments about male self-respect, aristocratic status. In spite of her mental arguments, the knowledge of Darcy’s action has moved her understanding to sensation. Still it was not enough for him to propose. It brought him to Longbourn. It was left to her to ‘propose’. He responds readily with a proviso. Sensation that accomplishes accomplishes at the level of sensation of the recipient, the event and the giver. As a general rule, here too, we can see every other impulse contributes positively or negatively. It also honors all the other attendant forces. For Elizabeth’s wedding, Lady Catherine is a great factor. She has to have her say before she is finally removed. Lizzy‘s refusal of Mr. Collins is no mean factor in his life. She is to await his quitting the atmosphere. We see both the obstacles are not only removed but transformed into their opposites. Even after her engagement, her own arrears of Mind remained. We see them in operation from her father and her sister. Her father’s comment when he gave his consent to Darcy to whom he could not refuse anything, shows her own Mind still had reservations. True, she could not refuse Pemberley, but was not as fully well disposed to Darcy. Caroline’s compromise too can be thus interpreted – she could not give up the privilege of visiting Pemberley. Lady Catherine, who should have joined issue with Darcy, comes to her, expecting her to be handled more easily. Her father too does it. 

Understanding remains understanding. Emotional perception leads to appreciation. Neither acts. Sensations act to accomplish. Dr. Thorne deeply felt in his sensation his being a trustee to Roger’s will, from the beginning. It was a sensation of feeling the weight as too much. His own idea was Mary should benefit, but he would not allow such a thought to form itself. His conduct was exemplary. The will appointed him as the sole trustee. It explicitly lay down that he alone knew who that child was. In spite of it, he consulted all the leading lawyers in the city. His execution of that Will was sensational in its fullness. It never occurred to her to provide for her uncle. She was oblivious as she was an unconscious recipient. Had she provided for him, she would have allotted around £500. That is what conscious action does. Her own understanding went forgetful. But sensation acted. It brought to him £10,000 income. Had Mrs. Bennet been consciously successful, her daughters would have married husbands with £105 income. What happened was no conscious effort of understanding. It has moved to the sensation of life that was then saturated by the Force of Revolution.

The Indian police was used to suppress the Freedom Movement, anti-Hindi movement, and communal conflicts. The police which had not refused to arrest the freedom fighters, refused to shoot their own men in the communal conflicts. Even the army did so. Freedom is a Mental concept, language too is so, but religion reaches one’s sensations. The army was paralysed when Gandhiji came to persuade them. Gandhiji could persuade the Hindu and Muslim goondas to give up arms. He could not do so with the same Muslims when they stood for Pakistan, nor could he succeed with Jinnah. Churchill successfully did so. 

To Mr. Bennet, values and honour are not mere beliefs. They are to him realities of sensation. They even became sensitivity to him. Sri Aurobindo said that for the Englishman, the good reputation of the public is overridingly important, not material gain. Here HE speaks of the power of sensations to accomplish. Idea is of the Mind which is a part. Emotion too is another part. Sensation, being the response of the body, which is the whole, is more powerful.

story | by Dr. Radut