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Volume III Chapter 2 : Darcy Calls on Elizabeth

Darcy arrives promptly the day his sister returns home, to introduce her to Elizabeth. Elizabeth is surprised that Miss Darcy is shy and not excessively proud as Wickham had claimed. Bingley arrives as well, joining the party with his sisters. Elizabeth notes that Bingley doesn’t seem to show any interest in Miss Darcy. The Gardiners are surprised by Darcy’s actions and decide that he is interested in Elizabeth. As he continues trying to please her family, Elizabeth is duly surprised and when he leaves, he invites them to dinner at Pemberley.

Elizabeth had settled it that Mr. Darcy would bring his sister to visit her the very day after her reaching Pemberley; and was consequently resolved not to be out of sight of the inn the whole of that morning. But her conclusion was false; for on the very morning after their own arrival at Lambton these visitors came. They had been walking about the place with some of their new friends, and were just returned to the inn to dress themselves for dining with the same family, when the sound of a carriage drew them to a window, and they saw a gentleman and lady in a curricle driving up the street. Elizabeth, immediately recognising the livery, guessed what it meant, and imparted no small degree of surprise to her relations by acquainting them with the honour which she expected. Her uncle and aunt were all amazement; and the embarrassment of her manner as she spoke, joined to the circumstance itself, and many of the circumstances of the preceding day, opened to them a new idea on the business. Nothing had ever suggested it before, but they now felt that there was no other way of accounting for such attentions from such a quarter than by supposing a partiality for their niece. While these newly born notions were passing in their heads, the perturbation of Elizabeth's feelings was every moment increasing. She was quite amazed at her own discomposure; but amongst other causes of disquiet, she dreaded lest the partiality of the brother should have said too much in her favour; and, more than commonly anxious to please, she naturally suspected that every power of pleasing would fail her.
  1. Like Mr. Collin’s proposal, men in Darcy’s position cannot wait.
  2. The rule that expectation will postpone holds good here but advances their visit.
  3. There is no mention here whether Mrs. Gardiner knows of the intended visit.
  4. It is not right for her to hide it from them.
  5. She will be embarrassed to let them know the visit and if they did not come, the embarrassment will increase.
  6. Anyway, as she did with Jane about Darcy’s letter, with her father about Darcy’s proposal, she has a natural propensity to secrecy. Rightly or wrongly, we see her trait served her well.
  7. No further comment is possible as Austen has not shared with us her character.
  8. Nor is there any concern in Elizabeth of the response of Aunt and Uncle. She was concerned about his sister overrating her values.
  9. Elizabeth plans not to miss Miss Darcy the next morning. Darcy is a lover and lovers do not wait. He brings his sister and Bingley on the same day of their coming
  10. It is significant that Darcy does not bring Bingley’s sisters now to the inn. Even to Longbourn he does not bring them. He brings only Bingley. These are realities of life. Sisters do not like brothers to marry. A rival is not a conducive companion for invitations that should lead to an engagement
  11.      “Elizabeth settled that Darcy would bring his sister"
    His sister coming was his direct proposal to her.
    Savitri asking for a boon of a child is asking for Satyavan to be released.
    Veto power in United Nations is to deny her democracy, retaining the autocratic power.
    For him it was the greatest diplomatic stroke to announce his intentions.
    Diplomacy achieves across the table what the battlefield decides.
    To speak one’s ideas as views of the rival is diplomacy.
    It takes the other Man’s point of view at least in form.
    Romance is an excellent field for spiritual progress by taking the other Man’s point of view.
    To do so, one must totally ignore the opponent’s defects.
    He must be shown the truth of his views and how his truths will be stronger if his defects are discarded.
    The discarding of the rival’s defects must be presented as the value of his truths.
    Adversity and intelligence create cunning resourcefulness.
    Brahmins serving under the king saved their heads by such mental exercises.
    The Guru to reach the stupid sishya often resorts to it, announces that both of them are equal explorers of Truth.

    It was an hour of great preparation for her to perform greatly.
    Her expectation was more than overwhelming that Georgiana came earlier.
    Her Mind was on Jane, so Bingley came also.
    Man always wants to receive the new to fortify the old, even if the old and new are inimical.
    Trying to quench the fire by oil is the method of the Physical Mind.
    Her Mind, at this most crucial moment for her marital prospects, thought of Jane so intensely that Bingley who was not contemplated the previous day came.
    Georgiana and She had the common factor of being victims of Wickham.
    Actually seeing Georgiana roused her charming partiality for Wickham which was proved by the provocation the next day.
    Still Darcy never aroused her emotion.
  12.      “She expected them the very day after reaching Pemberley”
    That was her assessment from Darcy’s affectionate solicitude.
    Manners explain better than explanations.
    Civility is lifeless routine; solicitude is a live opening into higher realms.
    Someone whose monthly orders are about ten lakhs in his business, started typing
    The Life Divine as service. In fifteen days that month he received twenty eight
    lakhs of orders, this is by the fresh opening into the rich atmosphere of The Life Divine. This is not the power of the market as market has been dull for a long while. What should the devotee do now? Elizabeth changed her Mind in Pemberley which brought Darcy there, but he left in two minutes because she who by the change of attitude brought him there, suddenly began to think as before. So, he left. Man quickly goes back to his usual ways. It cancels the opening. Then she began to think where he would be and what he would think. He came back, delivered wonders that are not in heaven. The devotee should go back to the original opening of Mind that brought twenty eighty lakhs. He must recollect it and relive it constantly. It can be done variously. One is to consecrate each sentence and then each line, finally each word. Observe the Mind. In one minute there will be a hundred ideas, all of them dead routine dull ideas. Replace each one by a higher lively idea. Better still by Mother. Constant remembrance will make the twenty eight lakhs into twenty eight crores. Decide to live in Mother only for one week whatever you do, keenly observe the Mind. Remove the dull ideas. Replace them by live ideas or better still by Mother. Live in Mother in the immediate background whatever you do. Do the work with Mother in Mind, Mother alone in the Mind, lakhs will become crores, and 28 will change into 280. The power lies in remembering Mother. For yoga that power needs to be expressed in work. Even this power will expand endlessly. An attempt like this will soon break in two minutes. It is necessary to take some time and practice going in. Once you go in, NEVER come back to the surface. Do it little by little, but retain what is gained. Expand the inner gain horizontally and vertically. Horizontally means extend the concentration to other topics. Vertically means periodically go deeper. Once five lakhs has become fourteen lakhs, it means the devotee has had the opening. He must persist, persevere, expand and deepen. Constant Remembrance has the power. It should continue day and night. It does not matter how little you progress, but it matters, you surely retain it.
  13.     “and consequently resolved not to be out of sight”
    Life is a field of grace. Grace acts nonstop. Every act is an occasion for grace.
    One who is spiritually awake waits on every act for the display of grace.
    A lover has this attitude to his love. For him it is Romance.

    God always overtakes Man. Darcy came earlier than expected by the expectant Elizabeth.
    His initiative and her receptivity were attitudes appropriate for the play of grace. It is not as if one gives and the other receives.
    It is not as if the infinite and the finite are juxtaposed, or fire and light are put together. Giving and receiving are the same act with two faces or aspects. The universal being in its nature keeps the finite and the infinite together. The eye and the sight are one. One is the function of the other. One exists in another.
    What Elizabeth expects is patronage. Her aunt is more alive to that.
    Patronage expected activates bodily sensations and makes one tense or expectant.
    Pleasure expected expands the expecting part of being.
    Love expected melts in self-oblivious dazed obsession and feels the touch in all parts of the being.
    The deep seated bliss coming to the surface as delight expands all the intervening zones emitting a light of its own, spiritualizing everything it touches.
    The Absolute is not exhausted by self-creation. Love knows no exhaustion by being in love, by loving tenderly or being love.
    This was the condition of Darcy.
    Georgiana having heard a fabulous account of human eminence of Elizabeth was overcome in her original shyness by a discomfort of embarrassment, waiting for an order from Darcy to act.
    Consequently she talked like a machine released into action.
    Bingley placed himself under orders not given.
    He was big with news but dared not pronounce the sacred name on his lips.
    He inquired of all her sisters at home.
    Darcy’s guarded determination to adore, her aunt’s quick imagination rising in a flame of understanding the novel situation, Georgiana the personification of embarrassment, Bingley under leash all joined together was too much for Elizabeth to act one way or another.
    She was pleasurably embarrassed and almost sought relief. It would be grace, if after their departure, no question was asked of her.
  14.      “But her conclusions were false”
    Luck that overtakes Man advances Time, abridges Space.
    What Man calls luck is spiritual opening.
    Spirit that awakes looks ahead, afresh, is agile, abounds with energy.
    Spiritual awakening readily changes the atmosphere.
    Psychic awakening is spiritual awakening through the act.
    Spirit that awakens brushes the act aside and acts by itself.
    Spirit awakening through the act is Man acquiring a universal right.
    One is getting a favour from a VIP, the other is that becoming one’s legal right.
    One is a VIP granting an interview; the other is coming to you for a favour.

    Darcy coming early to her is society seeking a favour from her.
    The French Revolution distributed the aristocratic power to all.
    What Elizabeth received was its shadow.
    At each period of upward transition – agriculture to industry – Society confers vast benefits on all members. It is copiously abundant.
    No one who uses Internet even at the minimum will fail to recognize it.
    At the maximum level the abundance is infinite abundance.
    A very large part is unnoticed as unorganized energy is wasted, as the seventy mile broad river in spate cannot be fully utilized by the population.
    The organized section of the population benefits more as in recent decades the investment companies reaped.
    Another section tries to prevent the benefits from going to the public by the way they organize the energy.
    Medical and educational facilities becoming free will resolve the present crisis.
    Blind self-centred policies do not see what is happening.
    The world, by its institutional trust, has created enough wealth to make all conveniences – medicine, education, communication, transport, etc – free for the public.
    Six blind Men writing learned theses about the elephant can create blind literature.
    The tenth Man, sun going round the earth, broken pencil, and religion is spirituality are otiose when marriage itself is abolished. Property must be abolished too. They are egoistic social versions.
  15.      “On the very morning after their own arrival at Lambton these visitors came”
    We live our lives routinely; take great interest only at times of importance.
    The difference between the maximum and minimum progress is to take interest in all things and take interest occasionally.
    Absence of knowledge keeps the society centuries behind.
    Absence of interest keeps the Individual generations behind.

    The awareness hedge funds have in accumulating profits, the society can have in its progress. Computer is no ordinary tool.
    Data are powerful. The fact is, Society since ages past had a thousand times more power than it needed for progress. It was the taste of ignorance that kept us as we are. Non-reaction achieves vastly. Not to feel frustration is more powerful. To know that what now frustrates us is a source of our inner rapture is welcome.
    Darcy had that knowledge. He was unaware of her abuse as in his eyes she was a repository of divine goodness. After her abuse, he praised Her to his sister so much that Georgiana was ready to worship her. He was not sorry for her abuse, nor did he react or refrain from such reactions. The question of frustration never arose in Darcy. He was trying his best to live up to her divine advice. She was herself ashamed of her words. Every weakness or failure sounds the depths of life’s potentialities. (The Life Divine, p. 406)
    Even such a thought is revolting to us. It creates a reaction. Not to abuse or not to complain is difficult, but not impossible. Not to react or not to feel frustration is more than impossible. In yoga they are welcome initial efforts. To convert the frustration into a source of joy, a new knowledge is required. The woman who killed the mongoose would have been eternally grateful to that poor animal had she known the fact. Facts, opinions, attitudes, understandings, perspectives are there behind frustrations and ecstasy. Had Gandhiji understood why Sri Aurobindo advocated the Cripps’ Plan, India would not have been divided. ‘Non-violence is the real source of violence in the Indian context’ was thus presented to Gandhiji. He got the knowledge after 1947, that too because it was presented to him earlier by Him.
  16.      “the sound of a carriage drew them to the window” (Page 229)
    Expectation is ever-living.
    They expected the visitors later, but now went to the window at the sound.
    There is nothing irrational like expectation.
    Expectation is anything but rational as it is an insistent desire.
    Desires are defined with respect to oneself. Hence the irrationality.
    For her it was the unexpected fulfillment of a non-existent desire. It was not born till the visit to Pemberley.
    Even then it was not a hope or desire, it was a thought based on a forgotten proposal.
    Her aunt never knew of it till Darcy transparently displayed himself at Lambton.
    Hence the nascent energy.
    During these moments pleasurable expectation can be expansive or be embarrassing.
    The latter issues out of one’s own reservations.
    She had countless reservations from her side and from his side.
    Her main discomfort was the aunt got an untrue message about Darcy’s love.
    His love may have been true, but her own awareness was as new as the aunt’s.
    To expect people to understand without explaining is a step that opens into great wonders. Darcy justified this principle.
    In this case she herself knew as much as her aunt, but her aunt assumed a good deal more.
    A negative response or suspicion on her aunt’s part could spoil the whole thing.
    Her aunt was noble and cultured, put up the most appropriate attitude.
    The Bhakta and Jnani who received the same message from Narada put up different attitudes with different results.
    Human choice is great.
    Behind that human choice is the determinant of the Individual. As the Individual is of the cosmos, his determinant becomes the cosmic determinant. Hence its assured success. (P. 304 – The Life Divine)
    Being universal – shedding ego – reaching the Transcendent, the Individual is in human life as the spiritual Individual. He lives spiritually in Man. Hence the human choice is the cosmic determinant.
  17.        “They saw a gentleman and a lady in a curricle”.
    They were in such intense expectation when anyone would look like Darcy.
    Intense expectation can create hallucinations.
    The Upanishads say Man can create vital hallucinations but not yet physical ones.
    Human Mind has an inherent potentiality to do so, not yet revealed.

    Man thinks and creates ideas, feels and creates poetry, even hallucinations.
    God’s conception is executed as creation.
    When God’s conception and execution are one, creation is a marvel.
    Neither Jane nor Bingley had the intensity of aspiration of Darcy or Elizabeth.
    As long as she was inside Pemberley, he with his friends, the question of intense expectation was not on the agenda. Their meeting, especially the second one, was creative, creative of impossible expectations in both Elizabeth as well in as her aunt. It was the work of Nature; Nature never errs.
    Nature never goes about her work half heartedly.
    She saw the arrears in the act and went about completing it through Lydia.
    To study human movements in Nature’s context is an exercise in wisdom.
    Darcy started with ‘tolerable’, ended with two proposals.
    She began with the ‘last Man she would ever marry’ and ended up with days of intense longing for another proposal.
    Her refusal lingered in the atmosphere of his inability to propose.
    Lydia started with Bingley and ended with Wickham.
    The only restraint we witness in Lydia was she did not pursue Bingley after he took to Jane and did not follow Wickham till he gave up Elizabeth and Miss King. She took the hint of Collins that he was not interested in her.
    We really see the wonder in Mrs. Bennet, after Lydia’s elopement, expressing a desire to have gone to Brighton.
    It is a stroke of genius in Jane Austen to have spoken so out of the mouth of Mrs.Bennet.
    Mr.Bennet fully compensated for his irresponsibility of twenty five years by going to London in search of the lovers.
  18.        “Elizabeth immediately recognized the livery”
    Interest in a VIP is interest in everything of his.
    A VIP is one who has achieved. He is a symbol of achievement.
    Aspiration for achievement expresses as interest in the achiever.
    An achiever is the human guru of achievement.
    The poor are poor today because they admire the wealth they do not have.
    The rich are not abolished as the moral support of the poor is there for them.
    Capitalism came to stay in USA as every citizen aspired to become a capitalist.
    The labourer revolts when that hope is not there.
    Duryodhana was powerful as Bhisma, Vidura, Drona, and Kripa supported him.
    Falsehood survives because truthful people believe in the virtue of falsehood.
    Women were long suppressed as they loved domination.
    For one who loves truth Wickham was a pointer, as the whole village adored him even after his exposure. Falsehood has a natural attraction.
    Going inside, trying to destroy the fortifications of inner falsehood, one will find stiff resistance in himself.
    The main support of falsehood is from truth.
    The true god of Man is the rich Man.
    Man does not think of his god so much as he thinks of the rich Man.
    Even his jealousy is his attention.
    When people speak of a rich Man, their voice is full of solicitude, their very bodies assume humility.
    It is in evidence in people like Collins very much.
    Pemberley is not a mere house or an estate; it is a long standing rural institution carrying not only a tradition of wealth, but that of service, values of a gentleman and generally security for those parts.
    She was nothing before its size and weight.
    She could not have conceived of it till she saw it herself.
    It was capable of evoking love in her for Darcy.
    Generally the truth behind love is respectable security.
    After visiting Pemberley she was a different person.
  19.       “guessed what it meant”
    Human enlightenment takes only a minute, if the soul awakes.
    Mind takes long, the vital takes a lifetime.
    The Spirit knows already. Mind discovers the unknown; the Spirit brings out the known. (The Life Divine p.982)
    There are times for a wild guess, but the intensity makes the guess precise.
    Intense sincerity is perfectly precise.
    Human life oscillates between the truth and falsehood.
    Intensity focuses; sincerity turns to the right, the play of the forces become perfect.
    The meeting at Lambton was creative, creative of a new material social life in truth for her. For him it was a psychological reward society had not fashioned so far.
    Neither had the experience, as it was new to the collective.
    Lack of experience, lack of equipment renders the gem on hand an uncut gem.
    A wonderful event of a splendid emotion executed by ill fitted vessels.
    The inn at Lambton was exactly expressive of the lack of the hour.
    A devotee in such a situation can think of repeating ‘Let Thy will be done’.
    It is arduous. Suppose he had succeeded, they would be shifted to Pemberley.
    More than ‘Let Thy will be done’, it is important to say ‘Not my will’. Any devotee will forget it by the overwhelming pressure.
    If spoken, only half will come out.
    It will come out at our level, not the level in which it should be spoken. There may be a dozen levels of thought, feeling, sensation, opinion, attitude, motive, each of which will have a bottom and top. To move from our level to the next level will be frustrating. Anything is a lifetime effort for a non-serious Man who will give it up very soon. For the serious who persist, it is a lifelong effort, as a volunteer in a party is separated by a dozen steps from its leadership. For those who are steady and persevering, it moves little by little. Faith is born at the end of a long effort. It raises Man like a flash, in a flame of recognition. Moving each stage is like the pedestrian entering a vehicle of faster speed. The change is felt instantaneously as when you shift from the cycle to the bus. People are moved by the outer circumstances. Only Darcy moved from inward pressure. At a time the shift offers, our preferences, compromises, hesitations, understandings, old sensations, habits standing in the way will be clear.
    Her remembrance is rare. If there, it can sweep all this away in one stroke, clear the atmosphere, allow Her Will to act.
  20.        “imparted no small degree of surprise to her relations”.
    That Darcy should come to see Elizabeth was not in their conception or imagination.
    It created an emotion that surpassed surprise.
    Nor could it be expressed by the conception of wonder.
    Mind functions within limits.
    Taken beyond those limits, it has no known response to give.
    It stops functioning, dazed.
    A dog was eagerly following a scent. It came to a point where the trail split into two. He did not know what to do.
    He stopped, looked up and yelled.
    Unexpectedly a party got an overwhelming majority. The leader could not conceive of being the head of the government. He escaped and hid himself away from his party friends.
    A girl who was frequently receiving letters from her lover one day stopped the postman and offered to marry him. His surprise was no ordinary surprise. He was not the one who had been writing to her!
    This excessive unexpected surprise was too much for the total atmosphere of theirs which included both their families. Hence it turned into a tragedy.
    Mrs. Bennet at one end, Lady Catherine at another end were not shining pillars of solid culture. The edifice gave way yielding elopement, which alone the situation deserved. Except the serene manners of the rich culture of the Gardiners, supported by the newly transformed gentlemanliness of the erstwhile boor, in the atmosphere there were Bingley and Jane moping, Caroline triumphing, Mary neglected, Kitty crying over her neglect, and Mr. Bennet enjoying the defeat of his wife. Above all, Elizabeth herself was not there fully positively. Each thought of hers about Wickham undermined Darcy’s magnificent goodness. Even now she saw Darcy through the eyes of Wickham. It is significant that she, who spoke so passionately of Pemberley, did not utter one sentiment of love or a word of praise of him who was all solicitude for her, giving her aunt the deepest suspicion of ardent love. Had they been invited to lodge in Pemberley, the mean atmosphere of the inn could have been avoided. How could he invite them to lodge there when they would not walk into the house for refreshments?
  21.       “by acquainting them with the honour she expected”
    One of the standing wonders of the world, maybe the one outstanding wonder is Man’s adoration of social power vested in Money and he who possesses it.
    Man’s earliest preoccupation with God is thus revealed in the society.
    The mould and the condition of human existence is to look up to strength.
    His strength, even his weakness, is nourished by that one strength.
    He has all the intelligence he needs at birth. What he needs is wider perspective.
    Intelligence is material. Soul’s intelligence is perspective. On his own, Man cannot acquire perspective. By looking up to those who have it, Man hopes to broaden his perspective. It is the honour Mrs. Gardiner expected. A wealthy Man’s perspective is national, professional, of his class. A commoner thinks of his survival only. One’s accomplishment is in proportion to his perspective.
    Perspective is socially creative in society, scientifically creative in the field of science. In marriage it creates possibilities of Romance.
    Intelligence is the faculty; perspective is the field.
    The field is productive or creative according to our approach.
    Horizontal extension is productive.
    Vertical aspiration is creative.
    That which makes the vertical rise based on horizontal expansion retaining the relationship is an exercise in integralisation.
    Horizontal exercise is for human faculties.
    Vertical rise is for spiritual power.
    Integralisation is given to the infinite faculties of the Absolute.
    Comprehensive preciseness brings about integralisation.
    The insignificant relating itself to the significant and becoming significant itself is the uniqueness of the integralisation.
    It is a state one can interchange with the other – the insignificance with the significant.
    At a further stage of perfection, anything can exchange itself with the other.
    In this process, at any stage anything can become brittle and crumble.
  22.       “Her uncle and aunt were all amazement”
    Amazement is a door that opens on celestial wonder.
    Such an emotion of amazement was felt by Mrs. Bennet on hearing of Darcy’s engagement.
    To Mr. Bennet it was not the engagement that gave that sense of wonder but Darcy’s finding Lydia, paying Wickham’s debts, compelling him to marry her, and getting him a commission at his expense. The amazement was caused by Darcy’s request to the Gardiners to keep the news confidential. It made him understand that there was no obligation to his brother-in-law and Darcy would not accept the payment back.
    Another instance of amazement was Darcy’s confession to Bingley. He had not taken Darcy to be a Man who could accept his error. Now Darcy confessed and apologized, an inconceivable step. No step of logic could make him understand it. It is a step into celestial existence. Emotion of surprise maturing into a dazed mental condition is amazement.
    Emotion is a part. Amazement overtakes the whole being. Emotion of a part expanding to the whole being and overwhelming it is amazement.
    People susceptible to flattery are easily moved to emotion.
    When the scheme of one’s known emotions are outreached, the emotion that is generated is beyond measure.
    Fear is an emotion, but it is negative.
    Desire is another, not a lofty emotion.
    Gratitude is a deep emotion of wide implications.
    Man’s deep emotions are stirred when he knows he is trusted.
    When he knows he is loved, deeper emotions arise.
    People taking one to be of good will flatters his very being. Towards the end of life one comes to know some information that makes a wife understand her husband’s deep love unexpressed.
    Her very being thrills with a rare emotion she had never experienced.
  23.       “the embarrassment of her manner as she spoke” Embarrassment is the awkward skill of lack of energy of experience.
    It is a stiff manner, a hesitant attitude, inability to meet the looks, an inexpressive smile, or a smile pathetically expressing itself, an unsteady poise, an inadvertent word.
    In extreme cases it can speak the opposite ideas, in negative words.
    Silence is best of manners in such moments.
    You do not do only the wrong thing, but are aware of it. The latter is the worst part of it.
    All such movements inside her expressed her consent – ‘Barkis is willing’.
    There was no David available as messenger.
    She had to officiate as her own messenger. Hence the heightened embarrassment.
    Embarrassment is the unformed ill-equipped awkwardness of the small as he is submerged by the infinite descent.
    It is either the infinite compressing itself into the finite or the finite ungallantly opening into the infinite.
    It is love-making in angry words, an irresistible attraction to the detestable.
    It is the compunction of falsehood, listening to God that he wants your child to be cooked, loyalty to a traitor, betraying a clear cause.
    Soon after the wedding, Mr. Bennet saw his wife’s real personality spread before him in all its nakedness, shorn of all pre-marital wooing. He was now to fully appreciate her to her satisfaction. That is a typical moment of embarrassment.
    Sacrificing emotional truth to social scandal leads to its occult version in the reverse direction, bringing an unbailable arrest warrant as a reward for indefensible falsehood.
    Mother’s opulence scoffed at, refused in an exercise of superiority complex offers material bankruptcy.
    The inner sequence belies the outer rule of succession generating a logical embarrassment.
    A Man flirts with a girl. As a consequence her mother presents herself in his office asking him to marry the girl.
    Efficiency of falsehood excels the intention of truth unable to acquire efficiency of truth.
  24.         “joined to the circumstance itself and many of the circumstances of the previous day”
    A new understanding about a situation dawns gradually or all of a sudden.
    A new understanding about an old situation is an emotion of startling surprise.

    Often circumstances laden with rich possibilities do not readily reveal themselves.
    Another small circumstance added to it either fully reveals it or begins to reveal it gradually.
    Man longs for joy in material satisfaction or human relationships.
    Some seek it in idealistic aspiration or in a quest for God.
    Rarely emotional people seeking it in the feminine company of the wife get it, as they aspired for it.
    Such a relationship expands in emotions.
    Intellectual possibilities widen the borders of those relationships.
    Should they be ideal or a quest for God, there is no one more blessed than they are, as it is ideal, ideal in the complement, towards an ever receding goal.

    Mother gives it to a point of satiation. Man does not know the limit. She knows. She ends it before it becomes flat.
    She does so in income, prosperity, popularity, and all worldly aspirations.
    Man is haunted by the sense of sin.
    Ramalinga Swami expressed the Divine intention in such cases, asking the devotee to satisfy his unsatisfied desires.
    If not sin, Man lingers after her erstwhile aspirations after they have crossed their limits.
    Mother fulfilling subconscious aspirations in the devotee is to relate the Superconscient with the subconscient.
    We see it in Elizabeth’s solicitude for Wickham after she married.
    Mrs. Bennet’s subconscious and conscious aspirations were fulfilled in vast abundance, incidentally answering Mr. Bennet’s too. Wickham was most fulfilled in becoming the brother-in-law of Darcy.
  25.       “these circumstances opened to the aunt and uncle a new idea on the business”
    They did not know that Elizabeth too felt exactly like them.
    This was exactly a valuable occasion to know another Man’s point of view.
    Her aunt was perfectly permitted to think that her love for Darcy was unknown to her.
    In fact, Elizabeth was innocent. Life, in its infinite possibilities, has this occasion. By this one exception, Life reveals its unique character. A subject becomes science when the rare exception too is explained by its rule. To say it is chance is to be non-scientific. In the story Elizabeth was given the embarrassment of being misunderstood by her aunt and uncle. It was such an irrational situation that became a door for her to rise. Suppose she endeavored to explain to them the true situation they might not be convinced. Her own belief that they must believe her made her an ordinary girl and thereby she lost the opportunity. To accept the rationality of an irrational situation, one must be a high character.
    Higher reason understands the irrational as rational.
    Irrationality is a door to higher reason.
    It is said about spiritual illumination that it can be comprehended only by those who already know.
    Mother has cleared the field and offered a solution.
    She gives them a spiritual experience without their asking.
    Now, if they try to understand, that knowledge will reveal to them.
    Experience precedes explanation.
    The very entrance into Her atmosphere is the experience.
    Such an experience comes down to the physical plane.
    To receive an experience before knowing anything is a privilege.
    There is a general feeling that The Life Divine is unintelligible.
    Any devotee trying to understand the Book from his own experience will not fail to comprehend it.
    To ignore one’s own experience is to conveniently put aside one’s biggest privilege.
    They mistake their experience as answers to their prayers.
  26.        “Nothing had ever suggested before”
    Man does not know what is happening to him until it reveals. It is practical experience. There was no question of her aunt knowing what was happening to her niece. It is psychological ignorance. Temporal and egoistic ignorance are beyond them. Yoga begins when ego is shed. Then Nature remains. Surrendering one’s nature, we discover the Psychic. Now we shed the cosmic Ignorance leaving the last one – the Original Ignorance. (p. 564 – The Life Divine).
    Such moments in one’s life are creative moments.
    It proved to be one in Elizabeth’s life.
    Creative moments create their own circumstances.
    It is a virginally creative moment.
    As Man knows only negatively creative moments, he acts as a burnt cat.
    In this case, Mrs. Gardiner acted at her best, her husband was skeptical, Elizabeth was initially inwardly skeptical.
    How does a Man know Lord Shiva would drop gold on his path? The darkness in him subtly knows how to alertly escape it.
    Since His birth, especially since 1956, for the devotees every day is a day of gold.
    A devotee’s position is more than lucky, she receives more than grace, wins all the three first prizes where she believed no prize was honestly awarded.
    At the centre a two year old sees Mother coming out of the photo and smiling.
    The new generation is receptive.
    If all the population takes to self-giving, three thousand times more Money can be generated is an inspiration that overtakes one who tries to convince himself that Money is generated by trust.
    Marriage is blissful by implicit trust.
    The trust in His philosophy that there is no defect in the spouse becoming sensational knowledge completes one’s common place life with a thrill in the body – a knowledge of the Divine in the relationship.
    Mrs. Gardiner refused to take any initiative with her niece.
    Her non-initiative, in spite of the tragedy, allowed the divine initiative to complete at her house what began at Pemberley.
    Her culture was the cornerstone of the high accomplishment in the story.
  27.        “They now felt that there was no other way of accounting for the attention”
    Rational inferences can be perfectly right or perfectly wrong.
    Here it is right, the woman who killed the mongoose was outrageously wrong.
    It was a great restraint that they never expressed it to her embarrassment. It is the height of culture.
    The child is in the mother’s womb for ten months. It is a great period of biological creation.
    Restraint of opinion is a cultural creation of a high order.

    Human conclusiveness however compelling, even when it is right, can never be ultimately right, as it is a partial truth.
    Sri Aravindam differs from all other schools – yogic, philosophic, scientific, etc. – in that its approach is whole while all the others are partial.
    Man, organization, society, government, humanity grow when the one is in excess of the other partial one.
    The Individual can take such an approach to the whole at the physical, vital, mental or spiritual planes.
    Europe ruled the globe when Mind partially in the society played that role.
    America rules the world when action at the physical plane has that widest approach, wide enough to cover the whole nation in freedom.
    That freedom must cover all of humanity.
    Man should become an Individual in all these planes successively.
    The Individual is one who is egoless and who got rid of his nature in favour of the Psychic.
    The birth of the Psychic is in the Mind to start with.
    It progresses in both sides down to the body and to Supermind.
    It becomes the vital psychic and physical psychic.
    At the same time the psychic being of all the levels of the spiritual Mind is born in succession.
    The physical Psychic and the Supramental Being below and above are born simultaneously and meet completing the evolution.
    The spiritual range of Mind is the universal plane.
    Transcendence is reached in the Supramental plane.
    Cosmic consciousness is followed by the transcendent consciousness.
  28.        “they could not but help supposing a partiality for their niece”
    Man acts as he is, never takes the effort to assume there will be something new.
    To assume something new is to shed the coating of habit and take a fresh look.
    The first fresh look pushes the formed habit aside.
    Next, the fixed opinion presents.
    Next, the potentials for the future opinion arise as a clumsy cloud.
    Should one cross that area, character presents as an iron wall.
    Only deep meditation can penetrate character.
    Crossing character one crosses Nature, swabhava.
    Doing so by concentration one sees the Purusha.
    Resorting to consecration one meets the Psychic Being.

    Their erroneous supposition turned out to be right here because of the positive atmosphere.
    A positive atmosphere can neglect our defects or can even turn them positive depending upon its intensity. The latter happened here.
    The atmosphere was created by his generous attitude of love and her equal expansiveness of glad receptivity.
    There was a pleasant reticence of embarrassment between her and her aunt which was creative. The creative element in it fulfilled itself later. The element of embarrassment helped bring in Jane’s letters on Lydia.
    It is spiritually true that any moment is a summary of the universe.
    It reveals only to spiritual vision.
    We can get a little more out of it than the mere story offers.

    Whether shallow or deep, they have intense good will for Elizabeth.
    Good will will do its part.
    It has the power to overcome obstacles.
    It does not have the power either to transform or remove the obstacle.
    The experience was too powerful for Elizabeth and it was the first time she met with such psychological weight. Even to the Gardiners it appeared to be a little too much. Certainly their good will was strong enough to commission Darcy into action.
  29.        “while these new born notions were passing in their Minds”
    New born notions are born in thinking Minds.
    New born notions belong to new born situations.

    What was puzzling to them was perturbing to Elizabeth.
    A new born situation that gives birth to new born notions is a creative moment.
    A creative moment is elevating and expansive.
    To those who have some guilt, such situations can be distressing.
    A human attitude from outside or inside can change the distress into cheerfulness.
    The most creative moment in her life was this.
    She was well on the way to destroying herself by her guilty consciousness.
    It was equally the most magnificent moment in his life.
    By his higher attitude that it was so, he was ready to transform her discomfort into one of cheer.
    Jane Austen does not tell us what he felt.
    To see her there, maybe he felt it was divine sanction to his aspiration.
    His resentment of her family raised emotions that repelled her.
    Transformation of these feelings drew her to him.
    As she was one who could respond more to Pemberley, she was brought there to meet him.
    She met him at Netherfield.
    Though it was not Darcy’s house, it was a very big house.
    It was unusual and most unexpected for a girl to stay elsewhere for four days.
    It was significant that she left after Darcy withdrew his attentions.
    In mental development Elizabeth excelled Jane far too much.
    Darcy in character and wealth excelled Bingley very much.
    Darcy in marrying Elizabeth acted as an Individual.
    She was herself constituted as a mental Individual.
    The coming together of two such formed Individuals released an explosion of energy.
    To raise Lydia to a socially acceptable status, an energy equivalent to creating a new society is needed.
    Darcy and Elizabeth together constituted such a society.
  30.       “the perturbation in the Mind of Elizabeth was increasing every moment”
    Space can be seen by the senses, not Time.
    Time can be felt only by Mind.

    They were in their thoughts; she was in the emotions of her Mind.
    They were social, she was psychological.
    Being in Mind, she could conquer Time and hence space.
    It was she, by her interest, who brought him back to them.
    The initiative was taken by the woman.
    I said earlier that when Bingley chose Jane for dancing, knowing her own superiority of Mind, Elizabeth in her depths without any conscious volition fixed on a more worthy groom, Darcy, which by her low consciousness invited the ‘tolerable’.
    She did the same thing at Hunsford.
    Again now, not fully subconsciously, she takes initiative to concentrate on him and brings him there again. It was at Pemberley.
    It is lack of receptivity that perturbed her Mind.
    The counterpart of her lack of receptivity was his residue in transformation.
    It is a fact that he and she could not come together as intensely as they did come together unless some obstacles were removed. They are 1) The hangover of his ‘tolerable’, 2) Her infatuation, 3) His proud temperament, 4) the reality of her family’s status and its echo in Lady Catherine’s where she was taken, 5) His ploy with Bingley.
    His ‘tolerable’ continued in his proposal as her inferior connections.
    Her infatuation was factually removed by his letter, but lingered in her “your intrusion was not unwelcome.” Georgiana carried that.
    His proud temperament found an echo in Mr. Gardiner suspecting his civility.
    Only when Lady Catherine exposed herself to Elizabeth’s ridicule, the reality of her inferior status was somewhat neutralized.
    Bingley was a faithful, grateful friend who did not deserve the treachery by Darcy.
    It deserved an open confession.
    At the most pleasant and magnificent hour of her life, there was perturbation in her Mind because of such arrears.
    Elizabeth would have enjoyed such exhibition of loving solicitude in private.
    She did not know that only the presence of the Gardiners made Darcy’s tender interest possible.
  31.        “She was quite amazed at her own discomposure”
    Composure is lost when self-awareness is lost.
    To be aware of one’s discomposure is self-awareness.
    Elizabeth was a mentally developed character to have this awareness.
    Society has different structures each in relation to one facet – government, market, education, individual, Money, military, etc.
    The Individual too has so many corresponding structures.
    We may call them in society and the Individual attitudes or conditionings.
    Society for Man is the other Man whom he meets.
    Society for Elizabeth was Darcy or her uncle and aunt.
    One is composed when the Individual and social structures are in tune.
    One is energized and expansively happy if the tuning opens an opportunity for growth.
    In periods of growth society energises the Individual.
    In periods of conscious growth the Individual energises the society.
    The French Revolution energised Darcy without his knowledge.
    Darcy energised the Meryton community.
    The low consciousness of Meryton and her mother silently resented the incursion of the great energy of elevation. Hence the perturbation.
    As our physical body is growing non-stop, Man’s Mind is always active, particularly in observation.
    Man observes acutely in crisis, whereas women observe other women acutely always.
    Observation is ever alive.
    The surface records what it notices.
    The subliminal records everything, even what the surface does not see.
    As the subliminal sees the whole world, it has no special memory.
    Observation organises the temperament.
    More of observation is more active temperament.
    Temperament stirred, composure is difficult to maintain.
    Temperament is character or personality expressing through manners or behaviour There are times when even looks sound like a question.
    Elizabeth was more conscious of her uncle and aunt than of the visitors.
    They did not talk at all, but their looks told all the tales.
  32.        “she dreaded lest the partiality of the brother should have said too much in her favour”
    Partiality praises fully.
    That which sees defects and overlooks is not partial.
    In human circumstances great accomplishments always are initially accomplished by a totally blind partiality.

    Rationality in irrational circumstances is an irrational attitude.
    Fear of criticism has become fear of too much praise.
    This is the effect of the atmosphere.
    When the Individual changes, fear is removed.
    When the atmosphere is changed, the character of fear is changed.
    There is a further change of atmosphere.
    There fear changes into courage.
    The State governments in India were bankrupt. Now they are overflowing with funds.
    In the field of monetary health such a change has occurred. It is the influence of the descent.
    A complaint against a junior officer makes him the chairman of the organization.
    The crime of an employee is complained against.
    The boss invites the employee to draw higher benefits of such a crime.
    A petulant petty behaviour is compelled by life to reverse it putting himself in a reversed position. Laws of life observed carefully are precise.
    Laws of life observed in a charged positive atmosphere function as wrong are right.
    Laws of life in a perfect atmosphere become laws of existence.
    Mother’s rules always become laws of existence in human circumstances.
    Silent will alone can reveal it partially.

    Cruelty changing into benevolence is one expression.
    Cruelty changing the target is another expression.
    Kindness, even grace, received as punishment is common.
    Ego receives the phase I positively and then turns against.
  33.         “more than commonly anxious to please”
    Only good men desire to please.
    She was anxious to please him and his sister.
    She was more than willing.

    Should Georgiana’s expectations be sky-high, all her efforts would fail.
    It is a wonderful hour in one’s life when she is anxious to please.
    Outside small men of mercenary aims, it is high culture that is always willing to please.
    Anxiety to please arises rarely even for good souls.
    The hour should demand it.
    Better still, what demands is one’s own cultural need.
    In her it was the occasion that demanded her to please.
    Goodness of culture instinctively is anxious to please whether there is any occasion or not.
    Such an inner cultural need is the awakening of the spirit.
    Elizabeth’s normal state was liveliness, not an impulse to please.
    Wickham had that attitude for a wrong purpose.
    Darcy now had that great need out of an overwhelming emotion.
    The colonel had a pleasant attitude towards her, not a need to please.
    Desire to please is an emotional reaching out to another for relationship.
    Desire to know is a desire for identification.
    The inner need for identification coming out in mind expresses as the deire for knowledge She had readily accepted Pemberley.
    Darcy never came into her Mind as Wickham was occupying the place.
    Now, she endeavoured to please Darcy, an effort to let him into her emotions.
    With Wickham no effort was necessary.
    He readily entered her heart.
    Charm, capacity to capture one’s imagination is not cultivated by one.
    It is a natural endowment, found in some people.
    We attribute it to a handsome face or soft voice.
    Should charm be there, none of these endowments are required.
    He who is assured of the love of her whom he loves has the pride of living.
    Any semblance of it gives an expansive strength.
  34.        “She naturally suspected that every power of pleasing would fail her”
    God’s grace, Luck, social opening, abundance in transition are always too great for our capacity to receive or ability to be grateful.
    They are like sunlight, in infinite expansive abundance.
    Man can never appropriately or gratefully receive grace adequately.
    He is too small a receptacle.
    What comes is always in a flood.
    Neither sun, rain nor river’s flow is meant to be fully utilized.

    Gratitude is only in emotion. It is an attitude, cannot be practised rationally.
    She was aware of her inadequacy.
    It is human appreciation of the divine infinity.
    The meeting justified her fears, but not the result.
    When the whole university expected a student to excel as never before, he could not literally WRITE and wrote a particle.
    Still he was awarded a II class.
    His merit was rewarded.
    His inability to write asserted.
    Darcy, his singular attitude, his sister, Bingley were all determined to be pleased whatever she did. They were all pleased beyond measure.
    Hierarchy is necessary for functioning.
    The subordinate, the student, the wife, the youth can learn and receive the maximum benefit if they take the attitude of the sishya to the Guru. Some aspects are
    • you are here to be pleased, only to be pleased.
    • It is not for us to take note of defects as our premise is there can be no defects.
    • If there is a defect, it is only its opposite ill understood by us.
    • Mind is not to be exercised in this relationship.
    • Better have this attitude to all generally, so that no possible error can ever arise.
    • Learn to see the positive results of the negative actions of the Guru.
    • The height of loyalty is identification.
    • Human injustice is God’s justice. அநியாயம் ஆண்டவனின் நியாயம்.
    • All that we receive is grace.
    • Our attitude of gratitude can render it into supergrace.
    • Learn to see the atmosphere carrying this message.
    • The only permissible attitude is gratitude.
She retreated from the window, fearful of being seen; and as she walked up and down the room, endeavouring to compose herself, saw such looks of enquiring surprise in her uncle and aunt as made everything worse.
  1.      “She retreated from the window, fearful of being seen”
    When she would glue herself to the window, behaviour requires her not to be seen there.
    Neither could she be seen there by Darcy, nor by her aunt.
    A devotee who feels like her to have a Darsan, Mother will reveal to him.
    Prayer is answered when it becomes intense.
    Emotions can reach intensity readily which Mind cannot.
    Mind’s intensity is a self-forgetful bliss, something like a swoon.
    Thrill shows body’s intensity.

    Any aspect of Spirit, Mind, vital or even body reaching perfection will take Man to the Absolute. (P. 476 –The Life Divine)
    This rule is seen in life all the time. Only that it is not so understood.
    Especially in Mother’s consciousness, results are startling.
    One who has no minimum capacities always despairs.
    There is a maximum he can exhaust in himself.
    Once he exhausts his maximum he reaches his perfection at his level.
    To reach the Absolute in life is to reach the very best possible.
    A boy who could not pass an exam when he exhausted himself stood first in the class – the Absolute for him.
    The rule is true in life, but is less evident and more difficult to execute.
    The same boy, not a devotee, would have creditably passed, not stood first in the class or the school.
    The rule in yoga requires we should do the very best for yogic results.
    In life our best gives results.
    Elizabeth did not go to the maximum, but exhausted her maximum.
    Darcy too exhausted his maximum.
    Both were rewarded in life fully to their maximum possible satisfaction.
    Mrs. Bennet too exhausted her negative maximum.
    It served the purpose of removing the obstacles.
    The rule holds good positively or negatively.
    Dantes was an extraordinary character.
    When he exhausted his inconceivable maximum in unimaginable circumstances, he had such a result.
  2. “She walked up and down the room”
    Inner restlessness is outer movement.
    Inner quiet is outwardly quiet efficiency.
    A dynamic person attempting quiet efficiency cannot make a beginning.
    The intermediate steps are many and each will take a long long number of years.
    Quiet efficiency can have the work moved dynamically.

    Quiet efficiency’s order is mantra in work.
    J.P. Morgan exhibited Quiet Efficiency in times of crisis.
    The cultural restraint of Mrs.
    Gardiner is superior to quiet efficiency.
    Physical efficiency is by skill and stamina.
    Vital efficiency is by pleasant management of men and matters.
    Mental efficiency lies in organized planning.
    Understanding human motives or physical facts is another of its efficiencies.
    Expressing ideas in men or work is a higher mental efficiency.
    Letting the Mind of the body do the work is the highest efficiency of Mind.
    For that the body must be awake to the Mind.
    The body’s efficiency can rise further when the Spirit in it awakes.
    Culture is mental awakening in the vital.
    Mind awaking in the social body is traditional culture.
    Mr. Bennet’s decision to pay his brother in law is mental culture in vital responsibility.
    Elizabeth’s preserving Darcy’s good name with Jane is impersonal mental culture in the field of social vital prejudice.
    Culture is efficiency elevated by social maturity.
    Dynamic spiritual culture is active good will of an entire society.
    Self-giving is an indispensable medium for culture as well as Spirit.
    Cultured children born to an uncultured mother and broad minded father, is what we see in Jane and Elizabeth.
    Energy of lack of culture expends itself in the wideness of freedom.
    Mrs. Bennet’s coarse force of physical energy turned into the vigorous, dynamic, boisterous good humour of Lydia.
  3.              “endeavouring to compose herself”      To compose one’s thoughts is composition.
    To compose one’s unsettled feelings is social manners.

    Composing oneself arises when the feelings are stirred.
    Attraction, attention, need, desire, demand, imagination, aspiration, ambition, etc. can stir up emotions.
    Material things stir up sensations.
    Ideas unsettle beliefs.
    Emotions are stirred by sex attractions.
    Here the possibility of Pemberley entering her life stirred her physical emotions.
    Social appearance demands composure.
    If not composed in a society, one does not belong to it.
    One of the ways one belongs to the society is a composed behaviour.
    To be composed in a society is to be harmonious with its existence.
    Not to be composed in a society is to announce that they disturb him and he does not belong to them.
    It is an invitation for ejection.
    Not only composure, one must enjoy being in a society for them to sponsor him.
    Wickham instantaneously identified with Meryton and expanded in his emotions, and they too did so.
    That is social acceptance.
    Elizabeth was accepted in Rosings, not like Wickham. We see in her first visit to Rosings how a hostile silence received her as it is a higher society for her.
    A certain society has a status, weight, wealth, culture, its aura. One cannot enter into it readily unless there is acceptance at all these levels.
    Doctors say our Indian food will be fully absorbed by the body though bread and noodles have the same carbohydrates and other ingredients.
    It is Tamil that is spoken in Madurai and Madras but accents differ.
    Towel was our shirt. Our shirt since we started using it has undergone more than a dozen changes.
    Now it is the slack that is accepted. Dress the best of speakers differently, his performance will lose flavour.
  4.        “Saw looks of enquiring surprise” Enquiry is a natural mental inclination.
    Surprise is the emotion caused by it.
    Looks cannot but express them.
    Ordinary people lapse into enquiry.
    Self-discipline of the highest order stops with looks.

    To be able to feel the other person will be embarrassed by such an enquiry and surprise and not express it in looks is spiritual benevolence surpassing any culture handed down by generations.
    Man acts from himself.
    This Man instinctively identifies himself with the other and honours his inner responses or non responses.
    Savitri says it is a calm ecstasy that weds all souls with one’s soul.
    It is a stage where there is no ego, the emotion is universal.
    Man is not cultured enough to receive such spiritual benevolence without suspicion.
    He who does not suspect is indifferent to such an action of Grace.
    Divine Look of Grace crosses the Mind, enters the vital, and reaches the bodily sensation leaves the Mind thoughtless, mouth speechless.
    He who had such an opening will do well to recollect such a sensation.
    It is more than an hour of meditation.
    Such a sensation at the next level thrills.
    The thrill coming to stay in some sense we see the very body smiling.
    The body’s sincerity smiles. Such a penetration awakens the body consciousness whose overflowing joy smiles in delight.
    Realisation is to recognize the Divine with a thrill.
    Thought recognizes by the difference.
    The difference of form is felt by thought.
    Difference of sensation is felt by the vital and body.
    Supermind understands not so much by difference as by harmony.
    Line and colour express the difference in form and sensation.
    Maya the consciousness of Brahman is aware of the Being.
    Supermind divides the Being into three.
  5.         “Their looks made everything worse”
    The atmosphere decides the direction, not the attitude of people.
    It is possible one’s attitude can be stronger than the atmosphere as with FDR and Churchill.
    It happens when the Psychic emerges or the individual is stronger than the atmosphere.
    An Individual overcoming Nature is the Psychic emerging.
    For that to emerge one must move away from all responses to Nature.
    To be lazy, superstitious or take an opinion is to be in Nature.
    Calling the Mother is to move to Psychic.
    Calling Mother can be from several levels.
    Calling from each level will help more away from that level.
    It happens when that level is saturated.
    Silence descending on him is his quitting the Mind.
    Silence, drshti, intuition, knowledge are the four levels one has to cross.
    Even on the first level of Silence, the problem will vanish.
    The first obstacle is random thoughts.
    Next is thinking represented by the censor.
    Failure here is certain, rarely one can get beyond. Faced with the failure, don’t give up, ask Mother to protect you from the censor.
    The prayer must be long, very long and intense before it is answered.
    When answered it will be one time victory, not a permanent endowment.
    One time victory is the Governor coming home for dinner.
    Permanent victory is to become the Governor.
    For permanent victory one has to repeat it in all other contexts successfully.
    Usually after one victory, one will lose all patience and would not be able to repeat it even once which means the little faith is exhausted.
    Faith is generated by perseverance.
    Perseverance is to exercise the physical by the Mental.

    One’s patience is most tested in such an exercise.
    It is for this reason consecration is always forgotten.
    It is grace to remember consecration.
    The unconscious pursuit of grace comes to us as the memory of consecration.
    The normal state of Man is NOT to remember consecration.
Miss Darcy and her brother appeared, and this formidable introduction took place. With astonishment did Elizabeth see that her new acquaintance was at least as much embarrassed as herself. Since her being at Lambton, she had heard that Miss Darcy was exceedingly proud; but the observation of a very few minutes convinced her that she was only exceedingly shy. She found it difficult to obtain even a word from her beyond a monosyllable.
  1. The one thing common to her and Miss Darcy, apart from Darcy’s value, is their admiration of Wickham.
  2. Ignorance describes shyness as pride.
  3.                “Mr. Darcy and his sister appeared”.
    To Darcy, his sister is all the family.
    Dinner invitations are extended by ladies.
    She invited them to Pemberley.
    What began at Pemberley is consummated at Lambton.
    She was anxious to see Georgiana.
    Bingley too came.
    In him she had double aims, to know about his opinion of Jane and his interest in Georgiana.
    The excess indicates grace. Here was an overwhelming excess indicating supergrace.
    The meeting was for the introduction.
    Dinner invitation itself was excess.
    Bingley’s coming and his lack of interest in Georgiana are further points of excess.
    Presence of supergrace protects against falls.
    If there is a loss, it is a loss in the great gain.
    Here it led to a tragedy following Caroline’s provocation.
    It means the tragedy was stronger than supergrace.
    What came to her is grace, to her family is supergrace.
    Here grace came to the gentry as a whole.
    Hence the tragedy.
    Looking back, her friend Charlotte’s luck foreshadowed it.
    The tragedy can be explained from the formidable opposition of his aunt.
    It can also be explained from the dynamic low consciousness of her mother.
    The crime was heinous.
    For a few day’s company Wickham had ruined Elizabeth and her whole family. He must be creatively heartless, one who enjoys in another’s ruin. He tried it on Darcy.
    Such characters find their favourities favourite victims.
    Such a character will not spare an opportunity to betray their friends.
    A woman’s charm survives such heartless crimes.
    She herself would not mind the ruin of anyone.
    She exhibited that callousness with respect to Georgiana.
    Power in low consciousness insists on expressing itself on those it loves, as they are the only victims available.
    Power acts as power, whatever the consciousness is.
    A Man for a four rupee worth jewel killed a child.
    Wickham belongs to that category.
    Elizabeth, with respect to Wickham, belongs to that category.
    Mother says many people would murder, only they do not have the courage.
    If this is the force of callous violence, a good act is the reversal of it.
    All good acts need not be a reversal of a murderous instinct.
    There are various levels of good acts, as manners, behaviour, character, etc.
    They are habitual, socially motivated, psychologically urged. They are good in themselves.
    A cultured Man’s goodness is one that overcomes his evil propensities.
    Charlotte’s goodness has the other side. Still it does good.
    The goodness of the whole, without the compromise of evil, lets the Psychic emerge.
    A gentleman is a social version of the Psychic Being.
    No one can deserve the title of ‘gentleman’ without psychologically qualifying himself for unmixed goodness.

    Acts of goodness, even if they are to overcome opposite tendencies, are still acts of good, but will not qualify a Man to be a gentleman.
    Unmixed human goodness is the attitude of entrenched culture.
    Culture is the vibration of goodness in consciousness that overcomes the evil in the substance.
    Only culture of the consciousness can survive the intensities of life situation.
    Anything less than that gives way at the touch of Life.
    Life when it touches, touches beyond personality to reach Nature in Man.
    Nature in Man is evil.
    Wickham was fully revealed at the opportunity of a weekend jollity.
    Elizabeth was equally qualified in condoning him, but is not exposed.
    Darcy, on the other side, was fully qualified to be the Psychic being of a gentleman.
    He was a gentleman in spirit.
    It was not on the surface.
    Elizabeth brought out the hidden goodness in him.
  4.      “And this formidable introduction took place”
    It was formidable for Georgiana to pronounce the invitation.
    Elizabeth was frightened by the possible inflated expectation of Georgiana.

    It was formidable for Elizabeth as she was to assess Bingley’s interest in her.
    Something becomes formidable when it exceeds our capacity.
    The introduction, Elizabeth knows, will exceed her social personality.
    Georgiana, in a way, is Pemberley.
    What is formidable is not young Georgiana, but the old Pemberley.
    Georgiana reminds Elizabeth of Wickham as both responded to him.
    Wickham was after Georgiana’s money, but to Elizabeth in her Mind Georgiana would loom superior to her.
    This was so as it was she who sought Wickham and in Georgiana’s case it was Wickham who sought her.
    It is a formidable psychological juncture for a girl to meet another girl in such a context.
    Rivals are ‘intolerable’ to the feminine Psyche.
    A woman will be happier in a rival-free atmosphere than in heaven.
    Form looming large makes something formidable.
    Much of the superstitious fear would disappear on knowing the truth of it.
    What overwhelms imagination becomes formidable.
    Rediscovery, formulation, synthesis, letting the truth enlarge itself in the Mind so as to mould it deeply are the ways of Nature handling the past.
    Dealing with the depths is strength.
    Something becomes formidable when that strength is overcome.
    A courageous Man loves danger as it is an opportunity for his courage to grow endlessly.
    This yoga is meant for those who love danger.
    Danger is energy that can destroy all structures.
    When all structures are demolished there is endless scope to expand.
    Expansion is delightful as creation itself is an extension of the Absolute.
    It is a process when delight becomes active.
    When God offers delight, small souls are intimidated, feeling it formidable.
    To know at such a moment gratitude will convert the intimidation into expansive delight is grace.
    In any situation there is a saving knowledge.
    As there is a saving knowledge, there are saving strategy, saving strength, etc.
    Such knowledge, strategy and strength are there that exceeds what one has.
    It is a capacity to turn inwardly to Mother.
    The entire discipline here reduces to REMEMBRANCE.
    Remembrance is silent.
    Turning to Mother is active remembrance.
    To remember Mother implies forgetting all that we are.
    Turning to Her means commissioning all energy to that.
    At whatever level, it is one pointedness.
    One can be one pointed for some time.
    To be so all the time, one’s consciousness must be turned towards Her.
    Sense of gratitude enables us to do so. It is spiritual sincerity.
    The Spirit taking interest in the evolution is turning to Mother.
    It is its sincerity.
    Opening is to be in touch with Mother’s consciousness.
    Receptivity is the yearning of the soul to relate to Mother.
    Sincerity is spiritual identity with Mother.
    For one to see the Marvel one must identify with the Mother in life.
    Elizabeth has related to Georgiana in the social and psychological consciousness.
    Hence it is formidable.
    In her own Mind, Elizabeth is superior to Georgiana or even Darcy.
    This is the first experience of this kind for her.
    Newness will be feeble.
    The fact that the aunt and uncle feel that she had an undisclosed relationship with Darcy is a source of embarrassment.
    It adds to her discomfort.
    Hence it is a formidable introduction.
  5.     “Her new acquaintance is at least as much embarrassed as she”
    Georgiana has more than one reason to be embarrassed.
    She was young.
    It was the first stranger she met.
    She heard an exaggerated account of Elizabeth.
    Today she was rushed to the inn.
    Embarrassment can be by the outer circumstances or inner feelings.
    Georgiana had both the reasons.
    In addition, Elizabeth’s embarrassment intensified hers.
    On the part of Darcy it was no mere suggestion, but an overt declaration of his Mind.
    It could not be more explicit.
    Only a lover can be so explicit.
    When the heart sets itself on something, it knows no half-measures.
    To be oblivious of the shame involved in an act is to be in love.
    He needed no permission from Elizabeth to bring his sister to her.
    Knowing her frankness as he had, he took her permission.
    Even in asking for it, he asked her if it was too much.
    This is a measure of his deference to her psychological status.
    He took every precaution for things to go smooth, but they did not.
    Life gave them all enough opportunities to meet pleasantly.
    The social response of Elizabeth and the skepticism of Mr. Gardiner lost them all.

    As a rule life always opens up to move upwards.
    Since the Symbol Dawn, the Dawn is always everywhere presenting itself as an opportunity.
    Also it says it is a call for the adventure of consciousness.
    It is true there is a chance; it is equally true it is a chance for adventure.
    There is no adventure in any of them except Darcy who had already taken that leap into the brilliant light of Elizabeth.
    Maybe it was seen in Lydia.
    The atmosphere of the French Revolution deserves a full dose of adventure, minor or major.
    It was fully announced in Charlotte marrying Longbourn.
    Longbourn, Netherfield, Pemberley were in the subtle atmosphere.
    No one knew anything except Netherfield.
    Mrs. Bennet’s misadventure cancelled Netherfield.
  6.       “She had heard Miss Darcy was exceedingly proud”
    Pride is the unskilled unorganized culture of stiffness.
    Cultured intimacy is pleasantness in relationship.
    Intense attraction in the absence of cultured experience shrinks into shyness.

    In a rural setting, distance is disappointment.
    It grows into disagreeableness.
    Embarrassment in relationship is elopement in the subtle plane.
    Elopement is caused by disequilibrium in the subtle forces of society.
    What is disequilibrium in the subtle plane is tragedy in the society.
    The subtle plane is structured by energy.
    The social plane is upheld by social values.
    Elopement does not destroy the society, but the social values.
    Social values destroyed brings the middle class to the working class.
    Not to lose the class-value is the social value.
    It was built over generations like the caste.
    Class and caste themselves are not sins.
    Coffee taken throughout life is tasty, does not become insipid.
    A film seen for the 20th time is insipid.
    Even habit too has a personality – rasa – and that retains the taste.
    It also goes with the attitude and activates the attitude.
    Sincerity is to activate the positive attitude.
    Attitude can fail; sincerity can never fail.
    Sincerity is the knowledge of the Psychic that acts as attitude.
    Social attitude is insincere in the psychological plane.
    Attitude of one plane changes character in another plane.
    Widening the perspective solves problems.
    Raising the perspective converts problems into opportunities.
    Vertical rising is to widen beyond the limits of the plane.
    There is a further plane.
    It is subtle totality.
    Moving to subtle totality from the gross physical plane, problems disappear, get converted into opportunities and rise to become opportunities of a higher type.
    The effectivity of sincerity is determined by receptivity.
    Opening is an essential condition not in our hands.
    Opening increases the energy to that of the higher plane.
    It will be in our hands if the Psychic is there.
  7.      “Observation of a very few minutes convinced her that she was exceedingly shy” 
    It was Sherlock Holmes that made observation a precise science.
    For that, observation must be one of sensing, not mere seeing.
    Seeing or hearing is essentially a mental act.

    Sensing enters into the object of observation and directly feels as it feels.

    She could come to such a conclusion as she saw it with her inner Mind.
    She has that faculty and she trained herself like that.
    Pride is the acquired self-defence of shyness.
    Shyness is the self-awareness of psychological insufficiency.
    Also Georgiana would have inwardly shrunk from her as they were sub-conscious rivals.
    One woman’s intolerance of another woman, when she is a rival is an unmatched psychological reality in human affairs.
    It is so as the woman cannot pursue a Man as Man does a woman and she has to lie in wait for him to come to her on his own.
    A woman achieves that giving the endeavour of an energy of a lifetime.
    In this she does not exclude his own mother from her rivalry.
    By virtue of being a woman, even his mother suffers the stigma.
    Women achieve as they are capable of this concentration.
    It is significant that the news of elopement comes to the place where she met Georgiana the previous day.
    Significance of Time and Space cannot be overlooked.
    We noted the significance of place in Darcy’s two proposals.
    Bingley’s proposal at Longbourn too was earlier noted for its significance.
    Elizabeth’s visit to Netherfield has the subconscious significance.
    With enough care, one can see the significance of all spaces and times.
    For instance we do not know why the elopement was at Brighton at present.
    Elizabeth’s Mind was on Wickham intensely who was at Brighton.
    It is her intensity on Wickham that energized Lydia.
    Mrs. Bennet was seriously considering Brighton as a place to find husbands for her daughters.
    The combined energies of Lydia, Mrs. Bennet, and Elizabeth must have some result.
    As soon as Elizabeth’s Mind turned to Pemberley, Lydia could readily act.
  8.     “She found it difficult to obtain even a word from her beyond a monosyllable”
    Reticence is a condition when the faculty of speech has fallen silent.
    It is a condition where there is no energy for the formation of words.
    Reticence, in some cases, can be a coma for speech.
    Speech has its source in the solar plexus, forms in the throat.
    The throat freezes in conditions of reticence.
    Reticence itself can be of various types.
    Incapacity to speak, unwillingness to speak, inability to speak are some of the conditions.
    Georgiana is the timid sister of a brother far older to her.
    It is a dominating relationship by nature.
    To her, the presence of Elizabeth was a surprise.
    She was rushed out of Pemberley in great haste.
    Darcy’s intensity of love for Elizabeth was fully felt as pressure by the sister.
    A girl like Georgiana does not enjoy such a treatment in such a circumstance.
    It looks as if she studied the few sentences she spoke carefully and was full of it before delivery.
    The forced formality was almost violence to that child.
    It signifies the violence that followed in a little way.
    For her to rise to the occasion of her brother who is all anxious to fully please Elizabeth is too great an effort, involving a violent breaking out of her little shell.
    It is a performance beyond her natural capacity.
    She is a young child, playing the role of her mother.
    Obviously she understands that Darcy is in love with Elizabeth and is forcing her to please his lady love, while he took all the trouble to separate her from her lover earlier.
    It is an unpalatable thought, as emotions bitter.
    Thus she has reasons to resent, even resist.
    At Pemberley there was Caroline simmering with anger as he had gone to his lady love in preference to her waiting at home.
    The inn itself was not a place for expansive emotions.
    Emotions do not expand under orders.
    Emotions shrink at the sight of strangers.
Miss Darcy was tall, and on a larger scale than Elizabeth; and, though little more than sixteen, her figure was formed, and her appearance womanly and graceful. She was less handsome than her brother; but there was sense and good-humour in her face, and her manners were perfectly unassuming and gentle. Elizabeth, who had expected to find in her as acute and unembarrassed an observer as ever Mr. Darcy had been, was much relieved by discerning such different feelings.
  1.        “Miss Darcy was tall, on a larger scale than Elizabeth”.
    She is tall like her brother and aunt.
    She is built on a larger scale as it is usual with affluent people of earlier generations before culture became a compelling acquisition.
    Wealth leads to being well fed. It makes the bodies grow out of all proportion.
    Absorption of culture acts in the opposite direction. There arises a balance.
    Saturation of energies at the bodily level sometimes results in beauty.
    For the ego it is a ready possession.
    Mrs. Bennet was an eminent victim of it.
    It continued in all her daughters.
    Longbourn was a reward for her beautiful face.
    Unfortunately or naturally in the circumstances, after her wedding, she utterly neglected her husband, taking over the management of £2000.
    In the story it reaches the climax in the redcoats and entail which despairs him.
    Man, in his success, brings out two things in his behaviour.
    One is his urgent need to offend the benefactor.
    The other is the shedding of the cultural veil of his defence of weakness.
    Now that the work is over, he loves to exhibit his weakness.
    To be proud of one’s weakness is the strength of weakness.
    It is in all men and women, only that she prides in expressing it.
    It is a natural phenomenon universally found.
    Manner and culture overcome it, do not transform the vibration.
    To pardon another for a weakness in oneself is to have a broad mind.
    To adore another overlooking a weakness he too has, one must have spiritual generosity.
    Even that can neglect the phenomenon, but not adore it.
    Only when we go to the origin of a vibration and transform it is it possible to change the disgust into adoration.
    Transformation is for the Absolute, not for any lesser power.
    Mother is in direct touch with the Absolute, therefore She can transform a vibration when surrendered to Her.
    Even there are levels of transformation.
    Organised Falsehood when urged to act transformed invented a false reason to act thus, because the compulsion is from outside.
    Phineas Finn refused to change a bit when thus compelled and was relieved by feminine grace through life.
    It is low consciousness organised with determination.
    All the knowledge of the world and the wealth were not enough for Dantes to transform himself.
    He fulfilled his revenge.
    In Darcy there were cultural potentials that could respond to the demand from his depth.
    It was enough to change, change to accept Mrs. Bennet, but not Wickham around.
    He sent him to Newcastle far away from Elizabeth.
    A small incident such as the loss of a trivial object while you are trying to shed your cultural sensitivity will indicate the outcome.
    Should you find the object, it shows with the best of efforts you will be transformed.
    The consciousness of the world is not used to transformation.
    It is a new vibration.
    Only HE and SHE entertained it.
    Whether you need your best effort or least effort is decided by how much are you in His consciousness.
    A natural turning to the Higher Consciousness need not exert.
    The very best efforts are required when one knows of the Higher Help but his emotions do not naturally tend towards them.
    As in everything, here in this transformation also, knowledge is a great help.
    The real knowledge is power.
    What we detest is a formation for a purpose.
    That purpose will not be served unless it is in both the persons who meet, he who despises and the one despised.
    What is in the other person is only a reflection of what is in him. To detest one means to strengthen the vibration. To dissolve that vibration that comes from outside, one must go inside and find its correspondence. In oneself such a defect will not look like a defect, but something permissible or even enjoyable. Not to enjoy that in oneself is the first step which not even Gandhiji could qualify for. One may do so mentally, but the power is in the emotions. For the emotions not to enjoy what it likes, what is required is not knowledge of the Mind but emotional knowledge. Knowledge comes from experience; one should have experienced the knowledge of not enjoying this particular defect. It is not in one’s ego. With respect to this experience one should have given up his ego. One who has the urge to curse or even to be angry cannot attempt it until he overcomes them. It is all efforts from below. The power of transformation is not below; it has to come from above. The benefits of working from below may be Himalayan, still it is only quantitative. It does not have the quality of the above. Imagine a superstitious villager painstakingly gathering experiences over a lifetime. It can be got from a book in a trice. One is measuring the mountain by a scale while the other is Google earth taking a photograph. Sri Aurobindo asked Mother to tell Satprem that when it does happen, it will be far better than anyone’s imagination.
    Nalayini took her husband in a basket to his concubine. Imagine the husband doing the same thing to Nalayini. It is unimaginable.
    Transformation achieves that, if one goes to the Origin, or surrender to Mother who is in touch with the Origin. There are people who dislike non-vegetarian food. They for some reason take to it and come to like it. It is at the level of physical sensitivity. I am discussing here emotional, vital, cultural sensitivities. What is abhorrent in one culture is not so in another culture. It can be done, not from below, but from above. From below one can control, by discipline, not transform. Higher knowledge is capable of disciplining lower knowledge. Only light from above can change. Even for that social approval is necessary.
    The Internet is creating market conditions that compel one to change. Everyone changes and soon forgets the past. In the next generation no one remembers the past. So far so good. It is social transformation. Cultural transformation goes further. A lady of higher birth marrying willingly one of lower birth will find she does not conceive. Conception is subconscious. Resistance at that level is real, is insurmountable. In utter conditions of free choice, one with knowledge of the persons and circumstances, will be the complex dexterity of life in utilizing the freedom of the atmosphere. Nature lies beyond life in this case. Freedom is real when Nature is transformed into divine nature.
    What we see on the surface has its origin at different levels. Shyness, we said, is seen as pride.
    If the analysis continues, it ends up in some human traits. Some of them are petty triumph over a rival who either defeated you or was defeated.
    Even after total overwhelming success, the desire to humiliate the rival will be evergreen throughout life.
    It is not so much one’s characteristic as it is the general swabhava.
    Is it possible to get over it and other such vibrations.
    Each of these traits goes with other feelings, opinions, ambitions, etc.
    One loves popularity, loves to be thought of as a good Man.
    If one is a good Man, he can be that, but cannot expect others to recognize it. Everyone wants it and wants to deny it to all others.
    Good reputation comes to those who are not in the circle of the public.
    Nearness excites rivalry.
    One may meet another every day, but be psychologically separated.
    Jealousy is not excited by newcomers with wealth.
    Local people rising in wealth or status excites jealously.
    More than rising oneself, one has a greater urge to crush another.
    In such an atmosphere the victim develops strength and wins.
    But to inwardly overcome the intolerance is not possible as it issues out of a deeper general force.
    The best thing is prayer. It succeeds up to a great point.
    Beyond that one needs knowledge of the process of creation of jealousy.
    That emotionalised can weaken the reaction, not eliminate it.
    At this point surrender to Mother is possible.
    Less difficult is concentration to reach the Origin.
    In the course of these efforts, one may touch a chord of compassion.
    It can dissolve the petty vibration.
    These are lifetime efforts that end in frustration.
    Still frustration in this is better than success in social life. Patience at each level will reveal it is exhausted in seconds.
    Persistence has no alternative, Patience has no end.
    All these will help realise that as a method surrender is easier to undertake.
    It may be difficult to maintain, but it is worth its while.
    Darcy came as Bingley’s guest, ended up the evolutionary hero of Meryton, because he was idealistic, organised, had deep potentials of Truth.
    The British traders in India in the 18th century found themselves as helpless fugitives.
    They came here while the Mughal Empire was declining.
    It was a rule of military conquerors of an agriculture based nation.
    The English were from a democratic country for the purposes of trade, the future of the world.
    They were organised in their functioning as they represented Mind. India was vital.
    The helpless fugitives soon, by the circumstances, became effective rulers.
    It was the victory of Mind over the vital, trade over agriculture, organization over the unorganised.
    The role of Darcy was possible by his love of Elizabeth.
    She was lovable as she represented Mind, ideal, lively cheerfulness.
    She could represent Meryton as she was the daughter of Mrs. Bennet.
    Therefore she responded to Wickham.
    Without her roots in falsehood, she could not have elevated her whole family and indirectly Meryton.
    She was not an active initiator of the revolution.
    She was only a passive recipient of silent evolutionary benefits.
    Her embarrassments in Lambton fully represented what she came from and the flood of social graces pouring on her.
    The parallel with the British in India, if considered in the inverse, is exact.
    Darcy was weighty, rich, organized, and idealistic and was anxious to thrust all the luck on the poor girl.
    She was the helpless fugitive who turned into an effective conqueror.
    She was not expecting anything.
    He was thrusting everything.
    The British came for trade. Life thrust on them trade, power, Spirit, empire, wealth, fame, etc.
    It is natural when Spirit comes, prosperity too comes.
    The English paid total attention to our Scriptures and for that mere lifeless attention an empire all over the world came to them as they were already awakened in the Mind.
    Sri Aurobindo says they could have created the world government.
    They were rigid, worshipped dead forms, employed ruses to rule India.
    Their deathless courage and high administrative skills were rewarded.
    The sadhak’s capacity to go in is prevented by several things; desire to reply, win an argument, wreak vengeance, sense of justice and fair play, etc.
    An issue before us evokes our sense of justice.
    Even our prayers are impeded by a strong sense of justice.
    As long as one feels the injustice, the prayer will be for justice, not for Mother’s decision.
    Yearning for social justice one denies himself the justice of God — injustice.
    Darcy when abused never asked for social fairness, or justice or even rational treatment.
    It was not fair play he asked for. He only wanted to rise to her expectation.
    It was an attitude of surrender, a surrender that can be made only by the strongest whose strength increases by such surrender.
    Sense of justice is a human sense. Any human sense however exalted it is, is a bar to consecration.
    It will be an effective bar impossible to cross.
    An effective bar is consciousness organized at that level. To cross that, no consecration will do. First the organisation of consciousness must be dismantled so as to dissolve consciousness being knowledge; its dissolution can be only by higher knowledge.
    Of course faith of a higher order can overcome consciousness for a given purpose, not generally or fully.
    To Darcy, she was the embodiment of justice.
    As she had pronounced on him, she was the highest court of appeal for him.
    He began to implement her judgement in the spirit of the speaker.
    He sought only to do what she said.
    It being a creative atmosphere, it led to wider, higher goals for her family.
    The only excess he got in the bargain was the power to remove Wickham to a distance so that she would never be able to meet him for long.
    The view of romance is spiritual. Spirit is freedom, broad-mindedness.
    To accept stark injustice as justice is possible to a spiritual view.
    The romantic urge in him gave him a spiritual awakening. The spirit sees no defects in anyone.
    Hence this extraordinary sense of fair play to one who was anything but fair.
  2.       “Though little more than sixteen, her figure was formed.”
    The figure that forms depends upon the maturity of mind too.
    It is not the body that has developed a mind.
    It is the mind that acquired a body for its physical expression.
    Man is the embodied being of the soul. The soul is silently buried and allows the Mind and body to rule.
    The evolving soul sees the corresponding evolution in the Mind and the body.
    Rebirth is unnecessary if the body evolves as much as the soul needs.
    Human life is the soul’s adventure in Time in the surface Mind.
    Birth is the first mystery in life and death is the second mystery.
    Birth is the soul’s adventure in matter.
    Death is the victory of the soul over matter.
    Immortality is knowing the soul in Non-birth and Non-Becoming.
    It was the Vedic conception.
    To bring the Vedic conception as a reality in Matter and Time is our yoga.
    The Silent inactive Purusha of the tradition becomes the evolving active Ishwara.
    The supreme Ishwara is the state whose the force-soul and soul of consciousness are one.
    To discover the process of consciousness reaching the Superconscient is, He says, the supreme victory.
    Self-absorption is the third possibility of evolution.
    It creates the Superconscient and the Inconscient.
    They, by evolution, meet in the conscient, the Man.
    Man raises himself to the Transcendent.
    In reaching the Transcendent, he reaches the Supreme Ishwara through the Superconscient.
    Supramental evolution ends here.
    Beyond lies the Anandamaya Purusha and the other two Purushas.
    It is the Hour of God that made this evolution possible.
    Long years of slow Natural evolution can be abridged very much by long preparation.
    That results in the Hour of God.
    We see it in the life of the world, even in the life of a nation.
    One can see it in his own life.
    He came to earth to announce the arrival of God.
    Indian Freedom was one of its possibilities.
    India put herself at the disposal of the Japanese.
    India would have remained for centuries as a Japanese colony.
    In the Hour of God five hundred years of progress was abridged in fifty years for the world.
  3.        “her appearance womanly and graceful”. (P. 230)
    Angularities rounded off lead to a graceful appearance.
    In the involution, grace becomes ugly or angular.
    This is celestial grace.
    There is a further grace; it is evolutionary grace.
    Celestial grace, in its scheme of things, lets the evil live.
    Evolution evolves evil into Grace where the celestial grace becomes evolutionary grace.
    Sachchidananda has the option of expressing itself in its opposite.
    The Rishis knew of the One and the Many, not how one became the other.
    Sri Aurobindo says it came to pass when the One decided to objectify Himself.
    That process does not reveal itself to Mind.
    Only Supermind can know it.
    The Absolute becomes Maya, Sachchidanandam becomes Supermind, the comprehending Supermind becomes apprehending Supermind, all by the process of objectification.
    Objectification is the secret of creation. Spirit creates Time and Space by objectification.
    Existence creates Spirit and Truth by objectification.

    Atma, Purusha, Ishwara put out their powers Maya, Prakriti, Shakti by the process of objectification.
    Conceding the existence of Supermind and the process of objectification, the process of creation reveals to Man.
    Brahman-Maya is by self-conception, Purusha-Prakriti is by self-limitation, Ishwara-Shakti is by Self-absorption. The knowledge of these three possibilities completes what was begun by objectification seen by the Supermind, initiating the evolution of the Inconscient into Superconscient.
    The Supreme Discovery of Consciousness becoming Superconscient is by objectification as well as conception, limitation, absorption.
    Ignorance is an additional factor created by Mind’s self-forgetfulness so as to intensify the delight of Self-discovery.
    Hence Matter is the Delight of Being.
    Matter becoming the object of consciousness to itself again touches upon the secret of creation which is there at all stages.
    The process is completed by the creation of the surface Mind by the reversal of the subliminal.
    Mind enters into dividing substance and Time, creating the finite.
    Ego rises to possess the divided substance, Life and Mind, to create a separate existence.
    It is by concentration that Time becomes Timeless and by consecration Simultaneous Time.
    Elizabeth after the proposal moved from the vital to the mind.
    She started with the vital falsehood and was reinforced in it by Wickham.
    Darcy offered material grace to her through his vital to her vitally virulent falsehood.
    She vigourously rejected it, read the letter, moved to the mind.
    For giving up vital falsehood largely or essentially, Pemberley, the material grace came to her through his mentally acceptable good behaviour.
    Her own vital residue and his similar residues resulted in the disruption.
    Reading the letter, she became objective to recognize her defects.
    Refused by the lady, he became objective to know all her objections were valid.
    At these points she shed her ego a little.
    He shed his vital ego considerably.
    Moving to mind, giving up vital falsehood, Pemberley became real to her.
    Giving up vital, material Pemberley shows the possibility of becoming real.
    He puts up mentally acceptable behaviour to which she responds.
    Both were not enough to Life as their marriage was to be consummated in life.
    Her arrears and his arrears precipitated as elopement.
    He opened up further to accept the reality of his shortcomings in the substance.
    Life responded, he got them, got them married.
    At this point Elizabeth took an extraordinary step to persuade her father to invite the couple to the house.
    She was anxious to see Wickham.
    It created at first Bingley’s engagement, Lady Catherine’s abuse, her own knowing based on certain knowledge that he could not come back.
    Had she not taken initiative to meet Wickham, Lady Catherine’s abuse would not have been there.
    The anxiety, rather the knowledge, of fully losing all that she had gained at Pemberley crushed the vital falsehood sufficiently for Darcy to come again.
    Darcy’s great act of magnanimity of wanting not to let her know his act of generosity was the main force behind to complete the incomplete act.
  4. “She was less handsome than her brother”
    The bodily form expressed in lines is seen as handsomeness.
    Beauty is the objective form of Ananda as seen by the Mind.
    Ananda is the Self-experience of consciousness.
    Consciousness is the Self-awareness of the Being. Being is the personal aspect of the Impersonal Existence.
    Existence is the expression of the Absolute in its consciousness Maya.
    It is Maya’s first expression, the Absolute’s self-conception.
    The Absolute is a Self-existent Infinity that is Eternal.
    Even the attributes of infinity or eternity cannot be given to the Absolute.
    Attributes are of the Mind. Mind does not reach the Absolute.
    To conceive of the Absolute in Mind conception as a Mental activity should cease and reemerge as Self-conception.
    Mind that does not think, divide, organize is Supermind.
    Supermind can know the Absolute, though it is not the Absolute.
    The Absolute makes itself available to Supermind as a conception and perception.
    The Absolute is available at all levels for a different faculty as a different aspect.
    In the Inconscient the Absolute is there as something self-conscious.
    In each plane the Absolute is there on the higher plane.
    To be aware of the higher plane in any plane is awakening.
    Awakening is the privilege of the evolving soul.
    Man is awake as the animal, plant, mineral are not.
    In his awakening Man is endowed with choice.
    His exercising the choice is his being human.
    Exercising it rightly he is in the being.
    Exercising it wrongly he is in the Non-Being.
    Non-exercising Self-awareness is the aspiration for transformation.
    God enjoys the oscillations of the evolving soul as his Lila.
    He enjoys winning the lost soul.
    He greatly enjoys in losing the soul that delights in the loss.
    Sri Aurobindo calls it Taste of Ignorance.
    God enjoys knowledge as well as ignorance.
    Maybe He enjoys Ignorance more than the Knowledge. God enjoys in Darcy the right side, in Lydia the wrong side, in Elizabeth the oscillation.
    Man can enjoy his ignorance more fully even after emerging from it.
    Elizabeth after emerging from falsehood anxiously returns to it to fully enjoy it.
    Emerging knowledge is not readily established.
    The French Republic after its success lapsed into Empire.
    The exiled king was invited back to throne.
    Tamas swallowing the descending consciousness in 1956 is the crux.
    To be able to see that movement in us in its dynamism is a stage.
    It is a self-restoring resilience of possessiveness.
    Possessiveness possesses.
    That possession is the consent of the soul to the status quo.
    As Silence is the source of Energy, it is also the source of tamas.
    Even at that level there is a choice as self-awareness is never lost.
    Buddha extended it to the capacity of Mind to dissolve the soul.
    It is the self-awareness of the Mind that dissolves the constructions of the Mind.
    Shankara, says Sri Aurobindo, took the ego as the condition of cosmic existence, instead of seeing it as an intermediary.
    Government is our creation for an essential purpose, but is our creation.
    Man can dissolve the government and create a new government.
    Man creates the Government.
    Government is not the condition for Man to exist.
    Once Government is considered as the condition of existence, democracy, through that illusory door, becomes dictatorship as in USSR.
    Intellect, in spite of its pre-eminence, cannot serve the Divine.
    Secondary causes, ultimately, are self-defeating.
    Man who surrenders to Sakthi to fulfil himself finds Sakthi asserting.
    He has to pull her up at that stage.
    Sakthi in spite of her evolutionary role is a secondary cause.
    Ishwara is primary, He must keep his primacy.
    To see our own ego acting in ordinary affairs like that is the awareness of the infinitesimal of the Infinite.
    Capacity to allow Sakthi freedom is the capacity of Purusha to evolve.
    Social status is one such for all spiritual seekers.
    The sannayasi values the king seeking his advice.
    All sannyasis visit the court.
    Even after the elopement, Mrs. Bennet believes in going to Brighton.
    This is the rigid, entrenched physicality.
    Mr. Bennet who refuses to prevent Lydia going, decides to pay Mr. Gardiner, but lapses again in failing to appreciate Darcy’s magnanimity.
    One justification from Mr. Bennet for this is Darcy had mortally offended his pet Lizzy calling her ‘tolerable’ and refusing to dance.
    The only compromise Wickham made was to marry Lydia, otherwise he remained unrepentant.
    He came to Elizabeth through Lydia ostensibly because of poverty.
    It is his falsehood, still intact, trying to ruin Darcy through Elizabeth, coming to her.
    Just then it was not so much Wickham seeking her, as she in her new strong position desiring to enjoy Wickham’s falsehood.
    The role of inverted inferiority complex, the discovery of Western psychology, is the discovery of the West of the strength of entrenched evil in society.
    It is a spiritual progress of the West.
    Lord Krishna conceding the strength of Evil, resorted to ruses in the war.
    Elizabeth’s trace of triumph in seeing no regard in Bingley for Georgiana was impermissible as Bingley was still subservient to Darcy.
    In spite of this lapse which led to Caroline’s provocation, Elizabeth saw the magnificent cultural restraint of the Gardiners.
    Elizabeth who explained Wickham’s monetary transactions did so without exposing him.
    She did her utmost not to desert Wickham.
    For every such move of hers towards falsehood, Darcy made one more uncalled move towards higher truth, his demand for secrecy.
    In Mrs. Bennet we see the inflexible structure of low consciousness.
    Bingley belongs to that pattern.
    Darcy continuously moves up.
    Elizabeth with determination till the end chooses the side of falsehood.
    Her father moved once to decision, neutralized it by ingratitude.
    She vacillates as he vacillates.
    He did go either way.
    She was always choosing the false side.
    Moving to falsehood, one feels the self-righteousness.
    Moving to truth, one feels the disciplined effort.
    To value the one equally as the other is to have the right attitude.
    Darcy is oblivious of his effort.
    He knows Elizabeth and nothing else.
    At this stage for one who wants to make continuous progress, the rule is to seek a deeper knowledge.
    Emotional knowledge is deeper knowledge.
    Power of transformation issues out of the will desiring to surrender.
    All will is ill will.
    To emotionally recognize this truth, and see its incidence in oneself is sincerity.
    Emotional recognition of this fact and surrender releases energy while giving an emotional liberation.
    It is the saving grace.
    Still the dynamism of falsehood can pursue feebly in the shape of earlier promises being honoured.
    It never strikes us to consecrate the earlier promises.
    Consecration unfailingly acts changing the circumstances.
    It has grades.
    Consecration changes the other person, it changes our own understanding too.
    Still the choice remains. Life takes it up.
    Transformation is transformation of our will at its origin of its being a thought in the body.
    To say Let Thy will be done truly requires a formidable will.
    Darcy’s exercise on behalf of Wickham in the Court is the powerful remainder of Lizzy’s falsehood endorsed by the husband’s connivance.
    The wife being drawn to her husband’s concubine as both are centred in the husband, the husband’s attractions to the rival are known phenomena.
    That two hundred years ago Darcy was made to act by Jane Austen towards his own transformation shows the seeds of the 1956 descent then.
    Its reality can be seen only inside.
    Upward movement is an irresistible urge wholesome in one’s imagination.
    As he is heart whole, he is unable to see the above truths in himself.
    A man in his position will react vehemently.
    His vehemence would prove the truth inversely, ie, that he is attracted to his rival He who pleads for equality to all, virulently will deny it, when he is in power.
    This is the greatest of truth, greater than that of the inferiority complex.
    The missing tenth Man represents it.
    It is a physical illusion Mind can never see.
    To know where we are on the scale of one to nine in each event or attitude is a capacity to change or rather a possibility to change.
    Possibility becomes reality when the horse drinks.
    The horse that chooses to drink acquires self-awareness which is power itself.
    The study of Pride and Prejudice was taken up to explain Life Response and the principles of The Life Divine.
    This purpose will be better served if in the events of the story we discern possible human responses to a life situation and how ideals help him move towards the light.
    The higher the ideal, the greater is the help.
    Also as soon as a problem is solved, Man, we see, is anxious to go back to the consciousness of the problem.
    Such a study can be extended till we are face to face with the Marvel.

    • Caroline’s tirade against Elizabeth – A strong physical vibration is incapable of coming to an end at its perception of defeat.
      It exercises itself till its energy is exhausted.
    • Man is a creature of his ego and nature more than being mercenary, malicious, etc.
      Mr. Bennet’s taking the line of least resistance first and next exhibiting crass ingratitude.
      He moves to young men for Kitty and Mary readily.
    • Elizabeth who exerted herself after a two minute meeting with him at Pemberley to bring him back lapses into a social attitude of formality in denying the invitation to the house.
    • Man errs, God persists – Elizabeth refuses to expose Wickham fully; her aunt refuses to embarrass her with probing questions at the inn.
    • The most refractory physical can do positively is to retire into inaction – Mrs. Bennet becomes initially for a few minutes speechless.
    • In a positive atmosphere a negative initiative yields good results – Lady Catherine’s abuses complete the marriage.
      By an extraordinary fact of human honour, Darcy asks for secrecy of his role.
      Thus he removes the original ignorance.
      Still, the residual atmosphere acts negatively.
      Lady Catherine’s initiative removes the last obstacle.
      To him, it is the knowledge she would accept him.
      To her her “opinion” of a rejected Man’s incapacity to approach the same lady was a psychological barrier.
      By raising Elizabeth’s psychological confidence Lady Catherine cleared that impediment.
      Elizabeth could conceive of Darcy’s exertions in favour of Lydia however mortifying it was, could also concede his spending – she says he could afford – (but we do not know how she comprehended his secrecy); still she did believe that he could not marry into a family where a girl eloped.
      It is worth seeing how this impossible veil was removed by Lady Catherine, act of life that is determined to be an instrument of grace.
  5.          “but there was sense and good humour in her face”
    Character expressed in manners is temperament.
    Not all people are endowed with a formed character. The impersonal human nature taking personal form is character.
    It has a bodily, nervous, mental expression.
    The spirit too can be added.
    The form of the body is given by the parents at birth.
    In the first three months of the conception Savitri says there are the heavenly beings looking for suitable wombs to incarnate.
    In those first three months suitable beings from the circumconscient enter the womb.
    The bodily form is fixed, though its fixative character is not absolutely final, its directing influence is great, especially as the person grows up into Manhood.
    In the months of her conception, tradition knows, her cheerfulness is valuable.
    In Indian tradition it is celebrated as Seemandham, Valaikappu, a small function at home.
    Obviously the mother’s cheerfulness is a major contributing factor in the forming temperament of the child.
    In this her subconscious is a major determinant.
    A woman is more fulfilled at the birth of the first child than at her wedding.
    After the birth attention to the child is of utmost external importance, while the subconscious influence of the atmosphere reinforces the bodily formation of character.
    Of these, the greatest significance is to freedom.
    Privilege is the safeguard of freedom.
    One’s freedom finds vital expression in the freedom he enjoys and feels.
    That freedom is primarily spiritual.
    In whichever plane freedom is given, its effect on the child is spiritual.
    Presence of property is security. Affection felt activates the inner joy.
    Affection expressed towards the child, organizes the inner joy.
    Good humour is the involuntary expression of that joy.
    Lydia’s boisterous good humour is the result of being well fed and excessively pampered by a foolish mother incapable of cultured affection expressed as intense silent affection.
    One overflows as energy, the other settles down as sense.
    Sense is the base, sensibility is the outer form.
    Pemberley has a tradition that seeps down to all children through all its members, visitors, servants and onlookers.
    At the age of sixteen, youth are guileless, expansive, expressive of good will.
    Temperament expresses character in manners, I said.
    Substance expresses itself as work in life.
    By itself it is without ego, as it is subconscient matter.
    Should one’s ego soak down to that depth, it is most difficult to get rid of it practically.
    Theoretically when one is awake enough to turn to the supramental consciousness enveloping him around, in a trice the ego disappears.
    After the descent of 1956, Man, particularly the devotee, has that celestial opportunity.
    Georgiana’s substance is mainly the substance of Pemberley.
    That was why Wickham, steeped in that atmosphere, was able to approach her.
    It is for the same deeper reason Life brought Darcy a day early.
    The Divine Hand was seen in Pemberley twice a day early.
    Life is organised in such a way that one Man’s gain is another Man’s loss.
    Even at an earlier stage of the divine life, life is organised in such a fashion that one Man’s gain is the gain of every other Man.
    In all acts of good will, one sees the principle.
    Darcy preventing Wickham from elopement with Georgiana was good for the future of Wickham.
    Wickham’s evil did not see it.
    In Lydia marrying, Darcy could easily see his own GOOD.
    The American retailer saw a glimpse of it in customer satisfaction.
    Internet sees it more often in more and more ways of work or business.
    Good will at the height of its selfless self-giving can readily see that anything good is his own good.
    Can we think of a work organisation for the world where one Man’s good is every Man’s gain?
    Conceiving the coordination, attitudes, strategies of such an organisation in one’s own life, one finds his consciousness rising to Her consciousness.
    Her consciousness generates such an organisation.
    It requires a genius of the negative type to see there the old intensities of one’s gain is the loss of all others.
    Caroline conceived of Darcy’s appreciation as a fatal blow to her as well as irretrievable loss.
    Had she taken the view of Elizabeth towards Jane, she could have conceived that a better Man than Darcy would seek her.
    She did not know the rule, nor could she believe it.
    Such an attitude in Elizabeth converted the problem of Jane’s wedding or Lydia’s life into an opportunity for her whole family.
    A higher attitude converts a problem into an opportunity.
    A lower attitude converts an opportunity into a problem.
    Mrs. Bennet, on the arrival of Bingley and the possibilities for Jane, began to spread her wings, expanding her ego that energized the elopement.
    The threat of famine in 1965 by a higher attitude of self-sufficiency, solved the food problem, brought prosperity to rural parts, awakened the self-respect of the Indian, and in several districts led to a minor wave of industrial revolution.
    A similar attitude of USSR in 1945, an attitude of self-reliance, made her into a super-power for forty five years.
    USA responded to the Japanese competition similarly and raised her market strength. The spreading complementary currency has that great potential.
    Its most important value is its capacity to create hundred or thousand times wealth.
    In 1933, in Worgl, thirteen times wealth was created in fourteen months.
    Now that Money travels faster, passes through organisations that penetrate life more fully, their amplitude of integration cannot stand comparison with 1933.
    The world’s wealth can multiply a thousand times.
    Before multiplying it, one has to make Money a positive instrument.
    If done, it would be like the introduction of universal education after 1800.
    It’s greater value will be the fact of opening the eyes of the world to similar possibilities of multiplying education, health, insurance, communication and transport.
    It will be a world where no one thinks of MONEY as no one thinks food now in the West.
    The world will forget the material needs of all types and turn its Mind towards well-being.
    Welfare will be replaced by well being.
    In time it will be the spiritual well being of all.
    Then Man will realize his own well being entirely depends upon the well being of ALL.
    Epidemics in any part of the town are dangerous.
    Poverty, disease, jealousy are as contagious in the spiritual plane as infectious diseases in life.
    Then it will be easy to see the necessity of removing the bases of all human deficiencies.
    Early in the 20th century when great thinkers conceived of such a utopia, the world was in the grip of the physical ego that craved for self-destruction.
    Today it is destroyed and the instrument of an abundance of Money is there to complete the process of welfare.
    It can enable us to initiate the process of well being.
    The paths are twofold.
    The advanced section in any field helping the backward section is the normal human rule, as the Marshall Plan did.
    Man is advanced enough in his emotions to extend that help with a generosity informed by the awareness of his own good.
    Marshall Plan, though received as generosity served to stifle the self-reliance of the recipient nations.
    Each nation in its constitution as we saw in USSR of 1945, has enough potentials to create wealth.
    Not only that, the rule is when you come to spirit, one has to discover one’s own spirit.
    Darcy did it to Mr. Bennet’s family. Mr. Bennet was not aware of Darcy’s attitude at all.
    Several devotees who are distantly related to Mother have realized in their own lives inconceivable prosperity.
    Only that they are aware of the prosperity, not its source.
    A conscious devotee, actuated by Good will, faith in Mother, remembering Her all the time before he acts, will see his life expand inwardly like that.
    Should he choose, it will express itself likewise outwardly.
    The basic qualification is utter truthfulness.
    There is no compromise.
    All that the devotee should do is to shift to Mother’s values from human values.
    The main culprit in the Mind is the Will.
    Ill will is there fully below the surface of good behaviour.
    Should one suspect this truth, he can pray for the transformation of ill will into good will.
    The enormous energy released will speak for itself.
    This is so as, Mother says, all will is ill-will. Such prayers are quickly forgotten or resisted sometimes.
    Good will which has the spiritual knowledge that the GOOD of one depends upon the GOOD of everyone else should be our goal.
    To hold the excess of Spirit, knowledge, information, power, wealth, etc.
    when others need it and are willing to receive it, is not permissible.
    One accumulates what he can, not because he needs it all.
    One does not produce tons of paper all for his own consumption.
    Nothing can be held in excess without creating indigestion and destroying what is so held.
    No excess breath can be so held, even if it is nourishing.
    We must be able to understand jealousy as an upward social movement in the plane of psychology.
    We cannot feed it. It is dangerous.
  6.       “Her manners were perfectly unassuming and gentle.”
    The capitalist, the aristocrat, the monarch, the rich man, the priest, the dominating male, the fundamentalist, the terrorist, the dictator are today reactionaries.
    Spiritually ego is an eternal bar.
    Historically each one of them was a positive social instrument once.
    Now all of them have become anachronistic obstacles.
    The entire culture in any country is with the aristocracy of one type or the other.
    All the Money society needed was earned by the rich men.
    While Britain and France were at war the Rothchilds in Paris were negotiating British bills.
    All the knowledge in any country was once found among the priests.
    Today the scientists are the priests of knowledge or expertise.
    Royalty in any country possesses the art of handling power in times of peace – diplomacy.
    In one of the most complicated historical situations at the time of transfer of power to India, it fell to the lot of a member of Royalty to deliver the goods.
    The terrorist is the embodiment of self-sacrifice.
    The fundamentalist is the personification of unflinching loyalty to a cause.
    It was a dictator who accomplished in 3 years the work of 3 centuries – a work that put the nations on an administrative basis of equality – when Napoleon gave the world the values of the French Revolution.
    Perfectly unassuming manners of Georgiana was developed over centuries starting as an unseemly assertion of superiority.
    Gentleness began similarly, especially among women, centuries ago as a vulgar exhibition of exclusive superiority.
    Those who have consciously tried to lower their voice know how long it took as well as what inner effort it demanded.
    They know the value of knowledge – loud voice is boorish, destroys accomplishment – in such an effort.
    In Darcy we also see how, a slight deviation in one generation, renders these high values into selfish meanness.
    In him we see an extraordinary change of these low values into high values of a gentleman, because those potentials were there.
    Imagine Mrs. Bennet behaving like Mrs. Gardiner.
    Or Wickham acquiring the high values of Darcy.
    The treatment of war prisoners is an index of a nation’s culture.
    Social culture travels both ways from society to the Individual and vice versa.
    Capacities travel from the collectivity to the Individual.
    Values go to the collectivity from the Individual.
    Often the good and bad, collective and Individual, are found mixed.
    Looting was the privilege and prerogative of armies of earlier centuries.
    Upto the 19th century the Admiral, the officers, ratings shared the loot according to a formula.
    Looting remained upto second world war.
    Suspension of fighting during X’mas, saving the lives of enemy soldiers was developed as a culture over time.
    The life of the ambassador was held sacred mostly, Shivaji betrayed it.
    Hospitality was an age-old culture all over the world.
    It is Individuals who excel in courtesy or err.
    For a particular cultural habit to come to stay in a whole nation without any rare exception also, is difficult.
    There are always lapses in spite of the heights.
    The military General came under civil authority before 100 or even 150 years.
    In the second world war, still, we saw MacArthur defying Truman get dismissed.
    Such expressions of culture form the basis of humanity, or human goodness.
    It expresses in speech, dress, gestures, poises, attitudes etc.
    When the chairman of Ford company met the Prime Minister of India he sat cross legged, absence of elementary courtesy, not known to a person of that level.
    The English King who kept company with his Muslim guest on his pouring his coffee into the saucer was praised all over for his gentlemanly behaviour.
    Culture rises in height when it condones known lapses.
    King George V could not restrain himself from asking Gandhiji why he did not wear clothes.
    We see friendship and hypocrisy going hand in hand by the exigencies of power as Hindi – Chini bhai bhai following the invasion of the Indian borders.
    Surely culture is not a short term product.
    Does it mean it will take long centuries for the uncultured nations to acquire culture?
    It must be evaluated taking into account the following ideas:
    As many other things, culture is not always indispensable.
    Skills, capacities, abilities and talents take generations to be acquired.
    Culture takes a longer time, unconscionably longer time.
    History, civilization, culture are graded products.
    They are acquired by ascent or descent or partial descent.
    The ascent is accompanied by a descent at every level.
    Hour of God is likely to arise in any nation at any time.
    It is always by a great descent especially from spirit.
    It can also be by a willingness to draw upon the lost spirit.
    Partial descents are accomplished mainly by education, secondarily by power or Money.
    Apart from ascent and descent there is horizontal movement of cultural forces occasionally proving to be very powerful by migration, emigration, institutions integrating with earlier institutions, knowledge travelling across the border.
    Compelling necessity condenses capacities into culture.
    To comprehensively understand culture and its spread or growth, one tries to know the same things about skills or capacities.
    Money is a unique medium that combines, when such combinations are possible capacities and culture.
    Thus a new sub-culture evolves.
    Trade is the field eminently meant for it.
    The Indians who met the Englishmen found the necessity of communicating without a knowledge of the language.
    It requires immediately vast new capacities.
    This is generally a field for degeneration, but those who are positive on both sides made the progress of several generations and create a new species of the population.
    They were the agents of cross-culture.
    It is this minority of population that exercised in our scripture like accomplished scholars.
    In those days the saying was one who knows English can fully take care of his family.
    It is accomplished outside the structure – for both.
    One Englishman of this description preferred study of Vedas to being the viceroy of India.
    It is a study of culture as growth of societies.
  7.       “Elizabeth expected to find in her an acute unembarrassed observer.”
    Elizabeth expected too much in a young girl as she was flustered.
    Acute observation belongs to advanced age interested in everything.
    Observation is the result of experience or pressing present need.
    Embarrassment comes out of new or artificial situations.
    Human imagination is fertile.
    It is capable of expecting anything.
    After his first pleasant encounter, this is the second meeting.
    Her Mind in unformed, she does not know what to expect.
    In such a condition of the Mental, energy will be absorbed to take the correct Mental poise.
    In that condition even ordinary thinking sinks to the level of an unintelligent person.
    In a mature Mind that lapse does not arise. She is very young.
    Her own Mind has not had a great cultural environment to be enriched.
    Whatever enrichment she got from her father was to overcome that of her mother.
    Her own father was sarcastic, retiring, petty, not mentally resourceful.
    Nor do we see any other Mental influence around her.
    She was conscious of a boor in Darcy and a booby in Bingley whose arrival she awaited.
    She did not know of the arrival of Bingley.
    But his presence in the team can influence her Mind.
    Though the Gardiners rose to the occasion, they are by no means people by whom she could feel reassured in such a situation.
    Suppose at that moment she had thought of her mother being there in the place of her aunt, her Mind would have ceased to work.
    The circumstance is a minor adventure to her inexperienced Mind.
    Man is trained for any profession.
    Life is a profession into which man enters without training.
    Marriage is a commitment where he takes the training after the decision is taken.
    It is not only true of arranged marriages but love marriages too.
    In either case the reality of marriage reveals only after the event.
    In this respect marriage serves as significant landmark of life.
    The characteristic of life is experience precedes education.
    This is so as intuition is involved in the act that represents life.
    In the lower plane of matter, education is often, perhaps always through annihilation or inescapable punishment.
    A non-swimmer drowns, electricity shocks or kills.
    Life awakens the deeply buried soul like that.
    It is a profound truth of existence that pursues Man upto the Absolute.
    e.g. Opportunities in life around do not reveal unless sought after.
    The closest intimacy to a guru or scripture is no guarantee of learning it.
    The Rishis who saw the ultimate truths – sarvam Brahman – did not pursue it.
    Its inverse phenomenon is the unpopularity of great souls in their neighbourhood or in their lifetime.
    Jealousy of a rich man is the aspiration of the common man.
    Wickham’s scandals are his aspiration to status and wealth.
    As we address a deaf man loudly, a false poor man aspiring for Truth and wealth uses the language of scandal.
    Surely his praises will not reach the rich man, his scandal will.
    A cantankerous spouse is an instrument of perfection.
    Especially when the husband seeks psychological fulfillment from the wife, she not only withholds it but stings at that point the offending aspect of his character.
    No one else can do him that service this effectively.
    When another does he can avoid them, not the wife.
    In spite of her offence, as Elizabeth did, his seeking her is the redeeming aspect of life in him.
    During the centuries of male domination, the wife managed to make him listen to her.
    That is the power of his need for her.
    Such is the resourcefulness of women or human nature in the most impossible circumstances.
    A few centuries ago for a simple lapse man was in a position to lose his head.
    The fact he survives today to enjoy the freedom of a modern society shows the huge reservoir of social capacity buried under his feet.
    The evolution of the supramental being that is inconceivable becomes conceivable when we know these buried energies and capacities are to come to the surface reversed.
    Americans catching up with Europe and excelling them to become world leaders is possible because unconsciously they draw upon this energy partially.
    In ignorance evolution is the discovery of the unknown. In knowledge it is the bringing out of the known.
    This being the first such experience for Elizabeth, she has to discover a new behaviour.
    Hence the embarrassment.
    Her aunt is a seasoned person of ingrained culture.
    To her it is not a new situation.
    She knew the response she had to give.
    She knew, her culture tells her, her niece would be embarrassed by her wishing to know of her relationship with Darcy.
    Hence she refrained.
    It was an experience of bringing out the known behaviour.
    Delight in its evolution passes through three stages.
    The first is insensitivity, the next is pain and pleasure and the last is delight.
    The ascetics refused pleasure as it comes with pain.
    The Vedic Rishis surrendered their ego thus receiving pain and pleasure with equal sensation.
    The third is transformation which, for the human being, is not easy.
    Elizabeth was indifferent to Darcy till he proposed.
    Now, she is no longer indifferent.
    She is willing to surrender herself to the situation and receive all the embarrassment, provocation, praise in silent equality.
    Transformation is not in her power, nor she is contemplating it.
    Mr. Bennet, faced with a great obligation to his brother-in-law of several thousand pounds decided like the Vedic Rishis to surrender to the situation with equality.
    Life accepted his surrender and paid his debt of honour on his behalf.
    It was Darcy who decided to transform himself, the abuse into a blessing.
    That abuse did become a blessing to him making him a true gentleman.
    Surely, what Darcy did is not possible for all of us.
    Even the great decision of Mr. Bennet, though not unheard of in life, is not within the reach of the common man.
    Bingley, in his turn, in his own way, surrendered to his situation and was fully rewarded likewise.
  8.         “Elizabeth was much relieved by discerning such different feeling”
    Fear, tension, oppression, responsibility offer relief when removed.
    This is how the low consciousness rises.
    In that sense everything has an evolutionary role to play.
    Relief from each differs from the other.
    Language has not found all those words.
    It means such reliefs have not become real in life compelling the birth of a word.
    The word compromise indicates Man was no longer physically offensive and wants to transact business without quarrelling.
    There is no Tamil equivalent for compromise, as society is not yet really evolved to that level of civilization.
    Also non Tamil words ‘maththiyastham’ have met such need as non-Tamil kings were there for seven hundred or eight hundred years.
    Gratitude is not yet born as when the problem is solved, the consequent relief absorbs all the energy, leaving no energy to feel gratitude.
    No Man can do anything for which there is not sufficient energy.
    Self-employment is sought by those who abound in energy of action.
    As long as one seeks survival, energy shrinks by submission.
    Only when there is excess energy the idea of self-employment will occur.
    Energy in excess is essential, but it is not enough.
    It needs to be directed to become a force of accomplishment.
    Force is different from force of accomplishment.
    Force is energised by the commitment to goal.
    That needs to be supplemented by organisation which converts it into power of accomplishment.

    Gratitude is as much an accomplishment as self-employment.
    We enjoy a multitude of things – food, dress, conversation, affection, etc.
    As we take all these for granted, we give no thought to their formation.
    Elizabeth was in an intimidating fresh situation that was extremely inviting.
    Intimidation and interest combined to give embarrassment.
    To her, it was a great relief to find a girl who was not acute like her brother.
    Should she find Georgiana otherwise, there would be no relief; her embarrassment would develop into intimidation which was enough for her not to want to marry Darcy. We know how much she despised Caroline.
    To think deeply till one reaches the root principle belongs to the aristocracy of thought.
    Elizabeth had done a lot of this.
    It made Darcy perceive in her an extraordinary faculty of brightness of eyes.
    Aristocracy of thought precedes aristocracy of culture of knowledge.
    The world shuns aristocracy and puts a premium on equality.
    Equality need not be sought by shunning aristocracy.
    The truth is all the noble values are found only in aristocracy and royalty but are found mixed with their opposite of hypocrisy, insincerity, etc.
    Aristocracy of values arose out of wealth.
    Wealth has its coarse aspects.
    When wealth is lost, one pretends to its earlier values.
    Can we have aristocratic values unmixed with their opposites?
    One who has unmixed truth can have it.
    Presently society tries to develop wealth by capacity.
    Therefore the values when acquired are mixed.
    Acquiring wealth by values will give us unadulterated values.
    Can we think of a society like that?
    The present value in India is survival.
    Hence Man aims at the minimum. Even in the West the aim is economic welfare.
    It is not a value that can be unmixed.
    All over the world, society enjoys a political, economic order.
    In an ethical or spiritual society which will be an ethical or spiritual order, Money cannot have a vitiating effect.
    Societies have been military based, monarchy based. Now it is democratic.
    Culture comes from wealth, education, experience.
    In a poor country like India, the prime need is prosperity.
    Elizabeth will be a great study for us, if we choose her life for analysis.
    Should we study all the characters in the story, we may know much of the essentials of the society.
    She started with ‘tolerable’.
    Any other girl, after that experience, would forget balls for a long time.
    She survived it by Mental strength which at once communicated to him in the next ball as her fine eyes.
    She is the daughter of not only Mr. Bennet, but Mrs. Bennet.
    The distance between the loud mouthed mother and the lively daughter is great.
    During her stay at Netherfield, she masterly defended Bingley against Darcy.
    In response to such a move, Darcy openly showed his preference to Elizabeth.
    Caroline, who was thus put down, saw that, not the Elizabeth who was offended earlier.
    She was not seeking relief here.
    She was trying to convert ‘tolerable’ into an indirect triumph.
    She made him foolishly defend pride of a superiority of Mind that provoked a laughter in her about his naiveté – she turned away to hide a smile.
    As a further compensation, he offered to waltz which she refused.
    Next at Hunsford, he made several silent embarrassing awkward visits.
    All that ended up in a proposal and refusal and a letter.
    The letter made her introspect and removed one prejudice against him.
    At Pemberley she opened to it, her very being split open to its depth.
    Georgiana’s introduction was offered.
    Now that she had accomplished so much positively, a shrewd Georgiana could destroy this edifice.
    Hence the embarrassment and consequent relief.
    Ordinarily we miss this long weighty background that made the situation complex.
    Complexity is fine intricacy of detail.
    We certainly do not see this much complexity when Georgiana met her.
    Behind each act of life, there is so much.
    We make light of or even forget Lydia’s ‘He will choose me’.
    How can we know the inverse significance of Lydia’s interference in the reading?
    She does not catch our attention even when ‘Wickham’ was dropped so often when she met her sisters at the inn.
    Only when she acted we take note of it.
    Man, says Savitri , does not see till the work is over.
    God grows in life while Men sleep.
    Relief is a wide subject when every type of relief is considered.
    Prior to relief there is expectation, need, desire.
    Relief of each type differs from others.
    Each relief has a different consequence. Each relief transforms into different aspects.
  9. Darcy bringing his sister and Bingley without his sisters is a new turn.
  10. The atmosphere of cordiality is preserved.
  11. Bingley remains the same forever.
  12.       “Darcy told her Bingley was also coming”
    Because of the sudden departure from Netherfield, she was uncomfortable in meeting Bingley.
    The initial relief of seeing Georgiana guileless, was soon about to be compensated by seeing Bingley.
    She had not pardoned Bingley for being a boneless wonder, though she had not made a complaint of it.
    He was not even bold enough to mention Jane’s name.
    It was not out of delicacy, but out of fear of Darcy.
    In spite of his love for Jane, he was not bold enough to aspire for marriage with her.
    Patronage was paramount.
    When survival is threatened, people submit.
    Here it is not loss of survival, but the gain of status.
    In that sense, Bingley was no desirable character.
    Jane married him not for his face or character, but for his wealth.
    Even for her, there was no proposal till she was twenty three.
    All her beauty could not get her a husband.
    It is not as if she received unacceptable proposals and she rejected them.
    None of the girls ever received any proposal.
    Monetary value of a marriage proposal is an overriding social reality which cannot be mitigated by good looks or soft speech.
    In such a circumstance – of no proposal to anyone – that a first possible proposal of this magnitude arrived is something to be noted.
    No one in the story seemed to take this factor into consideration at all.
    In any century, Christopher Sly’s behaviour is the rule.
    Devotees who look back will discover everything that had happened to them is of this character.
    E.g. An occasion to understand The Life Divine is such a gift of grace, when no one is able to follow the book.
    What does this understanding mean? It cannot be evaluated in worldly terms.
    What is the realm of knowledge into which such an understanding takes? Any devotee initially understands that
    • the world is created by the Supermind, not the mind.
    • Karma is not inevitable.

    Think in non-worldly terms about this understanding.
    Whatever the level of understanding, these give him the freedom from Mind.
    Imagine a Man in monarchy getting freedom from it.
    Think of a Muslim woman gaining such freedom. Education gives freedom from superstition to a village boy.
    We think of worldly life, not the higher life.
    No Hindu, no Muslim, no Christian can ever dream of such a freedom.
    Should he get it, it must be by tapas.
    For that tapas to give them the result, they must have this knowledge.
    We know Catholics in England and Protestants in France till recently were not equal before law, nor the legally emancipated Negroes in USA were social equals there.
    Whether they know it or not, coming to Mother, their lives are free from karma, their souls can make a progress in aspiring for the higher consciousness.
    People wonder about Cuba, China, Vietnam, nuclear proliferation after 1956.
    The three decade freedom fight of Vietnam should make the Indians wake up to their own transfer of freedom.
    Imagine the prophesy of FAO.
    Had it come true, what could we do? These are external events.
    How our souls and inner life are open to higher consciousness, we certainly cannot imagine.
    We certainly are not thinking of the Internet, television and cell phones when we use them.
    There are things unseen by us, unknown to us.
    Tragedy averted, luck received are not things that Man thinks of for long.
    After Bingley’s proposal it was readily taken for granted.
    After Darcy’s proposal, for Mr. Bennet it was a pleasant joke – a joke for Mary and Kitty.
    Can we now wake to the Supergrace that is pressing down?
  13.        "She had barely time to express her satisfaction”
    Here her lack of time is lack of ability, poise, energy and disposition.
    Her being able to see Georgiana and Bingley is grace to her.
    Their coming to her is supergrace.
    Supergrace is not something greater in quantity or even quality.
    Grace is usually what we expect as a result.
    Supergrace is something not in the usual procedure, or law or something within the realm of possibility.
    A girl seeking a groom and getting one is grace.
    Contrary to custom, his coming to her seeking her is supergrace.
    Something that is not heard of, his offering to meet the expenses, is such. In these cases, it is not the result that is important.
    What is important is the knowledge of the beneficiary of how it happened.
    In worldly terms, that knowledge helps its recurrence.
    In spiritual terms, the material result is the expression of a spiritual inner realization, often unseen.

    It is well being, not welfare we seek.
    It is spiritual well being.
    Spiritual well being is called சுகம் Sukam.
    Sukam is the fourth term of which Samata is the third, Santhi the second.
    Sukam is inner spiritual ease.
    Sukam succeeds spiritual accomplishment.
    Naturally Sukam is far ahead of material accomplishment.
    Seeking material accomplishment ends there.
    Seeking Sukam includes material accomplishment.
    Should one expect it, life and more so the Spirit, on occasions, is capable of giving the end result excluding the material reward.
    Spirit is not thus spiteful.
    The mental expectation has that character.
    All great accomplishments arrive unexpected.
    Expectation activates the memory which remembers the result before it is accomplished, thus robbing a little of the energy of accomplishment.
    Still, in many great accomplishments we see expectation fully rewarded.
    Here the spiritual reward changes into material one.
    In Man saying ‘Thy Will be done’, it is more important to say ‘Not my will’ as one’s own will acts as above.
    One’s will is there as long as his Mind, vital, body are there.
    The brain is the body of the Mind.
    Mind may fall silent.
    It does not mean the brain too is silent.
    The silence of the Mind makes us believe that the brain too is silent.
    The silence, however powerful it is, lasts only a short time.
    When silence is thus withdrawn or thins, one can see afresh the activity of brain.
    Thoughts involuntarily will be seen rising from the brain.
    This can be overcome as long as the silence of the Mind is there.
    The faculties of Mind are about a dozen.
    Each faculty has a structure.
    It can fall silent which is silence to us, but unless the structure of that faculty dissolves that silence is not lasting.
    Silence of one faculty does not ensure silence of another.
    Obviously the general influence of silence of any faculty is there on all, especially on the related faculties.
    Imagination and memory are related faculties.
    Discrimination and imagination are not directly related faculties.
    The sum of all mental faculties will not represent Mental Silence as the sum of the parts is not equal to the whole.
    Below the Mind are the vital and the physical, each more powerful than the preceding one. Silence is a great realization, not easy to achieve.
    For the purposes of saying Let Thy Will be done, we cannot and need not wait for the Silence of the whole embodied being.
    One cannot certainly mistake an absorbing silence however rich it is as the ultimate Silence. Hence the importance of Not My Will.
    The only possible protection is to catch the thought of our will or urge like initiative as soon as it rears its head and consecrate it.
    All Mother’s ultimate methods are available to ALL and to one at all levels of his yoga.
    The principle involved here can be stated in more than one way, but it is difficult to believe any version as the belief requires a commensurate knowledge.
    That knowledge looks self-contradictory.
    To understand; accept and appreciate such knowledge one should start with accepting contradictions are complements.
    As the contradictions deepen our faith cannot be easily sustained.

    Several versions of this principle.
    • The highest power is available for the smallest Man.
    • Results are not at the end of a long process. They can emerge at any level.
    • What takes long years or months can be had instantaneously.
    • The power lies not so much in the method as in the sincerity.
    • Sincerity being the vibration of Real-Idea yields results.
    • There is no seniority in devotees; there is a grade of sincerity.
    • Sincerity takes several poises adapting itself to the energy required as well as the strength required.
    • Those who comprehend the essence of these versions will never be disappointed.
    • Disappointment is in store only to those who mistake the outer appearance for the inner content.
    • Any devotee however fresh he is, can seek the ultimate result at least in one item of work with commensurate sincerity.
    • One achievement however grand it is, does not by itself assure results in other areas without commensurate efforts there.
    • Importance is for opening, sincerity, receptivity.
    • It is a superstition to believe great results are not for me, it is for great people.
    • The idea of a great devotee itself is a superstition.
    • That is why we always see essential arrears of work in senior devotees and newcomers achieving vastly. It does not prove anything except the rule variously explained above.
    • Effectivity of the consecration depends upon
      • Depth of the consecration
      • Comprehension of the problem.
      • Absence of mental reservations.
      • Intensity of the consecration.
      • Thoroughness of the consecration of the problem.

    We can embark on a more minute analysis of this meeting, the conversation of people, the emotions they felt, more importantly the emotions they hid.
    These can be reviewed 1) in terms of the immediate tragedy, 2) final comedy.
    Bingley’s visit was a boon to her. She could at this point know of his interest in Jane.
    Georgiana and Bingley together were too much for her to handle.
    She hardly had energy to meet both the situations.
    The story is one of Darcy’s love for Elizabeth and till the end she never had one symptom of love for him.
    Her love was for Wickham.
    She had once said whether married or single he would be a model young man for agreeable amiable behaviour.
    It meant she loved him to distraction.
    Of course her common sense told her she could not marry him.
    At this point like Laura, she never wanted him to marry another.
    It is a characteristic human situation described as dog in the manger.
    Another is that of Phineas who after winning the election, wanted his rival to go to jail.
    Christians say vengeance is for God.
    Indians say that another Man’s karma is not our concern.
    We forget Phineas and his rival are of the same plane.
    Man’s sense of self-righteousness wants another to be punished for the same consciousness – not crime – as his, with the result Phineas went to jail.
    Self-righteousness of low consciousness is self-inflicted punishment.
    Low consciousness rises to higher consciousness by denouncing a crime in others which he is capable of.
    He disapproves of that crime in others, not in himself.
    He disapproves of the expression of the act not the consciousness of the act.
    Sincerity at that level makes one a gentleman.
    Athos was a gentleman at that level.
    He made the further mistake of helping Mordaunt.
    To be sincere in consciousness without being vulnerable is strength of consciousness.
    It comes from spiritual purity.
    Athos is the most perfect gentleman literature depicts.
    Udishtra is another.
    Earlier I wrote about sincerity.
    Superiority prevents sincerity.
    Sense of superiority will have power for one who is successfully egoistic.
    For one who tries to accept Mother, tries to overcome ego, sense of superiority will bring punishment.
    Phineas was so punished.
    No one is punished for another’s crime.
    It is an integral truth that one receives what he wants to give. When prayer reaches intensity the problem is solved, or one is shown where he is to change.
    The change of attitude solves all problems that appear to be external.
    Change of consciousness appears to wipe off all problems arising from inside.
    Not to wish for revenge is essential, as it will come back on us.
    It will be followed by frustration.
    Not to be frustrated when you prevent yourself from wishing for revenge is more frustrating.
    At this point knowledge of frustration helps.
    Frustration is weakness desiring great acts.
    It will only recoil.
    It is the law of recoiling.
    Elizabeth may not find Bingley a bad character.
    She does find him unpardonably weak.
    What she does not complain against, her subconscious will complain of.
    According to the rules of subconscious reaction, it is possible to say her meeting Bingley led to the news of elopement.
    For anything to accomplish at any level, particularly at a higher level, PATIENCE is necessary in great measure.
    She has embarrassment.
    Absence of patience is unable to support the right behaviour which is embarrassment.
    Patience needs energy in great increasing quantities.
    Energy that comes from action is liveliness.
    For an accomplishment at a higher level, energy should come from Silence.
    That energy leads to quiet efficiency.
    Elizabeth always felt that Wickham was superior to Darcy and she too thoughtlow of Darcy’s manners, till she saw Pemberley.
    Spirit is superior to Mind, but Spirit is humble, egoless.
    To know that she was superior to Darcy is inescapable.
    To feel that she was superior is assertion of ego.
    Of course, the very knowledge, one can say, gives the superiority feeling.
    Not the knowledge by itself but the feeling (No. 2) in it does so.
    All great spirits are truly humble.
    Her self-awareness of superiority, her formal social attitude, her lack of energy to meet the situation were the real culprits.
    Sincerity to the Spirit is egoless, pleasant, humble, QUIET.
    In our own life the fact is to be Mother’s devotee is a superior status.
    Our job is to feel really not superior egoistically.
    The question is how to do it.
    To know humility of emotions is sincerity to Spirit helps.
    Further any sense of importance is a weakness — a psychological weakness.
    One who is not weak has no need to assert, to exhibit, even to know he is superior.
    Really superior people over the generations forget their superiority.
    What they do by efflux of time, we must be able to do by the richness of Her consciousness.
    It is only the inferior that, by his weakness, feels superior.
    He has a need to feel superior.
    Going one step more inwardly blunts the edge of such assertion.
    Knowing superiority is really inferiority, acquiring a shade more of strength, a greater effort at patience, going a little more inwardly, knowing this sense of superiority spoils work and prevents rising in consciousness, remembering Mother’s statement that the only humble person She had seen was Sri Aurobindo, recalling that Spirit is always totally unselfconscious and humble, help our cause.
    In other words, it is an occasion to test the power of sincerity to solve the problem.
    Or, it may change a problem into an opportunity.
  14.        “and prepare for such a visitor – Bingley”
    Life exists at many levels; Man meets it at all levels.
    Events before our eyes go unnoticed.
    We note some events but they do not remain in our memory.
    Events constantly present to us present no significance of theirs.
    There are minor events, casual words that remind us of the significance of other relationships such as with the partner or wife or boss.
    It shows there is a term of reference inside.
    Such a term can be of temperament, society, life or our deeper beliefs.
    They are the concentric circles I speak of in consecration.
    The fullness, quickness, the wholesomeness of the result is determined by that concentric circle from which we consecrate.
    One vibration from the Supreme can pervade millions of universes.
    That Supreme is found inside and outside.
    Existence, life, society, movement, act, etc. are a few of their interaction.
    Man is the middle term between the two Supremes inside and outside.
    He can be the middle term, move to either extremity or roll all the three into One.
    Then the vision shows like a microscope the telescopic view.
    The greatest of relationship for Man are that of the Guru and the wife.
    The Guru starts as the telescope, the wife the microscope.
    Reaction removes the power of comprehension as it is of the vital.
    The reaction of the vital in the Mind (No.2) is more damaging.
    Man’s evolution to Supermind can be described as Man’s acquiring wider, richer comprehension.
    Supramental comprehension is power to accomplish. Ascent enables and compels descent.
    Both integrate into existence that is evolved.
    The finite in the existence evolved or unevolved is infinite.
    The infinite evolving fully out of the finite completes the evolution.
    Even then there is a further stage.
    It is a stage where infinite is the finite and they coexist.
    Eternity is of that existence.
    Such an existence is infinite.
    There can be no eternity without infinity.
    Infinity is the natural condition of eternity.
    Bingley was no ordinary visitor to Elizabeth.
    Her interest in Jane was total and hence Bingley occupied her Mind fully.
    Our interest is ourselves.
    We are related to someone not by physical proximity or even vital interchange, but by the way he occupies our Mind when he is away.
    Jane’s wedding occupied Elizabeth like that, more than Jane. In this meeting which was extremely positive in every sense, neither her own future, not Jane’s had any certainty.
    Bingley at this moment was a big question.
    It could rock her foundations powerfully.
    In her case it led to Caroline’s provocation and Lydia’s elopement which meant the uncertainty in her received a jolt.
    It is a crucial moment for anyone.
    For Mother’s devotees, it is a moment of great spiritual opportunity.
    We have accepted Mother at some level.
    Up to that level to remember Mother in a crisis is possible.
    Beyond that one cannot remember Her, nor call Her.
    It is an occasion to deepen our faith.
    Can we remember Her at such a moment and call Her?
    In that case, it does open the heavens.
    It happened to Elizabeth through the tragedy.
    To the devotees it happens at once, as a higher level of opportunity.
    This remembrance, this calling is the predecessor of gratitude.
    Further, a devotee can raise any moment to be a crucial moment.
    It is remembrance at first, calling next, gratitude finally.
    Mr. Bennet feeling grateful to Darcy on hearing of his proposal, would have raised that ordinary moment to a crucial moment.
    Elizabeth, on reading Darcy’s letter, moved to the Mind.
    She did feel gratitude for his loving her.
    Had she come forward to give up the charm for Wickham, that moment would have become a crucial moment in her life.
    We know of constant remembrance.
    I should talk of instantaneous remembrance.
    I should talk of calling Her at once.
    Maybe, SHE must call from inside.
    Mother does not like meditation.
    She says it is sleep.
    Consecration is far, far more difficult than meditation.
    To those who have taken to consecration fully and seriously, this is a useful advice.
    One can see in normal serious consecration a gap of a few seconds.
    When something important arises, we see for the first few minutes or even several minutes what comes and occupies us.
    If the call is instantaneous, the result is instantaneous.
    The fullness of the result depends upon the fullness of our consciousness.

    The gap can be closed by will.
    It is labour.
    It can be closed by knowledge.
    It takes less labour, but the result of will is greater than that of knowledge.
    It can be done by consciousness.
    Moving from will to knowledge to consciousness is work.
    Moving to consciousness is uniting will and knowledge.
    Or knowledge acquiring will or will acquiring knowledge.
    Alertness to remember Mother achieves all these automatically.
    Alertness is aspiration.
    Aspiration is the remembrance of a deeper layer of consecration.
    Responding to Grace, remembering the constant presence of Grace is aspiration.
    For that, the first step is NOT to remember ourselves — the ego.
    He who knows the higher value of grace than that of the ego, can so remember Grace.
    To know that our present consciousness, as it is constituted, is itself pure Grace, that changes grace into supergrace.
    While eating, we consecrate eating. We do not see our eating itself is grace.
    Nothing deeper in us sees our eating itself is grace.
    That which sees so is spiritual sensitivity or awakening.
    Spiritual sensitivity becoming Psychic sensitivity is spiritual evolution.
    Such spiritual evolution moves up and moves down.
    Up through the spiritual range of Mind.
    Down to the vital and physical.
    They meet at the Supramental Being.
    For one who wants to solve a problem, consecration of events is important.
    For one who wants to create opportunities, consecration of thoughts is important.
    These are the conditions generally when we are occupied.
    For a yogi, the unoccupied hours are important.
    In the unoccupied hours, mostly it is dullness that is there in the Mind.
    Random thoughts, inconsequential thinking, past memories, the censor are occupying the Mind when one is quiet.
    One requires mental alertness to consecrate problems, events without a gap.
    One needs spiritual alertness to do so during the unoccupied hours.
    Inside there will be resistance, unwillingness, lack of interest to do this.
    Without inner readiness of ripeness, one who pushes ahead with a will of determination will soon discover that he blissfully forgets all this for a while.
    We see Elizabeth, after the proposal, completely forgetting it till she came to Pemberley.
    Such a thing can be overcome by subconscious aspiration.
    Subconscious aspiration is ever present when we live in such a community, sat sangh.
    Sri Aurobindo said such communities must be closed after the central figure.
    If kept for any reason, the social forces take the evolutionary courses meant for them.
    Frustration issues when our effort is by will instead of knowledge.
    Shifting from knowledge to consciousness, joy issues.
    Growth of consciousness is joy.
    Feeling joyful or cheerful, the consciousness grows.
    To feel cheerful we must forget the outside world or even ourselves.
    Ourselves is our knowledge and will which is ill will.
    To forget our will is to give up ill will.
    To forget our knowledge is to give up our ignorance as our knowledge is ignorance.
    Having given up both, one can move up or
    down. Which way he moves is the human choice.
    Human choice is unencumbered when will and knowledge are given up.
    Will and knowledge constitute ego.
    Giving up Ego, one is cheerful, can move upwards by exercising his choice.
    Giving up the ego means so many things.
    Of course, we avoid assertion.
    The words we speak may remain the same after assertion is given up, as Darcy when he handed his letter to her.
    The spirit of haughtiness remained.
    He explained to her that what he thought was calmness and coolness of temper in writing it, he later discovered was bitterness of spirit.
    After deciding to change to her opinion, he was able to mistake the bitterness of spirit to be calm and cool.
    The ego expresses itself in the tone, accent, pronunciation, voice, gestures, looks, solicitude or its absence, attitude and what they call the language of the body.
    We can include the language of the soul.
    Darcy had done all this at Pemberley and abundantly passed the test of Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle.
    After this what lingered in him by way of subconscious arrears of ego, gave her embarrassment at Lambton and brought Jane’s letter.
    Ego is a product of Nature.
    Giving up ego means giving up Nature too.
    Her aunt said he was obstinate.
    Obstinacy is firmness descending to the physical as its ideal.
    After the proposal, he could not stand Mrs. Philips, Mr. Collins, and Mrs. Bennet. He could suspend his comments in their presence.
    He shrugged his shoulders as a response.
    Even when his ego was shed, his power remained.
    Mr. Bennet who wanted to refuse his consent to the proposal, gave his consent, as he was not a Man to whom Bennet could refuse anything.
    This power can express through the ego or outside it.
    Through the ego it will be formidable.
    Outside the ego it will be the pure strength of personality.
    Mr. Bennet came into unpleasant contact with it. Incidentally, it shows the personality of Mr. Bennet.
    He is one who takes the line of least resistance.
    It was awkward of him to agree with Darcy and ask her to refuse him after she had accepted him.
    Someone said that after Darcy had been abused so much, no one in his position would have come back to her.
    The spirit in which Darcy did so is the spirit of consecration.
    Consecration leads to the first fundamental siddhi — Divine inside, outside and above.
    Such a consecration requires all the mental energies occupied with random thoughts and thinking.
    It also needs the energies involved in our silent occupation.
    Thinking is Mind’s highest power.
    We cannot withdraw from that without withdrawing all the energies thus occupied.
    To collect all those energies fully is no ordinary human effort.
    To direct them so collected requires a formidable will.
    Finally when consecration matures, even that will will be surrendered.
    Such a consecration will have no energy left to know anything about the other person.
    We see Darcy was oblivious of her “Your arrogance, selfishness, conceit”.
    To have taken note of them and be offended needs some energy.
    In Darcy who was decided on doing what she had said, no energy was left behind.
    It was not as if he was offended and overlooked it.
    All his energies were fully absorbed in his ‘consecration’ and nothing was left in him to know that he was offended and to think that he should react or not react.
    That is the spirit of consecration that leads to the fundamental siddhi.
    Darcy went further.
    He not only ‘consecrated’ his efforts, he sought transformation of his behaviour.
    We can easily know the intensity of his concentration, if we attempt the same in any single work.
    Consecration of any work, serious or ordinary, requires the same intensity of energy.
    Darcy was left with no energy to know what he did or what he did not do.
    When she was ashamed of those words, he disagreed with her and said they helped him to become a better Man.
    Recall the abuse of someone in the past and imagine yourself justifying it.
    It is the energy needed to overcome sensitivity.
    A small problem as the symptom of a great issue, say a certain temperament. After the refusal of the proposal, if Darcy had decided to change his offensive presentation and withdraw his unpleasant stiffness, Elizabeth would not have come to Pemberley.
    Even if she had come, it would not have pleasantly developed as it did.
    What she resented was not his manners only. She detested his very character.
    A subconscious awareness in him sensed it;
    he therefore rose to the occasion of changing his very character.
    Such an opening in him led to those positive developments at Pemberley and Lambton.
    But, at that point she was willing to accept him socially.
    Socially she was not his equal or his object of seeking.
    He longed for her as a psychological possession.
    In him too though the change of character was great, it was confined to his consciousness.
    It did not cross into his substance to any appreciable extent.
    Hence the elopement which compelled both to move to the greatest possible depth.
    He did move into his substance in his change of character to be able to accept Elizabeth in spite of Lydia and Mrs. Bennet.
    She changed to the extent of accepting him. She had not changed beyond what she had done as soon as she read the letter.
    This is a particular phenomenon in consecration.
    To illustrate it through an example we can take the case of a child unwilling to go to school daily.
    The parent tries to send the child resorting to consecration.
    On any day the father remembers to consecrate in the morning the child’s unwillingness, the child goes to school.
    Suppose he forgets to consecrate one day, the child refuses to go to school.
    This is his experience.
    One day when he does consecrate fully and rightly, in spite of successful consecration, the child refuses to go to school. The father is baffled.
    It happens when a new phenomenon arises.
    Till then the father solved the problem of sending the child to school.
    Now, a time comes when the father is to make a greater progress.
    The child is a naughty child and represents the naughtiness in the father.
    Time has come for the father to overcome his own naughtiness before the child can respond.
    Now the child’s refusal to go to school is a symptom of her naughtiness which is his own.
    In this case unless and until he overcomes his own naughtiness, the child will not go to school.
    No longer the refusal to go to school is the problem.
    It is a symptom of a deeper malady.
    It goes to the naughtiness of the child.
    And further it represents the father’s naughtiness.
    One must in such cases discriminate the surface issue from the issue of the depth.
  15.           “When Bingley’s quick steps were heard on the steps”.
    Youth is full of overflowing energy expressing itself among other things in quick steps.
    It is Nature’s energy sustaining life and its growth in the physical.
    Vital energy in the temperament expresses through one’s interest.
    This interest is primarily in food, clothes, objects – material objects.
    Next it is interested in company – physical companionship.
    Marriage is the symbolic climax of such companionship.
    One reason why marriage becomes insipid is because the vital sags soon.
    No portion of mankind ever rises to mental ideas or beliefs to be inspired to action based on them.
    It is given to the rare individuals.
    The Spiritual Individual is not born in all countries in any good number.
    It is religion that thrives in the name of spirituality all over the world.
    So far, this is ascent.
    All the refined achievements of the world belong to the descent.
    By descent I mean spirit expressing in lower planes of Mind, vital and body.
    Its growth is twofold. One is by descent; the other is by the evolution of the faculty.
    What is Mind to us is at bottom spirit. As the Mind develops, the spirit inside evolves.
    It is furthered by the descent of spirit from above.
    Spirit so evolved is called Psychic, in the Mind it is Mental Psychic.
    The vital too is spirit. The spirit is more deeply buried in it.
    Before the spirit evolves in the vital as vital Psychic, the Mind in it must evolve.
    The rule repeats itself in the body.
    Only that the vital and Mind should evolve before the buried Spirit evolves as Physical Psychic.
    It is said that the physical Psychic is the end of evolution while the journey of Psychic upward from Mind through the spiritual Mental range ends in the Supramental Being.
    In that sense the physical Psychic and the Supramental Being are one and therefore meet.
    It completes the evolution of spirit into Supermind.
    We can further say that in each part of the being beyond the evolution of the spirit, the spirit evolves into Supermind.
  16.          “In a moment he entered the room”. Darcy when he had handed over the ladies into the coach at Pemberley walked home slowly.
    The walk, as it expresses age, so also expresses the Mind.
    There is a secret for everything, for the youth, the energy, the accomplishment.
    It can be called the secret of secrets, the ultimate secret, uttamam rahasyam உத்தம இரகஸ்யம்.
    It resides in the Self, rather the self residing in the Self. As creation is by an objective process, its secret is in the subjective.
    In Tamil we call it அகம் - புறம், (aham-puram), அகம் aham is subjective, புறம்puram is objective.
    That is why Matter is called delight of Being.
    Generally the great secret of Spirit lies in not seeking the result in the outer life but seeking it in the inner world of life.
    The Supreme Ishwara is one where the force of being and the force of consciousness are one.
    The force-soul and the consciousness–soul are one there.
    The Being changes into Becoming.
    Further the Being of the Becoming emerges when it is Marvel.
    Man outgoing is efficient and expands in the world thus.
    Man going inside outgrows efficiency and expansion. He is not in need of it anymore.
    If he remains in life, he creates efficiency in others to expand.
    Indian food crisis ceased to be so, and became an opportunity for India for rural prosperity, industrial revolution and the emergence of individuality in India.
    FDR and Churchill succeeded thus.
    Stalin refused the Marshall Plan thus.
    The secret of the American prosperity lies in Man relying on himself – a movement of the objective seeking the subjective.
    India instead of looking up to England as before or to America now, must go in and find her own inner value. That inner value is not in rituals or the pure spirit, but in the spirit expressing in Matter, Life and Mind.
    Looking at life in this angle, we can enumerate all the secrets of The Life Divine as below:-
    1. Do not stop in the middle – Go into yourself.
    2. Unite the extremes – Matter and Spirit.
    3. Raise the reconciliation to the maximum – the two reconciliations.
    4. God became the world – God created the world is an outgoing movement, while God becoming the world is an ingoing movement.
    5. Do not exclude anything – unite the inconscient and the Superconscient.
    6. Realise all in life – the universe and the Transcendence.
    7. Remove the externals to go inside – Ego and Nature.
    8. Render reason into intuition.
    9. Raise the Purusha to Ishwara – The Pure Existent.
    10. See Force as the Power of the Being.
    11. Not ethics, but the growing delight.
    12. Maya is not governed by karma, but by the being.
    13. Not Mind, but its origin Supermind.
    14. Not Time and Space, but beyond it.
    15. Not the creation in ignorance, but creation without ignorance.
    16. Replace human existence by Supramental existence.
    17. Restore Mind, Life and Matter to their original statuses.
    18. Not the desire soul but the Psychic.
    19. Man is the determinant.
    20. Not the one or the Many but the Absolute.
    21. Not life, but life that expresses the Spirit.
    22. Not the body that dies, but the one that evolves.
    23. Not moksha, but transformation.
    So all these reduce themselves to reversing the objectivisation to subjectivisation.
    It is said otherwise to be one’s own Self.
    That Self is infinite and eternal. That Self is the eternal that is infinite.
    In fact, it transcends both these attributes.
    It is often seen as the finite as infinite.
    Actually it is one containing ALL.
    So, in life, the answer for a problem lies within it.
    In today’s life of the world, it is expressed as Spiritual Individuality.
  17. “Elizabeth’s anger against Bingley had been long done away”.
    One who desires knows no anger.
    Anger is only when the object is denied, not when it is given.
    Anger is the absence of the object of desire.
    Anger is utter helplessness.
    He who cannot be angry when deprived of something will always get it.
    Darcy was not angry when abusively rejected.
    Pleasant expansiveness is the opposite of anger.
    He who can be either pleasant or expansive will always succeed.
    Pleasant expansiveness never fails.
    It can be towards a person, towards a work or by itself.
    One achieves with him, the other achieves the work, when it is by itself it can achieve anything.
    One, who can so expand at the thought of the Mother, is above achievement.
    For him any achievement is for Her, in the realm of the Spirit.
    She bends the course of events and lets him achieve his earlier desires.
    Beyond that She allows him to achieve his subconscious desires.
    There is still a beyond for Her in the subconscious.
    She does not use a Man as an instrument unless he denies himself his all, and offers himself for Her work.
    Those who have taken to Let Thy will be done, Not my will, the truth of this will be self-evident in their experience.
    It is not a further degree of devotion; it is a shift to Her consciousness.
    However close to Her physically, to shift to Her is not given to Man.
    Such people who are capable of this shift will already be living for others.
    A worldly wise Man ridiculed an idealist looking to live with half-a-dozen selfless people and challenged him to get one.
    In reply the idealist asked why we cannot be that to others.
    ‘It never struck me’ was the great Man’s reply.
    It never strikes devotees to live for Her.
    They speak that, not realising what it means.
    Without realising that the other Man is a soul and wanting to relate with his soul, that attitude will not arise.
    It is the light in the body.
    Light in the body offers obedience; it need not be exacted.
    Light in the body is spirit in the body.
    Mind in the body creates Individuality of productive action.
    It asks for an understanding, does not ask for orders to obey.
    Obeying orders of authority, even spiritual authority is not to offer obedience.
    One offers obedience as in it one is fulfilled.
    To know that possible fulfillment and seek it is surrender.
    Surrender is the initiative of the awakened soul to another soul.
    The only relationship between souls is surrender.
    This surrender means one losing oneself in the other.
    Bodies do not permit each other losing themselves in the other.
    Vital does permit that largely.
    What prevents is the different structures.
    Mind, of course, has its ideas, habits, preferences, constructions, thoughts that stand in the way.
    The structures of the body, vital, Mind are not there in the spirit.
    One spirit enters into another as if it glides through.
    Each soul has its soul structures, called soul-form.
    The soul-form has an individuality.
    The form of the soul is the various forms the soul force takes.
    Each soul form entering into another soul form is an experience of the soul.
    It is endless and infinite.
    The nearest thing in human experience is the Mind of the poet or the experience of the musician.
    Poetry admits of endless expressions of the truths of life while such a thing in prose is limited, as the language – form has a limitation.
    ’Your enemy is your complement’ – in this sense it will explain itself.
    What stands in the way of benefiting by the complementary nature is one’s own sensitivity.
    To overcome one’s sensitivities at any level is yogic discipline.
    To solve a problem it is enough one addresses his own sensitivities at the point it hurts.
    A cantankerous wife who has unjustly left her husband will on her own return to him if he addresses himself at the most sensitive point she hurt him. What hurts him is not the lady, it is his own sensitivity.
  18.        “had she still felt any”
    Resentment is created by relationship.
    Expectation is its origin. Disappointment of expectation is resentment.
    Needs are social as well as psychological. Here it is both.
    The ambition of Elizabeth’s life was Jane’s wedding.
    Bingley’s arrival and his partiality gave a firm shape to it.
    Possibility, expectation, desire, circumstance, initiative, energy, persistence contribute to accomplishment.
    An accomplishment can fail at any of these points.
    As all of us fully know this phenomenon of accomplishment, devotees are struck by the turn it takes in their life when Mother enters.
    Her atmosphere always sustains survival of all these parts.
    Equally so the insistence of ego to break the act of this atmosphere.
    Ego resents interference even from grace.
    Ego appreciates grace subordinating itself to it.
    It often assumes such a phenomenon.
    The construction of the ego lends itself to be dissolved.
    This element of flexibility is most prominent in the Mind.
    In the body it is very rigid. Evolution is body becoming Mind.
    In favour of benefits, Man is willing to forget any offence.
    Socially we see it as self-respect.
    Psychologically it is flexibility lending itself to growth.
    Spirit is fully flexible.
    Matter is fully rigid.
    Spirit in Matter is all flexibility capable of a strength of rigidity.
    The reversal of flexibility into rigidity takes place in the Supermind.
    That reversal is one of the secrets of creation.
    In life, a concrete symbol of such a reversal is Man-woman relationship.
    It is marriage. Therefore marriage is a great field for spiritual progress.
    It is capable of revealing all the extremities of existence.
    Life is for the spirit. Vital usurping it is human life.
    To us Elizabeth is the heroine.
    To Darcy she is his love.
    To Mr. Bennet she is the one who carries something quick.
    England is a European country which was then psychologically rocked by the waves of the French Revolution.
    The Mind that was born in Greece two thousand five hundred years ago in the cream of the population surfaced in all over Europe five hundred years ago.
    Mr. Bennet was one of the innumerable beneficiaries of that efflorescence in a small ordinary way.
    Mrs. Bennet was impervious to that.
    We see the lively play of that Mind in Elizabeth.
    Later in America that Mind moved to the very body which thinks in its action. No gain of a society is utterly lost in subsequent centuries.
    The gain – spirit or Mind – moves in the population and activates the very body.
    Elizabeth’s very body was full of that Mind, but was submerged in her mother’s vitality – falsehood.
    The spiritual gains of innumerable Rishis in India, though officially refused to the population at large, are gathered in their bodies as light.
    It is raw light, not spiritually cultured light, like a bar of gold that cannot be worn as an ornament.
    Light in the body lends itself to values to be converted into spiritual realities.
    Spiritual realities in Mind, vital and body are mental clarity, pleasant vitality, good health.
    Spiritual realities converting themselves by evolution into Psychic truths, become a Real-Idea, conquering vital strength, sound health capable of rejecting death.
    The scope of these is limited by our personality.
    A Real-Idea of one working in an office may be a revolutionary practice which the department will take up later.
    Conquering vital strength will catapult him to higher levels in his organization.
    Capacity to reject death will prolong his life.
    At every moment human choice acts.
    For the devotees, right choices all along will take them to a place from where their work will impact on the life of the world.
    Our problem is how to convert it to today’s needs.
    The general method is to shift from life-values to Mother-values.
    When this is successful, he will become a star within the scope of his personality.
    Can the personality be widened?
    One can raise his personality to Individuality.
    Of the many steps here the most essential is one has to cease to be small in all respects.
    Utter truthfulness achieves it.
    An attempt at truth at once organises its opposite at a depth.
    That can be safeguarded only by sincerity.
    Man is mostly selfish.
    It need not be said that selfishness must be changed into selflessness. Self-giving is better.
    In any work emphasis must be on the long term goal, not on the short-term.
    This is what we mean when we speak of the root-question.
    Shifting from force to being is a central practice cannot be emphasized too much.
    Force binds us to Time, karma, life, failures, smallness.
    Being lifts us out of Time, wipes out karma; life is without failures and one always looks up to greatness.
    They are summed up in cheerful Good will.
    Cheerfulness is energy of Ananda.
    Good will is positive, outgoing, expansive.
    Taking to good will afresh, one will be sorry for the new attitude, as it goes against the grain.
    Should it be so, one has to address himself in the depth to convince himself of the knowledge that that course is ultimately good for him — enlist the selfishness to act selflessly.
    In doing so, let him know it is transitory.
    Selflessness for the sake of self-giving is the only permissible attitude ultimately.
    Long after the successful practice, he will find that smallness of any kind hurts him.
    It is the sensitivity of selflessness.
    The basic attitude is not to stop in the middle.
    Remembrance at the highest level achieves all this.
    Remembrance is receptivity at the level of memory.
    What receives is receptivity.
    Power of thinking is receptivity at the level of thought.
    Sensitivity is receptivity at the level of temperament.
    Sensation is opening at the level of the nerves or the body.
    Spiritual receptivity is in the subtle plane, revealing itself symbolically.
    Gratitude that thrills is the receptivity to Mother.
    Elizabeth was receptive to Wickham.
    Darcy was receptive to the light in her eyes.
    Mrs. Gardiner was receptive to the majesty in Darcy.
    Mrs. Bennet was receptive to the entail in Collins.
    Constant remembrance is a consciousness possession of devotees.
    While the queues of sadhaks were approaching The Mother, She turned to a child of nine and smiled as the child was repeating Her name.
    Of the ten birthdays cards a sadhak presented to Mother on March 1st, 1965, She pushed through several cards to take the one on the 25th.
    That devotee had taken to three day silent calling of The Mother. She heard his call.
    Never does a call go unheard by Her.
    This is when one orally repeats Her name.
    Beyond is the silent call, call from the heart and still beyond that Her own call from inside our hearts.
    For those who learn to call like this, much more is there.
    One can call a person or an object like that.
    Lost objects, uncollected loans respond to such calls.
    Yoga is on the broad, deep line with the one aim of reaching Her.
    All these mentioned above are not the requirements of yoga.
    Still devotees will like to possess these powers of calling.
    As long as one does not use it for egoistic purposes, any skill can be developed.
    In a similar state of Mind, mentioning a friend in another country makes him call you at once.
    These calls can deepen and reach the body, it calls.
    When the calling is not a labour but an enjoyment, they develop along these lines.
    Every object the devotee uses acquires this power of his.
    Darcy coming to Pemberley a day early we always said was a Life Response to Elizabeth’s wish of becoming the mistress of it.
    There is Darcy’s part in it. Also the part of Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner. Life Response is a phenomenon which always acts. But at different times it acts through different mechanisms, one of which is calling a person. He who came thus made enquiries for a couple of minutes and left. I said after that she called him inwardly. While the earlier call was general, this later call was specifically a call of this type. In an event many phenomena mix together to bring about the accomplishment. Such events are also subject to other rules. After Lydia’s marriage, Elizabeth was more than oppressed. She who never thought of Darcy after the proposal was yearning for him now. Till that moment, her Mind was occupied by Lydia. I have taken special note earlier of her exerting herself with her father to bring Lydia home not so much for meeting her as for seeing Wickham once more. Having done that, she created a fresh obstacle for Darcy’s coming to her. More than that, her own Mind was more on Jane’s wedding than on her own. Churchill was called to the Ministry by the public demand in 1939, a unique thing in history. His role in the war was evolutionary. Everywhere God was with him as in Dunkirk. In the case of Russia and India, he took a reactionary view. Life removed him from power in 1945 so that Indian Freedom could be a smooth process. In the case of USSR he was compelled to reverse his action. Life Response is unfailing, but in the case of Elizabeth life response was subject to her need of having Lydia, marrying Jane and meeting the idol of her heart. The Marvel is seen when the complications of life reveal as complexities through every little detail reversing the process wherever necessary. The customer who complained to the car company of his car not starting was shown by the company engineer that the cause was in the long duration of interval in buying vanilla ice cream. Life is this minute. I have spoken of Mountbatten’s popularity with the Indian masses, his friendliness, the sacred power of the viceroy coming down to Chandni chowk riots in the person of Edwina. So Rajaji who was drafted as a Chief Minister against his wishes was forced to quit it in 1954 when he insisted on a reactionary measure.
  19. “it could hardly have stood the ground against the unaffected cordiality with which he expressed himself”.
    Unaffected cordiality is sincerity of seeking.
    Unaffected cordiality can co-exist, disparate aspects can co-exist.
    It is one expression of human nature’s miracle.
    Similar traits go together not because they are similar, but because of other unknown causes.
    Opposites co-exist as they are complements.
    Spendthrift miserliness is a phrase of His that these opposite qualities jointly serve a purpose.
    To know why two traits co-exist in some event is to have the capacity to know the Marvel.
    By the time one arrives there, the superstition of all the previous eight levels dissolves.
    Deep conviction goes with intense superstition.
    Each serves the cause fully.
    One who feels he is not superstitious is expressing a superstition.
    We say falsehood needs the basis of truth.
    Truth, till it becomes total, also needs the support of falsehood.
    Lord Krishna needed it.
    If you are one who has overcome any of the superstitions arising out of property, status, degree, reputation, this will be evident when you compare yourself now with the earlier mindset.
    Superstition like agnosticism and atheism, serves mankind.
    Superstition is a psychological balm, soothing in the extreme.
    It is like organization, a great support initially, a bar afterwards.
    The secret of life can be expressed as overcoming the greatest present support. It expresses the philosophy of the objective becoming subjective.
    When the objective and subjective become one, one rises to the next plane. Time and Space unite thus to become Spirit.
    The secret is in the reversal, involution becoming evolution.
    Accomplishment is productive, knowing the secret is creative.
    Creative accomplishment is Marvel.
    Elizabeth’s move to Mind is productive of Pemberley.
    Darcy’s discovering the inner fascination in the outer abuse of Elizabeth is creative of Romance.
    This can become a formula of accomplishment at two levels – productive and creative.
    MGR’s success on the screen was productive; his success in politics is creative. It happened only to him, not to many other actors.
    Apart from being an actor, he expressed in the acting a value the society was then aspiring for.
    Acting is a profession. It is partial.
    Social value is of the whole.
    Expressing the value of the whole in the partial field, Man is drawn out of it to play a great role, a creative accomplishment.
    This phenomenon is seen everywhere in the housewife who ridiculed the saint not to think of her as the crane.
    Mother’s consciousness is a whole, a whole that includes the universe.
    Productive accomplishment in any field expressing Mother’s values is creative accomplishment at the wider level of the society which is Man’s universe.
    Hence the importance of perfection in the imperfect conditions.
    We often see fulfillment of one prayer announces without our efforts or intentions the answering of several other prayers.
    One prayer completes all other prayers.
    Refusal to pray removes the potentialities of problems.
    It is anxiety that compels us to pray.
    Anxiety energises the problem.
    Soul can positively forget the problem by rising above that.
    Mind can negatively forget the problem by indifference.
    Mind cannot positively do so.
    Doing so positively, Mind becomes Supermind.
    The formula of the Marvel is one, its applications are endless.
    Each application in itself is a rich whole one would not like to avoid because he knows the one formula.
    The one general formula and the many different applications are wonders each in their own unique capacity.
    The accomplishment moves along several lines simultaneously.
    Those lines begin with aspiration, skill, physical, manners.
    Aspiration – energy – force – power – accomplishment is one line.
    Skill – capacity – talent – ability is another line.
    Physical – vital – Mental – Spiritual is another line.
    Yet another is manners – behaviour – character – personality – Individuality. We see the physical plane goes with skill as well as aspiration and energy. Values are spiritual skills.
    If we want to enrich the complexity, we can say values are there at all levels. Values of skills, values of capacity, values of talents, etc. Should we be bent on reaching the Marvel, we must pronounce that all these aspects can be attributed to all of them having the supramental harvest of human traits expanding in all directions and dimensions. These terms will make sense when we see them in the characters of the story. In the preliminary stages they can be shown with precision as the offensive manners of Darcy against the pleasing manners of Wickham. As we proceed along the complexity will appear as confusion for several reasons 1) words are not precisely defined in the language, e.g. Johnson gives opinion as the meaning of thinking 2) These aspects will always overlap, e.g. I assign skill to the physical and define it as energy organized whereas skill is there in the vital, mental, spiritual planes. Also I define values as spiritual skills. And values are found in advanced analysis for the skill, capacity, talent and abilities. With an abundant patience and a great allowance for initial confusion, one can wade through and emerge with about 75% clarity. Presently all these words, though not precisely defined, are precisely used in the writing and speaking. Still a word like strength, a wonder in itself, can cause a rich confusion because strength belongs to substance. Strength is the essence of status in one place, wealth in another context. Even patience can be expressed as strength of patience or patience of strength. Should there be tolerance to develop 75% precision, we can witness our progress to 100% exact use value without trying to define. By the time we come to the last page in the book no one need have any question. Let us take some known instances for the employment of these concepts. Also the situations where these are missing, as in the conversation at Netherfield.
    • Mrs. Gardiner’s manners in not embarrassing Elizabeth by raising questions is manners expressed through higher psychological values to please and not offend the niece. They can pass for spiritual values in manners.
    • Mrs. Bennet’s initiative to send Jane on horseback is an occasion where she uses force of initiative in the absence of skill of sensitive culture.
    • ‘Tolerable’ is utter lack of vital manners.
    • Lydia’s he will choose me is excess of physical energy expressing through absence of manners.
    • Jane’s unwillingness to be expressive of love for Bingley is a character of sensitive spiritual value of self-restraint. It emerges out of silent will.
    • Lydia’s and Wickham’s shameless impudence after the marriage is the strength of falsehood expressing their character of depravity.
    • Mr. Bennet’s decision to pay is a character of the value of a gentleman’s inability to be obliged to another where energy rises to power.
    • Darcy’s wish of secrecy after Lydia’s marriage is the height of aristocratic culture not wanting to exhibit one’s value. It is character expressing the potential strength of Pemberley.
    • Elizabeth’s interest in Jane goes beyond character and personality. Here she expresses her individuality of self-giving in total self-oblivion.
    • Lady Catherine’s strength of status, wealth and character meets the strength of Lizzy’s individuality of Mentally creative liveliness. One is reactionary and the other is evolutionary.
    • Darcy had the ability to use the energy of his character to shed his own offensive manners and use the innate talents to create the manners of a gentleman.
    • Mary who had read enough had not developed the skill of conversation. Rather she grew inadvertent in conversation.
    • In Darcy’s transformation we see all these lines simultaneously moving parallel to each other to be consummated for himself and for her.
    • Darcy whose love was genuine was not possessed of skilful manners demanded of a lover who proposes.
    • Whether these examples are enough for readers to come up with examples in the story, I do not know.
  20.     “Bingley enquired in a friendly way” To be friendly is a psychological capacity in the society.
    Neither Darcy, nor Collins was capable of it. Nor Lady Catherine.
    To feel friendly to another one must be unencumbered inside.
    Natural friendliness requires more; a sense of inner satisfaction.
    Not many are inwardly psychologically content.
    To him his wealth was a source of satisfaction.
    Darcy’s friendship was a feather in his cap.
    Even after marriage, he would be more proud of Darcy than of the wife.
    As a matter of fact, he now had a contentment which a happy marriage could give.
    Wickham did not have that psychological resource; his resource was a socially pleasant exterior.
    Collins could be clownish, not friendly.
    Sir Lucas’s friendliness would be squeamish.
    Not to be clownish or snobbish but friendly, one needs a social endowment which he has unlike Darcy.
    Bingley was not only friendly, but pleasant.
    One who is pleased with himself, can be pleasant to others.
    Pleasantness is force expressing joy without an edge.
    Force is powerful or sharp.
    Force that is mild becomes pleasant when joy mingles with it.
    Bingley was all that truly.
    To be angular hurts; Bingley had no such angularity.
    It appears Bingley was not in his previous day’s schemes and perhaps at the last minute Bingley joined them with a wish to see her.
    While one is in love, anyone or anything related to her is an object of dear love.
    Why does love have this strange quality about it?
    Love is really aimed at God.
    Man loves a woman because he takes her to be his God.
    God is never attainable.
    Even when God responds, he withdraws after delivering Man’s requirement.
    The unattainable is always an object of love.
    What is true of love is true of Truth, Beauty, Joy, Light, etc.
    There is a definition of His about Truth – state of absence of conflicts – that gives a clue to Romance.
    One, who seeks to fully avoid conflicts with his spouse, will directly see the face of Romance.
    Not to have conflicts, one can say, both should cooperate.
    That is human life. If successful, it will be a happy marriage.
    To permit no conflict in either on one’s own effort releases the power of Romance.
    We all do it with our boss.
    It is under duress.
    What is done under duress, if done by a higher knowledge, this is achievable, but that higher knowledge is difficult.
    Veda speaks of woman who upset even this capacity.
    That is for those who do yoga, not a householder.
    Carter forgot the birthday of Rosaline.
    The truth of married life emerges here.
    Man and woman living together is a pressure on the conscious temperament.
    Not only Man and woman, any two deciding to live together will generate this pressure, if work is to be done together.
    Work brings out the weak points of temperament.
    To deny oneself the relief of irritation generates this pressure.
    Even otherwise, living together gets on the nerves.
    Brothers, sisters, mother and sister get over it by turning the intensity into positive.
    It is done by good will.
    Good will retains the intensity changing the direction.
    In this sense, socially such people are ideal.
    Going back one step, there is no difference between good will and ill-will.
    This is a philosophic view, not useful to life.
    A philosophic view becomes useful when it expresses emotional energy.
    Interest and practice convert the philosophical mental view into an emotional view.
    We find Darcy’s manners abominable, Bingley’s nervelessness not commendable, Mr. Bennet’s secrecy and sarcasm not commendable, etc. What then should be one’s behaviour and what does it take?
    Of course, we will appreciate Wickham’s exterior to be true and such a person is welcome. Or the Gardiners are desirable.
    One who does not suffer from disease, ignorance or poverty will not have any major defects.
    If these are the material requirements, what are the psychological standards? One who is content with himself will be a good citizen.
    But Collins who is more than content with himself is pompous.
    From Mother’s point of view, can we say there is a desirable inner standard? Yes, there is.
    One who always tries to please others will be a good citizen.
    Why is it so?
    Even here one can be foolish and cut a sorry figure.
    But Mother’s rules require us NOT to take initiative.
    Not taking initiative reduces the chances of being foolish.
    The idea of pleasing another may lead one astray.
    The sensation of pleasing another can never go wrong.
    That sensation makes one feel as another.
    That is unity in sensation.
    The attitude to please, through the perception of sensation, always works.
    It is not a Psychic faculty, but has a Psychic touch.
    No one who looks for it can say that he is unaware of another’s sensations. Hence the complete success.
    Youth is usually full of energy, enthusiasm, good will.
    Remember your own youth, add good will to it. It is enough.
    To simply think of The Mother before we speak to anyone will make him feel pleasant, as Her consciousness touches him.
    It is an elementary discipline, never fails.
    Whoever is the character, if we find something desirable in him or her — Bingley, Mrs. Gardiner — it can be reduced to a formula according to Mother.
    That will be included in Her name.
  21. “He enquired after her family”
    A casual civility on this occasion becomes a crucial determinant.
    It is the moment that changes a casual word to a significant symptom.
    His coming itself is for her an indication of his continued interest.
    Had he given up Jane, he would not have taken this initiative to call on her.
    A meeting is a meeting of emotions, intentions, possibilities.
    His presence was all absorbing to her, leaving no energy to handle Georgiana.
    In Bingley she saw his lingering interest in Jane, in Georgiana any possibility in his direction, in Darcy the truth of his emotional intentions. All were positive and blotted all her energies away, leaving none to visit Pemberley. As she was low in energy then, Caroline could poke her. This was a moment when all the energy of her life was spent on successfully managing it.
    Only some people get such opportunities.
    One dries up for the rest of his life after expending his energy so.
    It is so when the energy is from his temperament.
    Should the energy issue out of the being, the Psychic, as the energy is being spent, one witnesses the surging of that energy in spurts.
    That happens to consecration.
    It did happen to Darcy, at least when he saw her at Pemberley.
    At his first meeting, he received her in his temperament.
    Afterwards he moved to the Psychic.
    At Lambton he was overflowing with positive energy.
    The turning point comes out of an act, or an attitude with which the act is done.
    Charles II refusing to accept Monk delivered to him was such an act.
    Monk permitting Athos to take the million to Charles II is another.
    Darcy’s quest for Lydia qualified for it.
    Elizabeth standing up to Lady Catherine increased her confidence.
    Elizabeth said it was her character, to rise in strength when challenged.
    Ultimately it is the quality of the infinite.
    Here the strength of character being greater than the challenge, it grows.
    Growth is by a stimulus.
    A stimulus leads to growth.
    Whether it is in a positive or negative direction, the rule holds good.
    The Being behind enjoys and grows by both the movements, shrinking as well as expanding.
    Darcy related to her for the purposes of his proposal from one such poise if not exactly from the Psychic.
    Creation is from unity to multiplicity and back to unity.
    The movements both are in Supermind, having the character of harmony and joy.
    The first movement in Mind or life is painful.
    The second movement even there is joyful.
    In the lower hemisphere, when one moves behind both the movements, one is in the Psychic, whose all movements are of joy.
    We have various descriptions of it.
    1) Moving to the being from force, 2) Emerging Psychic, 3) From surface to the inner being of the subliminal, 4) Objectification reversing into subjectification, 5) consecration, 6) Moving from the part to the whole, 7) Moving to the higher plane, 8) From Time to Timelessness, 9) Giving up the ego, 10) Mind moving to Supermind.
    In life it can be variously called:
    • Unfailing accomplishment.
    • Conquering death.
    • Marriage changing into Romance.
    • Problems changing into opportunities.
    • Ever increasing joy.
    Darcy could find Lydia and get her married. We do not see that neither Mr. Bennet nor Mr. Gardiner could have traced her or made him marry her. We understand how it was possible for Darcy socially. We overlook the fact that by a decision to marry Elizabeth in spite of the elopement, he moved to a higher plane. His success was because of his being in the higher plane. Whenever Mother acts we err like this. Even life acts expressing Mother’s Force. Whoever accomplishes – law, society, Money, power – it is Mother’s Force that does so. Human choice to interpret it can close the door of grace. Elizabeth exactly did so and even went further wanting to hide the news from Darcy. At Lambton when she spoke to Darcy about Lydia, it is a surprise to us. She never had a relationship with him to speak it. The pressure of Grace made her speak. It is true he came at an inconvenient moment. Whatever the character of the moment, he would not ask what had happened. Suppose she refused to disclose, it would be normal, though it was not easy for her. That led to the discovery. Now that she was married, Lizzy regreted her having spoken. Mother tells us after the descent of the Supramental Force, the tamas of the earth asserted and swallowed it. This is human initiative to deny the Grace, he himself called down as in the Hound of Heaven. The story of the gurukal, the priest of the famous Guruvayur temple is an instance. He was in the presence of the chariot from heaven. It was in the ÷Põ»® kolam before the house. He called his wife and children to enter it. No one saw the chariot. Everyone refused. The servant saw it. She entered. The gurukal and the servant went to moksha, leaving the family behind.
    • It is not God is unavailable to Man.
    • Man, in his best moments, calls God.
    • God does respond unfailingly.
    • As a rule Man refuses.
    We see all this in Elizabeth’s behaviour variously.
    • After the proposal, she never thought of it once.
    • After reading his letter, she changed her Mind with respect to her allegations, but never once did it make her think of Darcy warmly.
    • She refused the invitation for refreshments.
    • She never seriously thought why Bingley came to Longbourn.
    • After her aunt’s letter too, her Mind never became positive to Darcy.
    • Her attitude was one of complaint, grievance, petulance.
    • She never finally gave up Wickham. She took initiative to see him after his treachery.
    • She sent Money to him till his death.
    • She pleaded for his promotion in life.
    Man is dark, unconscious, ungrateful, loves the taste of ignorance, is lost in inconscience, finds his equilibrium in falsehood and darkness, though the spark is there inside.
    Though Man prays, he likes to do things himself without help even from God.
    When prayer is granted, it is My prayer that worked.
    Ego remains.
    It is in its last vestige.
    Many ask Mother to grant them the power to surrender, Mother laughs.
    The last move is not unknown to devotees, but the ego cunningly usurps his soul.
    Man cannot easily know that his ego is duping him.
    Of course, ego is powerless against sincerity.
    How can an ordinary Man move to that sincerity.
    Ego will be flat, dull, uninspiring. Sincerity readily gives an opening, it is lively, opening is self-evident, full of energy.
    This is unmistakable.
    Having come to this end, when one finds himself flat, what next?
    One way is to acknowledge the insincerity sincerely to Mother.
    Another way is to refuse the solution to the problem till we move to sincerity.
    Pray to Mother to move to sincerity and wait till the prayer is granted.
    Undertake to test the sincerity in every little movement.
    Sitting at dinner, refuse to eat till consecration moves to sincerity.
    Pray, refuse to eat till there is opening. Persist.
    If the resistance is too stiff, do not resist, resistance will grow.
    Every day at meals examine the length of resistance, the strength of resistance.
    If it slackens, there is hope.
    Persistence creates faith.
    When the resistance cracks, it is an opening.
    Get one work done by pure consecration.
    Till then the struggle is great.
    It would not be a full wiping out of resistance.
    The main block goes away thus.
    One can move now, however slowly.
    If not the dissolution of the ego, it must at least give way once.
    Once that happens, the most common follow up is to forget it.
    Remember it, resurrect it, let it relive forever.
    It is a considerable battle continued forever.
To Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner he was scarcely a less interesting personage than to herself. They had long wished to see him. The whole party before them, indeed, excited a lively attention. The suspicions which had just arisen of Mr. Darcy and their niece directed their observation towards each with an earnest though guarded inquiry; and they soon drew from those inquiries the full conviction that one of them at least knew what it was to love. Of the lady's sensations they remained a little in doubt; but that the gentleman was overflowing with admiration was evident enough.
  1. Mr. and Mrs. Gardiners need no more than a few minutes to know the truth.
  2. Darcy’s overflowing admiration is on the surface to see.
  3. “To Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner he was scarcely a less interesting personage than herself”
    Bingley was the topic of the whole village and particularly at Longbourn for long.
    Family is built upon vital interest.
    Mainly family is a vital structure.
    Non-family members however close do not enter into our emotions.
    In Mr. Gardiner’s coming forward to salvage Lydia, we see its truth.
    A great fact about that professed help is Mrs. Gardiner, contrary to habit, espouses cheerfully her husband’s munificence.
    That is super grace, if marriage is grace.
    The husband and wife were mightily interested in Darcy for the sake of Elizabeth and Bingley for Jane.
    They are people of pure good will.
    The very fact they were with her at Pemberley and at Lambton is an important good omen which we cannot afford to miss.
    It is the arrangement of Grace, rendered through Life Response always ignored or forgotten.
    Their invitation to lake, rescheduling it to Derbyshire, invitation to Pemberley, news of Darcy’s absence, each of these events if analysed according to Life Response will yield a lot of views.
    • Removal of Wickham from her Mind by Darcy’s letter released the positive energy.
    • Removal of Bingley from Jane’s Mind as impossibility is a negative method of positive development in the sense depression was removed.
    • Mr. Bennet was at last triumphant about the wife’s failure.
    • Lydia was moving to fulfil her ambitions. Her energies were no longer in Elizabeth’s life as she made for Wickham.
    • Elizabeth, having abused, was no longer under a burden.
    • Seeing Anne removed one more weight from her heart.
    • It is significant she went there against her wishes and it is equally significant he came there unexpected.
    • The rush of positive forces was announced by Georgiana and Bingley.
    • The negative forces were announced by Caroline and Lydia.
    • Do we see here the excess of positive forces?
    • We see no distant sign of Mrs. Bennet at all.
    • There was further disabusing of Elizabeth’s Mind about Wickham.
    The rules of Life Response appear to be those of rational common sense.
    It raises the issue of Faith vs common sense.
    Taking out a list of events under both, an exhaustive list, will help at this stage.
    The crucial question is the attitude of the human choice.
    Let us consider some ideas of The Mother and resolve any apparent conflicts.
    • Faith never fails.
    • It is necessary to exhaust all steps dictated by common sense or rationality.
    • Common sense can fail, not faith.
    • Faith may sometimes be struck up for the clearance of steps of common sense.
    • Faith, by itself, ultimately will clear those steps.
    • If cleared, faith will work at once.
    • Between common sense and faith, faith is preferable.
    • Even when common sense appears to work, it is faith that moves the affairs.
    • To willfully choose common sense instead of faith, will be an eternal block.
    • Human attitude decides.
    • Maybe it is best to move common sense by faith.
    • Common sense can solve problems, but cannot raise consciousness.
    • Faith solves the problems raising the consciousness.
    • Practically exhausts steps dictated by common sense, move further by faith.
    Instances from the story
    1. Darcy moved by faith.
    2. Mr. Bennet decided to pay by faith.
    3. Lydia ran away by impulsive, foolish faith.
    4. Bingley and Jane submitted to the circumstances in faith, helplessly.
    5. Elizabeth refused refreshments by common sense.
    6. Mrs. Bennet always acted dynamically by her own foolish conviction of what was to her common sense.
    7. Elizabeth similarly believed Wickham.
    8. Caroline throughout the story followed her own inspirations of rational common sense.
    9. Lady Catherine acted at Longbourn like that.
    10. Lizzy refused Collins in great good faith.
    11. Collins was convinced of his great valuable educated common sense.
    12. Mr. Bennet asked his daughter to refuse Darcy – common sense.
    13. Wickham shifted to Miss King as his common sense told him of hope of success.
    Common sense or rationality is what Man knows to be valid social experience.
    Faith is the belief of the Individual in the Divine, something higher than himself.
    According to these definitions one is the best of the past and the other is the endless potential of the future.
    Obviously one is severely limited and the other is limitless.
    Individuality can be intense selfless independence of circumstances.
    It can also degenerate into intense selfish uniqueness.
    The direction is decided by the attitude of human choice.
    The upward human tendency is severely limited by the compelling downward pull that is irresistible.
    Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner were not less interested in Bingley and Darcy.
    In their character we see pronounced good will, self-restraint of aristocratic cultural sensitivity.
    It was permissible for them to have assumed a relationship of love between Darcy and their niece.
    Human nature allows it to shape into doubt or even suspicion.
    Culture of good will compels one inwardly to suspend judgment and create a powerful positive atmosphere.
    Elizabeth herself was in the dark about Darcy.
    It is a situation where the truth is to be understood rightly without her explaining it.
    It is a creative atmosphere for goodwill of culture.
    The happy outcome at the end was facilitated by the Gardiners good will, fortified by their ability and willingness to pay a high sum on behalf of Mr. Bennet.
    Darcy has pronounced Individuality with respect to Elizabeth.
    Individuality is the personality of character.
    He shed his abominable behaviour, raised his character to personality – shifting the strength of Pemberley to love of romance – and exercised his Individuality utterly disregarding the existing social opinion of conventional morality and to uphold the revolutionary one that has the flavour of the French Revolution. To convert the negative situation into positive situation all the energies of the revolution spilling into England was necessary. Even for Jane to marry Bingley the social energies required was great. To Lydia an ocean of energy was needed. No less was needed for Elizabeth.
    One Man’s perfection that can save the world here saves her world. Piety or general spirituality of a family, as in the case of the gurukal family, brings high offers of wedding. A poor Man who took to genuine but shallow spirituality saw his three daughters marry into wealth and his son rising in a small business to great heights. Such elevation must be sustained by the beneficiary of the next generation without which the backlash will hurt. Pakistan was formed without the Muslims investing any energy politically. The three contributing causes were the Muslims of Persian origin were a royal dynasty, the evolutionary pressure of the converted Muslims and the divide and rule policy of the British. Neither was there any potential strength to rule a nation nor did they resort to a dynamic system. The system naturally cracks. On the other hand in USA we witness in the earlier centuries the energy of nascent individuality. Soon she was ushered into plenty which formed a solid material foundation. Independence was a creative political effort whose excess energy made money multiply like dust. Soon after Independence the issue of slavery and secession took the shape of violent conflict of civil war. Whatever its immediate outcome for the status of slaves, the Union became a reality enjoying the overflowing energies of reconciliation of conflicts. As native freedom received the settlers in the 16th, 17th centuries offering them a field of expansive evolutionary growth, the two world wars offered USA an economic reality that could mature into political military world leadership. Once the world accepted that reality, it has taken the appearance of cultural superiority. The world’s wealth is being thrust on them for their use. The whole world of excess population is willing to be their market, offering their services at rock bottom prices. Had we known the life of Elizabeth in Pemberley it could have had the fragrance of the USA of the 20th century. She chose to retain her charm for the falsehood of the scoundrel who more than ruined the whole family. America too enjoys the charm of scientific superstition, discounts Man who has achieved all this in favour of Matter which is deadening. Should they recognize the value of rationality, Individuality, they will reenter the evolutionary stream. No longer pollution will threaten nor the soaring unemployment. They have converted the opportunity of excess wealth into a problem of unemployment.
    What do we mean when we say one Man’s perfection can save the world?
    To have the divine consciousness in all parts of the being in all the planes can be that perfection.
    Or, we can say the evolution must have moved from ignorance to knowledge.
    In fact it can be described from Being, Consciousness, Ananda or their 12 aspects.
    For our purposes here, the purpose of the interest of the Gardiners in Bingley, it is best described from the point of view of consecration.
    How our consecration succeeds to solve problems and where it fails is known to us.
    We also have experienced areas where consecration refuses to touch.
    Consecration does not penetrate the settled order of things – order the universe or the order of the world we live in because they are so fundamental where our concentration does not collect intensity.
    Successfully consecrating the running thoughts, we see lurking behind the thinking faculty represented by the censor. It is presently beyond the ken of our consecration, not that it is really so far anyone or for us in altered conditions.
    In an important negotiation having won abundantly our point of view, handsomely conceded by the other party, we wait for a few hours or a few days for its formal ratification through documentation.
    It is a rich occasion for us to witness what is potential in the next concentric circle and how common sense presents itself.
    While the power of success we have won is a hard won labour, its one presentation appears to have equal power.
    Obviously it is not under human control. Elizabeth enjoyed that divine uncertainty after Jane’s engagement.
    Darcy, who was incapable of questioning Elizabeth’s insincerity, was not thus tormented. It was the view of the transformed Mind.
    The simplest method is to pray for protection from that depth.
    As the Mind activates itself, we must activate the Soul, the Psychic, by slipping into it either by aspiration or prayer or recollecting the hundred occasions where faith worked wonders.
    Thrill of gratitude, if it is in our power, will work. A deep sensational effort to feel grateful will do the work.
    We must grant more than success to grace and super grace.
    One should move from thought to emotional sensations.
  4.      “The Gardiners longed to see him for long”.
    Family and friendship are built on intense personal interest.
    Inside a family marriage of anyone is of paramount interest.
    The two main sides of this are romantic and social elevation.
    If Man of all age responds fully to anything they are to the attributes of the ego, Money, power, sex.
    The healthiest, most noble part of anyone’s marriage is all other attributes are nobly fulfilled in the couple’s fulfillment.
    In this human world to see the hearts of Men and women ennobled and elevated in the romantic fulfillment of a couple is divinely rewarding.
    That is the door through which Man is universalized.
    The heart develops by emotions.
    The Mind develops by reason, understanding, discovery of law of events.
    Soul of Man develops by ceasing to reason.
    He who ceases to reason is above reason, knows already what reason has to tell him.
    Reason acts by observation of individual events and coordinating them.
    The soul’s observation is quicker and includes coordination.
    The soul observes events inside, not outside.
    We call the soul’s action faith.
    Faith finds play when we act.
    Even when we do not act there is a faith.
    It is not conscious of acting.
    It is the consciousness of faith.
    Consciousness of faith in life matures into consciousness.
    In serious characters, one dominant motive will occupy their consciousness.
    It will be difficult to consecrate it.
    Should it be consecrated, one must transcend Nature.
    Transcending Nature, one discovers the soul of Nature, the Psychic.
    The Gardiners were on the borders of Nature, capable of moving into a behaviour touched by the Psychic.
    Mr. Bennet was one capable of such behaviour when pressed by life.
    The aristocratic gentlemen always try to act from the Psychic or at least by a behaviour sanctioned by the Psychic.
    Apart from the great truth of the virtue of a gentleman, the aristocrats have unjustly earned the name of hypocrites.
    The reason is twofold 1) human nature 2) Genteel poverty.
    The Englishman in India who was considered a God incarnate had also been known as unreliable.
    The basic reason was he offered something true and genuine which the Indians could not bring themselves to believe. Another reason that rests on human nature was he was offering us something his own Nature will not permit. Indians did see his partiality to the Muslims and his anxiety to exploit the division. It was also true that the lower ranks whom the Indians met with were not always equal to the top ranks.
    The rigorous demands of diplomacy at the highest level cannot be fully appreciated by the common people. It is too subtle in general and branded unreliable when it goes against their interests.
    Devotees can fully appreciate the lack of trust of people in the aristocracy if they see how their own Minds act in consecration.
    By no stretch of imagination the public will be able to divine in Darcy the selfless lover.
    It is easy to see his boorish behaviour.
    The English Man was not able to see the truth in Gandhiji for the same reason.
    It is common experience poor unintelligent people always distrust the intelligence of a Man of integrity because intelligence is suspect.
    All these phenomena of life one can meet with in his own Mind with respect to consecration.
    D’ Artagnam was never able to trust Charles II or Monk till he was handsomely paid.
    He had a higher intelligence that could not be supported by his own strength of the vital – wealth and status.
    Even Athos suspected D’Artagnam at the execution of the king. On knowing the truth he apologized to D’Artagnam handsomely and explained how Mind naturally suspects.
    It is culture which prevents Mind not to suspect.
    At the bottom of the scale the lowest vital feels disappointed when it has nothing to suspect. Then it goes on to assume that all is not fully known to its penetration.

    Culture verses consciousness:

    He who attains to culture never once steps down without entirely losing it.
    What is not fully possessed cannot deserve the name of either culture or consciousness. It is true of all possessions like patience or integrity.
    We notice our loss of higher behaviour, not the higher consciousness.
    For a cultured Man culture is a normal possession. So he notices its loss.
    For a devotee Mother’s consciousness is not a normal possession.
    One strains to solve a problem, reaches higher consciousness and then comes back to human consciousness.
    He does not see it as a lapse. He feels he resumes his normality.
    Man is not aware of the lapse.
    Normally there is no aspiration for higher consciousness.
    Aspiration releases energy.
    It changes the atmosphere, rises to levels of inspiration to others.
    It happens on Darsan days, birthdays only.
    The Psychic rule of better than the previous moment is what can raise the consciousness and keep it up forever.
    For that the Psychic should be in the front.
    The devotee is not in that condition.
    This cannot be done without The Mother consciously acting in our life.
    Tapasya is like the exploration of the earlier centuries.
    What Mother offers is the modern transport.
    One does not set out now as the earlier explorers.
    If one does, his achievement will be little.
    Around one’s birthday or Darsan days a devotee can raise his own consciousness and keep it up for a short while certainly.
    The first thought of his success is ‘Enough’, ‘let me resume life’.
    Should a Man not crave for a resumption of life, he becomes a sadhak, enters yoga.
    He cannot maintain it remaining there.
    To maintain that level, he must attempt to raise himself.
    There are so many snares.
    The most famous of snares is the last infirmity.
    Public opinion is social consciousness.
    Aspiration for that is abandoning higher consciousness.

    Growth compelled by life in Individuals.

    Life compels the Individuals to grow in culture, consciousness, capacity.
    Rare Individuals are capable of resisting it.
    Others accept the pressure to grow in their own weakness.
    Growth whether it is positive or negative is growth.
    Life is in Time and Space and growth, at least, change is inescapable.
    Only Mrs. Bennet breaks down defeating life.
    Lady Catherine grows in frustration as her structure is inflexible.
    The most visible growth is seen in Elizabeth.
    It is from false, irrational vanity that delights in the security of superstition evaluating all the world from her own point of view to rational thinking compelled by facts offensively obtruded into her life by a loving soul.
    Especially in a young woman it is rare that too in 2 hours.
    It made her despicable in her own eyes.
    In a trice she discovered the culprit, vanity.
    Attention of one, neglect of the other, she recognized made her vain.
    A greater growth is seen in Darcy.
    It is a growth not seen in any character in literature.

    It is caused by romantic love.
    He truly takes the contradiction of abuse into complement to his soul.
    Three months is a miraculously a short time for such a change.
    It was possible by the inherent potential power of the English gentleman.
    The ideal of the Gentleman is so cherished even by those who are the very opposite.
    We see the motivating power of the goal in him.
    To utterly be oblivious of the stark reality before one’s eyes and to take it as the very opposite is possible only to the evolving soul – the Psychic inside.
    Bingley who makes greater progress in submission even to give up his love for the sake of security in psychological status, is unique.
    I wish the readers consider each character in the story from this point of view on the four lines of change, 1) Physical, vital, etc. 2) Energy, force, etc. 3) Skill, capacity, etc. 4) Manners, behaviour.
    One can review even events on these scales similarly.
    It will be interesting to simultaneously consider all the other changes that are there in this light.

    Man wants to see God as the Gardiners wanted to see Darcy for long.

    The first step is Silence. Random thoughts, thinking are obstacles in the surface.
    Then comes the solid resistance of the inconscient in the substance.
    The obstacles are many while I am mentioning only the major or convenient landmarks.
    A determination that is higher concentration will overcome the random thoughts. Knowledge that there is no knowledge in thinking breaks the barrier and one can slowly overcome the obstacles step by step.
    Substance cannot be handled by methods known to the human Mind. Only grace can help it overcome. When it does it, it is done at once.
    Man has to begin where he is.
    The first thing to be done is to recognize in all activities small and great.
    Attention to grace when saturated to maturity attracts Grace.
    The uninterrupted completion of any small act is by Grace.
    This must begin as an unbroken observation and move down deep till it reaches the substances.
    Observation is in the surface Mind.
    Appreciation of that observation is in the depth of the surface Mind.
    Emotional appreciation takes it to the heart.
    Sensational appreciation goes to the nerves.
    Its becoming a physical sensation goes to the subconscient.
    Received at the depth of substance the body thrills.
    Constant thrilling, at least frequent thrilling of the body by the occurrence of grace and its observation takes the receptivity of grace to the substance.
    The Gardiners longed to see him for long.
    When they saw him they discovered majesty in him.
    They respected their niece’s sensitivities regarding Darcy.
    Darcy’s first response is an invitation to fishing.
    Next it was a dinner invitation.
    It was followed by their being the channel for his magnanimous activity.
    That is why later they became integrated with the life of Pemberley.
    For a cultural conquest it takes this knowledge, patience, magnanimous good will, excellent manners.
    To see God there are spiritual equivalents.
    Silence, cheerfulness, value of the other Man’s opinion, patience that knows no end, self-giving and all that go with it.
  5.       “The whole party excited a substantial attention”
    Any party of people excites attention.
    We meet at functions and festivals.
    In England periodically people meet at parties.
    Parties are part of their social culture which is alien to us.
    One important reason for frequent parties is to let young people meet.
    The composition of dinner parties discloses the social stratification.
    The elite is solicited.
    The less important worm their way into parties.
    Here it is Darcy who openly solicits Elizabeth’s favour, though she is yearning for his attention.
    His need is love and romance.
    Hers is Pemberley and status.
    Romance is a complement to status.
    There will be no romance for Darcy if she had had no mercenary needs.
    Elizabeth’s need for Pemberley subconsciously rises as romance in Darcy.
    The woman’s romance is for security.
    That Man can emotionally expand into a woman’s personality is his fulfillment psychologically.
    The woman by expanding herself safely in security of a property is her fulfillment.
    One becomes the complement of the other as the nut fits into the bolt serving a wider purpose.
    Attention is the flow of personal energy in a social differential.
    Here Darcy and Bingley are social heavens descending on Lambton inn.
    The western world had offered young people excellent social opportunities to fall in love meeting in public.
    Even today it is beyond the imagination of Indians.
    Though the Indian youth has the security of arranged marriage which the western youth is deprived of, the Indian cannot visualize the joys of finding a boy or girl of their own liking.
    Cultures differ vastly in all social respects.
    To appreciate cultural differences is a measure of great wisdom.
    Only the knowledge beyond the structure of culture can have it.
    Of course, that wisdom is higher than all the cultures.
    Where people meet there in life.
    It is there people get to know the other, often intimacy is forged.
    Life is human relationship; intense life is intimate relationship.
    Human life is egoistic life.
    Ego is the first stage of constructive psychological organization in the lower triplicity.
    Time has come when ego is a bar.
    Trade came along with coins for Man to transcend Time and Space taking him out of his insularity and the worship of the soil.
    Trade by the inflow of Money, and its capacity to make Man produce his maximum helped him to overcome the determinism of Nature – famine.
    Cosmic life is Soul relating to soul without egoistic barrier to penetrate the infinity of the other as a step to universalize himself.
    The parties are the first step towards the goal of cosmic harmony.
    Marriages, trade partnership, political alliances originate in those parties.
    They are the very meets where the opposite forces unleash gossip, bear tales to destroy one Man rising.
    Caroline does that at Pemberley.
    Such meets accomplish by silent participation more than open negotiation.
    Even in the open negotiations what prevails is the silent understanding.
    Darcy won her not by the open proposal, but giving her silently the idea that she is desirable.
    After he silently demonstrated his willingness abundantly, she silently demanded of him restoration of Lydia, reconciliation of Bingley and Jane.
    Silence sustains activity. (The Life Divine - P. 29)
    There is a Silence beyond that Silence (The Life Divine – P. 29)
    It is that Silence that permitted the French Revolution.
    At that deeper level friends and relatives serve a Man by jealousy, annihilation.
    As long as ego is the principle, its dominant motive is not so much survival as the destruction of another. No one is so available. Those who selflessly offer to help a selfish Man are fully trapped. His one aim is not to benefit by the help but to use it as an access to destroy the one who helps. The selfish Man is mortally offended if the benefactor escapes. The whole community sympathizes with the selfish Man, find the escaped victim abominable. The ‘laudable’ aim of the public is they must ruin the benefactor and while he is on the road they all should celebrate by laughing. There are waves of positive movements like the Freedom Movement or other ideals such as better care of health, need for a higher standard of education, etc.
    Every movement of value starts like this wave spreads through the Press, media and the family conclave.
    Dinner parties are active fields where such ideals acquire FORM, niceties, attitudes, strategies, etc. through which they enter the social fabric and entrench themselves there.
    The Americans call it operationalising an ideal; it is thus a value is cultivated into the society.
    People ask what shall I do?
    The exalted ideal must be adjusted to the local context and the appropriate strategy evolved.
    When the wave of atheism swept Tamilnadu, youth dropped the caste mark, stopped visiting the temples, took to non-religious weddings.
    Wherever people meet such as dinner parties these strategies are discussed, news how the social elite follow them is discussed.
    It forms the social climate, may be the cultural climate of the society.
    It is sometimes called the cultural main stream.
    It is the live end of social growth.
    The word of mouth, otherwise called gossip, is of paramount value for this purpose. Fashion spreads thus for those to whom it is important.
    The capital of today, the court of yester years are the cultural oases.
    Negatively they degenerate into gossip, even vicious gossip.
    News has always a tendency to become sensational in the hands of characters who are trying to exhaust in themselves the sensationalism of the day.
    Through this route news become entertainment.
    It will be a glorious day for humanity when Man as a reporter, editor, reader refuses to entertain sensationalism, as he has overcome in the last few centuries the entertainment of torture or execution.
    That was to overcome physicality.
    Overcoming sensationalism is to overcome vitality.
    It is certainly a cultured gathering if no one there feels free to release a piece of such gossip.
    If the ranks are hesitant to carry a sensational gossip to the leader or the top echelon, we can certainly say, it is a cultured cross section.
    For Darcy it is a pre-proposal meet.
    We do not know whether he really proposed to propose to her on the next day. His behaviour did look like that very much.
    Jane Austen says Bingley was eager to please, Georgiana was eager and Darcy was determined to be pleased.
    In the entire story this scene is one full of positive emotions devoid of (Mrs. Bennet’s winking) vulgar premeditation.
    Obviously here Darcy had completely won her refractory heart.
    At least after the second proposal she grew petulantly demanding, demanding of his explanations for many things and embarrassed him a little.
    Everyone’s emotions, attitude, sensitivity were positively full, even rich.
    It is remarkable that no one was impatient for great results.
    As the provocation as well as elopement followed, we are led to think that there should have been subconscious impatience.
    When something is smoothly accomplished, surely, there would have been substantial patience appropriate to the occasion.
    Impatience can express as embarrassment which was there in more than one way.
    To be embarrassed is to be culturally sensitive finding oneself unequal to the situation.
    The cultural strength needed not to be embarrassed in such a situation should have come over some generations of equal wealth.
    Religious scholarship or spiritual training can give it after a few occasions.
    Elizabeth had personality enough to abuse the offer of wealth, standup to a Lady Catherine not to receive the full glow of love delivered over the platter of Pemberley.
    Jane Austen had a background of clergy. Elizabeth had no such.
    Such situations acquire an unequal weight even in imagination.
    Ayala lived in her imagination enough to know an angel there.
    It gave her the strength to reject her cousin Tom Tringle.
    People who unwittingly refuse wealth are those who are not aware of its social, psychological weight. What is rich fullness to these who enjoy it is an unbearable weight even in contemplation. They have the weight of personality to refuse what they do not know.
    Such a party of people excites substantial attention.
    In the inner life we do have similar parties of various descriptions demanding our attention.
    For the yogi the only problem is to go beyond that phenomenon.
    It requires a deeper concentration of wider dimension inclusive of the outer and inner.
    Mother said to Dewan Chamanlal, a congress M.P. to a question whether those 12 yogis would not arise from the sadhaks, that they were learning such a concentration.
    For a householder who does not launch himself on yoga the varieties of such attention is interesting and useful.
    One who takes to ‘Let Thy will be done, Not my will’, when the concentration gathers he discovers that this is an easier method than deepening the consecration.
    This mantra, as others, will hit a bottom beyond which, it is difficult to move.
    Concentrations reach the depth consciously permitted by the being.
    Should one cross by a rare sincerity, there is a limit set by the subconscious.

    To open the subconscious so that concentration can penetrate is aspiration.
    It is subconscious sincerity where the body consciousness opens and aspires.
    This mantra effectively solves the problem as we wish.
    So, it is My will, not Thy will. Hence the importance to repeat NOT my will.
    The heart, if it opens, and aspires is better than the Mind, but these too the character of limitation remains, though the opening is easier, in the case of the heart.
    He, who wants to penetrate those depths, must be willing to forget people, events whose memory dilutes the concentration.
    Deeper inner concentrations that include the outer are capable of reaching the family experiences, community’s memory and beyond.
    Our reaching such depths will be indicated by one’s capacity to overcome irresistible physical sensations like sneezing.
    One in Jnana yogic Samadhi is not aware of bodily sensations even when he is branded.
    This is inner concentration of the most powerful kind.
    To move another’s thought against his selfish interest while he is free will indicate the concentration embracing the outer.
    To be able to repeat this mantra with no expectation to have one’s own problem solved is not impossible, but is difficult in view of the deeper sincerity required.
    One who attempts such things can see the answer inside the problem.

    The Answer inside the Problem

    Like the missing tenth Man, this can be considered as a problem of perspective.
    It consists of asking whether there is anything I can do.
    Though not readily Mr. Bennet, Darcy with respect to Bingley, Elizabeth, Caroline could have known the answers.
    Darcy could not have easily recognized what he should have done as his step is a step of transformation.
    No Indian politician can conceive that the problem of Kashmir lies in the final refusal of the Brahmin.
    It was certainly a wonder of deep spiritual sincerity that Gandhiji realized the violence of 1946 was one his own Non-Violence artificially suppressed into the subconscious.
    It was a violence suppressed.
    K.B. Smellie who writes with a rare penetration says in 1957 that no one has discovered the causes of events from 1789 to 1939.
    They are,
    1. The physicality that was disappearing from earth giving a parting kick.
    2. Dying capitalism indulging in depression allowing wars to absorb its ill effects.
    3. Missed opportunities of establishing the world union.
    The first cause can be known only to integral yogis. Marx categorically explained the second phenomenon which love of ignorance neglected willfully. The answers to these problems, problems created by a partial view can be solved by taking the view of the whole. Idealism was feeble. Hence the world union was a lip service. The financial crisis has one clear demonstration in 1907 though only experience based, devoid of theory.
    Mr. Bennet, like a true English Man declared ‘I am responsible’. So, the decision he refused to take when Lydia went to Brighton, he took after she left home. It was not impossible for Darcy to know his irrationality of preventing Bingley’s marriage while he wanted to marry Elizabeth. He found the answer. Caroline’s reversal was mercenary.
    Darcy’s transformation could not have been suggested by her abuse, but he could certainly know the validity of her accusations when he regained calm – if ever one can regain. But that might not have won her, a changed polite behaviour. He went further and changed his character. The context he was courting was not strongly met even by that transformation, a transformation of consciousness. It required a transformation of substance. The principle can be followed deeper at the last levels of reversals but presently they are out of our scope as we have no possible illustrations in the story here.
    How does it apply to a devotee in politics?
    Firstly he must win an election without bribing the voters.
    To be in power and be different from those in power is not conceivable.
    Even in social life a small minority differs in values from the vast majority.
    Politics to day is not without such shining examples though they are stray which means life admits of such a phenomenon.
    To be incorruptible is different from having a whole administration so.
    The principle here is the devotee must be above board in word and deed.
    Many can rise to that level.
    It is impossible NOT to have a justification inwardly about the corruption of others.
    Elizabeth was not false, but she fully adored the Man who was false.
    Violence, sex are human vibrations.
    One can culturally rise above them.
    To raise one’s swabhava free of them is to enjoy the same status universally.
    Rajaji accused Gandhiji of moral violence in 1942.
    Moral violence enters his life of Non-violence through fads.
    Smallness, attachment to them is violence in attitudes.
    Parents, who complain against children for having questionable values, refuse to see it as an extension of their own suppressed values.
    Consecration of the parents will reveal those limits.
    The significance of small ACT arises out of it.
    Intense yearning of power in politics refuses to share power with those who helped them to power in the state while claiming an undue share of it in the centre.
    They are not stray exception – They are stark realities in escapable.
    Churchill called Nehru the leader of a tiny minority.
    Life compels him to lose power after saving the world and England.
    He was forced to seek the help of USSR whom he tried to crush.
    Keynes monetary policies for this reason are a remedy of a secondary cause.
    To give up Money value after giving up Money is still difficult.
    Sri Aurobindo speaks of a sannyasi’s Mental control breaking down.
    Sublimation is different from suppression.
    Even sublimation will not qualify for integration.
    Culture overcomes incest which is great. Still it is not integration.
    At the integrated state one is incapable of transgression.
    There is nothing to be transgressed.
  6. “The suspicions of Darcy and their niece just arose”
    Man’s love of a woman is of universal interest.
    To them such a suspicion is a pleasant unbelievable surprise.
    Their suspicion was no real suspicion. It was an interested perception.
    The word suspicion was used as they never heard of it till then.
    A real suspicion gives a juicy delight.
    To enjoy such a faculty in one, he suspects others.
    Neither the aunt and uncle are naturally suspicious, nor is there any truth in it.
    The situation creates it; it is the creativity of the situation.
    Situations are creative and carry the character of the atmosphere.
    Such situations are created by the individual, society, life.
    Since 1956 all these situations are made positive by the descent.
    Anything negative since then, is willful perversity of ignorance by Man.
    We see the evolutionary force entering Men to elevate them and Man willfully seeking a perverse choice. Churchill is the best example.
    That is how ignorance becomes knowledge.
    Once created each vibration runs its course.
    Ignorance cannot self-dissolve; it has to work itself out.
    Louis XIV asserted the right of the king to become the absolute monarch after Parisians rose in revolt for 10 years. It was worn out during the reign of Louis XIV when he was guillotined. Again Napoleon reverted to the Empire. Monarchy thus survived for a few thousand years. Still it lingers as a token. Suspicion arises in the aunt not necessarily from her own temperament, but from the general atmosphere.
    After a vibration is shed by a Man, it lingers in the atmosphere.
    We also see in Jane and Elizabeth an absolute secrecy even between themselves about their love affairs till the engagement is real.
    It is a wise attitude in girls of this age.
    Till the engagement is certain, anything may charge.
    Disclosing one’s attitudes, preferences till then may land one in awkwardness.
    It is a commendable restraint.
    Situations become creative when the alternatives are present.
    Creativity in the physical plane is the possibilities there.
    In the vital plane they are too numerous.
    Mind extends these possibilities to infinity.

    Idea that leads to action

    In us will and knowledge are separate.
    In the Real-Idea they are one.
    The Real-Idea is a vibration of the being.
    Supermind is Being moving into the determinative self-knowledge (Page 144 – The Life Divine)
    It is an Idea that leads to action.
    All ideas that have accomplished are thus qualified in various measures.
    In the Real Idea consciousness and will that are united separate by involution in Mind. Human choice can unite it to become the Real-Idea again which is the secret of creation (Page 358 -The Life Divine) This is evolution. All those who choose like that are evolutionary individuals, if not evolutionary adults.
    Elizabeth did so partially moving from the vital to the Mind.
    Mr. Bennet by his decision did so very well.
    Darcy went further.
    His action benefitted three girls of the Bennet family.
    Even Jane was capable of it in a small way.
    Every act thus qualifies for being evolutionary.
    What are not evolutionary are involutionary, the early part of evolution.
    Real-Idea is a self-creative action.
    Self-sufficiency in food is such an idea, behind the Green Revolution.
    Equality which one accords to another is a political ideal.
    Equality which one feels is a self-creative idea capable of fulfilling itself.
    Individuality is a self-creative idea capable of fulfilling itself, an idea that leads to action, in its own social context is a Real-Idea.
    First of all an individual becomes one by self-perception.
    His self-perception as a first move of reality overcomes the society.
    The moment he psychologically discovers his individuality, he comes to fulfil his needs material as well as psychological.
    Darcy after her refusal never for a moment considered who will give him Elizabeth or what will so give her to him.
    He knew what and how he should go about it.
    It is self-creative.
    That made her aspires to become the mistress of Pemberley and meet him at his own premises.
    He made the first move and went on to complete it.
    Discovering the unknown in ignorance; bringing out the known in knowledge. (Page 982 -The Life Divine)
    Ignorance can evolve as well as knowledge.
    Both will have results without fail.
    Only that the results of ignorance will not be known to it as it is ignorant.
    Knowledge too will have the result but it is the result it knows as it is knowledge.
    Even in knowing there are grades.
    Darcy’s effort at change of character – transformation – knows it would secure Elizabeth ultimately.
    Mr. Bennet when he took the decision to pay his brother-in-law knew it was right, but he never knew at that moment that that decision would find Lydia married. He absolutely had no knowledge that it would accomplish Jane’s marriage as well as Lizzy’s and take her to Pemberley. In the wildest of his imagination he would not have conceived that he would be relieved of the duty of payment.
    What he knew was it was his duty and it would lead to good results.
    Mrs. Bennet was ignorant, but dynamically ignorant.
    She did not know her initiatives would drive Bingley away.
    Lydia’s marriage and Elizabeth’s marriage were not in her conscious conception.
    They emerged out of her ignorant endeavour.
    It is the bringing out of the unknown.
    Gandhiji’s Non-Violence made him evolve. He evolved to knowing the real character of violence, its inevitability in our life. He was sincere enough to acknowledge it. The violence was the unknown he brought out of his ignorant evolution.
    In Churchill and Stalin there was knowledge and ignorance, each acted in its own way. Churchill knew the role of courage and its victory. It did come out. He never knew that his reactionary politics will be shown the way out. There he was ignorant, he brought out the unknown. In refusing the Marshall Plan Stalin knew its price was political freedom. He restored USSR on his own and it made her a super power. He never knew that his ignorance too evolved and it would bring out the unknown. He was succeeded by Khrushchev who denounced him and that was the foundation of USSR dissolving in 1990. As an exercise, a comprehensive one, we can try with each character in the story and see the value of this truth of The Life Divine. It is best done in our own life events.
    Go in to rise above is the occult secret He was to discover after ten years of yoga. (P. 277 - The Life Divine)
    Meeting with a problem we go out to it seeking an answer.
    The Gardiners saw Darcy was intensely in love with their niece. Without that there was no need to call on her at the inn and invite them all to dinner. It was quite obvious. They could have directly asked her about it accusing her of secrecy. They did not. They preferred to wait, to go in and see the truth more clearly. After Swami Vivekananda showed Him the supermind, he left without telling Him how to reach there. He took ten years to discover the method. The method is not to go to the Absolute from our surface Mind or its depth the inner Mind. That can only lead to moksha. Sri Aurobindo saw there is the subliminal below the inner Mind and the Psychic is lodged there. He saw that first we must go down into the subliminal, reach the Psychic and rise then through the spiritual range of Mind to reach the supermind. This was the occult secret He was seeking for ten years. It is explained in pages 276 and 277 of The Life divine.
    We see the Gardiners, Elizabeth, Jane, Caroline, Darcy, Mr. Bennet following this method partially or fully, each according to their need.
    The Gardiners, in spite of their suspicion, refrained from questioning their niece. That is the extent to which they went inside. When Darcy came to them at their own house they learnt more but not all. On receiving Elizabeth’s letter asking for information, Mrs. Gardiner understood the whole truth i.e. Elizabeth was in ignorance. Such a patience can come only from rich mature culture. Culture itself is formed by such a process of first going in and assimilating the essence of experience and to wait for that essence to rise to the higher surface social experience. It is enduring. It need not err like Darcy by his offensive behaviour or like Mr. Bennet who ignores the great act of gentlemanly munificence to his family which involved a social sacrifice, cultured compromise as well as material expense. The ACT brought him Darcy as son-in-law raising his social status sky high, through a rare psychological fulfillment in the pet daughter’s life. Incidentally it is a unique triumph over his refractory wife. He goes to Pemberley at all odd hours not only to be with Elizabeth but to celebrate his life time victory over the misfortune of marriage. His patience that was extended to the whole family as unrestricted freedom was richly rewarded.
    When you see something most powerful-being-behind the world, illusionism and Nihilism disappear, truth emerges. (The Life Divine – Page.119)
    After describing His views on Maya and Nihilism, Sri Aurobindo speaks of our the most powerful Being, reaching there all confusions disappear.
    A patient scholar can describe each character from this point of view.
    We can try some cases major or minor.
    Elizabeth sponsors Jane, adores Wickham, provokes Darcy, crosses swords with Collins, stands up against Lady Catherine, receives the romantic patronage of Pemberley and Darcy, was an affectionate victim of the cultured indulgence of the Gardiners, abuses Darcy, cross examines the colonel, fulfilled in Jane’s engagement and Lydia’s restoration and still was in distress when she was face to face with the naked fact that she was a selfish creature. Within three or four minutes the Sun dawns in her life, her oscillations, vacillations, erroneous adorations, the traps into which she walked all disappeared. The most powerful truth about her life was not any of the experiences she had met with, but that she was a selfish vain creature who was despicable in her own eyes. She discovered it at the Hunsford Park. That was Mental knowledge. When it was spoken to Darcy, it revealed its true power.
    Each of the major familiar events can thus be explained.
    Caroline is a minor character.
    In her own eyes she was the central major character of the course of events.
    The truth is Darcy never responded to her.
    She would rather give up her brother than giving up the privilege of visiting Pemberley.
    She knew Darcy loved Elizabeth and not her.
    That truth becomes self-evident-socially approved – to her only after Darcy’s engagement.
    Immediately the truth of her situation dawns with the weight of social reality that touches the psychological sensitivity.
    She wrote a pleasant letter to Elizabeth, exercising the faculty learned from her eminent schooling.
    These schools are adepts in preparing students for presentation.
    It is used in life mostly for dissimulation.
    Her ego trip from ‘when can I wish you joy’ to ‘her teeth are not good’ shows the wide range in which such a personality can travel.
    Darcy is a yogi of a sort.
    Man makes progress by consecrating the impacts from outside.
    Ordinary Man grapples with these impacts for his growth.
    A devotee makes psychological progress by consecration.
    A sadhak has no such necessities as all outer contacts are under his control.
    His world is inside. Problems are temperamental, from ego and Nature.
    He cannot go inside as long as the ego survives.
    After the dissolution of the ego, he is a universalised personality meeting only Nature from inside through the temperament and the subconscious.
    It requires a consecration at the subconscious level.
    That is what Sri Aurobindo describes as continuous battle on a considerable territory.
    Progress thus to be made is from universalisation to transcendentalisation.
    Probably the earliest revelations are subconscious insecurity, fear, darkness.
    Should they be consecrated one needs the energies of all the being.
    Mother insists on work, because while in work we lose ourselves in work.
    It is difficult to understand or think or organize and consecrate at the same time.
    For that understanding and consecration cannot be separate.
    Consecration cannot precede understanding.
    The understanding MUST be through the consecration i.e. the process of understanding loses itself in the process of consecration. It is a major step in yoga.
    Human relationship must then receive the same treatment.
    Most difficult of all is to subject work to such an intensity of consecration.
    In Darcy and Mr. Bennet, one conscious and the other unconscious we see it.
    Elizabeth uses her Mind to ‘Consecrate’ her obsessed vital. It is partial.
    At that level of work, work becomes body’s worship.
    The forces of the subconscious initially present themselves as Mental ideal, vital relationships, physical movements.
    Later they arise as sensitivities of the Mental, Vital, physical planes.
    Dealing with the subconscious sensitivities is yogic torture.
    As Master and Mother have gone ahead, our difficulty is not universal but only personal, the one we contribute to the Play.
    Nirod said as He spoke words appeared to issue out of a cave.
    No wonder, They never invited any to do this yoga.
Elizabeth, on her side, had much to do. She wanted to ascertain the feelings of each of her visitors; she wanted to compose her own, and to make herself agreeable to all; and in the latter object, where she feared most to fail, she was most sure of success, for those to whom she endeavoured to give pleasure were prepossessed in her favour. Bingley was ready, Georgiana was eager, and Darcy determined, to be pleased.
  1. Bingley was ready to be pleased, Georgiana was eager and Darcy determined to be pleased. This indicates a positive atmosphere
  2. In spite of the very positive atmosphere, there was total absence of social psychological strength, because she was not composed. Georgiana was more than shy. Bingley brought no strength. In the absence of strength which was further poked by Caroline the next day, Lydia was able to elope.
  3. The elopement would have been impossible if Elizabeth had had personal strength or wealth or if there had been overflowing cheerfulness in their meeting. For all the good luck of Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, they do not carry strength to prevent the elopement.
  4. For some reason Caroline could have been missing thus avoiding the disturbing movement. The atmosphere strong enough to let Elizabeth meet Darcy once and his sister again without Caroline. Caroline is bent on marrying Darcy. She has £ 20,000 and is supported by her sister. She could not be ejected from the scheme without having her say. She is, in her opinion, the earlier claimant.
  5. Readiness to be pleased, eager to please, determined to please all are good but not enough to prevent Caroline to be there.
In seeing Bingley, her thoughts naturally flew to her sister; and oh! How ardently did she long to know whether any of his were directed in a like manner. Sometimes she could fancy that he talked less than on former occasions, and once or twice pleased herself with the notion that, as he looked at her, he was trying to trace a resemblance. But, though this might be imaginary, she could not be deceived as to his behaviour to Miss Darcy, who had been set up as a rival to Jane. No look appeared on either side that spoke particular regard. Nothing occurred between them that could justify the hopes of his sister. On this point she was soon satisfied; and two or three little circumstances occurred ere they parted, which, in her anxious interpretation, denoted a recollection of Jane not untinctured by tenderness, and a wish of saying more that might lead to the mention of her, had he dared. He observed to her, at a moment when the others were talking together, and in a tone which had something of real regret, that it "was a very long time since he had had the pleasure of seeing her;" and, before she could reply, he added, "It is above eight months. We have not met since the 26th of November, when we were all dancing together at Netherfield."
  1. Bingley talked less on this occasion.
  2. Of course, Darcy has not lifted the ban, but has not banned his meeting her.
  3. Bingley does not directly inquire about Jane.
  4. I am not sure whether it was the etiquette of the time or it is Darcy’s doing.
  5. Elizabeth’s conclusion that there is no love in him for Miss Darcy is true here, but no one saw Darcy’s love for her. It is true a formed interest in the person is unmistakable, but it is possible, as the Kural says, for them to pass as strangers.
  6. ‘Two or three little incidents’ – They are unmistakably for an eye looking for symptoms.
  7. ‘It is very long time’ ‘ 26th November’ are clear indications of interest.
  8. It is remarkable that Elizabeth was never once interested in Bingley.
  9. The most he could ask is whether all her sisters were at home.
  10. Elizabeth saw there was no relationship between Bingley and Miss Darcy
Elizabeth was pleased to find his memory so exact; and he afterwards took occasion to ask her, when unattended to by any of the rest, whether all her sisters were at Longbourn. There was not much in the question, nor in the preceding remark; but there was a look and a manner which gave them meaning.
  1. By seeing very little of Darcy, she knew all the changes that came over him. 44.38
  2. Bingley whispers to Elizabeth about their dancing at Netherfield when he was not observed. Certainly, he evinces interest in her for the sake of Jane, but takes care he is not observed. His subordination to Darcy is in spirit and total
It was not often that she could turn her eyes on Mr. Darcy himself; but, whenever she did catch a glimpse, she saw an expression of general complaisance, and in all that he said she heard an accent so far removed from hauteur or disdain of his companions, as convinced her that the improvement of manners which she had yesterday witnessed, however temporary its existence might prove, had at least outlived one day. When she saw him thus seeking the acquaintance and courting the good opinion of people with whom any intercourse a few months ago would have been a disgrace -- when she saw him thus civil, not only to herself, but to the very relations whom he had openly disdained, and recollected their last lively scene in Hunsford Parsonage -- the difference, the change was so great, and struck so forcibly on her mind, that she could hardly restrain her astonishment from being visible. Never, even in the company of his dear friends at Netherfield, or his dignified relations at Rosings, had she seen him so desirous to please, so free from self-consequence or unbending reserve, as now, when no importance could result from the success of his endeavours, and when even the acquaintance of those to whom his attentions were addressed would draw down the ridicule and censure of the ladies both of Netherfield and Rosings.
  1. It is true Darcy’s manners have really improved over his Netherfield days.
  2. He had endeavoured to change deeply enough.
  3. Elizabeth sees Darcy desirous of pleasing her, quite different from his behaviour at Netherfield, Rosings or Hunsford. They were before his change of attitude. Now that the attitude is changed, he actively seeks to please her and others for her
  4. New roles, as Miss Darcy has to play, however brief, do not easily come.
Their visitors staid with them above half an hour; and when they arose to depart, Mr. Darcy called on his sister to join him in expressing their wish of seeing Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, and Miss Bennet, to dinner at Pemberley, before they left the country. Miss Darcy, though with a diffidence which marked her little in the habit of giving invitations, readily obeyed. Mrs. Gardiner looked at her niece, desirous of knowing how she, whom the invitation most concerned, felt disposed as to its acceptance, but Elizabeth had turned away her head. Presuming, however, that this studied avoidance spoke rather a momentary embarrassment than any dislike of the proposal, and seeing in her husband, who was fond of society, a perfect willingness to accept it, she ventured to engage for her attendance, and the day after the next was fixed on.
  1. Why does Elizabeth turn her face away?
  2. Propriety requires the invitation to be addressed to the elders.
  3. The visit and the invitation show how ill-formed the social consciousness is.
  4. Therefore it can be poked.
  5. As their estimation of Darcy rises, their opinion of Wickham sinks. Circumstances seem to build up for the anti-climax of the news of elopement. Following the events with the subsequent event in mind, the course of events and the measure of energy in those events will confirm the rules of life
Bingley expressed great pleasure in the certainty of seeing Elizabeth again, having still a great deal to say to her, and many enquiries to make after all their Hertfordshire friends. Elizabeth, construing all this into a wish of hearing her speak of her sister, was pleased; and on this account, as well as some others, found herself, when their visitors left them, capable of considering the last half-hour with some satisfaction, though while it was passing the enjoyment of it had been little. Eager to be alone, and fearful of enquiries or hints from her uncle and aunt, she staid with them only long enough to hear their favourable opinion of Bingley, and then hurried away to dress.
  1. It was cultured of them not to probe her relations with Darcy.
  2. It helped save the situation.
But she had no reason to fear Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner's curiosity; it was not their wish to force her communication. It was evident that she was much better acquainted with Mr. Darcy than they had before any idea of; it was evident that he was very much in love with her. They saw much to interest, but nothing to justify inquiry.
  1. The opinion framed by the Gardiners was right.
  2. But it could be entirely in the wrong as she, on the basis of some report, thought Darcy to be proud and after meeting so many times found Wickham acceptable.
Of Mr. Darcy it was now a matter of anxiety to think well; and, as far as their acquaintance reached, there was no fault to find. They could not be untouched by his politeness; and had they drawn his character from their own feelings and his servant's report, without any reference to any other account, the circle in Hertfordshire to which he was known would not have recognised it for Mr. Darcy. There was now an interest, however, in believing the housekeeper; and they soon became sensible that the authority of a servant who had known him since he was four years old, and whose own manners indicated respectability, was not to be hastily rejected. Neither had anything occurred in the intelligence of their Lambton friends that could materially lessen its weight. They had nothing to accuse him of but pride; pride he probably had, and if not, it would certainly be imputed by the inhabitants of a small market-town where the family did not visit. It was acknowledged, however, that he was a liberal man, and did much good among the poor.
  1. The news of Wickham’s profligacy coming is in a parallel to Darcy coming closer together.
With respect to Wickham, the travellers soon found that he was not held there in much estimation; for though the chief of his concerns with the son of his patron were imperfectly understood, it was yet a well-known fact that, on his quitting Derbyshire, he had left many debts behind him, which Mr. Darcy afterwards discharged.
As for Elizabeth, her thoughts were at Pemberley this evening more than the last; and the evening, though as it passed it seemed long, was not long enough to determine her feelings towards one in that mansion; and she lay awake two whole hours endeavouring to make them out. She certainly did not hate him. No; hatred had vanished long ago, and she had almost as long been ashamed of ever feeling a dislike against him, that could be so called. The respect created by the conviction of his valuable qualities, though at first unwillingly admitted, had for some time ceased to be repugnant to her feelings; and it was now heightened into somewhat of a friendlier nature by the testimony so highly in his favour, and bringing forward his disposition in so amiable a light, which yesterday had produced. But above all, above respect and esteem, there was a motive within her of goodwill which could not be overlooked. It was gratitude -- gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection. He who, she had been persuaded, would avoid her as his greatest enemy, seemed, on this accidental meeting, most eager to preserve the acquaintance, and without any indelicate display of regard, or any peculiarity of manner, where their two selves only were concerned, was soliciting the good opinion of her friends, and bent on making her known to his sister. Such a change in a man of so much pride, excited not only astonishment but gratitude -- for to love, ardent love, it must be attributed; and as such, its impression on her was of a sort to be encouraged, as by no means unpleasing, though it could not be exactly defined. She respected, she esteemed, she was grateful to him, she felt a real interest in his welfare; and she only wanted to know how far she wished that welfare to depend upon herself, and how far it would be for the happiness of both that she should employ the power, which her fancy told her she still possessed, of bringing on the renewal of his addresses.
  1. Hatred had vanished, but there was no love.
  2. The respect for his good qualities was for some time repugnant to her.
  3. This is the true human situation.
  4. Gratitude is powerful in this sense, but cannot have the charm.
  5. After receiving the letter she has no reason to expect anything good from him. He was only defending himself in the letter, no tenderness.
  6. She is now more than sure of his love.
  7. Even for this love, there is no reason to expect it to survive the elopement.
  8. The respect created for his valuable qualities had for some time ceased to be repugnant to her feelings. As respect for him was initially repugnant to her, the question of love does not arise
  9. We see gratitude can also follow repugnance
  10. Man cannot be spontaneous more than once. Love of any description needs spontaneity. She exhausted it with Wickham. She responded to Wickham as she is the daughter of Mrs. Bennet and Mrs. Bennet is more in her than Mr. Bennet
It had been settled in the evening, between the aunt and niece, that such a striking civility as Miss Darcy's, in coming to them on the very day of her arrival at Pemberley, for she had reached it only to a late breakfast, ought to be imitated, though it could not be equalled, by some exertion of politeness on their side; and, consequently, that it would be highly expedient to wait on her at Pemberley the following morning. They were, therefore, to go. -- Elizabeth was pleased; though when she asked herself the reason, she had very little to say in reply.
  1. No more fishing is a whimsical invitation.
  2. Elizabeth and the Gardiners go to Pemberley a little in advance to reciprocate Darcy’s civility. It is all right for the superior, not for the inferior. The provocation she had from Caroline and the initial cool welcome prove that it was not right
Mr. Gardiner left them soon after breakfast. The fishing scheme had been renewed the day before, and a positive engagement made of his meeting some of the gentlemen at Pemberley by noon.

story | by Dr. Radut