Supramental Manifestation and the New World (video)

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Editor’s note: As we celebrate today the anniversary of the Supramental Manifestation (the Golden Day, 29 February 1956), let us read some of these passages from the conversations of the Mother in which she explains the deep significance of this realization. One of our contributors has also curated a special video for this occasion which we share in this post.


26 March 1960

In Your talk entitled “The True Adventure” in the November 1957 issue of the “Bulletin” (page 2), You have said:

“Last year when I announced to you the manifestation of the supramental consciousness and light and force, I should have added that it was an event forerunner of the birth of a new world.”

This means that the new world was born after the supramental consciousness manifested. You have fixed the 29th February 1956 as the date of the supramental manifestation. Which date after that should be taken as the date of the birth of the new world?

Half an hour later.

In the November 1958 issue of the “Bulletin” (page 97), in Your answer untitled “The New Birth”, You have said as follows:

“To comfort you I may say that by the very fact that you live upon earth at this moment… you absorb with the air that you breathe this new supramental substance which is spreading in earth’s atmosphere and it is preparing in you things you will manifest all of a sudden, as soon as you have taken the decisive step.

“Whether that will help you or not to take this decisive step is another question which has to be studied, because the experiences that are happening and will now happen more and more being of a quite new character, one cannot know beforehand what will come to pass; one must study and after a close study one would be able to say with certainty whether this supramental substance will make the work of the new birth easy or not. I shall tell you about it a little later on. For the moment it is better not to count on these things, but simply to take to the way for the birth into the spiritual life.”

Can You now say with certainty whether this supramental substance will help decisively to realise this new birth?



Video contributed by Suhas Mehra


Somebody asked me,—

“In the work of Transformation, who is the slowest to do his part, man or God?”

I replied,—

Man finds that God is too slow to answer his prayers.

God finds that man is too slow to receive His influence.

But for the Truth-Consciousness all is going on as it ought to go.

~ CWM, Vol. 15, p. 113


Man must understand that in spite of all his intellectual achievements he is as incapable of perceiving the supramental vibrations as the animal was incapable of perceiving the mental vibrations when they pervaded the earth before the appearance of the human species.

~ CWM, Vol. 15, pp. 101-102


February 1961

A stag passes through a forest to get a drink, but what is there to prove that he has passed by? Most people won’t see any sign; perhaps they don’t even know what a stag is, and even those who know may not be able to say that he passed that way. But one who has made a special study of hunting, a tracker, will find obvious signs and will be able to say not only what type of stag has passed, but also his size, age, sex, etc.

Similarly there must be people who have a spiritual knowledge analogous to that of hunting, who can disclose that a person is in contact with the supramental, while ordinary people, who have not trained their mind, will not be able to perceive it. The supramental has descended upon earth, it is said, it has manifested itself. I have read all that has been written on the subject, but I am among the ignorant who see nothing and feel nothing. Couldn’t someone who has a more trained perception tell me by what signs I can recognise that a person is in relation with the supramental?

Two irrefutable signs prove that one is in relation with the supramental:

1) a perfect and constant equality,

2) an absolute certainty in the knowledge.

To be perfect, the equality must be invariable and spontaneous, effortless, towards all circumstances, all happenings, all contacts, material or psychological, irrespective of their character and impact.

The absolute and indisputable certainty of an infallible knowledge through identity.

~ CWM, Vol. 15, p. 102



23 Feb 1961

A perfect equality towards all circumstances, material or psychological, and an absoluteness in the knowledge—a knowledge that comes not through the mind but through identity. The person who is in contact with the supramental possesses these two qualities.

You cannot understand unless you have the experience.


26 Oct 1964

Is this not the first time that the Supramental has come down upon earth?

It is certainly the first time that the Supramental has come down as a general force of transformation for the whole earth. It is a new starting-point in the terrestrial creation.

But it may be that once before the supramental force has manifested partially and momentarily in an individual as a promise and an example.

~ CWM, Vol. 15, pp. 102-103

Also read:
The New Consciousness and Human Attitude


30 January 1972

Sri Aurobindo came upon earth to announce the manifestation of the supramental world and not merely did he announce this manifestation but embodied also in part the supramental force and showed by example what one must do to prepare oneself for manifesting it. The best thing we can do is to study all that he has told us and endeavour to follow his example and prepare ourselves for the new manifestation.

This gives life its real sense and will help us to overcome all obstacles.

Let us live for the new creation and we shall grow stronger and stronger by remaining young and progressive.

~ CWM, Vol. 13, p. 17

~ Video and graphics design: Suhas Mehra

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