Tuesday, 25 May 2010

cyclone (total transformation)

the atmosphere is stacked layer over layer from sea level upwards into the regions of nothingness.

the cyclone is when all layers are involved in a total spiralling movement, from bottom upwards layer after layer past the vent into nothingness.

it is an unhindered sublimation of energy, a spiralling into the beyond.

once the monsoon currents have fallen into their pattern there will be no cyclones because a strong and steady current will be flowing from east to west at upper levels creating a lid that closes all approach for the winds spiralling at lower levels to the opening into the total freedom beyond.

under enforced limits there can only be limited manifestations of creative expression.

in meteorology these limited manifestations are called low pressure systems, depressions and deep depressions.

these drive the rains and serve ground level purposes but since the lid is on at a particular level the spiralling beyond into the stage of the cyclone is not a natural thing to happen in the monsoon season.

how analogous monsoon mateorology is to creative expression in life regimented within limits set at different levels from person to person, circumstances to cicumstances!

a cyclone is possible only when we break the lid and take all the individual levels of our being, physical and mental, spiralling into the supraphysical and supramental regions of the unknowable.

this is what Sri Aurobindo teaches in his Integral Yoga--total transformation.

(image: abstract.desktopnexus.com)


Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

"Let there be chaos in you, then only you can be a dancing star!'

- Nietzsche

P. Venugopal said...

exactly, Arun. there are possibilities beyond the unlimited expanses and beyond in each one of us.

Kalpana said...

Oh I recently read this statement and really liked it a lot.... and of course Venuji I throughly enjoyed reading your piece.

P. Venugopal said...

thanks, Kalpana.

rknair said...

Looks like you're fully drenched :-)

Sorcerer said...

“Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth.”

you said that wonderfully well!

P. Venugopal said...

chaos is a word we use for the upseting of the selfmade or imposed system. look at the word unconditionally, without qualifying it and giving it a colour. then we come to the meaning Nietzshe gives it in the quote above. it is like total football, no player sticking to an assigned position, but everyone playing one complementing the other to create the whirling impact of a cyclone on the field.

our ego, the ego of those with whom we interact--these are strong easterly currents putting a lid on the cyclone that is within us. the word ego means everything that makes us feel separate from the whole.

James said...

venu chetta
why do you comment on the comments of other mortals? Reminds me of yesteryear cricket commentators.

P. Venugopal said...

james etta, that is how life evolved, thought evolved. do you know from the lowest form of life to the present pinnacle of the man, it has been a long evolution? the destiny of man is to evolve to the state of Godhead, the one who knows all and manifests on earth the Divine Truth.

ha, ha, ha!!! how was that?

Prabhakar said...

That's why we call it brain-storming. Jeyamohan calls writing a raid on the unconscious. Making sense of the 'broken images' (Eliot) We want normal rain not destructive cyclones, though I understand what you mean.

P. Venugopal said...

writing--a raid on the unconscious. that is a great way of putting it.

writing is like going down into an ancient wine cellar. we don't know what vintage stuff we will find there on a given visit, because the cellar holds the wine of all generations gone. we don't know into which cask we are going to dip the flask.

Sorcerer said...

Was wondering....hmm..new posts ?

P. Venugopal said...

Sorcy, a little busy with some outside work till around 8th.