Body is only a massed motion of force of conscious being employed as a starting-point for the variable relations of consciousness working through its power of sense.1


Body is the outward sign and lowest basis of the apparent division which Nature plunging into ignorance and self-nescience makes the starting-point for the recovery of unity by the individual soul, unity even in the midst of the most exaggerated forms of her multiple consciousness.2

~ Sri Aurobindo

…our body is the symbol of our inner movements.3


Each spot of the body is symbolical of an inner movement; there is there a world of subtle correspondences. But this is a long and complex subject and we cannot enter into its details just now. The particular place in the body affected by an illness is an index to the nature of the inner disharmony that has taken place. It points to the origin, it is a sign of the cause of the ailment. It reveals too the nature of the resistance that prevents the whole being from advancing at the same high speed. It indicates the treatment and the cure. If one could perfectly understand where the mistake is, find out what has been unreceptive, open that part and put the force and the light there, it would be possible to re-establish in a moment the harmony that has been disturbed and the illness would immediately go.4


Indeed, if the physical body could be given the same movement — the same movements of progress and the same capacity to ascend that the psychic being has — well, it wouldn’t be necessary for it to decompose.5

~ The Mother


  1. CWSA Vol. 19, Page: 153
  2. CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 599
  3. CWM Vol. 03, Page: 88
  4. CWM Vol. 03, Page: 88
  5. CWM Vol. 05, Page: 358-59
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