The New Way is the most unique synthesis of the human experience to appear over the past several thousand years, – precisely because it is the only path that combines three dimensions of Reality – Transcendent, Cosmic, and Individual – in one system. Because of this the New Way achieves what had not been achieved in this Age after the emergence of Buddhism as a philosophy and the resultant world-view that displaced what constituted the way of the Ancient Ones. With that displacement the focus was on the Being of God disconnected from the Becoming. Only the New Way offers a practical formula we can apply in this 21st Century for an integral approach.
Sri Aurobindo described what was needed as a ‘reversal of direction’. Seekers had been encouraged to extend their consciousness to an extra-cosmic ‘beyond’ rather than an Earth-bound integral pursuit for the purpose of establishing what he referred to as a Life Divine on the planet itself. The descent and flowering of a new faculty in human consciousness, the Supermind, would be the instrument for these higher perceptions to be experienced, he announced. While he described the anticipated reversal and the reasons thereof, he informed us that during his lifetime he had not activated the ‘formula’ for Supermind’s ‘organisation for Earth use’. This is what the New Way does. It provides the formulas by which we can see the operations of Supermind in all the affairs of the world, both in the macrocosm and the microcosm. That is, finally a harmonisation of the Being and the Becoming of God.
Recently I read an excerpt from Walter Isaacson’s book, ‘Einstein’, as a case in point. Concerning the illustrious scientist’s religious beliefs, based on the material Isaacson collected we note that Einstein’s concept of Divinity involved only one aspect, Being: ‘… [God] who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists…’ He could accept that but he could not carry this perception to the microcosmic level. ‘I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the lawful harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and the doings of mankind.’ This is similar to every path we know today and every philosophy. They all reach the same impasse; and they have no answer to achieve the synthesis that is demanded if we are to cross the threshold, reverse the direction of spirituality, and change life on Earth into a Divine Manifestation. All of them, even those who now accept Sri Aurobindo’s vision and seek to pass it off as their own discovery, or to implement it in some way, fail because they do not have the key to Supermind’s organisation for Earth use. This is what the New Way offers.
Most belief systems today end in the same impasse, be it Buddhism or the many oriental Yogas of one school or another; and, of course, all the orthodox religions which concern themselves only with an extra-cosmic divinity. This is revealed by the fact that they do not effectively reconcile the unity of God, much less to live in such a consciousness applicable to our 21st Century demands. It is only the New Way that provides a working model which is able to synthesise the Transcendent, the Cosmic and the Individual in a single formula. Only the New Way harmonises the Being and the Becoming to reveal why we are here on this planet, at this time. (27 June 2007)