….The world is made up of innumerable planes of consciousness and each has its own distinct laws; the laws of one plane do not hold good for another.…
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM,Vol. 3, p. 31
…. it is the creative essence of the universe—without consciousness, no universe; for consciousness means objectification. I could also say that consciousness is what “is”, because without consciousness nothing is—this is the best reason. Without consciousness no life, no light, no objectification, no creation, no universe.
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM,Vol. 4, p. 233
Consciousness is not only the power of awareness of self and things, it is or has also a dynamic and creative energy. It can determine its own reactions or abstain from reactions; it can not only answer to forces, but create or put out from itself forces. Consciousness is Chit but also Chit Shakti.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga – I: CWSA,Vol. 28, p. 15
There are two things to be considered: consciousness and the instruments through which consciousness manifests. Let us take the instruments: there is the mental being which produces thoughts, the emotional being which produces feeling, the vital being which produces the power of action and the physical being that acts.
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM,Vol. 4, p. 40
It is not an image, it is not just fine words when it is said that if one enters the true consciousness, if one changes one’s consciousness, well, the world itself changes for you….
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM,Vol. 8, p. 12
The Centres or Chakras are seven in number:
(1) The thousand-petalled lotus on the top of the head.
(2) In the middle of the forehead—the Ajna Chakra—(will, vision, dynamic thought).
(3) Throat centre—externalising mind.
(4) Heart-lotus—emotional centre. The psychic is behind it.
(5) Navel—higher vital (proper).
(6) Below navel—lower vital.
All these centres are in the middle of the body; they are supposed to be attached to the spinal cord; but in fact all these things are in the subtle body, sūkṣma deha, though one has the feeling of their activities as if in the physical body when the consciousness is awake.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga – I: CWSA,Vol. 28, p. 229