The Jivatman also relates with the Cosmic Reality that can only be accessed by transcending the space-bound and time-bound ego so as to reach as if an expanding 'circle without any circumference' (Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, pg 554), a centre in ethereal space which can only be a centre that is not linked with space and time but with consciousness per se.
Finally the Jivatman relates with the Transcendent Reality that is beyond our cognitive appraisal and thus beyond our constructs of space and time as well as our constructs of spacelessness and timelessness and yet supports the matrix of space and time.
The simultaneous perception of the Transcendent, Cosmic and Individual Reality leads the Rishi to exclaim:
'Time's narrow sound
But the Ages from Him Break
Blindly and Space
Forgets its origin...
...I knew the Word
That forth was cast
Into the unformed potency of things
To build the suns.
Through endless Space and on Time's iron wings
A rhythm runs...'
(Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, pg 300-303)
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- By Dr. Soumitra Basu