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Slide 1 - 1 Accomplishment in Chennai August 30-31, 2008
Slide 2 - 2 Day 1
Slide 3 - 3 Jane Austen & her novel Daughter of English clergyman Intelligent, progressive, romantic idealist Never married Represented by Elizabeth Began P&P in 1796 Sold P&P for £120 Second most popular English novel of all time
Slide 4 - 4 P&P portrays Intense aspiration Blind egoism Stubborn ignorance Mean jealousy Bitter conflict Insurmountable obstacles Success & failure Impossible achievements
Slide 5 - 5 P&P reveals truths of Social evolution Individual accomplishment Human nature & relationships Character of Life Spiritual progress The process of creation
Slide 6 - 6 Spiritual truths in P&P The Human Aspiration is Divine Will We are blind to opportunities Obstacles are what we create Greater the opposition, greater the opportunity Everything happens for our progress The impossible is possible It is not man who accomplishes, but Life. Life is spirit evolving. We can acquire mastery over life Knowledge comes from viewing life as a whole Power comes by aspiring for others to progress. Knowledge & power can generate a movement of Spiritual Prosperity
Slide 7 - 7 Social Context
Slide 8 - 8 French Revolution & war P&P is bristling with the energy of French Revolution Its origin is a yogi in the Himalayas Censorship prevented reference to war
Slide 9 - 9 Social Revolution Intermixing of the social classes Aristocracy is under siege Middle Class is rising & clamoring for more status & power Business people buy land & become aristocrats Story reflects the social tension of rapid & radical transition
Slide 10 - 10 Indian social context today Unprecedented freedom Rising aspirations Social barriers are collapsing Love marriages Women’s rights Inter-caste marriages Divorce and remarriage Assertion against authority by youth, poor Anyone can achieve prosperity Social atmosphere for accomplishment
Slide 11 - 11 Seeing beneath the veil in P&P What is left when you remove the individual characters? The surging energy of social evolution preserving aristocracy from extinction. What is left when you remove the social movement? The evolution of consciousness from Ignorance to Knowledge releasing delight of existence.
Slide 12 - 12 P&P Family Tree #1
Slide 13 - 13 Clip 1: Energy Flow in the Story – 1 Start with a yogi in the Himalayas French Revolution Social evolution in England Mrs. B’s aspiration arises from the difference in values Mrs. B’s aspiration brings Bingley, Darcy, Collins & Wickham Eliza’s passionate urge for Jane’s marriage Violence of Bingley’s love for Jane Bingley’s response raises Mrs. B’s expectations Meryton resent Darcy’s aloofness Darcy insults Elizabeth Elizabeth dislikes Darcy Darcy is attracted to her fine eyes Relation of Bingley & Jane brings Elizabeth & Darcy together Caroline is jealous of Elizabeth & wants Darcy for herself Darcy responds to her sweetness & archness Mrs. Bennet presses for engagement Collins brings opportunity Wickham arrives & poisons Eliza against Darcy Wickham says Darcy is to marry Lady Anne Elizabeth & Darcy clash at Netherfield Ball Mrs. Bennet vulgarly broadcasts her success Darcy gets alarmed by Bingley’s love Darcy fears his own heart Elizabeth brings Wickham home Darcy & Caroline take Bingley to London Caroline claims Bingley will marry Georgiana Collins proposes to Elizabeth with insults Elizabeth violently rejects Collins Mrs. Bennet tries to force Elizabeth Mr. & Mrs. Bennet clash over Collins Collins feels angry & humiliated The intensity brings Charlotte Collins proposes to Charlotte
Slide 14 - 14 Clip 1: Energy Flow in the Story – 2 Mrs. Bennet feels defeated Jane is deeply disappointed Elizabeth is deeply concerned for her sister Jane goes to London with Gardiners Three months of inner intensity, outer silence Wickham pursues Miss King Elizabeth meets Darcy at Hunsford Darcy proposes & they trade insults Her abuse increases his passion for her Darcy’s letter exposes Wickham Three months quietude Mrs. Bennet & Lydia insist on her Brighton trip Gardiners change their vacation plans Elizabeth meets Darcy at Pemberley They relate positively for the first time Caroline is intensely jealous Jane’s letter tells of Lydia’s elopement Elizabeth rushes home Bennets despair over Lydia’s fate Mr. Bennet & Mr. Gardiner fail to find her News arrives of settlement & marriage Mr. Bennet wonders how to repay Gardiner Newly weds arrive & depart in good cheer News of Bingley’s return to Netherfield Bingley & Darcy call at Longbourn Mrs. Bennet insults Darcy Darcy confesses to Bingley Darcy goes to London Bingley proposes Lady Catherine confronts Elizabeth Darcy returns Elizabeth offers gratitude Darcy proposes again Mrs. Bennet feels defeated Jane is deeply disappointed Elizabeth is deeply concerned for her sister Jane goes to London with Gardiners Three months of inner intensity, outer silence Wickham pursues Miss King Elizabeth meets Darcy at Hunsford Darcy proposes & they trade insults Her abuse increases his passion for her Darcy’s letter exposes Wickham Three months quietude Mrs. Bennet & Lydia insist on her Brighton trip Gardiners change their vacation plans Elizabeth meets Darcy at Pemberley They relate positively for the first time Caroline is intensely jealous Jane’s letter tells of Lydia’s elopement Elizabeth rushes home Bennets despair over Lydia’s fate Mr. Bennet & Mr. Gardiner fail to find her News arrives of settlement & marriage Mr. Bennet wonders how to repay Gardiner Newly weds arrive & depart in good cheer News of Bingley’s return to Netherfield Bingley & Darcy call at Longbourn Mrs. Bennet insults Darcy Darcy confesses to Bingley Darcy goes to London Bingley proposes Lady Catherine confronts Elizabeth Darcy returns Elizabeth offers gratitude Darcy proposes again
Slide 15 - 15 Bennet Family
Slide 16 - 16 Clip 2: Bennet Family Kitty and Lydia fight over a hat. Lizzie comes back from a walk and smiles at her father, who makes a face because of the noise in the house. Mrs.B cries out for Jane and Elizabeth, they go to her wearily Mrs. Bennet announces Bingley's arrival, Mr.Bennet teases her Mr. and Mrs.B argue. Lizzie and Jane smile at each other, Mary offers some advice, Lydia makes a face and announces that she is hungry Jane and Lizzie talk about love and marriage. Lizzie says goodnight to her mother and sisters, Mr.Bennet is checking his accounts Kitty and Lydia get excited about Bingley's arrival, Mr.Bennet announces that he has visited Bingley, Mrs. Bennet rejoices Jane, Lizzie, Charlotte and Mary look at the newly arrived Bingley, his sisters and Darcy. Jane and Elizabeth discuss the ball, Bingley, his sisters and friend. Mr.B bids goodbye to Elizabeth before she leaves for Hunsford. Mr.Bennet argues with Lizzie that it is better to send Lydia to Brighton
Slide 17 - 17 Bennet Family Freedom Energy Cheerfulness Absence of jealousy or meanness Harmony Tension & conflict between parents
Slide 18 - 18 Mr. Bennet Most respectable person in Meryton He planned to bear sons Estate of £2000 entailed Married Mrs. Bennet for her beauty & liveliness Problems arise from his failure to assume responsibility & authority He exhibits the pent up grievances of 25 years marriage He is perverse, petulant, mocking, ridiculing, rude
Slide 19 - 19 Children Jane – father’s breeding & education + mother’s beauty Eliza – father’s intelligence, wit + mother’s energy Lydia –mother’s favorite Kitty – takes after Lydia Mary – forgotten in the middle
Slide 20 - 20 Awareness & Aspiration
Slide 21 - 21 Accomplishment begins with awareness Life evolves by consciousness We are blind to the opportunities When opportunities presents, we have to recognize them have faith in them respond to them
Slide 22 - 22 Clip 3: Blind to opportunities Darcy tells Bingley the society at Hertfordshire will be savage, before renting Netherfield Darcy refuses to dance, and insults Mrs.B Darcy says it will be a punishment to dance with anyone at the assembly Darcy calls Elizabeth tolerable Elizabeth promises never to dance with Darcy Darcy criticizes the Bennets Elizabeth refuses to dance with Darcy Darcy confesses to Caroline that he's been admiring Elizabeth's eyes Darcy says Elizabeth looks better for the exercise Darcy tells Bingley that Jane has little chance of being married well Charlotte points out Darcy looks at Eliza a lot. E thinks it is contempt Elizabeth is attracted to Wickham, she smiles at him at her aunt's place Elizabeth gets angry with Darcy on hearing Wickham's lies Elizabeth confesses to Jane that she likes Wickham, and trusts him E complains to Char about D, he invites her to dance, she unwillingly accepts Darcy finds the behavior of the Bennets at the Netherfield ball intolerable E believes Wickham's explanation of his absence at the Netherfield ball E tells her father she believes Wickham has really been cheated by Darcy
Slide 23 - 23 What creates the opportunities? Social climate bristling with energy Positive family atmosphere Positive attitudes Individual aspirations
Slide 24 - 24 Clip 4: Mrs. B’s aspiration Mrs.B is excited by news of Bingley's arrival, asks Mr.B to call on him She is happy to hear that Mr.Bennet has called on Bingley She tells her daughters about Darcy’s wealth, then introduces her daughters to Bingley She narrates the events at the assembly to Mr.Bennet with gusto She reads Caroline's letter excitedly She enters Netherfield excitedly, to see Jane who is unwell When Mr.B mentions a visitor (Collins), she assumes it is Bingley and immediately plans the dinner Collins announces his plans to select one of her daughters, she tells him Jane is likely to be engaged, and encourages him to select any other daughter Admires Elizabeth and advises her to pay attention to Collins Forces Elizabeth to listen to Collins' proposal She is happy with Wickham, praises him to Mr.B. She wishes he had 5000 – 6000 a year, she would happily marry one of her daughters to him. She regrets Bingley’s going away
Slide 25 - 25 Aspirations Mrs. Bennet wanted marriage for her daughters Elizabeth & Jane wanted to marry for love Collins wanted to please Lady Catherine Charlotte wanted to marry for security Wickham wanted relationship to Darcy Lydia wanted the thrill of marrying first
Slide 26 - 26 Initiative
Slide 27 - 27 Initiative We take initiatives all the time Action is not the key to accomplishment Accomplishment is causal, not physical Process of Creation = Process of Accomplishment. Process of creation starts in causal plane with Real Idea Results often different from what we intend Studying initiatives reveals laws of accomplishment
Slide 28 - 28 Subtle determinates of each act Thoughts Opinions Beliefs Values Attitudes Motives Impulses Skills Quality of execution
Slide 29 - 29 Clip 5: Mrs. B’s initiatives Mrs.B tries to make Darcy dance with her daughters, he walks away. She abuses him While describing the first ball, she abuses Darcy She makes Jane go to Netherfield on horseback She gets offended by Darcy and criticizes him at Netherfield She encourages Collins to select from her four younger daughters She gloats about Jane and Bingley at Netherfield Forces Lizzie to listen to Collins She tries to make Mr.B persuade Elizabeth to marry Collins. Instead, Mr.B tells Elizabeth that he does not want her to marry him. Mrs.B is disappointed Complains about Bingley, Elizabeth and the Lucases. She walks away on seeing Elizabeth come towards her with Wickham She wants Mr.Bennet to take everyone to Brighton She is happy when Lydia is invited to Brighton She happily sees Lydia off, asking her to lose no opportunity to enjoy herself She welcomes Darcy unwillingly, and is rude to him while mentioning Lydia's marriage to Wickham Mrs.B says she always distrusted Wickham, but no one listened to her
Slide 30 - 30 Mrs. Bennet’s Initiatives Dinner invitation to Bingley Abusing Darcy She expresses the attraction to him negatively because he will not receive it positively. Eliza does the same and so does Darcy in response. Sending Jane on horseback Petty planning surely spoils Mrs. Bennet spoils Jane’s chances, but rain and fever oblige her. Her hopes were answered. It rained. Even energy which is to fail ultimately may initial succeed. Jane’s illness is her desire to stay at Netherfield. Darcy’s passion brings Elizabeth to Netherfield, not Jane’s illness. She forces Jane to remain longer at Netherfield Mrs. Bennet uses intrigue to retain Jane at Netherfield. Intrigue backfires on her. Rudeness to Darcy Refuses to send the carriage until Tuesday Her exceeding her strength brings Collins arrival. Speaks openly of Jane’s engagement at the ball She postpones it 10 months Insists on sending Lydia to Brighton Insists on sending Lydia to Brighton
Slide 31 - 31 Clip 6: Failed Initiatives Sir L tries to make Darcy and Elizabeth dance Sir Lucas’ congratulations about Bingley and Jane Sir L takes Elizabeth to Hunsford Caroline asks Darcy how he found the Hertfordshire girls, hoping to hear criticism. He obliges. She is happy to hear him criticize Elizabeth Caroline praises Jane She asks Darcy if he finds the company tedious, he replies that he has been admiring Elizabeth's eyes Caroline speaks badly of Eliza at Netherfield, and gets snubbed Caroline tells Elizabeth about Wickham's treatment of Darcy Caroline mentions Wickham’s name at Pemberley to taunt Elizabeth Caroline criticizes Elizabeth and is snubbed by Darcy At Pemberley, Caroline teases Darcy about his feelings for Elizabeth, he angrily walks away Lady C invites Elizabeth to travel with her, Elizabeth turns down the offer Lady C’s meeting with Elizabeth at Longbourn Darcy’s later confession that it alerted him to possible success
Slide 32 - 32 Sir Lucas’s Initiatives His goal is to be pleasant to everyone. Life is pleasant to his family Tries to get Darcy to dance with Elizabeth His initiative failed when she refused Speaks to Darcy about Jane’s imminent engagement Lucas lacks strength promote Bingley’s marriage. Takes Elizabeth to Hunsford
Slide 33 - 33 Caroline’s Initiatives Praises Jane & befriends her Speaks badly of Eliza at Netherfield Warns Elizabeth about Wickham Mentions Wickham’s name at Pemberley Criticizes Elizabeth at Pemberley
Slide 34 - 34 Lady Catherine’s Initiatives Invites Elizabeth to travel with her Meets Elizabeth at Longbourn Meets Darcy in London
Slide 35 - 35 Initiatives that succeed P&P is full of initiatives, but very few succeed Bingley’s initial visit to Netherfield and his final visit to Longbourn to propose. Darcy’s effort to make Wickham marry Lydia
Slide 36 - 36 Initiatives with unexpected outcomes Wickham’s attempt to become Darcy’s brother-in-law by eloping with Georgiana Collin’s proposal to Elizabeth leads to his marriage with Charlotte Collins eagerness to relate with Lady Catherine make her a relation
Slide 37 - 37 Initiatives with opposite result Caroline’s sarcastic criticism of Elizabeth to Darcy Lady Catherine’s threats to Elizabeth & advice to Darcy
Slide 38 - 38 Initiatives backfire, later succeed Mrs. Bennet’s efforts to bring Jane and Bingley together Sir Lucas’s effort to bring Darcy and Elizabeth together
Slide 39 - 39 Negative initiatives that end well Elizabeth abuses of Darcy at Hunsford Wickham elopes with Lydia for dissipation, not marriage Fitzwilliam discloses Darcy’s interference with Bingley and Jane
Slide 40 - 40 Initiatives initially succeed, then fail Wickham’s lies about Darcy Darcy’s efforts to prevent Bingley’s marriage to Jane Darcy’s concealment of Jane’s presence in London
Slide 41 - 41 Non-initiatives that succeed Jane refuses to think badly of Bingley, Wickham or Darcy Bingley submits to Darcy’s domination and ultimately succeeds Mr. Bennet’s refusal to call on Bingley a second time The Gardiners’ restrain in not asking Lizzy about her relation with Darcy
Slide 42 - 42 Non-initiatives leading to failure Darcy refuses to expose Wickham publically Elizabeth refuses to expose Wickham to her father Mr. Bennet refuses to stop Lydia’s trip to Brighton
Slide 43 - 43 The Act
Slide 44 - 44 The Act as Microcosm Every initiative consists of many acts Acts link together in chains become actions Repeating actions become activities Acts get organized into systems & organizations But at the base of all of these are countless individual acts. Results of our initiatives depend on the quality of individual acts.
Slide 45 - 45 Act is the basic unit of accomplishment Act is microcosm of life Every act is infinite Every act reflects the whole context in which it takes place. Character of a person expresses in every act
Slide 46 - 46 Every act includes Energy Thoughts Values Beliefs Attitudes Feelings Urges Skills Habits
Slide 47 - 47 ‘Tolerable’ "Come, Darcy," said he, "I must have you dance. I hate to see you standing about by yourself in this stupid manner. You had much better dance." "I certainly shall not. You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner. At such an assembly as this it would be insupportable. Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with." "I would not be so fastidious as you are," cried Mr. Bingley, "for a kingdom! Upon my honor, I never met with so many pleasant girls in my life as I have this evening; and there are several of them you see uncommonly pretty." "YOU are dancing with the only handsome girl in the room," said Mr. Darcy, looking at the eldest Miss Bennet. "Oh! She is the most beautiful creature I ever beheld! But there is one of her sisters sitting down just behind you, who is very pretty, and I dare say very agreeable. Do let me ask my partner to introduce you." "Which do you mean?" and turning round he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said: "She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt ME; I am in no humor at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me."
Slide 48 - 48 Darcy says Elizabeth is just ‘tolerable’ Guests have condemned Darcy as proud, arrogant Mrs. Bennet is violently annoyed with him Passive Bingley is uncharacteristically assertive Bingley is emboldened by his attraction to Jane He knows he needs Darcy’s approval to get serious He is first to link Darcy with Elizabeth Bingley’s coaxing him to dance is repeated by Sir Lucas Darcy is present because of compulsions to interact with lower classes Darcy is blinded by surface appearances & prejudgment He replies loudly because of excited atmosphere of dance His criticism of her mimics Mrs. Bennet’s & Elizabeth’s own of him Elizabeth laughs at his slight, but she is annoyed
Slide 49 - 49 Collin’s Proposal
Slide 50 - 50 Collins character Son of an illiterate, thrifty, dominating father Raised submissive, acquired sense of self-importance. Energetic, dynamic, alert, resourceful & motivated. His energy and strength derive from the fact he is Mr. Bennet’s cousin Collins has perfect organization. Compare Wickham and Collins:Collins achieves everything he set out to achieve A snob & buffoon devoid of common sense & good manners Collins & Mrs. Bennet are of same type He is the perfect complement for Lady Catherine. Sir Lucas lacks the energy and strength to complement her.
Slide 51 - 51 Clip 7: Collins Proposal Excerpt from Collins' letter, he says he’s coming to heal the breach Mr.B hopes to find Collins an insensible man, Collins arrives Collins praises Lady C, Mr.B encourages him, the family is amused Collins offends Mrs.Phillips by comparing her house to Rosings Park Collins makes mistakes while dancing Collins introduces himself to Darcy He tries to play the piano at the Netherfield ball Mrs.B commands Elizabeth to listen to Collins - Collins proposes – Elizabeth repeatedly turns him down and finally walks out Charlotte arrives, and takes Collins away Kitty and Lydia announce Charlotte’s engagement
Slide 52 - 52 Why does his proposal fail? He comes to end family quarrel Cultural gap between the families is great He aspires to rise by marrying Eliza His self-important, condescending manner She already responded to Wickham Mr. B’s mockery comes back as humiliating proposal Mrs. Bennet’s violent insistence drives him away Absurd idea to marry according to Lady Catherine
Slide 53 - 53 Collins’ achievement He’s expelled from Longbourn by the conflict between Mr. & Mrs. Bennet It opens up the opportunity for higher Grace to enter He fails with Elizabeth, succeeds with Charlotte
Slide 54 - 54 Darcy’s Proposal at Hunsford
Slide 55 - 55 Clip 8: Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford
Slide 56 - 56 Why does Darcy fail? He interfered with Jane & Bingley He is unconscious of her attitude to him He is unconscious of his own behavior He is egoistic, self-centered It is Collin’s house It is Charlotte’s house It is Lady Catherine’s domain His mind and his heart are at war
Slide 57 - 57 Why does Elizabeth receive two such similar proposals? Mr. Bennet’s abuse of his wife comes to her as abuse Truth in Collins’ proposal repeats Darcy & Collins both apply a similar logic They think about their needs, not other people’s They both value themselves very highly They both take for Elizabeth granted Life is offering Elizabeth unimagined opportunity Elizabeth is unconscious & negatively related to the opportunity that is coming so it comes to her as something negative
Slide 58 - 58 Day 2
Slide 59 - 59 DAY II: Review of Day I Energy and opportunity are generated by the social & family environment. Aspiration attracts the opportunity to us Positive attitudes, cheerfulness & harmony make for receptivity. The results of initiative depend on subtle & causal factors. Each act is a microcosm & front for the infinite Results are true for all persons & from all perspectives.
Slide 60 - 60 What determines results? Social context Family atmosphere Energy Aspiration Personal relations Personality Life
Slide 61 - 61 Personality Life evolves by consciousness, Consciousness evolves by organization Personality is organization Personality has a level & a strength
Slide 62 - 62 Levels of Personality Energy Manners Behavior Character Individuality
Slide 63 - 63 Energy acts Mrs. Bennet is intense energy expressing aspiration Lydia is unorganized energy without direction “The rapture of Lydia on this occasion, her adoration of Mrs. Forster, the delight of Mrs. Bennet, and the mortification of Kitty, are scarcely to be described. Wholly inattentive to her sister's feelings, Lydia flew about the house in restless ecstasy, calling for every one's congratulations, and laughing and talking with more violence than ever..”
Slide 64 - 64 Manners please We progress from energy to manners when we bring our external conduct under self-discipline We learn to control what we say and what we do This is what parents teach children It is the first minimum step in being human and civilized What one is to everyone inevitably is manners. It is not selective.
Slide 65 - 65 Behavior fosters relationship We progress to behavior when our good manners truly reflects what we think and feel. Wickham’s behavior is completely false Caroline says one thing but means another. Her external behavior is only meant to attract Darcy. She is not genuine. Bingley is genuine but he lacks strength and substance Can pack up and leave in a moment Can forget anyone when they are absent Submits to Darcy and Caroline He’s violently in love, but of weak will
Slide 66 - 66 Character accomplishes Character is substance of personality based on deeply held beliefs Behavior evolves to character when we acquire values
Slide 67 - 67 Expressions of Character Self-reliance—Darcy Wickham lacks it Sense of responsibility—Darcy, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Bennet, Independent thinking — Charlotte, Mrs. Gardiner Values Darcy realizes he has not lived by values he was taught He decides to live up to the ideal Objectivity & Rationality—Elizabeth & Darcy Elizabeth moves from vital to mind after reading Darcy’s letter
Slide 68 - 68 Individuality creates All the previous stages are based on social conformity Individuality expresses what is true for the soul Individuality expresses the psychic element in us It is what makes us unique All pioneers and creators act from center of individuality Infinity & Uniqueness are hallmarks of individuality
Slide 69 - 69 Elizabeth’s Individuality She does not honor social reality Her easy playfulness is wealth, psychological wealth. Therefore life awarded her the psychological reality. Her courage rises when she is challenged Her capacity to laugh at Darcy’s sense of self-importance makes her more attractive In her he meets a formed, educated, discriminating individual of Good Will
Slide 70 - 70 Collins’ Individuality Collins is also an individual He expresses unique characteristics He does not act with reference to others He defied Lizzy’s advice about speaking to Darcy Decides to dance & play cards Embodies the value of obsequious squeamishness to aristocracy
Slide 71 - 71 Clip 9: Jane’s Personality Jane talks about the ideal marriage, Elizabeth talks about their situation She is intelligent enough to understand Mr.B's intelligence and sarcasm. She smiles when he says his wife's nerves have been his companions for 20 years Jane is as happy as the others when they learn that Mr.B has called on Bingley Jane takes an interest in Bingley and his group, she admires Bingley's sisters' elegance Bingley asks Jane to dance with him, she accepts Bingley's request Jane is happy with Bingley, dances with him Both Darcy and Bingley praise Jane's beauty at the first ball Jane praises Bingley, his sisters, even Darcy Elizabeth and Charlotte discuss Jane's chances of marrying Bingley Jane is shocked with her mother’s ploy Jane is happy to see Elizabeth at Netherfield Mrs.Philips is offended by Collins, Jane explains Jane cannot think Darcy is so wrong, she feels Bingley cannot be ignorant of his friend's nature, suspects that Elizabeth likes Wickham Jane tells Elizabeth that after such a short acquaintance, Wickham should not be believed implicitly Jane is distressed by news of Wickham and Darcy's Jane tells Elizabeth that she has learnt from Bingley that Wickham has wronged Darcy Jane defends Charlotte's decision to marry Collins. She receives Caroline's letter Jane comforts herself and Elizabeth, agrees to go to Jane and Elizabeth discuss Caroline's letter London Jane writes to Elizabeth from London Jane feels sorry for Darcy, as he must be disappointed in being turned down by Elizabeth Jane is shocked on learning the truth about Wickham and Darcy Jane says Wickham could have become a better person, so he should not be exposed Jane tries to cheer up Mrs.Gardiner praises Jane's sweetness Jane greets Elizabeth on her return from Derbyshire Jane feels Lydia's elopement is her fault Jane praises Lady Lucas' support after the elopement, Elizabeth resents it Jane patiently tolerates her mother's behavior, after Lydia's elopement Jane rejoices that they are married, as soon as Elizabeth starts to read the letter Jane thinks Wickham loves Lydia, and will marry her without any money Jane reacts cautiously when news comes that Bingley is back Jane pretends not to be swayed, Elizabeth does not believe her Jane is happy after Bingley proposes, she wishes everyone to be as happy Jane wishes Elizabeth could be just as happy
Slide 72 - 72 Jane’s Personality She is completely genuine in her behavior She is happy with herself, relates to others happily. Her behavior is universal goodwill She has innate passive goodness & patience Her goodness attracts goodwill of Eliza & Charlotte Caroline’s kindness is due to her innate sweetness Her effort to see people as better than they are is a psychic quality Her unwillingness to see the lower side is innocence Her incapacity to see a fault prevents life from bringing her any fault She has to drop the illusion about Caroline before she can succeed with Bingley
Slide 73 - 73 How did Jane Accomplish? Positive social climate for upward mobility Positive, cheerful family atmosphere Mrs. Bennet’s intense aspiration Jane’s good patient passive personality She succeeds by Elizabeth’s goodwill She practices silent will & non-initiative Her personal relationships are positive She exhausts her capacity to live up to her ideal
Slide 74 - 74 Other insights about her marriage Bingley is dominated by Darcy, so it awaits Darcy’s approval Elizabeth creates opportunity for Jane Jane creates opportunity for Elizabeth Caroline opposed Jane’s marriage because of Elizabeth
Slide 75 - 75 Hidden Connections Inner-Outer Correspondences
Slide 76 - 76 Hidden Connections
Slide 77 - 77 Supreme discovery The rishis discovered the ultimate reality They declared “All is Brahman” The world too is Brahman Even we are only That They did not explain how the unmanifest Spirit becomes the material world or how Matter evolves back to manifest Spirit.
Slide 78 - 78 Sri Aurobindo’s discovery He revealed that the world is the divine in the process of evolution Adventure of consciousness to freedom, light and immortal delight In Life Divine he presents the process of creation, the laws governing universal manifestation and spiritual evolution. Karmayogi has codified the principles governing the process at the level of life and society. He calls it character of life.
Slide 79 - 79 Oneness of Life Life is a manifestation of Brahman Life is a universal and undivided ocean of existence Life is a web of interconnectedness & relationships The truth of life is spiritual oneness The ego artificially divides life into inside and outside. Actually inner and outer are one. Whatever comes to us corresponds with our own consciousness Life is filled with correspondences
Slide 80 - 80 What is LIFE? A field of action Universal field of energy A field of forces in which strength determines the result
Slide 81 - 81 Principles of Life Every movement expresses an energy The movement continues until it is exhausted The result depends on Strength What a man does on his own initiative and own strength succeeds Every action has its consequences—karma No sincere act fails to foster its intention, immediately or eventually Energy collecting beyond a certain point can only insist, can never see its folly.
Slide 82 - 82 Clip 10: Correspondences Mr.Collins’ servile behavior to Lady C at the church Sir Lucas’ cant speak in front of Lady C Mrs. B brags of Bingley favoring Jane over Charlotte Lady C’ bragging about her and Anne’s imaginary musical superiority Darcy criticizes the Bennet’s to Bingley Mrs. B criticizes Darcy Darcy’s ruse in London Wickham’s lies about Darcy Mrs. B calls the Lucases artful people, looking for what they can get, Lydia criticizes Mary King. Elizabeth feels the same
Slide 83 - 83 Clip 11: Elizabeth’s Correspondences Charlotte’s goodwill for her Jane’s goodwill for her Sir Lucas’s clumsy goodwill initiatives The Gardiner’s affectionate support and goodwill Elizabeth’s goodwill for Jane Darcy calls her tolerable Elizabeth speaks teasingly about Darcy to her mother Darcy refuses to dance with her Elizabeth refuses to dance with Darcy Darcy tells Bingley about Jane’s poor connections Mrs.B abuses Darcy at the first meeting Elizabeth tells Darcy at Hunsford she has every reason to think ill of him ‘Last man I could ever marry’ Elizabeth dislikes Darcy initially Caroline dislikes Elizabeth Eliza wants Bingley to marry Jane Caroline’s wants Bingley to marry Georgiana Elizabeth laughs at Collins Collins insults her with his proposal She is lied to by Wickham She hides the truth about Wickham from all When Mr.B reads out Collins’ letter, she feigns ignorance Darcy insults her family while proposing Elizabeth insults Darcy by repeating lies about him
Slide 84 - 84 Collins’ insulting proposal Mr. Bennet loves absurdities: married Mrs. Bennet Elizabeth loves absurdities: Collins & Darcy’s proposal come to her They laugh at Collins. His proposal is insulting
Slide 85 - 85 Darcy’s insulting proposal Darcy’s insulting proposal -- Elizabeth insults Darcy’s character by believing & repeating lies about him. He insults hers by speaking openly about the vulgarity of her family. Insult is common to both Both proposals are comedies of error.
Slide 86 - 86 Wickham’s falsehood As long as Lizzy believes Wickham, Jane believes Caroline Eliza is eager to believe Wickham because she likes him & to disbelieve Darcy because he insulted her
Slide 87 - 87 Attraction Darcy is attracted to Eliza’s character, offended by her ‘situation’ Eliza is attracted to Wickham’s manners, offended by his inner falsehood
Slide 88 - 88 Warnings Elizabeth ignores Caroline’s warning about Wickham Mr. Bennet rejects Elizabeth’s warning about Brighton
Slide 89 - 89 Bingley’s marriage Eliza feels intensely that Bingley should marry Jane Caroline feels intensely that Bingley should marry Georgiana
Slide 90 - 90 Lady Catherine insults her family Mrs. Bennet insults Darcy Lady Catherine insults Elizabeth
Slide 91 - 91 Life responses
Slide 92 - 92 Life is a major actor in our lives When life helps, we call it chance, luck or Grace When life does not cooperate, we complain of fate or misfortune There is no such thing as chance, luck or fate Whatever we achieve is with the support of life, no exceptions Without Brahman, even the gods cannot lift a blade of grass Life responds according to the laws of consciousness
Slide 93 - 93 Life Responds Life responds to what we are & what we do Life responds to thoughts, feeling & acts Life responds to inaction & non-initiative Life maintains balance & equilibrium like flow of water down hill All that comes to us from life comes in response to what we are and what we need for our progress.
Slide 94 - 94 Clip 12: Life Response Bingley arrives in Hertfordshire Collins' arrival Meeting at Meryton Wickham’s visit to Longbourn brings news of Bingley’s departure from Netherfield When Wickham is diverted to Miss King, Eliza is invited for summer holiday Darcy’s arrival at Hunsford Fitzwilliam’s disclosure Twice Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the parsonage when she is reading Jane’s letters. Her goodwill for Jane brings him. Darcy’s arrival in time to save Georgiana from elopement Gardiners’ change of holiday plans Darcy’s arrival at Pemberley Jane’s letter arrives at Lambton when Darcy arrives Lydia disclosing Darcy’s role in her marriage
Slide 95 - 95 What makes it respond? Powerful aspiration to rise Strong interest or Silent Will Intense attitude or passion Expectation Change of attitude Values – Truth
Slide 96 - 96 Clip 13: Positive Values Life responds positively to positive values
Slide 97 - 97 Goodwill Elizabeth has general goodwill & especially heart-felt, self-effacing affection for Jane. Goodwill comes to her from Jane, Charlotte, Sir Lucas & Gardiners As long as she is interested in Wickham, her natural goodwill keeps him afloat & brings him prospect of Miss King. When Eliza loses interest in him, Miss King withdraws.
Slide 98 - 98 Georgiana’s elopement Truth in Darcy’s life is so great that he arrives a day early to the elopement. He arrives a day early to Pemberley to meet Elizabeth.
Slide 99 - 99 Mrs. Gardiner’s goodness She has prior link to Pemberley She is the first to warn Lizzy about Wickham She weans Lizzy away from Wickham She brings Lizzy to Pemberley
Slide 100 - 100 Acts repeat
Slide 101 - 101 Clip 14: Acts repeat Wickham tries to elope with Georgiana Wickham elopes with Lydia Bingley tries to get Darcy to dance with Elizabeth, he refuses Sir L tries to get Darcy to dance with Elizabeth, she refuses Mrs. Bennet criticizes Darcy after the first ball, when she describes the events to Mr.B Darcy criticizes the Bennets after the first ball Elizabeth wants Bingley to marry Jane Caroline wants Bingley to marry Georgiana Mrs. Bennet is rude to Darcy at Netherfield Lady Catherine is rude to Elizabeth at Hunsford Wickham lies to Elizabeth about Darcy Darcy confesses about his deceit to Bingley, in his letter to Elizabeth Eliza ignores Caroline’s advice about Wickham Mr. Bennet ignores Eliza’s advice Collins’ boorish proposal, he says she has little money Darcy’s boorish proposal Lizzy says ‘Impossible’ Jane says ‘Impossible’ Lady Catherine tries to dissuade Elizabeth from marrying Darcy, the word ‘impossible’ comes up again Bingley's hasty departure from Netherfield Elizabeth’s sudden rushed departure from Lambton after Jane’s letter
Slide 102 - 102 Acts Repeat Our lives are filled with physical habits and social customs that repeat over and over The same law applies to acts committed unconsciously, unintentionally, accidentally. A casual word spoken without thinking repeats Acts repeat not only in the life of the person who commits the act, but also in the lives of other connected people Every act is a force which acquires more energy each time it repeats Each act has a personality which tries to perpetuate itself and expand All acts are part of the universal movement of life expressing its energies
Slide 103 - 103 Acts Repeat Elopement Dancing Criticism Marriage Rudeness Ruse & Deceit Wickham Proposal Impossible Departure
Slide 104 - 104 Other Acts that Repeat Abusing Darcy and foolish display Bingley’s departures Lydia & Wickham She is the first to see him and get introduced. Lydia invites Wickham to Mrs. Philips house (her family’s house). She monopolizes him in the early part of the discussion there. Later she ‘invites’ him to elope and brings him to Longbourn. Interestingly, it is Lizzy who first brings Wickham to Longbourn on the day Bingley departs for London. Lydia repeats that act
Slide 105 - 105 Self-fulfilling power of Words Mr. Bennet: “put in a word for Lizzy” Caroline: “When shall I wish you joy?” Bingley: “I can leave a place in five minutes” Mr. Bennet: “Wickham will jilt Elizabeth” Mrs. Gardiner: “There is no danger of Jane meeting Bingley in London” Collins letter: “The disagreement… Darcy letter: “For the happiness of both” Darcy letter: “my best wish for your health & happiness”
Slide 106 - 106 Role of Negativity
Slide 107 - 107 Falsehood, Ill-will & Evil Every religion struggles to explain it Sri Aurobindo is first to explain how they are created and the role they play in the spiritual evolution. Whatever comes to us comes for our progress, to awaken our consciousness
Slide 108 - 108 Caroline Her genuine affection for Jane shows she is not bad at heart. Her warning Eliza against Wickham helps her retain her relationship with Pemberley. Her teasing Darcy made him conscious of his feelings for Elizabeth Her jealousy destroyed her own chances with Darcy Mentioning the militia brings Darcy & Georgiana closer to Elizabeth Her jealousy brought Lydia’s elopement, but it helped Darcy prove the depth of his love for Elizabeth
Slide 109 - 109 Clip 15: Wickham Wickham meets the Bennet girls at Meryton Wickham finds all the information Elizabeth knows about Darcy first Wickham tells lies to Elizabeth about Darcy During the Netherfield dance, Elizabeth and Darcy talk about Wickham Caroline warns Elizabeth about Wickham Jane confirms Caroline’s news about Darcy with what Bingley says Mrs.Reynolds says Wickham has turned out badly Wickham explains why he didn't attend the Netherfield ball Wickham is introduced to Mr. and Mrs.B. Mr.B does not believe him Mr.B says Wickham will jilt Elizabeth creditably Mrs.Gardiner meets Wickham Wickham turns his attentions to Mary King Darcy’s letter to Elizabeth Lydia informs Elizabeth that Mary King is gone Jane and Elizabeth decide against exposing Wickham Lydia's elopement Jane writes that Wickham never intended to marry Lydia Mrs.Phillips brings bad news about Wickham often Mr.B reads Mr. Gardiner's letter, discusses Wickham Wickham and Lydia arrive at Longbourn, married Wickham interrupts Elizabeth when she is reading Mrs. Gardiner's letter Wickham behaves charmingly as he leaves Longbourn
Slide 110 - 110 Wickham People like Wickham, unless they continue to expect patronage or are under fear, will mortally offend the benefactor. He who pleases, longs to hurt, as he pleases against his will. Any girl young or old, married or unmarried will readily accept Wickham except for social odium. Man has not learnt to overcome the charm of falsehood. Wickham relates to a person, touches his falsehood and expands it.
Slide 111 - 111 Wickham & Darcy He is Darcy’s complement — perfect external form, but a false rogue of low consciousness inside. He is the low consciousness Darcy must outgrow to win Elizabeth. He almost ruined Darcy’s family by eloping with Georgiana. His elopement with Lydia becomes an aid for Darcy to marry Elizabeth. He almost ruined Elizabeth’s life by eloping with Lydia. He has to marry Lydia to save Elizabeth’s marriage to Darcy. Darcy has to pay him twice for his negative service
Slide 112 - 112 Clip 16: Eliza’s response to Wickham Elizabeth believes Wickham about Darcy, Jane does not She is unable to see he is mercenary in seeking Miss King After reading Darcy’s letter, she realizes Wickham must be false Jane cannot believe Wickham is so bad. Elizabeth says one has the goodness, the other has the appearance of it She can never get angry at him. Elizabeth does not mind Wickham’s interruption when she is reading Mrs. Gardiner's letter They part as brother and sister
Slide 113 - 113 Wickham & Elizabeth He is attractive to the Mrs. Bennet in her He is the low consciousness Elizabeth must outgrow to win Darcy Her eagerness to hear bad of Darcy enables him to scandalize Darcy. Darcy & Bingley leave Netherfield when she responds to him He makes her conscious of her ignorance & falsehood Until he is married, she cannot marry Her attraction makes him part of her family
Slide 114 - 114 Reversal of Consciousness
Slide 115 - 115 Spiritual Evolution From ignorance to knowledge From ego to universality From physical to mental to spiritual consciousness From pleasure & pain to delight
Slide 116 - 116 Awakening of Consciousness Surface sensation Vital instinct Emotion vibrates out and seeks an interchange with others Mental conception, rational thought, Soul’s knowledge by identity
Slide 117 - 117 Ignorance is start of evolution Darcy’s insult to Lizzy Mrs. B’s multiple insults to Darcy Wickham’s falsehood Darcy’s objections to Bingley marrying Jane prevent him from choosing Elizabeth. Caroline’s constant harassment, plotting Darcy’s interference with Bingley and Jane Darcy’s offensive proposal Elizabeth’s abusive reply Lydia’s elopement Lady Catherine’s objections
Slide 118 - 118 We progress by changing our perceptions & attitudes about How good or important we are How bad or low others are What is possible for us and others to accomplish How we feel about the success of other people Change of attitude makes prayer powerful
Slide 119 - 119 Clip 17: Mr. Bennet takes responsibility
Slide 120 - 120 Elizabeth’s genius J: "I never thought Mr. Darcy so deficient in the APPEARANCE of it as you used to do." E: "And yet I meant to be uncommonly clever in taking so decided a dislike to him, without any reason. It is such a spur to one's genius, such an opening for wit, to have a dislike of that kind. One may be continually abusive without saying anything just; but one cannot always be laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty."
Slide 121 - 121 Clip 18: Elizabeth’s changing awareness Elizabeth says the rich can afford to give offense wherever they go, and teases her mother that Darcy is probably not as good-looking as he seemed at first Elizabeth imitates Darcy's comment about her being tolerable Elizabeth promises never to dance with Darcy Elizabeth refuses to dance with Darcy When Charlotte points out to Elizabeth that Darcy looks at her a lot, she replies that he's trying to frighten her with his contempt Elizabeth tells Wickham she hopes Darcy's presence will not affect Wickham's stay at Hertfordshire Elizabeth gets angry with Darcy on hearing Wickham's lies Elizabeth confesses to Jane that she likes Wickham, and trusts him Elizabeth complains to Charlotte about Darcy, he arrives to invite her to dance, she unwillingly accepts Elizabeth believes Wickham's explanation of his absence at the Netherfield ball Elizabeth tells her father she believes Wickham has really been cheated by Darcy Elizabeth cannot believe Charlotte who says Darcy has come to call on the parsonage because of her Fitzwilliam tells Elizabeth that Darcy has spoken to him about her, she cannot understand why Elizabeth teasingly talks to Darcy in front of Fitzwilliam Darcy proposes to Elizabeth Elizabeth thinks of Darcy's words Elizabeth reads about Wickham, and realizes he must he false Elizabeth remembers her family's bad behavior that Darcy finds disgusting Elizabeth tells Jane Darcy has the goodness, Wickham has the appearance of it Elizabeth's first view of Pemberley Elizabeth realizes she could have been mistress of Pemberley Elizabeth hears Mrs. Reynolds complain about Wickham Mrs. Reynolds praises Darcy Elizabeth and Darcy meet at Pemberley Darcy is pleasant to Elizabeth Elizabeth leaves Pemberley surprised, pleased Georgiana says that Darcy has praised Elizabeth a lot Elizabeth tells Darcy about Lydia, he is shocked Elizabeth fears she will never see Darcy again, after news of the elopement Elizabeth tells Jane Darcy will never want to associate with her again Elizabeth wishes she had not told Darcy about Lydia Elizabeth writes to her aunt Mrs.Gardiner writes to Elizabeth Elizabeth tells Lady C that she and Darcy are equal, and will not promise that she will not marry him
Slide 122 - 122 Elizabeth’s attitudes Darcy is arrogant, offensive, insulting She intensely dislikes him She refuses to dance with him She things he disapproves of her She blames him for Jane’s disappointment She believes he cheated Wickham
Slide 123 - 123 Elizabeth’s change of consciousness Sensation She is thrilled when sees Pemberley They meet at Pemberley He is very pleasant to her Vital instinct She realizes she could be mistress She leaves Pemberley surprised, pleased Emotion She feels differently about him – respect, admiration Mental awakening She reads about Wickham, realizes he is false She realizes her family's behavior spoiled Jane’s chances She tells Jane Darcy has the goodness, Wickham the appearance She realizes he is good, not proud Knowledge by Identity — spiritual She feels deep gratitude and love
Slide 124 - 124 Eliza progresses by discipline of humiliation Darcy’s tolerable Collins’ proposal The mortification of Mrs. B’s vulgar behavior Darcy’s proposal Darcy’s letter Lydia’s elopement Caroline’s taunting
Slide 125 - 125 Eliza refuses to sacrifice human values for wealth and status. Her values compelled Darcy to transform himself in order to acquire the human values she could admire and to place wealth and status at her feet without her asking or seeking it. She clung to higher values and she got both the human being she could love as well as the wealth and status she did not seek. Her intense dislike of Darcy turns into love as an expression of social revolution turning into evolution.
Slide 126 - 126 Elizabeth’s progress She awakens to the higher possibility She recognizes her own arrogance & folly She realizes her own family ruined Jane’s prospects She blames herself, not others She reverses her attitude to Darcy She acquires humility She moves life by changing her own attitudes
Slide 127 - 127 Elizabeth’s self-realization She grew absolutely ashamed of herself. Of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think without feeling she had been prejudiced, absurd. "How despicably I have acted! I, who have prided myself on my discernment! I, who have valued myself on my abilities! who have often disdained the generous candor of my sister, and gratified my vanity in useless or blameable mistrust! How humiliating is this discovery! yet, how just a humiliation! Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind! But vanity, not love, has been my folly. Pleased with the preference of one, and offended by the neglect of the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance, I have courted prejudice and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either were concerned. Till now, I never knew myself.
Slide 128 - 128 Elizabeth’s sincerity about Lydia Mrs. Gardiner: "But can you think that Lydia is so lost to everything but love of him as to consent to live with him on any terms other than marriage?" Elizabeth: "It does seem, and it is most shocking indeed," replied Elizabeth, with tears in her eyes, "that a sister's sense of decency and virtue in such a point should admit of doubt. But, really, I know not what to say. Perhaps I am not doing her justice. But she is very young; she has never been taught to think on serious subjects; and for the last half-year, nay, for a twelvemonth-- she has been given up to nothing but amusement and vanity. She has been allowed to dispose of her time in the most idle and frivolous manner, and to adopt any opinions that came in her way. Since the ----shire were first quartered in Meryton, nothing but love, flirtation, and officers have been in her head. She has been doing everything in her power by thinking and talking on the subject, to give greater-- what shall I call it? susceptibility to her feelings; which are naturally lively enough. And we all know that Wickham has every charm of person and address that can captivate a woman."
Slide 129 - 129 Clip 19: Darcy’s Reversal & Clip Darcy refuses to dance, and insults Mrs.B Darcy says it will be a punishment to dance with anyone at the assembly Darcy calls Elizabeth tolerable Darcy confesses to Caroline that he's been admiring Elizabeth's eyes At Netherfield, Darcy says Elizabeth looks better for the exercise, snubbing Caroline Darcy tells Bingley that with her connections, Jane has little chance of being married well Elizabeth complains to Charlotte about Darcy, he arrives to invite her to dance, she unwillingly accepts Darcy finds the behavior of the Bennets at the Netherfield ball intolerable Darcy tells Caroline that Georgiana is as tall as Elizabeth Darcy frequents Elizabeth's favorite walking paths, hoping to meet her Darcy proposes to Elizabeth Darcy thinks of Elizabeth's words Darcy asks to be introduced to the Gardiners Darcy wishes to introduce his sister to Elizabeth Darcy is waiting for Elizabeth at the inn, brings Georgiana and Bingley Georgiana says that Darcy has praised Elizabeth a lot Georgiana invites Elizabeth to Pemberley Darcy admires Elizabeth's singing at Pemberley Darcy tells Caroline his opinion of Elizabeth has changed, and now he finds her handsome Elizabeth tells Darcy about Lydia, he is shocked Darcy goes in search of Wickham and Lydia Darcy find Wickham's lodgings, Lydia sees him from the window Darcy has forced Wickham to marry, he is at the church, attending the wedding Darcy talks to the Gardiners and takes responsibility Darcy and Bingley visit Netherfield
Slide 130 - 130 Darcy’s starting point He is blind to opportunity, prejudiced by his opinions He failed to see she was a golden opportunity His behavior is arrogant, boorish and offensive He says savages dance He feels disgust for her family
Slide 131 - 131 Clip 20: Final Reconciliation
Slide 132 - 132 Darcy’s reversals Her fine eyes — he reverses his opinion of her appearance Asks her to dance — he reverses his behavior He admires Eliza & Jane individually, disqualifies them socially He flees Netherfield feeling in danger His seeks her out daily in the park at Rosings and at Hunsford He is embarrassed by Lady Catherine’s boorish conduct He proposes, valuing his feelings above social standards He condemns her family, exonerates her & Jane He regrets his conduct, decides to change He behaves cordially with the Gardiners He goes after Lydia He negotiates with Wickham & pays him He insists on paying, taking responsibility He insists on confidentiality He withdraws his interference with Bingley’s marriage He submits to Mrs. Bennet’s abuses He acknowledges Elizabeth was wholly right He accepts Gardiners, Mrs. Bennet, Lydia, Collins & Wickham as relatives—a representative act of the social collective
Slide 133 - 133 Eighth Reversal for Darcy Recognize Lady Catherine, Wickham and Mrs. Bennet in himself Change himself in the depths Evoke a change in them by his change Discover life as the Marvel
Slide 134 - 134 Progress comes from shedding Ego Mr. Bennet acknowledges he was foolish and irresponsible Mrs. Bennet’s is humbled into quietude Wickham is forced to settle for what he actually deserves Collins is forced to acknowledge Elizabeth as his social superior Lady Catherine is forced to accept the limits of her authority Caroline discovers that mean jealousy does not pay
Slide 135 - 135 Why does Lydia marry first? Her mother’s favorite Her own eagerness to be first She represents the evolutionary force
Slide 136 - 136 Why does Darcy attend Lydia’s marriage? Taking care of the lowest is necessary for the elevation of the highest. Protecting the foundation. Removing the danger
Slide 137 - 137 How can the characters progress further? Lydia – acquire manners and self-discipline Mrs. Bennet – never speak, take initiative or play tricks Wickham – never lie Bingley – stop depending on Darcy & Caroline Mr. Bennet – stop mocking, take full responsibility Jane – acquire discrimination without losing goodness Elizabeth – seek an ideal Darcy – adopt Wickham as a younger brother & redeem him
Slide 138 - 138 Conclusion
Slide 139 - 139 P&P Family Tree: Conclusion
Slide 140 - 140 P&P is story of Collins’ triple triumph Darcy’s disgrace Wickham’s achievement The decline of Pemberley The revival of Pemberley Caroline’s defeat Mrs. Gardiner’s goodness Life progresses as a whole What we see depends on our perspective
Slide 141 - 141 High Accomplishment in P&P P&P is the story of a woman who rises 200 times higher in the social hierarchy through marriage. Her accomplishment was made possible by The expansive social climate of the times Her positive attitudes and character The real source of her achievement was Darcy’s transformation which was inspired by her goodness and individuality.
Slide 142 - 142 Message from Sri Aurobindo “A day shall come when all the beautiful dreams will become real, with a reality far more marvelous than anything we can dream of.”
Slide 143 - 143 Clips Energy flow in P&P Bennet family Blind to opportunity Mrs.B’s aspiration Mrs.B’s initiatives Failed initiatives Mr. Collins proposal Darcy’s Hunsford proposal Jane Personality Correspondences Eliza’s correspondences Life response Positive Values Acts repeat Wickham Eliza’s response to Wickham Mr. Bennet takes responsibility Elizabeth’s Changing Perceptions Darcy’s Reversal Final Reconciliation