The Overmind sees calmly, steadily, in great masses and large extensions of space
and time and relation, globally; it
creates and acts in the same way — it is the world of the great Gods, the divine Creators. Only, each creates in
his own way, he sees all but sees all from his viewpoint. There is not the absolute supramental harmony and certitude.
These, inadequately expressed, are some of the differences. I speak, of course, of these planes in themselves —
when acting in the human consciousness they are necessarily much diminished in their working by having to depend
on the human instrumentation of mind, vital and physical. Only when these are quieted, they get a fuller force
and reveal more their character.
Overmind and Supermind are also involved and occult in earth-Nature, but they have no formations on the accessible levels of our subliminal inner consciousness; there is as yet no overmind being or organised overmind nature, no supramental being or organised supermind nature acting either on our surface or in our normal subliminal parts: for these greater powers of consciousness are superconscient to the level of our ignorance. In order that the involved principles of Overmind and Supermind should emerge from their veiled secrecy, the being and powers of the Superconscience must descend into us and uplift us and formulate themselves in our being and powers; this descent is a sine qua non of the transition and transformation.
The cosmic empire of the Overmind,
Time's buffer state bordering Eternity,
Too vast for the experience of man's soul:
All here gathers beneath one golden sky:
The powers that build the cosmos station take
In its house of infinite possibility;
Each god from there builds his own nature's world.