THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE FUTURE By:
Shankaracharya VIVEKA CHUDAMANI
Verse 37: "I salute you, O Lord, out of compassion, Oh friend of those who bow before you. I have fallen into the ocean of birth and rebirth. Rescue me with your unerring ragweed sends rain on the sincerity and mercy. "
Verse 38: "Protect the death that is heated by a roaring fire and difficult to extinguish wild life changing, which is pushed and buffeted by gusts of misfortune, since I have no other refuge."
LUIS Giles, editor San Raimundo, 58 MADRID-20
Original English Title Samadhi
© George Allen & Unwin Publishers Ltd. First Edition 1962
Second Printing 1971
© For the Spanish language, Luis Carcamo, editor First Edition 1980 In Manuel Algora Corbi
"In the Light that enlightens every man coming to the world."
The verses inserted at the beginning of each chapter are taken from Viveka Chudamani of Sri Shankaracharya (Cimera Jewel of Wisdom) translated by Mohini M. Chatterji, 1898.
CONTENTS PART I: PRELIMINARY
Chapter I: Definition and objectives ... Samādhi .... Chapter II: Development of the subtle senses and super-consciousness in man Chapter III: Theories about the higher worlds hidden
Chapter IV: Different ways to wrap the seat of consciousness in man Chapter V: Modern psychology and methods
Chapter VI: The two-way there before us.. Chapter VII: What is it that brings ecstasy?
PART II: THE THRESHOLD AND STARTED Chapter VIII: actions and intentions Justice Chapter IX: The construction of inner sanctum Chapter X: The World and I
Chapter XI: The internal force in us ... Chapter XII: The Great Law of Sacrifice
Chapter XIII: The law of transformation
3 PART III: ON THE ROAD
Chapter XV: internal and external obstacles to the construction... Chapter XVI: Losses and subsidence
Chapter XVII: The motivating power of hope ... ... Chapter XVIII: Hostile forces on the path ... ... .... IX Chapter X: The Rising Sun Samādhi
Chapter XX: Discovery and resurrection of man's eternal principle ... ... Chapter XXI: The latest warnings on the path ... ...
PART IV: TOWARDS
Chapter XII: In the full light orb Bibliography
4 PART I PRELIMINARY
CHAPTER I - DEFINITION AND OBJECTIVES Samadhi
Verse 6: "You can study the scriptures, to propitiate the gods (to sacrifice), religious ceremonies or offer devotion to the gods, and yet not attain salvation in succession even a hundred Brahma-yugas except for the knowledge of the union with the spirit. "
In the second half of the twentieth century, the question of the higher aspects of human consciousness, often called simply Supraconsciousness, it's becoming increasingly urgent for people deep thinker. Many works have appeared on the subject, and from its popularity can be judged the interest connected with it.
But it is not easy to find a practical manual that will lead to clear and scientific conceptions about the different forms of Supraconsciousness, which in the East is called Samadhi. It is even more difficult to find authors who do not write merely compilations of classics Indians started, but speaking from his own experience firsthand. Only this experience can become a living truth for students eager and sincere, who feel a strong desire to reach the heights, which can be found on many treaties unmatched in Eastern philosophical literature such as the Vedas, the Upanishads, the works Shankaracharya, and finally the Great Ashtavakra Rishi Modern India - Ramana Maharshi.
For a man who broods, there is no doubt that the consciousness of human beings is subject to a constant evolution. Nobody will deny that even two hundred years ago the man I was much more primitive than in this twentieth century, not to mention prehistoric races and tribes belonging, say, to the Stone Age, and so on.
Despite the fact that humanity is going through the evolution of an inner treasure, this is the self-consciousness does not follow from this that all are progressing at the same speed. In this matter there is, and never has been, an equality. The trails were always shown by the more advanced children of men, and the rest followed, more or less slowly. There is no doubt that if a Socrates or Pythagoras were living in our own time, would also be recognized as wise and eminent men, at least for those whose internal criterion is sufficiently advanced.
But this does not mean that all people who lived in the time of Socrates would find a similar recognition and respect because of their qualities, which, for us, may well seem somewhat limited and primitive. And the same applies to our own time: A few people mature enough to find new paths, for example, which form the subject of this book, and that is the "new" forms of consciousness in us. The masses still are not interested in them, preferring to use the more material aspects of civilization, such as the latest in technical progress, with all inventions and gadgets companions.
This book, like the previous ones, was not written in order to expose as teaching some "new" theories. There are enough in existence, which, if followed, lead the aspirant to the individual knowledge of the Truth and of his being (and any).
Here you will find advice on how to proceed on the path, and how to get first-hand experience that, until now, for the overwhelming majority of humans, is still only a hazy image of unreality.
My goal here is not to provide additional mental knowledge, but to help in the development of higher consciousness, one that reveals the ultimate Truth, which is the ultimate goal of all.
I mentioned a "new" type of consciousness, a wider and brighter in two previous books, which form the first and second parts of my trilogy mystical, which are respectively: In Days of Great Peace and
Concentration. An extensive study of both of these books is necessary before one can try to start with the present work, which is the highlight for its two predecessors.
In Days of Great Peace is the experiences that lead to the expansion of consciousness, while
Concentration gives explanations and techniques necessary for the first step, ie, the domain of the mind itself.
This book speaks of the ultimate objective, the attainment of Samadhi Supraconsciousness-the-and the roads leading to it.
As a primary definition, according to the Eastern and Western occult tradition, we have to make a strict distinction between two kinds of terms:
1. Visions suprasensuales, Ecstasy, Apparitions, Magical Evocations, Sixth Sense and mesmeric and Spiritualist Phenomena, briefly, all those things we know from popular books on occult subjects, and; Two. The True Supraconsciousness independent of all the visions and other internal or external conditions that can be found in man.
This distinction between terms is an axiom, given to us by those who know.
These two kinds of terms 1) and 2) be well understood when we analyze correctly what are truly all these visions and ecstasies. This book will both as evidence and authority paramount to Eastern spiritual philosophy, the claims of the last Grand Rishi from India, Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950).
This is because he was the most notable contemporary exponent of Indian philosophical thought, and because he lived in our own period and was able to adapt, explain and deepen that thought for us. Since there is already substantial literature on this spiritual giant, I refrain from giving many particulars about his biography and teachings, since both can be easily found in other books on Sri Maharshi (see also In Days of Great Peace).
So we will call the above extensions of perception (visions, ecstasies, trances, clairvoyance,
clairaudience, mediumship, and so on), just the deepening and development of man's senses different from the physical, but are still only a different kind of activity of these senses. That's what the Maharshi taught himself. Consequently we see that in this case has not been changed any principle only
perceptions scale has become broader. In other words, it still remains the old binary: Self and Not-Self. In occult philosophy, unsolved binaries are known as unproductive conceptions, that keep us in the old basic ignorance of the ultimate Truth of Being
Therefore, we can not have any hope in this dualistic condition. No matter how seemingly sublime and beautiful can be to us the extent of our means of knowledge, when they go out, that is, toward the so-called No-I will always remain the relativity intact, as the unpleasant and bitter fish spoon , hidden at the bottom of a barrel of pure honey, which spoils the content, because we inevitably reach. Therefore, in relativity we step into different worlds (not just physical, of course, but also in those more subtle matter, which we'll discuss at length in Chapter III), nothing can be found that is finally this is an absolute and not relative consciousness, which alone can be defined as true "Supraconsciousness". I hope this sufficiently explain the first class of terms given above in 1). At the same time, the latter now becomes justified and understandable, and with it the whole conception of Samadhi. We will reject the use of this expression for all phenomena of 1), which some call the exponents insufficiently trained "Samādhi lower classes." From our point of view there is only one Samādhi, no relation to the manifested worlds, and therefore is independent, above and beyond all time and space, and the ultimate Reality, absolute and unchanging, our final inheritance and eternal rest .
It may be advisable here two important assertions narrow Maharshi, who, in his typically concise and straightforward way, says:
a) Only Samādhi can reveal the truth.
b) In the Samadhi only is the feeling of I-I, no thought.
The first assertion a) does not need any further clarification now we have discussed the first class of terms, but the second statement b) is clearly an effort to express in the language and terminology of the mind, it really can not be interpreted with no word. Even under such difficulty this saying of the Sage Maharshi has a highly instructive and practical nature, it is a direct response to the question:
"What is what is in the Samadhi, when a man is in that state of consciousness?"
Obviously it is basic and glorious Oneness with no other duality. Only the Self, or I that do not support neither words nor thoughts. Incidentally, that I am who I am is a definition of the Supreme Being (Essence), as given us in the Old Testament. The Maharshi stressed this fact more than once.
The goal to be achieved through the attainment of Samadhi is to enter a state of pure consciousness, in which there is neither subject nor object. No need to point out that such a state is beyond all
incarnations, this is life in ways; really transcends all bodies, limitations and conditions, in which there is neither subject nor object, as mentioned previously. He admits it is not easy even to imagine such
heights through our mental efforts, but this is natural and logical. In the Samadhi the mind is left far below, as an instrument of consciousness, and with it come off all the feelings and thoughts, which are absent in this sublime state.
All changes also stop.
Peace is only that can not be disturbed by anything. This is the peace that passes all human
understanding (mind). And yet, even now, there are souls on this earth who have reached that peace, and others who are still struggling to catch up. They fully understand the meaning of this chapter.
CHAPTER II - DEVELOPMENT AND SUBTLE SENSES THE SUPRACONSCIOUSNESS IN MAN
Verse 8: "Therefore the wise man fighting for his salvation, having given up his desire for the enjoyment of external objects, and uses a truly great teacher and accept his teaching with unshakable soul."
In its relations with the outside world, a very current uses only his five physical senses, because their world does not extend beyond the limits of matter. It seems to him that is the only natural way of life and understandable. When it hits, say, your foot against a stone, it is he who has beaten, and who suffers accordingly. A voracious meal and a drink, for example, bring you just enjoy yourself. The praise given to its visible form, and criticism, both necessarily affect what a man believes that he is. Some of my readers this point they may seem exaggerated, but please, do a practical test with yourself. Try to retain a complete serenity of mind to be insulted, when you speak of considerable material damage or a dangerous disease that is developing in your body. If you can do it, it will be proof that there is something in you that is above consciousness "normal." Comprobad this.
Imagine that you turn a consultation with a specialist, because you have persistent pain somewhere in your body. The do not give any definite diagnosis of his evil, but spoke of the need for further testing, and others. The next day you can see the anguish on the face of your acquaintances, your wife or husband, who learned of your visit and have been informed of their results by the doctor.
So you recognize the truth in their anxious expressions, and finally know for yourselves that your days and months are numbered. Do not you would be deeply impressed, grieving, perhaps desperate, you are so tightly bound to this physical plane? But someone may say: "Apart from the physical
consciousness also are living in a world of emotions, feelings and thoughts, which do not affect us unless purely material circumstances. Well, yes, but unfortunately, even these are closely connected with physical events of your daily life, and can possibly be completely separate from them.
In uncontrolled instinctive belief that we are our bodies, lies the cause of our bondage to the physical world. Well then we can not detach ourselves and look at our body as an object, something other than "ourselves." One day we come into contact with people who believe in some senses, abilities, and worlds more "subtle" than that experienced at the physical level only. Occultists, spiritualists, different and strange sects, and others, attempt to extend the limits of their knowledge beyond the dense matter subject to the five senses. They talk about other kinds of vibrations, accessible to those who have developed the so-called "sixth sense", and others.
There is some truth concerning all this. With exercise, diet, lifestyle, breath control and special search may extend the scope of our perceptions (see Concentration Parts I and II) and experience many of the theoretical claims made in occult books.
Clairvoyance, clairaudience, and visions that come from the "other world" not necessarily inaccessible fantasies and experiences, despite its exuberance and uncertainty of their origin. Often our own imagination and autosuggestion play major roles in our 'experiences on the other side. " Only highly
educated occultists who have great strength and have had extensive practice in your search, along with the resulting knowledge can be taken into consideration. Even then, mistakes can happen amazing. The worlds suprasensuales visions are too individual and confusing to be confirmed as infallible. That is the reason why the hidden masters put so much emphasis on proper training and higher astral senses in his pupils, teaching them to see things as they do.
About forty years ago (I write this in 1960), the leaders of a global society, in his books and lectures, proclaimed the coming of a new messiah, who claimed to have prepared themselves for that sublime role. They talked about their research astral unmistakably showing the person the new instructor and high spiritual powers. In some countries, people began to deify him beforehand, even vast building stadiums for his preaching.
And the ending? The messiah flatly repudiated his role and left the entire organization, thereby creating confusion and bitter disappointment. The prophecies and visions were wrong.
Returning to developing methods of occult powers in man (called siddhis in the East), just limit myself to a brief enumeration, since the goal of this work is to study Supraconsciousness, and lower class
development, called "psychic".
The mainstream media are conducive to mental concentration domain of one's own mind and its processes breathing exercises that help you master the prana, or vital energy, subtle, and enabling us to act on the astral plane; fasts that strengthen our strength will and purify the body, the drug, which is banned in schools "white", chants and mantras, which are another form of concentration, connected with the use of the power inherent in the sounds, and many other means, that not openly known, and therefore may not be mentioned.
These media can help in developing some ways subtle, somewhat ahead of the present human race, and thus allow peer into other worlds. But does this mean achieving a higher consciousness, to say nothing of the Supraconsciousness, this is the Samadhi? Then the man still remains essentially the same. If he was selfish before, say, their pursuit of astral vision, it will be even later, but you can see elementary human ghosts and other details of the world normally hidden from human perception.
Such a man can still be easily frightened physical death, which is to say that physical existence prefer any other way of life.
No, the way to Supraconsciousness clearly falls into that direction. In support of this, I will mention only that the Maharshi was referring to all occult phenomena, of which we spoke above, as if the game's mind of the man who has no objective reality. Under the term of Mind, Wise supraphysical understand all manifestations, including siddhis (occult powers).
Moreover Samādhi development, as discussed in the following chapters, changes the whole
consciousness of a man, his point of view, their interests, efforts and goals. Mata egocentric attitude, and shows physical life as it really is, with all its relativity and imperfections. Away the specter of death, which is inseparable from the existence of a body. Then the man does not consider himself as a
combination of mind and theoretical "body and soul", of course, having no real knowledge of the past, but only operate with borrowed theories.
No, in the pursuit of Absolute Consciousness (in the Samadhi) there is no room for any relativity or imperfections. The same term (Samadhi) presupposes overcome all things subject to time and space. Worth thinking more deeply about this last sentence, if we form a correct mental conception
Supraconsciousness. There is nothing more to get once you reach the fourth estate (see Concentration, Part II, Chapter XIII).
Is this possible? I have my own personal test it. When I saw the teacher knew it was the living example of true Attainment, and its presence could never arise a question
about the possibility of this Achievement. This was certainly independent of all books and theories on the subject.
In our internal development in the direction of Supraconsciousness profits us nothing except our own distinctive experience. For only then we know, and not just repeat some words coming from outside, which are then dead letters and little else.
My old friend, the late Swami Siddheswarananda of Paris, who spent nearly twenty years in that city, and was head of the Ramakrishna Mission in France, once said:
"In our spiritual work (which is paramount in the effort to achieve true Supraconsciousness) should not accept any statement, heard or heard, without an internal examination. You need a preliminary examination in our consciousness, a process which triggers intellectual intuition in us. One should not merely repeat: Ramakrishna said this, Maharshi said this, and the Swami something else. We should not constantly cite an authority, which may serve merely as a refuge. It is a major obstacle to any progress on that one is looking for just such imaginary refuge, instead of working hard yourself. The instruction must come from within ourselves, it is our own Atman, awakened by our own efforts and pain. Words, talks of a Swami, reading a text of the teachings of Ramakrishna, and others can only be external means to produce an internal survey. This analysis within oneself is absolutely necessary. A reading of the Gita or the Upanishads is just an opportunity for awakening in us spiritual intelligence (Buddhi). We should reach the state of being dissatisfied, because if we rest and remain satisfied no progress will not be possible. (Translated from French.)
This quote can show the attitude of those who reached the Samadhi for themselves and who know from experience.
CHAPTER III - THEORIES ON HIDDEN WORLDS TOP
Verse 11: "The actions are for the purification of the heart to achieve real substance. The substance can be achieved by correct discrimination, but not for any amount of Karma. "
In order to clarify as much as possible, the difficult problem concerning the Samadhi and their achievement, we must be familiar with the theories of the higher worlds (ie, less material), which is capable of running our consciousness under special conditions. In our present study we can not avoid facing nonmaterial powers affecting our normal consciousness (that is, our everyday consciousness). These are: our feelings and emotions (called astral processes) and thoughts (called mental processes). We can not see them but they exist and function. The common man, who has no power of
discrimination that would allow self-analysis, combines it all together in form and physical life. We can not be satisfied with such simplicity, since it does not allow us to proceed further in our study.
Consequently, it is assumed, as a working theory acceptable, that a demonstration must have at least two elements: the acting force, and the environment or display on or over which that force is
manifested. There is no doubt that our emotions and thoughts are forces, which often appear as powerful factors in our lives. They can even kill or resurrect. So there should be some kind of suitable material in which these universal forces can act.
Thus arose the concept hidden astral planes or worlds (feelings and emotions) and mind (thoughts and ideas). They are found in the most ancient records of occultism, taking us back to the days of the ancient Egyptians, Chaldeans, Hindus, Persians and the Greeks, who borrowed these ideas from the East.
Describe here briefly both of these worlds, invisible to the physical eye. As can be seen by previous comments, the plane (world) Astral penetrates the physical. This is possible because the astral atoms are infinitely more subtle and smaller than physical. Official science tells us that an atom is like a miniature solar system, in which the planets. (Electron-satellites) traveling at great speed around the central body (core), which is like the sun. But never touch and the distances between them are even larger (relatively) than there is between the sun and its satellites, like the Earth and others.
It is because of the distances between elements infinitely large atoms and also between atoms belonging to the physical world that other worlds endowed with different degrees of density in the substance can be easily "embedded" inside it.
The word "embedded" is certainly inadequate, as is also the design of the next dimension (in this case four), but for simplicity we can accept this definition.
In any case, the idea does not contradict the actual conditions for the different kinds of matter belonging to different planes of existence. Thus the astral (emotional) 1) interpenetrating, but 2) also transcends the physical plane in three dimensions, since it has the fourth dimension, related to the third as the third it is with the second. If we grasp this idea, the astral world phenomena find a logical
explanation. It should be added that the reader should not follow the theories of thinkers-mathematical turn of the century, which assumed that the fourth coordinate (imaginary to our minds, and added to the three coordinates used officially in trigonometry) is just that of time!
It is because, although there is still time on the higher planes, on them has a very different meaning, and can not be compared completely with Earth time. St. Peter the Apostle, in his Second Epistle, tells the amazing fact that "... one day with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. " This is an interesting and successful attempt to describe in human language (that of the three dimensions) the conditions in the upper worlds. In astro-mental worlds
(Ie materials yet), the clichés of the three branches of our time (ie past, present and future) have no separate meaning. A deep reflection on the future could give you an accurate and realistic concept of the "upper class time" that exists in the higher worlds, less dense.
Now you can understand why, for example, in our dreams, we can live a long period of experience, apparently extended over years, but in fact we only take a few minutes of time "earthly". These cases are too well known, and many of my readers have certainly experienced this phenomenon personally, apart from the numerous descriptions can be found in many psychological and occult books, so there is no need to cite many examples. Waking during the night one notes the time, falls asleep and has a dream again showing several years of one's life, so that the details are recorded perfectly in memory of the dreamer. However, a glance at the clock which is next to the bed shows that sleep lasted only a few minutes, usually less than a quarter of an hour.
In dreams apparently visited distant countries, sometimes thousands of miles away, and these trips "in dreams" often return with very clear memories recorded in brain memory. Occultists call these
experiences "astral travel." Again, on the astral plane, as we can see, the media are much more effective from the point of view of speed, as in the physical world of three planes. I know there are many people, who denies any value to the experiences just described, as well as the existence of any worlds 'higher'. Unfortunately, these people can not make, or offer any logical and reasonable theory to explain the phenomena of inner life to those who have been faced with these phenomena. But the same people also deny anything we say here about higher states of consciousness, leading to Samadhi, Samadhi and the same. Naturally I have nothing to say to men who are unable to offer anything better than rigid denials. But the title of this chapter is clear: speaking on the occult theories offered in order to explain phenomena that can not otherwise be explained. No scientist ever saw an atom, to say nothing of its components infinitesimal. And yet, the atomic theory works and is accepted in the form of hundreds of thousands of victims in two cities annihilated fifteen years ago, by the actual poisoning of the
And the same goes for the approaches to the Samadhi. We have to be reasonable and functional explanations along the trails leading to the final target, which transcends all worlds and matter, the physical (well known to us, we believe) and all theoretical, on teaching the occult.
In short, the first world "higher" above the physical is the emotions and feelings, and is called the astral. When we have to experience these two (ie, emotions and feelings), the subtle matter of the astral plane begins to vibrate in tune with the motivating force that provides the impetus. In our case (I'm talking here about human activities in the astral world) this force shapes and forms in the astral currents that correspond to the ideas created by men themselves, and his name is called willpower. Here probably be protests from some of my readers. "I never wanted that certain feelings arise in me", can they say. "The feelings and emotions that followed were painful and undesirable. And yet, despite all that, I, for my own detriment. That's for sure. "
At first glance there may be some reason for such an attitude, but look better and deeper, and then we'll see something different. The astral world is full of vortices and currents of all kinds, like the ocean is full of fish, animals, plants and streams. When we are fishing, we do not know exactly which fish usually'll take at a given time. But we make a definite effort to catch something and this is the corresponding element in our emotions. When water fisherman catches something she's not, throw back to the unwanted
inhabitant of the ocean and no one cares more about him, transferring his attention to other things you prefer. In both cases acts! And this means willpower into action.
Our friends who caught unwanted emotions, apparently acted differently. No vibrations reject that approach of emotions they dislike, as they say, but grant them full attention, allowing them to occupy all his consciousness. If so, are not themselves acting element, and perhaps not exercise willpower,
although unconsciously? If I put my finger in the fire intentionally or by accident, the result is the same: a certain finger burn, pain and other consequences.
Will power is not merely a clear and aware character. Often the reality may be the opposite. However, the essence remains the same, and that's what I infer from the simple examples just given.
A man conscious, that is, one that does not act impulsively, but everything weighs accepts and rejects, is the best equipped to do real experiments in astral matter. Possessing the vital capacity, which is
concentration or one-pointedness in his conscience, a man would, of their own volition, different emotions, destroying as desired, and thus proving to himself what was said in the simile of the fisherman and his capture.
When a man becomes an occult-which means one who practices the occult theories about himself-will then know infinitely more about the astral plane. In my previous books I provided numerous details concerning the activities accessible to the man on the astral plane, so there is no reason to repeat them again. Therefore, I will pass directly to the climax of astral activities of man-its externalization and
conscious intentional neglect of the physical body and subsequent operation in the astral vehicle, often called the "astrosoma" among occultists. This word, which is of Greek origin, usually denotes what is known as the "astral body." This experiment, which is also a significant achievement for all occult, is a test of the theory of astral world and life, like a nuclear explosion is proof and justification of the atomic theory.
But all the internal processes of our consciousness are mainly subjective, and can not be tested by others, at least not for those who have not had similar experiences, in other words, they do not know as much as us.
This should be recognized and performed strongly, if we successfully pass a further discussion of the topic.
The externalization of astrosoma means simply that man is able to forget the lower world, that is, the physical surroundings, and function consciously in the next higher-the astral plane. At the present level of development, it is assumed, in general, we can not transfer us to the astral, it has its own population, which evolves on that plane, as we do in the physical. From this we can see that our true goal, the attainment of Samadhi, not identical with astral travel. Moreover, the best exponents of spiritual wisdom (very advanced Christian saints, yogis and especially eastern-jivanmuktas Perfect Men or Great Rishis) advise us not even attempt these trails doubtful glimpse into worlds that are not supposed to have to live while we are still in the physical body (see Concentration, Parts II and IV). Such activities do not help us reach the Samadhi, but rather distract our attention and make our path thus unnecessarily longer.
Another world beyond the astral and physical worlds is the mental matter, which interpenetrates both of the others because of its much lower density. When we think, we are working on this plane, while we are still alive and active in our physical bodies. But we see around the world own mind because we can not divide our attention equally on more than one plane. This, of course, applies to the common man. Those who have tried unsuccessfully to obtain a world consciousness as subtle as it is mental, can also succeed and be able to perform the outward, not only to the astral, but also the mind. This is much more difficult, and it is impossible to ethically immature people. This means that a black magician can work well and live consciously in the astral (while still in the physical body), but it can not express itself in the mind. Why? Just because it has the
subtlety of thought necessary because their goals and ideas are too rude and tacky compared to the fine vibrations of the mental plane.
The great philosophers and highly advanced occultists are able to spend considerably more time on the mental than the physical. This requires a special ability and delight to think very abstract mental currents, put another way, to live in the atmosphere rarificadísima higher regions of thought and ideas. Traditionally, men are supposed to inhabit as Plato that subtle sky thinkers for many thousands of Earth years.
And again, do you think these heights are identical to Samadhi? Surely not! Listen to what the Great Rishi Ramana says, trying to express the inexpressible truth of Samadhi: "There is only the feeling but I am thinking." Because of the sublime simplicity of this axiom can try to make you with some idea of the state of Supraconsciousness when you act as follows: expeled all thoughts and stand with your latest kernel of existence - your Self!
That is the route used by many disciples true oriental spiritual Masters. Actually, not at all as simple in practice as there are many prerequisites that must be met before it can be achieved the Samadhi. The most important is the ability to fully master's mind, for a period of time defined, not measured in minutes but in hours.
Now, what are the theories about the three worlds in which humans operate as separate entities, necessary to reach the heights of Samadhi? Strictly speaking, no! As has been achieved by men who had never even heard about the higher worlds. In fact, the ideal conditions for a sincere student are passed to the experience of the Real (which is simply the Samādhi) without stopping at intermediate stages of the astral and mental.
This attitude is rather oriental, but the writer prefers to Western, which recommended the gradual conscious step through all levels until it reaches the target.
Western teachers (especially those of the classic and most developed branch of occultism, which is the Hermeticism) are usually of the opinion that an overwhelming number of men can not pass the fourth state without being familiar with the intermediate states.
But we can reason in another way: if our goal, which will lead to Samadhi, is the acknowledgment of the illusion of Maya, which has to be overcome in this physical world, then what purpose would investigate other worlds, no matter how subtle which could be? Maya Maya is forever, so the sooner you will reject one best for you.
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CHAPTER IV - INVOLVING THE DIFFERENT WAYS SEAT OF AWARENESS IN MAN
Verse 65: "Without dissolve the world of objects, without knowing spiritual truth, where is eternal liberation external mere words, they do not have any results beyond their mere utterance?"
Practically, what does it mean for us the term "consciousness"? The theoretical somersaults not shed much light on this problem. Leaving aside for the moment all learned definitions, look for the closest expression to that awareness. However, we must be careful, and not to be confused with another similar term (though diametrically opposite in meaning)-perception, and raise a practical line of separation between them.
1. Perception presupposes that we realize something, that is, we know and feel their presence. I can percatarme the presence of a man in my room, even if it is completely dark, or if I have deliberately closed my eyes. This means I know something besides myself. You can add, that there is a visible binary perception: Self and Not-Self, and this would be quite correct. Hermetic Philosophy deals with
meticulous studies of the laws that direct ternary and quaternary binaries as a basis for major
metaphysical and occult operations. There is no room here to delve more deeply into them, but I talked more about this in another of my works Tarot a Contemporary Course of the Quintessence of Hermetic Occultism.
Two. Consciousness is the other pole of the binary, one element of which was the perception. Here one is less (or hardly any) under the Not-Self. Consciousness belongs to our innermost core without which we are nothing! No one would agree to accept anything as a substitute for your consciousness, that is to himself. Therefore, rejecting all mental conceptions moment we can say is the term conscience clearer and unique, that I can identify as myself, it always stays with me, in all my life normal. I can experience this or that, or not percatarme percatarme some object, thought or feeling, but I can not, without becoming "nothing" - losing my consciousness. Immediately someone objected: "Well, but when I'm under the influence of anesthetics, or when I am in deep sleep, I can not find any sense of myself, and then I am without any awareness at all."
This comment is only apparently true. Not all of us are deprived of self-awareness in the states mentioned above, although such people are still in the minority among ordinary men. There are too many stories confirmed by people who, though fully anesthetized or sunk in deep dreamless sleep, did not lose consciousness or ceased to exist altogether in these conditions.
I also know this from my own experience as well as that of many others, about which I have spoken. Developing a high concentration contributes substantially to the spacing of the elements conditioned and unconditioned man. Moreover, the Samadhi-the very subject of this study is the primary example of existence, that is, to be self-conscious, beyond all bodily and mental conditions.
All this has been said in order to clarify the term "seat of consciousness", which is used in the title of this chapter.
But are we, as we feel every day that consciousness apparently abstract, it can be made better with the magical axiom I am? Certainly not, at least not now, at our present level of evolution. We are compelled to accept and confess this, if we are honest, and if you still have not gotten the realization of the Self within us. And that is so simply because, if we possessed this high degree of internal development, it would read this book, just as a teacher would not study elementary book.
This means that some things are like veils that envelop pure consciousness in man. Ask the first man you meet, who is he? The response will contain
primarily its name. What is hidden under this label of personality, which is our name? It is worth analyzing more closely.
1. The seat first and foremost our deepest seat of consciousness is, of course, our physical body, with all its properties and individual qualities as our sex. We are invariably men or women, but obviously we can not ascribe to our consciousness that we find that is beyond this veil, any perception of being male or female. Here I am excluding those dreams because they are fairly accurate reflections of our waking life, at least for the largest majority of the people. The following label is our age (physical). It is only natural that, by identifying with the body, accept his age as an integral part of us.
From these come the whole complex of other details to form the ego personality erratic joined by our thinking to be individual in us. Take our education. If our brain is trained say in mathematics, foreign languages, or any other topic, we are usually convinced that they are all components of our personality, and our outward appearance, and others. The social position and family apparently also belong to the same human ego. The overwhelming majority believe in it, often subconsciously, because only a few are able and willing to put in front of him, even once in their lives, the controversial question: Who am I? This short formula has a terrifying power. It is impossible to give here all your applications, simply because if we think further on this subject, we find that there is no end to the mental processes that arise if we use this survey even just with our mind. However, talk about it several times in the course of this book, for the same response to it is the absence of words and thoughts which is simply the Samadhi (also called the state without ego) as told by the Great Rishi truthfully Ramana.
Two. The second envelope (or veil) we wear, apart from physics, is our emotional life and property. We have to be careful not to confuse them with the mind and its functions, even if both may be closely connected and sisters in the life of every day, as often happens in practice.
Despite this fact, both are powers and kinds of matter rather clearly different, and we can never reach any logical conclusion and positive without being trained in discriminating between feelings and thoughts (or the astral and mental, as they say the occult). Now give a number of examples that can help us draw more easily.
Imagine that one morning you are looking at a lovely garden with green lawns, flowers and springtime freshness surrounding their beds and paths. May arise in us a feeling peculiarly pleasurable, which has not yet been transferred to thoughts, words and deeds later. Just that feeling of spring, a pure feeling so alone. And this will be the something that explains the domain and purely emotional reactions in our consciousness. Try this experiment for yourself, modifying it according to your own ideas, and adding as many examples as you see that may be necessary, in order to familiarize yourself a bit with the idea of astral and apart from you. The pure astral currents are usually pleasant and invigorating. They are often connected with some environments, conditions and locations. And you can easily check this.
The countryside, the beautiful views, abundant flowers and charming, and so on, can all be taken into consideration, and the astral currents arising in its vicinity can be recorded and analyzed. Leed book (travel, poetry, and so on, but not a scientific one) finding descriptions that create emotional feelings in you. Understand the and Search them in your memory, and then deliberately evoke Try by an effort of
your will. No need to label these astral currents, because any mixture of them with mental elements means a mess of purely astral impressions.
As you have no doubt surmised, it is essential that you learn to discriminate between the veils that envelop your core of consciousness as accurately as possible. Probably, you have already guessed the purpose of these simple exercises: give some knowledge of title
this chapter. An understanding of the basic processes of human consciousness is essential when seeking a higher consciousness approach, held at the Samadhi.
This is an axiom, that should be remembered throughout the study in the following chapters of this book.
In order to end the astral forms of wrappers that look to pure consciousness in us, try to deliberately and artificially create different emotions like love and hate, attraction and repulsion, rest and unrest, satisfaction and desire, peace and turmoil , and others. Begin with the name of feeling, and then remember your past impressions related to creation required, as this can be helpful. At the beginning, probably you will not be able to carry out immediately all this, and it will take some effort with respect to relive the emotions as advised in the previous sentence. Advanced people can dispense memory and astral currents create ad libitum.
The real goal is to create "from nothing." This requires too many previous experiences feelings, they should be well stored in the subconscious counterpart of our astral body, so that the projection comes without previous deliberations.
I have given the basic feelings in pairs, the first element in each pair a positive feeling, and the second is offset as love and hate. Try to shorten the negative side as much as possible and not think about it later. But the exercises would be unilateral, having thus a lowered value, if only to give the so-called good feelings for study. In this case you could be defenseless against negative currents, if you are not familiar with them and the method to throw off them. This should be of Concentration (Part II) which has been fully explained, and where you have given all necessary protective measures.
The third way that he dresses pure consciousness, is the world of thought, mastery of the mind or mental plane according to the occultists. To Him belongs all that we think and consequently say, but without adding any emotional effort. Again, the astral and mental bodies interpenetrate each other a lot, and it is not possible for a person not trained to do the necessary discrimination between these two planes. So we have to pass on some basic exercises.
First, count slowly, pronouncing the numbers in your mind and imagining while each suddenly appearing before your eyes as a white figure on a black background. Start with 1 and continue to where your power and will power will allow. It's easy if you have a little willpower and want the knowledge of some essential processes of one's mind. Take the first simple numbers, projecting on the dark screen of your imagination. You can close your eyes if you think it will be easier, and so Begin: one (1), two (2), three
(3), and so on as far as you can. For the first year take of one to twenty and then to fifty. Do it slowly, without haste and without thinking about anything but numbers. By doing so, you are acting purely in a subdivision of the plane (or world) mind, and using only the matter of that plane. Surely no feelings in an exercise and that is just what is needed. Next time, think of another simple process, with which no emotion could possibly be connected. For example, repeat in your mind clothe process after you get up from bed in the morning Walk and concentrate on counting your steps for about three to five minutes; Choose appropriate and advantageous point from Timer for cars or trains spend.
The second series will repeat all of the above only in your memory, by the process of creative imagination.
Finally, as you have already learned safely, to some extent, to distinguish thoughts from feelings, try to create purely mental processes in your mind, according to your choice. These may be some of your future activities reviewed as if they came from the past.
The latter can be a dangerous thing because one is exposed subconsciously add to the mental astral vibrations, ie join their emotions to your thoughts, what is not
allowed for our present purpose. If you understood the purpose of this chapter, you will acquire the ability to practice separation from: discrimination on the three worlds in which they actually live, until abandon all for the Samadhi.
Then you will know what form veils cast shadows on your true and pure consciousness, and know what also stands as obstacles in your way to the Samadhi. In other words, what you have to reject before you can reach this sublime state.
Although, when reached, the Samadhi transcends all human knowledge, one of the approaches to it can be scientifically and the student should know. Of course, in itself, is not sufficient as there are other conditions to be performed and other approaches that should be attempted as well. The following chapters describe these.
To conclude, we can say that the seat of physical awareness (awake state, called Jagrat by Hindus) in an ordinary man is his brain. This has been defined in my previous books as well as in the present as brain consciousness. Emotions and feelings are the fulcrum in the counterparty (or body) corresponding astral, while the functions of the mind are generated in the mental body from where they pass into the brain and waking state. Those who want to investigate the problem more precisely, find details in concentration. For the present study, specifically pertaining to 'fourth' state or Samadhi, the information given here will soon be enough.
In the Hindu scriptures, there are many Upanishads, Gitas and treaties can undoubtedly induce
Samadhi. But where and who? Certainly not pretty immature beginners, for lack of preparation, not in a position to decipher the sacred texts speak not "open language" like hidden hand, you always have a veil, thus protecting the contents of desecration and abuse.
On this point I would recommend that the diligent student would read, with the highest concentration few Ashtavakra Gita verses translated to English by the late master Hari Prasad Shastri in London. The original works of Sri Ramana Maharshi such Calla its Forty Verses and The Truth Revealed, are supreme, but not too easy to understand properly, if the student is not well acquainted with the philosophy of the contemporary Sage.
CHAPTER V - THE MODERN PSYCHOLOGY AND METHODS
Verse 67: "The hidden treasure does not come to (the utterance of) the simple word" outside ", but must have reliable information, excavation and removal of stones similarly pure truth that transcends itself Mayan operation (meaning here maya force of evolution) is not obtained without instruction connoisseurs supreme, along with reflection, meditation, and other, not illogical inferences. "
The official psychology is of no use in the study of Samadhi. There are many reasons for this. The first is that psychologists concerned with the analysis of ordinary men, they are simply ignorant of any
transcendental experiences, and who have not studied the means that may lead to Supraconsciousness. If there are any unusual events, such as temporary siddhis (occult or psychic powers) in the form of visions, precognition, clairvoyance and mediumship, they are all sporadic and unpredictable phenomena and can not be produced on request.
Its authenticity can not be investigated because scientifically for its highly subjective nature, rare and staff, which can not therefore be properly classified and explained.
The second is that psychology operates mainly in the emotional domains, and partially mentally, man, that is, in the astral and mental manifestations that are a visible and audible to any researcher, endowed with the media only "normal" Knowledge and operation. How can this be of any use in a case in which the goal transcends both of these planes, as the Samadhi is far above and beyond all feelings and thoughts?
One who has not experienced himself Supraconsciousness can not talk about it with any authority, or even give explanations about a totally unknown to him.
The third is that normally operate in our three planes of existence with only the means provided by the same planes. Taking into consideration the higher capacity of the common man, which are his mental powers, we see that they have certain, albeit limited cognition methods, such judgments a priori and a posteriori, logical conclusions, and previous experiences, all of which, in any case, require further development of our knowledge. They're all purely relative connected with this form of existence and no other, that is, the human.
A modern Indian philosopher Sri Aurobindo Ghose (who died in 1950) rightly said in one of his aphorisms:
"When we Passed beyond humanity, then we'll be the man ... »
A psychologist works with your brain on people endowed with similar instruments belonging to the world of physical matter. This is only natural in physical conditions. Supraconsciousness But we are further from the limited means of the mind and its objects of cognition, than any galaxy is what our mother earth physically.
When a psychologist attempts to classify their experiences in order to deduce some laws from them, which can subsequently be applied to all patients, collected mainly from books containing the results of experiments of other specialists, along with its own discoveries necessarily limited to the circle of living brains investigating. For he has not and can not offer any direct knowledge of these things.
And all knowledge which still operates with things is incompatible with the state of Samadhi, like a cube could not be compressed into a square, because of the difference in size between the two geometric elements.
Eternal Consciousness is continuous, no matter what forms sometimes surround the rally. Psychology is only demonstrations, created by a similarly temporary, which we call-while still alive-humans: Like soap bubbles, which are formed only to burst and stop colors reflect on their fragile surfaces .
Samādhi But, as we shall see in subsequent chapters, is a result of transcending all movements in the brain and in the astral and mental planes of man. Therefore, the desire to get closer to Samadhi, we must seek training and appropriate method of modern psychology that "science" can offer official for this purpose. So our ways and goals are very different, and I have set for beginners in another of my books-Concentration.
CHAPTER VI - THE TWO WAY THERE TO U.S.
Verse 80: "Only he who is free from the bondage of desires great, so hard to avoid, is able to release, not another, even if you are versed in the six systems of philosophy."
Only males, exceptionally advanced in evolution, come into this world endowed with
Supraconsciousness, o-Samadhi. Even the experience immediately after physical birth, but usually after adolescence, as they mature at an early manhood. History does not know of any woman who owned the Samadhi in his youth.
So it was with Christ and Maharshi. But the reader and the writer, is concerned above all, of course, with his own case, that is, his own incarnation in the present time, and this is just okay. In any case, you and I were born with inherited Supraconsciousness as our property. This means that if you wish to purchase, you must make definite efforts in that direction.
In this chapter, called The Two Ways That There Before Us, we become familiar with conditions and positive qualities that give us opportunities for success, as well as negative, making the achievement impossible at the moment. There are three basic types of men, we can distinguish.
The first and third types have only one track, but the second one is faced with two paths and until it reaches the goal, is compelled to tour both. What are these two pathways?
A. Look around you. For what human masses strive in this world? Do you know something about the Samadhi and seek? Certainly not! It is impossible to describe in full detail all the desires that haunt mankind today. But it can be done in a broad outline. If there are exceptions (and inevitable), will not affect the general rules that establish now.
When the child comes to an end, everyone finds that life begins to require certain solutions to many problems connected with physical existence. We list them soon. If one is not born rich, you should seek some means of existence and maintenance. Here belong also our educational efforts, sometimes colored by the "thirst for knowledge", which puts the interests second to earn a living. Then comes the desire to establish a firm foundation material for honors, highly placed connections, and so on. When, along with advancing age, develop disease, combat can occupy the last years of the life of a man. It is true that a few have also some idealistic tendencies, often vague, and always connected with the species called "Homo sapiens".
All this is a common line: selfishness, or actions they touch directly or indirectly to the individuality of the ego of the doer. Then the man is or is not satisfied with their personal achievements, happy or miserable, but everything in it goes around the world visible, tangible, material.
At this level of development, people have only one way-a material existence from birth to death. The latter is considered the bigger, but inevitably bad. This route does not allow a man any other search transcendental aspect of life, say, a conscious effort to develop one's consciousness beyond the narrow constraints of life in the matter of ego. Therefore, the question of Samadhi can not be taken into consideration with this category of men. This is because they are uniform in their materialism, and still feel no duality.
In them, the philosophical objectives of the unit takes the lowest form, unlike the third category of highly evolved men, the fully spiritualized, which are rare sources of light in the darkness of spiritual night. These people have also only one way, but is diametrically opposed to the way of life of the first category, which has been just described.
We'll talk about this different kind of unit after we have analyzed the next class, the second, as follows. B. When man becomes dissatisfied with the line of existence of the category A, important questions begin to arise in your mind. They generally have the following pattern: Where is the beginning of life? What is the purpose of life? What comes after death? What are the reasons for the existence of the
human species on this planet? What relationships occur between the Microcosm (man) and the macrocosm (universe)? and many other similar questions that are difficult to enumerate.
All of them have a common point: These problems transcend the narrow life of the ego. Some people apparently find answers in their religions, then look no matter relying on the tenets and explanations given by their churches. We will leave this group apart, as they are not active in the spiritual quest, believing that they have already found the true way. It is solely your own business.
But some people are not satisfied with no easy solution, and begin to look for themselves trying to experience what they have read about the higher states of consciousness that lie beyond the physical plane and the others. Sometimes such seekers find the idea of Supraconsciousness-Samadhi, and follow it. Thus arises the second type of man, the seeker of spiritual life, spiritual truth, despite the fact that moral even partially at least, in the dense matter, through the intermediary of his body. If this is your case, and you are separated from the first group ("A"), which has only one purpose, that is, the material life. It is evident that we can not find Samādhi seekers in the first group.
Search engines are the second group ("B"), and it is from them that we now turn, in this part of this chapter.
Now, a search engine (such as a man call the second group) receives some internal lighting, and begin to realize that you can not trust their mortal counterparts, which did not exist before his birth, and not exist after death. It is now wise enough to not get high with the idea of "agnostic" of the annihilation of his conscious being with the physical body. Perhaps even, having no direct experience of truth immortal existence (that comes much later), and intuitively feel where lies his safe haven. Well, at this stage, karma usually lets you contact a convenient spiritual teaching, or even-in rare cases-with a living Master, if a being is in our planet as a physical body at that time.
But, usually, the original writing or spoken doctrine, along with, at times, the cooperation of senior disciples of the same Guru, is the endowment of the applicants. This step often brings much enthusiasm and happiness intensified to the point where there's flashes of glory. I think it is a very wise
arrangement of the Power Manager, as the trail itself is thorny because karma must be downloaded quickly to let the man free to the hard spiritual work that lies ahead, without being hindered by impact and karmic obstacles.
Thus the initial ecstasy take the first essential boost, which in many cases should be sufficient for the whole life time. The memory of that glory brings solace to the disciple in difficult times, allowing you to stay without breaking under the blows of fate.
This fact is well known to all who enter the Path. I experienced it years before I saw the Master in his physical body, that is, received his permanent darshan. This beatitude comes usually unexpectedly, and not when you want to have it. Spiritus taif
On some evenings, to travel long distances by bus in the remote South America, this internal marvel wine itself, bringing a peace that is beyond all, a blessing beyond measure. The normal consciousness was not turned off at all, and had visions: this was the best proof of the reality of these first glimpses of Supernals Maharshi taught by the Master. Lasted five to fifteen minutes, rarely more. Influenced not only the experimenter, but also to the surroundings, in a truly mystical. Chapter XLVII of In Days of Great Peace read:
"It is interesting to note that this state has its own set of vibrations, extremely subtle and powerful. They influence our surroundings, we can easily observe its effect on people when we experience ourselves this state, although imperfectly. When we are on the threshold of sunrise (beginning) of Samadhi, talk to others, or when you first get out of the sun (final phase) of Samadhi, we can see that people behave-probably unconsciously - somewhat differently, and speaks to us in a different tone than usual, though from the outside can not see anything except our "normal" people ordinary. But each has its own Samādhi deep in his heart in a dormant state, that someday will be revealed. So this germ "sleeper" of the Spirit responds to vibrations from the spirit awakened. "
This is the beginning. And now the title of this chapter comes to mind-The Two Ways That There Before Us. Well, from now on, live as if we were constantly at a crossroads. Make no mistake about the meaning of these words as used here. It means that, while known about the absolute superiority of consciousness and spiritual heritage that is in himself, the disciple will be constantly faced karmic elements of its current incarnation, which apparently will bring setbacks, bitterness, sometimes leading to a man even close to despair. But in vain! True Path can not miss. It may be obscured if we are too reckless, and let the visible world glamor and sensitive take over. But finally, the errant son returns to his spiritual father, as is beautifully described by Christ, and explained by the Maharshi: "He who comes in once on the Path can not lose, like falling prey to the jaws of the tiger not be allowed to ever escape. I would remind them that all who are working at the crossroads of Attainment, letting them regain their peace when they hear the words of the Masters.
At this time, the most unusual circumstances will face the man. Your environment may become hostile to him because of his new attitude, which will lead to neglect certain aspects of mundane life can betray friends, and men can contend with him for no apparent reason. But know, O disciple!, That the Prince of this world does not forgive those who try to escape his power. One must face it and conquer, or perish for a period of time known as "spiritual eclipse." Those who turn away sometimes wandering souls through many incarnations. And yet again, with bleeding feet and heart, and always return to the point from which deserted. We shall not dwell on it further, closing the issue with the claim that the price of error is high.
However, the bulk of the temptations is not from active interference on the part of the enemy, but of daily life, when we are faced with seemingly small problems, which, however, must be solved according to the new consciousness dawns in us.
I am deliberately refraining from talking here about Samadhi, leaving later chapters in Parts III and IV of this book, when the student is better equipped to face the ultimate problem of life. But there may be a few examples:
a) Should revenge on those who hurt us?
At this stage we are, as mentioned before, at the crossroads, in two ways. One belongs to the world, the other the Spirit. So I'll also apparent in a dual solution.
1. Never take revenge, but eschew offenders.
Two. Turn your other cheek to the offenders, as Christ taught.
Which of these two solutions will be yours? No one can say, other than you. The same applies to all the following examples.
b) What should be done if your environment or your family opposes active resistance, or obstacles, to your new way of life?
1. The Path should be a secret to all but the Master and his other disciples. It is primarily an inner Path. It is easier to prevent difficulties later combat.
Two. "Render therefore unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God the things of God." 24
c) What should be done when you sensual temptations ensue, and feel humiliated and are afraid of succumbing to them?
1. Leed spiritual work when you may be attacked by impure forces. Meditate on issues that will inspire sublime. Make use direct means of defense (see Concentration, Parts II and IV).
Two. Remember "who you are" (leed chapters XXXIV and XLVIII of In Days of Great Peace). ****
The next class of obstacles comes from the side of your own mind. Theoretically, the disciple knows that he and his mind are two different things. But knowing practically means no less than achieving complete mastery of thought process, which occurs only at the end of the trail, just before or Master
Achievement. Therefore, the two-way street that precedes it is full of struggles to gain supremacy over the mind. The last used many tricks to distract the attention of those who want to become their masters (of the mind).
Questions that arise in us, when analyzed properly, seem futile, unnecessary, and often insoluble. The most common type is related to the endless whys. Why this thing is that and not the other? Why are obstacles placed in our way? Why can not arrive at once at the end of the trail?
You can find further development of these whys rop yourselves. But the wise person summarily rejects them all, concentrating on the essential work of self because he knows that all issues disappear forever when you reach wisdom, instead of going in search of a relative knowledge.
The duality that surrounds this second type of man, who is en route to the third and final group, where all the lessons have been learned, is certainly tragic. All occultists know about it, and many have
described it in his major works. Among these I would like to mention one famous only Zanoni, in Bulwer Lytton.
The best way to understand this problem, which is a binary, is to look carefully at our own consciences. In classical hidden philosophical literature could not find anything so beautiful and full of wisdom about the human psyche, as Plotinus Enneads. At the beginning, the sage gives general advice which is very convenient for all aspirant and disciple:
"Go within yourself and look, and if you're not yet beautiful, do as the sculptor with his statue: it smoothes this line, paves the other, giving her noblest expression, until everything becomes the shining image of perfect beauty. And you should do the same. "
C. It now remains to discuss the third type of man, that is, one who has killed all the hardships and experiences of the second group, who has learned all through grade of Wisdom, which transcends all relative knowledge, and performs as a necessary consequence, that has nothing more to learn. Because perfection does not need any change or addition. You have reached your Samādhi perennial, which is the spiritual consciousness has become permanent, unalterable privilege or the Perfect Master, as we call it. The purpose and possibility for us, still belong to the second type is the same Samādhi, but in our present state of discipleship, we can only expect temporary flight to the land of the Real, Eternal and Blessed. Even this is already a step forward, as anyone who has experienced Kevala Nirvikalpa Samadhi (ie without temporarily Supraconsciousness) even once, has been changed forever. This is because it is impossible to erase the memory of Samadhi. We can experience it once in our lives, or even every day, and this will not change the rule. The Samadhi (the type Kevala) can only be experienced when all functions of the body are minimized as small as possible, which means its temporary suspension. The body becomes immobile, sometimes rigid, there are large periods of breath between inhaling and exhaling, and, for a time, you can even stop altogether. But the permanent type (Sahaja Samadhi), which is the sole privilege of the perfect Masters, rejects all the limitations of the body, and is experienced at all times, no matter if the body is awake or asleep, alive or dead. Since neither you nor I
belong to the small number of the Perfect, we can not have the experience and exact knowledge of Sahaja. It is still a mystery to us how can one live for ever in that state sublime, and at the same time be free of all restrictions placed upon us when we make our highest flights to Kevala. Therefore, it is useless to make guesses about it. We are satisfied with the certain hope that the great day for us that will not be any shadow, and in which we will be forever in the light, turning ourselves into the Light. There is no other way.
None of this applies to undeveloped unity and life goals, belonging to the primitive type A, for whom everything has yet to be reached, because the latter type is beyond the binary world of the second group (B), which is extends to the absolute unity of Wisdom Total. Its uniqueness is achieved forever. All lower states are transcended and forgotten. They become obsolete. These are just words, of course, but what lies hidden immensity of achieving them! All Highest, about which we can only guess and hope, has become a glorious reality. Since the body is not an obstacle, as the Body Conscious reached primordial purity and perfection. We say we have one or another consciousness. But here is the Consciousness who owns everything, herself being detached from everything. It is simply the One without a second.
Sir Edwin Arnold expressed this well when, in his The Light of Asia, talks about the drop of dew falling from the radiant lotus leaf ocean of Everything (Om mani padme hum The dawn arrives! Dew drop slides to shining sea! ") But this only happens when the" drops "(ie, you and me) become so inbred that their dissolution in the ocean becomes possible without spoiling its crystalline purity eternal. This, of course, are only similes, because the realization of Attainment transcends every word and thought, object and subject. That is the true uniqueness of Samadhi.
As we can see, only a man of the second type (B) can choose their path. The first type (A) is immature, while the third (C) is beyond all. A person developed the first group does not know, and do not want to know, anything that transcends its narrow objectives and selfish life, devoted as they are to business and material pleasures, when you can get them. So has no choice simply because they choose. That's why the true occultists never try to "convert" anyone to their own beliefs, knowledge and theories they consider to be fair. It would be as futile as trying to explain the beauty of a picture to a blind person. However, the same karma usually takes care of this and not put this group in contact with higher types. But it is a different case of the second group. These men can find books, lectures and other men finally concerned with the advancement of life in themselves. If you find that you absorb spiritual literature, or you find a man who is on the Path, is a sure sign that, in you, there are already some germs of life than waiting for development. In other words, you are invited to spend the second group (B), the "seekers". In this case I refer to a genuine search and not a superficial and fleeting interest in occult phenomena source, hypnotic tricks, sayings of fortune, ghost stories, and more.
A serious search is always based on finding a solution to the mystery of belonging to your own being, which, until then, is for you as the riddle of the Sphinx. This is because any sincere and successful search engine can be started and driven without the basic element of Self. In modern occult literature there are many references to it. Spiritual Masters also give much value to that search:
"Well, what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what will a man exchange for his soul? "(Matthew, 16, 26).
Up to you to define what kind of human being belong. And if he is the second group, do not forget the correct starting point of all knowledge: finding yourselves!