Thursday, February 25, 2010

From ‘The Hidden Master’ – From ‘I’ to ‘Itness on Vimalaji’s Teaching’ by Christine Townend

……….she said, ‘There are three stages. First you watch yourself, and then this watching will melt into the state of observation. The thoughts will melt away, and you will enter the Silence. In the state of Silence, many Energies are activated. The Energy of Life will be perceived………..It happens gradually and the difference between the stages is not pronounced’

Those who studied the powers of the mind and the consciousness over thousands of years……….had always talked of a second physical body…….sometimes called an etheric body, an electrical force-field………..When blocks and misdirections of the flow of energy through the etheric body occurred, sickness then manifested in the gross material body.

According the the Tibetan Master’s teachings, and the Theosophical literature, the invisible, etheric body consisted of a web or network of interwoven threads of energy in the region at the top of the head………………..During the process of psychic development, as a human being learnt to live in the state of meditation, the downflow of energy from the spirit and the upflow of the energy, (the prana, or shakti as it is often called in India) which had rested dormant in the etheric body, resulted in a rupturing or tearing of the web, sometimes rapid, and sometimes taking years or life-times. When this web was finally dissolved, the human being had achieved a continuity of consciousness, for he or she was consciously connected to the ‘buddhic plane’. This buddhic plane was said to be the etheric body of the planetary logos, the Christian ‘God’…………….if the individual could adjust to the tremendous velocity of this………buddhic plane…………..then there could never be separation again, then the sense of being a separate entity…..would be forever lost, would fade away.

‘... Whatever time you can spare, please do sit…if you are thus seated, then whatever comes up – the content of memory – gets exposed to your perception. Let them get exposed, you are not there to change them, but you are just perceiving – not as an act of will, but there is a perceptive sensitivity. Life is an energy that has perceptive sensitivity.

So there is exposure, which is a movement of the past. You have not voluntarily brought it about, you are not related to it. It comes up on its own………..So when you sit down quietly, close your eyes and you allow the exposure of the unconscious, subconscious to take place, then without your conscious effort, the seeing also takes place.

Vimalaji had once said to me that the vibrations of the ultimate Reality were felt by the sensitivity that only Silence could produce.

‘Yes,’ she said, ‘At first one can maintain the enormous velocity of the other dimension for only short periods of time, partly because the outside vibrations disrupt the inner state, and partly because the Energy which enters is such a powerful force that the bodies have to learn to adjust to its high vibrations. The bodies have to be super-sensitive and super-refined to be able to absorb that force. At first the body, the mind, the emotions, they can hardly stand the power of the Thatness, and they could not remain in that state continuously, but slowly the periods of time that one lives in the other dimension will lengthen, until it will become natural and continuous.’

She said that she never made a judgement about anything. If she made any judgement, even about the clothes that the people were wearing in the room, then the Silence would be interrupted.

One needs to have at least twelve hours per day alone – this means if you sleep eight hours per night you would have four hours alone……………….one needs to wash the psyche in Silence every day to keep it pure. This practice is especially necessary when one is leading a busy life of social action.

The orbit of Silence, the dimension of Silence, is a very romantic dimension. The conditioned energy goes into non-action, the unconditioned comes into play and a person sees many changes taking place. A new glow to the person’s life, a new magnetism is expressed and if the person identifies with the magnetism, with that extraordinariness, then the inquiry comes to an end. Such persons render great service to the universe, yet the dimension of silence, where energies are still moving, is not the state of meditation.

If there is austerity of inquiry and humility not to identify, as one has not identified with thought and the movement of the ‘I’, if one does not identify with the movement of this non-I and unconditioned energy, then this movement of unconditioned energy also subsides. Please remember that meditation is a state of being where there is no movement at all, neither of the conditioned mind nor of the unconditioned mind. It is only ISNESS that remains, free of the cosmic intelligence or universal intelligence, free of the movement of even unconditioned energy.

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