Atman Be The Presiding Angel
Atman means the soul, the self. If Atman presides, the life activity is at its optimum. Atman is the king. Each one of us is the king, the king of our life activity. When the king sits on the throne, the minister, the general, the cabinet, and the royal staff fall in order and work for the kingdom. If the king is not on his throne, the advice of the minister is not heard by the others. The right place for the king is the throne. It cannot be anything less than that. Each soul is a son of God and is therefore the king. The minister of the soul is buddhi. Buddhi is the advisor. He advises according to the law. He is also the royal priest that guides the king who rules the kingdom. The mind of the soul is the executive of the king who executes the kingdom according to the orders of the king. The king himself receives advices from the royal priest / minister. The soul is the king. Buddhi, the light of the soul, is the adviser, the priest, the minister. Mind is the general, the executive. The senses are the subordinates to the executive. Body represents the workers, the royal staff. Such is the organisation of the king. If the soul resides in the mind, it is like the king degrading himself to the level of the executive. He loses his quality of Be-ness and he only becomes a doer. Soul is a being. It has an organisation that does work according to its will. The soul experiences through such organisation. If the soul resides in the mind, it means the soul stepped down in its awareness below buddhi. Then buddhi is not heard. Mind dominates. The soul remains a desire fulfilling animal. When the soul steps down further, one knows himself to be his body. The body, the senses, the mind and the buddhi constitute the organisation of the soul. One should remain a soul and enable the activity to function. But if one steps down from his original status, knowledge disappears and ignorance prevails.
Soul – The Head of the Organisation
Soul is the head of the organisation, called man. Soul is the descendent of the Super Soul. It is eternal. Its light is buddhi, which is the un-flickering light. Mind, senses and body are mutable and therefore light flickers there. Staying as soul in an association with buddhi, mind, senses and body should be utilised to fulfil the purposes of the soul.
If the master sits at the workers’ place, if he drinks and dances and engages in gambling, the workers no more see the master as their master. They try to use him for their programs. Instead of soul utilising the body, the body conditions the soul and tries to fulfil its needs, likewise the senses and mind. It is therefore necessary for the soul to preside over its organisation and not to get mixed with it. The soul can be friendly with its organisation. The friendliness cannot be mistaken by the organisation to disobey the soul. If the soul departs the entire organisation collapses. It is also true with organisations, which are held intact by true leaders who carry the quality of the soul. When they disappear the organisation collapses, unless someone in the meanwhile attains the quality of the soul.
The seat of the soul is in the pulsation. When the soul takes the seat of the pulsation the organisation lives. When the soul departs the organisation collapses. The students should therefore learn to sit on the throne of pulsation. As per needs, the soul can function through mind, senses and body. But when the work is done the soul needs to come back and take seat on the throne of pulsation. The king should have the habit of sitting on the throne to conduct the kingdom. If he forgets the throne, someone from the organisation will usurp it. When the throne is usurped the king has no place to sit and to rule. It is therefore necessary that the king always takes to the throne and rules.
The Pulsating Principle
“How to sit on the throne?” is the question. As said earlier, the throne is the pulsating principle. One needs to associate with the pulsating principle. As much as one regularly associates with the pulsating principle in oneself, he would realise that he is essentially a pulsating one and exists as such even in the absence of mind, senses and body. He realises that he need not sit with mind, senses and body. He can sit with the pulsating principle. Mind, senses and body also are at rest when the soul is with the pulsating principle. Within two acts, between two speeches the soul can associate with the pulsating principle. While at rest one would be benefitted by resting in association with the pulsating principle. The pulsating principle is also called the eternal music of the soul. It is also called the song of the soul. More and more associating with it, one can stay withdrawn from mind, senses and body. When the soul is with mind, senses and body, it remains a doer. When the soul is with the pulsation, it attains the state of being. It gets engaged with the song of life. The song is a two-syllable song. It is Soham.
The pulsation is a centripetal and centrifugal action. The double action has a double sound and that is Soham. When you are in deep association with pulsation you hear the double sound Soham. Soham is Saha Aham, meaning That I Am. Thus the pulsating principle recollects to you through the song your original state of being. Be with it. Be with it in your meditation. Be with it in your leisure. Be with it in your travel. Be with it in your moments of rest. Be with it when you propose to sleep. Be with it for a while after you come out of sleep. Try to be with it as frequently as possible and as regularly as possible.
Depending on your association with pulsation through your regularity of practice you would dip deep into the deeper aspect of pulsation, which is called subtle pulsation. When you reach the subtle pulsation you sit upon pulsation. It is already a state of initiation, where you stand disassociated with the body and with objectivity. As you pursue further with the subtle pulsation, which also trumpets the same song, you are led higher in your awareness to be seated in the Ajna centre. Then you know that you are the soul, the son of God, the Master among men. And from there you rule your organisation and rule the fellow men who gather around you, and that rule is a rule in friendliness, a rule with love, which carries the hidden power.
Sanat Kumara likes each one of us to be the soul and to preside over the field of buddhi, mind, senses, body and the surroundings. The related practice is associating with Soham. That leads oneself to realise that he is Om. Om is the other name of I Am.
… to be continued