Release The Mind From Dualities
Duality is contrary to unity. Yoga is a state of unity. The practice of Yoga is to establish oneself into unity and handle diversity. Consciousness is but one. One cannot let the consciousness suffer bifurcation. All bifurcations are the source of suffering. Separation is generally inseparable from suffering. Existence is one. Awareness or consciousness is one. Life is one. Light is one. Knowledge is one. Activity as a principle is one. The diversity is in activity. Thoughts, speeches and actions together constitute activity. Activity floats upon life, light, knowledge and awareness. All float upon Existence. Only the activity is in diversity, but not the sublime states of Existence, of awareness, of light, of knowledge and of life. Activity is comparable to the tail of the celestial dog. The dog is stable. The tail moves left and right, up and down. The substantial consciousness of the dog is in the dog. Just a little of the dog exists in the tail. Understand that man is essentially like the dog in the example. His activity is like the tail. The tail cannot decide the state of the dog. The activity can not affect man. Man has to affect the activity. For this, what is needed is right placement of man in himself. Should he stay in the tail? Or should he stay in the substantial part of the body? The dog can exist even without the tail. The tail cannot exist without the dog. Man has to see whether he chooses his abode in the tail or in the main part relating to him. People that live in duality are the ones who are living in the tail relating to them.
Yoga teaches that man resides in the Muladhara generally. Muladhara is but the tip of the tail of man who is dwelling in the cerebrospinal system. The inner man is said to be living in the cerebrospinal system with the cerebral part as the head, spinal part as the body and the tip of the spine as the tail. When he is at the tip of the tail, naturally he suffers with the mutable nature. He would suffer ups and downs, lefts and rights, like the dog’s tail. Man needs to know that he need not necessarily stay in the tip of the tail. He can as well move into the substantial part of the body, where there is much stability, comfort, knowledge, love, joy and bliss. He needs to know that if he resides in the higher chambers of the sevenfold body, he would have greater comfort, greater experiencing of bliss. The three lower chambers of mind, emotions and gross physical plane are narrow, constricting and suffocating due to inadequate life and light. The duality causes much suffering when the stay is in the lower chambers of the body. If he learns to stay in the chambers superior to the three lower chambers, there is the experiencing of life beyond mutability. Such stay ensures stability and comfort. If not, the thoughts of happiness, peace, comfort, stability remain a mirage.
The Fourfold Division
This basic knowledge is necessary, not to suffer the divisions of left and right, of above and below. Persons living in the mental and intellectual planes are generally persons that suffer a fourfold division in them. They see the world in a fourfold manner, because they themselves are broken into four pieces. This thought of mundane living is symbolised by crucified Christ. Every man is but a crucified heavenly man. As long as one divides the world into good and evil, into high class and low class, he suffers this crucifixion. That is why intellectuals who suffer this fourfold division are also not the transcendent ones. The need of humanity is to survive this crucifixion with the tools of wisdom.
Stand Beyond the Dualities
When man lives in the mind he is living in the changing world. When man ascends into Buddhi he floats over the changing world. The difference is like the one who is moving in the currents of the river and the one who is floating over it in a boat. The one who is in the river is affected by the currents. The one who is in the boat on the river is not so much affected by the currents of the river. The one who is in a big ship doesn’t feel much the currents of the river. The effect of the currents of the river depends upon one’s placement. If one is in a hovercraft, the impact of the current is almost absent. If he flies over, he is untouched by the currents. Thus when man gets into higher states of awareness in oneself and settles over there, the world impact would not be so much upon him. On the contrary, he can impact the world. “Impact the world, do not get impacted”, is an occult statement. The teachings of Sanat Kumara suggest that the student should learn on a daily basis to stand beyond the duality, beyond the seeming opposite currents of the world. This practice leads one to be in Yoga consciousness.
Be in the Center
When one stands in yogic awareness sees sees the terror and the war against terror as two counter-forces of same nature. Similarly one sees the two counter-forces working between good and evil. Likewise one sees the force of nature in heat and cold. When it is hot we complain that it is too hot. When it is cold we also complain that it is too cold. Heat and cold regularly approach us. If we stay in the midpoint, neither heat nor cold affects us. If we stay between right and left, we are already in the centre. If we stay between above and below, again we are in the centre. “Stay where the equator and the equinox meet”, is again an occult statement. In that place we are neither above nor below, we are neither to the left nor to the right. North Pole is distributive. South Pole is receptive. Be receptive and distributive to stay stable. Likewise the longest day relates to leaning towards spirit, the longest night relates to leaning towards material. Be at the equinox, where the matter and spirit are in complete harmony. There the yogis stay. Therefore equinox and equator are constituted as the most worshipful energies. They are the fore most important days in the year. They are called the most worshipful Masters that guard the four gates to the temple.
Good and Bad Exist Not
Beauty is the state of yogic consciousness. With the yogi not only the angels agree, but also the diabolic. This is because to a yogic consciousness there is no disagreeability towards any. Since he has no disagreement with any, nothing around him disagrees with him. All find their comfort with him. It is the true state of Maitreya. Maitreya is a state of awareness. When one is friendly towards all and holds no enmity within, all relate in friendliness. This is how the sons of will demonstrated the true yogic consciousness. It emerges from their association with the consciousness in all, but not to the frills.
In the lighter vein let me tell you a few examples of daily life: When it is cold season people talk too much about cold. To a yogi it makes no sense. The season is known as winter and cold prevails. One should be wise enough to protect from the cold. Any length of discussion about cold will not save him from cold. Warm clothing is a good answer. Likewise people speak about the heat of the summer, but it is wisdom to protect one’s body from the heat. Discussions do not help. When thoughts are too much oriented towards cold and heat, they invite cold and heat. Energy follows thought. Thoughts of cold bring cold. Thoughts of heat invite sunstroke. Thoughts of ill-health bring in ill-health. Thoughts of human ignorance draw one nearer to ignorance. This is how people through their own strong ceaseless thinking bring to them what they fear and what they don’t want. Wisdom needs to prevail over all thoughts and activities. People speak of nature’s cruelty. When there are cyclones, tornadoes, tsunamis, heavy rains and floods and the consequent loss of life, humans complain about nature. Wisdom does not complain for the simple reason, from the standpoint of wisdom such events are seen as nature’s adjustments. Nature has its program. Within nature man has his program. Man is but a small fragment compared to nature. He needs to learn to adapt to the changes of nature, but not complain about the changes. The louse in the hair of a man’s head cannot complain about the movement of the head. Can the louse ask the man, “Why do you move your head so many times in the day? It is disturbing me.” Equally funny is man’s complaint against nature. The civilised man says today, “Ah, what a shame. It is raining.” To rain is but natural. It may rain when you have an excellent function at home, especially in the open area. When there is a cricket match, sometimes it rains. The commentators complain about the rain, exhibiting their lack of wisdom. Man does many shameful things. Nature doesn’t make complaints. Rain is natural with nature and the civilised man comments on it. Such is the depth of his ignorance.
Weather changes ever. That is why it is called weather. The world also changes. It is ever changing, whether you notice or not. It is appropriately called in Sanskrit as Jagat. It means ‘ever changing nature’. It also means ‘it moves by change, it changes by movement’. Movement changes it, changes move it. Such is the beauty of the understanding of the word. In an ever mutable world fixations of high and low, good and bad, are like building structures on the surface of flowing waters.
The world changes on the basis of duality. One becomes two and the two travel in two opposite directions to build different planes of existence. The One becomes spirit and matter. Spirit takes to one route, matter takes to another route. Spirit supports matter, matter supports spirit. There is material manifestation through grosser gradations of matter with spirit as basis. And there is the work of descending of spirit through all these gradations. Besides, there is a second descent of man. The primary descent of spirit is cooperating with nature to build eight states of matter. It creates eight states of awareness. Primordial nature which is the basis for the eight states of nature is the ninth one and Spirit is the tenth one. Then the matter evolves with the help of spirit to build plant, animal and human forms. There is a second descent of spirit in three steps to be in man resulting in self-consciousness. When you refer to the spiritual side of man, the right word is ‘mankind’. When you refer to the material consciousness of man, the right word to be used is ‘humanity’. ‘Humus’ means matter or mud in Greek language. ‘Humus man’ means man with mundanity. The two states of body and self-consciousness need to relate and fuse into one. When the two become one, man is called a yogi. In him dualities don’t exist. He is with matter as much as he is with spirit and vice versa. He has no preferences between the two.
Lord Sanat Kumara amply demonstrates it by being on this Earth. He is therefore the most appropriate one to give us the command, “Release the mind from dualities.” Then the mind and Buddhi blend to be the light of the soul.
… to be continued