MAGIC OF WISDOM
Australia Occidental, 1951 - 1952
29th February, 1952
RAYNAUD de la FERRIÈRE
29TH FEBRUARY, 1952.
THE MASTER SPEAKS
The 8 Steps in YOGA.
(disciplines) more on the physical plane; abstinence from meat etc…
although the main must be clean as well, is cleanliness internally
discipline of the understanding of life, of the mind, control of the
whole life. There are 7 methods of living. There is not only the
material life existence, but also the existence of the other life.
In reality we have only one
life. There is no division. But the other existences are now as a
dream in sleep. When we escape from the body our being becomes
illuminated. Thus we change our lives, but just as when a driver
buys a new car, the driver remains the same, so there remains always
the same spirit.
After each 60 or 70 years we change the vehicle. Thus in Niyama we
live in the whole existence. Therefore Niyama is a very big study, a
very great experience.
posture, discipline of the body. We must master the body in order to
master the mind. There are 84,000 different positions that the human
being can take, but there are 84 different positions which are more
important that the others. Each one is made to clean the body of
some impurity. Thus these bring the mastery of the “unbalance”
which is the cause of sickness.
control of the Vital Essence. It is very important, but it is not
only the Pranayama, (control of breath), that we do here which is a
rhythmic breathing, which can be increased to 10, 20 sec, etc…
Pranayama is not only the breathing of the lungs but is also a
control of the Vital Force INSIDE the air. When we eat we make
Pranayama. A carrot is the AKASH, the material part made of cells,
but also inside
there is the VITAMIN, or the Pranic emanation, just as the Chakra is
the emanation of the Plexus. For the Chakra is in the Astral and
can’t be felt except with special supranatural sense; we can
find the cells with the microscope, but we can’t find the
the suppression of the Sensorial feelings of sympathy and antipathy.
If we feel hurt, the suppression of this is on the 5th step. We hear
of the Yogi with the nail in his tongue
pinned to the wall, of the Yogi on a Bed of nails, of the Yogi whose
fingernails had grown through his hand.
meditation, the ‘looking round”. We bring all contact
into parallel with the central thought. Meditation on a pencil
goes on to a place of wood, trees etc…on the Crucifixion
goes on to the Cross, the Virgin etc… In India the DHARANA
is to have a point of view, but it really means asking for a
blessing. Hence the interpretation of the “looking” of a
the other in
penetratic ie “looking into” and therefore “blessing”.
concentration. Just think about a pencil and nothing more: no wood,
no trees…about the Crucifixion would be just about the Cross
or Christ and no more. Thus Dhyana is looking
inside, are there comes a moment when
we incorporate the self with the object and get Union, YUG.
SAMADHI: is in
seclusion and “dead” to the physical life of sense, no
more Maya, no more illusion, no more people, chair, things…
only one in the Great All, no more analysis… There are 2
types of Samadhi…
Savikalpa Samadhi where
the aspirant comes back…
Nirvakalpa Samadhi where
the aspirant keeps it until paradise and does not want to come back.
Notes for consideration:
In Meditation (6) we still retain the Individuality… In
concentration (7) there is no more individuality, but still something
to be incorporated in the object
But in Samadhi (8) there is no more object,
no more thought,
nothing more exists.
In Samadhi (a) we lose the personality but make one
with the Great All. In Samadhi (b) there is no more Universal, no
more I, just YUG, Reintegration with the Universal Consciousness,
(5) can be done for a time, but this loses energy, and belongs to
fakirism. Why lose the energy?