Most of us are seeking experience. We may be tired of the worldly experiences of fame, notoriety, wealth, sex, and so on, but we all want greater, wider experience of some kind, especially those of us who are attempting to reach a so-called spiritual state. Being tired of worldly things, we want a more extensive, a wider, deeper experience; and to arrive at such an experience, we suppress, we control, we dominate ourselves, hoping thereby to achieve a full realization of God, or what you will. We think the pursuit of experience is the right way of life in order to attain greater vision, and I question whether that is so. Does this search for experience, which is really a demand for greater, fuller sensation, lead to reality? Or is it a factor which cripples the mind?
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This article reminded me the beautiful words spoken by sir, sri K.B.Gopal, while we were meditating one evening, my sir spoke about the experiences and visions in the course of meditation, he advised me that when you see any deities or any forms of higher beings, don’t stack your self there but continue to move on. As they are a play of mind, and then never get distracted by siddhies, practically I haven’t encountered any of his advices yet, but theoretically or I should say my awe of human mind and his intelligence can try to understand what these sentient beings are speaking about.
To add my view on this, I believe, “god” exists because “I” exists, and “I” existence can be of any level(s), shade(s). and until “I am one with the god”, (grammatically it explains itself) my journey goes. But then there is better way of willing. Willing in reality, a reality that will create the suffiecient momentum that we are loose the orbit of “I”. so till then I believe, the constant pursuit of will to a reality that we would like to shift is very much recommended.
- conciousness is an orbit or a strata where similar range of beings exists. This could be termed as loka in Sanskrit. And different jana or people live in that loka. That’s why we have a beautiful prayer.
“Sarve Janah Sukhino Bhavantu, samasta loka sukhino bhavantu” –> there are two worlds, inner and outer world, so this prayers heals both the worlds.