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Expanded Consciousness-Apex, the Pulse of the Universe

Trilogy Commentary, MWS Lesson 327


Disturbance of the mind comes from unwise actions. Control the external, instinctive and intellectual mind. Meditation is man's wisdom. Remember the five steps to enlightenment: attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation to the experience of transcendental Parasiva - Self realization. Stay in perfect quiescence, higher consciousness all of the time. "The pulse of the universe ever manifesting, preserving and absorbing; it is here that the sweet music of the bells resides."

Master Course Trilogy, Merging with Siva, Lesson 327

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"Reading today from Merging with Siva, Lesson 327, Expanded Consciousness.

"The struggle with the mind is an easy struggle if you are constantly vigilant, all of the time, doing always what you know you should do, not allowing the mind to become instinctive, not excusing the mind when it does become instinctive, not allowing the mind to justify, rationalize, excuse, become combative, but making the mind always remain poised like a hummingbird over a flower, so that you begin to live in the eternal now, constantly, permanently. And then the within becomes natural to you, not something you hear about, study about, talk about, sing about, for you become open, awakened within."

Gurudeva's showing us what's needed to be able to stay in higher consciousness all of the time and it's, it's not focusing on experiencing higher consciousness, it's focusing on controlling the instinctive mind and the intellectual mind so that we can remain poised like a hummingbird over a flower. In other words, if we allow the mind to participate in activities such as Gurudeva has listed, what happens? We become agitated. Our external mind is agitated; we're disturbed. And if we're disturbed, we're not like the hummingbird over the flower. Definitely! So we have to learn to live in such a way that we avoid these type of activities which cause disturbance and basically keep us externalized. So, disturbance means externalized. Disturbance comes from unwise actions. Very nicely said.

"Contemplation is man's power over his mind as he begins to go within himself. Concentration is man's power over his mind as he goes through life working out life's problems. And meditation is man's wisdom."

So this is touching on the five steps to enlightenment that Gurudeva gives us in English. In many of his older writings: Attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation and Self realization. The example on attention that always stuck with me was reading a book. If you read a book and you're really focused on it it doesn't count as concentration. It only counts as attention. That somebody else did all the work. They wrote it. And you're managing to pay attention to it but you're not generating thoughts about it. You're just paying attention to someone else's thoughts. So attention is defined as: Focusing of the mental powers upon an object for a particular subject.

And then concentration of course is thinking about a subject without getting distracted. And life offers us many opportunities to practice concentration so that's one of the ways we can integrate our spiritual practices with our daily tasks is in what we're doing, keep the mind focused on it. Concentrate on it.

So meditation, in this sense is the state of mind. It's not the overall practice. "Meditation is man's wisdom." Gurudeva describes that as:

"Meditation describes a quiet, alert, powerful concentrated state wherein new knowledge and insights are awakened from within as awareness focuses one-pointedly on an object or specific line of thought."

So that's the idea of saying man, meditation is man's wisdom. It means we're discovering something new. Adding a new insight.

And contemplation of course is getting absorbed in a oneness with the within. And, Self realization of course is experiencing transcendental Parasiva.

So, nice simple English words to remember: attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation and Self realization. "Let's expand our consciousness once again, and see if we can become conscious of the entire universe all in one instant. Where is that universe? It is very real to you in that instant, but where is it? You might look above and say, 'It's out there,' but where is 'out there?' Where do you conceive 'above?' You might say the sun is way up in the sky. So is the moon. But where is the focal point of your conception? How do you create the sun, and how do you create the moon? You might say the sound of a waterfall is twenty feet away from you. Where is that sound created? Where do you conceive it? Only to the lower realms of the mind is the sun so many million miles away, or the waterfall so many feet from where you are sitting right now. Expand your consciousness, and you begin to know this truth. Do all the petty little things that you can do if you give way to the negative states of mind, and you bind yourself to the lie and live in the lie, like an animal would live in a cage. 'Know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'

"Therefore, freedom does not come through what you have remembered, how well you can rationalize, how well you can talk yourself into and out of situations, how well you can excuse negative happenings. The knowing state of consciousness in which you can know the truth only comes when you can control the lower state of mind and live a godlike life each day, and then your consciousness does expand automatically..."

So repeating the same idea that was at the beginning. We need to focus on controlling the lower states of mind.

"...Your daily life becomes a life of inspiration, and in your expanded consciousness you begin to know the truth, and that knowing of the truth sets you free from the lower state of mind which you then realize is the lie, the eternal lie. The point of conception is the apex of creation."

If you haven't thought about that statement for a while, let me remind you. Looked it up in our lexicon. So apex in the normal sense means: Highest point, peak or summit. Apex of creation, by apex of creation Gurudeva means: The highest or initial movement in the mind that will eventually manifest a creation. A quantum level of manifestation.

So, we can look at that in terms of two different situations. Perhaps it's easiest to think of the one where it's our, something we're creating. When we're creating something new, that initial moment of conceptualizing it is the apex of creation. And then we have to develop that and we bring it kind of out or down into details and more concrete ideas, that we develop the idea. But the moment we conceived it, that's the apex of creation. Then we can look at it in terms of the cosmos or the tattvas. And that's what this will look at. So we have to look at the first tattva.

Siva tattva: Auspiciousness of two parts; the higher part is Parashakti from which emerges primal sound, nada, more precisely Paranada, soundless sound. Though most often referred to as sound, nada is more mystically known as movement, the first impulse (so impulse is the word we want) arising from perfect quiescence, the first thing out of the motionless Self. This is Siva's second perfection Parashakti, superconsciousness, the mind of God.

So it's interesting in Tyeif, which is the obscure part of the Shum-Tyeif language, Gurudeva has given us dimensions beyond the first seven and they relate to the tattvas or they relate to this same idea. So he uses the word impulse. So the Tyeif dimensions, the fourteenth dimension is called impulse, the first initial movement which we were just looking at in the tattva. Same thing. Impulse turns into pulse, turns into creation which turns into manifestation. So that's the fourteenth, thirteenth, twelfth and eleventh dimensions.

So I thought I'd just read couple of words on that.

"Fourteenth dimension in Tyeif is called 'lamlamf' is the impulse of creation and the unmanifest-manifest; (then Gurudeva gets poetic, second part of this) ...hear the gong sounds the nada and the tiny drum marks the rhythm of the universe."

And we get the thirteenth dimension 'lamlaf' is the pulse. So first impulse then pulse. "The pulse of the universe ever manifesting, preserving and absorbing; it is here that the sweet music of the bells resides."

Thank you very much. Have a wonderful day.

"Reading today from Merging with Siva, Lesson 327, Expanded Consciousness.

"The struggle with the mind is an easy struggle if you are constantly vigilant, all of the time, doing always what you know you should do, not allowing the mind to become instinctive, not excusing the mind when it does become instinctive, not allowing the mind to justify, rationalize, excuse, become combative, but making the mind always remain poised like a hummingbird over a flower, so that you begin to live in the eternal now, constantly, permanently. And then the within becomes natural to you, not something you hear about, study about, talk about, sing about, for you become open, awakened within."

Gurudeva's showing us what's needed to be able to stay in higher consciousness all of the time and it's, it's not focusing on experiencing higher consciousness, it's focusing on controlling the instinctive mind and the intellectual mind so that we can remain poised like a hummingbird over a flower. In other words, if we allow the mind to participate in activities such as Gurudeva has listed, what happens? We become agitated. Our external mind is agitated; we're disturbed. And if we're disturbed, we're not like the hummingbird over the flower. Definitely! So we have to learn to live in such a way that we avoid these type of activities which cause disturbance and basically keep us externalized. So, disturbance means externalized. Disturbance comes from unwise actions. Very nicely said.

"Contemplation is man's power over his mind as he begins to go within himself. Concentration is man's power over his mind as he goes through life working out life's problems. And meditation is man's wisdom."

So this is touching on the five steps to enlightenment that Gurudeva gives us in English. In many of his older writings: Attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation and Self realization. The example on attention that always stuck with me was reading a book. If you read a book and you're really focused on it it doesn't count as concentration. It only counts as attention. That somebody else did all the work. They wrote it. And you're managing to pay attention to it but you're not generating thoughts about it. You're just paying attention to someone else's thoughts. So attention is defined as: Focusing of the mental powers upon an object for a particular subject.

And then concentration of course is thinking about a subject without getting distracted. And life offers us many opportunities to practice concentration so that's one of the ways we can integrate our spiritual practices with our daily tasks is in what we're doing, keep the mind focused on it. Concentrate on it.

So meditation, in this sense is the state of mind. It's not the overall practice. "Meditation is man's wisdom." Gurudeva describes that as:

"Meditation describes a quiet, alert, powerful concentrated state wherein new knowledge and insights are awakened from within as awareness focuses one-pointedly on an object or specific line of thought."

So that's the idea of saying man, meditation is man's wisdom. It means we're discovering something new. Adding a new insight.

And contemplation of course is getting absorbed in a oneness with the within. And, Self realization of course is experiencing transcendental Parasiva.

So, nice simple English words to remember: attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation and Self realization. "Let's expand our consciousness once again, and see if we can become conscious of the entire universe all in one instant. Where is that universe? It is very real to you in that instant, but where is it? You might look above and say, 'It's out there,' but where is 'out there?' Where do you conceive 'above?' You might say the sun is way up in the sky. So is the moon. But where is the focal point of your conception? How do you create the sun, and how do you create the moon? You might say the sound of a waterfall is twenty feet away from you. Where is that sound created? Where do you conceive it? Only to the lower realms of the mind is the sun so many million miles away, or the waterfall so many feet from where you are sitting right now. Expand your consciousness, and you begin to know this truth. Do all the petty little things that you can do if you give way to the negative states of mind, and you bind yourself to the lie and live in the lie, like an animal would live in a cage. 'Know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'

"Therefore, freedom does not come through what you have remembered, how well you can rationalize, how well you can talk yourself into and out of situations, how well you can excuse negative happenings. The knowing state of consciousness in which you can know the truth only comes when you can control the lower state of mind and live a godlike life each day, and then your consciousness does expand automatically..."

So repeating the same idea that was at the beginning. We need to focus on controlling the lower states of mind.

"...Your daily life becomes a life of inspiration, and in your expanded consciousness you begin to know the truth, and that knowing of the truth sets you free from the lower state of mind which you then realize is the lie, the eternal lie. The point of conception is the apex of creation."

If you haven't thought about that statement for a while, let me remind you. Looked it up in our lexicon. So apex in the normal sense means: Highest point, peak or summit. Apex of creation, by apex of creation Gurudeva means: The highest or initial movement in the mind that will eventually manifest a creation. A quantum level of manifestation.

So, we can look at that in terms of two different situations. Perhaps it's easiest to think of the one where it's our, something we're creating. When we're creating something new, that initial moment of conceptualizing it is the apex of creation. And then we have to develop that and we bring it kind of out or down into details and more concrete ideas, that we develop the idea. But the moment we conceived it, that's the apex of creation. Then we can look at it in terms of the cosmos or the tattvas. And that's what this will look at. So we have to look at the first tattva.

Siva tattva: Auspiciousness of two parts; the higher part is Parashakti from which emerges primal sound, nada, more precisely Paranada, soundless sound. Though most often referred to as sound, nada is more mystically known as movement, the first impulse (so impulse is the word we want) arising from perfect quiescence, the first thing out of the motionless Self. This is Siva's second perfection Parashakti, superconsciousness, the mind of God.

So it's interesting in Tyeif, which is the obscure part of the Shum-Tyeif language, Gurudeva has given us dimensions beyond the first seven and they relate to the tattvas or they relate to this same idea. So he uses the word impulse. So the Tyeif dimensions, the fourteenth dimension is called impulse, the first initial movement which we were just looking at in the tattva. Same thing. Impulse turns into pulse, turns into creation which turns into manifestation. So that's the fourteenth, thirteenth, twelfth and eleventh dimensions.

So I thought I'd just read couple of words on that.

"Fourteenth dimension in Tyeif is called 'lamlamf' is the impulse of creation and the unmanifest-manifest; (then Gurudeva gets poetic, second part of this) ...hear the gong sounds the nada and the tiny drum marks the rhythm of the universe."

And we get the thirteenth dimension 'lamlaf' is the pulse. So first impulse then pulse. "The pulse of the universe ever manifesting, preserving and absorbing; it is here that the sweet music of the bells resides."

Thank you very much. Have a wonderful day.

[End of transcript.]

"Reading today from Merging with Siva, Lesson 327, Expanded Consciousness.

"The struggle with the mind is an easy struggle if you are constantly vigilant, all of the time, doing always what you know you should do, not allowing the mind to become instinctive, not excusing the mind when it does become instinctive, not allowing the mind to justify, rationalize, excuse, become combative, but making the mind always remain poised like a hummingbird over a flower, so that you begin to live in the eternal now, constantly, permanently. And then the within becomes natural to you, not something you hear about, study about, talk about, sing about, for you become open, awakened within."

Gurudeva's showing us what's needed to be able to stay in higher consciousness all of the time and it's, it's not focusing on experiencing higher consciousness, it's focusing on controlling the instinctive mind and the intellectual mind so that we can remain poised like a hummingbird over a flower. In other words, if we allow the mind to participate in activities such as Gurudeva has listed, what happens? We become agitated. Our external mind is agitated; we're disturbed. And if we're disturbed, we're not like the hummingbird over the flower. Definitely! So we have to learn to live in such a way that we avoid these type of activities which cause disturbance and basically keep us externalized. So, disturbance means externalized. Disturbance comes from unwise actions. Very nicely said.

"Contemplation is man's power over his mind as he begins to go within himself. Concentration is man's power over his mind as he goes through life working out life's problems. And meditation is man's wisdom."

So this is touching on the five steps to enlightenment that Gurudeva gives us in English. In many of his older writings: Attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation and Self realization. The example on attention that always stuck with me was reading a book. If you read a book and you're really focused on it it doesn't count as concentration. It only counts as attention. That somebody else did all the work. They wrote it. And you're managing to pay attention to it but you're not generating thoughts about it. You're just paying attention to someone else's thoughts. So attention is defined as: Focusing of the mental powers upon an object for a particular subject.

And then concentration of course is thinking about a subject without getting distracted. And life offers us many opportunities to practice concentration so that's one of the ways we can integrate our spiritual practices with our daily tasks is in what we're doing, keep the mind focused on it. Concentrate on it.

So meditation, in this sense is the state of mind. It's not the overall practice. "Meditation is man's wisdom." Gurudeva describes that as:

"Meditation describes a quiet, alert, powerful concentrated state wherein new knowledge and insights are awakened from within as awareness focuses one-pointedly on an object or specific line of thought."

So that's the idea of saying man, meditation is man's wisdom. It means we're discovering something new. Adding a new insight.

And contemplation of course is getting absorbed in a oneness with the within. And, Self realization of course is experiencing transcendental Parasiva.

So, nice simple English words to remember: attention, concentration, meditation, contemplation and Self realization. "Let's expand our consciousness once again, and see if we can become conscious of the entire universe all in one instant. Where is that universe? It is very real to you in that instant, but where is it? You might look above and say, 'It's out there,' but where is 'out there?' Where do you conceive 'above?' You might say the sun is way up in the sky. So is the moon. But where is the focal point of your conception? How do you create the sun, and how do you create the moon? You might say the sound of a waterfall is twenty feet away from you. Where is that sound created? Where do you conceive it? Only to the lower realms of the mind is the sun so many million miles away, or the waterfall so many feet from where you are sitting right now. Expand your consciousness, and you begin to know this truth. Do all the petty little things that you can do if you give way to the negative states of mind, and you bind yourself to the lie and live in the lie, like an animal would live in a cage. 'Know the truth, and the truth will make you free.'

"Therefore, freedom does not come through what you have remembered, how well you can rationalize, how well you can talk yourself into and out of situations, how well you can excuse negative happenings. The knowing state of consciousness in which you can know the truth only comes when you can control the lower state of mind and live a godlike life each day, and then your consciousness does expand automatically..."

So repeating the same idea that was at the beginning. We need to focus on controlling the lower states of mind.

"...Your daily life becomes a life of inspiration, and in your expanded consciousness you begin to know the truth, and that knowing of the truth sets you free from the lower state of mind which you then realize is the lie, the eternal lie. The point of conception is the apex of creation."

If you haven't thought about that statement for a while, let me remind you. Looked it up in our lexicon. So apex in the normal sense means: Highest point, peak or summit. Apex of creation, by apex of creation Gurudeva means: The highest or initial movement in the mind that will eventually manifest a creation. A quantum level of manifestation.

So, we can look at that in terms of two different situations. Perhaps it's easiest to think of the one where it's our, something we're creating. When we're creating something new, that initial moment of conceptualizing it is the apex of creation. And then we have to develop that and we bring it kind of out or down into details and more concrete ideas, that we develop the idea. But the moment we conceived it, that's the apex of creation. Then we can look at it in terms of the cosmos or the tattvas. And that's what this will look at. So we have to look at the first tattva.

Siva tattva: Auspiciousness of two parts; the higher part is Parashakti from which emerges primal sound, nada, more precisely Paranada, soundless sound. Though most often referred to as sound, nada is more mystically known as movement, the first impulse (so impulse is the word we want) arising from perfect quiescence, the first thing out of the motionless Self. This is Siva's second perfection Parashakti, superconsciousness, the mind of God.

So it's interesting in Tyeif, which is the obscure part of the Shum-Tyeif language, Gurudeva has given us dimensions beyond the first seven and they relate to the tattvas or they relate to this same idea. So he uses the word impulse. So the Tyeif dimensions, the fourteenth dimension is called impulse, the first initial movement which we were just looking at in the tattva. Same thing. Impulse turns into pulse, turns into creation which turns into manifestation. So that's the fourteenth, thirteenth, twelfth and eleventh dimensions.

So I thought I'd just read couple of words on that.

"Fourteenth dimension in Tyeif is called 'lamlamf' is the impulse of creation and the unmanifest-manifest; (then Gurudeva gets poetic, second part of this) ...hear the gong sounds the nada and the tiny drum marks the rhythm of the universe."

And we get the thirteenth dimension 'lamlaf' is the pulse. So first impulse then pulse. "The pulse of the universe ever manifesting, preserving and absorbing; it is here that the sweet music of the bells resides."

Thank you very much. Have a wonderful day.

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Be That which never changes. Then what happens? When we become this spiritual body and grasp that infinite intelligence of it, we're just in a state of pure consciousness and we come into the clear white light.
—Gurudeva