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Date Posted: 07:52
Author: Anonymous - 4 Jul 2001
Subject: Re: experiences of a Western Shabd Yogi
In reply to: Anonymous - 4 Jul 2001 's message, "experiences of a Western Shabd Yogi" on 07:51

We are attracted by the sound of the "Temple Conch" that seemingly comes from the Crooked Tunnel" above. This tunnel is the connecting link between the Astral and Causal worlds and leads to the second major plane called "Trikuti." On entering the tunnel the soul becomes somewhat confused as the light suddenly reverses and renders a false impression as if one is reapproaching the tunnel entrance. But by His grace (Gurus) the soul overcomes this illusion quickly and is safely guided to the other end of the underground passage. Thus we have come to the Causal Realm.

The tunnel passage is the common way of reaching Trikuti although it is possible to omit the lower regions. For instance, we my ascend, by his Grace, straight to the Inner Moon which splits and we then land in Trikuti.

This plane is the realm of Yogishwara ( The Universal Mind) and is the root of all worldly knowledge. It is also the seat of the Shabd Guru or the ever reverberating Sound Current of OM.

However, commonly this place is referred to as Brahman, headquaters of the Lord of Dispensation. Here the soul actually witnesses how the Karmic Law operates and how one's own karmas are slowly liquidated. The layout and diversity of this Causal or Instrumental Region baffles even the greatest of intellectuals. The place shows many rolling hills and as we penetrate further inward, we becaome aware of thick dark clouds that are resounding with heavy thunder. But on rising above them the entire scene becomes illuminated with a glorious reddish light like that of the early morning sun but more brilliant. Soon we are drawn to the center of Trikuti and the soul enjoys seeing the Red Four Petalled Lotus. It is here that the Great Master reveals the splendour of the sweet Musical Naam or Elixir of Life. One becomes aware of its source and its twin essence:the Holy Light and the Audible Life Stream. Finally one understands that it is this fundamental Sound Current from which all creations evolve. Traveling onward, the sound of the Temple Conch or Great Gong are left far behind, the sound gradually changes into that of the Royal Drum. Many different heavens bedecked with stars, suns, and moons come to view. Then there are deserts, nountains, beautiful ornament gardens and lowlands with wide rivers that the soul passes by on its way to other places of great bliss. At a certain point one reaches a sea which has a long bridge spanning it. On the opposite shore can be seen three great mountains: Mer, Sumer, and Kailash. On raching them the soul catches the sound of the English Horn. This is followed by sounds of the Trumpet, Harp, Violin, the Flute and other musical instruments. There are eight different sounds in all, each coming down sequentially as one travels upward.

We finally come to Gagan at the farthest end of Trikuti. Surrounding us is moonlight which reaches an intensity of thousands of moons put together. On and up we dart to enter and pass through the Great Central Sun which signifies our arrival at Daswan Dwar, the third major region of the souls homeward journey.

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