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Date Posted: 07:53
Author: Anonymous - 5 Jul 2001
Subject: Re: experiences of a Western Shabd Yogi
In reply to: Anonymous - 4 Jul 2001 's message, "Re: experiences of a Western Shabd Yogi" on 07:52

The journey up to the Third Plane is long indeed, but a short-cut also exists. Apparently, only karmically favoured devotees may take the latter route.

Such a fortunate initiate, on rising above the body may dart with the speed of an arrow through the Big Star, the Inner Moon, and then catipult into the "Central Sun" which splits asunder as the region of Daswan Dwar lies revealed to the earthly visitor.

Having thus reached the Deep Beyond the soul is above the sway of mind and matter. Hardly anyone crosses this realm without the kind aid of a competent Word Master who is able to pull the soul out of the clutches of time, space and causation (Maha Kal).

It is also here that one encounters the Hansas or personified souls, also known as Royal Swans, which is a grandiose sight to behold. These pure beings frequently gather in groups for worship. They subsist almost entirely on the Elixir of Life, the Musical Naam.

Our travel now leads us onward to Sunn, the region of deep silence, where one becomes enraptured by the melody of the Guitar or Lyre. These mild and very sweet notes are soothing to the soul, which becomes cleansed of its less than perfect nature.

Next we reach a lake of Nectar called Mansarovar. Bathing in these Waters of Eternal Life allows the soul to become truly baptized and thus "born again". Having been freed from all deeply ingrained dirt and filth of the mind, accumulated over the ages, the soul shines in its pristine glory with a radiance equaling ten suns. The Jiva has thus become Pure Spirit and Self-realization dawns. This is only the half-way mark of the souls endeavors to attain to God- Realization.

The enchanting melody of the Double-Flute is now perceived, which lulls one into Divine Ecstasy. Although this is a wonderful experience, we are yet a great distance away from the Imperishable Abode or Sach Khand. If we glance downward at htis point we notice that the Gagan or the firmament of Trikuti has been left far behind and by comparison appear to ve no more than a slum area.

Our Great Master now reveals more hidden secrets to us, in fact, considerable knowledge about the why and wherefore of creation. He soon motions us to accompany him so that we may learn about the confluence of the three streams: Jumna, Ganges and Saraswati, collectively known as Tribini, Each river is of special importance: the Jumna River signifies the weary wandering of the sould through the phenomenal world; the Ganges represents the souls self-purification by bathing; and the Saraswati River indicated the knowledge of the life priciple which the soul attains after having passed through the aforementioned.

The flute sound is soon accompanied byt eh Bagpipes, the melody of which is so sweet and intoxicating that there is nothing on earth plane to compare with it.

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