The Two Firmaments, pp. 287-288

Creation seemed, from this state a vast ocean rolling aimlessly below an indifferent sky. An irreconcilable opposition is thus experienced between world and God, creation and the Creator.

A Passage and Not the Last Step, pp. 286-287

This state which yogis may take for a final liberation is but a passage towards a yet greater Beyond. The sense and purpose of creation are missed out. The Force that built the worlds and the ecstasy of creation is not found there.

The World as a Shadow, p. 286

The world appears as a cinematic shadow without any substance. But how it came into being and what is its purpose remains concealed. This is what most yogis prize as nirvana. Yet it is more a reflection in the mind of a still higher state.

The Collapsing House of Mind, pp. 285-286

This is a stage through Aswapati is passing in trying to find the true remedy to transmute the world into something divine and beautiful. But what he experiences here is the world imprisoned by mental structures surrounded by a vast Nothingness.

Mental Liberation and a Free Intelligence, pp. 284-285

The Self of the Mind, this vast impersonal, indifferent state in which the mind enters, is liberating in its effect. It frees us from all religious and sectarian belief-systems as well as ideological freezes and home for rigid dogmas and fixed opinions.

The Witness Self, pp. 283-284

This is the celebrated witness state of the yogi, the base of the thinker, the seat of one withdrawn from the world and the images it builds with the help of some cosmic Mind. This is the release that comes by knowing the Self as revealed through the still mind free from the turbulence of desires.

Immobile and Indifferent: p. 283

Climbing the stairs of consciousness, passing through the range of mental worlds, Aswapati has arrived at a state of static indifferent witness. This is the state that precedes nirvana.

Ideal’s Kingdom, p. 281

Aswapati moves through this plane of the Gods. It is powerful and mighty yet not the complete Truth that he is seeking. This is the plane where most yogis stop, mistaking it for the highest. But Aswapati must go further.

The Path of Tapasya, pp. 280-281

Two are the paths through which man can climb towards Godhead. One is through his secret by discovering his psychic being through love, devotion, surrender. Another is through the mind climbing up through higher and higher planes by tapasya. Human strength and will are still too weak to take up this climb. <>

The Luminous Heavens of the Mind, p. 277

Aswapati now begins his ascent to still higher luminous kingdoms at the summit of the Mind worlds. The very first steps into this realm of luminous heavens are so intoxicating that it is easy to stop and let our journey cease there.