We see here Aswapati entering the psychic world where the Cosmic Divine’s Presence is experienced most concretely. Here one finds all things in their divine purity and the love and sweetness and beatitude and bliss that can remake our lives.
Here we see Aswapati travelling through the subliminal layers of consciousness through the sound. These experiences of an inner hearing are well-known to yogis and come as our inner being opens to higher states of consciousness.
Aswapati reached the Self of Mind but the Soul of the world and its mystic heart was yet unseen. Now he suddenly comes across a hidden passage, a well or a tunnel through which he can go further.
Aswapati in his search for the master-key, that would uplift earth-nature towards the divinity hidden deep within it, has arrived at some vast impersonal state. He enters the Cosmic Consciousness.
This experience is perhaps the precursor for a turn towards nirvana or moksha. Creation seen from this state seemed a futile waste without any sense or purpose arising somehow out of Nothingness and dancing upon this vague unstable base of the Inconscient Void.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This is the celebrated witness state of the yogi, the base of the thinker, the seat of one withdrawn from the world and the images it builds with the help of some cosmic Mind.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.
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.
Aswapati has climbed the last peak of the triple world. But his quest has not ended. He seeks the door or path through which he can go beyond.
This is the highest heaven of the Mental world where division begins to fade away and oneness begins to dawn upon some still greater heights.
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.
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. <>
There is another route as well that climbs from the mind towards the House of Truth – the path of arduous tapasya towards the High Beyond.
A world of beauty and bliss awaits our discovery in the secret heart. This path of love climbs through the inmost heart and opens upon the supramental world passing through worlds of beauty and bliss.