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.
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This is the celebrated witness state of the yogi, the base of the thinker, the seat of one withdrawn from the world and the images it builds with the help of some cosmic Mind.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.
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.