Everything in Creation is in relation to the other; nothing is in isolation. Everyone has a state of consciousness. Animals have a state of consciousness, as do plants and humans. Consciousness is the frequency at which cells vibrate inside your body. If you put your ears to your body, you will hear a distinct sound. That sound is your frequency, the level at which you vibrate. For you, that frequency is real and that frequency has a range to it. For example, human ear is sensitive to a specific range of frequency; it cannot hear frequencies below or beyond it. But that doesn’t mean that frequencies below and beyond do not exist. Frequencies exist; it is just that you don’t have the capacity to experience those frequencies.
When people get into Yoga, they start having experiences. There is no one at Dhyan Ashram anywhere in the world, who has been practicing as told for over six months and who hasn’t had the experiences of the subtler dimensions. I am assuming that one comes to a spiritual organisation for spiritual experiences only…or is there any other purpose? But I have noticed that often people come to a spiritual organisation and get paranormal and supernormal experiences, not just in dhyan, but also in physical life and yet after a while, they change their path. Also, it has been my observation that those who change path, they completely immerse themselves into indulgence. They get into show and start observing more of physical things, completely discounting their experiences.
I’ll give you an example. When we travel, passers-by at the airport often comment, ‘so many pretty girls around Guruji’. I understand when such a comment comes from a non-practitioner, for beauty and glow are a natural by-product of Yoga and are apparent in all the sadhaks around me. But what is bothersome is when a practitioner, who has had experience of Yoga, also makes similar observations and fails to comment upon the spiritual journey of the sadhaks. It is a clear indication that his/her frequency levels are beyond the range of spiritual frequencies. In spiritual frequencies, you will see that when you meet rishi-munis in the Himalayas, they move about without any clothes and they have phenomenal glow, beauty and attraction around them. In the physical dimension, a non-believer will view it as obscenity because his/her frequency is such. There are seven major chakras in the body and the above thoughts indicate that your vibrations are only till the level of basic chakras—the mool and swadishthan. If a spiritual aspirant has a similar thought pattern, it is a dangerous sign.
Recently, I was invited for a TV debate where the anchor made a comment, ‘babas are very infamous these days’. I said yes, some of them. But then, why do you only pick up those few instances, why not talk about Ram Krishan Paramhans or Ramana Maharishi or Satyanand Paramhans and their contemporaries. It is because those are the frequencies majority relates to. Take a look at the newspaper in the morning; it is filled with negative news—of rapes and murders, bomb-blasts and corruption. How many of you look for positive news—stories on people who are happy or satisfied…hardly anyone. This is a very dangerous sign. This is because the frequency at which majority is vibrating is lower or heavier and so they relate to such things only. That frequency is who or what we are. The level of consciousness is directly proportional to your frequency.
When you go through the practice of Yoga, a metamorphosis happens. If you are actually doing the practices (not for show or under compulsion), then the experience has to happen. Its unreal if the experiences don’t happen. And when the experience happens, it is not to impress you. It is only to tell you that there is something beyond, don’t waste your time and life chasing the temporary, something which is going to go out of your hands as it is. Whatever you see around you, whatever you call as ‘real’, it is constantly changing form. What you were yesterday, you are not today. Medically, they say, that every seven years all the cells of the body die and new cells take their place. So, were you real yesterday or today? With passing moment everything around is changing—your body is ageing, the sun is losing its heat, earth’s magnetism is diminishing…this is happening because Creation is devolving. People no longer want such experiences.
Agastya Muni had prophesied around 7,000 years back, when he caused the asurs to go underground upon request of devtas, ‘after Mahabharat, Kaliyug will start and then these asurs will resurface on earth and create chaos’. If you look around, his prophecy is coming true. You will find very few people interested in a spiritual event or activity. On the contrary, if you throw a party and offer drinks, you will have to stop people from coming in. The more the show, more people are going to get attracted and closer you are to the physical. This is because the Creation is devolving and with it, the senses of a normal human being are becoming grosser. When the senses go down, it is an indication that we are moving into a frequency, which is lower. That is, our next birth is going to be lower, maybe as an animal. After sometime you become what you are wanting because your frequencies start getting tuned to that. Even Gita says that you become what you follow. If you follow a negative force, you become negative. Similarly, if you follow a positive force, you become positive.
Yoga is the process of upgrading your frequency and this will happen only if you follow an entity whose frequency is already higher. Let no one else judge for you; let your own experiences guide you. If the experiences are happening, then you are on the right path. If they are not happening, then either you are not practicing as told or the one you are following is not right, because the path can never be wrong.
Yoga is the process of evolution whereas the physical Creation is the process of devolution. If you look at the physical world, parties are becoming from bad to worse, the hairstyles, fragrances, clothes and tastes are becoming grosser by the day. A spiritual person will have a glow of satisfaction on his face for he knows what he has and doesn’t want anything else; his path is laid out. A physical person, on the other hand, will always be looking for more because he is chasing the unreal, something which is constantly changing.
The spiritual path is the only path, which is real, because when you are on the spiritual path, it takes you to the higher dimensions. Higher dimensions also don’t remain forever, but in relation to lower dimensions they are more permanent. That is why we call the spiritual world as real and the physically manifested world as unreal. The physical will leave you very fast. If the British, and the Mughals and the Mauryans couldn’t survive, how long will you?
Reality is one. That is why we say, ‘asato maa sadgamaya, tamso maa jyotirgamaya, mrityur maa amritam gamaya’. From untruth to truth, from darkness to light and only then there is mukti. It won’t happen till you are caught in the lies and darkness of unreal world. This is the entire journey. So strive to move from unreal to real and it will happen when you actually change from inside, not by thinking. It is like, if you try to explain PhD level mathematics to a sixth grader, he will not be able to understand. But a PhD will understand sixth grade mathematics also. You have to evolve from the sixth grade to the level of a PhD and if you notice…there are millions of sixth graders in the world, those who know very less or just the physical, PhDs are a rare phenomena.
In the physical world, to come from a sixth grader to a PhD, all you have to do is find a Guru.