The manifest Creation is run on prana shakti, this prana is present in every spec of Creation. Prana is a frequency, it emerged from Lord Brahma and was divided into different frequencies or vibrations. The subtler frequencies stilled themselves in higher dimensions, beyond the prithvi loka – bhuva, maha, jana, tapa and satya. The grosser frequencies stilled themselves in the lower dimensions – the taals. Prithvi loka or bhuloka is the only dimension, where all these frequencies are accessible to a being. And these varying frequencies of prana, exist in a pyramidal structure. The grossest frequencies form the base of the pyramid, and the subtlest frequency being the pointed top. There is a lot of space at the base of the pyramid – majority of people we meet and interact with exist in this plane. They spend their lives in pursuit of basic desires – food, sex, money etc. As one moves up the pyramid – the number of people reduces, while at the top there is only room for one, because only so many have the entitlement to access the Ultimate. A living proof of this is, just look around yourselves and tell how many people are actually doing service and charity and helping others and how many are living for themselves.
Yogis sitting in dhyan on the Himalayas still themselves in subtler frequencies gaining access to the world of ether, to devs and devis. These rishi munis are using their tapobal to keep the Creation going. And they appear in front of and help the souls/beings who wish to go beyond, away from the crowd, at the base of the pyramid. The pyramid is so designed that the tip attracts maximum energy of the higher frequencies and the lower parts maximum energy of the lower frequencies. Stilling the prana indicates having complete control over it and this happens, not per force, but naturally. It is like building a dam on the river, the water is there but it is in your control, when, where and how much to release. This, in fact, is the underlying principle of Sanatan Kriya, which helps a practitioner to gain complete control over prana, from where it can be channelized as per one’s desire for desired manifestations.
Control over prana is essential, for when you progress in yoga, you are given siddhis, siddhi is, that what you want, happens. When you get the siddhis, you are at a level of balance, you get engrossed in them and don’t want to move upwards. Those siddhis then have to be left behind, that is, an imbalance has to be created, only then will one move towards a higher balance. These siddhis are considered pitfalls in yoga and are given to only those who have the capacity to overcome them and if the practitioner does not leave them at the time, he/she remains stuck. The closer you are to the bottom of the pyramid, the more you are tied to the force of gravity as you’re closest to the physical world. This force is so strong that it doesn’t even allow thoughts to go to the higher planes, forget action. That is the reason why you will hardly find anyone doing genuine service and charity around you or helping others. The basic principle of manifested Creation is being bottom heavy or in other words, highly physical and selfish in nature, this blinding out the reality. It’s only when lightness emerges by karmas with the help of the Guru that the ascent happens. But the ascent also ties you with siddhis, because ultimately siddhis are either used for yourself or for Creation.
Remember that the journey of yoga is in the shape of a pyramid. The higher you go, the lesser the number of people, because lesser is the accommodating power of every subsequent level. You will notice that as you progress on the path, you will be able to relate to lesser number of people. The closer you are to the base of pyramid, the more will be your attractions for the physical things but as you move up, the attractions of the physical start declining and your ability to attract things towards you increases. So no matter how cool or big you think you are, your desires and actions determine your state. A higher frequency has all the lower frequencies in it, but a lower frequency does not have frequency which is required at a higher level. Therefore, what was required at a lower level is not required at a step higher and so is left behind, not forcefully, but naturally, due to change in pranic frequency and subsequent change in desires. This is called evolution.
People often tell me that they have the desire but what about the family, responsibilities etc. Here one needs to understand that, whatever is your desire, that you do any which way. You find a way to do it no matter who stops you, because that is your natural state, your natural frequency. There is nothing wrong in desires, but it is a state which has to be transgressed. Holding the hand of the Guru, the desires change to higher desires. If you are finding excuses not to do something then that means that you do not have the desire for it as yet. Wait for your desire to change, wait for the frequency to change, not forcibly, but naturally, through yog. When the desire changes, the experiences of yog, happen simultaneously. That is an indicator. It is your experiences that make you rise through the pyramid, not by just thinking about it.
Remember, this pyramid of spirituality is three-dimensional, indicating the entire manifested Creation in totality and the route away from it. And it extends up and down.