03.EVOLUTION AND INVOLUTION

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  1. EVOLUTION AND INVOLUTION

The universe is the game of everything and Nothing, and in infinite nothing of this nothingness we remain entrapped.”

It is necessary to experience to be caged to appreciate freedom.-Meher Baba

One cycle is twelve thousand million years (12,000,000,000).The scientists do not know anything about cycles, but this hint will open their eyes. The evolution of the world began two billion years ego and evolution, which started from nebula, will last until completion of the cycle-when the Mahapralaya (total dissolution of the universe) will take place.

From the nebula came the four elements, though they were not produced simultaneously. First came heat, then crust, rock and lastly water.

What is there in the Universe? Billions and billions of nebulae.  Every nebula contains millions of worlds and ours is the earth. What is there in the whole universe?  It is in its two hundred and seventy six subtle states. Before gas turns into the first manifestation of the gross, it evolves through 276 subtle stages. None of the scientist knows about these 276 subtle forms of gas before its manifestation in the gross. Subtle gas very gradually turns into gross form such as hydrogen, oxygen, etc. in the nebulae, in all heavenly bodies, and in planets there is evolution. The 276 subtle stages begin from the beginning of the nebulae, which are at the source of subtle energy (Pran) and subtle space (Akash)

The gas left over after cooling turned into air, and there is no air one hundred miles beyond our earth. This meant that, even before the element –not before heat, but before water, the electron and proton evolved, forming the atom.

In the beginning, our world was very, very hot. After slowly cooling down, what happened? All the gas was solidified. As the planet became cooler, a crust formed. With the gradual cooling, earth’s crust became solid and the centre remains hot. Rocks were formed from crust. The center was full of gas and remained extremely hot. There are natural gaps in the crust, because the formation of the rocks was not regular.

What happened then was when the gas became cool, it turned into liquid; and this liquid (water) seeped in between rocks. Rocks were turned into mountains and valleys, and the cool gas (water) filled them. This created the ocean, seas and evolution of forms begins with ocean.

Evolution of forms

The ocean was very warm and still, and due to the presence of gas and air into water, it became rusty. Algae was formed from the rust, then it gradually seaweed. The algae used to sink below from above. When it reached the bottom of the ocean, it became seaweed. From the original algae came seaweed, and from seaweed, vegetation.

Evolution of consciousness also includes its involution. Involution is the inner journey of fully expanded consciousness, which gets progressively withdrawn or disassociated from external gross universe and traverses through subtle and mental worlds and planes.

The history of evolution is the history of gradual development of consciousness

The fruit of evolution is full consciousness, which is characteristic of man. But even this full consciousness is like a mirror covered by dust. Owing to the operations sanskaras, it does not yield clear and true knowledge of the nature of Soul. Though fully developed, it yields not truth but imaginative construction, since its free functioning is hindered by weight of the sanskaras. Moreover, it cannot extend beyond the cage created by its desires and therefore is limited in its scope.

The sole purpose of creation is for the soul to enjoy the Infinite State of the Over soul consciously.”

Evolution of form in fact is bi-product of evolution of consciousness. Darwin’s theory has shown only the evolution of forms.

In subtle world, energy activates matter which is in subtle form (Akas, infinite space) and matter is forced to manifest fully. First evolves the photon, then the electron; and with electron, an atom is formed. After so many atoms consolidate (the dust of the gross) the stage of stone originates. It requires approximately ten million sanskaras to form one atom and approximately ten millions atoms to form dust-a particle of stone.

Evolution of consciousness in stone form

Jivatama in real sense is Paramatma. But due to sanskaras, it thinks itself to be stone. Stone has a life dormant state. Stone has also subtle and mental bodies in latent state, possessing only extremely rudimentary gross consciousness. There are different species and verities of stone. Soul (Jivatama) after collecting infinitely finite gross sanskaras in the first stone form, it drops the first form and remains without medium for some time. In order to spend the sanskaras collected in the first form, it takes another for and so on. Thus the consciousness of Jivatama develops gradually, and it takes aeons and aeons, to complete the journey in the stone form. Ultimately Jivatama snaps its connection with last stone form and become one with the first form of metal, in order to spend the sanskaras of the last stone form.

Evolution of consciousness in Metal form

As with stone, so with metal; the soul (Jivatama) spends ages and ages of time experiencing the diverse metal forms. There are 14 lakh species of stones and metals and innumerable sub-species or the general. Coral is connecting link of metal and vegetable. Metal has also subtle and mental bodies in latent state just like stone. Thus Over-soul forges for itself a new vehicle of expression in metal form, in which the consciousness become slightly more intensified.

Impressions come from everything. Every experience the soul-consciousness makes impression. These impressions are called sanskaras.

Evolution of consciousness in vegetable form

To spend the accumulated sanskaras of the last metal form, soul (Jivatma) takes first form of vegetation. There are 14,00,000 main species and sub-species in vegetable kingdom. In vegetable form subtle body begins to develop enabling the consciousness in plant form to utilize energy. This utilization of energy is called Chaitanya’. This utilization of energy also manifests as sex without physical union ‘called Purva-sang’ and for procreation the help of air or honey-bees is taken. In the mineral kingdom there is sex. In the kingdom of plants and trees, the bodily differentiations of sex with specialized biological functions have come into existence.

Plants depend on water, air and soil to stand erect and this erect stance is the first development of vertebrae. The fruit, flower, nut etc. represent the first semblance of a brain that reflects outer physical expression. The tree form corresponds to that of a man, but it is positioned upside down in the earth. The tree’s head is underground, roots being hair, while body (torso) is the trunk of the tree and its limb-legs and arm are the branches (the date and palm tree is an exception

Plant cannot think because there is no development of mental body. After experiencing the sanskaras of last form of metal, the soul (Jivatma) snaps it connection with the first species of the vegetable kingdom and remains without form for some time. In order to spend the sanskaras collected by first species, the Jivatama takes next form in vegetable kingdom and so on.

In this way consciousness of the Jivatma continue to develop and ultimately it snaps it connection with last vegetable form. To dispose these sanskaras, the jivatma’s consciousness becomes one with the first form of worm. Date is connecting link between vegetable and the insect kingdom

The subtle and mental bodies begin to be more visible as the Jivatma identifies itself with the various vegetable forms, where the tendencies of self preservation begin to appear.

Evolution of consciousness in insect form

Grass hopper or the Locust is the first insect in this kingdom and its colour is so green that it cannot be identified if it sits on a green plant. Development of mental body begins in form of worm, insect, amphibians and reptiles. Jivatama uses mind in a most rudimentary way to hunt and find food and to protect itself. Instinct of self-preservation and physical sex begins in this kingdom.

There 1400000 main species with innumerable sub species and it takes the soul (Jivatama) ages and ages to develop illusory consciousness and reach the last form of insect i.e. snake from the first form of locust.”

Finally the soul (Jivatma) disconnects itself from the last form of snake and to spend the accumulated sanskaras of that form takes the first form of fish. There are 1400000 main species and innumerable sub-species of the fish form. Snake is the connecting link between insect and fish kingdom. Crab is the last form of fish kingdom. It takes ages and ages for the soul (Jivatma) to experience all necessary sanskaras and finally it disconnects itself with the last form of crab and remains formless for a time.

The form next to the crab is water fowl, the first form that begins connection with air. There are many kinds of fowls, including ducks that like to swim in water.

Evolution of consciousness in birds form

In order to spend the sanskaras accumulated in last fish form crab, the soul (Jivatama) takes first form of bird, i.e. water fowl. The bird kingdom also contains 1400000 main species and innumerable sun-species, which live on the earth, water and fly in the skies. It takes ages and ages for consciousness to pass through various bird forms until a time finally comes, it breaks off its connection with the last bird form.

Water-fowl is a connecting link between fish and bird kingdom. It can walk on the earth and also swim in the water. Just as the fish form has connection with water, so their last but one form, viz. cock has little connection with air. The last form of the bird is of a big, burly one with long beak and a lolling piece of flesh by chin

Evolution of consciousness in animal form

In order to spend the sanskaras in the last bird form, the soul (Jivatma) takes the first form of animal, usually a kangaroo. The Jivatma has to pass through 140000 main species and innumerable sub-species or genera of animal kingdom because each form exhausts old sanskaras and accumulates new animal impressions.

The last form of animal is the monkey or ape. Certain animals have inside intuition and inspiration: but as they are not fully conscious, they don’t know what they are. Kangaroos can experience wonderful sights and colours but are not fully conscious, so they don’t grasp.

Dogs and crows have subtle sight and can see the spirit of dead person. They are not subtle conscious but they have subtle facilities of perception.

In the higher animals, intellect or reasoning also appears to certain extent, but its working is strictly limited by the play of their instincts, like the instinct of self protection and the instinct for care and preservation of the young. Even the kangaroos, whooping cranes or any other species of plant or animal become extinct; it will neither arrest nor hamper the advancing life-stream. Even if there were a hundred missing links, the advancing life-stream can either forge new suitable species or make new use of existing species.

Stones, metals, and vegetables during their organic evolution have chief connection with earth; fish have with water, birds with air, animal with fire and human being have connection with all the four elements. Because animals have connection with fire, almost all animal eat horribly, as if they are born for the sole purpose of eating

In the evolution of sex-duality, plants and trees stand midway between mineral which have no sex, and birds and animals which have in it complete form. In animals, sex not only expresses itself through the bodily differences and activities, but is deep rooted factor which effects consciousness.

In the worm, bird and fish forms the mental life of the Jivatma is gradually translated into instinct, which is fully manifest in animal form. Gradually this instinct become transformed into intellect, this being the highest finite aspect of mental form in average human being.

Every turn has direct connection with God. In the animal kingdom, dog is on the turning as it has intuition and also partial insight without being able to use it consciously. The dog only sees things that ordinary human being cannot. The dog’s company purifies thoughts and atmosphere. That is why Zoroastrians have custom of bringing a dog to see the corpse when someone is dead before disposal of body; the dog purifies the sanskaras.

Evolution of consciousness in human form

The first human form that one gets after the last animal form of monkey is not a complete human form. It has no differentiation of sex. The first human form is that of a neutar-bahirupi. That is to say. The first human for form is neither male nor female. Then what happens? The same form develops a different from male sex organ. If you reverse this organ (turn it inside out) it is transformed into a female sex organ. This is mere a phenomenon, but it is all exchanging of sanskaras.

“How does this happen? It is just like a flick, a flash or spark of light. When a railroad engine exchanges tracks, its light flickers. It is the same here. The human form has both the male and female sex latent in it. Therefore, the first human form is that of a eunuch. Only when the eunuch takes another form, either male or female, are the organs visible. This causes the process of incarnation to begin.

The human form is evolving for millions of years and will continue to evolve. After a billion of years, man will be only be five inches in height at most but will be very brainy. In the beginning of this cycle, man was fourteen feet tall and would live up to three hundred years.

Last form of evolution is Human

The human form is the last form in the evolution and it is the highest. Although it is the last form and highest form in creation, it is still full of animal desires and lower qualities such as eating, drinking, envy, hatred, anger and lust. These blemishes are there because the human form has evolved through animal               and out of creation; and in this evolving, all faults and defects that are in animals are also in the human being.

Original human form was never formed to beget children. This tendency among people to cohabit is nothing but animal instinct inherited from all previous lives of evolution from stone to animal to human form.

With the evolution of consciousness through evolution of forms (bodies), sanskaras begin to accumulate. The evolution of form and of conscious (and its individualization of human ego mind) is complete when soul (Jivatma) attains human form for first time, but because of the accumulated sanskaras (impressions) the fully evolved consciousness of the soul remains entrapped in illusion and therefore is not directed towards the soul’s Self --Realization.  And for Self-realization all sanskaras must be wiped out.

Because of human form, expansion of the orbit of consciousness, into subtle worlds and mental worlds became possible. The mental, subtle and gross worlds represent the three levels of cosmic hierarchy –mind, energy and matter.

Mind begets energy and matter. Without mind there can be neither energy nor matter. Energy is derived from mind and throughout sustained by it; it cannot subsist without mind latent or manifest. Matter depends upon energy and without energy cannot remain matter, latent or manifest. Mind can subsist without energy as energy can subsist without matter.

The awareness of our consciousness has to stretch to infinitude because our real goal is to realize our ‘True-Self-God’, who is infinite. This can only happen in human form, which is the end of cosmic evolution. In human form also soul (Jivatma) has to take 840000 forms before it starts its journey on inner planes of consciousness i.e., Involution. One has to progress through all the field of skill and knowledge existing in the world. We incarnate some times as men, sometimes as women, living in different parts of the world with different coloured skins, experiencing all aspect of life and of love.

Involution

First plane

The seven inner journeys of planes begin when the human gross sanskaras became quite weak through the process of reincarnation. When the human consciousness begins to turn inward instead of outward, the gross body remains but the consciousness of the soul (Jivatama) becomes subtle. There are 276 states of subtle gas, and the pilgrim experiences the first plane of consciousness.

The lowest part of the first plane of subtle world is called astral plane. The pilgrim continues to use the physical body for gross actions. Here he the pilgrim sees the effulgence of the astral with his gross eyes and hears the celestial music with gross ears. The subtle conscious man can see over tremendous distances in the gross world. He can read the mind of any person near him physically. The subtle or mental conscious is able to see gross forms though they all appear to him as shadows. Subtle and mental conscious pilgrims are unaffected by the events in the gross world.

Second plane

The subtle conscious pilgrim gradually becomes conscious of second plane of the subtle world. It could take thousands of years to pass the next plane.   The subtle conscious pilgrim is unconscious of the gross body and also of mental body but it does work through gross body and through mental body not directly but on the subtle plane. He uses his gross body through various aspect the gross such as eating, drinking, sleeping, seeing, feeling hearing etc.

The second plane pilgrim is gradually gaining consciousness of the infinite energy of the subtle world and is capable of performing minor miracles. He can even make a tree green and vice versa. He can stop train and cars, fill a dry well with water, and so forth. The pilgrim is now unconscious of the gross world, although from all outwardly appurtenances he remains and functions as an ordinary man. He creates fresh subtle impressions only by sight, scents and sounds of subtle world.

Once a pilgrim attains the subtle consciousness he does not pass through the states of heaven or hell after he dies.

Third plane

After perhaps thousands of years and different life times with the natural development of subtle consciousness the pilgrim enters the third plane. Here the pilgrim comes into control of more occult powers. Consequently the third plane pilgrim can perform major miracles, giving sight to the blind, making crippled walk, bestowing speech to the mute or hearing to deaf, and giving life again to dead animals. He can read the minds of everyone at distance, in any place in the world. He can also see the entire gross universe and the first, second and the third planes. The eyes of the pilgrim always appear swollen.

Third plane (heaven) is divided into three sections.

The first section- is state of Indra, in Sanskrit Inderlok or abode of Rain-Gods to Hindus, and in Persian-Makan-E-Hoori, the house of the fairies or the house of beautiful women. Fairies are feminine subtle beings, a type of angles.

The second section- is abode of angels or the abode of Gods, in Sanskrit –Develok. The angles or devas are the gods of Greeks, Romans, and the Hindus.

In the third section- pilgrim experiences subtle knowledge. (Occult or Mystic knowledge)

Each section holds millions of times more bliss, more happiness, and more power than the second plane.

Angles and fairies

There are 558 pilgrims on the third plane as saliks, and even more as masts, between third and fourth planes. Angles are the god’s mythology. Indra controls the angles and assigns duties to them for maintaining the balance of nature in creation. Angels are devas who have only subtle form and no gross body. A third plane pilgrim can see these angles.

Angles are the drop bubble who remained suspended stationary in the subtle world during the first six stages of movement in the Ocean of Nothing and never reached the seventh stage, the gross world.

When the first drop-bubbles first entered creation through mental plane (unconsciously) some became archangels (that exist in the sixth plane). Those who became angels continued to pass through the mental plane but attained consciousness when they entered the third plane’s second section or the first section of Makan-e-Hoori (and became fairies). Though completely happy and enjoying bliss to the fullest, angels and archangels still aspire to attain human form because only in human form can a soul become God-realized. God realization is the divine goal of all life. After one lac and four thousand years, an angel gets the opportunity of being born in human form. After only one birth and life-time as a human being that archangel or angel receives liberation from all births and deaths, Mukti, the state of infinite Bliss realized. These angels are not born on gross plane together, but one at a time.

The universe though huge and immeasurably vast, is a closed system, and a balance of nature must be maintained. It is the work of the angels and fairies under direction of Indra, to keep light, heat, sound, water and the elemental forces of the nature in equilibrium. Without angel and fairies there would be frequent colossal disturbances in the universe as a result of imbalance of these elements and energies, for the human mind plays havoc with the natural forces through scientific exploitation.

It is after many years that natural forces go out of control. During such eruption in the universe (resulting chaos in the world-earthquakes, floods, famine etc.) not even the angels and fairies nor Indra can control cosmic consequences. These cosmic consequences are universal disharmony; then the Ancient One Himself must come into creation and work to restore equilibrium.

Each angel performs different function under Indra’s reign: some control winds, temperature, the seas, or evolving forms, as some fairies are connected with metals, vegetation, worms, insects, fish, birds or animals. Each angel is called the God of this power or that power (as the Neptune rules the seas)

The angels unconsciously thirst for a human form, even though they are higher state of happiness. But this bliss is of no use to them without full consciousness.

The mental world descends directly from tej, original fire, and the subtle world descends from the mental; the subtle world is of water (276 state of gas), and therefore the Indra is known as the God of rain as that subtle water pours in the world-raindrops. When pure mental fire and subtle water combine, a subtle gaseous combustion results (lightening flashes); hence Indra’s powers manifest in gross world as electrical. (What the Greeks called Zeu’s thunder bolt)

The third section is the real part of inner knowledge. Subtle knowledge pertains to all occult and mystic arts (kalas)

The third plane pilgrim can read the minds of all people on the gross level and subtle conscious pilgrims of first and second planes, whether they are physically near or on the other side of the world. He reads their minds that he may help them in some way; if they are in danger of an accident he can prevent it, or in case of illness he may cure them by merely wishing it, but to restore limbs, give sight to blind, give speech to the dumb or hearing to the deaf, people need to be in his physical presence.

Subtle and mental sanskaras of the path do not need to be spent by the experience of their opposites; they drop away as the pilgrim progresses to a higher stage. When a pilgrim on the plain dies, he voluntarily takes another human form.

Mukam-e-Hairat and fourth plane

The journey between the third and fourth planes is at once difficult and dangerous because between these two planes is the Mukam-e-hairat or the point of enchantment. It is very difficult to pass out of this dazed state if for once a pilgrim stops there, although most of them pass directly from the third to the fourth lane. Once a pilgrim become thus enchanted he remains so for days, months, or years together. The physical condition of the deeply enchanted pilgrim is no less strange, for if he seats in particularly position, he remains in that position for months or years together. The only natural death or the divine help from a living Master can help such dazed pilgrim.

Fourth plane

Fourth plane lies between the subtle and mental worlds. It is now that the pilgrim experiences the greatest enchantment of becoming all-powerful himself. He becomes the greatest of yogis.

No one losses consciousness once gained through evolution, so a human being cannot revert to an animal form though he may temporarily posses animal form if he is a ghost, or tantric (sorcerer) may transform into animal. However, an exceptions the human soul (Jivatma) on fourth plane, he can fall the way back to stone consciousness, but he is ruined only if he misuses the tremendous power.

The powers of fourth plane are divine, infinite in nature and all occult powers (Siddhis) manifest from the fourth plane. Fourth plane pilgrim under the nazar (the watchful eyes) of a Sadguru is safe and will not fall. The pilgrim in Sanskrit is called Mahayogi-a great yogi. The Mahayogi has powers to do anything but have no divine knowledge (Dnyan) to control the powers. The pilgrims of the fourth plane in Sanskrit are named Kuber the possessor of all wealth. There are always fifty-six such Kuber on the earth all times; they are masters of power in the Spiritual hierarchy. Kuber can raise the dead, both human and animal. Kuber can create other worlds (all universes, all beings and paraphernalia in them), and he can also destroy other worlds. Kuber can read all gross minds and minds of the pilgrims of the first, second and third plane and he can also influence them all. Kuber can also influence and control Indra and the angels and direct tem according to his wish.

Kuber’s situation is extremely dangerous because he feels the full intensity of desire and emotion. At times Kuber reigns heaven and hell and makes souls of the dead enter the other dead human bodies. In such fourth planers who create minor chaos in the world by directing suicides to possess the bodies of humans and animals.

Pilgrims who does not use his powers at all steps into the fifth plane of safety of mental world. However, he who uses his powers for the benefit of others and not once for himself bypasses the fifth plane altogether; he enters directly the sixth plane

The eyes of the Kuber are penetrating in their gaze and his gaze is profound in its depth. If Kuber stares at anything for even a minute, the thing crumbles to dust. Sadgurus do not allow Kuber to misuse his great powers.

The fourth plane is as important as it is dangerous, as it is the terminus of the subtle sphere. However there is a way out of his difficulty even for the one on this plane who is Master. The pilgrim can utilize this power for his own advancement by creating other human forms in such a manner as to make them suitable media for using up his own sanskaras. The pilgrim on this plane is powerful enough to create such extra living bodies, so as to wipe out his sanskaras. No harm comes to him if he uses the power in this way; but the fourth plane pilgrim who remains sufficiently level-headed to do this are few and far between.

Fifth plane

After experiencing the whole subtle world of fourth plane pilgrim progress to the mental world, the fifth plane. Entering the mental world, progresses to the mental world, pilgrim’s thin subtle sanskaras transmute into mental sanskaras, which are fine and pilgrim experiences that he is one with his mental body (the mind). He still retains his subtle and gross bodies of which he is no longer conscious.

The fifth plane of thought in Sanskrit is Shivalok. He controls the thought of all. Shiv is the title of the fifth plane man. Shiv is the destroyer of mind

He mind in mental world has two sections. The mental world has also consists of two sections. The first section, the fifth plane, is full of thoughts. The second section, the sixth plane is filled with feelings-feelings of every kind and their opposite.

The first part (thought and thinking) of all he individual mind of subtle world and the entire universe are under the control of the fifth plane pilgrim. Shiv can create what ever thought he wishes in an individual mind (he changes the thinking), this is his mastery.

The fifth plane is the plane of divine light (glimmering illumination) and real intoxication (wine of love); the bliss is truly so intoxicating that it is called none else but the bliss of soul. The pilgrim enjoys Eternal music. In Vedanta this music is Brahma Naad-the Voice of God. Realisation is certainty of Shiv’s destiny. The fifth lane pilgrim is also called Wali, God’s friend.

Suppose a pilgrim in the Egypt reaches the mental sphere and conceives the idea of seeing America. He has not even to think about in America, but simultaneously with a wish on his part to be there he will find himself actually there. As mind is everywhere the pilgrim can be anywhere he likes, without using his gross and subtle organs. Now he can know anything and everything in and about the gross, Subtle and mental spheres, simply by willing to know. Generally a Vali-Mahayogi- helps others by merely gazing into aspirant’s eyes, thereby tearing up the inner veil. This spiritual influence of Vali through the sight is generally called Tavajjoh, which has absolutely no relation with the practices of hypnotism and mesmerism. By this spiritual influence through the sight or Tavajjoh a Wali can instantaneously make an animate things move and jump and even shatter them into pieces. If it happens to look at the heart of a spiritually ordinary man, it would stop working for good and instantaneous death of a person concerned would take place; or if he would gaze at the mountain, it will be divided into halves as if shaken with an earthquake. But as a rule, such a Vali generally lives with drooping eyes in secluded spots, away from the gaze of mankind.

The Tavajjoh of a Wali, who sometimes remains completely gross conscious and  sometimes completely super consciousness state, and its outcome are worthy of notice. When such a Wali is pleased to impart the Tavajjoh, he gets the aspirant seated before him with closed eyes and then looks at his heart, as a result of which aspirant at once finds the cup of his heart, as to say overturned and begins to perceive the subtle light therein through the subtle eyes. This experience of seeing remains constant throughout his waking as well as sleeping state.

Sixth plane

The sixth plane of the mental world in Sanskrit is Called Bhahmlok-the world of God, and he who attains this high plane is titles as Kalash. Kalash is the master of heart. The pilgrim gains control of all feelings, becoming one with this section of mind itself, feeling itself; he creates or restricts desire in the heart of others by controlling the emotions and feelings of the pilgrims-from first subtle plane to the fifth plane and all gross conscious soul (Jivatama) in the world.

In Sufism the pilgrim is call Pir-(saint). The sixth plane pilgrim is free of sanskaras but retained mental imprints on them.  The Pir sees God within himself and within everyone and everything through the five planes and gross world beneath him, but he is not one with God. The Pir is face to face with God and has intense longing to reunite with God.

The sixth plane experience is of total seeing and that seeing is of infinite sight. This infinite sight is the sight of the third eye, which sees God everywhere as He Is. The third eye is called ‘Divya Drishti’ and it is the Divine eye. The third eye unopened with the human mind. The mental eye sees on mental planes and heavens or other mental, mastermind or archangels.

No man can see God as He really is until the seven veils are completely removed and burned (similar to removing bandages) from the Divine Eye that lies unopened, latent within the mind. One veil is made of the gross sanskaric material, four veils are made of subtle sanskaric material, and two veils are made of mental sanskaric materials

The process of involution is purpose of removing the veils.

The last veil is the third eye itself and when this is finally torn away the Soul itself become becomes the Divine Eye- Prabhu Drishti. It is infinite vacuum of Nirvana that the third eye disappears in Real Nothing. It then transforms in Nirvikalpa to see everything as Self, as Aham.”

The Pir or saint may remain all absorbed in seeing God everywhere as one and infinite for hours , days or months together, or, even as long as his physical body lasts. But if and when he regains the gross and subtle consciousness, he once again begin to see the duality and diversity, though at  the same time he also sees one, infinite God everywhere, in everything. He now automatically knows all ins and outs of all the gross, subtle and mental spheres. The Pir or saint has only to think of the person whom he wishes to advance or initiate in the path, whether they are near him or far off.

Seventh plane

The jump from the illusion of sixth plane to Reality on the seventh plane is, however impossible on one’s own and entirely dependent upon the direct touch of a Perfect One or Sadguru. On the seventh plane, the plane of infinite knowledge, power and bliss, the individual merges into God and becomes God, a Perfect one for all time and beyond all time. As a rule, the gross shell falls within a short time after realization but in some cases the physical body holds on for long time. These God-Realised One’s are known as Majzoobs or Brahmi Bhoots. It should be understood that at the moment of being merged into the seventh plane, all links with the gross, subtle and mental bodies & with the universe are necessarily snapped. “The seventh plane is not a plane at all, but is the Endless eternal existence,”

Third-eye

Baba has explained, In addition to our two eyes, there is third eye internally which sees through the two outward eyes and situated between eyebrows –the yogis know about it. The Real yogi, in his advanced state, sees God, or Brahma (the God of universe), through this third eye contained in his mind-within the skull. When the third eyes are turned inward full consciousness then this eye opens, and then only the internal is seen.

With His external eyes, the Perfect Master can see the universe and the world; with His inner eyes He sees God.   And with his external eyes he actually sees all that exists coming out of Himself in form of innumerable circles–through the point of his inner third eye.

When the eyes are turned inward in full consciousness, then this eye (pointing to the center of his forehead) opens, and then only the internal is seen. This is insight. Union is then sought. Now you long for union, but without seeing the One with whom you want to be united. When the eyes turn inward and this eye opens, you see the One you long for, and long still more ardently for union. Turning the eyes inward cannot be done mechanically. It is impossible to do so by exercise. However, it is done in less than a second by the Master. You see the Self. Everything turns different!

Mary Backett asked, "You once said that everything was illusion until one reaches the seventh plane and attains full union with God. Why do we have to bother with the intermediate planes?"

In reply, Baba dictated, "Union is real, but one has to pass through the planes, even if it is for a second. When a Sadguru or the Avatar wishes, he can raise you to the seventh plane in a second, but still in that second you have to pass through the whole six planes. The soul thinks that each plane is the end as each is so alluring. There is no desire to go further.

Travel time between planes

Baba says that average period from one plane to another plane; it takes about one thousand year.