The faculty of spiritual vision or super-consciousness – function of the Ajna chakra – has its own system of signs or language by which it “interprets” the acts of the psyche, mind and external reality. The society often has appropriated signs of the super consciousness. For example, light = divine.
Surely there are signs made by the society (the sickle and the hammer = communism), and one might wonder whether the super-consciousness also appropriates the signs created by man based on affinity with its own representation system.
The signs of super-consciousness are basically figures, shapes, and images formed by 2, 3 or more components. It’s often that the mind is not able to understand the meanings of these signs, but this does not imply that their meanings do not exist.
For example, the super-consciousness sees three marbles coming out of a person’s belly. After the appropriate medical examination, it was discovered that the person had gall stones and the stones were exactly three. In the super consciousness representation system, the three stones had the weight and size of marbles because it was so that the body of that person felt the presence of stones.
The super-consciousness does not create fantasies about objects, but with its global vision, “interprets” it using as many components needed to synthesize the message on a single sign.
The super consciousness seems to attribute figurative meanings to objects because it satisfies the need for synthesis. But that does not mean the literal meanings, denotative, do not exist. In the previous example, the gallstones were real facts; they existed literally.
One of the great mistakes of researchers and scholars is the view that the figurative senses of super consciousness depict only symbolic ideas and, at best, the internal movements of the psychological being. The perceptions of super consciousness include objects and beings in the literal sense; that is, objects and things outside the human psyche. The philosophies of India go further; they declare that the super consciousness is able to get glimpses of the soul and the spiritual worlds.
Care is needed, therefore, not to make an incorrect reading of the super consciousness signs. Consider the image of Ganesha. Suppose that in a meditative trance, super-consciousness has come into contact with a being that has widely been devoted to hear the Vedic knowledge, memorize it, and finally to make written records of everything he learned. The super consciousness could easily synthesize the different qualities of this being, representing him as a man with elephant head. There is sacredness in the images made by the super consciousness, because through these images – accompanied by worship (puja) and worship – the individual may again tend to connect that Godhead.
Yogis and all those engaged in the meditation access super consciousness much more easily. According to modern research, the alpha brain waves that reflect the activity of super consciousness appear in graphics especially when the person is in a meditative state or somnolence.
In this state, the mind would be able to access external knowledge to the brain. The mathematician Ramanujan claimed to have obtained his equations and mathematical concepts through dreams, in which Devi showed him this knowledge. Einstein also said he had obtained his great discoveries in the physical field through dreams.
This and many other examples demonstrate that the super consciousness establishes dialogue with the mind, manifesting an unusual solidarity and complicity in the areas of interest of the mind; hence the origin of significant dreams, inspiration, visions and insights.
The Shastras describe four states of consciousness: “Waking” consciousness or Jagrat; the “dream” consciousness, or Svapna; the “deep sleep” consciousness, or Sushupti; and the state beyond that, called Turiya, also known as “Vasudeva” state, or consciousness in Samadhi. The super consciousness is located in a state between Sushupti and Turiya.
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As we have seen, the super consciousness has powers or Siddhis, which are related to the activation of Ajna Cakra and especially the Ajna or Rudra granthi-bedha. The Rudra Granthi is just below the Ajna-cakra and is located right at the beginning of the medulla oblongata.
The Yoni Mudra technique of Lahiri Mahasaya Kriya Yoga is exactly focused on Rudra Granthi-Bedha, the process of piercing the Ajna knot (or Rudra knot), which is one of the main knots of the chakra system. However, kriyavan practice this technique not for the purpose of obtaining Siddhis, but to achieve the experience of spiritual light or Kutastha.
In many aspects, the super consciousness is similar to the description of the “Internal Guru”. For example, through specific signs, the super consciousness is able to inform the kriyavan regarding what is being processed internally as a result of cleansing of the chakras (Bhuta-shuddi) promoted by the Kriya Yoga, and the degree of openness and access to own Atman. The super consciousness is also able to realize the connection to the Guru Tattva and make representations to ensure the authenticity of this connection.
Author: Yogi Professor Ramdas Prabhuji, Disciple of Shri Maheshwari Prasad Dubeyji in Shri Panchanan Lineage of Lahiri Mahasaya Kriya Yoga.