As our mental and physical perception reaches Cosmic proportions, our consequent push and pull through the three worlds, the Cosmos, then brings about the establishment of Totality, living Brahman.
This process is what I have come to call riding the Cosmic slingshot. 🙂 The way we attune ourselves to Brahman, Totality is a two step process – assuming continuous, spontaneous Sadhana (purification) and regular transcending, the hallmarks of one established in Being:
First, God or one of His representatives will introduce us to a peak Divine experience – So many kinds: of sight, of filled with Bliss, or energized with Shakti, meeting a Saint, or whatever it is. This is a spiritual experience according to our level of purity and clarity, our established Sattva. We enjoy and learn from this, perhaps even chase it a bit at first. It becomes the object of our greatest charm.
Second, because we have previously established the awareness of Unity Consciousness (Oneness) and God Consciousness (finest mental and sensory perception), establishing Divine sight (Note: a bit of a misnomer, as Divine “sight” incorporates all of the senses), our consciousness wants to live this in everything. If there is any impurity accompanying this subjective expansion of consciousness, it will be uncovered and resolved, leading to an often unpleasant episode, or “stress release”. This occurs just as clearly and powerfully as the peak Divine experience does, in order that all areas of consciousness can be cleared and resolved into the Totality of Brahman.
Then we transcend again, closer to Cosmic life, and what was formerly a peak Divine experience becomes normalized, sustained. Through our continued desire for Yoga, Union with God, we experience another peak Divine experience, greater than previously, along with the parallel purification, also greater than previously, and on it goes, bringing Cosmic light and law into every perception – from the most wondrous abodes of Heaven to the sulfurous and airless pits of Hell – until rapidly, all areas of life clearly reflect Totality. We are then able to sustain the balanced and confident life of Brahman; full enlightenment, all possibilities.
So, following this increasing Divine charm, our awareness is compassionately and instantly traversed from one end of the Cosmos to the other, and back again, in every domain of life, personal, social, and global. We experience all of the polarities in consciousness from a Cosmic perspective, until it all becomes fluid, merging into Totality, living Brahman, living in the three worlds and grounded in this one.
This is a natural and fundamental process of gaining full enlightenment. Here are a few words from Sri Brahmananda Saraswati from the book, The Sweet Teachings of the Blessed Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati (authored by LB Shriver, with translation by Cynthia Ann Hume), on this point:
“The righteous person will experience peace in both this and the next worlds. He who acts immorally will not have peace in this world, much less the next world. Don’t look at the faults of others; examine yourself, and discover the areas that are lacking and try to improve them. If you continually examine and improve yourself, one day you will be greatly benefited.”
~ Jai Guru Dev ~