Awareness and Omnipresence-Iif, Part 6

Metaphysics


In Shum, Gurudeva's language of meditation, 'iif' is awareness traveling, flowing constantly in the fifth and fourth dimensions. 'Nalif' is holding the vibration continuity between meditations. 'Anif' is finding the place within yourself that is absolutely quiet. The meditation is 'nalif iif anif'. Go deep enough within that all forces of the mind can be seen.

Unedited Transcript:

Good morning everyone.

We are continuing our series on "Awareness and Omnipresence."

Last time we looked at the Shum concepts regarding awareness of niif and niimf. A reminder on those: niif is awareness and niimf is awareness traveling. Very simple difference. The 'm' means it's traveling.

Today's talk adds the concept of iif. Iif was made reference to the definition of niimf. It was point 4. Niimf can travel from the seventh to the fourth dimension; it's home is in the fifth and fourth dimensions but it usually resides in the fourth looking at the third, in contrast to iif, which is the observation of awareness flowing only through the higher areas of mind. So they're different. That's the point. Niimf and iif are different forms of awareness.

So the full definition of iif is:

1) Awareness flowing or traveling from one area of the higher mind to another, in the fourth and fifth dimensions.

2) The tantra of observing awareness as it flows or travels in these two higher dimensions.

3) Unless one is totally aware, one is not at all conscious of this happening; one may usually be only conscious of niimf in its flow, then in deep meditation of iif and its flow.

4) It is possible, however, to be simultaneously aware of iif uu niimf, each independent of the other and yet dependent upon each other.

Very interesting. Have a commentary from Gurudeva on iif.

"Iif is awareness traveling, flowing constantly in the fifth and fourth dimensions. Unless one is totally aware, one is not at all conscious of the happening but only conscious of niimf in its flow, than in deep meditation of iif and its flow. There are times when niimf changes places with iif and the change is unnoticed until afterwards. This is when one begins to see intuitively that which is in the fourth and fifth dimensions. This collage then is when we are completely aware in the fourth and fifth dimensions such as in mamsani or mambashum. When niimf is flowing in daily life being aware of fifth, fourth, third and second dimensions, iif is flowing in the fifth and fourth independently. This accounts for intuitive flashes.

"When a natye works on a mamsani or mambashum the nalif vibration is iif (nalif will be defined in a minute) continuing within the areas and neighboring areas of the mamsani or mambashum, while niimf is totally aware in other areas. When the natye goes into the mamsani or mambashum, again niimf changes places with iif and a place of seeing deeper into related areas then did occur in the previous meditation. These iif became conscious of during nalif."

So Gurudeva mentioned nalif. We have a definition of nalif.

1) Meditation, holding the vibration from one shumnuhm to another.

2) Continuity between meditations.

3) After shumnuhm, or any type of meditation practice, pilgrimage or temple puja, a vibration fills one and remains with one long after.

4] This vibration, or current, or sidisi, is called nalif.

5) Nalif should be held from meditation to meditation or puja to puja.

6) It can be likened to a phrase in music, each time the nalif vibration wears thin, we should reconstruct that area through shumnuhm, puja or another meditation.

7) Nalif is generally held within the vibration of the kalingkasim kamshumalinga.

8) It is possible to go into consciousness in bivumbika, rehmtyenali, tyemavumna or kamakadiisareh and not break the nalif, but getting into a detailed discussion or argument within rehnamtyevum, or being remorseful or reminiscing the past in akailsimbi, would break the nalif.

9) It would then, with some effort, have to be reestablished.

10) Nalif is especially necessary to those yogi tapasvins who hope to advance in their raja yoga on the Saiva path.

So now that we know what nalif means I want to read what Gurudeva said about it again; it will make more sense.

"Iif is awareness traveling, flowing constantly in the fifth and fourth dimensions. Usually [unless] one is totally aware, one is not at all conscious of the happening but only conscious of niimf in its flow, than in deep meditation of iif and its flow. There are times when niimf changes places with iif and the change is unnoticed until afterwards. This is when one begins to see intuitively that which is in the fourth and fifth dimensions. This collage then is when we are completely aware in the fifth and fourth dimensions such as in mamsani or mambashum. When niimf is flowing in daily life between fifth, fourth, third and second dimensions, iif is flowing in the fifth and fourth independently. This accounts for intuitive flashes.

"When a natye works on a mamsani or mambashum the nalif vibration is iif continuing within the areas and neighboring areas of the mamsani or mambashum, while niimf is totally aware in other areas. When the natye goes into the mamsani or mambashum, again niimf changes places with iif and a place of seeing deeper into related areas than did occur in the previous meditation. These iif become conscious of during nalif."

So we have a meditation which uses those concepts and we'll look at those next. It also has the concept of anif which has the definition:

1) The sublime vibration of a place or platform of worship, an altar outside or inside.

2) Finding the place within yourself that is absolutely quiet.

3) In anif, we are deep enough within that all of the forces of the mind can be seen and we are, like the hummingbird, totally quiet.

4) From anif we look out and see the forces equalizing themselves.

The meditation is: nalif iif anif.

Or the English explanation is:

Begin your meditation by finding the state of consciousness you attained in your last meditation on anif. Find the place within yourself that is absolutely quiet. Go deep enough within that all of forces of the mind can be seen and you are, like the hummingbird, totally quiet. Each time try to go deeper into anif in your current meditation than your previous one.

So, a simple way of looking at that is comparing it to a computer that can do things in the foreground and the background at the same time. And then you can, you can bring what's in the background into the foreground and put what's in the foreground into the background. So that's the idea that, when we're doing a meditation on a regular basis, it's in the background. It's always there. Iif is working on the meditation; it's background of the mind. Whereas niimf is in the foreground of the mind doing anything. And as long as we avoid over intellectualization and particularly any argument, when we go into meditation we're switching. We're taking what was in the background and putting it in the foreground and putting what was in the foreground into the background. So that's what Gurudeva's saying. They're both going on all of the time. But iif is about the within. It's an awareness; it doesn't become aware of the external. It's just aware in the internal, the fourth and fifth dimension. So relates to our meditative states. So we have both types of awareness are always functioning. That's the point. Awareness isn't a singular thing. This is saying there's two aspects to it that are basically function as if they are separate.

Have a wonderful day.

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