Awareness and Omnipresence-Niimf, Iif, Part 7
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami , 2021-02-21
Understanding the depths of the teachings, the superconscious mind is putting information into your subconscious mind through the flow of niimf and iif. The superconscious, through the subconscious will give answers to the conscious mind bringing forth intuition, clarity and insight: Sanskrit for this is Anukaranachitta. Shum portraits defined: Dabarehnam'm, Nikashum, Kamlifba.
Good morning everyone.
We are continuing this morning with our series on "Awareness and Omnipresence."
In the last presentation we looked at the Shum concepts of awareness as both niif and iif. So we'll start with a review of those. This is Gurudeva's commentary on it.
"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, then 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 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 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 became conscious of during nalif."
Interesting related event to this presentation which we've been working on these concepts for a number of weeks now. We have a Zoom, two Zoom satsangs. One is hosted by our Singapore group of members and the other is hosted by our Northern California group of members. Each one does things a little differently. The Singapore group, a few weeks ago after my talk (before my talk there's bhajans) and there's about 80 participants, so bhajan might be someone in Singapore, someone in the U.S.A., someone in Mauritius, India, it's a very international group that's participating. So they have bhajan, then I give a talk and then afterwards, in this instance, they were playing a video of Gurudeva on sadhana and pilgrimage. And it relates perfectly to what we we're talking about, about niif and how it works in the background.
"If a devotee (this is Gurudeva). If a devotee is not doing his sadhana, he is not digesting the teachings once he takes them in. You quote something from the lesson today, that has to be digested. You have to take it through all the processes of your inner mind which happens automatically on sadhana in the background.
"You all have computers. There's the foreground of the computer and a lot more happens in the background. As you're doing your sadhana--the sadhana may be very repetitious and it may be very boring. It's supposed to be (It was alive. Gurudeva had an audience and he got a big laugh at that one. Supposed to be boring)--but in the background your superconscious mind is putting information in your subconscious mind and you're beginning to understand the depths of the teachings."
So he's talking about the activities of iif in the background. The superconscious mind is putting information in your subconscious mind, so that's iif.
"Have you ever read a verse from the Vedas; this is from the Vedas? ( Question mark meaning wasn't understandable on first reading.) It's unclear. Probably the translation is wrong. But you read it, you took it in. A month later you happen on the same verse and it's absolutely clear. It's not only clear you can explain it and give your own bhashya on it to someone else.
"Now how did that happen? That happened because you digested the teachings within yourself because you did your regular daily sadhana and in the background the superconscious is working through the subconscious, which we call the subsuperconscious, and the light of understanding is there and you would say: 'I always knew that.'"
So Gurudeva's bringing in the term subsuperconscious so we define that in our lexicon: Sanskrit is Anukaranachitta. Anu karana chitta. The meaning is: The superconscious mind working through the conscious and subconscious states, which brings forth intuition, clarity and insight.
There's an exercise I frequently use in seminars when talking about tapping into the subsuperconscious intuition. So I'll read my exercise. So it's specifically you're taping into the subsuperconscious intuition to solve a problem, to get an insight.
At night just before going to sleep write down the problem. Make sure how you have described it is accurate and complete. If not accurate and complete then rewrite it until you have achieved accuracy and completeness. Go to sleep with the expectation that the answer will come to you from your intuition in the morning soon after arising.
And once you get good at it it does. This of course requires that the subconscious not be upset or congested. And it's interesting that there's a Shum word for this process. I didn't know the word until I looked it up.
1) This portrait refers to the subsuperconscious area of the mind.
2) A practice for awakening answers; the beginning method is to ask the question to oneself, but without trying to reason or guess the answer. (Very good point.)
3] Let the question be held by the subconscious mind for a time.
4] At an unexpected time, the superconscious, through the subconscious, will give the answer to the conscious mind.
Same process. There's a related explanation of how these areas of the mind relate in our definition of nikashum. We all know nikashum, withdrawing energy into the spine in meditation. But it explains relationship of the subconscious to the subsuperconscious very nicely.
1) The art of withdrawing the energy into the spine through the use of pranayama.
2) Names the process of drawing the magnetic energy from the subtle nerve fibers (nadis), which surround the body, into the spine.
3) When a devotee enters meditation, the energy is drawn from the conscious mind into its subconscious.
4) Then the energy of the subconscious is drawn into the subsuperconsciousness.
5) When this happens, the devotee becomes conscious in the inner states of mind.
So that's just another way of saying it; you're switching from niimf into iif.
Then this last idea, this is a very interesting one about the merger of iif and niimf and how it relates to the experience of kaif.
The Shum word for this: kamlifba.
1) Sahasrara chakra layers.
2) This portrait defines fluctuating between the many layers of the sahasrara for the flow of iif.
3) Only when iif and niimf merge can kaif be experienced fully and completely.
4) This portrait names the blending of these states of awareness as siif (astral sight) and insaf (simultaneously aware of two areas of the mind) flow into niimf and then into iif.
5) This experience of kaif will have an effect upon the entire nerve system and in the cells of the body.
6) This portrait is the merger of iif and niimf as siimf (subconscious pre-occupation) and siif (astral sight) flow into niimf then into iif.
7) This then is the process as seen and felt of the fluctuation of the two states of awareness iif and niimf as they appear to jump around, or are unsettled in the sixth and seventh dimensions of the mind.
8) The merging and holding in merger and the fluctuation just before merging is what this portrait names.
Thank you very much; have a wonderful day.