Shum maps to the inner mind; meditations upon the Mambashum. The Tyemmuif Mamsani, looking within, first of twelve, with commentaries from Gurudeva's writings. Observing the light and darkness of the lower mind: nimrehnimling; images or pictures within the mind: sikamchacha; the moon like glow light of the mind: balikana; balikana sustained over a long period of time, milinaka. "...the experience to be had is tyemmuif, balikana, kaif" - concentrated bliss (cross reference: "Twelve Shum Meditations").
Good morning everyone.
We are continuing with Gurudeva's commentary on the first Shum mambashum. Start with a couple of definitions.
1) Observing the light and darkness of the lower mind.
2] This portrait names a practice, not an experience.
3] Inner light or darkness surrounding light or light out of darkness.
4] The light that shines through the darkness.
5] This is not the shadowless light of the fourth dimension.
6] When one makes a visual image, sikamchacha, the image is lighted, illuminated with the light this picture names.
7] This light can be seen each time one reminisces the past, plans for the future or thinks something over.
8] Visualize a tree: the light surrounding and shining through the tree is nimrehnimling.
Then we get the related word:
1] Visualization; an image or picture within the mind.
2] The visual image, such as the mental picture of a tree, is sikamchacha; the light is nimrehnimling.
3] See another tree, or move awareness to another tree, and that tree will appear to be different, as if it had always been growing there.
4] The practice of sikamchacha uu nimrehnimling gives the power to eventually read mind patterns in the past or future by following the sequences that naturally unfold.
Then get Gurudeva's commentary:
"Nimrehnimling, a portrait of the fourth dimension, a realm within the sub-second world, is a most important experience to understand. Nimrehnimling is an experience directly related to tyemmuif, and the ining and m'ming. While looking within, looking back into the head with the eyes slightly open (in a state of tyemmuif), we see pictures within the mind. The light that lights these pictures, making them visible, is nimrehnimling. This is not a shadowless light, it is the shadows from external first-world pictures from the ining and m'ming that when intermingled with light make the particular experience of light named nimrehnimling.
"Looking into the sub-second world, into the fourth dimension of the mind, is an experience that everyone has often throughout their day. Any form of thought from those aspects of the first world of desires and fantasies promoted by the individual personality creates pictures in the mind in this fourth dimension. These pictures are clearly seen, illuminated by the light called nimrehnimling.
"Sikamchacha are mental pictures, thinking, visualization or fantasy, all directly related to the first world. Though devoid of emotion, they can stimulate emotion when concentrated upon in the sub-second world. This is how we distinguish between fourth-dimensional portraits and third-dimensional pictures, for all third-dimensional pictures, name emotions that simultaneously stimulate thought, and thoughts that simultaneously stimulate emotion. (Interesting point.) Whereas, fourth -dimensional portraits are more purely involved in thought. It is found that third-dimensional pictures are duplicated in the fourth and fifth dimensions by corresponding portraits, and if you study the language closely you will begin to see these relationships.
"Our desires and fantasies take their expression through sikamchacha uu nimrehnimling. The portrait uu when used between two portraits, such as sikamchacha and nimrehnimling, binds them together or shows that they are interrelating one with another, creating a single concept. Thus we have sikamchacha, mental images flowing through the field of nimrehnimling, the light. Nimrehnimling is not a mystical experience; it is an area quite natural to all persons in all states of consciousness, as is sikamchacha.
"Tyemmuif is experienced when a person is seeing sikamchacha uu nimrehnimling, and though experienced not too deeply, experienced none-the-less. Therefore, we conclude that tyemmuif is experienced by all persons in all states of consciousness when they are seeing sikamchacha uu nimrehnimling within the sub-second world of the fourth dimension of the mind. However, it is not experienced in the way or at the depth the meditator wishes to master or expects to accomplish. This shallow approach to the fourth dimension is due to the external first world emotional pulls of the ining and m'ming. This is also why those that do not and cannot meditate deeply become stuck in the lower astral plane of the sub-second world in their daily thoughts and at night while sleeping."
Then we go a little deeper here, the next part.
1] Seeing light by looking out upon and through the fourth dimension of the mind.
2] Visualize a tree, then remove the tree; the light that remains is balikana.
3] It is the moon-like glow that remains where the mental pictures used to be.
4] This light is the light of the mind, and is generally not taken for inner light as such, but accepted as a natural function of the mind.
5] This light does not come from the fifth dimension, but is a different kind of light; it is the light of the conscious mind that lights the thoughts.
6] Even if one has not yet had his first fifth-dimensional inner light experience (of iftye) experience, balikana can be isolated and enjoyed.
And the related word is milinaka.
1] Balikana sustained over a long period of time.
2] When balikana is seen as a natural state all through the day, the natye is in a state of milinaka.
"Tyemmuif is steadied thought the control of prana by means of the cross-breathing pranayama--in one nostril and out the other--the currents in the body of the first world, the astral body of the second world, as well as the mental body, become so harmonized, so steadied, that balikana can be seen. Experiencing tyemmuif, with eyes slightly open looking at the mambashum and breath steady and controlled, move all sikamchacha out of your mind by systematically pulling out from view each image that you might think about, leaving only nimrehnimling, remembering that nimrehnimling attracts to it simkamchacha from ining uu m'ming and together this forms the external world.
"When you have succeeded in removing all sikamchacha and are seeing nothing but a moon-like glow where the mental pictures used to be, this is called balikana. Balikana is another name for the same light of the mind seen while experiencing the state of tyemmuif when sikamchacha, mental pictures, are not present.
"The state of kaif can easily be attained through first obtaining balikana, then prolonging it to milinaka. Then awareness will naturally be aware of itself as you sit in the concentrated bliss of kaif.
"Now proceed with the meditation upon Tyemmuif Mambashum. The experience to be had is tyemmuif, balikana, kaif."
Thank you very much.