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- The Sutras have an influence and a timelessness approximately them which display the accuracy with which they pinpoint the elemental truths of human evolution from subservience to character clamours to the serene freedom of the soul. so much human difficulties this present day orig

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This is called "discriminative participation," and through it the student arrives at that knowledge of energy in himself which is one with the object of his meditation. 3. Meditation upon the purpose of any particular form. This involves consideration of the idea back of or underlying any form manifestation and its display of energy. This realisation carries the aspirant onward to a knowledge of that part in the plan or purpose of the All which is the motivating factor in the form's activity. Thus through the part, the Whole is contacted and an expansion of consciousness takes place, involving bliss or joy.

He cannot attain "unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ" (Eph. 4:13) until there are no modifications to be felt, until the forms are transformed, their activities quieted, and their restlessness stilled. The student is urged to bear in mind the nature of this aspect of evolution which is proceeding concurrently with his own. In his right apprehension of this problem comes realization of [Page 13] the practical work to be done, and the embryo yogi can begin his work. The lower forms are constantly and ceaselessly active, endlessly assuming the forms of impulsive desires or dynamic mental thought forms, and it is only as this "form-taking" is controlled and the tumult of the lower nature stilled that it becomes possible for the inner ruling entity to liberate himself from thraldom and impose his vibration upon the lower modifications.

Book II. ) The preceding sutra dealt with what may be [Page 37] called meditation with seed or with an object; this sutra suggests the next stage, meditation without seed or without that which the physical brain would recognise as an object. It might be of value here if the six stages of meditation dealt with by Patanjali are mentioned as they give a clue to the entire process of unfoldment dealt with in this book: 1. Aspiration, 2. Concentration, 3. Meditation, 4. Contemplation, 5. Illumination, 6.

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