Sayings of Baba Devi Sahab Part II
[Following is an English rendering of sayings of Baba Devi Sahab of
Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India as published in Part II of the book (in
Hindi) titled "Satsanga Yog" written by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans
ji Maharaj, one of the all time greatest exponents of Santmat. Baba Devi
Sahab was the Guru of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj
Pravesh K. Singh]
From the Preface to `Ghat Ramayan':
[`Ghat Ramayan' is the name of a book popularly believed to have
been authored by Sant Tulsi Sahab of Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India. Baba
Devi Sahab got the hand-written manuscript of Sant Tulsi Sahab of
Hathras printed at Hathras itself in the year of 1896]
contd. from the Part - I
This thermometer, scale or yardstick is the inner pathway (present
within each one of us) which has been divided or classified into
fourteen [Here word fourteen is printed whereas the descriptive table,
as given below includes fifteen layers. This, therefore, logically
appears to be a case of misprint Translator]
[N.B. The original text those who have gone through the Satsang
Yog Part-II would probably agree with me is in a typical style of
Hindi which is not only very old but also cryptic. I, with my
limitations of all sorts, found it extremely difficult to translate
these lines. This translation, to be accurate, calls for an elevated
soul who has himself journeyed through, and has had the direct
experience of, the fourteen spiritual planes described ahead. Therefore,
it is very much likely that the translation might consist of errors;
though I have made the best possible efforts, I humbly accept all the
blame for the possible errors in the translation and may kindly be
pardoned by the learned souls. - Translator]
Names & Descriptions of All the Levels/Planes/Spheres/Realms of Creation
Anaam (Nameless/ Wordless)
Whatever it is, it can be realized but can not be described in words,
because all that the surat of the practitioner experiences here can not
reach the Level No. 13 from where words or sound, through (with the help
of) which we converse with each other, originate (this is because the
lower illusory places shroud or conceal it). This is called
`alaukik' (unearthly, supernatural or transcendental). Its lord
is `anaam' (soundless or nameless).
These two tell about or describe the First Level as to how is that and
what is that.
Naam (Name/ Sound/ Word)
The place which is the reservoir of truth, which is spoken of in glowing
terms by the whole world that it is indestructible, imperishable,
eternal. Here `moksha' (liberation) is attained - this level is
called sattalok/satalok and is referred to variously as
sattanaam/satanaam, sattapurush/satpurush, sattaguru/sataguru, waahguru,
sattasaahib by saints.
(Whirling or Spiralling Cave)
That place, from where creation began and coating of `jad' (that
which is devoid of consciousness) was superimposed upon `chetan'
(pure consciousness). From this very realm, jiva (unliberated individual
soul) came to be covered with kaaran (causal layer or body). Here surat
begins to evince hints or indications of the first four planes which
have been described above.
These two tell about or describe the Layer No. 5 above. This is the
realm of Nirgun NirankaarAksharKaaran Shuddha (pure) Brahma.
Sunna or Shoonya (Void)
The place where three gunas (attributes, qualities) originated and
Kaaran was covered or draped with sookshma (astral or subtle layer).
This is called Brahmalok and its lord is Omkaar Parabrahma,
Parameshwar, Allaah Akbar. This is the seed of all divine and
heavenly Scriptures. This is also the realm of Sun.
Sahastradal Kamal (Thousand petalled lotus)
Here five elements of the nature came into existence and sthool (gross
realm) came to shroud the sookshma (astral or subtle layer). It is here
only that account of all the good and bad deeds (performed by the jiv)
is prepared & settled; and the jiva is sent back to the world from this
plane only. Its lord is Om Brahma, Ishwar, Niranjan. This is also
called the Jyoti Lok (realm of light).
Shat Chakra or Ajnaa Chakra
The realm where frontiers or borders of pind and Brahmand meet. It is
called the sixth chakra because there are five chakras below this and
the sixth chakra ends here. Its lord is PranavVindu, Nijman,
Nafasnaatakaa, Third Eye, Sukhamanaa (Sushumnaa), Akaltaai, the Eastern
star. This is the realm of star, mani (an effulgent precious stone
mythically believed to be found in the hood of a cobra), pearl, diamond.
This is the window or opening for ascending into the higher spheres and
also for descending down the lower regions.
The region where all learning takes place. Its lord is Mother Saraswati
(Goddess of Learning).
The place where the power of destruction originates which performs all
sorts of editing or adjustments in roopa (form). Its lord is Mahesh or
The place where the power to create forms or shapes originates. Its lord
is Brahma (god of creation).
The place where the power to nurture or sustain the creation takes birth
which is responsible for sustenance of roop (form).
The place where the three gunas and five elements gathered or collected
together after forming pind (micro cosmos) and Brahmaand (macro cosmos)
and His powers were tied outwardly to this world. Its lord is Ganesh.
... to be contd.
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