Practise Yoga of Light & Sound to Attain Fullest Freedom - Baba Devi Sahab
- Practise The Yoga of Light & Sound To Attain Him & the Ultimate Freedom - Entry for October 17, 2007
Sayings of Baba Devi Sahab Part III
[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
Translated by 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 II
Unless the `jiv' (non-liberated individual soul) reaches into the Fourth Plane having got out of Plane No. 8 (as indicated in the Chart of Inner Planes in Part-II), `moksha' (liberation) is not possible. Jiv can not get to the swarg (heaven) and Baikunth (the kingdom of Lord Vishnu creator god in the Hindu mythology) unless it gets to Plane No. 9, because all the things that are, as described in scriptures, ascribed to the Heaven, Baikunth etc. are to be found here only.
DrishtiSaadhan (The Yoga of Light) refers to that meditational practice which is carried out with the help of eyes. Hundreds of ways and methods of practising this (drishtisaadhan) are in vogue in India and other countries, but many of these are such that these make the eyeballs crooked or distorted (squint eyes), while some others lead to the loss of eye sight, and there are yet others which damage the pupils of eyes (causing blurred vision) beyond redemption even if these are treated by hakim (term used for doctors, generally Muslim, practising treatments based on the old Yunani or Greco-Persian System), vaidya (term generally used for Ayurvedic doctors) and doctors (term generally used for modern-age Allopathic doctors) lifelong. The right way to practise drishtisaadhan does not have to do anything with the (gross) eyes and eyeballs, neither does drishti mean "eyes" or "eyeballs", a confusion which leads to losses or difficulties as referred to above.
Drishti means `sight' or `vision' which is not made up of flesh and blood. This power to see or sight is a powerful thing which has revealed a lot of hidden disciplines of learning & scientific knowledge to the world; the secrets of the various types of `siddhi' (supernatural or extrasensory powers) can also be known or obtained by no other means than this. Drishti is the first step or technique of YogVidya (Science of Yoga); the technique of DrishtiSaadhan is so wonderful that it does not cause any discomfort, difficulty or pain to any part of our gross body. By means of this, the practitioner is able to quickly realise the clues or secrets which have been eulogised in heavenly or divine books on God, and then, all the rules & principles governing the world, which can not be attained by merely reading and listening to all the books lifelong, keep standing in humble subservience, attendance or slavery before such a person.
Drishti, however, can reach only up to places or worlds which have "roop" (shape or form gross or subtle) and can be seen, and from where this cycle of birth & death keeps on taking place. It can not go or take one beyond the "roop-jagat" (planes with or having 'forms' of all sorts), can not go to planes which are beyond roop (shapes, forms & outlines), to realms where moksha can happen. In view of sants, the highest or the loftiest thing is moksha and drishti can not reach there. Therefore, the next technique that of "shabdasaadhan" (Yoga of Sound) to reach there (moksha) is taught.
In the "ilm-yog" (skill or teaching of yoga) the highest principle, which enables its practitioner to attain moksha, is that of shabda (sound or word) which is known by several other names. Some of the Mahatmas (great souls, sages, or saints) form and preach their traditions or sects by making this shabdmaarg (the technique of sound) the foundation, while some others teach this, propagate this (shabda-marg) by forming different societies etc. Thus this `shabda' is the soul of religion as well as science no religion or sect can do without this principle, no science or discipline of learning can do without its help.
to be contd.