Namaskar, welcome to Session 6 of the Layers of the Mind course.
The most subtle layer of the Causal Mind is called the Subtle Causal Mind. Here we’ve almost reached direct experience of Supreme Consciousness. There is only the separation of a thin veil of ignorance. In this layer lies direct awareness of the unity of the whole universe. Peace of mind increases as the experience of the inner flow of infinite bliss deepens. We see the universe more and more as an expression of the infinite source of bliss within. The feeling of universal love for all created beings increases as we embrace all as brother and sister, the whole universe as our home. Here lies the realization that “all is one.”
The mind has developed up till this stage through clash. Physical clash is felt physically and psychic clash is felt mentally. But here we come to a different means of development — the attraction for the Great. That’s the intense desire to experience the Cosmic bliss. This happens naturally as one progresses on the path of self-realization. The attraction for the Cosmic Consciousness gradually increases and this is accelerated by more meditation.
Once a student asked his guru, “When will I attain enlightenment?” The guru took him to a well and shoved his head in the water until he almost drowned. Afterwards he said, “When your desire for the Supreme is as strong as your desire for air was just now, then you will attain enlightenment.” Well, you don’t have to go through the near-drowning experience yourself! Just continue with your meditation.
“The attainment of one’s inner self is only possible through love for the Infinite… Fill your heart with love of the Infinite, and your soul will be transformed into the Supreme Soul. No worldly happiness is limitless. Dedicate yourself completely to the blissful ocean of the Supreme Soul. Then alone will you realize what happiness really is.”
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti