Techniques To Become One With The Whole
Swami Ramateertha used this technique for his own sadhana. A moment came when he started saying, “The whole world is in me, and the stars move in me.” Somebody was talking to him and he said, “It is very beautiful here in the Himalayas.” Ramateertha was staying in the Himalayas, and the man said to him, “It is very beautiful here in the Himalayas.” And Ramateertha is reported to have said, “Himalayas? The Himalayas are in me.”
The man must have thought that he was mad. How could the Himalayas be in him? But if you practice this meditation, you can feel that the Himalayas are in you. Let me explain how it is possible.
Really, when you look at me you cannot look at the one who is here sitting in the chair. Really, you are looking at a picture of me which is in you, in your mind. How can you know me here on this chair? Your eyes carry just a picture. Not even a picture – just rays of light enter in your eyes. And then the eyes don’t go themselves to the mind; just rays passing through the eyes go inside. And your nervous system which carries those rays cannot carry them as rays; it transforms them into chemicals. So only chemicals travel, and these chemicals are decoded and you see me in your mind.
You have never been out of your mind. The whole world that you know, you decode it in your mind, you know it in your mind. All the Himalayas and all the suns and the stars and the moons, they are there in your mind in a very subtle existence. If you close your eyes and feel that everything is inclusive, you will know that the whole world is moving within you. And once you feel this – that the whole world is moving within you – all your individual misery is lost. You are no more an individual. You have become the absolute, the non-individual. You have become the whole existence.
This technique expands your consciousness. Now in the west, many drugs are being used to expand consciousness – LSD, marijuana, and other drugs. In India also, in the old days, they were used, because they give a false feeling of expansion. All those who use drugs, for them this technique will be beautiful, very helpful, because their hankering is for expansion.
When you take LSD, you are no more confined in yourself, you have become inclusive of all. There have been cases.. One girl jumped from a seven-story building because she felt that she could not die, death was impossible. She felt that she could fly, and she felt that there were no barriers, there was no fear. She jumped out of a seven-story building and died, shattered. But in her mind, under the influence of the drug, there was no limitation, no death.
Expansion of consciousness has become a fad, because when you expand you feel high. The whole world, by and by, becomes included in you. You become great, infinitely great, and with greatness, with expansion, all your individual miseries fall. But through LSD or marijuana or other drugs, this is only a false feeling.
Excerpted From The Book Of Secrets CH: 61