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they are nevertheles continuous with the gross aspect, which is perceptible to him. They are not remote; and yet they are inaccessible to his consciousness. This is due to the fact that his consciousness is functioning through the physical senses which are not adapted for perceiving dose aspects of Nature which are finer than the gross aspect. He is unconscious of those “inner planes ” just as a deaf man is unconscious of sounds; and naturally he cannot also deal with them consciously. For all practical purposes, therefore, they are for him other worlds.

 

The finer and hidden part of Nature has two important divisions, viz., the subtle and the mental, corresponding to the subtle and mental bodies of man. The whole of Nature might. therefore, be conveniently divided into three parts: (i) the gross world, (ii) the subtle world and (iii) the mental world. The plane on which one can possess physical consciousness is the gross world. The plane on which one can possess the consciousness, of desires is the subtle world. And the plane on which the soul can have mental consciousness is the mental world. The source of desire is to be found in the mind which is on this (mental) plane. Here, the seed of desire is attached to the mind (i.e., the desire exists here in an involved form just in the same way as the tree is latent in the seed). The ordinary man is only conscious of the gross world; but as he advances on the path, he develops certain capacities which are latent in him, and by means of which, he can consciously experience the subtle and the mental worlds also.

 

NON-ATTACHMENT

 

Non attachment to an action means that even during the course of the action there should not be the slightest thought that the particular Karma is being per-formed; nor any desire to be concerned about the result.

 

A Perfect Master is universally nonattached.

 

Although a Sadguru is non-attached to the universe, the universe is certainly attached to Him, the centre of all existence.

 

Serve Him who serves the whole universe; obey Him who commands the whole creation; love Him who it Love itself; follow Him in every walk of life. The more the attachment to a Sadguru the greater the chances of attaining that perfect state of non-attachment which is nothing hut God-Realization.

 

BABA.

 

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