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“This Infinite Gross Sphere is within the Infinite Shadow of God. All this is God, Infinite God. Of course, He is boundless, limitless, but we have to show this somehow in the chart." (Francis pointed to the dotted lines on the chart.) "God is not bound by limitations. God is Infinite. Therefore His Shadow is also Infinite. Within His Shadow is this Infinite Gross Sphere, having millions of universes. There are innumerable gross universes, countless galaxies—you could not count them at all. There are innumerable galaxies known and unknown, countless stars, suns, moons!―and there are some worlds inhabited by human beings. But of all these non-habitable and habitable worlds, this Earth has a special position. It is the only place where the experiences of the Subtle and Mental Worlds can be had by human beings. Only on this earth can one realize God.

 

“In the Subtle World there is no space. One finds the Subtle World within oneself; it has nothing to do with space, it is a journey within. Therefore all the celestial things we see or hear about in outer space are not only insignificant but are absolutely nothing. The Infinite Gross Sphere itself is illusory; it has no value at all. But value may be attached only to the Earth where one begins the Real Journey, the inward journey. The wayfarer then begins to experience the Subtle World, but it is not an experience of space, because the Subtle World is not a world of space, but of higher consciousness—a different degree of consciousness, a more mature consciousness. For the one who journeys within, everything remains as it is; his experiences are of a different nature. When he experiences the Subtle World, he does not experience the Gross World; that gross consciousness is no longer there; it has now become the Subtle Consciousness. When he journeys farther on, (but not in space; he remains where he is)—his consciousness gets still more mature, and it is now of the Mental World, not of the Subtle or the Gross. Then he begins to know the thoughts of other individual minds, he knows what one is thinking. Then a stage is reached when he actually sees God the Infinite within himself; and this "seeing" is seeing God everywhere.

 

"Then there comes a stage in the Mental World when he finds himself facing a valley. There are two summits for him: in between himself and God he sees an abyss, a gulf. He sees God with conviction, but he cannot become one with Him. This is the stage of longing; of infinite longing and separation. He wants to become one with God, but it is impossible because of the gulf between Illusion and Reality. If he is bent upon journeying deeper within, he becomes God. Illusion vanishes. He knows there was

 

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