innumerable, small circles of steady light becoming one, limitless mass of shattered light. He experiences his subtle body traversing through the shattered mass of light which he feels always near him and with him during his travel; and feels inexpressible thrills of ecstasy during this sojourn. At times, he finds his subtle body merged in light. He sees millions of spirits without a dense body - vapory, smoke-like, transparent forms - moving about very rapidly and making signs to each other. He then sees these spirits dancing. This dancing of the spirits is so weird, so wonderful, so fantastic that he is completely dumbfounded and enthralled. He now gets full knowledge from within of all that happens in the world. Through his subtle senses he now exists, and sees all the world affairs whenever he likes. From one corner of the world, he knows what is happening in the other corner of the world during the traversing of his body.
Eventually he feels his gross body attached to him, and so comes down to the normal consciousness amongst other gross-minded people. But the deep impressions of the second plane have given him such powers as to be able to read the mind of anyone he likes if the person be near him.
In the third plane he again finds his gross body set apart, and his subtle body so engulfed in the shattered mass of light as to find it a piece of that light. His ecstasy is more intensified than it was in the second plane. He here sees millions of mental bodies of other advanced souls in the form of vapory seeds, and with his subtle body, tries to make signs to them and to understand their signs. He feels inexpressible thrills all through his subtle senses. Again, in time he finds his gross body attached to him and comes down to the consciousness. The supernatural impressions of the third plane have given him such powers as to be able to perform miracles of healing with touch, or thought or sight, and of reading the mind of anyone irrespective of the distance, as also the minds of other souls on the subtle plane.
In the fourth plane the prince again finds his gross body dislinked, and sees with his subtle eyes the unlimited mass of shattered light as one whole undivided ocean of steady light. He finds his subtle body traversing on the surface of the ocean of light. He sees other innumerable subtle bodies of souls and also holds direct communication with the mental-bodied souls. The ecstasy is now much, much more intensified. When his gross body reattached to him, he comes down to the level of other gross conscious souls, but the super impressions of the fourth plane have now given him such supernatural powers as to enable him to raise the dead, give sight to the blind and also create other temporary gross forms.
In the fifth plane the prince finds both his gross and subtle bodies set aside and his mental (seed-like, vapory) body as the medium of his experiences. (In the four planes, he sets aside his gross body and experiences his subtle body traversing in the light, and in the fifth, he sets aside both his gross and subtle bodies experiencing everything through his mental body). He now finds his mental body traversing the ocean of light, and living on the same level as the mental plane spirits. He not only has direct communication with them, but feels attached to and linked with them. The ecstasy is now immensely intensified, and he finds in his existence a regular flow of Divine happiness. Once again, he resumes both his gross and subtle bodies, and the lasting impressions of the fifth plane have given him such powers as to be able to know all the affairs and thoughts of the gross, subtle and mental worlds. But he does not use his powers as when coming out of the fourth plane.