The Voice Within

Yogis are able, at best, to concentrate their minds and see (only see) the Light; and even this much they can accomplish only if they reach the sixth plane.

Now as to the voice that we hear—the voice of others and our own voice too: what is it, and whence does it arise?

That voice wells from within seven curtains inside, yet despite this, how quickly it is heard! Mark the time that the movement of the voice (through the seven curtains) starts and finishes, and you will be surprised at the extraordinarily quick rate at which the voice travels. That is, originating behind seven curtains within the speaker, it passes out and then enters in again through seven more curtains—so many!—within the ears of the hearer or hearers, arriving at last at their own innermost Self. The voice itself is the gross form of thought; the thought itself is subtle, while the voice that carries it is gross. But these two—the gross and the subtle—cannot become one. This is the difficulty that ordinary human beings face. On a daily basis you think a thousand and one thoughts in your mind which you do not put into action, that is, express through your voice, which is the gross form. In general, only a few of these thoughts are given the gross form of voice. Yet these thoughts in subtle form that do not get transferred to voice emit light—that is, faint—impressions of a light blue color which can easily be wiped off.’ But if they are given gross form—if they are transferred to voice—then they acquire a deep blue color that, naturally, is difficult to wash away. In just the same way, if desires—which are thoughts, after all—creep into your mind and if you refrain from giving them the gross form of use by putting them into action through word or deed, then they show, again, this faint light blue color; but if you put them into action through words or deeds the impression is deep blue. Anger (gusso) creates impressions of a red color. Indeed, every thought, word, and action brings impressions with it. That is why it has been advised,

Man gaya to Jane de, mat Lane de sharir.”

Let your mind go, even if it wanders astray, but do not let your body go where the mind goes.

That is, do not give (subtle) thoughts and desires any gross form by putting them into action, for then they will acquire much deeper impressions—and much worse, if the actions are evil.

Intense longing for anything (and longing is a form of desire) creates a green color—which is rightly considered the best color of all from a spiritual standpoint, for it is closest to the Sat-Chit-Anand state.

– “Meher Baba’s Tiffin lectures”, p316
28-November-1926; Lonavala

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