Now  insentient and sentient have a very close relationship; they live in partnership like husk and grain, flower and fragrance, dross and gold.  Sentient energy operates in the universe with the help of insentient. 

They  are moving together from beginning less time, manifesting the whole world. 

Even if we know the properties of both, we cannot understand the partnership unless we go deep into inner experience and see it as the function of relation and union.  You can know the property of H2 and but  still youo may not be able to make water in the laboratory.  Similarly, when you go into meditation and really touch the center, the heart of conspicuousness in that moment you will experience, “It is nothing but sentient energy-it is I!” 

You will no quote any scriptures ,any talks. You will go on gliding until you reach the centre which is beyond words. Later you will reflect  that “what I was calling   me is only a shell. The real bird  is inside! ”We  call ourselves by names, by our outer shells, because we have not seen the “bird”inside.That  bird  cannot be seen unless we go deep.  

Once we experience this deep experience, we will understand more clearly   the relation between sentient and insentient .  So long as the egg shell and the bird with in it are together ,there is partnership.  So long as the leaf is on the tree, sentient life is expressed   through the living form.  When the egg shell is broken, he bird is gone.  When the leaf drops from the tree, its life force moves in another direction.  Eggshell and dry leaf—both follow the law of disintegration.  Its sentient  energy   moves  on with evolution into higher life.  

At last we realize,  “There is something inside me which is building my whole existence.”  It appears as though the brain is  doing all the work but the brain is only a machine.  It does not operate without an operator.  Behind the brain, behind the mind which acs as a motor, there is the engineer handling the switch.  That engineer is conscious energy.  When that energy leaves the brain, the brain is seen for what it is—a machine.  You can analyze it to find a disease, but you cannot dissect it to find  its motive.  That cannot be seen in any laboratory because the sentient is formless. 

Now let us see how, in partnership with insentient matter, sentient energy creates vibrations which build one’s whole existence.  The process is this: when the mind is not clear, transparent, purified, it creates vibrations.  These vibrations are both the result and the cause of mental, emotional, or physical disturbances or negative states.  According to the specific state of attraction or repulsion—whether  it be anger, pride, deceit, greed, jealousy, sorrow, or attachment, the mind is setting up a disturbance in the atmosphere surrounding it.  It is creating negative vibrations.  These vibrations in turn automatically collect insentient atoms and molecules from the universe which create a form around soul and cloud its perception. 

In the language of the ancient sages of more than five thousand years ago, these insentient particles were called karmas.  According to this philosophy, these karmas determine your form, frame, height, skin texture, refinement, birthplace, state of health, and more.  By projecting certain states of mind sentient energy attracts from the universe atoms of forms called rup, atoms of taste called rus, atoms of odor called gandh, atoms of touch called sparsha.  These atoms are what constitute a person’s karmic make-up, from the physical point of view.  They account for the fact that no two people are exactly a like.

When you know how the vibrations of your emotions are working, you will not blame anybody.  You will know that your karmas are attracted to you not because someone else is in control of you, but because of your own passion.  Formerly man would blame God or the gods for blessing one and pucishing another, as though God were partial.  Primitive man would project his inner negative vibrations and fears onto that in discriminating insentient energy or energies which he called gods. 

When yoou understand how vibration work in action, reaction, and interaction, and how form is the outcome, of your own vibrations joined with vibrations from the universe, you will take your life in your own hands, You will observe how anger attracts anger, how feart invites fear, how greed begets greed.  In other words, you will observe how vibrations of one k9nd attract vibrations of a like nature from the universe. 

Once you begin to understand energy, vibrations, and karmas in your own experience, your own experience, your perception will change and with it, your vibrations.  By connecting your own individual form and life pattern with mental and emotional tendencies within yourself, you will become aware of how to change yuour vibrations from negative to positive.  You will know what want to become, and you will determine your future journeuy by being aware of your hidden power.  You have freedom to destroy or create your future. 

Vibrations are ever-changing, ever-fluid, the expression of living life.  Therein lies your freedom, your real hope.  As light passes through a prism, so energy penetrates living forms.   By remembering to shed the light of atma an atom, you will be able to transform vibrations of ill will into amity, vibrations of jealousy into appreciation, vibrations of callousness into compassion, and vibrations of attraction or repulsion into equanimity. 

Nourished by the nutrients of healthy vibrations, the lotus of your consciousness will unfold and lift itself to the height of which it is capable.  The closer you came to becoming one with your inner quest, the more balanced and centered you will be.  The more unified from within, the more you will radiate outward the awareness and bliss of your true nature. 

For Contemplation: 

“When you go on watching your thoughts, your desires, your feelings, something happens: the light of awareness increases and no dark element is accumulated.” 

“It must dawn upon you that mind is not operating, governing, or controlling.  Mind is operated, governed, and controlled.  By whom?  By sentient energy, by atma, by that which has the living force of life, a deep awareness of innate qualities.”

“The upward movement of soul energy comes to rest only when it attains its highest peak, its point of fruition and liberation.  For that it has to complete its mission, fulfill its commitments to the world of living beings, and smooth all the rough edges of heart.” 

“Each process you take in life can help you to break your fetters and flow in a purposeful direction.  When you choose that process which is conducize to uyour growth, you will have the unmistakable feeling of moving toward you destination: freedom from domination of desires” 

“Sentient energy operates in the universe with the help of insentient.  They are moving together from beginning less time, manifesting the whole world.” 

“Vibrations are ever-changing, ever-fluid, the expression of living life.  Therein lies your freedom, your great hope.  By shedding the light of atma on atom, you can replace negative vibrations with positive and determine your future journey.”

 

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