The Inner Experience — Mystic Verses (Bhajan/Shabdavali) of Tulsi Sahib, Saint of Hathras
The Inner Experience — Mystic Verses (Bhajan/Shabdavali) of Tulsi Sahib, Saint of Hathras (Bhagi Surati Ghat Mahin)
“That the soul resides in the body is known
only to the one who has experienced it within.
Who has adorned his chamber of Sukhmana (1)
and fixed his attention on the Sunn [Void] (2),
Who has himself seen the reflection in the
mirror within, alone values this truth;
Even as an oyster pining for the drop (3),
O Tulsi, knows its worth indeed.”
(1) “Sukhmana” — the central current or passage in the subtle body which is located beyond the third eye center and is traversed by means of meditation practice according to the instructions of a true master.
(2) “Sunn [Void]” — the Third Spiritual Region in the journey of the soul.
(3) “Oyster pining for the drop….” It is believed in Indian folklore than it is only a raindrop falling into the mouth of an oyster that develops into a pearl. Thus the oyster is supposed to be yearning for the raindrop.
Only the inner experience of withdrawing the soul current from the body leads to the realization that the soul inhabits the body [that we ARE soul]. Such a one will experience the soul’s journey through Sukhmana and the Inner Void (Sunn).
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