The Subtle Nature of Consciousness

Yoga Sutra 1.45 sukshma vishayatvam cha alinga paryavasanam

When the mind is transcended fully, the subtle (sukshma) objects can be traced to their origin, all the way back (paryavasanam) to unmanifest (alinga) nature of Consciousness.

There are certain degrees of evolvement available to an adept within the vast province of Samadhi. As an adepts proficiency in working with higher levels of subtelty increase, they gradually attain the ability to work at the Alinga, or unmanifest stage of the Gunas - prakriti, or nature at its subtlest form. The whole of kthe system in the opne of the

Different Objects are Subtle to Different Degrees

Remember that Mind, with its other subtle counterparts, is still a part of nature and needs to be transcended to realize higher levels of subtelty.

Objects with different levels of subtlety are classified according to the planes on which they exist. Patanjali however, has adopted a functional, instead of a structural basis for classifying, which is detailed in sutra 2:19. Since this subject is detailed in 2:19, we just touch upon it here.

In the ancient Vedic texts, it is stated that there are numerous dimensions, one subtler then another moving up. In our own bodies, we can see this. Our bodies are gross in nature, the minerals, plants, tables, chairs etc.

Our bodies are permeated with subtle forces of Prana - energy that makes breathing, seeing, hearing, and feeling possible. The suble nature of prana is what animates the body. Prana is not breath, but that which makes breathing possible.

In addition to prana, we have different faculties of the mind, The Ego, which gives us the feeling of I. I am sitting, sleeping, driving. This is mine. That is a table. It is the Ego, combined with the discriminating factor of the mind that gives us the feeling of being seperate from everything else.

As we begin to realize the true nature of the mind through different forms of meditation - with the aid of higher intellect - we come to realize that we are not the body, nor the mind, but the Consciousness or God; in which everything exists. This Consciousness is reflected through the mind, giving us the capacity to become aware, to be sentient. "God created man in his own Image."

Different minds, have varying capacities depending on the process of evolution. One person will be able to intellectually grasp what is being said here, while to another, it will make no sense. They will not be able to transcend the mind. Do not think of yourself as a body with a mind which then is entered by a soul. Think of everything existing in an ocean of Consciousness. Just like the wave and the ocean are both water, in the same way, you and all else is Consciousness; no less. You are God. Tat Tvam Asi. Thou art that.

This Consciousness - God, is everywhere and all powerful. The mind cannot even begin to comprehend its grandeur. This is your true nature. Drop the mind, thus transcending the feeling of me and mine, and realize God - the ultimate subtle nature of reality from which all arises and leans back into.

lThe mind is in the Jiva.

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  • Yoga Sutra 1.45 sukshma vishayatvam cha alinga paryavasanam
  • sukshma - subtle

  • vishayatvam - of having as objects

  • cha - and

  • alinga - without a mark or trace, unmanifest prakriti (subtlest matter)

  • paryavasanam - extending up to, ending at