A Devoted Disciple

Talking further about the nature of sound Misraji explains ‘the distinction between the word (shabda) and the sound (dhwani)’ as being like the body and the soul. Motilal Shastriji explains this in his scientific treatise on the Shatpatha Brahmana that there are two ways to look at the energy of nada (sound energies) – firstly, the mantras unfold the sound energies as we view outwards from the Earth and talk to each other. This view is termed bhugolik or earth-centric and our speech is called vaak. If we look from the heavens downwards, filtering the cacophony, we hear the natural sounds or what is called dhwani or music. And this view is termed Khagolik. Thus Vaani is the ‘words that are sung’ and it is both vaak and dhvani put together. This is the Divine song.

Misraji talks about the “Supraphysical Universe” in his first Book – “Before the Beginning and after the End” and then he has devoted the entire third Book- “The Realm of Supraphysics” to this unique insight. What is the Supraphysical? It is the realm that gives us an “extra-sensory” awareness. Any object or pinda has an emanation or mahima around it that is subtler in energy and this is the “Supraphysical” dimension of that object. He links the knowledge of an object, according to the Vedas, at three respective levels viz. first is the knowledge gained through the senses – Rik Veda, second is the knowledge gained through the mind – Sama Veda and the third is the knowledge gained by the AtmaYaju Veda. In the later Book Misraji goes into more details and explains the further sub-division of the mahima as five groups of prana or life-force energy. He clearly establishes the basic Vedic premise that one is a replica of the entire macrocosm and therefore one can be aware of anything in this Universe just by delving into one’s own consciousness.