Today I want to tell you about three type of space.
One is the external space, in which all the four elements are there.
The second type of space is the inner space where thoughts and
emotions come from. When you close your eyes – that is inner space.
And then there is the third space. That is the space of energy where
there is no thought, no emotion but you just feel energy. In deep
meditation you experience that, isn’t it? Or after kriya you
experience that space. There are no thoughts, nothing but space.
One is called the Bhut Akash, the outer space, second is Chit Akash
the space from where thoughts and emotions come, and third, Chid
Akash, i.e., space of consciousness. Consciousness itself is another
space deep within us. So we seldom understand; pay attention, to these
three different spaces.
Whenever you are frustrated what do you say? ‘Give me some space. I
want to be by myself.’ It is very important. All inventions come from
these three types of space. In the Chid Akash, in the consciousness it
is already there. All knowledge comes to Chit Akash from the Chidakash
through thoughts and emotions. Songs come as emotions, science comes
as thoughts and ideas and then they manifest.
Meditation is recognizing these three spaces.
Sometimes you sit and watch the vast space, put your attention there,
and the mind also becomes blank. For how many of you it has happened?
On a nice day, cloudless sky, just bright stars are there and you just
lie down and keep gazing at the sky. When you gaze at the sky what
happens? That space gets created inside too. A sort of emptiness and
you get into a meditative state. So, all the thoughts, ideas,
everything we do remains in this space. Maybe in the future sometime
someone will invent a device to tap into the Akashic records. Then you
can find out what happened in 2010, 2011 and before that. What
knowledge came, where and who was thinking what - all that can be
reviewed sometime in the future because time has inscriptions of all
You may have noticed in your own life, some places you get jittery and
angry. How many have experienced this? What has happened? In that
space there are people who have been angry or agitated. So you move
into that space and it affects your whole behavior. And when you’re in
good company what happens? You feel so much lighter, uplifted inside,
totally at ease and at peace. Hasn’t this happened to you? How many
feel this has happened, tell me?
So the company matters, really matters. That doesn’t mean you should
avoid people because they are not good company. You also should be
strong and instead of running away from negative influence you must
positively impact any negative environment. And the meditations (in
the advance course) will help you be very strong and stable in that
space. So wherever you go you carry your space and you make an
influence rather than getting affected. Not be a ping pong ball but be
the bat so you can influence the space around you. (Clapping)
This you must strongly know so that you don’t run away from a
situation unless or until it is so bad that it is swallowing you. Then
you gently move away, don’t run away. Are you getting what I am
So when children are playing the space is beautiful. When you are
singing and everyone is singing the same tune, that space generated is
harmonious and serene, especially the ancient songs, the old songs.
The Sanskrit chants have an added influence because these have been in
the Akashic record for the last 20,000 to 50,000 years. Maybe more,
you don’t even know since when it was there. So those vibrations make
it very benevolent and have a strong influence on the system.
Anything that is Divine is always universal. Are you getting what I am
saying? Yes! Culture is different, religion is different, ways of
dressing is different, music is different, different places, but the
space is the same. The inner space is the same. And it is amazing that
this science was known thousands of years ago. Good, good, good!
So many of you have just come today and you must be just relaxing. How
many of you feel that as soon as you entered the ashram already you
feel lighter? A different experience, a different space; you could
feel that right! It’s obvious; even in Bangalore ashram, because there
is meditation happening there everyday people say, ‘I just come in and
wow, I already feel lighter. My mind is clearer’. It’s interesting how
the universe functions, very good!