The Blue Pearl – Photographs & Texts (1) Steven D Foster

 

 
The Blue Pearl ~  Symmetrical Photograph #2

The Blue Pearl

Photographs & Texts

 
The Blue Person that I had seen is also known as the sphere of unmanifest light.  
Yogis see Him who contains the entire world within Himself, within the   
Blue Pearl in meditation.  ~ That supreme unmanifest Being
  is extremely secret to seekers.   He is the goal of 
the Siddha path.  
This is not something that can ever be expressed 
in speech or writing, even at the end of time.  
It is only through His grace that 
divine realization 
    will come.      
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Swami Muktananda
from his autobiography
The Play of Consciousness

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 The yoga texts say that the Blue Pearl is the heart seed.  Just as a seed sprouts, explodes, and grows into a huge tree, likewise this Blue Pearl contains the entire cosmos within itself.  The yoga texts urge us to see all this through meditation.  This is the fruit of the inner yoga, activated through the awakening of the Shakti.  Swami Muktananda, from a talk published in Darshan #77-78
 
 
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Whatever you have in the outer world, in the cosmos which appears so vast, you have in the inner world too.  The inner and the outer are one. . .  As the eyes gaze at the Blue Pearl they become cleansed; the ocular centers become purified.  As a result of that you can pick up visual signals which you cannot pick up with normal vision; you can see even without light.  The light in the eyes is much brighter than the light outside.  Swami Muktananda, Darshan #77-78

 
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As you meditate more and more, you pass into the supra causal body which is blue . . . In that body you experience the transcendental state of consciousness.  This body [which we call the Blue Pearl] is extremely dynamic . . .  sparkling and scintillating in the sahasrara,* the divine spiritual center in the [crown of the head].  This is the Self or soul.  Swami Muktananda, Darshan #77-78
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 A passage from the Pratyabhijna-hirdayam [sutra 3] describes the viewpoint of Shiva the supreme Self . . . [which says] that for Lord Parashiva. . .  there is no such thing as the universe.  He is true, eternal, attributeless, formless, all-pervasive, and perfect.  He sees the whole universe, from Shiva to the earth–the moving and the unmoving, the manifest and the unmanifest–as supremely blissful Light, undifferentiated from Himself.  There is nothing other than He; distinctions of seer and seen, subject and object, individual and universal, and matter and consciousness are not real.  It is the vibrations of the Lord Parashiva alone that produce the countless different forms of the universe.  I see that the universe is the body of the Lord and that Paramashiva Himself appears as the universe within His own being.   Swami Muktananda The Play of Consciousness
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 Wherever my mind happens to turn, I see the world in the midst of this shining mass of Light. Whenever I see anyone, I first see the blue light and then the person.  Whenever I see anything,  I see first the beautiful, subtle rays of Consciousness and then the thing itself.   The way I see things, whether large or small, demonstrates the truth of the versus of Tukaram: “My eyes have been bathed with the lotion of the blue light, and I have been granted divine vision.”  Swami Muktananda ~ The Play of Consciousness
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My meditation became focused on the blue light. . .   I began to experience that I was entering into the center of the sahasrara* and the Blue Pearl . . . As I passed inside the Blue Pearl, I once again saw the universe spreading out in all directions.  I looked around everywhere and saw in all men and women–young and old, high and low, in each and every one–the same Blue Pearl that I had seen in myself.  I saw that this was the inner Self within everyone’s sahasrara . . .  Swami Muktananda ~ The Play of Consciousness
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As I gazed at the tiny Blue Pearl, I saw it expand, spreading its radiance in all directions, so that the whole sky and earth were illuminated by it.  It was now no longer a Pearl, but had become shining, blazing, infinite Light–the Light that the writers of the scriptures and those who have realized the Truth have called the divine Light of Chiti.  The Light pervaded everywhere in the form of the universe.  I saw the earth being born and expanding from the Light of Consciousness, just as one can see smoke rising from a fire.  I could actually see the world within this conscious Light and the Light within the world, like threads in a piece of cloth and cloth in the threads.  Swami Muktananda ~ The Play of Consciousness

Steven D. Foster ~ Photographs : The Departing Landscape website

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