FIRST STEP

It is the emptiness inward and outward that often in yoga becomes the first step towards a new consciousness.Man's nature is like a cup of dirty water the water has to be thrown out, the cup left clean and empty for the divine liquor to poured into it. The difficulty is the human physical consciousness feels it difficult to bear this emptiness it is accustomed to be occupied by all sorts of mental and vital movements which keep it interested and amused or even if in trouble and sorrow still active. The cessation of these things is hard to bear for it. It begins to feel dull and restless and eager for the old interests and movements. But by this restlessness it disturbs the quietude and brings back the things that had been thrown out. If you can accept emptiness as a passage to the true consciousness and true movements, then it will be easier to get rid of the obstacle. To have neither vital joy nor vital grief is considered by the yogins to be a very desireable release, it makes it possible from the ordinary human vital feelings to the true and constant inner peace, joy or happiness.

Aware of his occult omnipotent Source,
Allured by the omniscient Ecstasy,
A living centre of the Illimitable
Widened to equate with the world's circumference,
He turned to his immense spiritual fate.