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Human Consciousness: Level 2

161)     At No. 2 not only emotion organises, but values are born.

Values are spiritual skills organised in the mental emotion so that their execution will thrill the sensations of the bodily substance.

A skill in any plane is the energies of that plane organised for effective action.

Values are spiritual skills.

To organise them or to formulate them one needs spiritual energy.

One who is awake to the spirit can see the existence of the Spirit.

When the Spirit awakes in him, he feels the movement of spiritual energy.

Now we speak of the Spirit awakening in Mind.

Spirit awakening in its own plane is spiritual awakening.

It enables one to detach himself from the other parts of his being.

It leads to spiritual liberation.

Spirit awakening in the Mind is in the descent.

Such a descent takes place not from the Spiritual plane, as it is partial, but from the supramental plane. Descent is possible from the whole on the part, not from a higher part to a lower part.

Spirit awakening in the Mind is not the immutable Spirit we know, but it is the evolving Spirit buried in the Mind.

There is a vast difference.

Spirit awakening is like our reading Einstein's formula and understanding it.

Spirit in the Mind awakening is our discovering the formula by our own intuition.

Such an awakening releases spiritual energies of the Mind.

When good luck descends on one, he is in a daze.

Higher energies flooding a man find it difficult for him to find his feet.

A skill is organised energy.

How can one not steady on his feet organise the fresh energy unleashed?

It can be done if there is Peace in his substance.

Peace in his mental substance is a previous achievement, not something one can install after the descent of spiritual energies.

In a mature culture, the entire society arrives at the point of its maturity.

For Peace to reside in the mental substance, it should be an ethical society.

Each helps the other.

The Peace in the substance enables the energy of the higher plane to descend.

The descending Peace helps the substance become more organised.

  • The values that are thus born are mental values.

This is the process of values being born in any plane.

    The Spirit in the plane awakens.

    It releases the spiritual energies of that plane.

    Emotion of that plane handles these energies.

    Substance in that plane, by its stability, permits the organisation of values.

    Organisation is the work of the mental element of that plane.

    The organisation is around a mental idea already there.

Values are organised by the emotion of a plane around a mental idea the plane has accepted by the spiritual energies released there by the awakening of the evolving Spirit in that plane.        

    Honesty is organised around the value of goodness.

    Dishonesty is organised around the value of success.

    Honesty is seated in No. 2.

    Dishonesty is located in No. 4.

It will be an interesting study to analyse each value from its energy, organisation, seat, etc.

162)  Authority is power organised in action.

One of the powerful values is Authority.

Authority can be positive or negative.

Authority is a value,  a social value.

Its power comes from the commitment of the body to exercise authority.

Its energy is from the vital which saturates it with force while in action.

Its decision is from the Mind.

It becomes more powerful when the emotion of No. 2 pours itself into it.

It gains in clarity by the concept of the Authority No. 1 has.

Authority is power.

It is organisational power.

It is power vested in one by an organisation.

His power may be organised or unorganised.

The power of a rowdy is unorganised.

The power of the police is organised.

One who mediates has authority but its power has no organised backing.

The decree of a court is enforceable by the executive.

The court's authority is power organised in action.

The population of a village that mediates has the power to enforce it.

But it is the unorganised non-legal social power.

The power of the judiciary is organised legal power of the government.

Authority is a power.

It is a value.

Its power issues out of its value.

What is that value?

An Authority will endure ONLY by its value.

Such are values of governance.

Presently they are democratic values in many countries.

And in others there are religious values.

At bottom it must be a value of fairness.

In practical terms, it must be a work value - a value that makes it functional continuously.

Such work values can be further split into

─ Organisational values.

─ Energy values.

─ Values of force.

─ There are values of strategy and skills.              

All these must have an umbrella of social values.

163)        Values are positive as well as negative.

               Can a value be negative?

The Truth is, values have a core of capacities.

These capacities are neutral.

Man who uses them can be positive or negative.

To help those who need help is a positive value.

To permit no one to help the needy is a negative act.

When that becomes a value, it is a negative value.

Banks that liberally and illegally lent Money to speculators in 1929 which brought about the Depression followed a negative value.

USA which demands of nations not to become nuclear, while it possesses bombs announces a negative value.

The loyalty among thieves is negative. Their value is negative.

Corrupt officials join together to compel a non-corrupt one to become corrupt. They organise a negative value.

One develops his intelligence in cheating others and acquires an expertise.

The government puts him in jail. They suddenly discover the prisoner has a value for the society in preventing false cheques. The prisoner has a negative value for the society.

Eavesdropping and tale bearing are positively crimes.

No government can be in existence without them.

The governments have a value for those activities. It is a negative value.

The criminal and the prostitute also offer their services to the society.

Their services are negative in the sense the activities of the criminal make the population alert and the availability of public women makes the housewife safe.

In a wider sense we can say any value can be positive or negative.

Also for every positive value, the same faculty can generate another negative value.

For instance, intelligence and memory are positive.

Intelligence that stands in the way of intuition, memory that prevents intelligence are negative.

The value of a value is neutral.

The user attributes a character to it by his choice.

Marriage is the most positive social institution.

In that it prevents or deadens Romance, it acquires a negative value.

Spirituality is positive towards God.

It is negative towards life.

A man in whom the Spirit awakens forsakes his family in favour of his Spiritual quest.

In that, that value is negative.

164)        Values form themselves in consciousness as well as substance.

               Behavioral values are in consciousness.

               Values of character are in substance

               Man is constituted in two halves.

               The upper is called surface or consciousness.

The deeper half is called depth or substance.

Things start forming in the consciousness and move into the substance.

Formations in consciousness are less difficult to change than those in substance.

Manners and behaviour are in the consciousness.

Mr. Collins is polite, formal. It is all in the consciousness.

His character was offended when Elizabeth refused him.

It is in the substance.

Within a day he proposed to Charlotte with success.

When the action begins in the substance, the result is instantaneous.

Generally opinions and preferences are in the consciousness.

Habits, construction, etc. are in the substance.

Memory of consciousness may give way with time.

Memory of substance is tenacious, never forgets.

Generally memory is strong for those whose status is low and intelligence is puny.

Intelligence needs enormous energy to form.

Therefore no more energy is left to remember.

If no intelligence is taking shape, all one's energy will be at the disposal of his memory.

Things like opinions start forming in the consciousness.

Values that endorse these opinions can take them to the substance where they will lodge forever.

Substance is more fed by the subconscious than by consciousness.

It is not by preaching as by precept that we can accomplish, say wise men.

Our substance subconsciously watches what others do.

                        That comes to stay.

What the consciousness receives, it can forget.

Hamlet said he would write a note to himself lest he should forget.

It means the revenge is not in his substance but in his consciousness.

It was a period when Man was vital. Mind was just born.

Hamlet's anger was against his mother.

He could not bring himself to kill her.

He could act only vitally, not mentally.

As soon as his mother died, Hamlet killed Claudius.

He received his instructions from his father in his Mind.

The Mind was not yet born in him.

Hence his delay.

His vital was formed in substance, not his Mind.

It took several centuries for ‘that Mind' to be formed in substance. Now the European Mind is very well formed.

165)     For instance chastity that belongs to No.5, gets its ideal direction as well as inspiration from No. 2.

Chastity is a powerful force, more powerful than honour.

Indian mythologies tell us that chastity has the power to halt the sun and render gods powerless.

The most powerful ingredients of chastity are loyalty and honour.

Loyalty is as powerful as leadership as each can convert itself into another.

Chastity can be personal, from the family or from the society at large.

When a value is supported by a wider dimension, it becomes strong.

Chastity is of the Mind.

It is essentially exercised as Will.

Exercised as emotion, chastity becomes devotion when its power rises.

Time is a creation of Mind or a dimension of Mind.

So, there is theoretical basis to believe that a chaste woman stopped the Sun.

In simple terms chastity is made up of purity, loyalty and strength of Will.

So, it is located in No. 2.

Its direction is from No. 2.

Its power issues from No.5.

A chaste woman is a warrior of the most refined description.

In the society women are defenseless physically.

In earlier days harm done to women was not considered as guilty, as women were equated with slaves.

Once violated, she was totally and irretrievably lost.

Such a position, so delicate a balance, so frail a defence cannot be well preserved without great determination, energy and idealism.

In this respect, chastity is incomparably great.

It requires a personal organisation.

It needs the nurture of family upbringing.

One needs to constantly see this virtue held in venerable practice.

More than the ubiquitous support from all the society, report of one breach of this value will bring the edifice down.

  • Values are of value only if they are perfect.
  • Capacities can yield proportionate results, not values.
  • For the individual to uphold chastity, she must see it as a social value respectfully                  maintained.
  • Especially as the woman has to uphold this value unilaterally, it requires a greater strength born out of helplessness or idealism.
  • In no language is there a word for male chastity.
  • Chastity is a social concept upgraded to personal sanctity.
  • Women are chaste to prove to their husbands that the children deserve the father's property.

166)        Athos's value of honour is one of No. 5 fully organised by No.2.

Athos is a French Count who served as one of the Three Musketeers of Louis XIII. His estate was small but comfortable. He married a beauty and discovered she was a branded felon. She left him. By a Duchess, Athos had a son. He could not disclose to his son who his mother was.

   He was a born courageous hero.

   Was an unparalleled fencing master.

   He could not bring himself to ask for anything even if the circumstances permitted.

He could not let a service pass unrendered if it was for the royalty.

He saw he could serve the English Queen.

He did his honest best, was given rewards for his courage but ultimately he could not serve Charles I.

He gave his word of honour to the dying King.

To keep it up he risked his life at all points of a chain and succeeded.

When his mortal enemy the Cardinal of France was in his clutches, he could not bring himself to ask for a reward for his release.

   He was a pure gentleman of the French aristocracy.

   His character was born in courage.

   It was suffused in culture.

   His courage was of No. 5.

   His ideal was of No. 2.

   His organisation was in No. 3.

Suppose we trace Athos's culture that is honourable courage, we need to know what courage, honour, and culture are.

Culture is the character of mental substance that insists on expressing as values of manners and behaviour.

Honour is a vital sensitivity in the Mind where the whole of life is concentrated for survival.

Courage is the joy of expanding excess energy expressing itself in unknown ways of life that is adventure and it feels the Joy in its exercise.

As the physical energy collects as a physical skill of fighting, vitally it has an option to express it positively or negatively.

One has to be positive towards himself - survival.

Socially positive means conformity.

Ethical positive choice gives moral values.

These values variously express themselves in Money, politics, society, family, etc.

In Athos they find a magnanimous expression in all walks of life.

His inability to seek something for himself stands out as an outstanding value.

In each crisis it becomes a power and saves his life from an impossible situation.

Had he failed once, that would have been his end.

The ideal he chose was Royalty which had already become moribund.

Still by virtue of his values he came out in flying colours always.


167) The value of No. 2 includes in its constitution the full organised capacity of No. 3.

Each level fully includes the powers of the earlier levels in essence.


So No. 2 includes the organizing capacity of No. 3.

Whatever power enters a level will be used only for its purpose.

No. 2 is the centre of mental emotion.

Mental emotion emerges in language as poetry.

It emerges in life as values.

Poetry as well as values need organisation of different types.

Poetry needs the organisation of ideas that will outgrow rules of grammar.

Values need the organisation of ideas into ideals so that it will acquire the power to direct the whole being.

In smaller minds, these values are effective on the surface.

A government officer found out a certain information to be obtained on payment of Rs. 1.25 (in 1970 it was $ 0.12) was illicitly taken without payment. To satisfy his own scruples the officer paid that fee to the government.

  • Values are values. They are seated in No.2.
  • Values, as other things, are effective according to the size of one's personality.

A childless man used to tease his colleagues about something or other. Provoked to the limit the victim would lose his restraint and say ‘God has given you no child, because you are evil'. Then he would stop his mischief. This evil man was a close friend of a young man newly married. As soon as a child was born he started his round of scandal mongering. Everyone advised the young man to hit back as others did. The young man refused because his value was not to hit below the belt. As a result the young man lost his job but managed to restore it. Still he kept his values. Within 24 months he acquired an institution of the size he was serving.

The entire power of No. 3, its capacity for organisation is one essential part of the values of No. 2, When it is used, it is defensive, saves your skin.

 A higher value is required NOT to use the present strength even in adverse circumstances.

If not used, the power of organisation that formed part of his value becomes full. The value enriches itself.

The moral power of values changes into social power of organisation.

He who exercises that restraint allows that power to bring to himself an organisation equal in weight he is serving.

The moral power thus changes into Social power.

Incidentally this will serve as a strategy to convert moral power into social power.                     

Values have that power.

Darcy who refused to exercise his social power was rewarded in life  with a psychological power men cannot dream of.

168)     Wherever a value of idealism is found, we are sure it is at No.2. It is the Truth of Harichandra, Gandhiji, and Churchill's value of courageous honour.

            For an accomplishment, the body is the tool, the vital supplies the energy.

            Mind gives the direction of values.

Harichandra is the mythological king who took to the value of Truth Speaking.

It was he who inspired Gandhi in his ‘Experiments with Truth".

Churchill was a born hero endowed with the urge for military exploits.

His stint in the army was short in India. While he was a journalist overtaken by his intrinsic urge, he donned the military uniform and his exploits landed him in jail from where he escaped.

  • Extraordinary courage needs a value to accomplish.

For Churchill it was patriotic honour.

No.5 is the seat of courage.

No.1 is the seat of Truth.

Here Truth is a concept. It has no power except the power of conceptual clarity.

Whether for courage or Truth, the power should emanate from an emotional centre. No.2, 5,  and 8 are such centres.

The power of No.8 is physical power. It is a power of endurance. It will eternally endure. Physical opposition, the world has learnt, is to be liquidated. Hence the wars. The body that has learnt a value cannot give it up as long as the body is alive. This power is great, but rigid, inflexible. No.5 is the seat of heroes of Alexander's type. Its power is enormous and can conquer the world. But, for that too, the direction must come from No.2.

  • The intensity of power increases as we go down.
  • Its effectivity increases as the direction is high.

There are powers of perfection. They know no compromise.

  • Alexander won a large kingdom and possessed it.
  • Churchill saved the world and lost even local power.
  • Gandhi won world fame without even trying to possess power in India.
  • The higher one ascends, the wider is the field.
  • As it widens, the possessiveness becomes weak, as the less possessive one is, the wider is his power.

Values are of idealism. Idealism is seated in No.2. An idea is mental. An ideal is emotional. Hence No.2 and not No.1 is the seat of idealism. What is true of Truth is true of all ideals such as integrity, loyalty, humility, devotion, etc.

169)     In India corruption started clandestinely. Now people find it a ‘value' of modern life with a stigma of the days of poverty.

           The situation of India as a developing society is not a direct one.

            About a thousand years ago she was a prosperous, truth loving, spiritual nation, organised into hundreds of small principalities.

           It was at that time she acquired the highest possible values for that organisation.

The English historian Thomas Babington Macaulay wrote some 200 years ago that he had traveled all over India and met no one who spoke a falsehood.

She was a colonial country for two or three centuries.

            With the political freedom lost, she lost many other things - prosperity, the power of thought, values of truth speaking, self-respect, etc.

The British gave us a non-corrupt, efficient, fair government under the crown for 90 years.

During those days corruption was abhorred. It was minimal, confined to the black sheep.

In 1947 Independence came.

No one thought in terms of corruption.

The leaders who fought for freedom were people who NEVER sought power overtly.

They were ashamed of seeking power.

When power was not sought, corruption had little scope.

The constitution offered a special privilege to scheduled castes and backward communities.

The scramble was then for jobs.

It initially extended to admission to professional colleges.

The country remained poor, an argument for corruption not to rear its head.

Elections became the order of the day.

With them they brought ever-increasing expenses.

Enormous opportunities opened in potential.

The nation was not ready to take the effort to convert the potential into reality.

The value of education was recognized. It was costly.

Money was needed for education to all.

Modern medicine offered cures unavailable till then.

Lots of money was needed.

The self-respect was born a little.

The trust in government rose sky high and trust became total in the government.

It created the basis for the proliferation of Money.

Government, particularly business, launched on expansion.

Life expanded on all sides.

Opportunity for prosperity opened up a hundred times.

The dominant value was social success.

The oppressed classes felt the urge intensely.

Their hope was in politics.

Politics admitted corruption of nepotism.

Slowly Money entered the game.

  • The present value is social status, social status acquired by Money.

Money is earned by corruption.

The value of social status is sought through Money which is earned by corruption.              

             We see the process of value formation.

Today's value of Status is obtained by sacrificing the value of honesty, a process undergone by every country when she entered Prosperity.

170) Asoka's mission of Buddhism to other countries is from No.2.

His mission to other countries had only moral authority, not any governmental authority.

Here we see the elucidation of the Truth that authority not exercised will have far greater results than authority exercised.

Within India Asoka was not known to have used force to convert the people.

But the government was behind it silently.

The difference in India and outside speaks out.

In India after 1500 years Buddhism gave way to Hinduism while outside it still endures for the simple reason outside no force implicit or explicit was used.

No.2 is the seat of the greatest power in Man in the sense the direction for that power comes from No. 2.

Power resides in emotions.

No.2, No.5, No.8 are its seats.

Greater power is in the physical body.

Its seats here are No.3, No.6, and No.9.

Power becomes more powerful when organised.

No.3 is the most organised part of Man.

The power in No.9 is the greatest as it is the power of subconscious expressing only when the crisis removes the Mind from action.

It is convulsive power.

It is very great.

But it is not under Man's conscious control.

The power of Buddhism issued out of the enlightenment it offered.

That enlightenment is in No.1 which carries no power.

It is organised by No.3.

The organisation of Asoka's government was behind the mission.

That organisation could take the mission to other lands.

It had no Authority.

That Authority rested in No.2 in that it became an ideal.

It was a religious enlightenment.

It was an emotional ideal for Asoka.

The idea accepted by the emotions is an ideal.

That Buddhism spread to China and overcame Confucianism, spread to Japan and replaced the existing religion shows a great Authority.

That Authority is the authority of No.2.

No.2 charges a mental idea with emotions till it is saturated and prevents it from becoming a conception whereby its power will be lost.

In that sense, No.2 is the organiser of ideas into ideals and upgrading them to the status of Authority.



story | by Dr. Radut