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Human Consciousness: Level 4

181) The world needs leaders of No.1. It has not yet outgrown No.3 or No.4.

No.3 is capacity. It is organising capacity of a true leader.

No.4 is cunning, called in politics ‘astuteness', completely dishonest and immoral.

Chanakya and Machiavelli are of 4.

The growth of the world and the growth of its leaders are on parallel lines.

The philosopher king spoken of by Plato is in No.1.

For a philosopher king to be thrown up by the society, No.1 and No.3 should merge.

No.1 emerges by giving up the sentiments of No.2 and the power of No.3.

As in knowledge and will, so in No.1 is the knowledge and the will is in No.3.

The more the knowledge is free from will, the clearer it is.

The more the will is free of the interference of the will, the more powerful it is.

Originally knowledge and will were one, called Real-Idea.

Logically knowledge and will can and must come together.

In 1950 Truman dismissed General MacArthur who at that time was the Supreme Commander of the East and South Asian theatre.

Will submits to knowledge in democracy, as that knowledge combines Will.

In the democratic leader, the power of the will of the people is vested.

Only in a military state the general is the leader of the people and leader of the army.

In a democracy,  it is the political leader who appoints the general as his deputy.

A leader in a democracy combines knowledge and will, but his is political knowledge, not philosophic knowledge.

Philosophers are in seclusion, devoid of power, and collect wisdom.

Army generals and political leaders are amongst people and gather power.

Presently neither can acquire the other.

For a very long time universities were presided over not by academicians but by men distinguished in public life.

Only in the postwar period are academicians offered the post.

Still the post of the Minister of Education goes to a politician, not a professor.

The rule is,

  • Power precedes professional ability.
  • Since the professional ability can be useful only to the extent there is political stability.
  • A day will certainly come when they would merge.

What is the process?

            We would be tempted to think that each must acquire the other.

            It is not wrong, but it does not happen like that.

Knowledge and power --  No.1 and No.3 -- should accept something higher than both which includes both.

In schools, minds are trained to acquire knowledge.

Man outside acquires power in the field of politics.

Schools should prepare from the beginning the whole man and prepare future world leaders at school.

  • Knowledge that is power is not given in schools now.
  • Knowledge that accomplishes is Life knowledge and that will prepare the future leaders who will combine No.1 and No.3.

182) No.4 is the first real emergence of Mind in Man.

It rains at any time of the year.

But we call a few months rainy months.

Mind is there in all parts of the body from 1 to 9.

We call No.1, No.2, and No.3 as the mental plane.

Mind first emerged in No.7.

We are unaware of it as it is imperceptible.

Mind is quite active in No.3.

In No.4 it emerges in the vital.

It is there we feel that the Mind first emerges in Man.

It is so because here it is perceptible.

Here we see a man thinking before he acts.

His thinking directly communicates to us as an act that is visible.

In a bargain we offer to buy a thing for the price he quotes.

But the seller hesitates. He does not come forward to sell.

We see from his facial expressions, his eyes, he doubts, suspects, hesitates.

This is the performance of No. 4.

The vital in No. 5 or No. 6 acts.

It acts unhesitatingly, unthinkingly.

One who is fond of food entering a kitchen does not hesitate to take an item and eat.

It is the action of No.5.

Sometimes we see the man does not want to act, but his hand involuntarily acts.

He himself knows that his hand acted on its own.

He is at No.6.

He is the physical part in the vital plane.

As we see there the absence of Mind, so in No.4 we see the presence of Mind.

One in No.4 will ensure he is not observed.

He would even go further and ensure that his act might not be traced to him.

It is cunning.

No.4 is endowed with cunning in its original meaning of intelligence.

His mind will consider several possibilities.

A well developed No.4 will consider all possibilities.

No.4 is Mind that ensures protection for survival.

It is not an organiser like No.3 or a learner of skills as in No.7.

The vital is the most perceptive part in us.

Therefore the emergence of Mind is readily seen there.

In physical obscurity nothing is seen, not even the thinking Mind.

In the mental plane, all being of the Mind, the functioning of Mind is lost by abundance.

At No. 5 Mind is not perceptible.

At No.6 Mind is submerged.

Only at No.4, it is visible in its emergence.

The movements of Mind and the movements of the vital are distinctly separate.

As a person who appears on the stage for the first time is self-conscious, Mind is Self-aware at No.4 in its emergence.

183)     If No.4 supplements No.3, the leader will be invulnerable.

No.3 is power.

No.4 is alertness.

Power that is alert is naturally invulnerable.

Usually any number exists by itself.

Any combination of numbers is by chance.

Combinations generally go by a pattern.

No.1 easily combines with No.4 or No.7, all being mental parts.

No.1 being very active, it brings in as a compensation No.9 as there will be no energy to support any other activities.

Adjacent Numbers rarely co-exist. They are an exception.

No poet and leader are found in the same person. (No.2 is the poet and No.3 is the leader).

When the energy of the personality is limited, only one faculty will be well developed.

A person in No.2, if not well developed, but strong enough, will have ability for linguistic expression. It usually goes with that of a speaker No.5. No.3 is an organiser. In a positive personality it will develop benevolence. In a negative person it will form evil. In either case the energy will be drawn from No.6.

Philanderers are No.4.

It goes with No.3 if he is a strong personality.

In that case he will have a kind of harem.

No.1 to No.9 express capacities accumulated.

Temperament, moral nature, basic personality traits such as patience, caution, etc. are not directly reflected by this classification.

This is one-dimensional from the point of view of faculties.

Similar configurations for other traits can be framed.

When merged, a man's character and its multi-dimensions can be put on that chart. If done, it will be a sphere.

No.3 and No.4 joining together, we said, makes for an invulnerable astute leader if he is in politics or military.

It brings in another dimension.

Men find themselves in academics, business, banking, social groups, etc.

A combination of No.3 and No. 4 is utterly useless in a professor of literature for his career.

One more principle of life acts in such an instance.

Such faculties mature under the surface to emerge as a character in his literary work or in a subsequent birth.

No.3 and No.4 is not a natural combination.

It is fortuitous.

Natural combinations are No.2 and No.8, No.1 and No.4, No.3 and No.6, etc.

Man is not mature enough in his human evolution to have a vast fund of energy sufficient to combine two faculties.

Still they are rare.

They are not cultivated combinations.

They occur in different persons in different circumstances.

184) No.4 is like the cat that sets out at night for its prey while it fully protects itself from its predator.

                It is a truth of life that nothing positive exists all by itself.

Every positive exists with its corresponding negative.

The cat sets out to kill a mouse.

Its own life is at stake.

It has the danger of being attacked by a fox or a jackal.

The coexistence of the positive and negative is a fact of existence.

Hitler conquered many European nations and was well on the way to be a world leader.

His own generals planned, at that time, a meeting to overthrow Hitler.

It was arranged at a place where Hitler was expected.

Hitler arrived an hour earlier. Somehow the plot was scented by him.

He was safe.

On August 15, 1947 India was free.

She was all set to take off as a free nation on the course of a nation builder.

On September 9 news came that about 50 lakhs of Muslims in and around Delhi felt unsafe and were planning to move to Pakistan.

This was equally responded to from the Hindus in Pakistan.

The Government of India came to a standstill.

A historian who wrote on the Transfer of Power declared to the Viceroy at Simla that, in his opinion, there would be no Delhi after 15 days.

Only he who can defend himself from his enemies can conquer further.

Hence the importance of No.4 being followed by No.3

No.3 develops strength through organisation.

For that strength to conquer, the formation of protection to survival must be there.

In the gradations of 1 to 9 this aspect of inbuilt protection can be seen at every point of transition.

No.6 is passion.

Its passion leads to attachment.

Attachment renders one vulnerable.

So, before that arises No.7.

No.7 is skill. It is the centre that creates every type of skill.

No.7 gives one all the skills necessary before the passion of No.6 renders him vulnerable.

It is also not strictly true that the faculties from 1 to 9 grow in strict succession.

Successive stages of growth are the rule.

Any faculty can rear its head at any time as an exception.

In the gradation we see first the physical.

It is followed by the vital and mental.

In the subdivisions too the same order is found.

But the mental in the physical (No.7) is succeeded by the physical in the vital, obviously creating an apparent reversal and a consequent confusion. The confusion is only apparent, not real.

185) Vital skills are fashioned by No.4.

Human life, we can as well say, is run by skills.

Understanding is a mental skill.

Walking is a physical skill.

Speaking is a vital skill.

Skills are fashioned by understanding.

Here No.4 is the mental part of the vital plane.

Therefore it is able to create vital skills.

The skill of speaking has a personal part.

It has another social part.

When we speak, unless the other person listens, the speech is lost.

One must be able to get the attention of the hearer and hold it while he is speaking.

This skill needs knowledge of the other man, generally of other men.

All of us have noticed occasions when a person starts to talk before the idea is fashioned in his head.

It is at that time, he thinks aloud.

Shakespeare speaking through Rosalind gives expression to this experience in her words, "You know I am a woman who should speak when I think".

Speech is a great skill.

Thoughts spoken well keep an audience spellbound.

Such men come to power on the strength of speech.

Speech spontaneously coming out makes for fluency.

It often goes for intelligence.

The truth here is the presence of intelligence leads to thinking and impedes the speed of delivery.

A study came out with a conclusion that women of highly cultured families in rural parts speak quickly if they are not educated.

Culture enriches the Mind with all that is known in the society.

Women in cultured families won't suffer from the inhibition of other women in uncultured families.

Cultured families often meet and freely exchange not only social news that is gossip but such news is conveyed in the garb of culture.

This is a highly valuable mental faculty.

Women in English clergymen's households know all that the clergy knows.

In sophisticated Brahmin families in India, the women know an entire outline of Indian philosophy.

Incidentally this equipment presses for expression giving a greater fluency.

At each level education fashions the thinking faculty.

It can check the flow.

In the urban areas one's information constantly widens.

Widening information requires more energy leaving a little less for speaking.

In rural areas one is confined to the original information acquired.

By repetition it will have acquired a vigour.

When such a person is speaking, it is not possible to check her flow of words.

For that energy to become a skill of delivering what one wants to communicate in a well defined form, in precise phrases, and received with the right impact, a sustained training is called for.

186) Combat tactics of allowing the enemy to come near so that he may be more surely destroyed is the capacity of No.4

No.4 is all alertness.

People would like to avoid danger.

To court danger is adventure.

To allow an avoidable danger to come closer so that a lethal blow can be delivered onto its head is a characteristically No.4 trait.

A film on submarine battle depicted the above event.

In the army discipline is sacrosanct.

One simply obeys, does not even have the faculty to question or doubt.

Crisis takes one to the borders of human nature and beyond.

At those moments nurture gives way to Nature.

In the film one submarine tracks another.

The whole crew knows what is happening.

The enemy submarine comes closer.

It will release a torpedo that can blow up this submarine.

The captain keeps quiet.

The crew cannot stand the non-action.

A few break the silence and raise something like a question.

No rational answer comes from the captain.

The crew knows it is their end.

They were trained not to protest, not even not to obey. But their blood was up.

Everyone is tense in the most intense sense of the word.

The enemy releases a torpedo. It is coursing towards this submarine.

Everyone sees it on the screen.

The captain still keeps quiet.

When the torpedo is close, the captain releases a counter weapon against it.

Only then the crew revives.

One man asked the captain what it was all about.

The captain said it was combat tactics.

This is a situation when the danger is allowed to develop to the maximum and one has the joy of overcoming it.

There is no faculty in us that can enjoy this thrill other than No.4.

No.3 is a world leader.

No.4 is a faculty that can obtain for someone all the joy of adventure in the world.

The Theory of Creation says God hid himself in Himself and forgot his hiding so that the Self-discovery may yield the greatest possible joy.

No.4 is known for its alert action.

Its alertness can overcome any speed.

It is so because it senses the danger before the danger begins to act.

187) As the whole life can be viewed from any of the faculties from 1 to 9, we can view life entirely from No.

Viewed from No.9, life will be a blank as it has no sense of perception.

No.1 will tell us that life is a philosophy.

No.2 will give a poetic flavour to life.

No. 3 can explain how much was done in life and in one's life and how much more can still be done.

No.4 will lay before us life as a million traps and a million ways to emerge out of it.

No.5 reveals the adventure, the artistic flavour of life.

No.6, if deeply looked into, will show how strong the hold is of the vital on our lives and how much more it is so on the body.

No.7 is constantly improving every skill it has acquired.

No. 8 can release primitive poetic emotions in us.

What is it to review life from one of the faculties? What is it from No.4.

At an advanced age, one can review his life, in the sense of how he could have acted in his younger age if he had had the present experience.

One can evaluate any period of his life from another period of his life.

No.5 acts from emotion.

No.6 acts from passion.

No.4 acts from thought of those emotions and passions.

A man who became a victim to gossip would learn later in life when No.4 is developed in him, and would regret that he had not this knowledge then.

It is a past event lost forever.

Though I call this a review, for want of a better word, this is more than a review.

The general idea is what is lost is lost forever.

Life is a whole, a living whole.

It means it can heal the wounds inflicted on it.

Psychologically the loss one suffered earlier was due to lack of knowledge.

Now when that knowledge is gained, it can be used in future.

There is more.

If the present knowledge rectifies the earlier ignorance deeply enough, the past loss will be made good.

This occurs in human life.

But its full import is not seen in its original light.

In founding a factory in 1980, one incurred losses of $1.5 million in 4 years.

He suddenly awoke and restructured the factory.

In one year he recovered all the money he had lost in four years.

A faculty that can correct itself now can pay for the past losses.

In this sense, one's review of his life will give him a new lease on life.

The real value of this review is, at a given time, the very persons who caused a loss would come back to serve and compensate that loss.

Even in figures the amount will tally, in some cases, exactly.

Our idea that the past is past is not true for this Theory.

The past is now in our hands for us to correct.

188) As men are usually of No.3, women are largely of No.4.

More than one spiritual culture recognises that men are dynamic while women are creative.

It is specifically said and seen as an experience that women handle Money better.

This is so because men are outgoing while women are security-oriented.

By nature the child is reared in her womb.

So the creative capacity and skill are there in her subconsciously.

Only when the society interferes and sends the women to the corner, she is incapacitated.

Man is outgoing, adventurous, conquering and thus energies are occupied.

Another agency is needed which is ingoing, quiet, persevering. It is the woman.

Up to a point, there is no difficulty in interchanging the roles of men and women.

Man does not have the instinct of rearing children.

No.4, before it sets out to conquer, protects which is the womanly characteristic.

No.3 takes stock of all the energies and capacities available, organises them for maximum profit. It goes to men.

Up to 1900 women did not have the education that prepared them to produce.

After 1950 the same education is available for men and women.

This is not a discussion of what is to be pursued in future.

This presents through a discussion of what is obtaining.

Opinions are limited to social contexts.

They are spatial and temporal.

Our theory places man in a social context without social, psychological inhibitions.

What inhibitions can be overcome and what cannot be is for the social context to decide.

We discuss here some basic facts.

No more war is an essential activity of the society.

So, it need not engage our energies now.

Modern life is based on production and distribution.

All the rest become of secondary importance.

Education and training acquire the greatest significance.

How does education relate to women?

Child rearing is inescapable.

It is not as if women cannot earn and men cannot rear children. Male nurse is a profession.

Look at from the angle of the child, it is to become the best citizen.

Even in the past neglect of children was considerable.

The state can consider the option of rearing most of the children.

The society has a vast databank with respect to a child's psychological health.

Whether at home or in an institution, the child needs to grow up.

The child is the future.

It must grow up wholesome, not dry.

A school cannot rear a child.

It is not an impossible problem. But no country has attempted it.

The point is, the child must be reared as a more wholesome personality by the state than by the home.

A beginning can be made by taking away ill-treated, neglected children and putting them in a child-rearing organisation where they are well-treated and really cared for.

The complete social liberation of the woman is possible when she is relieved of the duty of rearing her child.

She becomes a more complete, more wholesome personality when she brings up her child as a rounded personality of perfection.

She who overcomes her biological urge to have a child grows into womanhood, losing the animal part of her urges.

The man whom she lives with, then, must be one who does not need her body for his physical satisfaction.

189)     It is No.4 that creates the woman's intuition.

Woman's intuition is slightly different from intuition.

Intuition is described as direct knowledge.

What another man thinks sometimes suggests to us.

It is a yogic capacity.

This can work in all situations.

It is a wider capacity, as the power of the police.

Woman's intuition is the stick in the hands of a parent.

In both places it is power. One is general. The other is particular.

Intuition is preceded by insight.

Insight will help for those who observe.

Thorough knowledge of the local context helps insight and intuition.

Woman's intuition can be described as the woman's faculty to know what she needs to know.

A man received a huge bundle of cash for a personal purpose.

He wanted it to be spent without the knowledge of his family.

There was a cupboard opposite to his seat which to his knowledge was never opened.

He put the bundle inside.

A little later his daughter came.

Looking at her father, she smiled mischievously.

She directly went to the cupboard and opened it.

It was a surprise to her and to him.

A woman who deeply wants to know things related to her emotions invariably knows without thinking, asking, analysis, etc.

Irene Adler is a character in Sherlock Holmes adventure.

She was with a European king hoping he would marry her.

In a photo they were together.

She threatened to publish the photo on his engagement.

He came to Holmes.

Holmes arranged a group of people outside her house to enact a small drama.

Holmes was to be dressed as a priest and faint.

When he was taken into her house, a false fire alarm was arranged through Watson.

Holmes expected to know where the photo was hidden.

His scheme worked. He found out the hiding place.

Gently he extricated himself from the mêlée and reached home.

Suddenly she realised it could have been a trick of Holmes.

She followed him in a man's dress and announced to him in front of his house just at the point he was entering it.

It is woman's intuition. No.4 is its seat.

No.4 is so constituted and constructed.

It is a perception of the vital, hence unfailing.

What works there is the Vital Mind.

Vital Mind, working in the vital plane uninhibited by mental thought will always be comprehensive.

Most women are capable of it.

The less developed Mind has more of this intuition.

Mental development impedes intuition.

Should you know someone who has this faculty, observe her actions, you will see that she acts as if she were previously fully informed of the situation.

190)     The woman who waits for man to take initiative first sets the trap. This is the acme of No.4.

 In the biological scheme of things the woman comes to need a child earlier than Man.

It is said, at least by Bernard Shaw, it is she who sets the trap first.

It is done by her from No.4.

For the woman it is an act of love.

Love knows not to wait.

Once she knows the man is after her, she waits for him to discover her.

The capacity to endlessly wait for the Man to come seeking her is given to her by the strength of taking the initiative.

In the novels of Anthony Trollope - he has written over 40 - the heroine exhibits amazing patience through varying periods to wait for him to come seeking her.

In most of the cases, the lady knows, not merely hopes, that he would come.

In one story the hero saw the heroine with her father for a little while. Their eyes met only twice. There was no talk.

He went to Australia in search of gold.

He had not forgotten her in spite of his serious escapade with a woman there.

It took three years for him to return.

She had no idea her father would not appreciate that alliance.

Her own brothers' reluctance too was not known to her.

Her mother opposed the marriage tooth and nail.

She had no idea of the future developments.

Nor was there anything in the circumstances for her to have hopes for his return.

It was an unarticulated HOPE based on what she felt at first sight.

It is the basis for the intuition of woman.

In this faculty she is superior to Man.

She is always successful in the end, if only her emotions are deep.

There are men who have this feminine energy in them.

They are high achievers, next only to the top.

The truth is what achieves is the combination of the Masculine Energy and the feminine hope.

When both are in the same Man, the results are wonderful.

In all cases of idealism, we find this element there.

Not only for women with respect to Men.

There are fluid situations in life waiting for dynamic energy to exploit them.

In 1915 India awaited a leader to come. He came from South Africa as Mohandas Gandhi. At once the nation accepted him in toto.

191) Alexander, Napoleon, Churchill are rare combinations of 5 and 3.

When Alexander was young his father Philip was expanding his kingdom.

Alexander complained that his father did not leave enough of the world for him to conquer.

He was a born soldier.

Kalpurnia advised Caesar not to go to the Senate as she had a bad dream.

Caesar told the messenger that he was not coming to the Senate.

A born leader does not explain his actions to his people. He acts.

Churchill was pushy beyond measure. At school he was a bully.

He was in the British Cabinet during the First World War.

Then he was dropped.

As the menace of Hitler became real and the British leadership was appeasing Hitler, the population vigorously campaigned for Churchill to be brought into the Cabinet.

The Cabinet agreed and Churchill was informed.

It took two days for the formal orders to be prepared and served.

On September 3rd, his inclusion was orally agreed, but the order was served on him only on the 5th.

Churchill had no patience to wait for the orders.

He started his work on the 3rd and started issuing orders.

His aunt, in congratulating him on his elevation, asked him to run only the Admiralty, not the entire Cabinet!

He was full of energy, impatience, initiative.

Energy in overwhelming measures turns into skill in No.7, into passion in No.6, into courage in No.5, into organisation in No.3.

People who receive energy in greater measure often stop their progress at some level.

Those who stop at 5 become great warriors.

Only in rare cases further energy gathers at 3 as organisation.

To be endowed with No.5 and No.3, the warrior and the organizer, is rare.

It is somewhat like the philosopher king.

No.5 requires an abundance of energy.

No.3 requires a vast quantity of a higher level of energy.

They rarely combine.

When they combine, he rules the world.

Churchill and Alexander inherit generations of courageous experience like Caesar.

Napoleon was of the first generation.

His memory was celebrated.

His tactics were original.

His strategies were invincible.

His successes were great till he was halted in Moscow.

He certainly combined No.5 and No.3.

On his death the General who defeated him at Waterloo was sad.

Both were born on the same day.

192) When the plane of the Mind becomes the centre of Man, all aspects of the vital (Nos.4, 5, 6) can survive only positively.


            Negative forces come to the surface when the strength of the positive is absent.

            It touches upon the definition of negative or positive.

Any man has an established strength.

Within that limit all forces learn to be positive with him.

No.4 is treacherous.

But when you are in No.3, No.4 will faithfully serve you.

It loses its capacity to be negative.

Not that those forces are not there, but they are self controlled.

Children are obedient under strict parents.

Those children who are obedient when the parents are not strict are good children.

Pickpockets, house breakers are quiet when the police are vigilant.

The normal populations do not turn house breaker or pickpockets because there is no police.

It is civilisation.

Man is human or civilised when his vital is positive without being punished.

In ancient India, kings used to go round the place incognito to ensure justice.

One such king heard in a house the loud laughter of a man with his wife.

The king knew the husband was on the battlefront. He was unaware the soldier had returned in the meantime. He knocked on the door. By this time the king recognised the voice of the husband and quickly vanished. The next morning the husband lodged a complaint with the king that a robber had knocked on the door. ‘What punishment would you award?' the king asked. The soldier said he would cut off the hand of the knocker. The king cut off his hand.

Individuals do not allow negative forces to disturb them.

The negative forces themselves act as positive forces.

Man is imperfect.

 Even when he is perfect in his actions, his thoughts and impulses will be negative.

We take cognisance of his action, not his urges.

In a civilised man, the negative urges will be under control.

In a cultured man the negative urges would have transformed themselves into positive.

It is a frequent experience of good parents having bad children.

Psychology says what is suppressed in one generation is surfacing in another generation.

Old Indian literature says those who have spotless children will be assured of their places in heaven for seven future births.

The Secret is now popular.

Many people object to the Law of Attraction saying "When I meet with an accident does it mean I had thoughts of accidents?"

It may not be exactly like that.

A few have spoken out the truth of that type, i.e. they did have such thoughts.

Generally accidents are the result of inner disturbance, tension, disequilibrium, a fear of something, etc.

All these are the behaviours of No.4, No.5, and No.6.

When Man is centred in his Mind (No.1, No2, and No.3), his vital goes positive and within that all fear and insecurity too leave him.

One can examine the lives of people from the point of view of accidents and absence of accidents.

He can look at his own life for periods of accidents and periods without it.

The subconscious presence of fear, insecurity, hostility, anger, ideas of death, etc. would have been predominant in one period and in the other period they would be totally absent.

What is true of a nation is also true of an individual.

To keep one's thoughts always positive, all that one has to do is to seek progress.


193)     Man transcends the vital when he outgrows vitality.           

            Man is mental, but the best part of his life is vital.

Mind is characterised by rationality.

Vital is characterised by emotion, particularly its intense form, passion.

Fully developed mental men will be in moments of emotion vital.

At their lowest moments, they will be physical.

This range is determined by their level of civilisation and culture.

Human nature has the capacity to simultaneously have two different traits or even two opposite characteristics.

In any given person there can be all temperaments, traits, characteristics mixed.

But there is an upper limit.

You cannot find in a man one trait higher than this limit.

Similarly there is a lower limit.

Nor can you find one quality lower than this lower limit.

But there is a general rule:

Changing conditions change men, bringing out

Invisible, sublime qualities or their opposite.

            That is an exception we need not consider here.

To transcend vitality, his vital plane must be saturated.

Saturation means saturation of his consciousness and substance of the vital plane.

Even before the point of saturation, there will be lone symptoms of the mental.

They will be of one of the faculties of the Mind.

Animals are trained to act like men.

Some of this phenomenon will be seen there.

During serious illness or coma, man sinks lower than his vitality, acts like a mere body.

Most men developed in the Mind, if possessed of passion, will behave giving no trace of their mental development.

One characteristic of man is he loves to slide down in his behaviour as soon as a power of his rises.

A common occurrence is men whose income suddenly rises seek for concubines.

They start drinking profusely.

One whose popularity rises rapidly will show tendencies to run down great minds.

Bernard Shaw wrote he was better than Shakespeare. Even as a joke it sounds ill.

"Wisdom does not end with Plato" is a statement attributed to Aristotle. 

Vitality is energy, emotion, passion.

Energy is outgrown when it becomes force.

Emotion is outgrown when it becomes thought.

Passion is not outgrown. It may be sublimated.

It may subside as loyalty, attachment, affection.

Vitality is usually great in men of big size.

The seat of vitality is nerves.

Strong nerves harbour strong vitality.

Vitality gives endurance in work.

Vitality is impatient. When it decides to be patient, it is very patient.

It is capable of enduring enormous pain.

At the battlefield we hear of many incredible things.

All this is to the credit of the vital.

The vital will be in its elements, as long as the Mind does not interfere.

194)     Indians imitated Britain, Europe imitated Greece and Rome, America imitated Europe so far. Now the whole world imitates America because the Americans exercised No.3 in full force not allowing No.4 to play tricks.

           Imitation is the cherished virtue of the masses.

It was military strength that was adored.

Prosperous nations evoke admiration as well as imitation.

What imitates is No.4.

No.4 is not creative, but imitative.

In a story of Tolstoy the child speaks in Russian, the mother corrects the child and compels him to speak in French.

French was popular all over Europe for centuries.

The intellectuality of the language was so great that it was admired.

Napoleon conquered all of Europe and won their admiration.

Before the birth of Christ Greece flowered, Mind flowered in Greece.

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Heraclites, Archimedes and many more represented that crop of thinking.

Alexander created a kingdom.

To this day Greece remains the intellectual leader of Europe.

The Romans were infected by the Greeks.

They added to the Greek thought a self-discipline that resulted in law.

Hence the Roman Empire came into being.

It held its sway for several centuries.

It could not nourish the local vitality in her provinces. So, the empire fell to pieces.

In the 19th and 20th centuries it was Britain that was imitated all over the world for her military might and prosperity.

To America, Europe was the cultural mother.

They imitated everything that was European.

They dismantled some old European castles and rebuilt them in America.

What imitates is No.4.

Today the whole world imitates America.

America is militarily strong, materially prosperous, excels in education.

Hence today America is the cultural leader of the world.

The insular Chinese and Japanese too imitate their dress, food, manners of speech, see their movies, read their books, and follow their management principles.

Even their arch rival Russia is doing it with a vengeance.

No longer is America anxious to imitate Europe as before.

No.3 is creative.

America's strength is No.3. Therefore they lead.

No.4 is a follower, a clever imitator, who feels helpless before a prosperous culture, is unable to resist imitation.

No longer is America as much a victim of its own No.4 that was imitating British culture, French fashions, German Science and European aristocracy.

The world today activates its own No.4 to trail behind USA.

195)A positive No.4 man marrying a positive No.4 woman can make their life an earthly paradise.

Romance in its intense sweetness is enjoyed before marriage.

Love must be differentiated from Romance.

Love is a whole vibration - or a vibration of the whole being - unable to contain itself within the bounds of an embodied being, offers its emotion of reaching every person it meets with.

It seeks nothing in return as it has no faculty for seeking.

Romance is not that full to remain calm.

Romance is an intense aspiration that disregards all the obstacles in the way, to reach its goal.

Its seeking itself is the reward, though it seeks a goal.

Romance exists at all levels - physical, vital, mental, and spiritual - of the being.

It is better understood at each level if it is split into depth and surface - substance and conscious.

Vital romance, especially from the substance is what we generally describe as Romance.

Being vital it has the force of energy.

Romance of vital consciousness can transfer it easily to another as Romeo did from Rosalind to Juliet.

It is unable to see any defect in the other person as it sees in the other itself.

It is vital selfishness acquiring Romantic dimension rising to its heights, consuming the being.

When attaining the goal, the momentum of seeking is lost, it settles down to a routine.

Romance at the physical level desires possession and ends in the birth of the child.

Romance and Mind are antithesis.

The Spirit has a Romance not in the human world. It seeks a spiritual goal of the Spirit.

The Spirit in the vital is evolving spirit.

It is the Romantic hero.

Whether it is a few days or several years that spirit will be alive and keep its intensity.

Maybe its intensity will be growing.

Once the goal is attained, like a retired officer it loses all its power.

One rule of Life is whatever be the faculty, genius or Romance, etc. its effectivity is determined by the size of the personality.

That is the reason most of the Romantic heroes and heroines after marriage are absorbed into the society at the level of their personality.

That is also the reason why great souls are ostracised and tyrannised in their time.

Society, the all-determining factor, pronounces its judgment on any great aspect of spirit in life - such as Genius, Avatar, and Romance.

This is a character of Life, society inherits from it.

Romance and marriage are antithetical.

Romance thrives on the absence of security as it raises its intensity of enjoyment.

Marriage first seeks social security and next material security.

Should a Man of No.4, marry a woman of No.4 each will fully understand the other.

Should they both have manners of a gentleman and lady - who is incapable of offending the other - this knowledge of the other and their attitude will make life a paradise on earth.

No.4 people can be pugnacious, crafty, vicious, malicious, and venomous.

They will put their knowledge to these purposes.

He who wants to please the other in the best manner the other will be pleased, will be vastly helped by knowing what the other is in his sensations.

Mutual presence of that faculty and that attitude changes the worldly circumstances into heavenly opportunities.

These involve a capacity here in pleasing the other, self-sacrifice, a capacity of giving up one's preference.

It expands one's personality.

With each act of self-giving, one's own personality expands to receive more.

The more you give, the more you receive of joy.

196) D'Artagnan is No.4.

The hero of The Three Musketeers is D'Artagnan, a young Gascon.

He was the youngest amongst them all.

In resourcefulness he excelled any one of them.

His wit was ready, presence of Mind great.

No.4 is the seat of resourcefulness, not mental resourcefulness but of the vital.

Not once has Life let him down.

In many instances Life came to his rescue even ahead of the crisis.

His courage was unequalled.

His loyalty to the Throne unquestioned.

His commitment to the Musketeers was always taken for granted.

He was put in very difficult situations.

Once he had to fight Athos and Aramis, his devoted colleagues unwillingly.

In another situation he had the Cardinal as his prisoner.

Once he had to go to London and retrieve a diamond to save the honour of the Queen.

In all these situations, he was able to keep his identity and discharge his duty without compromising his principles or friends.

The King asked him to arrest Athos.

He readily obeyed and put him in the Bastille.

Then he came back to the King and secured the release of Athos.

That passage excels itself in the wit and vivacity of No.4. 

The Queen and Madame took Louise to task for having praised the king.

Frightened to death she left her room at night to reach a convent.

She was waylaid by a rough man.

D'Artagnan was there luckily and took her to the convent safely.

She extracted a promise from him not to speak about it to anyone.

The next morning her disappearance disturbed the palace and the king.

D'Artagnan was itching to tell the king the truth, but how to keep the word given to Louise.

At last he told the king who asked how he knew.

He answered that he heard her speak it to a man on the road.

To keep the promise without telling a lie needs an unparallelled resourcefulness.

The king at once asks for his horse. D'Artagnan tells him the horses are ready outside. He was able to anticipate and act.

The king restored the young lady to consciousness at the convent and asked for a coach. The Gascon anticipated that too and had a coach ready outside.

The king said in amazement he had never met another who equalled D'Artagnan in thoughtfulness.

No.4 is infinitely thoughtful.

The Musketeer at last rose to the post of Marshal of France.

Having served as lieutenant in the Musketeers for twenty years without promotion, when the time came, he rose to captaincy and then to the position of Marshal of France.

197)     People of No.4 will change parties any number of times without compunction.

            Men buy from shops where prices and service are good. No other loyalty guides there.

Parties are created on an emotional basis.

One cannot change parties as he changes his retailer.

People in whom No.2 has not formed can change parties.

Loyalty is personalised devotion.

One understands a policy and endorses it.

It is done by No.1.

One accepts a policy and works for it.

It is done by No.3.

What is understanding in No.1 and capacity for accomplishment in No.3 has a middle term of devotion of emotion.

  • A capacity through emotion becomes understanding.
  • Capacity is neutral.
  • It works for anyone who pays.
  • Understanding is mentally neutral.
  • Mind understands what is presented to it.
  • Capacity personalised is emotion.
  • Emotion towards an ideal is devotion.
  • Devotion is more general.
  • Emotion is more personal.
  • Capacity that evaluates itself in terms of devotion to an ideal may have only a little capacity or energy. It can be offered to someone or something. Then it becomes personalized emotion - loyalty.
  • Once loyalty is created, it tends to generate intensity.
  • It becomes devotion, dedication or dedicated devotion.
  • This occurs in No.2.
  • They are idealists or followers of idealism or an idealist.

The physical knows no emotions. It knows benefit. It is mercenary. Emotions are a higher level to physicality. The physical cannot be found fault with for not being loyal. For it, ‘out of sight, out of mind' is true. Mind is capable of understanding, not loyalty. Loyalty belongs to the vital, particularly the vital emotion. Talleyrand was an unfrocked priest. Priests are doctrinaire. Doctrines clarify the Mind. Mind understands by clarity. There is no emotion in the Mind. There is the mental emotion but that is effective only when the understanding submits to the emotion. It is an average understanding. Doctrines are for the most clarified Mind. Here understanding comes first. Talleyrand served royalty. Then he served Napoleon. Again he served the royalty restored.

  • Mental ability that is devoid of emotions can bind itself to no cause.
  • No.4 is a stage before mental development.
  • Though it is vital, before No.3, a leader of power, it feels obliged to serve.
  • Such men can serve any master and change easily.

198)     In the market No. 4 men will be the first to perceive the changes.

Society, like the human body, is alive.

We do not see how live it is except in times of crises.

On the surface, it does not appear so.

The market is a live part of the society.

As money moves in the market, it is always alive.

Men are not equally alive.

Authors used to suggest to publishers to advertise their books.

Publishers do advertise books.

But they advertise the books that sell by themselves.

The market is so alive that as soon as a book is released, it responds readily to the quality of the book.

It is seen by men of No.4 who have the market perception.

It is a vital sensation not visible to the Mind.

Gandhiji was able to rouse the Indian masses because he knew the pulse of the masses.

There are men who know what products will be received by the market.

They are always successful, but it is a mental understanding, not a vital perception.

Such mental understanding is superior to the vital perception of No.4.

But that is not what I am writing about here.

A mother, whatever she does, has her mind on the baby.

It is a physical sensation, not vital perception.

She will have that sensation only about her baby.

Often she has it only with her last child as Mrs. Bennet had about Lydia.

They won't make great leaders only on the strength of this perception.

What makes one a leader is No.3.

Napoleon had No.3 as well as No.4.

A new faculty like No.3 taking shape obliterates an earlier faculty -- No.4.

Man who arrives at No.1 does not have all the faculties from No.9 to No.2.

Higher faculties, as an exception, can be born without reference to earlier ones.

On the stage, some have a knack for acting.

It is generally inborn.

Capacity for acting comes from the ability to detach oneself from what he is and identify himself with the role of the character.

Apparently it is not covered by 1 to 9 which covers character.

Acting comes from personality.

One who is capable of such acting, entering politics or any walk of public life will be a great success up to a point, beyond which he will be bewildered.

For one to excel in any field, the field requires an integrated personality.

Acting, because it brings popularity, offers career reward up to a point.

Tom Peters could not know that his books would sell.

His publishers knew.

Writing is a capacity entirely different from selling.

No.4 has many facets.

There are men who precisely know what women will appreciate.

No.4 men can make very good literary critics as they readily feel what the characters are.

Literary criticism is a mental ability, but it is effective when one can know how the characters feel.

We see mentally able critics unable to feel as the characters often make irrelevant comments.

No.4 perceives political trends, people's tastes, market movements, public appreciation, how money will respond, which way society is moving, in short, all life movements.

Some of them can know the gathering of storms, coming earthquakes, etc.

199) Lawyers of No.4 can easily penetrate the opponent's design.

A lawyer understands the opposite lawyer by what he writes and speaks.      

That is what the other man wants to be known, not what he really is.

  • What he speaks is mental.
  • What he really is, is vital.
  • No.4 is vital which can directly know the other men.

A Russian General had the habit of taking a handful of soil and smelling it before the battle. He did so in Austerlitz and said, ‘No good'.

Even in the Second Word War, a general had that habit.

Not only in the 18th century, but even now a person in command of ships, who often has to meet a mob in a riot or take instant uncanny decisions, will exercise No.4 with benefit.

There was a leading politician in Kolkata 60 years ago. He was a famous doctor. He used to smell the disease when the patients entered the room.

Demagogues sense the temper of the audience by No.4

Robbers would know when reaching an angle whether on the other side the enemy is there.

Animals sense the danger by that sense.

  • No.4 is the mind in the vital.
  • No.5 is the vital.
  • No.4 develops Mind out of the vital.
  • In this chart of 1 to 9, it is necessary to know

1) how the inert becomes live;

2) how the physical becomes vital;

3) how the vital becomes the mental.

There is one more step of the mental becoming the spiritual. It is not the last step because it is a partial spirit. It develops into the full evolving spirit.

Vital is energy in movement. It does not think though it has the potential capacity to think. To think, first it has to stop moving and then observe. In the observation it finds many facts. It has to relate each fact with the other and see whether it throws any light on the issue. As the two right facts are related, there would be a spark. That is the symptom of the rightness of the relationship. That spark is the beginning of thinking. No.5 thinks, by long experience, whenever it meets with a crisis. Such findings finally become a faculty. It is No.4. It becomes perfect before it is ready to move into the mental plane of No.3.

200)     No.4 is a great endowment for a singer or a cook.

The vital plane is the plane of all arts.

Singing is an art.

Its acme can be in No.5 as great courage is.

The power of singing comes from No.5.

No.5 is a powerful seat.

As it takes a warrior to his fame, so it can take a singer to his fame.

No.4 is the mental of the vital plane.

No.5 is the vital of the vital plane.

Cooking as work is learned in No.7.

When it becomes an art, it moves from No.7 to No.5.

Famous cooks never taste the food.

Looking at it on the stove, the very look of the food in cooking will tell him its taste.

Cooks, like singers or athletes, are devoted to their profession.

In Babette's Feast, a prize winning film, a French cook seeks asylum in Denmark. The family of a mother and two, unmarried daughters who live austerely, accept her. There she does the cooking for the family. News comes from Paris that she has won a prize of 10,000 francs, a vast fortune for that family. The cook's inspiration for cooking takes hold of her. She asks the family to arrange a party at her expense. She tries her hand at making special dishes. Every dish wins everyone's admiration. A general who attends asks for another bottle of the wine supplied. After a while the sisters are talking to the cook about something in connection with some expense. The cook says she has no money. Both the sisters exclaim, "But you have 10,000!" Those poor inmates of that austere house had no idea that when food is delicious it will also be expensive and that one party can consume 10,000 francs.

Cooking is a delicate art.

It can be very expensive.

Another side of it is even without expense food can be delicious.

There cooking become a consummate art.

It requires a great brain, a vast experience and a delicate sense of taste to know at what stage a fruit tastes best.

What is true of music and cooking is true of all arts.

What is the role of 4 in No.5 about cooking and singing?

No.5 is the power of the art. No.4 is the science of the art.

One reaches his acme when the art becomes a science.

At No.4 intelligence will have the flavour of the vital, not of the mind.

"Churches in India look like Hindu temples. Hindu temples in America look like churches" is the observation.

Even intelligence in No.7 will have the flavour of the physicality.

No.4 has the power to enhance the art - singing - to greater heights by its ideas.

The way in which mind and vital blend is a field fit for serious study.

The emotion does not like the intrusion of intelligence.

For the intelligence to sublimate the emotions it must have first admiration.

It does not readily blend.

Maybe it blends at white heat.

story | by Dr. Radut