Epilogue

Epilogue

This concludes Theophile the Younger’s initiation. His friend and mentor, Theophile the Elder, has done his duty: taking Theophile to God. Does it mean his evolution has been completed? No, it certainly does not. Such a completion is also a beginning. Henceforth,...
The river and the Ocean

The river and the Ocean

Theo. – There is a notion I can’t integrate easily: the notion of laya-avasta. You told me that it is the Sanskrit equivalent of the Christian mystics’ annihilation and of the Sufis’ fana. It is easy for me to experience laya-avasta when I am absorbed in a deep...
God’s eye view

God’s eye view

It was the first time Theophile the Younger meditated since his latest experience. On that day, the Elder had guided him until he could attain the state of surrendering to the Lord’s heart through the Master’s heart.  Theo’s practice has helped him develop his inner...
Giving one’s heart to the Lord

Giving one’s heart to the Lord

Theo. – We have been sharing views for more than three years now. I’d like to know what matters most, for you. The Elder answered readily: – Giving one’s heart to the Lord. Theo. – And that’s all? The Elder – That is “All”. Theo remained deeply silent, and the Elder...
Anahata-chakra, part 4, Working on the chakras

Anahata-chakra, part 4, Working on the chakras

Theo. – A great number of people say that they work on the chakras. What would you say about it? The Elder – As you may have observed, the chakras are to be found on several planes. Each chakra has an impact both on a nervous plexus connected to our organs, and on the...
Anahata-chakra, part 3, Antelope symbolism

Anahata-chakra, part 3, Antelope symbolism

The Elder – In the mandala representing anahata-chakra, an animal symbol is also associated with the heart: the antelope. Antelopes have powerful legs that are built for speed, but they are also very sensitive and delicate animals that have to remain vigilant all day...
Anahata-chakra, part 2, The disciple’s realization

Anahata-chakra, part 2, The disciple’s realization

The Elder – Let’s come back to the Heart chakra as a symbol. The twelve petals Anahata is made of correspond to the twelve qualities of the heart. An open bright heart will naturally produce Love, joy, peace, bliss, clarity, purity, compassion, understanding,...
Anahata-chakra, part 1, Realizing the Self

Anahata-chakra, part 1, Realizing the Self

Chakra, in the human system, are often described as playing the role of centres where energy is concentrated. Traditionally, there are seven major chakras: the root chakra, located at the base of the spine – the sacral chakra, located below the navel – the...
Great Beings

Great Beings

Theo. – Last time you evoked the Great Beings who guide and accompany us through our journey to the Ultimate. You called them couriers for the souls. The Sufis mention the Masters of Wisdom governing the world. Many of them are said to live in the Himalayas. I found...