Trevor Leggett: You’re practising meditation and you know that there are these stages first where the meditation has to be supported, dharma from dhri, to support. You have to hold the meditation up, and then you forget about it and it drops, then you have to hold it up again. Then you forget about it and it drops, then you have to hold it up again. Then you forget all about anything.
The time comes and you go deeper into that, then you begin to have a stream of thoughts about it. You won’t then need to make an effort. You’ll have a stream of similar thoughts about it like pouring oil unbrokenly, after a long time of practise. The time will come when the movement of the thought, these similar thoughts, will stop and the object will blaze out, will become radiant. Not that he’s creating it anymore, but the object itself, the mental object, will become radiant.
When that happens, there will be inspiration. In the action part of the Gita, he has a vision of the Lord. In that vision he becomes aware of the part that he’s to play in life. Now, my teacher’s teacher – of course, this is a translation – he said, “Every man must be able to go into nervous and muscular relaxation and in that silence concentrate his mind on a symbol of God. In the prolonged silence of the soul, there will come before him, the archetypes of what he is to create in the inner world and the outer world.”
© Trevor Leggett