There are four levels of speech – para, pashyanti, madhyama, vaikari. Human beings speak only the fourth level. The language we speak is vaikari.
It is the most manifest form of speech. Subtler than vaikari, is madhyama. Even before you say it, the thought form is cognized. When you catch it at that level, it is madhyama. Pashyanti is cognitive. There is no need for spoken words. Para is the untold, un-manifest knowledge that is beyond.
The whole universe is spherical. It was never born nor will it ever die. It is anadi, beginningless, and anantha – endless. Then what is the job of Brahma, the creator? They say there are many, many Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in every yuga (age). In time and space this keeps happening. So what is the source of this creation?
Knowledge lies beyond the akasha. Knowledge lies beyond the five elements. Vedas which were cognized are not vaikari. This cognition is beyond the space.
All the Divine impulses are established in that field which is all permeating. What is akasha? Akasha is described as vyoma, vyapti – it means all-permeating, all-pervading. What is it that is beyond akasha? It is unimaginable to think of something that is beyond space. Everything is contained in akasha, all the four elements are in akasha.
The most gross is earth, then water, fire, air and space. Air is finer, subtler than fire. Space is the subtlest. What is it that is beyond even akasha? That is the mind, intellect, ego and the Mahat tattva. This is tattva gyan – knowing the principle of the universe. Unless you know the principle of the universe, you cannot know the Self. When you go beyond the akasha, it is an experiential field. The whole realm begins beyond the akasha. The ancient seers have spoken about the relationship between the substance and its quality. There is a very interesting debate – if we can separate the quality from the substance.
The whole philosophy is very interesting and the conclusion was that you cannot separate the quality from the substance. Can the sweetness in sugar be separated from sugar? Will it still remain sugar? Can heat and light be separated from fire? Will it still be fire after that? What brings the quality into the substance? What comes first – the quality or the substance? There are many questions like this. The subtler you go, you reach paramevyoman.
All the devis and devtas reside there, in that space. What is the use of knowing the vedic hymns and mantras without knowing the parame vyoman, without understanding the principles of the universe? Swarupa is the quality of that space. It cannot be fully translated in English. Swarupa is that consciousness.
From Swarupa, happens the Sputa or explosion from which creation flows – Svarita, and manifests with name and form – Sakaara. All the millions of beings in the creation were formed from the Swarupa.
The four elements, except space, create turbulence from time to time. If you depend on them for support, they will shake you and lead you back to space.