The earth also is growing; not in the sense of size but in the sense of greater consciousness, greater receptivity. The planetary influences which were sufficient for her at one period of her existence become insufficient, she needs the reception of finer influences.

“To ordinary knowledge,” he said, “organic life is a kind of accidental appendage violating the integrity of a mechanical system. Ordinary knowledge does not connect it with anything and draws no conclusions from the fact of its existence. But you should already understand that there is nothing accidental or unnecessary in nature and that there can be nothing; everything has a definite function; everything serves a definite purpose. Thus organic life is an indispensable link in the chain of the worlds which cannot exist without it just as it cannot exist without them. It has been said before that organic life transmits planetary influences of various kinds to the earth and that it serves to feed the moon and to enable it to grow and strengthen. But the earth also is growing; not in the sense of size but in the sense of greater consciousness, greater receptivity. The planetary influences which were sufficient for her at one period of her existence become insufficient, she needs the reception of finer influences. To receive finer influences a finer, more sensitive receptive apparatus is necessary. Organic life, therefore, has to evolve, to adapt itself to the needs of the planets and the earth. Likewise also the moon can be satisfied at one period with the food which is given her by organic life of a certain quality, but afterwards the time comes when she ceases to be satisfied with this food, cannot grow on it, and begins to get hungry. Organic life must be able to satisfy this hunger, otherwise it does not fulfill its function, does not answer its purpose. This means that in order to answer its purpose organic life must evolve and stand on the level of the needs of the planets, the earth, and the moon. “We must remember that the ray of creation, as we have taken it, from the Absolute to the moon, is like a branch of a tree—a growing branch. The end of this branch, the end out of which come new shoots, is the moon. If the moon does not grow, if it neither gives nor promises to give new shoots, it means that either the growth of the whole ray of creation will stop or that it must find another path for its growth, give out some kind of lateral branch.
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The Master’s lesson

“All creation is governed by law,” Sri Yukteswar concluded. “The ones which manifest in the outer universe, discoverable by scientists, are called natural laws. But there are subtler laws ruling the realms of consciousness which can be known only through the inner science of yoga. The hidden spiritual planes also have their natural and lawful principles of operation. It is not the physical scientist but the fully self-realized master who comprehends the true nature of matter. Thus Christ was able to restore the servant’s ear after it had been severed by one of the disciples.” 12-11 

Sri Yukteswar was a peerless interpreter of the scriptures. Many of my happiest memories are centered in his discourses. But his jeweled thoughts were not cast into ashes of heedlessness or stupidity. One restless movement of my body, or my slight lapse into absent-mindedness, sufficed to put an abrupt period to Master’s exposition.
“You are not here.” Master interrupted himself one afternoon with this disclosure. As usual, he was keeping track of my attention with a devastating immediacy.
“Guruji!” My tone was a protest. “I have not stirred; my eyelids have not moved; I can repeat each word you have uttered!”
“Nevertheless you were not fully with me. Your objection forces me to remark that in your mental background you were creating three institutions. One was a sylvan retreat on a plain, another on a hilltop, a third by the ocean.”
Those vaguely formulated thoughts had indeed been present almost subconsciously. I glanced at him apologetically.
“What can I do with such a master, who penetrates my random musings?”
“You have given me that right. The subtle truths I am expounding cannot be grasped without your complete concentration. Unless necessary I do not invade the seclusion of others’ minds. Man has the natural privilege of roaming secretly among his thoughts. The unbidden Lord does not enter there; neither do I venture intrusion.”
“You are ever welcome, Master!”
“Your architectural dreams will materialize later. Now is the time for study!”
excerpts from Autobiography of a Yogi

 

Architecture influences vibrations proceeding in the atmosphere of the place

“I am now carrying out my experiments, namely, those experiments I call “architectural,” and these are making clear to me precisely what kind of interior spaces act harmfully upon people and animals, and to what extent. ‘These “architectural” experiments have already fully convinced me, not only that the size and the general interior form of a place have an enormous influence on people and animals, but also that all interior “curves,” “angles,” “projections,” “breaks” in the walls, and so on, bringing about changes in the vibrations proceeding in the atmosphere of the place, always contribute to improving or worsening the subjective vibrations of the people and animals there. “When he began making his experiments in our presence with this large tent, I noticed among other things that the changing vibrations, acting in response to various surrounding causes, affected the common presence of the three-brained beings who have taken your fancy much more strongly than that of the one-brained and two-brained beings. “Evidently this also is the consequence of the abnormal inner and outer conditions of their ordinary being-existence.
“After these architectural demonstrations, he led us to another small chamber where he carried out many other experiments, through which it could easily be seen and understood precisely which vibrations from various sources act upon the ‘subjective chord of vibrations’ of your favorites, and in what manner. “These experiments also showed the results caused by vibrations issuing from the radiations of three-brained beings of various types or of two-brained and one-brained beings, as well as those caused by the vibrations of their voices and by those from many other sources. “He also demonstrated and explained experiments that proved the harmful action on contemporary terrestrial beings of those supposedly intentional productions which
are found in great quantities, especially in recent times, and which they call ‘works of art.’ “Among them were ‘pictures,’ ‘statues,’ and of course their famous ‘music ‘ “But from all the experiments conducted by this sage, it became evident that the most harmful vibrations for contemporary terrestrial three-brained beings are the ones produced in them by what they call ‘medical remedies.'”                                   BT G.I.G