PTC | CHAPTER 14+78 | THE FOUR TYPES OF SPEECH

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PTC | CHAPTER 14+78 | NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ

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So long as you have not understood prana shakti , the vital breath , whose language is the four types of speech which flow through the vital breath — so long as you do not recognize it , whatever the mind tells you , you are bound to take as certain .

Those concepts which the mind gives you will be final for you .

QUESTION : What are the four types of speech ?

They are , Para ( source consciousness ) , then pashyanti ( the emanation of thoughts ) , then madhyama ( formulation of thoughts words ) , and vaikhari ( language explodes out ) .

The ordinary ignorant person is not aware of Para and pashyanti , which starts the whole process , because they are too subtle ; so the ignorant person starts working on madhyama , which is also identified with the mind , and comes out with words ( vaikhari ) .

The mind throws out words and thoughts , and through these we have mistaken our identity as " me " or " mine " , whereas whatever takes place is independent of the one who witnesses and is based entirely on the life force .

This consciousness has mistakenly identified itself with the body , and with thoughts or words .

It considers itself to be guilty of something , or that it has acquired merit by some action , whereas everything merely takes place through the action of the life force .

The one who understands this vital breath , the life force , is beyond all mental concepts .

The one who has not understood it is a slave to one's thoughts .

I have experienced all four kinds of speech and transcended them .

Rarely will anybody follow this hierarchy to stabilize in the consciousness and transcend consciousness .

Starting from vaikhara ( word ) , normally we listen to words ; from vaikhari we go to madhyama ( mindthought ) ; in watching the mind we are in pashayanti where the concept formation takes place , and from there to Para ( I Am — without words ) , and finally from Para to prior to consciousness .

This is the line to follow , but only a rare one follows it — receding , reversing .

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