thoughout thei lifetime. As this faculty was developed in a piobith, the wisdom and undestanding of its pope use comes natu-ally to them. But moe commonly, psychic sight develops slowly,almost impeceptibly, though an unboken continuity of
Though the unveiling gace of Lod Siva we ae allowed to seewhat needs to be seen at the pope time in ou life when we cansustain the esultant eactions. Geneally, if you do have this awak-ened inne peception of auas, you would only notice someone’saua if it wee peculialy dull o stongly adiant. A mystic who hascontol of this faculty does not geneally see auas all of the time,but just when he wants to.
You as a devotee have often gone to the templewith you poblems and placed them at the feet of the Deity. In theunseen wold of the Devaloka what actually happens is that theDeity and His many devas
wok with you poblems by wokingwith you aua, most especially the inne aua, by disintegating ocleaing up any congestion they nd. Fom the inne sanctum, theylighten the dake colos, which wee ceated by tavel-ing though toubled states of mind, infusing themwith ays of white and violet light. We aelysee this happening, but we can cetainly feelit, and we depat the temple feeling elievedand feed fom congestion and woy.You can also ood you aua withays of white and violet light, just likethe Deities and devas
do. If you aein a negative mood because of having just become angy with somebodybecause you wee jealous of them,thee is a emedy that you can pe-fom fo youself. You aua is nowbownish with muky, dity geen,possibly accented with black anded spaks. To counteact thisheaviness, just add white. Vi-sualize white light ooding outfom the cente of you spine intoand though you aua. Visualizeviolet ays ooding into you newwhite aua, invigoating and cut-ting though the dakness. When you go, as pue awaeness, ightinto the cente of you spine andood white mind-substance outinto you aua, the white mixeswith the black, and gay appeasin you aua. Immediately you expe-ience fea, but this emotion soonpasses as moe white entes theaua. The gay soon disappeas.As still moe white entes theaua, the aming ed of angetuns to the pink shades of tol-eance and compassion. Thedak bowns and the muky dakgeen of jealousy tun to the eme-ald geen of condence and humility.A feeling of peace and contentmentcomes as the new colos eact back onthe emotions. It takes but a little effot on you pat, a little concentation, pesistenceand faith in you ability to change you ownmood by a positive effot of will. You haveno doubt expeienced difculty in getting upin the moning. What is the emedy fo this?Flood you aua with ed, of couse. A nice,bight ed. It doesn’t take much effot to visual-ize the colo ed. You will know that you have succeeded when allof a sudden you physical vitality awakens and you feel invigoatedand eady to jump up fo a wondeful day. All of us at one time oanothe expeience mental laziness. What is the emedy? Simplyood you aua with yellow by visualizing yellow light all aound you, and soon you will be dawn into the thinking aea of the mindand be able to pogessively pusue you studies. Visualizing o-ange stengthens you intellectual aggessiveness because ed isadded to the yellow.If you child is cying uncontollably and you can’t get to sleep,what colo would you bless him with? Would you get angy and yell, “Why don’t you go to sleep! I told you, you’e distubing you fathe!” Flashes of ed? The child would be teied.No, you would hamonize the child’s emotions withshades of blue and pale geen. Beating, beatingand insulting of childen does pemanent dam-age to thei aua. C.W. Leadbeate descibedone case of a child tomented by a teach-e. “The child’s aua changed and twistedabout hoibly, and when it was stillagain, all the beautiful little shootsof lovely colo had disappeaed,and in thei place wee innume-able little scas, ham done whichcould not be cancelled in the pes-ent life.” The colos of deep ed,epesenting suppessed ange,and the gays and black of fea andhated would now pemanentlypedominate.You can familiaize youself withthe individual physical, mental andspiitual effect of each colo by simplylooking at one colo afte anothe andexpeiencing the esults. Each coloand the emotions it eects ae liketwo sides of the same coin. Lean themso well that the thought of one imme-diately bings the idea of the othe. Foexample, how do you feel when you en-te a oom that is painted blue? White?Yellow? Place befoe you a piece of pape of the colo you wish to visu-alize. Look at the pape and thenclose you eyes and ty to see theexact same colo in you mind.Then open you eyes and look atthe pape again and, with eyesstill open, tun you head awayfom the pape and ty to see thecolo in you conscious mind. Lit-eally ll you mind with the coloof the pape. Afte you have accom-plished this execise with one colo,epeat it with anothe, then anothe andthen anothe.
Protecting Your Aura:
Each colo has itsown special potective qualities, which canbe chosen to counteact o balance out thepaticula vibations you ae o will be expe-iencing. Let’s take the example of potecting youself fom the auic emanations of pesonsFo instance, if someone’s awaeness was owing though theealms of depession, that is, the aea within the vast mind sub-stance that contains the vibatoy ate of depession, his aua wouldlook athe gay, dim and dismal. If he was awae in thefeeling of a beautiful love fo all humanity, his auawould look light blue, finged and tinged with yellow. Howeve, if his love fo humanity wasof a supecial, emotional natue, beingmoe idle talk and emotion than sub-supeconscious compassion, his auawould be pink o eddish, telling youthee was still a lot of instinctive e,and should an upsetting cicum-stance occu, he could easily fogetabout univesal love and becomequite angy. Then the pink wouldtun to aming ed steaked withblack. Afte this, if he wee to feelemoseful about the emotional up-heaval, the aua would tun to dakblue, and you could hadly see hisface fo the deep blue mist that wouldfom aound his body. If awaeness wasowing though the aea of the mind of in-feioity and jealousy, the aua would be dakgayish-geen in colo. Someone with healing in-clinations would have a pale geen aua. A studentinceasing his intellectual knowledge would have an aua of billiant yellow. The combinations ae almost endless.Seveal colos often appea in the aua at the same time. Foexample, the ed of suppessed desie and seething ange mightappea along with the yellow of intellectual involvement. Thispeson’s head would be suounded in yellow, and the lowe patof his body steaked in ed. Even a touch of vey dak geen mightappea, showing that jealousy caused his ange. A devotee sittingin meditation, diligently woking within himself, will in the couseof half an hou change the colos of his aua fom thee to fou tove times, as he moves his awaeness fom the instinctive-intel-lectual aeas into the billiancy of subsupeconscious ealms. Hisaua will take on shades of light blue and light yellow intelacedwith white. Then as he moves into supeconsciousness, ays of lightfom the cental souce of enegy will begin to emege fom thecoe of his spine and ood out though his aua and penetate theatmosphee of the oom. You feel his pesence as dashan
The subof the subconscious mind, the home of deep-seated, often emotion-ally chaged impessions, has an aua of its own deep within theoute aua that we have been descibing. It is seen “within” thephysical body itself and is diffeent fom the daily emotional-intel-lectual aua which appeas aound the physical body as a esultof awaeness being in one aea of the mind o anothe. All theeactionay conditions of ou past which ae cuently eactingin ou subconscious mind ae eected in the colos of this innesubconscious aua.The big question always aises, “How do we know whethe o notwe ae seeing an aua, o if it is just ou imagination?” The colosaound the peson ae st seen within you own mind. You wouldnot clealy see them aound thei physical body. Late, afte becom-ing adjusted to this new fom of sight, you may see col-os aound an individual’s physical body. Whee dothese colos come fom? All things in the mindae sound and colo. Look aound you and ob-seve each vibatoy ate of evey physicalobject as having a sound as well as a colo.Eveything is sound. Eveything is colo.Eveything is shape. Theefoe, in theened aeas of the mind, all thingsae colo and all things ae sound,ecognizable though the sixth senseof the all-seeing eye. This faculty isalways awake. You only have to leanhow to be awae of and use it, in asimila way an atist must lean todistinguish with his physical eyes be-tween one shade of colo and anotheand between the dimensions in a paint-ing. The mystic leans how to use his al-eady developed sixth sense, his thid eye.It is used all the time, constantly, day in andday out, though not consciously. Fo example,someone may walk into you home. You look atthem and say, “You ae not feeling vey well today. Youseem distubed.” How do you know? Inside youself you aeseeing thei aua. If they ente looking bight and shiny, you knowhow they feel inside because you see thei aua.Some people ae bon with psychic sight and maintain it
what is hinduism?chapter 18: the human aura