Q. Then how do I elevate it to a higher level?
M. Leave it alone! There is no question of elevating to a higher level. Here it is only a question of understanding.
Iswara is the manifestation of the five elements and the universe, the "I Amness." To the Absolute, the witnessing of that "I Amness" occurs. This is the Absolute standpoint, siddha. This understanding should not be claimed by you, who are a sadhaka. Sadhaka means the process of getting established in the Iswara principle, the consciousness.
Q. Last night "there was an experience of very great vibration in the body. In fact there was no body, just vibration, no form, and very intense.
M. Whatever that vibration, that is the product of the five elements.
Q. It is not a taste of "I Amness"?
M. If you want to express it that way, you may. These are the five elements, three gunas, prakriti and purusha, ten elements. These are the expressions of your beingness.
Q. So when Maharaj says to stay firm in the consciousness of not being the body-mind, how does that relate to these ten elements?
M. That talk - to transcend the body-mind and establish in your beingness, is for the kindergarten spiritual seeker, the lowest level. But now I am talking to a sadhaka who is getting established in beingness; that first lesson is over now.
M. Your world, your universe, is the expression of your beingness. The second step, the sadhaka gets established in beingness, Iswara principle, manifestation. A sadhaka is manifestation..