Perception of Psychic
Earlier it was stated that
urges and impulses, passions and emotions are all endocrine expressions. There
are forces more subtle than the physique. These forces are the primal drives
emanating from the microbody (Karma-sarira) which is intimately united
with the psyche. The micro-vibrations of the primal drives first produce
appropriate conditions in the neuro-endocrine system. The integrated action of
this system produces hormones and neuro-hormones which not only generate
feelings but also command appropriate action that satisfies the need of the
urge. We either progress or retrogress depending on whether we control and
subdue our primal drives or succumb to them. The process of subduing the
forces of primal drives consists in generating vibrations or waves which
countermand them by conscious reasoning. It is the authority of the spiritual
self which commands the reasoning mind to produce the counter-vibrations. The
vibrations of waves resulting from the primal drives are malevolent lesyas
whereas the counter-vibrations produced by the authority of the self are
benevolent lesyas. On the basis of their intensities both the above
type of lesyas are divided into three categories:
(i) The most intense of the
malevolent class are Krsna - dark black.
(ii) The medium ones are
Nila - blue dark.
(iii) The least intense ones
are Kapota - grey.
Similarly in the benevolent
i The least intense ones are
ii The medium ones are Padma-bright
iii The most intense ones are
When one is under the influence
of the evil trinity of Krsna, Nila and Kapota, the force of the
instinctive drives is so powerful that the reasoning mind surrenders to it. On
the other hand, with the conversion of lesyas, the rational mind is
able to countermand the insistence of the carnal desires.
It will be seen from the above
that the nomenclature of the lesyas has been made on the basis of the spectrum
of dark and bright colours.
Colour is an inherent
characteristic of the entire material existence. The nature of colour is
electromagnetic radiation. Difference in wave-length and frequency
distinguishes one colour from another. Lesyas are also radiations and
different lesya have different wavelengths, and therefore, each has a
definite place in the electromagnetic spectrum. Each one, therefore, can be
associated through its harmonies with a definite colour in the visible
spectrum, i.e. from red to violet. Thus on the basis of the relation between
the colours of the visible spectrum and the lesya radiations, we can
use specific colours as the means of strengthening or weakening the lesya
The spiritual progress will
depend upon the degree of transformation of the malevolent trinity into the
benevolent one. Without actual transformation, there will be no process. This
is not merely a speculation, but the basis of a real experience. And to bring
about the desired transformation, perception of psychic colour -
Lesya,-dhyana has proved to be a practical means of transformation.
Lesya-dhyana is thus an efficient tool of successively diminishing the
intensities of the malevolent lesya from Krsna to Nila
and from Nila to Kapota, and then progressively increasing the
intensities of the benevolent lesya - from Tejas to Padma
and from Padma to Sukla. The actual spiritual progress commences
with the conversion of Kapota to Tejas, i.e. from grey to red.
The index of Teias lesya is bright red colour of sunrise. Colour
psychology also supports the view that the bright red colour is the first
indication of the spiritual progress.
With the above conversion,
there is a remarkable drop in animal instincts and carnal desires and such
other habits. Further progress will result from the change of Tejas
lesya to Padma lesya and the final change of Padma to
Sukla lesya will result in the total eradication of cruelty, hatred etc.
It is now well-known that the
body is constantly surrounded by an envelope of colours called "aura" which is
an effect lesya. Change in lesya will bring about a
corresponding change in the colour of aura. That is why aura is predominated
at different times by different colours such as black, red, yellow, blue or
Aura is not only influenced by
the internal colour indices, but is also influenced by the colours of the
external environment. That is why the cause and effect relation between
lesya and colours is reciprocal. In other words, just as any change in
lesya would result in the change in the colour of aura, the change in the
aura by the influence of the colours of the external environment would bring
about a change in the lesya. This principle has been utilized in the
"perception of the psychic colours" (Lesya-dhyana) to transform the
malevolent lesya into benevolent ones.