The Loose Leaf from a Medium’s Archive: Swami Sri Yukteswar about Time and Space

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855 - 1936)
Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855 – 1936)

June 07, 2014

Dear Yukteswar, this is a common knowledge that in the subtle world, there are neither time or space. However, it is also known that discoveries, technical inventions, political ideas, poetical and mystical inspiration, music, stories, myths, visions, and philosophy and ethical intentions were “given” from above, sent down in proper brains in the name of the development of humanity. But who produces it all up there, in the skies? To cut long story short, how all these bright ideas come into existence without time and space continuum, because any kind of unfoldment and realization needs time for BECOMING, say, shifting from sounds into heavenly sounds, into Mozart’s music, or into incredible technical ideas of Tesla? How it all BECOMES without time or space? Some out of body travelers report completely crazy stuff about higher planes with multiple coordinates of time?

Y: I have never heard about it! But it would be foolish to be sure that this is not possible, because everything is possible over there, in God’s realm. I will be back soon, let me look it up in library… Tatyana, I found everything, but we will not talk about it today, I will offer another theme, maybe easier to understand. Let us start from the beginning. I love your question about “time”. It will lead us where we have to be. There is no time here as well.

Time is a cosmic illusion as fame and many other things. Time is a property invented by people and turned into “reality” for somehow organizing the development, unfolding, explaining birth and death phenomena, organizing change and substitution process, any movement as such, like simple question, “ You bus will arrive in what time?”

Time sets the ducks in a row; time organizes the thinking, and time organizes our imagination… Same is the space. It is also our invention in order to organize our thinking, philosophy and search for purpose of our existence. The thing is that none of us is ready to accept the lack of any purpose at all! There is no time, no space, no God’s will, no human’s will! Our desperate clinging to life, our survival instinct, has no explanation. We have no clues who we are, where we are going, and if somebody or something needs us… it is …

Tatyana: A brief reminder: Giri Yukteswar lives in the spirit world since 1936. Once Paramahansa Yogananda, his disciple and the author of “Autobiography of a Yogy” recalled of his guru saying: “The rishis wrote in one sentence profundities that commentating scholars busy themselves over for generations… What more liberating thought than ‘God is’ – nay, ‘God’?”

It echoed in my mind, ‘Time, space’ – nay, ‘time, space’?  I had more questions, but Yukteswar was gone!

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