Debashish Wed 17 Jan 2007 09:57 PM PST
"The sheer self-discovery of the soul" reaches us to a point where "an absolute stillness" meets us. This "swallows up the sense." Until this point, whatever preparatory experiences one may had have, the world's reality persists through the instrumental nature of prakriti in the senses which iacts to stabilize the "images" of the world, giving it its persistent reality to our experience, now experienced and known as an "unreality."
What RH is saying about "lengthening", "deepening", etc. pertains to the sound-experience of the words and how this gives them their effect and power. I am not convinced about this argument, however, since my experience is that the words are equally powerful to a silent reading. After all, the "true body" is the subtle physical. DB