Just as anyone can, with some training, learn science and do things which would
have seemed miracles to his forefathers,
so almost anyone, if he wants, can with a little concentration and training develop the faculty of supraphysical
vision. This faculty of sensing supraphysical things internally or externalising them, so to speak, so that they
become visible, audible, sensible to the outward eye, ear, even touch, just as are gross physical objects, this
power or gift is not a freak or an abnormality; it is a universal faculty present in all human beings, but latent
in most, in some rarely or intermittently active, occurring as if by accident in others, frequent or normally active
in a few. When one starts yoga, this power is often, though not invariably
— for some find it difficult — one of the first to come out from its latent condition and manifest itself, most often
without any effort, intention or previous knowledge on the part of the sadhak.
It is the true yogic consciousness in which one feels the oneness and lives in it, not touched by the outer being and its inferior movements, but looking on them with a smile at their ignorance and smallness. It will become much more possible to deal with these outer things if that separateness is maintained always.