CIRCLES AND CIRCLES OF LIGHT
It should be clear that the pilgrim only sees the Image of the Master, not the Master himself. However, one who reaches this stage alone (a yogi by his own efforts) sees only light, the light he has entered, and becomes so enthralled by the brilliance that his journey comes to a standstill.
This standstill is the effect of the enchantment in the heaven and usually lasts a long time, until the enchantment is overcome or the entrancement (samadhi) is shaken off; that is until the yogi is no longer dazed.
In the second part of this heaven, the pilgrim also hears the sound of an infinite melody, which though a shadow (echo) of the Original Melody of God — Brahma Nad, is inconceivably sweet and entrancing. The pilgrim is aware that this music is the sound of the angels (devas) but he cannot see them.
THE NOTHING AND THE EVERYTHING, pp. 68-69
1981 © Bhau Kalchuri