In a cell phone, you send a message. How does it go and reach another cell phone? So far away and exactly the same words get printed there. From the time you press the button here to send, till it reaches there, how did it travel? In the space!
The space in which all your telephonic conversations travel, all the messages travel was recognized thousands of years ago.
The nature of space is knowledge and sound. ‘Shabda gunaka mahakaasha’, a Sanskrit saying; nature of light is sight, sight is connected with light; sound is connected with space, taste is connected with water and touch is connected with air. When you have to feel the touch air has to be present. Inside water you do not feel touch, have you noticed it? It’s different. Inside water you can’t feel if it is soft or hard. Touch is related to the air element, and sound is related to space. In space, everything is there. Whatever you are thinking is already there in the space. Sometimes you go to a place and you get thoughts and you wonder, ‘oh why did I get these types of thoughts’, do you see what I am saying?
There is a beautiful story. There was a small hill in a garden situated in one of the well-known cities of those days. So, it was a beautiful garden with fruit trees and flowers. And there was a gardener in that garden and he would go on top of that mound and he would invite everybody to come. From there he could see the people walking in the streets.
This was in a town called Ujjain and he would invite everyone, ‘Hey come, we have so many fruits, all of you come. Why don’t you enjoy the beautiful flowers and fruits? Please come and take. I just want to give them away, come.’ And the people would come and as soon as he got down that hill, his mind would change and he would chase them away and say, ‘How dare you come to me, this is trespassing’, and he would chase them away.
The people would get shocked and they would go away. The gardner would go back to the mound and again he begs, ‘Oh please come, please come’, and he would apologize, whatever it is. But again same story, he would chase them away after going down the hill.
So, people in the town who knew him termed him a crazy guy. He is not sane because from his behavior it didn’t look like he was sane. But then, the wise people in those days, what they used to do is, whenever someone is insane or would do something wrong, they would get together and find out in what space he is in.
One wise man said, ‘Dig the mound and let us see what is below.’ So he got the order from the king to dig up that mound. When they dug the mound they found a big throne, a golden throne that belonged to a king called Vikarmaditya. He was such a generous king. Even today that area in India is in his name - Vikram Samvat.
So, this Vikram Aditya was such a pious, generous king of such good character and he ruled from that throne for as long as 50 to 60 years and, so the vibrations still existed. And whenever the man went on top he became so generous. He got into the generous space. And when he came down he became nasty. So the space you are in matters.