Your question is significant. You ask, “Please say something about the relationship of consciousness and energy.” There is no relationship of consciousness and energy. Consciousness is energy, purest energy; mind is not so pure, body still less pure. Body is much too mixed, and mind is also not totally pure. Consciousness is total pure energy. But you can know this consciousness only if you make a cosmos out of the three, and not a chaos. People are living in chaos: their bodies say one thing, their bodies want to go in one direction; their minds are completely oblivious of the body – because for centuries you have been taught that you are not the body, for centuries you have been told that the body is your enemy, that you have to fight with it, that you have to destroy it, that the body is sin.
Because of all these ideas – silly and stupid they are, harmful and poisonous they are, but they have been taught for so long that they have become part of your collective mind, they are there – you don’t experience your body in a rhythmic dance with yourself.
Hence my insistence on dancing and music, because it is only in dance that you will feel that your body, your mind and you, are functioning together. And the joy is infinite when all these function together; the richness is great.
Consciousness is the highest form of energy. And when all these three energies function together, the fourth arrives. The fourth is always present when these three function together. When these three function in an organic unity, the fourth is always there; the fourth is nothing but that organic unity.
In the East, we have called that fourth simply “the fourth” – turiya; we have not given it any name. The three have names, the fourth is nameless. To know the fourth is to know godliness. Let us say it in this way: godliness is when you are an organic orgasmic unity. Godliness is not when you are a chaos, a disunity, a conflict. When you are a house divided against yourself there is no godliness.
When you are tremendously happy with yourself, happy as you are, blissful as you are, grateful as you are, and all your energies are dancing together, when you are an orchestra of all your energies, godliness is. That feeling of total unity is what godliness is. God is not a person somewhere, God is the experience of the three falling in such unity that the fourth arises. And the fourth is more than the sum total of the parts.
If you dissect a painting, you will find the canvas and the colors, but the painting is not simply the sum total of the canvas and the colors; it is something more. That “something more” is expressed through the painting, color, canvas, the artist, but that “something more” is the beauty. Dissect the roseflower, and you will find all the chemicals and things it is constituted of, but the beauty will disappear. It was not just the sum total of the parts, it was more.
The whole is more than the sum total of the parts; it expresses through the parts, but it is more. To understand that it is more is to understand godliness. Godliness is that “more,” that plus. It is not a question of theology, it cannot be decided by logical argumentation. You have to feel beauty, you have to feel music, you have to feel dance. And ultimately you have to feel the dance in your body, mind, soul.
You have to learn how to play on these three energies so that they all become an orchestra. Then godliness is – not that you see it, there is nothing to be seen; godliness is the ultimate seer, it is witnessing. Learn to melt your body, mind, soul; find out ways when you can function as a unity.