The color of the clothes, or the colors of anything around you – has an impact on you. What is the impact of White, Yellow, Orange and Red? Why do some monks wear white, while the others wear orange?
The colour of the clothes, or the colours of anything around you. Does it have some impact? You need to understand this. How colour happens first of all. Why this seems to be white right now is because when the light falls on it, it reflects all of it. So it looks white. Why this seems to be red right now is not because it’s red. It is just that it holds back all the colours and only reflects red. That’s why you’re seeing red. So colour is not what it is. Colour is what it gives away. So orange. The chakras in the body, all the 114 chakras, or rather 112 chakras ascribed to some colour. The two do not ascribe to any colour because they are not physical in nature. Those who are on a path where they don’t want to gather anything, they will wear white. People who are on a more intense sadhana which is oriented towards a particular chakra in the body, which is known as agna, between the eyebrows, they will wear orange. Because the colour of the chakra is orange. They want to radiate that colour because the whole process is about enlightenment and reaching to that state of knowing. Opening up that dimension of perception, which is referred to as the third eye. So they will seek always ochre or orange colour because that is the colour of the agna. The yellow robes were worn by Buddhist monks because the process that Gautama gave to the initial stage of Buddhist monks was a very rudimentary process. He chose this process for the people because he did not need any preparation. But he wants to cause a wave of awareness. He’s fixing their life but not giving them enough preparatory steps. So he told them to wear the yellow robe because yellow is the colour of the muladhara. Devi is always red because red is the most vibrant colour. Of all the colours, red is the most vibrant colour and feminine represents that. Whether you like it or not, there is a longing in a woman to be like a flower. Because nature has given that possibility for her. There is a certain quality in the feminine which is flowery. So when we say a flower, the first thing that comes into most people’s mind is always red. A red flower is always the real flower. Other things are on the way. Red is vibrant. It is the colour of vibrance. The most important things in your life are usually red, you know. Your blood is red. So colours have some impact. It definitely influences a few things. But it’s not everything.