Re: [bn-study] Re: states of consciousness after death of the physical body
Jun 21, 2006 11:10 PM
Dallas & others,
To aid in one's careful study, and to help avoid confusion...
Please note that the connection between the different states of consciousness
described below -- as seen by the Theosophists or Esoteric Buddhists (7
chakras) and the Vedantists (4 Koshas) -- is clearly shown in the symbolic
spherical cross section diagram of the primal field's fractal involution's after
initial radiation and expansion out of the absolute zero-point's "abstract motion,"
or angular momentum ("Spinergy") at the primal beginning, or cosmic
"Singularity" (before the "big bang" -- in accord with Einstein's theory of
relativity). See: Universal Field Energy Diagram at:
How It All Began
Incidentally, this geometric visualization of the primal beginning and its
cosmogenesis arising out of a previously contracted and sleeping universal
zero-point singularity and its spinergy, should be sufficient subjective proof (for
anyone willing to examine it carefully) that the Cosmos and all that is in
it, requires no separate "creator" in order to involve and evolve in accord with
the fundamental laws of karma and reincarnation (while obeying every law of
physics) to its present state of spiritual, mental, astral and physical
complexity... With all its intelligence contained as holographic interference
patterns (akashic record) on its Spinergy (infinite force or angular momentum
spinning clockwise and counterclockwise on infinite potential spherical axes) that is
in and surrounds every zero-point field center located everywhere, on every
level of consciousness throughout infinite space and time.
Thus, also, accounting for the intimate connection of and linkage between
everything in the universe, from the largest galaxy, down through the smallest
particle, to the zero-point itself. "Universal brotherhood" between every such
point of "entangled" consciousness, therefore, being the natural law of life
that governs the true evolution of all sentient beings throughout eternity.
Let this be the mind blowing thought image that every one of us carries with
us when we next go to sleep... And, each night thereafter, until full
enlightenment is reached. If each one of us passes this thought image on to ten
others, and they each in turn to ten more, it wouldn't be long (relatively) before
the entire world is enlightened and universal brotherhood along with
consequent ethical altruism and harmonious relationship becomes the active (self
determined) governing rule of law behind all human behavior before the end of this
cycle of man's evolution. Just "Imagine..." As John Lennon sung it...
In a message dated 6/21/06 8:30:21 PM, email@example.com writes:
> 6/21/2006 4:22 PM
> Re: States Of Consciousness
> AFTER DEATH OF THE PHYSICAL BODY
> In addition to the States Of Consciousness during physical life, there are
> those After the Death of the Physical Body.
> THEOSOPHY offers the following:
> First some principles:
> "The "Absolute Consciousness,"..."behind" phenomena...is only termed
> unconsciousness in the absence of any element of personality...[it]
> transcends human conception...Only the liberated Spirit is able to faintly
> realize the nature of the source whence it sprung and whither it must
> eventually return...we can but bow in ignorance before the awful mystery of
> Absolute Being...the Finite cannot conceive the Infinite..." S D I 51
> "Esoteric philosophy teaches that everything lives and is conscious, but not
> that all life and consciousness are similar to those of human or even animal
> Life we look on as the "the one form of existence," manifesting in what is
> called matter; or, as in man, what, incorrectly separating them we name
> Spirit, Soul and Matter.
> Matter is the vehicle for the manifestation or soul on this plane of
> existence, and soul is the vehicle on a higher plane for the manifestation
> of spirit, and those three are a trinity synthesized by Life, which pervades
> them all." SD I 49
> "Every atom is endowed with and moved by intelligence, and is conscious in
> its own degree, on its own plane of development. This is a glimpse of the
> One Life...selfishness is the curse of selfishness..." WQJ ART I 29
> "...Time...[is] the panoramic succession of our states of consciousness..."
> S D I 44
> "Free-will can only exist in a man who has both mind and consciousness,
> which act and make him perceive things both within and without himself."
> "Consciousness is a condition of the monad as a result of embodiment in
> matter and the dwelling in a physical form." WQJ ART I 29
> "the one free force acts, helped in this by that portion of its essence
> which we call imprisoned force, or material molecules.
> The worker within, the inherent force, ever tends to unite with its parent
> essence without; and thus, the Mother acting within, causes the Web to
> contract; and the Father acting without, to expand. Science calls this
> Occultists, the work of the universal Life-Force, which radiates from that
> Absolute and Unknowable FORCE which is outside of all Space and Time.
> This is the work of eternal Evolution and involution, or expansion and
> contraction. [Web cooling]...it begins when the imprisoned force and
> intelligence inherent in every atom of differentiated as well as of
> homogeneous matter arrives at a point when both become the slaves of a
> higher intelligent Force whose mission is to guide and shape it.
> It is the Force which we call the divine Free-Will, represented by the
> Dhyani-Buddhas. When the centrepetal and centrifugal forces of life and
> being are subjected by the one nameless Force which brings order in
> disorder, and establishes harmony in Chaos--then it begins cooling...Every
> form, we are told, is built in accordance with the model traced for it in
> the Eternity and reflected in the DIVINE MIND. There are hierarchies of
> "Builders of form," and series of forms and degrees, from the highest to the
> lowest. While the former are shaped under the guidance of the "Builders,"
> the gods, "Cosmocratores;" the latter are fashioned by the Elementals or
> Nature Spirits."
> TRANS 128-9 [Blavatsky: COLLECTED WORKS Vol X]
> Table From: Secret Doctrine I p. 157 and Mr. T. Subba Row's
> "The subjoined short article is from the pen of Mr. T. Subba Row, a learned
> Vedantin scholar. He prefers the Brahmanical division of the Raja Yoga, and
> from a metaphysical point of view he is quite right. But, as it is a
> question of simple choice and expediency, we hold in this work to the
> "time-honoured" classification of the trans-Himalayan "Arhat Esoteric
> School." The following table and its explanatory text are reprinted from the
> "Theosophist" of Madras, and they are also contained in "Five Years of
> Seven-fold Man and His Vehicles in States of Consciousness
> Classification in Vedantic
> Classification in
> "Esoteric Buddhism" Classification Taraka Raja Yoga
> 1 Sthula Sarira . . Annamaya Kosa +
> [Food made | |
> body] | Sthulopadhi
> | [ Jagrat ]
> 2 Prana (Life) . + | [ awake in
> | Pranamaya Kosa | body ]
> | [Sutratma] +
> 3 Vehicle of Prana |
> Linga Sarira or |
> Astral body
> 4 Kama Rupa .
> Volitions and +
> Manomaya Kosa | Sukshmopadhi
> Feelings [Mind Sheath] | [Swapna]
> | the dream state
> 5 Mind | |
> Vignanam Vignanamaya Kosa +
> 6 Spiritual Soul . Anandamaya Kosa Karanopadhi
> (Buddhi) [Contemplative, [ Sushupti]
> [blissful state] [
> deep sleep ]
> 7 Atma . . . Atma . . Atma
> [ Turiya ]
> [ From: SD I p 157]
> "From the foregoing table it will be seen that the third principle [Linga
> Sarira or
> Astral body] in the Buddhist classification is not separately mentioned in
> the Vedantic division, as it is merely the vehicle of Prana.
> It will also be seen that the Fourth principle [Kama Rupa: Volitions and
> Feelings] is included in the third Kosa (Sheath), as the same principle is
> but the vehicle of will-power, which is but an energy of the mind.
> It must also be noticed that the Vignanamaya Kosa is considered to be
> distinct from the Manomaya Kosa, as a division is made after death between
> the lower part of the mind [Kama-Manas], as it were, which has a closer
> affinity with the fourth principle [Kama] than with the sixth
> [Buddhi-Manas]; and its higher part [Buddhi], which attaches itself to the
> latter, and which is, in fact, the basis for the higher spiritual
> individuality of man.
> We may also here point out to our readers that the classification mentioned
> in the last column is, for all practical purposes, connected with Raja Yoga,
> the best and simplest.
> Though there are seven principles in man, there are but three distinct
> Upadhis (bases), in each of which his Atma may work independently of the
> These three Upadhis can be separated by an Adept without killing himself. He
> cannot separate the seven principles from each other without destroying his
> The student will now be better prepared to see that between the three
> Upadhis of the Raja Yoga and its Atma, and our three Upadhis, Atma, and the
> additional three divisions, there is in reality but very little difference.
> Moreover, as every adept in cis-Himalayan or trans-Himalayan India, of the
> Patanjali, the Aryasanga or the Mahayana schools, has to become a Raja Yogi,
> he must, therefore, accept the Taraka Raja classification in principle and
> theory whatever classification he resorts to for practical and occult
> purposes. Thus, it matters very little whether one speaks of the three
> Upadhis with their three aspects and Atma, the eternal and immortal
> synthesis, or calls them the "seven principles." S D I 158
> This has to studied carefully and thoroughly, to avoid confusion.
> Best wishes,
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