I would like us now to just try to understand ourselves as we are, and that we are understood to be womb-born beings. Womb-born beings meaning, that the human body is, at the subtle level, composed of chakras, and channels. The channels are the specific ones that I’ve mentioned, ida, pingala, and sushumna. Those are the key channels, and then there are thousands of others, seventy-two thousand or more that we are made up of.
Now, the right hand, if you will or the right side, of our being is composed of earth, water, fire, and what we call drops or ductless glands secretions. And the left being composed of wind or prana, and the nadis.
I had mentioned that the makeup or the composition of one’s own body is what reveals the pattern of decomposition at the time of death.
The other key points of the body are the chakras, which are on the spine or placed along the spine. Beginning at the base of the spine and moving up, these are wheels, we refer to them as. And then there are further chakras below the base of the spine, and above the head. But these we won’t concern ourselves with so much in this teaching.
Now, these channels are important, because each action that we perform opens or closes certain channels. And the quality of one’s death experience is directly related to which of these channels are open or closed. Remember, our Consciousness functions through these channels. These channels that I speak to you of being either clogged or open are very important, because if the channels are closed it is by our perceptions, our emotions, and memories that this occurs. Remember, we’ve spoken about balance and imbalance, and this is where we really need to focus our attention, and that is to unclog the channels within us by balancing the emotions, the perceptions, and the memories, bringing clarity to ourselves, and therefore, giving us clarity about life, and dying, and rebirth.
Life always raises many questions in most of our minds, especially for those of western mind. Again, I bring to you the one particular question, which is, what is the purpose of life? More specifically, what is the purpose of my life? That’s what people want to know, and people ask this question believing that there is one reason that they were born. Thinking that there is some main task that one has to achieve, or accomplish, and that this one thing is what will set them aside from others, and insure their underlying fame, if you will, at some level. So, most people are very concerned with that task, being something that will ensure that their face and name will live on somehow in the boasting of some unprecedented accomplishment in all of humanity. Most people want to be held up in high esteem. This is a prideful state of thinking. I did mention samsara, remember, that being the wheel of birth, death, and rebirth, or the cyclic existence.
Ordinary human beings are plagued with confusion. This confusion is due to the dualities within themselves in their perceptions, emotions, and memories. People suffer with the badgering of conflicting emotions, such as pride, and jealousy, anger, desire, and envy. The ordinary mind is weakened by these confusions, and flooding disturbing emotions. Therefore, the perpetuation of distortion, human evil, ones feelings and fears of the challenge of wrestling with impermanence, or inevitable change takes one far from Ultimate Truth. And most will retreat back into a state of ignorance, which is more a familiar realm of perceived bliss, for one cannot be held accountable for what one does not know, or so we love to delude ourselves into believing. However, samsara is the place for accountability, accountability of our choices. And human beings suffer in coming to terms, or grips with their responsibility, and accountability in life.
Higher Truth changes perceptions of REALITY
Lite and Love, Shubhranandaswami Psy.D.