The Harvesting of Souls & the Sanskrit Texts

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Are we indeed living in the end of a Cycle of Time, facing a day of reckoning in the Twilight of the Kali Yuga, a PRALAYA meaning ‘Dissolution’ in Sanskrit. The acceptance of this possibility leads to the fear-loaded question of the Harvesting of Souls. The archaic phrase ‘harvesting of souls’ is in fact specious, wrong and misleading. There is only the One. There is only one Soul. We all share the same Soul, the Oneness.

“I am the same in all beings.” [Bhagavad Gita IX.29]

We exist individually as spirit or astral bodies that transmigrate, moving from one material body to another by the law of magnetism. Like attracts like. Our actions, thoughts and consciousness create the subtle or spirit body over hundreds of life times. In Sanskrit the subtle body is called the SHARIRA. Seers and psychics can easily see this body and read its condition.

The word harvesting is also misleading. No one can ‘take’ you or make you do anything unless you yourself have generated a consciousness that resonates with a particular force, a waveform that would then magnetize you into its similar frequency. Therefore a deeper understanding of the mechanics of this process will relieve you of fear and help you to realize why it is imperative to generate a high consciousness at every moment.

The Subtle Body

As you incarnate in Time and Space, you build a subtle body – also termed as the spirit or astral body. In Kashmir Shaivism is called the puryashtaka rupa [Sanskrit]. Like the physical body, the subtle body contains a complex nervous system.

These “nerve currents are called Hita Nadis [Sanskrit] and they are very fine in structure, finer than even the thousandth part of a hair. Through these very fine, subtle nerve currents pass the serum of the essence of the human individual…” [Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, translated with commentaries by Swami Krishnananda and available online].

These subtle nerves store the impressions of our lives and our thoughts. Every thought, every experience is stored in this the subtle body that carries our individual consciousness from one life to another. This individuality is only a temporal ‘appearance’ for beneath all forms of multiplicity is the One, the eternal Real.

It is this aggregate, this cumulative consciousness that determines our next incarnation. Inevitably, inexorably we become that which our actions and thoughts, our own individual consciousness has self-created, self-generated. We alone are responsible. We are drawn to the external holographic manifestations of our own thoughts. There is no one to blame. It is all our doing. We are each a portion of the Oneness playing in Time and Space — like everyone else.

The eternal, imperishable, immutable Oneness assumes a temporal ‘appearance’ in a fragment of Its Self as the individual. When we are born we move into a new physical body and when we leave, meaning die, we do so in this subtle body. The subtle body is our data-collecting vehicle. It carries the five senses and the mind, the impressions (samskaras) of our experiences as “the wind carries scents.” [Bhagavad Gita XV.7 & 8]

Like attracts like!

From an understanding of the subtle body, we realize that no one can ever actually ‘take’ or harvest our soul. Our own consciousness has built the subtle spirit body. We will be magnetized to the-where-and-what it resonates with. Like attracts like – that simple!

Location is determined by your consciousness

Consciousness determines everything. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says that the god worshippers go to the gods, the god worlds; those who worship the ancestors go to them, the ancestral realms; those who sacrifice to the spirits go to the spirits (bhutani), the shaman worlds; and those who Know and Become the One merge into That. (BhG IX.25)

There is nothing wrong in any of these forms of worship. However, these approaches are only “partial manifestations of the highest reality.” [Abhinavagupta, Bhagavad Gita VII 21-23]

The Invisible Realms

In previous Cycles of Time, we were not limited to the five senses and we were aware of these off-world realms now invisible to most of us.  As individuals we have played in these realms before. We may have bonds with them. If we humans were created by off-world beings, then it is only reasonable that they will want to salvage what is rightfully theirs – family DNA. However it is up to you to decide what you want and where you want to arrive.

Are the ETs Enlightened?

The so-called extra-terrestrials are merely the inhabitants of the Myriad Realms. They may have grand technologies and may be very pretty, but are they enlightened? If they were enlightened would they be in these phantasmal realms? If they are not enlightened, if they do not have the understanding of the One, if their consciousness has not reached eternal Wisdom, if they have not Become the One – then why do we need them?

The Oneness pervades All. However, these Myriad Realm beings in their countless phantasmal hierarchies do not want us to know that we too are the very Soul permeating this entire universe. Why trust these myriad spirit guides, ETs, etc. if you have no idea who or what they are? You would not walk up to any stranger on the street and give your life over to them, would you? Ask yourself what does ‘saving’ you mean. Exactly where will they take you?

Our Refuge is a Higher Consciousness

If we are facing the end of this Cycle of Time, as many are suggesting and feeling, then our only Refuge is a higher consciousness. Use this time wisely. Do not waste it in fear. You are the Oneness. You are That. As they say in Sanskrit, Tat Twam Asi  – That thou art!

About the Author

V. Susan Ferguson is the author of Inanna Returns, Inanna Hyper-Luminal; her own commentary on the Bhagavad Gita and the Shiva Sutras; and Colony Earth & the Rig Veda. Her website is Metaphysical Musing.

Sources:

The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Swami Krishnananda; The Divine Life Society, Uttaranchal, Himalayas, India, 2006.

Abhinavagupta’s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, GITARTHA SAMGRAHA, Translated from Sanskrit with Introduction & Notes by Boris Marjanovic; Indica Books; 2004, Varanasi India

The Bhagavad Gita, Translated by Winthrop Sargeant, State University of New York Press, 1994

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Architects of Society and the Power of Division

I had just updated my ‘About page’ with a paragraph about fear mongering when I immediately found this article. Now that’s serendipity. If an article, news report, video, etc leaves you in a state of fear, turn it off! They have a different agenda that’s not connected to Truth-seeking. Some are selling survival products, some could even be government plants, some think they’re doing the right thing. Beware of fear mongers! Beware of fear! It results in irrational behavior, because it appels to the ego (the false self that believes things are separate). The lower vibrational material frequency is used to control human behavior. Advertisers have been exploiting this emotion for years to get us to buy things we don’t really need. Governments sell wars based on fear. If you want to understand anything about the true nature of reality you need to avoid fear based ‘news,’ Alex Jones type ‘truthers’ and so on. Dude, I’m NOT going to stock pile food and weapons for the big scary Apocalypse because 1). It’s very expensive. and 2). I’d only be getting stuff for the strongest guy in the neighborhood. Yup, he will walk into my house with his gang and take all my stuff. Think about it.  Read on….

 

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Dear Humans,

There is much talk in the news about people taking sides on a certain issue, and if one believes the headlines, such talk is creating wide division within the masses. But what is division- and why should we care?

An Ancient Tool For The Masses 

In the following few passages I hope to present to you how “division” is really an ancient tool of control and to put it simply -an illusion. The only reason illusions work is because we think they do.  Most all of us have bought into them, believing the words of the illusionists and giving credibility to the practitioners of this brand of magic. The architects of society rely on such tools to govern the masses as they see fit.

I Am He As You Are He As You Are Me And We Are All Together

Yes, we are different and unique as individuals, but we are also very social and closely connected to one another as a species. When we first enter this world we are not separated by our minor genetic differences nor contrasting ideologies. Such things we are taught. At our most basic level we are simply human, by that I mean the most pure, perfect form of human expression. Our social nature allows us to build relationships, organizations and societies. No matter what your role may happen to be in this life –it’s an essential role. There are no minor players in this game.

But when we surrender our power and authority to an illusion we become compromised, and compromise begets among other things, fear.  Ironically it would seem, it’s these practitioners of illusion that are the fearful ones. They fear the masses will someday wake to this illusionary construct of duality- the “black versus white” the “good versus evil,” etc. It’s in this realm of duality that the tools of division work so well. They know the illusion is set and dwells in the hearts and minds of all people, but particularly within those who hold fear, hate and other ominous energies close to them. The architects will play with these very solid, dense vibrations. After all, it’s very easy to control a population that is fear-based or angry. On the other hand, it’s virtually impossible to reign over a world of enlightened, loving people.

No Wimps Here

While I’m on the point, one should not make the mistake of assuming that these enlightened and loving people are in some way docile or (for lack of a better word) wimpy. Nothing could be further from the truth. People who have faced reality with a clear and objective vision, who have had the courage to take a peek behind the proverbial curtain and shine a light on the operator, are the same people who will continue to inspire and lead the rest of us out from this maze of confusion.

So this will be a short entry today. But please consider the many, many ways humanity has been divided, and in the process weakened and compromised. We’ve been divided on the basis of race, religion, language, geography and ethnicity, divided according to political ideologies, economic status, hair color, eye color, -even by our sport teams and the list goes on. I think you get the picture. The closer you look at the many ways we’ve been divided, the clearer it will become. On one level we might appreciate the craft of the illusionist for spell casting such formidable illusions. From a higher level one is amazed by just how deeply entrenched the illusions are and how insidious the infection is.

It’s been said that “united we stand- divided we fall”. I have faith in the human condition and though I realize “division” won’t be going away any time soon, I can also choose to step somewhat outside the circle and watch from a different perspective. Wherever an opportunity presents itself I will offer my point of view and it will come from a position of love and understanding.

Which Race are You?

Today I would simply like to celebrate the only race I’ve come to know, “the human race”.  So as we become more aware of the devious and circuitous nature of the illusionist, we should embrace our internal light of truth, our compass of awareness, and watch as the shadows and lines that divide us begin to slowly disappear.

via Rattleberry Pie – 2013-07-15.

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About the Author

There is a certain obscurity that follows Julian Wash.  After all, any writer that starts off with “Dear Humans” might be a little hard to nail down. We sense he’s benevolent, a little crazy and we think rather enjoyable to read. Email: jwash@rattlereport.com