May 30, 2012

Outpourings of my evening meditation of 29.05.12 at 7 p.m.

Some displeasing experience took place just an hour ago.  Unexpected sour words from someone had disturbed my peace of mind and equilibrium.  Nevertheless, the strong will in me to overcome negative situations combined with wisdom superseded and I became an observer of on-going feelings. Just behind my soul that was observing the last passing heartsick sentiment, I found that there was profound peace lying concealed within me. I gathered all that peace deliberately and returned to my original state of restful mind.  I brought my attention at the mid-point, the area where there is concentration, attention and complete control of focus. Centring at the point in the forehead between the two eyebrows helped me to calm down myself completely in no time and I was composed again. Poise   returned. Meditation is therapeutic; it is my medicine, an answer book and my source of undiluted serenity and joyfulness. I rested in composer for a sustained time when out of that imposing peace sprang these divine words….

“About reincarnation or rebirth……People take lives after lives, births after births. They go on living each life without ever wanting to have a desire to accumulate wisdom, spiritual wisdom in true sense. Their mind likes to live in ignorance although it stagnates and eventually putrefies. Each life is a waste of breaths, millions of breaths. In every life the same ignorance is repeated. The layers of darkness, the opaqueness remains intact because of clutching to money, sex, power, material possessions and other Earthly objects. Greed creates new births each degrading than the previous ones. This cycle must stop if you wish to put an end to all the mental and physical sufferings and endless woes and troubles. They will end only if you have spiritual wisdom.

And how does spiritual wisdom come to us?

  • By constantly doing good deeds, high quality, and unselfish deeds. Deeds that give others happiness, that help people who are in real need. Deeds that will save or regenerate our planet and deeds that will spread goodness and peace around you.
  • By having devotion and trust towards God.
  • By serving the Gurus in unconditional manner.

God is very generous, kind and extremely compassionate. We are given life after life. Each life is a chance to reform, to realize, to awaken, to redeem our souls. Our each birth is to enliven the Spirit in us.

We reincarnate so that we gain spiritual wisdom one day, we unfold God’s presence and divinity in us. We reincarnate to sparkle, to dazzle our lives and live our lives with God given acumen, judgement and knowledge. If each human life is lived with God’s grace for the welfare of the humanity, to seek true love of God then reincarnation is a boon, a gift, and a reward from God. If you do so, you are God’s pride, God’s delight!

Reincarnation is useful for those who are pious, merciful, benevolent and free in Spirit. It is bane for those who love darkness, who do deplorable acts, who are naïve and think that actions performed will not be rewarded or punished. And that their actions which are based on arrogance, deceit, hypocrisy, false self-importance, greed, envy and restlessness will give them victory over others. Life is miserable for those who think that the more they possess the desirable objects, the happier they would be.

Reincarnation should be used to flower your soul, to blossom the Spirit, to strengthen the character and be successful in personal empowerment and spiritual growth in every life!

Life is beautiful, human life is precious. Each breath is priceless, each moment expensive. Pray to God to open your eyes, to flood your mind with His wisdom, to give you one lesson each day to know your Spirit and to teach you how to live in pure Love and Light in every incarnation that is bestowed on you as sheer Grace given by God, as mercy from the Almighty Father, the benefactor of Truth, Light and Love.”

A pilgrimage to Shri Badrinath-II- picturesque Auli

May 24, 2012

Auli just happened!

It was not in the itinerary at all. Interaction with the locals, taxi drivers, acclimatizing to sudden temperature differences, change in food, bedding etc began to take its toll in the form of stress and fatigue as the trip to Shri Badrinath began to roll out. So to beat the mental fatigue, it was decided by me that I and my spouse will go to Auli, just 18kms away from Joshimath for a break. In fact, I wanted him to take the ropeway from Joshimath to Auli as I had done three years back to enjoy the diverse and new type of experience. Though it was shut down due to maintenance work, it was a blessing in disguise because this unforgettable experience came as a boon to both of us.

In fact, Auli was far, far more enriching and inspirational than I had imagined because when I went to Auli by road on 10th May morning instead of the rope way, I got to see God’s nature without any hindrances. I saw everything through my eyes and fingers and not through the glass doors of the rope way as before. Never have I soaked in nature so passionately with all my senses in full usage, nor have I tried to deposit each breath taking moment so avidly in my memory before!!

Auli is a perfect heaven for tourists, for skiing and of course for resting; complete resting and rejuvenation of our mind. Just after 20 minutes or so after we left, my eyes were dancing with joy when we began our journey because of such breath taking scenic beauties in the white  mountains with the blue sky and white fluffy clouds floating as the background. The soft blue colour of sky was reflecting on the white snow covered mountains making them look so innocent and pure because of the cloud’s blue tint over them. Oh! What calming effects on my senses and  mind.

The belt of 3 to 4 kilometres of green  forest with thick foliage of Deodar, Oaks, Pine, Conifers and so many other varieties took me to Paradise. There was a sudden spurt of energy in my brain because of so much oxygen in the atmosphere and the moment we left the main city Joshimath, the singing and twittering of hordes of birds all along made my heart flutter and hop with seamless joy. Neither have I heard so many birds singing nor ever heard their joyous singing for such prolonged period. Their chorus amidst silence of the forest was a sweet symphony to my soul and as I passed through the forest, I wished  that  it should  never stop….

Going upwards to Auli

This is Elephant Mountain

The humming bee glides for the sweet nectar

We enter the forest amidst tranquility and rejuvenating cool air.

First flash of rusty Chinar, Maple. Caught the sight permanently
in a camera in a moving car.

Isn’t what we call this a paradise?

We reach Auli amidst vast green meadows, gentle tall trees and cold, indomitable snowy mountains

Meadows as seen from the chair ropeway

Violet flowers

We return back

Golden tipped wheat fields on the slope of mountains with calm blue and white backdrop!

Hard working women.

Their homes

Their cattle

An orchard

Raw apricots

While returning my heart soared with ecstasy when our driver, who was a quiet man found a baby maple tree. Sensing my love for nature, he stopped the taxi to show me Chinar or Maple leaves and young trees. I tried extremely hard to recall if I had ever seen this beautiful, nascent, shiny leaf apart from seeing them on the internet and in glossy books. All I could remember  was that maybe I have seen them as dried, fallen dusty leaves in Kashmir when I went there at the age of 11 or 12; it is quite forgotten. Such was its magical  effect by its touch on my palm that I wanted to bring them home, grow them near my home and make them mine!

The forest area comes mid -way, before we actually reach the skiing or car rope way. Except for a foreigner couple who was walking down, there was nobody.  I got my answer-as people were not living around this place, the trees managed to survive and grow into adults. The driver told me, who belonged from nearby Chamoli that he has seen Chinar after so many years. They don’t get to see them anymore…..

Maples….variegated varieties

I saw the kind gesture of my Guru Shri Babaji who hinted silently not to miss Auli the previous evening. I truly felt blessed and invoked God throughout out of gratitude because I got to see virgin forest and nature in noiseless state and compacted with only beauty, silence and joy gifted by God without denomination which is unknown to us !! My soul found so much peace in the still atmosphere and my mind became very tranquil all of a sudden. All the way, I was connected to God through stillness, harmony, peace and serenity….

As a token of  thanksgiving, a pink rose from Auli hills for you my benevolent Shri Mahavatar Babaji….thank you for everything that you do for me.

A pilgrimage to Shri Badrinath-I

May 24, 2012

Dear friends, the next post shall come a bit later on. I am engaged in its preparation and I am as eager as you are to discover some more facts about rebirth or reincarnation.

My latest trip to the holy shrine Shri Badrinath just got over and I took some time off at home yesterday to see the lovely pictures that I have shot there. I am exhibiting a few of my best and favourite photos to share with you. They are in a sequence for your convenience. If you have already visited Shri Badrinath sometime, then too I am certain that you will relish seeing these photos because I have included quite a few pictures of our enchanting biodiversity, our rich heritage, apart from the holy and religious places in the Himalayas. And for those of you , who are yet to make a trip to this pilgrimage site, these pictures will be of some use for your planning and organizing the trip in future. So with this objective, I am displaying my photos in the gallery in two parts-I & II.

Part I  is a series of photos starting from Haridwar, Rishiskesh, Joshimath, Badrinath and ending with Mana, a small hamlet near Badrinath, just 3 kms away.

Auli was really, really mesmerizing. Part II will have photos exclusively of that, a place in the snowy mountains around 8,000 ft above sea level, near Joshimath.  So here we begin….


Lakhs of people from all over come to take a dip in the holy waters of Ganga to wash off their sins with faith and devotion

Lord Shiva, who controlled the strong force and flow of Ganga before it
descended on the Earth from the Himalayas thus softening
its course

Hari Ki Paidi, the steps of the Lord. The place of daily Aarti
of Ganga where hundreds wait for hours to be a part of
the sacred hour for thanksgiving. Ganga, the life line
of millions!

Rishikesh, the ancient  foot hill city made for rishis and sages to contemplate and meditate.

Somebody’s faith and trust floating on sacred waters!

Twilight reflections!

On our way up to Badrinath, the journey begins! 

Mighty mountains greet us once we leave Rishikesh

Karna Prayag, the confluence of rivers Alaknanda and Pindar. It is also said that the place is named Karna Prayag because the Mahabharat character
Karna, the first born was abondoned by his unwed
mother Kunti at this confluence!

A few hours before we reached Joshimath. we saw this
beautiful scene of terrace farming.

My first sight of snow!

Joshimath or ancient Jyotirmath-the monastery of light

Sprang out of bed half asleep to grab the tripod and camera
so that I don’t lose this sight or chance of seeing the unique sky-the indigo rays in the sky from the back of the mountains moments before daybreak!

View from my balcony after the Sun emerged.

Knitting sweaters on the roof tops with friends!

On our way to Shri Badrinath temple

These rivers are flowing unceasingly for usever since…
don’t even know since when.

We all have our journeys to undertake and paths that beckon us unceasingly!

Snow flying like dust on the tops with winds.

Mystic scenery before Shri Badrinath came.


The temple as seen from far


The mountains

The people

The babies

The pilgrims

The river

And beyond…

To be continued….


May 20, 2012

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How should one die?

May 4, 2012

Death is frightening for all of us. But those who look straight into the face of death are not intimidated. The daredevils of various shows and tricks look directly into the face of death. It has been observed by doctors and scientists that patients who are fearless of death and recover faster than those who are petrified of dying. But why do we feel afraid of one of the natural stage and processes of life?

The answer is that leave alone mastering, we have not yet thought of learning how to die peacefully without any regrets?

And who can die peacefully?- The yogis. The spiritual explorers and philosophers in ancient India delved into the mysteries of death and dying in the same manner as one observes life and birth in nature. It was looked upon as culmination of one complete life. The process of dying is a natural one unless intervened by karmic compulsion and resulting in untimely accidental deaths. If we have lived our current life very well and have done no wrong, then we shall also die well without any fear of dying, or repentance and regret.

So many people brood and think that at the moment of dying, they shall suffer. This is not true. Death is not painful; the thought of death is painful! Unfamiliarity with the knowledge of death gives birth to illogical fears. Like any other event of our life demands sufficient preparation, so does the last chapter or should I say the last page? If we prepare ourselves well before the  predetermined event, in that case we shall be able to confront and tackle the situation dexterously.

So what is required of us? And how should we prepare for it?

The five senses and our mind are the main things that are totally involved with this progression; the physiological aspect follows customarily. Each man acquires his state of consciousness according to the karmas performed. As a result, the state of consciousness in any person is categorized in 7 levels. Like there are 7 chakras in a personality, there are 7 levels of consciousness abbreviated on the spinal cord hence giving that person’s mind that level of corresponding state of consciousness. The lowest three chakras are considered the lower category, the fourth chakra the midpoint and the remaining three chakras considered auspicious and favourable.

Similarly there are 7 strata or levels in the astral world from 1 to 7. Correspondingly, the lowest three worlds are considered inauspicious, the fourth gate or house the midway and the last three worlds or gates of the astral worlds are auspicious and harmonious.

Again each strata/level in the astral world is subdivided into 7 sub strata or 7 bands or 7 degrees of minor elevation. Levels are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Sub strata-1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. Then comes the second level 2 with sub strata 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3…2.7; Next is 3.0, 3.1……………… and lastly the level 7: Sub strata7.0, 7.1……………7.7.

One should lead a clean, honest, pure, generous and spiritual life. The physical, material and spiritual goals and activities should be well balanced or else we suffer in so many ways in this world as well as in the other world also.

Just above the Earth, between the surface of the Earth and eternity, there are 7 skies. After our life expires on Earth, each human being is designated a berth or tier as per his performance on the Earth life. Recall post, “What happens after we die?” The lowest plane is the place of the liars, cheats, murderers, rapists, swindlers, etc. and they are severely punished by God for their abhorrent acts. There is no redemption, but only punishment for them. How are they punished you may ask? They are punished by complete loss of peace and fearlessness. Such bad and condemned souls are always suffering mentally and are all the time restless and agitated. They lack love, compassion and are overladen with hatred, lies, jealousy, fraud, deceit and falsehood. The duration here as punishment is long and durable. They get ‘perceived mental beating’ by the supposed Yamaraj’or Death deity and they are repeatedly questioned and asked whether they will replicate their heinous crimes. The answer always is in the affirmative. Sadly these souls never regret their deplorable acts because their ego is oversized and awareness nil!

The next strata or level is of abusers, tormentors, sex obsessed, thieves, country spies, adultery  doers and even the adulterators. Their condition and situation is more or less similar to level 1 people except in intensity and degrees in their karmas. They are gloated in ego and they fantasize that they are the doers and makers of everything and God’s presence does not prevail at all. Forgiveness from the Almighty God approaches very late for such downfallen souls. They get repeated births for many, many years and take extra-long to clean and refine their Spirit because of so much time that they have spent in vicious and evil actions.

The third level habitants are those who have committed suicide for some reason and are suffering mentally. The stingy people, scheming people, those fanatical about sex pleasures, petty thieves, angry people and those who do not wish to still reform themselves are pushed in this house, still quite dark and unhappy. As they had sowed, so they reap there. These three levels or houses as we may call them are full of darkness inside outside. They are for the sinners, evil doers, unrepentant, stubborn and ignorant. The duration is stretched until the soul promises to God that he/she will not do such deeds again on Earth. The tragedy is that these souls crave to return to Earth as soon as possible because of their so called vasanas or unfulfilled lust and greed and they try to even jump their parole whenever God is gracious enough.The lower three levels of the astral are jam packed and resemble extended dirty slums of Earth. There is no space, tranquillity, happiness and quietude anywhere.

The fourth strata or house is reserved for those beings, who along with prohibited karmas have also performed some virtuous karmas and there is some light, some peace in this atmosphere unlike the previous three lowest levels. Sometimes there are flashes of light in this region because of arrival of some saintly soul who arrives from the higher levels at the request of these inhabitants. However, this is not a regular feature. The beam of light is the spiritual light of the illumined being and can be seen by others as well, barring those living in the lowest three sections!

The fifth level is of the angels, dwarfs, elves, fairies and other such helpful souls. These beings are gentle and loving souls who were very kind, caring and affectionate even on Earth when they were alive. They can move from one place to another at a quick speed and they have been assigned the task of rescuing people, stopping accidents, creating an alarm by giving a buzz and thus averting mishaps, untimely deaths and unfortunate accidents to others. Basically they put things in order and thus give happiness and peace of mind to others. These souls are the blessed souls and require no penance or redemption.

The sixth level is of the ‘jeevanmukta’ souls. These are those ones who were liberated from various illusory tangles after many, many lives of penance, contemplation, good karmas and various kinds of purification means either at the  end part  of this life or if they were liberated even at an earlier stage of their last life, they had decided to live a reclusive life out of their own choice as they had earned spiritual ecstasy and wished to drown in it.  After attaining ananda they did not wish to come in direct contact with the normal world. In this liberated category come the rishis , munis, tapasvis, maunis, sages, philosphers, some serious scientists and even poets and painters. Such souls continue doing their sadhana even in the astral world and they may or may not fall down from the elevated steps depending on their remaining dormant, hidden desires or wishes.

The seventh sky is of the ‘param mukta’ souls, the serving Masters who have been permanently liberated. They are completely freed of Maya and are not under the influence of any binding factors or mayic forces. The soul resides on a particular tier according to his/ her spiritual achievements. All these beings live here in complete harmony and divine bliss and they shall pursue further advancement as they climb up steps to gain unrelenting ecstasy and complete peace of mind. They worship God in so many forms and meditate more often than anything else and help each other in advancing on their paths.

Again like any other level there are 7 sub strata on the highest sky . Depending on their earning and spiritual attainments, some souls are on level 7.1, some on 7.2 and so on. But there is an exception here. So far except for His Holiness Shri Mahavatar Babaji, there is no soul who has crossed all the sub levels of level 7 of the highest sky and there will be no time when anyone can supersede him because he is aeons ahead of us and no soul can hasten or speed up his/her spiritual progress to catch up with him as it requires a lot of time on Earth and the astral world to earn that much wealth.

Therefore my many, many salutations to this Mahatma, the  shashwat, eternal soul. Blessed are we that we are able to receive direct instructions and teachings from none other than this towering spiritual giant. He is the most humble soul I have ever come across. He is so pure, so gentle  and so holy. That is why God  has prohibited him from mixing with common people and he obliges God in every way by obeying him in the smallest way. In spite of having reached the epitome of all divine qualities and highest incomprehensible spiritual achievements, Mahavatar Babaji has acute compassion and love for all because he understands well how intricate and trapping is the power of God’s Maya. It deludes and traps each one of us. We all suffer because of our  ignorance and he sympathizes with us by helping us all the time by delivering timely directives and messages in so many  direct and understated ways.

Anyone of us who is serious about transforming himself/herself now, and wishes to make a better and purer life, here and afterwards must make immediate right positive changes in his/her life. Instead of explaining directly how should we die, a roundabout route was taken to explain how important it is for us to lead purer lives because our life does not end once the physical body casts off. There is life beyond what we see and perceive. It is important to have a strong conviction in reincarnation and life after death because only after knowing all this a person will be able to reform and he/she will be inspired to accomplish unceasing composure, poise, calmness and happiness which we all are seeking today.

So we return to the main question- how should one die?

Recall from the previous post that mind and breath are inseparable. Wherever our mind is, there will be our breath. We shall be born where our mind is. Death is cessation of breath. The last moment of a man’s life is the exhalation of a breath. The breath exits the body by any 5 openings or holes of the body. The lower 3 chakras are connected to basal desires or vasanas  and correspond to greed, sex, money, hunger, survival instincts and other lower sub human qualities. When the consciousness of a person is low, the mind will be in the lower chakras and the last exhalation or exit of the prana or life force will be from the area of reproductive organs. The prana will make a small inaudible sound while departing and the person will die unwillingly. Maximum people die in this manner and they are the same people who are going to crowd the lower 3 levels in the astral world unfortunately. What they have experienced here, they will continue to feel, perceive and feel up there too!!

Some people’s life force at death terminates and leaves from the mouth. They are the ones who have done partly good karmas and partly bad karmas. Their consciousness belongs to the fourth chakra. This goes to show that their mind was little elevated than most people yet it was wandering at the time of death. Wherever the mind will be, our new birth is sure to be!

Some people after their evolution reach the fifth chakra, their level of consciousness is of higher category and the life force also leaves with ease from the mouth. Some of the people who die suddenly in accidents, in stray cases have however shown their life force terminating from ears or nose.

Holy people who have aroused their third eye or agya chakra  have known to leave the body when their life force was withdrawing from the eyes.

Only those souls who have controlled their mind and senses in many lives by various techniques and have been very faithful to their spiritual masters are able to discard the body willingly and consciously from the crown of their head. The mind and all the senses are in  place and in full control. When the time to leave the physical world comes, the yogi preconceives the time of his death. The relatives and all the departed arrive from the astral world  to receive him and take him along with them to the other side, the true yogi waits until his/her guru arrives.  He is in no hurry and waits for the guru to give directions. When the spiritual master comes, the mind is brought to the place in between the eyebrows and it does not wander or scatter. All the life force in the body is collected and diverted towards the nervous system and then siphoned out of the hole at the crown chakra very peacefully. This yogic kriya is a blessing from the guru and God for all the beautiful, sacred and blessed deeds performed on the Earth by this yogi.

In peace, serenity, forgiveness was a life lived and in tranquillity the body was returned to Mother Earth after the duties were performed gracefully.

In light was a life lived and in light that life vanished. In love was life lived, in divine love and divine bosom a life dissolved….

(A note-With this post we finish the title ‘death and dying’ in occult, rest articles will appear once I return. All the three articles should be read without a break to get the full meaning and a right picture in mind.

I am yet to revise this post thoroughly but it can be done only once I return, but you may continue to send your responses and I shall revert later. Thanks & Rgds.)

What happens after we die?

May 2, 2012

My dear readers, as the Himalayas beckon me, I am now quite impatient to leave this bubbling and bursting city as soon as possible. I can’t wait anymore as I am awfully eager to roam freely in the mountains; my spirit longs to float without restrictions in the open cosmos of Himalayas and I am waiting to touch gently the stillness of the quiet, spiritual nights near Alaknanda river which flows softly near Badrinath shrine. My mind experiences vastness under the clean, boundless sky there and the state of timelessness comes quite naturally during such sojourns. In fact, I have visited this place a couple of times earlier but the excitement is  exceeding and overtaking me this time more than before as I know for sure that the ashram, the abode of my sacred Param Guru, His Holiness Shri Mahavatar Bababji is near Badrinath!

While I am still under the tutelage and constant guidance of His Holiness, let me keep you informed that he continues to impart great volume of hidden mysteries in unlimited proportions even to this day due to his bigheartedness.  So before leaving, I am feeling an urge to pen down a few articles on that portion of the mystic knowledge which has been imparted to me by him many years ago, in 2001 to be precise for you. Although I have been meeting him at the mental level through intuition and clairvoyance since the past eight years or so and have been deriving tremendous volume of spiritual as well as occult science enlightenment, I am palpably restless to greet him some time personally on physical plane. It will hence enable me to outpour my wholehearted thankfulness and gratitude at his sacred lotus feet for his continous avalanche of kindness and generosity over me!

I have undergone some thrilling paranormal and psychic experiences during and after childhood which went unnoticed and unregistered in my personal life. As it normally happens, I did not tell anybody because I myself did not recognize their importance and relevance in my personal or spiritual life. Drawing upon those childhood experiences and helping me connect to them as a consequence, Babaji helped me revive unexplored parts of my psychic brain and spiritual memory when I was initiated by him through shaktipaath or transference of divine forces through mind power from a far distance in 2001. Babaji stirred up my recollections and past impressions and gave me some extremely electrifying super natural experiences of highest astral plane in the month of Sept/Oct  during a couple of nights without any interruption. With electrifying speed I was being transported to the last plane of the astral world where I came in direct contact with Swami Shri Yukteshwarji and some other meditating yogis in divine bliss or ananda. It was only at a later stage when I discovered about the life and contribution of Swami Shri Yukteshwarji and some other divine beings of the spiritual world. 

By recalling my past occult experiences and today’s given intuitive knowledge, I submit this mystifying article for all of us to read and ponder. These articles on paranormal subjects are not merely to discuss or get excited about, on the contrary they are to provoke our thoughts and enforce us to contemplate because they concern us. They concern our future and they concern our quality of life now and the life after……

We continue from where we left yesterday. We read about why do we die? Next….

So what happens after we die?

When death approaches, the desire to live in a body becomes frail and the desire to pass on to the next world begins to overcome the soul. It all depends on the consciousness of each soul, depending on the quality of its desire where it wishes to embark on the astral journey.

Just before death, all the body systems begin to shut off one by one. The nervous system is the last one to stop functioning.  At the moment of dying the individual begins to see a movie of his/her life in a snapshot. He recalls the most pleasant memories and the most bitter experiences in a flash. The body disintegrates while the jeeva or manas lives on and the jeeva overviews distinctly the departed physical plane or the Earth with longing and remorse. Seeing one’s physical body lying dead or disintegrated makes him wonder why should he leave it anyway? It takes some time for the soul to come to terms with the reality of separation of the body from the mind or manas.

Each person has his own acquired state of spiritual consciousness. Majority or masses have low level of understanding of spirit and more of material. If the state of consciousness of an individual is pure and benign, it will quickly leave the earth surface and travel with a dizzying speed upwards. People with low morality and basal qualities remain stuck even for days to their belongings as well as one’s physical self. Their travel time upwards is also sluggish because of reluctance to leave the Earth level.

At the time of death the departed relatives, friends and loved ones  come to recieve and take with them the person who has just died. The dead person is delighted to meet the lost friends and old relatives. After this the soul meets God in some form or the other where God shows him/her all the account of his deeds and we are asked to give an explanation as to why we did not do more of shiny deeds. Like a judge, God in the end asks us if what He has said  is correct, the soul has to agree. Weighing all the negative and positive deeds, a place in the astral world is assigned by God to all of us with all fairness. We  are sent to a place or realm of hell or heaven in accordance to our deeds perfomed on Earth.

The higher souls are attended by and taken to higher regions by their guru after the body is discarded happily by the disciple so that they can continue to do their spiritual practice even there while the very bad ones who even refuse to leave the dead body are forcibly drawn up and separated.

Once the body and soul are separated, the upward journey begins, each one moving up depending on their speed for which their accumulated karmas are responsible. Sometimes, this is termed as ‘sadgati’ in Hinduism which means –sad means truth or good and gati means force or speed!

There are seven levels or regions above the Earth. The first three are lower regions, the fourth level the mid way and the last three are upper superior regions.

Maximum people go rushing up to the first three levels only. They are debarred from moving higher up other than the three lower levels. At their entrance they meet a rugged, awful, scary  looking man appointed by God called Yamaraj or death deity in Hindu scriptures. As those people have done obnoxious karmas, they are met with dreadful and unpleasant looking guard before they enter their abode of supposed rest after their death. The teeming people here are quarrelsome, immoral, lustful, boastful and full of evil, hence no pleasant greeting at arrival. These people continue with their bad behaviour here too and refuse to transform. At their arrival they are asked by the Deity of Hell to give account of their bad deeds and are asked to reform themselves but to little avail. So they all suffer here again mentally like on Earth even though there is no physical body.  There is no redemption because they refuse to believe in God, devotion, humility, forgiveness and other divine qualities. There is complete cacophony, chaos down there because of disharmonious thoughts of restless souls residing there.  However, each individual is again asked to plead for forgiveness so that their heart changes, but just a few try to reform themselves. Unfortunately, such souls repeatedly visit these low regions because they live a life full of low tendencies life after life without bringing any positive change in their damned personality.

 Individuals who have done partly good deeds and partly bad deeds belong to the fourth door or gate. This region is the place of transformation and people who come here are usually more receptive towards repentance and redemption. Their morality is little higher than those below and they are given new chances to revive their lost glory and divinity. The astral world is a place of rest and redemption created by God for all the humans so that the journey thenceforth into the new world or reincarnation through the body becomes more pious and sacred. Most of the human souls do not wish to qualify for the highest three realms because that would require them to have done ample virtuous deeds in the Earth life by performing abundant sacred karmas through tapasya and spiritual practices. Hence the more one moves upwards in the astral world, the more free space one floats easily in!

Now the fifth, sixth and seven planes are the abodes of pious souls like saints, yogis, social reformers, great musicians and artists, philanthropists, scientists, alchemists and even healers.

Depending on their spiritual progress, they are assigned a berth whereby they continue to do their good work mentally and intuitively. The enlightened beings love to meditate and worship God in various ways and methods thereby adding to their good deeds. These souls help each other happily without any sense of rivalry as they had already overcome this bad tendency in the Earth life. The fifth and sixth level individuals redeem, transform and refine their souls while the highest realm people only refine their souls by further advancing on their divine path.

The souls in the lower regions are not allowed to travel to higher regions but the beings on the higher levels can scoop down. And that happens only if God wishes them to go and help and attend a distress call from one of them! As soon as the job is done, the revivalist soul speedily comes back to its safe zone so that his soul does not get stained by any ugly thought or deed of the bad souls thriving at the low level! Prevention, they say is better than cure!

In the seventh astral plane, the atmosphere is of tranquility, silence and ananda. Souls or Mahatmas living there are in need of no more redemption as they are free of any dross or sin. They are always one and united with the Heavenly Father and have crossed over from the maya or the deluding force of duality. It is world of light and the souls can hear beautiful divine music in their astral ears as they move around in that blessed space in joy and cheer! The beings here bless, pray for all living on Earth and elsewhere and ask God to spread peace everywhere-in all universe, in everyone’s hearts.

They experience divinity in every moment and have no desire to return to Earth unless a request is made by God for helping mankind in spiritual matters. As soon as their work is over on the earth plane, they return to their divine realm to enjoy uninterrupted ananda which is not possible on the Earth because of human interjections and disturbances.

Those souls travel from one point to another only through the passage of light in the seventh sky or realm. One hears the other through the language of only heart or soul which goes  to say  that the sensory perceptions at this level and plane are extremely subtle and it is the  mind or manas which senses and feels the other divine being there.  Hence there is no scope of misunderstanding between any of them. Everyone wishes to help each other in furthering their higher spiritual and divine goals and they derive exceptional happiness in doing so.

When someone from Earth connects his/her mind with a soul at this level it is only through intuition that he/ she is connected with because the medium  of  instruction and communication is the very fine and refined cosmic energy called the intuitive rays emanating from the astral region and received by the third eye on the Earth called the divine eye or divya drishti.

My friends, you must have found this piece of enlightening information startling. These articles must awaken us so that we reform our present life now here on Earth and even after we die. As life is continuous and reincarnation is inevitable, it is our duty to enrich our souls so that we live and flourish in harmony, love, peace and joy wherever we are – On earth and in Heaven….

Why do we die?

May 1, 2012

Man has been gifted with the power to act by God. The power to act in a man also comprises the power of their effects embedded in them. The power to act is the cause called karma and the power of manifestation in a seed- karma is the power of effect or karma fal. Cause and effect go hand in hand; karma will lead to karma phal.

The earth gives birth to not only the seeds of plants and trees on its soil, nevertheless it is the same  place where we all are born. It is the place where the effects of all the karmas done by all on this earth are manifested in time in some or the other form which we all have to reap.

The will to die or one’s sankalpa to die is necessary before the body and soul separate. Sometimes the will to live is much more stronger than the will to die.  Death is inevitable to the one who is born and it cannot be prolonged if desired unless in some exceptional cases where one performs unselfish  deeds in abundance.  God blesses that pious soul and grants grace time so that more good deeds are done for the benefit of mankind on this Earth.

We die because the harvest of one life exhausts and the seeds of the left over karmas are carried forward in next life.

Along with our karmas are also fixed the number or count of our shvaas or breath. The number of breath depends on the quality of performed deeds or karmas. As we live day by day, the count of breath diminishes and we approach the final stage. The cessation of life force in our breath is death.

Who decides when should we die?

Our karmas.

Who decides the quality of death and the state of consciousness at the time of our exit from the world ?

Our karmas.

What shapes our next life?

Our karmas.