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Layers of Reality
|by Dr. Anil Rajvanshi|
All over the world, and in every civilization, large number of cases has been reported about ghost sightings, poltergeist incidents, production of materials from thin air, out of body experiences and other paranormal phenomena. Quite a few can be thought of as trickery or sleight of hand-type events, but majority of these phenomena have remained a mystery. Nevertheless all these cases point towards the possibility of reality or layers of them, which is beyond our level of perception and out of our four dimensional world.
So a curiosity arose regarding the nature of this reality and entities and what is the possible cause of their existence. This is the subject of this essay. Nevertheless a question can be asked as to why are we interested in knowing about these layers of reality and what benefit will it be to us especially when it does not affect majority of people? Isn’t ignorance bliss?
The primary reason is that humans have an inherently curious nature to know about unknown and gain knowledge. The second reason is that quite a number of people are fearful of the unknown and hence are influenced by tantriks, witch doctors etc. who claim to have control over these entities. Thus they spend huge amount of money on these tantriks who play on their fear and insecurities. If people become aware of this reality and understand its nature then their fears will be reduced.
And finally in some cases these entities influence the thought process of some people and in few cases have even changed the course of history of mankind. For example Koran was “dictated” by an entity archangel Gabriel to Mohammad. Similarly there are claims that Hitler, who was a mediocre solider, showed brilliant war strategy guided by a shining being. It was also claimed that he was a medium for some of these entities.
I feel that humans have always been used as an instrument by these entities since this is possibly the only way for them to express themselves. Mahatma Gandhi spoke many times that he was an ordinary person but sometimes “truth” spoke through him and then he reached a level of super human being.
Hence it is in our interest to know a little bit about these entities and layers of reality.
Perception of Reality
One of the aspects of such a powerful and evolved brain is that it also becomes acutely aware of its surroundings. This happens partly because of the need for maximization of experience and hence the brain seeks ever expanding spheres of experience. Thus it is able to expand its horizons to encompass our world, solar system and universe. This expansion also gives us a tremendous sense of peace, tranquility and perspective on our life. This is the genesis of wisdom.
There are large numbers of instances of advanced Yogis, scientists and inventors who have discovered the universal truths by plucking them from the knowledge space. This requires preparation and tremendous concentration of the mind for a long time and is akin to Sanyam of Patanjali Yoga.
Majority of ordinary people who are weighed down by mundane things and get caught up in overload of information, do not become aware of the higher reality. They are constantly reacting to the events around them and do not have time for themselves. Only when we sit still and think deeply that we start increasing our brain’s processing power and become aware of higher reality.
This expansion of our horizons or yearning for Universal Consciousness gives us an awareness of reality and life in different dimensions. Sage Patanjali has spoken about this reality in couple of his shlokas where he says “When a Yogi is fairly advanced in his Sadhana he will be approached by celestial beings. The Yogi should be careful about such a contact and there should neither be attachment nor surprise, for undesirable connections can occur again”. Interestingly Patanjali does not discuss the nature of these beings and what their attributes are.
Nature of Entities
Lots of tantriks, charlatans and so called miracle ‘god men’ have close interaction and connections with some of these entities. These entities do their bidding but also demand their pound of flesh which is why most of these ‘god men’ fall pray to their own shenanigans and these spirits. Thus it is best to be always wary of such influences and to keep away from them.
How are these entities formed? It is possible that these entities are ghost structures which remain stable even after the physical body is dead. How this structure remains stable and how it is sustained remains a mystery. It is also possible that the ghost form is a template of the physical being and takes time to “dissolve” after the physical death and this form somehow in some cases becomes stable and is fed by the psychic energies. In Indian mythology this ghost form is sometimes called “Sukshma shareer”. This is almost similar to Prigogine’s dissipative structures which remain stable because of the energy feeding them. One example of a dissipative structure is convection currents in a body of water heated from below. The heated water rises in the container and is replaced by the cold water from top and thus the convection is developed. This convection structure exists as long as the container gets energy from the heat source.
Similarly all great heroes, yogis and enlightened human beings after their death reach the status of gods since they are actively remembered by humans. The continuous remembrance by large number of humans creates a stable structure for that god entity.
The best way for us not to be involved with the lower entities is to never ask them for any favors. Majority of humans want a magic wand to get over their fears and insecurities and hence become an easy prey to tantriks, soothsayers, etc. If we actively work as karma yogis on our insecurities then we do not need the help of these entities.
We should certainly remember the higher energy entities and the benevolent gods but we should ask them for favors of vivek, wisdom, better minds and how we can help in the betterment of mankind and not for mundane and petty personal favors.
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