Gross and Subtle Bodies – Study Circle | Regional Retreat & Zonal Parthi Pilgrimage Updates
Sunday, May 15th 2022 @ 7:30 AM
This Sunday, we will start off with Bhajans starting at 10:00 AM , following with a presentation about upcoming Regional Retreat / Zonal Parthi Pilgrimage and Study circle topic as “Gross and Subtle Bodies”. See the topic below..
Sathya Sai Vahini
Gross and subtle bodies The body is composed of cells, which are made up of atoms. The atoms are also physical phenomena. They are fundamentally inert matter (jada), composite and unfeeling. The Vedanthins speak of a subtle body, separate from this gross body. That too is physical. It is the centre of subtle skills and force. It is in this body that all the subtle mental feelings and agitations take place. Each force can work only through some medium or other, which is physical. The same power that operates the gross body works through the subtle processes of thought. They are not two different entities. One is the subtle form of the other, that is all.
What is the source of these powers? If we delve deep, we will find that there are two things in nature: space (akasa) and the life force (prana). Space is the source of all the gross and subtle material one encounters; when the life force contacts it, due to the impact the space principle transforms itself into either gross or subtle, in varying proportions. The life force is omnipresent, like space. It can also penetrate everywhere and everything. Like the blocks of ice that water becomes and that float and move about on water, the life force acts on space and bodies appear. The life force is the force that moulds the space into various forms. The gross body is the vehicle of the life force that it has shaped out of space. The subtle body is of the form of thought, feeling, etc.
When the subtle body is transcended, the awareness of the Reality becomes manifest. Just as fingernails persist as part of our gross body, however often we pare them, so too the subtle body is an integral part of one’s makeup.
Chapter 7 Sathya Sai Vahini Sri Sathya Sai Bhagawan
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