Much emphasis is placed on maintaining and enhancing our physical bodies, even by those of us pursuing spiritual development. This is natural enough, though can lead innocently to a coarser, materially oriented way of seeing ourselves and the world.
The common paradigms that guide our bodies’ care and feeding are outmoded, driven by our past Kali Yuga, an age of most profound ignorance and suffering.
Although those in spiritual circles speak often about enlightenment, this is largely focused on uniting with our earth family. There is certainly nothing wrong with this, and is in fact the fulfillment of Brahman, but there is a subtle distortion that creeps into this model, a prejudice in favor of universal life.
What could possibly be a limitation with universal life, with Unity? Because it begins through its partial success to ignore cosmic life, Brahman, our birthright. By denying the neighboring Reality of cosmic life, Unity remains confined to Universal consciousness. Unity roams all the way to the ends of the physical universe, the innumerable galaxies, and that is it. Endless worlds of material manifestation; black holes, white holes, exo- planets, “dark matter”, endless beings, endless worlds of space-time. Universal consciousness. Shrug. 🙂
There is more, a lot more. For one thing the material world, universal life, is a subset of cosmic life, of Brahman. This means that to live Brahman, unlike all prior states of enlightenment, we are not constrained by universal life. Imagine the fullness of Heaven and the complex machinery of Hell, united in Totality, ever surrendered in service to Mother Divine – This is Brahman.
What this means in practical terms is that the body and mind are incapable of being touched or affected by disease, evil, negativity, or ignorance. Life even with all possibilities ever available, remains stable, healthy, present, and enjoyable.
With a cosmic physiology, living Brahman, there is nothing of universal life that cannot be transcended. So we have endless health, wealth, strength, love, invincibility, and stamina, to accomplish any desire for our human family here on Earth. The work never stops, nor does the success. 🙂
~ Jai Guru Dev ~