I received the following question:
I recently was talking to a friend who told me he knew of a man who claimed to know the secret of eternal life. I am confused as to what eternal life really is. Would you be so kind as to give me his perspective on the true meaning of eternal life?
To which I respond:
In essence, everything, everyone is the unified field, which is eternal. So in essence, everyone has eternal life. The key is awakening to that level of your being.
Many claim to have the secret of that. Very few do. It is not just a technique or a science. It is also an art. The art of working with others to facilitate their enlightenment. Many claim to be enlightened. Very few are.
Eternal life of the physical body is another matter. It is indeed possible. The question is, even if you could, why would you aspire to it? What is the motivation? In other words, “Why are you here… really?”
In regard to eternal life of the physical body: How does it “defy” entropy?
I came here to meet you, Brahmarshi.
My life has been like a river, sometimes with rocky class Vi rapids, or a 108 foot waterfall drop, sometimes with a slow rippling sweet flow, rarely with a still serene pool, never with a totally dried out riverbed… that took me to you.
Thank you for finding me, Jai Guru Dev
Your knowledge and understanding inspires me every day. Thank you for sharing.
Jai Guru Dev,
Life “defies” entropy.
Thank you your perspective. Are you saying that true enlightenment is the same as eternal life? My friend is an
alchemist who speaks of The Emerald Tablet and The Philosoper’s Stone, The Holy Grail, etc. Can true enlightenment be compared to obtaining The Philosopher’s Stone?
You stated eternal life of the physical body is possible. How can the human physical body last for eternity without
decaying? If a person strives for enlightenment but never truly achieves it, what happens to their soul when they
die? As you stated, very few people obtain enlightenment. What happens to those who don’t?
Enlightenment means awakening to the aspect of self that is eternal. The Philosopher’s Stone is a term immersed in the nebulous garb of mysticism birthed largely out of occult oblivion. I mean no disrespect, but that is the simple truth. It is in the arena of what I call astral echoes. Echoes of Truth perceived as Truth hold Truth at bay for lifetimes. It is a vast and desertous wasteland… a house of mirrors. The best way through it is to go around it.
Scientists have shown that a cell can be maintained in a petri dish indefinitely. So why not the body?
People go through lifetime after lifetime. Between lifetimes there a many many possibilities… many levels… many lokas, i.e. many ‘worlds’.
Thank you. You always have a way of helping me understand.
In your original post on eternal life of the physical body you asked why one would aspire to it. “Why are you here…
really?”. Why are we here? What is our purpose on Earth?
Life is a reality continuum… an infinite number of simultaneously valid yet contradictory realities. Wisdom is aligning with the one that best serves the moment. The expansion of happiness is one purpose. Just the nature of existence is another… Love is another… pure existentialism is another… to come to know God is another… but individually we each have our own unique purpose… Yet it is not something you discover or decide and then hold to it. The purpose unfolds ongoing. For me… now… it is to bring forth Vedic knowledge through which we will create world peace, happiness, health, and prosperity. That should keep me busy for a while!
Wow this is so intresting!!!I have a cuople off questions on my mind and by the way i think this blog is very great! Talkin live with a Master 5 years ago i couldnt have ever imagine that this ever could happen. So many thanks.
Now i wonder, do you know how to keep the body forever young? And you said many claim to be enlightend but arent, i would love to hear you comment on sri Ammabhagavan and paramahamsa Nithyananda they say they are Avataras and they are intresting to, and are you a avatara i dont want to disrespect you so plss take no offence for my questions. And another thing if one becomes englightend is it possible to come back to earth? I have so many more questions but i will keep it like this. I would be really glad if you would reply.:) thank you
After reading the blog, my heart and mind erupted with questions, some of which I have personally been working with for a while now. Throughout the day some questions seem to resolve themselves, others, as I return to the comments this evening are wonderfully answered like Brahmarshi read my mind, while still others seem as though they are part of the eternal mystery. The spirit and aliveness of this forum is so truly amazing. The question of eternal life, or should I say the promise of eternal life as Christ, Krishna, and other great Avatars have delivered to the human race is a profound wisdom so difficult to comprehend. What I have been contemplating lately is the preoccupation with the end result, enlightenment, eternal life, salvation, and the curiosity surrounding the sacred mysteries. To truly know and deeply feel your life’s purpose or to embody such a divine purpose as we are witnessing of Brahmarishi is the perfection of living. But my question is about today and tomorrow or maybe this week. What am I doing today that makes these topics relevant? Am I going to spend twenty, thirty years contemplating enlightenment and everlasting life only to have missed the whole point of living? My morning and evening meditations have become such a blessing to my life, and the daily meditation has taken on a momentum of it’s own, I am drawn to it, but if I’m being honest I do think of the future result or benefit. This point I make because there is a tendency, I think, to focus on some future goal of spiritual persuit while overlooking the blessings available in the present. Does this make sense? Brahmarshi could you help me with this?
Awesome…Yes we will. 🙂
Right there with you…when I get there.
And, to come to know God, again. Serving me in the moment.
Jai Shiva Sankara
The techniques are there for immortality. However, it is not a linear minded step one, step two process. As I say about all things, what is required is not a new set of thoughts but a new way of thinking. To responsibly respond to your question of eternal life of the physical body requires a deep understanding of life, time, and yes even space. Do I have all the details in a little book in my possession? No I do not. It is there within me and accessible? Yes it is. Ananda Mayi Ma [a great saint] said of herself that she is a small child and know nothing and also that she knows everything. I say my greatest cridential for creating Mount Soma is that I do not know how to do it. However, I find it within myself as it unfolds. It is not a cookbook. It is a state of being. And what one puts their attention upon in that state, is a matter of their unique individual nature.
I try not to comment on other teachers… particularly in public.
Yes some enlightened choose to come back. A Bodhisattva is such a being… returning again and again out of love and compassion for all beings in this world.
Keep your eye on the horizon and a steady hand on the rudder. Do not lose the forest for the trees. Water responds to what is immediately before it. However, it constantly, unswervingly, gravitates back to the ocean. You are quite capable of walking the path, yet enjoying the flowers and view along the way. Stay on the path. That is number one. Do not fret if it curves here and there along the way, but never lose sight of the way.
Thank you for answering my questions and i thought you wouldnt comment on other teachers it rarely happens and i think i understand, i think i should become enlightend quick 😛 haha, so i know things myself. And 1 thing 1 day i was trying to remeber how i was when i was younger and i couldnt do it and it was frustrating but, the same day i was looking a bit in someones teachings and what i read was something like this if you realize you cant remember how you was you are close to englightment that was mindblowing! What do you think about this?
I’m not sure if this question belongs here but I would appreciate your comments. How does the unified field concept
relate to the concept of ” As Above, So Below”? Is astrology and the study of the zodiac and such relevant to all this
or is it just more “garb of mysticism”? I read about Father Sun and Mother Moon and our connection to the stars and heaven above. And then there are angels and demons, etc. I realize there are many paths to enlightment. There
are so many different ancient belief systems (religions) how does one know what to believe and which path is the
right path? Is this what you mean when you speak of discernment? Quite frankly, I’m confused and need help.
Would you please explain all this in scientific as well as spiritual terms.
Eternal life? Too many memories of other lives and it seems I’m clearing some big notions set in some of them currently. Paradox in motion.
And on the decay of the body, more and more, I’m, looking at my silvering hair and laugh lines and enjoying them. I certainly have no desire to be the 29 year old I was in this life again. Onwards to perpetual change, birth, life, death if that continues to be how humanity unfolds.
sometimes years and years after enlightenment, you have to think to remember what it was like not be be enlightened. This does not happen until years later. Nothing like that occurs before enlightenment.
That is not for a blog but for a course. You have many questions and that is good. Please read the posted articles. Books, particularly the home study course, are available via this website. If you feel so inclined, come to classes. There you could ask all of your questions. My classes are very open and flexible… not just a rigid series of lectures. Classes are 4 times a year at Mount Soma and in San Francisco.
By sorting things out for you, all the dust will clear. That is not enlightenment, though when people experience it many think it is. It is however, a great awakening. You clearly are longing for that awakening.
Well said Charlotte!