What lies beyond the physical body is a non-physical subtle body of energy. This body, the subtle body, is actually the basis of the physical body, its health and well-being. According to Rama, “the aging process, the process of decay that we see in the world, takes place largely because the physical is affected through the subtle physical.” Therefore, it is important to understand this subtle body of energy that supports our physical form.
Rama describes the chakras within our subtle body as “gateways, the guardians of the doorways of the different planes of consciousness.” In this talk, Rama maps out the subtle body in detail: “rising up though our spine is the astral nerve tube, the shushumna, and the chakras connect to it correlating to the elements of fire, earth, air and ether.”
Not only does the subtle physical body affect our physical body, but it affects destiny itself. “The subtle physical body is composed of strands or luminous fibers of energy that interconnect different planes and times. The times are what we would refer to as the past, the present and the future.” Throughout this talk, tips like controlling our emotions, selfless giving, and meditation are recommended to purify this hidden side of ours.
Talk 15 of 28 in the Lakshmi Series.