Responsibility and FamilyI am the adult
Responsibility – The Adult
The player, here a home-builder, is now mature enough to “become one” with an unknown other. In this stage she experiments with “balance”. This is the level of the “mahaloka”, the loka of thoughtlessness. I, personally, interpret this level as a level where you follow your heart.
The player, here, tries to rectify past mistakes. “Sudharma” (one’s own dharma) accelerates her forward, while “adharma” (actions inspired by “material / physical attachments”) pulls her to the lowermost level. Thus, forcing her to re-evaluate, re-learn and re-initiate her journey from “moha”. This is the level where the player must put good habits into practice (“uttam gati”), have faith in nature spirits (“yakshaloka”) and indulge in the essence of taste, smell and pure sound.
Does your personal experience resonate with the different cells of this stage? Please share your thoughts and please comment.
This is the stage of the 4th chakra (anāhata) which resides in the heart and the colour is green. The dominant sensory experience is tactile / touch. The sleeping posture associated with this stage is the “log” (sleeping on the left side) for 5 to 6 hours nightly. Tāntric texts suggest that mastering this chakra gives the yogin the power to become invisible, unnoticeable and levitate or travel at will. She is able to see objects of both the visible and the invisible universes and gains mastery over time.
praśhāntātmā vigata-bhīr brahmachāri-vrate sthitaḥ
manaḥ sanyamya mach-chitto yukta āsīta mat-paraḥ
– The Bhagavad Gita VI:14
yena puṇya-janān etān
avadhīs tvam anāgasaḥ
-srimad bhagavatam 4.11.7
nabhaso ‘tha vikurvāṇād
abhūt sparśa-guṇo ‘nilaḥ
parānvayāc chabdavāṁś ca
prāṇa ojaḥ saho balam
vāyor api vikurvāṇāt
udapadyata tejo vai
tejasas tu vikurvāṇād
āsīd ambho rasātmakam
rūpavat sparśavac cāmbho
ghoṣavac ca parānvayāt
viśeṣas tu vikurvāṇād
ambhaso gandhavān abhūt
-Srimad-Bhagavatam 2.5: 26-29
Guruji emitted the divine fragrance from himself which was akin to that of heavenly roses. Even today, long after he is no longer there in his physical form, his fragrance is felt as a proof of his presence very much in spirit!
-Raghu Rai on Nirmal Singhji Maharaj
dharmaḥ projjhita-kaitavo ’tra paramo nirmatsarāṇāṁ satāṁ
vedyaṁ vāstavam atra vastu śivadaṁ tāpa-trayonmūlanam
śrīmad-bhāgavate mahā-muni-kṛte kiṁ vā parair īśvaraḥ
sadyo hṛdy avarudhyate ’tra kṛtibhiḥ śuśrūṣubhis tat-kṣaṇāt
Meaning world of nature spirits Existence of individual spirits that inhabit natural objects and phenomena in the world. living supernatural being Existing incorporeal being. passion Strong and barely controllable emotion. Audio Story Interpretation “Yakṣaloka”World...read more
lokān āpnoti karhicit
Those who are situated in the mode of goodness act piously according to Vedic injunctions. Thus they are elevated to the higher planetary systems where the demigods live.
― Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.29.28
(Sri Nārada Muni explains to King Prācīnabarhiṣat)
yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham
-Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 7
No duty is ugly, no duty is impure it is only the way in which the work is done, that determines its worth. – Vyādha Gitaread more