Hello… I’ve got a question …… we should consider if
the ‘restitution to the universal’ occurs in full consciousness of
the being or… this individual life crumbles and forms some other life..
I hope this question of mine is not inopportune or banal… Regards Laran
allow me to intervene on the matter because it is neither inopportune
nor banal, indeed. The question directly touches the ‘core of the matter’
of true Initiation.
For the moment we must leave the complete discussion of the matter you put,
because it is part of a bigger subject than that normally dealt with in surface
esotericism. In the meantime, we can synthetically treat the subject in these
terms: the ‘universal restitution’ (to use the same figurative term)
of the energy that ‘animates’ the matter of the physical body occurs
unconsciously for the personality of the physical man; in actual fact, he is
not ‘linked’ with the life and the intelligent will of that ‘energy’,
Lacking a –link- between material substance (physical mind) and essence
of the soul (using another usual term) the energy gathered and kept by the physical
mind (the personality of man with all his passional connections), as you write:
… it crumbles and disappears, going back to the amalgam of its Mother
In this case man (as a form of individual and separate thought) truly dies,
slowly dissolving his own individuality in the ‘vitality’ of space.
If we look closer, what really dies in the physical death is his concrete thought,
namely his memory.
First the matter of the body disappears, and then the thought connected to the
same body, viz. the ‘physical memory’, slowly ‘faints’
until it dissolves. If he is emotionally connected only to the thoughts of his
physical memory, he dies as well. Physical man, basically, is only what he thinks;
if that thought stops he stops living as well. Even if death ‘doesn’t
exist’ in terms of energy, it does exist in his memory. This ‘death
of the memory’ complicates extremely the terms of the ‘conscious
recovery’ of the following ‘incarnation’ of the intelligent
being that ‘animates’ his own matter – like the diver animates
his diving suit when he goes under water.
It is not like that forever, though.
If we move the terms of the matter we can modify the link of personal conscience.
We can add a further link; that of the part of conscience in contact with the
soul conscience (we’ll continue calling it like that).
Before carrying on it is better to repeat a concept which for a long time has
originated the worst misunderstandings (to use a euphemism) in the devotional
The second link we are talking about doesn’t affect at all the first one,
regarding the physical counterpart. The first link that brings the individual
conscience in contact with impulses, emotions, desires and passion of the ‘physical-animal’
nature will be the means to educate our lower nature to the ‘light’
of the superior one.
This double thread, that goes through us and links higher and lower natures
integrating them, is the thread of ‘consciousnesses’. It is the
conscience of self and the consciousness of what we really are in every part
of us. It re-veils (veils twice) us for what we really are and it crosses us
completely, integrating every compartment of our complex nature.
This ‘thread of consciousness’ (called conscience bridge or anthahkarana)
re-sets the several natures of our identity; it can’t break our ‘presence
in ourselves’ of our consciousness, even after the activity of the lower
part stopped through the ‘death’ of the physical body.
Resuming: through the second link (which doesn’t annul the existence of
the first, against which the ‘absolutist spirits’ of the devotional
cults wrongly hurl) we are re-born to the intelligence and the will of the being
that animates us with ‘its life’. Through the re-birth of personality
the descent is complete; by descent we mean the incarnation of the soul in the
physical body which started many ages ago. In the link, soul and personality
become one and find themselves as parts of the same Unity of conscience. Mind
you: this Unity of conscience has always contained both! The soul in this link
resolves the push caused by the Unity to take charge and to ‘dominate’
its lower kingdom. Immortality is then revealed to personality, which until
then was separated from its higher nature. The soul doesn’t die! If we
connect to its conscience, we can’t lose our individual conscience.
If we have only the first link with intelligence (so to speak) of the physical
and animal nature we die, because by death we mean the dispersion of the physical
body and the disappearance of the conscious mind, therefore the loss of the
memory of self. This latter consequence, though, doesn’t occur in the
link with the ‘soul’. Man, then, passes the threshold of –
Change – in full conscience.
This is the result of the true Initiation. Here the (true) Initiate can say:
I know immortality.
It is not possible to go further into this subject; otherwise we would cross
the boundaries of the simple text to become an essay. I hope, though, that the
cue I’ve given is stimulating enough to bring attention on the journey
mentioned. It is a journey made of initiatory and spiritual Will. It is perfectly
scientific although traditional (that is the reason for the term ‘initiatory
science’); it doesn’t have anything to do with the cult of personalities
(as influential as they can be) and of icons of any nature.
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