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The fleshly body is made of the fixed, objectified dreams of the Creator. The dualities are ever-present on earth: disease and health, pain and pleasure, loss and gain. Human beings find limitation and resistance in three-dimensional matter. When man's desire to live is severely shaken by disease or other causes, death arrives; the heavy overcoat of the flesh is temporarily shed. The soul, however, remains encased in the astral and causal bodies. The adhesive force by which all three bodies are held together is desire. The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man's slavery.
"Physical desires are rooted in egotism and sense pleasures. The compulsion or temptation of sensory experience is more powerful than the desire-force connected with astral attachments or causal perceptions.
originally posted by: rememberthetrees
a reply to: FormOfTheLord
I keep seeing this book quoted but I have yet to read it. I will put it towards the top of my ever increasing list. I have been looking into this very topic, slowly, I might add. Never enough time in the day! I am currently studying the sutras on topics of samsara and sunyata.
I happen to agree that sensory experience is very powerful and desire is the adhesive force. Your post has pushed me to look into it all a little deeper and I thank you for your direction.
Desire has many faces. I think on some level desire can be a great tool for learning. Over coming it in our lives is very hard to do. We tend too blend it with survival instincts which is very understandable and maybe even helpful, to a certain extant, but can easily become a problem when what we "want" becomes what we "need". When what we wanted wasn't really what we needed.
Please excuse my limited way of communication. In such topics it is even harder to put into words especially for me, as I have LLD. Language is not my forte! However, I love discussing such topics and learning new ways to communicate what I want to say! Usually I prefer pics and vids to get across my message, I am a visual person, but here I have to work at formulating what I want to say!! Gotta work at it!
Love your posts by the way!
originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
originally posted by: EviLCHiMP
a reply to: FormOfTheLord
Its been said that various beautific mansions or vibratory regions are provided for both good and evil spirits. So it would seem everything is seperated out one from another. Masters state that good ones can travel freely going wherever they wish, but the evil spirits or those whose karmic conditioning is more negative oriented, or have a low vibration so to say are confined to limited zones.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: UniFinity
Lucky... But to me astral is an illusion, and i mean that in the most positive possible way: it is the pure playground for our mind. Since "me" is made of three it just feels logical they influence eachother.
what happens when you wake up from life