An individual is divided into seven bodies. The first body is the physical body which is visible and we all know it. Beyond the physical body, there is the second body, etheric body. There is the third body i.e. an astral body which is beyond the etheric body. Beyond the astral body; there is the mental body. The fifth body, i.e. the spiritual body, is after mental body; beyond it, there is the cosmic body. And beyond all, there is the seventh body called bodiless body or nirvanic body.
The Physical Body
From birth till the first seven years of life, the physical body (
The Etheric Body
After seven years till fourteen years – the
The Astral Body
From the age of fourteen to twenty, the
The girls reach puberty at the age of thirteen to fourteen years all over the world. Since the last twenty-five years, the age for reaching puberty is decreasing and decreasing. Nowadays, we have seen that an eleven years girl attains puberty. The decreasing of the voting age to eighteen is a signal that a person now satiates the function of twenty-one years in eighteen years. However, twenty-one years are requisite for the development of the astral body in a normal case. The majority of people do not rise ahead than this. Their surmount stops suddenly with the growth of the third body, and there is no anterior fabrication for the rest of their lives.
The Mental Body
Between the ages of twenty-one to twenty-eight years, the manas
Unending potentialities inaugurate in front of us with each body that develops fully. If the etheric body is not developed and stagnated after the first seven years of development, for such person have no any interest in life beyond eating and drinking. The people will be
People become intellectual and contemplative in the civilization in which the third body grows completely. All types of significant intellectual revolutions take place important in a society or in a nation due to complete growth of the third body among the people. Such issue was seen among the people in the period of Buddha, Mahaveer, etc. Those people followed the royal path of such enlightened masters.
Some strange experiences are observed with the full development of the mental body. It has potentialities like telepathy, hypnotism, clairvoyance, etc. These give the abilities to have contact with one another in absentia of obstacles from time or place; the capacity to understand the thoughts mentally of other without asking or emit thoughts into another. Such people can set up a thought into another without any outer support. A person with the fully developed mental body can proceed the journey outside of his body; he can remain apart from the physical body and can do astral projection.
There are hyperphysical possibilities in the fourth body, but normally it remains undeveloped as there are many menaces as well as many spoofs. The possibilities of deception rise with the abilities start being subtler and subtler. The world that begins from the mental body is subjective while the world till the astral body is objective.
The Kundalini, dream, siddhis (spiritual accomplishment) mentioned in yoga, etc are the parts on the mental body. Imagination and thoughts are also underlying areas of the fourth body.
When the kundalini awakens it becomes impossible to take intoxicants. The alcohol influence mental body very quickly as it is very delicate. The mental body of a woman is even more delicate. That is why a woman gets highly affected by alcohol; she does more hazardous than a man who does so. Alcohol affects woman quickly and she goes out of her control. So women protect themselves from this peril by certain rules in society.
A simple method to know whether the fourth (mental) body is active or not- if you get that you have to suppress the emotion of rage or violence, then kundalini has not awakened. A composite change is seen in your
Heaven and hell appertain at the mental body, and one who stays here will realize the situation of heaven and hell. Most of the people stop at the first, second or third body; for them, life between birth and death becomes everything; they think that there
The Spiritual Body
The Sanskrit term for the spiritual body is “
The Cosmic Body
This is the sixth body-
The Nirvanic Body
This is a stage of bodilessness, an incorporeal state. This is the final situation only the void outstays. Everything disappears not even the brahman remains. No cosmic reality, but only the emptiness. What happens there? Buddha replied, “The blaze dies out.” Then what happens? – “When there is no blaze, question dissolves.” Where has question gone? Where is the blaze now?’ It is dissolved, and that is the final.” The word nirvana means the end of the flame or blaze.
When one grows beyond his soul, when he desires to leave it, he pierces the cosmic body. The fifth body is the gateway of liberation, and if he accesses up to the sixth there achieve God-realization stage. Then the question of liberation disappears. Now he declares “Aham Brahmasmi” – I am God – is of this superficies. Yet one step is more, which is the final leap – where there is nothingness or empty; there is no