Energy, if it vibrates, takes a form. Now you want to put a line between what is physical and what is beyond the physical. When you are talking about energy as modern science does, you’re still talking about physical energy. We refer to this as prana, which is the source of all physical creation. Beyond that also there is energy. That energy is not manifest as physical, but it is still energy. That’s what we’re calling the etheric body and the bliss body. Or these days we are calling it nothingness.

Nothingness is bliss. It does not make sense logically. You can speak logically only upto pranamayakosha (the energy sheath or body. One of the five sheaths of yogic physiology). Beyond that, it will not make any logical sense.

How can nothingness be blissful? People feel depressed when they feel like nothing. What I’m saying is, when you experience your nothingness, you feel blissful. That’s not logical. So that realm of going beyond the karma (past action, the cause of all bondage) cannot be approached logically. It’s just that you understand that the physical contains something else. It’s wrong to call it ‘something’ because it is no more a thing.

We use the word ‘something’ and all this ‘thing’ business only when it is physical. So when we say ‘nothing’, probably you would understand it better if we put a hyphen between no and thing, because it is no-thing anymore, but still it is, so that is where logic ends.

That’s where modern science ends – with the physical. The whole spiritual process is to go beyond the physical, to know something which is not physical. That which is not physical has no dimension. That which has no dimension has no sense of here and there, now and then, nothing like that. Only the physical has here and there. only the physical has now and then. That which is not physical does not subscribe to all these limitations.

– Sadhguru.

~ by revolutionwithin on October 20, 2010.

2 Responses to “Bliss.”

  1. This piece of art touches me deeply. Can you please share with me where this came from? If it is available in canvas or print I would love to be able to reflect on it daily. It resonates strongly with my feminine nature.

    • Actually, I am also trying to find out who the artist is, I tend to collect art by truckloads, and hardly ever look to see who the artist is unless it really catches my eye… this is one of those cases where I found this image without any reference to the artist.

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