Privacy Realms Hereafter
Privacy Realms Hereafter
In the process of doing yoga practice, when I was assigned to stay at a place just above the Swargaloka realm, I discovered a hidden zone which a yogi may enter and may establish residence. This place is slightly above the Swargaloka heavenly realms but it is below the siddhaloka places where the proficient yogis go to complete the requirements for yoga practice.
There are many astral realms and sub-realms. That which is listed in the yoga texts and in the Puranas are merely collective names which do not go into detail. Suppose you migrated to Australia, how many types of cities and villages would there be? Would each be a replica of the other? Suppose you went to Peru, what climate would you encounter to the northern or southern part of the county?
Yogis who do not complete the austerities and mystic skills required for full success in practice, should prepare themselves for going to an astral place which is not the objective but which the subtle body gravitates towards because of its energy condition and whatever upgrade level it gained during the earthly life.
A yogi would experience such a place before being evicted from the physical body but he should not ignore those astral experiences. He should not arrogantly think that such places are below his attainment and thus have no value.
Experience of hereafter conditions even if it is not the preferred status, is valuable in giving the yogi an idea of where he will reside hereafter. With that he can better prepare himself for the transit. He can establish relationships with people who already live in such places.
Some great yogis like Mudgal in the Mahabharat did forthright reject offers from the supernatural rulers even, to go to higher realms at the time of leaving his body. He did this because such places were not his aspired objective. However, Mudgal is the example only for those yogis who have the power to extend the life of the physical body for the purpose of doing more austerities and completing the required practice, or for those yogis who can go to a siddhaloka place at death, where such austerities can be completed without distractions being imposed.
Patanjali Mahayogin, actually warned yogis not to accept invitations from any supernatural persons who invite the yogi to go to a heavenly realm. This is good advice. It is the best. However modern yogis should understand that such advice was for those yogis in the time of Patanjali because they were proficient and dedicated in practice and could hold out to attain their objectives. Modern yogis are not of that caliber and would miscalculate if they feel that there is no need to study the astral experiences and that they will on the basis of faith in a process, reach their objectives.
It is not that in every case of every yogi, he/she will be invited to a heavenly world as Mudgal was. It is more that most modern yogis will get no invitation but what they will get are astral experiences which gives clues about what they qualify to attain hereafter. These experiences are an alert and should be noted.
The privacy realms are interesting. As I stated that zone is slightly above the Swarga heavenly worlds where pious people go for a time after physical death, to enjoy a heavenly life in every respect before taking the next embryo.
A yogi who avoids or who rapidly transits through the Swarga heavens, and who does not qualify to reach the siddhaloka places, may either get an embryo shortly or stay in the privacy places. There he can continue the practice and get higher association from time to time.
While there in the privacy realm (guhyaloka), he would be seen only by persons whom he desires to see such that no one visits him there whom he feels may cause his practice to decrease or cease.
One particular aspect of this astral place which I observed is that persons there do not wear clothing. The climate is such that no clothing is required to protect the body from distressing heat or discomforting cold. Even though they do not wear clothing persons there cannot without being desired see each other. Each person is in a privacy dimension which is unique and which another person cannot perceive unless desired.
Yogis who need to be in association with others while practicing or otherwise, do not reach this place because it is only for those who do not required association with others.
There are astral places near the privacy realms where groups of yogis congregate and practice while encouraging each other. In those places there are no privacy zones as such.