The Luminous Body

Written by Gede Prama

Whenever meeting those spiritual friends who need deep help in the meditation sessions, it is very clear that their body has a lack of light. It’s not only the aura which has a lack of light, but also their skin, their eyes, their stories, they are all far from light. Similar to the dirty shrubs that are prone to invite snakes, the human body which has a lack of light is also prone to invite the coming of dangerous temptations.

In fact, as has been long written in the sacred book, human body is one of the most radiant bodies in this realm. A very old manuscript found in the jungles of Peru, over 2,600 years old, even explicitly mentioned that the human body is the peak of all evolution. For that reason, it is understandable when all Buddhas of the past attained perfect enlightenment when they have a human body.

Learning from many friends whose light is very dim, it’s very clear that they fail to be well-connected with their body. Sadly, some of them even blame their body. Inner seekers who have a deep understanding about holistic healing know, the human body has the ability to heal itself. Of course with one condition, someone should be well-connected with their body. Not being hostile to their body.

Similar to taking good care of the children, the children will follow the suggestions of the parents when the parents are well-connected to the children. In order to make a person well-connected with their body, especially to make the small body well-connected with the great body, it’s good to contemplate the spiritual materials below.

Soul travelers who are sensitive enough understand, that long before the biological body (physical body) is touched by pain, the psychological body (complete with its emotional states), and the body of energy (complete with it’s fatigue) are touched first. Like an early warning system, the body’s energy and psychological body has given alarms as early signs.

For that reason, whenever the energy body gives signs through fatigue in particular, learn to take a rest. Not just resting the body, but also resting the mind from all forms of inner conflict (such as bad-good, dirty-holy). When the psychological body give signs through bad memory, nightmare, anxiety, anger, learn to bring the balancing energy inside.

It can be music, recreation, happy conversations with family, until you learn to be a compassionate witness to all emotional states. Similar to hot external weather which makes us need air conditioning, it is ok to use external balancing energy like music. But the most advised step is to cool the internal hot weather using meditation practice. Especially by keeping witnessing all the flowing emotions.

In order to make the small body begin to be well-connected with the great body, it is good to be able to recognize core emotion which appears since childhood. Spiritual friends whose core emotion is anger, learn to stay away from strong winds, lightning and earthquakes. Inner seekers whose core emotion is fear, it is advisable to stay away from the night world and the signs of black magic. Soul travelers whose core emotion is sad, be careful to the cloudy, rainy, and dark weather. A dangerous spiritual accident such as suicide is often experienced by humans whose core emotion is a sad encounter with the cloud-full weather.

Above all, it is advisable to always bathe the body with the energy of consciousness. Concretely, every movement of the body – from eating, drinking, talking, walking, working, praying, even during sleeping – should be illuminated by the light of consciousness. Zen people have simple yet profound guidelines: “Only do one thing at one time”. Along with that, always remember the nature of everything is in pairs, they come and go. The partner of sad is glad, the partner of sorrow is joy. They both come and go.

That is why high-level practitioners of this era like Eckhart Tolle often said: “The next evolution is the evolution of consciousness.” Only when the human body is always bathed by the light of consciousness, then it deserves to be called a luminous body. With the last radiant body, all forms of negativity (from pain or sickness to suicide), will stay away. It is as simple as a worm moving away from a very clean tile floor. In the language of the elders of Peru, this is the peak of evolution.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo Courtesy: Twitter @h5za1.
Proofread By: Kirsty Spence.

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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