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The Meaning of Life and Its Realization

Author Dr.Vladimir Antonov
Translated by Dr.Mikhail Nikolenko

The Evolution (positive development) of the Universal Consciousness goes on through incarnation of particles of Its energy into material bodies (on planets suitable for organic life to exist) and through development of them in these bodies.
The process of growth of every such particle begins on lattices of minerals and then proceeds sequentially in vegetal, animal, and human bodies.

At the human stage of development — after many successful incarnations into human bodies — every such energy unit (unit of consciousness, soul), which is a "lump" of self-aware energy, receives an opportunity to merge with the Creator and thus to enrich Him with itself. It is for this purpose that God creates physical worlds in various parts of the universe.

Thus, the meaning of human life consists in conscious self-development (as a consciousness, soul) in qualitative and quantitative aspects with the goal of attaining Divinity and merging with the Creator.

The Creator provides people with information about this through prophets and by incarnating into human bodies Those Who have already attained Perfection and merged with God. He also directs the process of development of all embodied souls through the Holy Spirit and other spirits. (It is manifested, in particular, as realization of the so-called “law of karma” in destinies of people).

The Creator is interested that only worthy souls approach His Abode. By providing people with the freedom to choose their paths (freedom of will), including slightly limited freedom in making errors, He can select worthy ones.

At earlier stages of personal development, one can evolve through learning to control the body, through providing good living conditions for oneself and for others, as well as through reproductive activity. At the next stage, one develops the intellect by acquiring and using scientific knowledge, through creative activity in science and business. At the higher stages, one acquires esoteric and religious knowledge and masters methods of self-development.

It is through meditative training that one learns to enter the subtle strata of the Creation and to settle there. The final step on this Path is entering the Abode of the Creator and Merging with Him there. One’s permanent establishment in this status constitutes the end of the individual soul’s evolution.

The Creator is One, because All Those Who have merged with Him exist in the primordial eon in a mutually dissolved state, and all They experience Themselves as united “I” and “non-I” at the same time, i.e. as One Universal Self. There are no individual souls-consciousnesses in the Abode of the Creator.

But such Perfect Souls may continue to help people by individualizing Parts of this Self in the world of the Creation. They help incarnated people by either acting from the non-embodied state or by incarnating in human bodies.

They are many. The most known of Them at the current stage of the evolution on Earth are Huang Di, Krishna, Jesus Christ, Gautama Buddha, Babaji from Haidakhan, and Sathya Sai Baba (Their Teachings are analyzed in the book [6]).

… The prerequisite for walking the spiritual Path consists in accepting the principle of Love. "God is Love" — this fundamental formula was declared to people of the Earth by Jesus Christ. Sathya Sai Baba, Avatar of modern days, is constantly repeating and explaining the same principle in His discourses.

In particular, it follows from this formula that for the sake of self-perfection, for the sake of  approaching the Creator — we should strive to transform ourselves into steadfast Love.

The call "to transform oneself into Love" acquires a concrete meaning if the nature of the human organism and the methods of its development are understood in a scientific way (for more details see [4,5,7,8]). In order to understand this, one has to accept the following basic principles:

Man is not a body but a consciousness (soul) that lives in the body and is temporarily connected with it.
Emotions are states of consciousness.

The organs responsible for generation of emotions are the chakras (not the brain). In particular, the anahata chakra (located in the chest) is responsible for generation of different variations of love. A completely formed spiritual heart occupies the whole volume of the chest. This organ can be easily developed with the help of special psychoenergetical techniques by people who are ready for this.

Omitting many less important details, which can be found in our books, we can state that further development of man on the Path toward Mergence with God consists in growing as a spiritual heart that expands from the anahata chakra. This growth then continues in the space around the physical body, then the spiritual heart grows to the size of our planet, and then — to cosmic sizes.

Development of oneself as a spiritual heart is the only way of approaching the Creator, cognizing Him, and merging with Him.

… We have already mentioned that the positive evolution of individual consciousnesses has two main aspects: qualitative and quantitative.

We have discussed the quantitative aspect: it is represented by direct growth of the "lump" of the individual soul’s energy — from small to cosmic sizes. It is not difficult to do if one has the necessary knowledge and knows the methods of this kind of work (including meditations on special places of power, as well as other techniques). It takes one or two years, sometimes even less.

The qualitative development of the soul includes three components: ethical and intellectual ones, and refinement.

The ethical component implies a compassionate and caring attitude toward all forms of life.

Ethical self-correction implies also total elimination of all qualities of the soul that are incompatible with the principle of Love: i.e. various forms of anger, violence, arrogance, self-admiration, egoistic sexuality, and other manifestations of human egocentrism. It is done by means of conscious repentance and self-control.

The ethical component of the development of man also implies cultivation of love for the Creator and devotion to Him, also gradual replacement of self-centeredness with God-centeredness.

Intellectual development also has three components: enrichment of erudition, a creative component, and the ability to discriminate between false and true views. For acquiring these qualities it is helpful to receive education, to participate in various social activities on helping other people in everything good, to study religious experience of many schools, and to have personal religious experience.

The third component of the qualitative aspect of soul’s development consists in refinement (increasing the level of subtlety) of the consciousness. It is by the level of their subtlety (or coarseness) that spatial dimensions of the multidimensional Absolute differ between themselves. They are like discreet radio frequency ranges. The subtlest layer of the Universal Consciousness is the Creator. On the opposite end there is the abode of devils and demons; this is hell.

Spatial dimensions are not mathematical abstractions. For a developed and subtle consciousness, they represent quite visible layers. The boundaries between them look like the one between water and transparent oil contained in the same glass vessel.

After disembodiment, an individual soul settles in the layer that corresponds to the state which the soul became accustomed to during its life in the body. (The author knows this in particular from his own experience of two clinical deaths described in the book [2]). Therefore, we should hurry to eliminate all coarse emotional states in ourselves and to cultivate the subtlest ones by all means — because the death of the physical body is nearing every day. Subtle emotions can be cultivated by means of attuning to the subtlest phenomena of living nature, to sublime works of art, also in harmonious sexual relationships and parenthood.

But a quick transformation of the emotional sphere and control of emotions can be gained only with the help of the methods of psychical self-regulation based on working with the emotion-generating organs of the human organism — chakras and some main meridians. One such system of psychical self-regulation was developed and tested for many years by our spiritual School [7,8].