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
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
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
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
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
… The prerequisite for walking the spiritual Path consists in accepting the
principle of Love. "God is Love" — this fundamental formula was declared
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ). 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].