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Panchadashi Lesson - B0206: Subtle Body

Panchadashi
Module - B
Unit - B02
Lesson - B0206: Subtle Body makes living beings superior
By Raja Subramaniyan

Statement 16: Based on the 19 actions performed by a gross body, we deduce the existence of a subtle body.

We can observe and list out the following 19 actions, which we do but a dead body cannot do. From this we can infer that, we must be having specific instruments (not perceivable to five senses) to carry out these actions.

1. I can HEAR. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called EAR created from SPACE and functioning from the physical location called EAR.
2. I can feel the TOUCH. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called SKIN created from AIR and functioning from all over the body.
3. I can SEE. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called EYES created from FIRE and functioning from the physical location called EYES.
4. I can TASTE. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called TASTING TONGUE created from WATER and functioning from the physical location called TONGUE.
5. I can SMELL. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called NOSE created from EARTH and functioning from the physical location called NOSE.
6. I can SPEAK. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called SPEAKING TONGUE created from SPACE and functioning from the physical location called TONGUE.
7. I can HANDLE things. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called HANDS created from AIR and functioning from the physical location called HANDS.
8. I can WALK. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called LEGS created from FIRE and functioning from the physical location called LEGS.
9. I can REPRODUCE. Therefore I should be having a set of invisible instruments called REPROUDCTIVE ORGANS created from WATER and functioning from various REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS.
10. I can DIGEST food and excrete wastes. Therefore I should be having a set of invisible instruments called ORGANS OF DIGESTION AND EXCRETION created from EARTH and functioning from various ORGANS OF DIGESTION AND EXCRETION.
11. I can BREATHE. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called LIFE FORCE 1 functioning from the physical location called HEART.
12. I can DIE. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called LIFE FORCE 2 functioning from the physical location called THROAT.
13. I can ABSORB ENERGY from food. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called LIFE FORCE 3 functioning from the physical location called NAVEL.
14. I can PUSH OUT the wastes. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called LIFE FORCE 4 functioning from the physical location called ANUS.
15. I can PROVIDE ENERGY for the whole body. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called LIFE FORCE 5 functioning from all over the body.

All the five LIFE FORCES are created by combining the ENERGY strand of space, air, fire, water and earth.

16. I can THINK and DOUBT. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called MIND.
17. I can JUDGE, DECIDE and KNOW. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called INTELLIGENCE.
18. I can REMEMBER. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called MEMORY.
19. I have SELF-AWARENESS. Therefore I should be having an invisible instrument called EGO.

All the four modes of mind are created by combining the AURA strand of space, air, fire, water and earth and it resides at heart and functions from the brain.

These 19 invisible instruments together are given a name 'Subtle body', which is available in the human beings. Other living beings have subtle body with lesser number of instruments. Inert matter does not have any subtle body.

Now that we have found a major missing link in our understanding of the universe, it will be fruitful to know more about the invisible subtle body.

Understanding the Subtle Body
1. Our five Sense Organs (Ear, skin, eye, tasting tongue and nose) perceive the external world and report.
2. Each sense organ can perceive only one quality of the external world.
3. Our five Action Organs (Hands, legs, digestive organs, reproductive organs and talking tongue) are used to transact with the external world.
4. The mind is the leader of all these ten organs.
5. The mind cannot get any knowledge from the external world without using the five sense organs.
6. The mind cannot do any transaction with the external world without using the five action organs.
7. The mind needs to support the functioning of each organ and an organ cannot overrule the decision of the mind unless one has epilepsy kind of psychological problems.
8. At a given time, any one organ alone can work because mind is only one and the organs cannot function without the support of the mind. However the processing speed of mind is very huge and it can do multi-tasking.
9. The mind makes interpretations and judgments on the facts reported by the sense organs.
10. Sense organs cannot perceive any object in the world. Each organ is capable of perceiving just one of the five qualities of the external object and they do not have the capability of putting the information together and coming to any conclusion. For example, eyes can just report the form of the object seen and it cannot identify the object. Mind is doing this job of identification. [Sense organs have not shown us that the world is real and not an illusion. It is our mind's (wrong) conclusion]]
11. The mind has four modes of operation namely Intelligence, Ego, Mind and Memory. Intelligence should control the mind. Ego is the one, which claims 'I' and 'mine'. Eyes see but ego claims 'I see' or 'my eyes see'!
12. The mind is also made up of (subtle) matter. This can be proved by
a. Abstaining from food will deteriorate the functioning of mind
b. Type of food determines the type of mind.
c. Chemical drugs can change the moods of the mind
13. Life Force is also matter, which can be proved by abstaining from water.
14. Life Force is not under the control of mind. It is an independent entity.
15. The whole subtle body is made out of inert matter but has the power to reflect ONE. It is like a solar powered battery that gives the life power to inert matter and makes it a living being.

Thus, the only difference between a living organism and an inert matter is the existence of subtle body. Objects that do not have subtle bodies are termed as inert matter. Subtle body is composed of subtle inert matter and it can reflect the power of ONE. (This reflection is not a property, part or product of the Subtle Body and therefore cannot be included in the phrase THIS UNIVERSE.)

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