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Yogic Anatomy – The Ten Bodies
“Mastery or Mystery” | Calmness, Subtlety, Mastery
Am I subtle and sensitive and can I penetrate beyond superficiality? What is the REAL purpose of life?
Your Subtle Body helps you see beyond the immediate realities of life to the sublime universal play that lies beyond. When your Subtle Body is strong, you have great finesse and a powerful calmness. Nothing in life is a mystery to you. You learn quickly and master situations easily. You’re able to walk into a room and intuitively know what’s going on.
The Subtle Body and Soul Body are intricately connected because the Subtle Body carries the Soul at the time of death.
If your Ninth Body is weak, you may be naive and easily fooled, unintentionally crude or rough in your speech or behavior. You may be restless, because you lack the peace that comes from flowing with the way things are.
Key to Balancing: Do any meditation or kriya for 1,000 days.
“All or Nothing” | Royal Courage, Radiance, Nobility
Is my life an example of courage, loyalty, and creativity?
The Radiant Body gives you spiritual royalty and radiance. It’s strength makes you courageous in the face of any obstacle. You exert a magnetic presence and command the respect of all who know you. You approach life with an “all or nothing” attitude, and always give 110%. Yogi Bhajan calls the Tenth Body “one-plus” because it’s one (your Soul Body), plus your radiance.
If your Tenth Body is under developed, you may be afraid of conflict. You may shy away from other people’s attention, because you are afraid of the energy and responsibility that comes with the recognition of your inner nobility. You may feel ineffective and unable to come through in situations.
Key to Balancing: Commitment. Do not cut the hair.
“Infinity” | Divine Vision, Truth for All
Is my identity Sat Nam (Highest Self)? Do I allow Infinity to flow through me?
11 represents the sound current, the well spring of Infinity from which all mantras originate. Yogi Bhajan says, “When the God in you, and the human in you are in parallel unisonness, then you are an 11. You have no duality, you have Divine vision, and the truth flows from you. You don’t have to find anything outside of you. The jewels are all in you–you are rich inside, you have satisfaction and contentment. In this pure state of consciousness you have the ability to see all events as God’s play, and recognize the God in all. You can direct the play of all Ten Bodies at will. You can direct all parts of your being from an impersonal, expensive space that allows infinity to flow through you at all times. If at any time, any moment, you misuse your spiritual power, then you are negative, a fanatic. You are without compassion, which is a sign of supreme selfishness. The reality of life is selflessness.”
Key to Balancing: Nam Simran or meditative recitation of the words of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib.