The Pranic Body: A Bio Energetic Template For Living Matter
The human organism is organized around an energy pattern, a blue print of sorts that lays the foundation for the flow of energy and the manifestation of physical matter.
Ancient Chinese medicine, particularly the science of acupuncture teaches about subtle energy patterns and junction points called meridians, and the energy force of chi. Yoga teaches the same, but this energetic blueprint of the human body is called the pranamaya kosha, or the pranic body, and is composed of prana.
This phenomenon has been studied and even recorded by modern scientist using Kirlian photography, which is able to capture images of corona discharges (the glow around a conductor of electricity) from organic matter.
The Blueprint of the Body and Mind
Even when an original part of the object has been severed and is absent, the energy field of the complete organism (including the missing member) can be seen.
What is important to understand about this subtle energy template is that it pre-exists before the formation of the object, and it remains after damage. Therefore, it is possible to rebuild damaged tissue and organs using a combination of mostly pranic healing, strategic use of nutrition and physical therapy.
The next question one might naturally be led to ask is what is the source of this subtle energy template?
Holograms of Sound and Light
The implications of the subtle energy template are huge. If it exists prior to, and after the appearance of physical matter then that means we must change our perspective of everything we know. We are self-manifested, like holograms of sound and light. We are not the result of the food we eat alone, that is only one dimension of our being.
The source of matter is energy, and the source of energy is mind. Energy flows where the mind goes. This is a foundational principle of working with prana.
In fact, we are manifesting our very existence from the inside out. We are the source of our being, and not the affect of the world.
The Matrix of Time and Space
In our time, some of the greatest minds have proposed similar theories to that of the ancient rishis. Space is not empty, quite to the contrary. The entire universe is alive, a literal ocean of life force energy. Both Einstein and Tesla proposed theories that energy is everywhere, and boundless. They proposed theories that space is not a void, but more akin to the ether of the ancients; from which matter condenses out of a vacuum state and into the matrix of time and space.
Matter is the dense frequency of energy at a slow vibration. Although nutrients and food do help maintain the body, matter is ultimately nourished by the cosmic life force energy that is channeled into body through the subtle energy template. The organism can live for an extended duration without food, but begins to decay and disintegrate immediately when the life force is absent.
The Fractal Universe
The entire universe is in a liquid moving state. Nothing is truly solid. What appears to be physical matter now is only energy vibrating at a slower frequency. Eventually it will return to energy, mind, consciousness and back to the ether of the unified field of cosmic life force. .
Let us take a gross example by examining the life cycle of an apple. The apple begins as a fertilized seed, and the subtle energy template manages the flow of cosmic energy and its growth into a ripe delicious fruit.
From the farm the apple travels to the grocery store where it is sorted, chosen, and consumed. The most subtle vital energies left from the life force that hasn’t left the apple, such as enzymes, immediately merges with the life force of the consumer.
The slower frequencies of energy in the apple, such as nutrients and fiber, assimilate in the body within a matter of minutes. The apple is reduced to energy and is used for physical and mental expression. The subtlest energies from the apple are expressed and spent in the form of heat from thought, and then merge back into the ether.
From this perspective the ocean can be seen as a steady flow of various densities of life-force energy. Everything is alive. Matter can never be destroyed. The universe is infinite, existing on endless scales like a fractal. What appears to be an individual unit on one dimension is only the seamless part of a much larger unit of a larger dimension, and vice versa.
The Light Body
There is a dimension between the energetic field and the physical body. This is the dimension of an extremely subtle energy that is flowing faster than the speed of light. This has been called by various names, but most recently this discovery has been termed as tachyon energy.
The next densest level of the energetic field of the body is light, and following that is the dimension of sound.
Sound and light are the basic components of the vital life force energy, or prana shakti. It is for this reason that mantra is held in such high esteem and often a core aspect of high yoga sadhana and tantric rituals. Mantras are sounds with exceptionally high frequencies relating to particular universal archetypal energies.
Mantric Tools for Self Transformation
The literal meaning of mantra is to ‘tune the mind’. The mantras tune the resident frequency of the practioner to the frequency of the mantra being chanted. When the mantra is recited enough times, one has successfully tuned themselves in and begins oscillating at that level of reality and experiencing that particular dimension. At that time one gains the fruit of the mantra.
In Mantra Yoga there are certain mantras that are universal and anyone can chant, and others that belong to certain ancient living traditions and must be received by someone who has received that mantra from a master and has mastered it themselves before passing it on.
Mantras that anyone can use are the gayatri mantra, maha mrtyunjaya, om namah shivaya, and the many bija mantras such as ‘aim hrim shrim’.
When we view the world from the perspective of energy, frequency and vibration the science of mantra becomes vividly real and the application is apparent.