The Spiritual Significance of the Parts of the Human Body

The very top-most portion of the human body, at the center-point on the sown of the head, represents the brahmanand.

The central part of the forehead exactly between the two eyes—also called the “third eye”—marks the junction for Saliks when they pass up and down between the Paramatma state and the universe.

The small circle (or belly button) in the center of the abdomen or navel signifies the world.

Paramatma Himself is beyond all of these.

The Majzubs, for their part, merely enjoy the Eternal Bliss (Pararnanand), Knowledge, and Power of that Paramatma state. They cannot use them for the benefit of the three worlds—mental, subtle, and gross—that comprise the universe; nor can they use this Bliss, Knowledge, and Power for others within the universe, rendering them service in the discharge of duty.

By contrast, a Sadguru not only enjoys the divine Bliss, Knowledge, and Power, but he actively uses them for others. That is, he descends back down from his Beyond state to creation-consciousness so that he can fulfill his duty by rendering service to the world.

A Sadguru is all-knowing (sarv-jnani); he is the very personification of the highest Knowledge, Bliss, and Power. For this reason he is free. He knows that nothing exists without him. He alone exists; nothing else does. Not only does he glean the enjoyment of his Knowledge, Power, and Bliss, but he brings them into active use for other beings in the world, as the Majzubs, unconscious of the world, cannot do. By means of the highest Knowledge that is his, the Sadguru knows all the ins and outs of the three worlds—subtle, gross, and mental; and by means of his Supreme Powers, he renders them help. But in the course of carrying out his work and discharging his duty within and for the benefit of the world, he remains detached and unbound by the feelings prevalent in the mental, subtle, and gross spheres. For all the while he is enjoying the ultimate Experience at the pinnacle of all feelings—which is the real Bliss or Anand.

– “Meher Baba’s Tiffin lectures”, p319
28-November-1926; Lonavala

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