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Astral Vehicle

Sep 11, 2011 12:24 PM
by Anand Gholap

"This is the first and most prominent fact ? that we have not here a strange 
new life, but a continuation of the present one. We are not separated from 
the dead, for they are here about us all the time. The only separation is the 
limitation of our consciousness, so that we have lost, not our loved ones, 
but the power to see them. It is quite possible for us to raise our consciousness, 
that we can see them and talk with them as before, and all of us constantly 
do that, though we only rarely remember it fully. A man may learn to focus 
his consciousness in his astral body while his physical body is still awake, 
but that needs special development, and in the case of the average man would 
take much time. But during the sleep of his physical body every man uses his 
astral vehicle to a greater or lesser extent, and in that way we are daily 
with our departed friends. Sometimes we have a partial remembrance of meeting 
them, and then we say we dreamt of them; more frequently we have no recollection 
of such encounters and remain ignorant that they have taken place. Yet it is 
a definite fact that the ties of affection are still as strong as ever, and 
so the moment the man is freed from the chains of his physical encasement he 
naturally seeks the company of those whom he loves. So that in truth the only 
change is that he spends the night with them instead of the day, and he is 
conscious of them astrally instead of physically."

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