In the previous article, I explained that “I” am consciousness/mind/body and “self” is consciousness (awareness). The video below explains it in an easy-to-understand way.
The “enlightenment” attained through such “awareness” is attained at the spiritual evolutionary level of 1.0. Hinduism stipulates the “seven levels of knowledge” in which the first level is “longing for light” and the seventh level is “transcendence.” Theosophy applies the six levels, in which the first level is “birth at Bethlehem” and the 6th level is ascension. The higher the evolutionary level you reach, the more expanded your consciousness and mind get.
In general, exoteric Buddhism including Zen is the path leading to evolutionary level of 1.0, while esoteric Buddhism is the path leading to evolutionary level of 2.0. There are various types of yoga. The main goal of Karma yoga and Mantra yoga is to reach the evolutionary level of 1.0. The main goal of Kundalini yoga and Tantra yoga is to reach the evolutionary level of 2.0 and that of Raja yoga and Bhakti yoga is to reach the evolutionary level of 3.0. That of Junyana yoga is to reach the evolutionary level of 4.0. Hata yoga corresponds to all evolutionary levels less than 3.0.
And now, those who have attained the level of 4.0 which corresponds to “self-realization” in the above-mentioned “seven levels of knowledge” are called “those who have attained liberation.” In Theosophy, those who have attained the evolutionary level of 5.0 or more seem to be called “Ascended Masters.” In short, the higher evolutionary level they have, the more worshipped they are.
Now, an important point here is that spiritual evolutionary level has actually nothing to do with being pure in heart. There are good people and bad people regardless of high evolutionary level. The evolutionary level of Hotsumadeities is over 60.0 but some are pure in heart and others are corrupt at heart.
Confusion on the earth is attributed in part to the illusion that those who have achieved spiritually high positions are saints with pure heart. The reality is that they are far from it and rather they are close to the opposite of nature. You may understand it well if you think of people with power on the earth.
There are some people who are not so interested in what is happening in the world and exclusively interested in their work and family and there are others who run around the world and have a wide range of interests in global situation.
In one example, it would be better to think that the former is represented by full-time housewives and the latter by prime ministers or presidents, though there are exceptions. On such an occasion, the latter has usually higher evolutionary level than the former. This is because the expansion of consciousness/mind corresponds to evolutionary level.
However, it is impossible to compare the two groups to make a decision about goodness. Leaders of countries are often incorrigibly evil. As a matter of fact, it is the same with the evolutionary level. Not every person whose evolutionary level is high is pure-hearted.
The only way to purify your heart is through human relationships, especially through deep human relationships. Your heart is purified especially through dense relationships such as husband and wife relationship and parent and child relationship.
However, religious people always escape from such really important places for spiritual practice. Therefore, their heart can never be purified.
This is the reason why noted religionists and famous deities have disappeared in the reformation of heavenly world.
June 10, 2019
Distributed by YouTube– September 2, 2014 –
[Experiment to stop thinking] quantum attunement pure awareness: Frank Kinslow
[Spiritual evolutionary levels]
|Path of knowledge||longing for the truth||right inquiry||sublet heart||self-realization||non-attachment||not recognizing object||transcendence|
|Theosophy||birth at Bethlehem||baptism||transformation||crucifixion||resurrection||ascension||-|
|Buddhism||Sotapanna (Stream-enterer)||Sakadagamin (Once-returner)||Anagami (Non-returner)||Arahant||-||-||-|