The Other Body
We are not ordinary creations. We are made of elements which keep us connected with the both sides of this creation – visible, the physical self, and the invisible, which covers areas beyond the reach of our body.
At times challenges appear before us in such a huge form that we feel ourselves totally helpless to deal with it. Our physical self is capable to do wonders, but it has its own limits.
But, we are empowered with one more body, made of mist, which starts where our body concludes.
While crossing the ocean, Hanuman saw a huge shape facing him. Hanuman immediately took a bigger shape than the shape, he was facing. None of them looked to be lesser in the game of expanding their bodies bigger and bigger. Hanuman realized that it has no end; moreover, his aim was to cross the ocean, not to continue with such an unnecessary competitive game. The huge hanuman tuned himself so small that the huge shape, known as Sursaa, could not see him for a while. Before she could know his whereabouts, Hanuman entered into her mouth and came out through her ear. It was the other body of Hanuman, which did this wonder.
We have to turn our body into mind, to deal with the challenges bigger than our size.
If the door is narrow, you cannot cross it with your head high. Your purpose is to cross it, bow a bit down, and slip in.
Remember, when your physical self is totally exhausted, you have one more body to start, where your visible self declares ‘no...No...Now no more.’
Hanuman took the mega jump of the ocean from the one side to the other side, He used his other body.
When Arjun refused to be a part of Mahabharata, lord Krishna had to reveal Gitaa. Gitaa is more a deep vibrating sound than words, we know. It turns the physical self into spirit.
When Lord Krishna says to Arjun –
PASHYA ME PARTH ROOPAANI SHATSOATHA SAHSRASHA, NAANAAVIDHANI DIVYAANI NAANAAVARNAAKRITINI CHA. (Behold my hundreds and thousands of multifarious divine forms of various colors and shapes), Arjun started seeing his invisible self who was endless, omnipresent and the ruler of everything. Nothing was beyond his body. Arjun saw every great warrior of Mahabharata going into it and coming back from there, fresh with a new body. The fully charged with the powers of his inner self, the enchanted Arjun saw which was never possible without achieving this highest stage of his mind turned into spirit
-PASHYAMI DEANSTAVA TAVA DEVA DEHE SARVAANSTATHAA BHOOTVISHESHSANGHAAN,BRAHAMAAMEESHAM KAMLASNASTHAA SARVAANURAAGAANSHCHA DVYAAN. ANEIK BAAHOODARVAKTRANETRAM PASHYAAMI TWAAM SARVATONANTROOPAM, NAANTAM NA MADHAYAM NA PUNASTAVAADIM PSHYAAMI VISHWESHWAR VISHWAROOPAM. (I behold all gods and different beings within your body. Brahmaa throned on his lotus – seat. Shiva and all Rishis and celestial serpents. I see you endowed with numerous arms, bellies, mouths and eyes and having innumerable forms extended on all sides. I see neither your beginning nor middle, nor even end, manifested as you are in the form of the universe.)
Who can dare to challenge this highly charged self?
We must know to use our hidden powers and we can do it.
Only remember that the visible body is not the end.
We begin, where everything comes to an end.