The Three Bodies Comprising the Nonself #63
Unknown to most living beings on this earth today, the human being has three bodies, not just one. Even to merely entertain this idea will begin to break down mental and psychological barriers and open up doors to higher wisdom, while to take it up as a subject for ongoing and extended meditation will, over time, help release the embodied soul from attachment to all forms, leading to Freedom. Preoccupation with both the idea that one is the body, as well as remaining unaware of the existence of a subtle and a causal body that one experiences in dream and deep sleep, are the causes of avidya, or ignorance of one’s true nature, or Atman, beyond all bodies. The Eternal Way leading to Ultimate Reality is thus paved by the three paths of knowledge of the three bodies, and their inspection in deep meditation.