Friends, I wrote in the previous post that Srishti or creation development is only for Kundalini development, and with Kundalini awakening, Srishti development completes and thereafter stops. Today we will discuss what happens after that. Actually, the event of holocaust also happens inside our body, not outside.
Description of Holocaust or Pralaya in Hindu Puranas
According to the Hindu Puranas, there are catastrophes when four eras have passed. The first era is Satyuga, the second era is Dwapara, the third is Treta, and the last age is Kali Yuga. There is a gradual decline of human beings in these ages. Satyuga has been described as the best and Kali Yuga as the worst. The order in which the creation of the world happens, in the same order, the holocaust also takes place. The five elements dissolve in the sense organs. The senses merge into the Tanmātras or subtle experiences. Panchatnamatras merge in ego. The ego merges in mahattattva or intellect. In the end, the mahattattva merges into nature. At the end of the disaster, nature also merge into God.
The four ages are in the form of the four stages of human life and the four ashramas
The childhood of man can be called the Satyuga. In this man would be free from all mental and physical disorders. He is as true as the deity. Then comes adolescence. It can be named Dwapara. In this, some disorder starts in the mind. The third stage is maturity age, in which a man becomes greatly depressed by the mess of worldliness. The last stage is that of old age. It is like Kali Yuga, in which darkness prevails due to distortion of mind and body. Similarly, the four ashrams or residencies of human life are also in the form of four yugas. Brahmacharya ashram can be called Satyuga, householder’s residency is Dwaparyuga, Vanaprastha is Tretayuga and Sannyasam Ashram is Kaliyuga. In fact the states are being matched from outside by looking at the Holocaust. In any state of body, a man can be at any higher level of mind.
Human death is depicted as a holocaust
As we clarified in the previous post that man can never know the world outside his mind. His world is limited to his mind. This means that then worldly creation and holocaust are also in the mind. This mental world is described in the Puranas. We fall into deception and understand it in the physical world outside. After Kundalini awakening or mental maturity, man’s attachment is not in the outside world. He lives with advaita bhava or non duality and detachment. We can call this the stability of the universe after its complete development. Then in the last days of his life, the process of holocaust starts in him. Due to weakness, he leaves the work of worldliness and keeps busy with the maintenance of his body. In a way we can say that the Panchamahabhutas or five elements merge into the senses. Then over time his senses also start to diminish. Due to weakness, his focus shifts from the senses to the inner mind. He cannot drink water with his hand. Others feed him with water in his mouth. He feels the juices of waters. Nearby attendants feed him food by putting food in his mouth. He feels the taste and smell of food. Families bathe him with their hands. He feels the touch of water. Others show him various pictures etc. He realizes their beauty. Others tell him Katha Kirtan or godly stories. He rejoices to feel their sweet and knowledge-filled voice. In a way, the senses merge into the Panchathanmatras or five subtle inner experiences. Even with the growing weakness, the man also has difficulty in experiencing the Panchatnamatras. Then his beloved brothers call him by name. This causes the flow of a little energy inside him, and he starts to enjoy himself. We can say that the Panchatnamatras merged in ego. With the further increase of weakness, the ego’s sense in him also starts to wane. He does not achieve agility even when called by name. With his intellect, he starts analyzing about his condition inside, it’s cause, it’s remedy and future outcome. In a way, the ego merges into the mahattattva or intelligence. After that, there is no energy to think even in the intellect. Man becomes like a lifeless. In that state he either goes into a coma or dies. We shall call this as mahattattva merging into nature. As mentioned in the previous post, at that stage all the gunas fall into equilibrium. Neither do they increase, nor decrease. They remain the same. In fact, it is the thoughtful brain that provides waves to increase and decrease the gunas of nature. It is a simple matter that when the brain itself is dead, then what will give the shock of thoughts to the gunas. Ignorant people go as far as nature. These types of people keep coming back and forth as birth and death again and again. The Enlightened one may goe one step further. They leave nature and merge into Purusha or God. All the gunas of nature cease there, and man becomes a form of light. There is no rebirth from there. This can be called as extreme holocaust or atyantik Pralaya.