subtle body is made up of five sense organs, five action senses, five pranas, one mind and one intellect.
It is the subtle body that goes to the other world, not the gross body made of flesh. One can say that when the gross body is destroyed, then how can these senses, life force etc. remain, because all these are the dependents of the gross body. This is the trick. You can also call it the art of describing in writing. If the author wanted, he could have written directly that the body and all its activities get recorded in its subtle body. But this description would not have been attractive and easy to understand. Because the body and all its activities are dependent on its mind, intellect, knowledge based sense organs, action based sense organs, and the five pranas, so it is said that the subtle body is made up of these five types of things. I didn’t have such an experience. I did not feel these things separately in the astral body, but felt one undivided darkness in which the impression of all these things was felt. The meaning is clear that the subtle body perceives through its soul only, decides through the soul, works through the soul, receives the experiences of all the senses through the soul, and performs all the activities of daily life through the soul. Means all the past lives of the Jiva are fully recorded in the subtle body, which he continues to experience in himself as self. In a way, it is a combined average form of all the previous births. Many people would think that the subtle body would be a mind without a body, in which waves of thoughts would keep rising in the empty space, but then what was the difference between the gross and the subtle body. Anyway, the existence of the gross mind is not possible without the support of the gross body. For example, consider the diamond in your ring as a subtle body. All the information from its birth is recorded in it. Once upon a time it was pure energy. With the creation of the universe, it became a tree on earth. Then, due to earthquakes etc., coal was formed by tree being buried hundreds of kilometers below the earth. Then stone coal was made. For millions of years it has withstood extreme temperatures and pressures. There were many changes in this. It performed innumerable actions and reactions. It took countless years. Then it was dug out. Then carved. Then you bought it and put it on your ring. All these information are recorded in this diamond. Although we do not get to know these information in gross form by looking at the diamond, but we do experience those information in subtle form, only then we find diamond very beautiful, attractive and precious. Similarly, from the experience of someone’s subtle body, the whole past details of it are not known in the gross form, but it is experienced in the subtle form, by experiencing its average nature. In the Gita, Maha Yogi Sri Krishna says that he knows all the previous births of Arjuna. It does not mean that he was feeling all the scenes in his mind like tv screen, rather it means that he was feeling the essence of them all in the form of his subtle body. The style of the scriptures is such that they often do not analyze the facts completely and leave them in a miraculous or mystic form, so that the reader becomes bewildered. These experiences are subtler than experiences from the gross body, although it seems to us, instead to the subtle body, they may seem as powerful as the gross experience, because in that state there is no interference from the noise of thoughts of the living state, which cloud the experiences. In addition, the experiences of all past lives remain in the soul all the time in a subtle form, while in the gross body it remains buried in the noise of gross thoughts. Yes, it cannot take new experiences, because for this the physical body is necessary. That’s why there is no further development of it. It has to take birth as a gross body for further development. To me, the subtle body seems to record all the information of the organism like DNA. Similarly, to me dark energy or dark matter also seems to be the eternal DNA of the gross universe.
The equivalence of dark energy and the subtle body can be proved only if we do not divide subtle body into compartments and consider it as a single dark sky in which all the information of its gross form is recorded in the form of subtle form as waveless or unchanging experiences in self-sky. Please don’t mistake this as complete self-realization i.e. self-knowledge. This is the highest level of self-experience, which is of a single kind, and in which no information is recorded i.e. it’s the pure self-form, while the subtle-body as self-experience is of a very mild degree, and contain many hidden information. According to the experiences attained in the gross body state there are innumerable types or levels of subtle bodies. Hence only in this undivided encoded form, subtle body will be fully like dark matter or black hole as described earlier according to famous verse “Yatpinde tat brahmande“.