Who the ETs are & What is up there on our Moon? Part I
The purpose of Life in this polarity universe is the enjoyment (Sanskrit BHOGA) of the world through the ‘Veiling’ of Oneness into the illusion of separation and multiplicity, and eventual Remembering, Liberation (APAVARGA or MOKSHA) and return to that same Oneness.
This universe is composed of an infinite number of LOKAs, worlds that have emerged over the cycles of time within the Manvantara. As projections of our consciousness, they are our own creation and we have all spent time in many of these myriad realms, in accordance with our correlative consciousness at the time of our death.
A person always becomes what he thinks of when he at last relinquishes the body., [Bhagavad Gita VIII.6]
Location is a function of consciousness, therefore you find yourself in the particular Loka-world that you resonate with. God worshippers go to the gods. [Bhagavad Gita VII.23] Those who worship their ancestors go to them, and those who revere the demons and ‘ghouls’ go to those worlds. [Bhagavad Gita IX.25]
According to the Bhagavad Gita no creature in this universe is free of the three qualities that bind us in the temporal illusory hologram, which in Sanskrit are termed the GUNAS. Not only those of us here on earth, but also the gods in the heavens are under the power of GUNA-MAYA. [Bhagavad Gita XVIII.40] These Loka-world realms are temporal and many are destroyed at the time of the Dissolution.
In life we accrue what is termed ‘merit’ in the Sanskrit texts. This merit determines the length of our stay in any realm, heaven or hell. Once that ‘merit’ is finished, we are compelled to reincarnate back into a human body, back here on earth. All the worlds, even the world of Brahma - which is the highest, but nevertheless also temporal and phenomenal - return eternally. [Bhagavad Gita VIII.16] This means that everyone must eventually leave the pleasures of the heavenly realms - and more happily, escape the less than pleasant lower realms.
In Hindu metaphysics it is the human body that contains the most auspicious possibility to achieve realization of the totality of the universe and the Remembrance of the God-within.
The Self (ATMA) is most easily realized in the human form… [Uddhava Gita Dialogue 2, Verse 21]
… in the human form… the Self can most easily be attained. [Uddhava Gita, Verse 22]
To JIVAS (embodied souls who are invested with a body in every birth) the attainment of a human body, is very difficult yet valuable (as it serves a means of liberation from SAMSARA (rebirth on the Wheel of Existence). [Bhagavata Purana, Skandha XI, Ch 2, Verse 29]
The human body contains a system of seven chakras (wheels of energy) that correlate with the seven higher and seven lower Loka-worlds. Perhaps in the golden Satya Yuga these realms were originally emitted from these chakras. Even if some may have forgotten due to their own guna-maya delusion, the inhabitants of these heavens and hells know that sooner or later they too will be recycled back into flesh and blood. Therefore it would be quite natural for them to take an interest in the human experience.
It does seem however that some entities do not have to leave their respective Loka-worlds and reincarnate here. Perhaps these beings never incarnated into human bodies on third dimensional planet Earth and chose to create their own Loka-worlds in the Satya Yuga - [the Golden Age, before the Fall, when we all still remembered that we are pieces of God] - and simply remain there. An occult technique for prolonging time in these realms, according to an old book on the Tarot (by Mouni Sadhu), was to preserve the physical human body on earth. According to this text as long as the body remained in tact, one did not have to reincarnate - and thus the Egyptians and others who knew this secret went to extremes to keep their discarded physical shell from decay.
If you accept the possibility that the term extraterrestrials (not of terra) may in fact refer to the inhabitants of these myriad worlds --- then it is also possible that everyone of us here on planet Earth is in fact one of these beings - an ET. This surprising conclusion is based on the metaphysical reality that we have all spent time in many of these worlds and thus have memories of our experiences. Where have all the wonderfully imaginative science fiction stories come from? Many of us now remember past lives on other planetary systems. Perhaps this is all quite natural and would be known to us in any other cycle of time – other than the Kali Yuga where we are deluded and engulfed in confusion.
These Loka-worlds are what we would call hyper-dimensional or other-dimensional in the sense that they are not on the same vibrational frequency as we are. The entities in these realms do not have dense physical bodies, although some are seemingly ‘more dense’ than others. All these worlds are lit from within, meaning they do not have reflected light as we do here.
VAYU Purana, Part I, Chapter 53 – Arrangement of Luminaries
73. There are crores (1000s) of constellations and as many stars too.
75. The stars occupy their own abodes. These luminaries are the abodes of pious persons.
76. The abodes are created by the Self-born Deity at the beginning of the Kalpa. They stay up to the dissolution of all living beings.
77. These are the abodes of the deities in all Manvantaras. These deities identify themselves with these abodes and stay till the final dissolution.
78. The abodes of those who have gone have vanished.
79. In this Manvantara, the planets reside in aerial cars.
(This is a particularly intriguing verse because it suggests the idea of planets as space ships or a giant space station-mother ship that might not require an orbit.)
83. Svarbhanu…being a demon, harasses all living creatures.
(There are myriad demon worlds as well, perhaps Reptilian or Borg-like.)
VAYU Purana, Part I, Ch. 1, Verse 93.
The stars in the form of constellations are mentioned along with the planets wherein are situated the residences of the gods who have performed meritorious acts.
These Loka worlds are all contained within this universe – the Cosmic Golden Egg known as Hiranya-garbha. The Puranas say that there are seven higher worlds and seven lower, but within these divisions are contained thousands of cities of the Nagas (serpents), Danavas (giants), Pisacas (eaters of raw flesh), and Raksasas (demons), and a multitude of other beings in a variety of possible existences.
All of these temporal illusory realities would correlate to some frequency of consciousness that was once emitted here on third dimensional planet Earth. These worlds all seem to have their own code of life that they adhere to, their own dharma, and the gods are often fond of the demons and have respect for them – when they are not at war with them, which happens repeatedly. Thus the primordial idea of The War in the Heavens is a frequent subject in the Sanskrit texts. These wars are often reflected here on planet Earth.
The Puranas also say that there are thousands of crores (millions) of these Cosmic Eggs!
Part II continues...
The VAYU PURANA, Part I, Translated & Annotated by Dr. G.V. Tagare, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers; Delhi, 1987
The Uddhava Gita, The Final Teaching of Krishna, Translated by Swami Ambikananda Saraswati; 2002, Ulysses Press
The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata, Translated by J.A.B. van Buitenen, University of Chicago Press, 1981
The BHAGAVATA Purana Part V, Translated and Annotated by Dr. G.V. Tagare, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers; 1978 & 1997, Delhi