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Types of Pralaya

This topic continues from the previous one of “Return back to emptiness” …

 

84-AA … Explaining the word Pralaya …

Literally Pralaya means “destruction, dissolution, dissipation etc … And this word also means the process of these …

The word Pralaya is made up of two words … Pra and Laya …

  • Pra means move forward or forward moving condition … This word (Pra) also includes that forward moving path which cannot ever be controlled by anything or anyone, of here or beyond …
  • And Laya means returning back to the same subtle state from which the original origination as a grosser manifested entity had commenced … Thus Laya means dissolution or absorption or end of being a grosser-manifested state or the stage of getting established in your own essential (or original) subtler nature which was prior that stage when you had even commenced as a microcosm within the Maker’s Makings
  • Thus Pralay also means the forward moving process by which a manifest state returns back into its original unmanifested state i.e. returns back to the same state from which it had originally commenced through its own origination process …

And Laya is also a part of the vast scopes of Yoga Tantras by which the aspirant (microcosm) returns back into the same finality, which itself was the original-originality from where everything had commenced through their own origination process so as to be a microcosm within the Maker’s Makings

 

84-BB … Types of Pralaya … Types of destructions or dissipation or dissolution …

In this part of the topic we shall briefly discuss the types of Pralaya … Details of some of these are discussed in later topics …

As per Vedic lore, destructions are also basis various stages of progress of cycles of time … This means Pralaya is also governed by demands of time (Kaal) and its cycles (Kaalchakra) …

And since Kaal or time is an instrument of pristine divinity (Maa Shakti) of the absolute being (Brahman or Paramshiva) and that through where this instrument is used by her through her own self manifested state of macrocosmic nature (Mother Nature) and since Maa Shakti never shares this instrument with any of the egoistic Gods (or Abhimani Devata) so when this instrument is used by Mother Nature, then because these egoistic Gods have no knowledge about it, so they also cannot ever counteract its effects … This itself is the reason for end time prophecies to be present within all individualistic lore’s (monotheistic religions) of all egoistic Gods as these egoistic Gods already know this fact that eventually a stage of cycle of time would come when due to the demands of time (Kaal) Mother Nature would be using this weapon of time (Kaalastra) which these egoistic Gods would not be above to counter and at such times, they and their systems would succumb … Thus there has never been a lore which relates to individualism (Monotheism) which did not have an end time prophecy inherently implanted in it … This stage can also be termed as a type of Pralaya only, but only for such individualistic lore’s …

 

Proceeding further …

Each type of Pralaya is given a specific name which depends upon the stage of time to which that Pralaya (or destruction) relates …

Thus Pralaya or destruction also has various names as per the types of cyclic destructions that this word denotes …

And this is what we shall be briefly discussing here …

 

84-BB-1 … Naimittika Pralaya …

Naimittika Pralaya happens “during the process of and after during completion of” one day of Brahma i.e. one day-time or 12 hours at the pristine abode of creator (or Brahmaloka) …

And since one day-time or 12 hours at the pristine abode of creator (or Brahmaloka), is named as Brahma Kalpa, so this type of Pralaya happens after completion of a Brahma Kalpa … Brahma Kalpa has already been discussed and its time span of 4.32 billion human solar years (as per middle time units of precession) is also calculated in an earlier topic of “Calculating Brahma Kalpa”, so I won’t be calculating that time span again here …

When “12 hours of day-time of creator or Brahma (i.e. Brahma Kalpa)” gets completed, then “12 hours of his night time (i.e. Brahma Ratri)” starts … Naimittika Pralaya happens “closer to and during” this night time (or Brahma Ratri) of creator deity who is addressed as Brahma in Vedas … Brahma is the creator deity and is also addressed as Pitamah which means grandfather of allness …

During the stages of Naimittika Pralaya, the Milky Way Galaxy gets destroyed as other galaxies collide with it … During Naimittika Pralaya there are three separate collisions of three different galaxies to the Milky Way Galaxy …

The duration of Naimittika Pralaya which happens during a Brahma Ratri (or 12 hours of night time of creator which also has the same time span as Brahma Kalpa, i.e. 4.32 billion solar years as per middle time units) is divided in four stages and in the first three stages of this Naimittika Pralaya, the lower three worlds (starting from earthly worlds) get destroyed … And in the 4th stage of this Naimittika Pralaya, the rejuvenation process of the Galaxy restarts again …

This is the stage where amongst the seven upper worlds (i.e. Bhu Loka, Bhuvar Loka and Svar or Swar Loka, Mahar Loka, Jana Loka, Tapa Loka and Satya or Brahma Loka), three lower worlds (i.e. Bhu Loka, Bhuvar Loka and Svar or Swar Loka) begin disintegrating and thus get “mostly destroyed” …

Thus basis above this paragraph, to destroy these three lower worlds of our Milky Way Galaxy, three other Galaxies need to collide with our Milky Way Galaxy and that too in three different stages … And in the fourth stage of this Naimittika Pralaya is when the rejuvenation of the Galaxy restarts …

These stages are mathematically derived and discussed in a later topic …

 

84-BB-2 … Nitya Pralaya

Nitya means perpetual, continuous, eternal, ever present and across the three times and it also means cyclically constant … Thus Nitya Pralaya also means that Pralaya (destruction) which can never be stopped due to its continuous cyclic nature …

The word Pralay means destruction, disintegration, dissolution and dissipation or return back or absorption …

The word Nitya also refers to Maa Durga (Maa Shakti or Devi Maa or the pristine divinity of the divine being) … Thus Nitya Pralaya is governed by her only … And since the word “Durga means that who cannot ever be countered or conquered” and Shakti and Devi mean power or divinity, so when she effects this Pralaya through her weapon of time (or Kaalastra) and that too through her own divinity, then nobody can ever counter its effects …

And since the word “Nitya” also refers to the pristine divinity (Maa Shakti or Maa Durga or Devi Maa) thus the term Nitya Pralaya also relates to absorption or dissipation of divinities of the universe into their own source which is also none other than the same eternal (Nitya) pristine divinity (Devi or Mother of all or Shakti) only …

Nitya Pralay is also the time of sleep or absorption …

So Nitya Pralaya means the continuous cyclic destruction of existing states and this itself is due to the fact that was discussed in an earlier topic of “Change is the only constant” …

Everything that exists within the purviews of Maker’s Makings is continuously changeful and is resting in an eternal flux due to the effects of Nitya Pralaya that is continuous yet cyclic and where these cycles are different for different parts of macrocosmic creation … So when we see the various parts of the macrocosmic creation and as a whole, when some state or another is always found to be dissoluting and simultaneously some state is always found to be originating … Thus is what makes the Nitya Pralaya to be continuously cyclic (or in other words, this is what makes the Nitya Pralaya to be continuous within the fullness or allness of macrocosmic creation yet it is found to be cyclic when we consider the individual parts of the same macrocosmic creation) …

Thus each present condition keeps getting destroyed and newer condition keeps manifesting out of that destructive process, which also has a rejuvenation aspect to it …

As such within the purviews of Nitya Pralaya, each destruction leads to transformation of that entity into a newer state …

This Pralaya relates to all that is existent within the Maker’s Makings because there really is nothing which is non-changeful and thus this Nitya Pralaya is also a continuous process when we view the entirety of macrocosmic creation and yet it is only found to be a cyclic process, when we view individual microcosms …

Within Nitya Pralaya, each destruction of any state or condition or mode of existence or ways of life leads to its further rejuvenation in a newer form or state or condition or mode of manifestation …

All changes of laws, codes, ways of life and those changes which continuously keep taking place within all microcosm’s, are a part of this Nitya Pralaya only …

In a later topic, Nitya Pralaya and some of its aspects are discussed in detail … I wrote some of aspects, as entirety of Nitya Pralaya can never be detailed as this Pralaya has very vast scopes …

 

84-BB-3 … Mahapralaya or Prakrit Pralay

Maha means Great … But within the Vedic lore, since there can only be one great, so the stated Maha (or Great) actually means Supreme …

Thus Mahapralaya (or Maha Pralaya) means Great dissolution, which itself is the supreme dissolution …

This great destruction comes after completion of lifespan of Brahma (creator) …

After Mahapralaya starts, the entire multi-universe begins returning back to its original state i.e. macrocosmic voidness (or voidness of allness or Sarva Shunya or emptiness) and thence to the further state of Shunya Brahman (or Zero Infinite which itself is the Infinite Zero) and which itself is real Shunyata of Buddhism …

And after the multi-universe enters into this condition of Mahapralaya, then the entire creation also rests for the same time span as was of the lifetime of that creator (Brahma) who had originated that multi-universe (which as such is dissoluting during the stage of our currently discussed Mahapralaya) …

One single Brahma (or creator) has a life span of 311.040 trillion human solar years (as per middle time units of precession as were used by Vedic sages) … This time span is equal to “100 Brahma years (100 Brahma years means 100 years at the pristine abode of creator or Brahma Loka)” …

This is the stage when everything returns back to base nature (or root nature or Pradhan Prakriti or Moola Prakriti) who is also addressed as Maya Shakti (or divinity of illusion) of Brahma (or creator of allness) …

And since Brahma has a total life span of 100 Brahma years and as of now only the 51st year is running, so the time span of this great dissolution is still about 155 trillion human solar years away …

Thus I won’t be wasting any time to calculate the exact number of years remaining for next Mahapralaya and I also won’t be discussing this Mahapralaya in any later topic because there really is no need to do so as the time of this Mahapralaya is nowhere near …

 

84-BB-4 … Atyantika Pralay …

Atyantika means the end … The end is of one’s existence as a microcosm within the Maker’s Makings

Thus Atyantika Pralaya means the “final deliverance of a microcosm” or in other words the “attainment of final salvation” … Thus this term only denotes “a final liberation” of a microcosm …

That final liberation is naught but a “full, final and permanent isolation from allness and its each part or Kaivalya Moksha” after self realization of the innermost essence of Vedic Mahavakya which we have already discussed in an earlier set of topics …

This final isolation (or Kaivalya Moksha) happens in two primary ways as discussed below …

  • Whilst still alive … This is also of two types as stated below …

Spontaneous liberation whilst still incarnated (or Sadyomukti) … If liberation happens spontaneously (i.e. without any earlier sign or warning) and whilst the aspirant is still alive, then it is stated as Sadyomukti … Sadyomukti is thus the stage of being “spontaneously liberated whilst still alive” …

And such a stage only arrives because of spontaneously entering into ripeness and rightness of a final exit from all modes, conditions and states of existences, which the aspirant does not even know about at that time which is earlier to this stage of spontaneous liberation …

Continuing with above paragraph … And since this is a spontaneous exit from all modes, conditions and states of existences, so most of the aspirants cannot adjust to this suddenly manifested state … Thus most of the aspirants who enter into this spontaneous liberation (Sadyomukti) only end up letting go of their physical vehicle …

Continuing with above paragraph … It is due to above stated reasons that only a handful of aspirants have ever survived after entering into Sadyomukti (as almost all of them end up giving up their physically incarnated frames) … Such aspirant “rarely survive” beyond a few weeks from the time when this kind of spontaneous liberation (Sadyomukti) actually happens … This state of “most of aspirants” not surviving beyond a few weeks from the time of attainment of Sadyomukti (spontaneous liberation) is because all four merits get unseeded during Sadyomukti …

Continuing with above paragraph … These four merits are of “Prarabdha Karma (or destined merit), Sanchit Karma (or accumulated merit), Kriyamaan Karma (or currently undergoing merit) and Aagami Karma (or future merit)” … In absence of merits, to make that incarnation (physical vehicle) continue is a very rare probability unless specific methods are adopted, to continue that incarnation … And since within the entirety of Maker’s Makings, only a handful of aspirants have ever known these methods which can make anyone survive after attainment of Sadyomukti, so most of such aspirants end up getting de-incarnated within a few weeks of attainment of Sadyomukti …

 

Staged process of liberation whilst still alive (or Jeevanmukti) … And if above discussed liberation happens in a staged (or staggered) systemic manner and whilst the aspirant is still alive, then it means “Jeevanmukti (i.e. liberated whilst alive)” …

Continuing with above paragraph … Such ones continue to live the destined time span of their incarnation as their “Prarabdha Karma (or destined merit)” does not get unseeded (unseeded means evicted out or nullified or destroyed) and this is even when the other three merits are fully unseeded … Those other three merits which get fully unseeded are of “Sanchit Karma (or accumulated merit), Kriyamaan Karma (or currently undergoing merit) and Aagami Karma (or future merit)” …

Continuing with above paragraph … Due to this unseeding of these other three merits (as discussed in above paragraph), only destiny (or destined merit or Prarabdha Karma) remains applicable and that too in a very minor part (as most of destined merits are also destroyed soon after attainment of Jeevanmukti) …

Continuing with above paragraph … And due to this destruction of other three merits, such an aspirant no longer reaps (or enjoys) any of the “effects (or fruits) of causes (or deeds) that it may undergo for the balance time of that incarnation … Thus even when such an aspirant may seem to be undergoing some deeds, yet that aspirant never enjoys (or reaps or eats) the fruits of such deeds … This is because from Shunya (voidness or emptiness) deeds of such an aspirant originate and into the same Shunya (voidness or emptiness) the fruits of such deeds enter into … Thus the aspirant neither remains as the doer nor the one who reaps the fruits of his own or anyone else’s deeds …

 

  • At the instant of de-incarnation or death (or Videhamukti) … If liberation happens at the instant of death (i.e. it happens whilst the process of de-incarnating is still in progress and/or soon after the de-incarnation happens) then it means Videhamukti (liberated during and/or after de-incarnated) …

Continuing with above bullet point … Videhamukti also includes those stages of liberation, when an aspirant de-incarnates within the subtle worlds (or even in divine worlds) and thus this term of Videhamukti is not restricted to death on this earthly plane alone …

Continuing with above paragraph … Thus basis above paragraph, even spirits (i.e. those beings who live in spirit worlds) can be liberated from the spirit worlds itself … And due to the same reason, this liberation is also possible from even the divine worlds (Deva Loka or Siddha Loka) where the aspirant lets go of the Siddha Sharira (or Siddha body or accomplishment vehicle) which was the body of that aspirant whilst that aspirant was living at the divine world and thence (i.e. after this let go of the Siddha body) that aspirant enters into the self realization of the “attributeless infinite Absolute being Nirgun Nirakaar Brahm or Brahman)” …

Continuing with above paragraph … Thus Atyantika Pralaya as is discussed here can be undergone by any aspirant of any of the triple worlds, but this is only after that aspirant has self realized the “attributeless infinite Absolute being Nirgun Nirakaar Brahm or Brahman or simply, Brahm)”…

Continuing with above paragraph … This kind of liberation upon de-incarnation (i.e. Videhamukti) can thus be attained from any of the gross, subtle or even the divine worlds and thus this discussed state of Atyantika Pralaya is not restricted to the gross (or physical or earthly) worlds alone … Due to this reason, this is the final Pralaya that ever microcosm always undergoes irrespective of the mode, condition or state of existence that such a microcosm may be resting in at that time (when the microcosm undergoes through this type of Pralaya) … Even those aspirant who have attained our earlier discussed Sadyomukti and Jeevanmukti end up in this Videhamukti at the instant of their de-incarnation … Thus without the currently discussed stage of  Videhamukti, there really is no liberation even for those aspirants who are resting in our earlier discussed liberated states of Sadyomukti or Jeevanmukti or Videhamukti …

Thus the term Atyantika Pralaya eventually means the end state of all microcosm’s which as such is the final liberation due to a “full, final and permanent isolation from allness and her each part” … This final liberation is the one which is told as “Kaivalya Moksha” in the Vedas …

 

Proceeding further …

Process of Atyantika Pralaya … The entire process cannot be told within limited discussions like that of this topic, as it has its many-many variations as far as the path of it is concerned …

But the main stages are as follows …

  • Self realization or knowledge of self (Atma Gyan) … This is the stage of knowledge of “Who Am I” becoming “I Am (Aham Asmi or Ahum Asmi)” and then as times progress, it becomes as “I Am That (Aham Brahmasmi or Ahum Brahmasmi)” … And the process of transformation of knowledge of “Who Am I” to the two later stages (as stated above) is as briefly discussed below …
  • Manifestation of all of our earlier discussed primary Siddha Bodies within the aspirants microcosm and then these Siddha Bodies (i.e. Siddha Sharira) getting merged to their respective macrocosmic principals i.e. divine worlds or Deva Loka or Siddha Loka …
  • And then at later stage, these Siddha Bodies become formless i.e. their lose their earlier human forms and merge to their respective divine worlds and thus they turn formless (just as their divine worlds itself are) …
  • This is also the stage when the aspirants consciousness moves beyond these divine worlds and merges to the “attributeless infinite Absolute being Nirgun Nirakaar Brahm or Brahman)” … In this text I have only discussed the primary Siddha bodies and not all of them (you can see these Siddha bodies and their divine worlds here) …
  • The process of this let go of Siddha Bodies from divine worlds and thence uniting to the “attributeless infinite Absolute being Nirgun Nirakaar Brahm or Brahman)” is Atyantika Pralaya and this stage also becomes a very difficult time for an aspirant, if it happens spontaneously and that too “whilst still holding a physically incarnated frame” …
  • By the phrase “whilst still holding a physically incarnated frame”, I mean that, as compared to the stage of this Pralaya which happens in divine worlds whilst that aspirant is holding a divine body (or a subtler body or a Siddha body), if this Pralaya happens whilst holding the physically incarnated state, then it would lead to a much higher quantum of suffering which would also continue for a certain period of time (Until the aspirants adjusts to those changed state of flows and dynamism which have manifested within his own physically incarnated body) …
  • Thus during a physically incarnated state (i.e. when still holding a physical vehicle) the path of this Atyantika Pralaya (or final liberation) always has its share of sufferings and these sufferings also continue until that aspirant completes this path and then that aspirants physical and subtle vehicles adjust to the changed state of flows and dynamism (that have manifested within the physical and subtle vehicles of that aspirant) … This was what was told as suffering by the Gurudeva of my previous incarnation, i.e. Gautama Buddha …
  • And it is due to the presence of this stage of suffering that the word of Pralaya (destruction) was used for this stage even when it denotes a final liberation … This was because this stage is of an “inner destruction (i.e. a state of destruction which keeps happening within the aspirants physical and subtle vehicle and until the process finally completes) and it is due to this inner destruction, that a stage of severe suffering is always there within Atyantika Pralaya of our current discussion …

The initial path of such aspirant always is within the statement of “Myself Within Myself” and which later on leads to the further path of entering into the essence of the statement “Itself Within Itself” …

Such aspirants always rest in the wise words, which we had stated thus …

There eventually is “nowhere to go, nothing to do, nobody to be”

The end result of this process of Atyantika Pralaya is always of a self realized (or directly cognized) knowledge of the innermost essence of Vedic Mahavakya … Thus when the knowledge of Vedic Mahavakya (or Vedic Great Statements) self manifests, then this by itself is the proof of completion of process of Atyantika Pralaya as is being discussed here …

I won’t be discussing Atyantika Pralaya any more than that which is already discussed in this topic …

 

Continues …

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