மறுபிறவி, 7 ஜென்ம தொடர்...1 (Rebirth)
GLOBESWE shall commence our study of the ”field” in which evolution takes place, with the small unit, and proceed to build up the larger units out of the smaller, i.e., we shall pass from the particular to the general. This, it is considered, will be easier for the student than the reverse method of commencing with the large unit, and then dividing it up into its component and smaller units. Later , however, when we come to investigate the life which evolves in the ”field” we shall find it easier to adopt the reverse method, and, commencing with the large streams of life, proceed to divide them up into their component and smaller units. Thus we adapt our methods to the nature of our subject.
The earth and the other planets are known as globes. Our own earth is one of a series of 7 globes: that series is known as a chain, and the earth is the densest of the 7 globes of its chain.
The 7 globes of the earth chain consist of:
a. 2 lower mental globes.
b. 2 astral globes.
c. 3 physical globes.
The globes of every chain are not necessarily so constituted: but with that we shall deal in full detail presently.
When we speak, for example, of a lower mental globe, we mean one in which the densest type of matter it contains is lower mental: i.e., it has no astral or physical matter. Similarly, an astral globe has no matter denser than the astral, i.e., it has no encasement of physical matter.
Each globe, however, possesses ”counterparts,” as they are called, of the various grades of matter finer than itself: thus, a physical globe possesses its counterparts of astral, lower mental, higher mental, buddhic, and âtmic matter: an astral globe possesses a lower mental and all the higher matter counterparts. These facts may be symbolised thus (Diagram 1).
as a man's astral body interpenetrates and extends beyond the confines of his physical body, his mental body beyond that again, and so on. A truer representation of the globes would therefore be as shown in Diagram II.
Consequently a physical globe, such as the earth, is not one world, but 7 interpenetrating worlds, all occupying the same pace, except that, as said, the finer types of matter extend further from the centre than do the denser types.
The 7 globes of a chain are, by recognised convention, known respectively as Globes A, B, C,D, E, F and G. In the earth chain, Globes A and G are lower mental, B and F are astral, C, D, and E are physical; C is the planet Mars, D is the Earth, and E is the planet Mercury. A, B, F and G have at present no names other than the letters which designate them. Diagram III represents the 7 globes of the earth chain.
Each of the 7 globes, being a separate and distinct planet, may be regarded as having a definite location in space, revolving round, or in some way dependent upon, our sun. The student will kindly observe and note the various kinds of shadings used to designate the different orders of matter, as these shadings will be used throughout this book, wherever convenient, for the purpose named.
The physical being the densest, is represented by crossed lines. The astral, as being between the physical and the mental, is shown by lines inclined at 45° to the horizontal; the lower mental is represented by vertical lines, the higher mental by similar lines though further apart.
Buddhic matter is indicated by horizontal dotted lines, and âtmic matter by vertical dotted lines.
It is not easy for us to attach any meaning to the idea of a planet upon planes so exalted as the nirvânic (âtmic) or buddhic, and we are perhaps scarcely justified in using the term. All that is meant is that there is a certain location in space where the evolution of certain groups of entities is taking place through agencies which work on those exalted levels.