CREATION OF HUMAN- ORDER OF CREATION.
GOD has created so many things. Of them all, human being is the most wonderful and complete creation. Human beings are made up with the same five elements with which the whole universe is made up of. Before creation took place there was nothing, except GOD.
In the very beginning of creation ETHER, the first element was formed by the power of consciousness or God. Later, out of Ether, AIR was born, then FIRE, WATER and EARTH.
Thus the entire creation is the manifestation of God from the subtlest form to the grossest form. The order in which God manifested itself is from subtler to grosser substance. Ether is grosser than God, Air is grosser than ether, Fire is grosser than Air, Water is grosser than Fire and Earth is grosser than Water. God has all the qualities and these five elements are manifestation of God. As such, all the elements have all the qualities of God but some are in dormant form and some in active form.
Ether has one quality in active form and that is sound
Air has two qualities in active form those are sound and touch
Fire has three qualities: sound, touch and form
Water has four qualities: sound, touch, form and ‘ras’ (taste)
Earth has five qualities: sound, touch, form, ‘ras' and smell
The grosser the element, the more discernible the qualities are in active form. Any living body is made of these 5 distinct elements, so also are humans. Humans are the only creation bestowed with all the qualities of five elements in proper proportion. Human life only has the potential to blossom fully. No scientific definition exists for this except the ancient scriptures - these elements form the crucial building blocks that go into the formation of human body.
What is a quality? Quality is an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone, a degree or grade of excellence/worth enjoying. Like ‘music’ which is the distinctive property of a complex sound, voice or noise or a man of quality with high distinguishing social status with blossomed potential. Blossoming of human potential to fullness is the highest of all the qualities.
Let us see the order and distinct stages of CREATION.
We have read and heard that nothing was created, but everything is only manifested- means revealed its presence or made an appearance. Science too agrees partly to this principle that matter can neither be created nor destroyed. The material itself does not possess intelligence and hence this universe has something more than the material, a very important element which makes everything live.
Originally, before the world came into existence, there would have been only two basic principles: 1. The GOD (Consciousness) and 2. This material world in a causal form. For us to understand this in detail, we need to analyze the composition of the creation from two dimensions, i.e. from a Micro level which is any single creation in this Universe and the Macro level which is from a universal angle with an elaborate study of anything and everything that exists anywhere as well.
It is necessary to remember that nature or consciousness is the subtle form of matter. It has gradually evolved step by step into grosser and grosser forms and eventually has become the gross tangible universe. As you all know water vapor is both invisible and subtle, yet it become transformed into tangible water and solid ice. Energy and matter are inter-convertible. In other words something as subtle as energy can become gross mater. If we retrace the path of the evolutionary process by which nature has become the universe, composed of 5 gross elements or mahbhutas is the grossest form of nature or consciousness. The in order of diminishing grossness comes the atoms, the senses- the mind, the cosmic ego, the cosmic intellect and last of all nature or consciousness in her primordial state.
I would like to put an effort to give scientific support for the truth of the account of Creation a coming into being of anything & everything on these integrated points of view.
How a creation does happen? OR
How does something get created? OR
How does an idea or impulse get to the point of creation?
If we clearly examine this process we can find that it goes through 5 stages.
1st Stage: Any creation starts from some sort of impulse (call it intuition) or guidance or inspiration or an idea. At this level there is no form but has the seed which carries the germ for further development. At this stage, it is more of an inclination towards form. This power of consciousness is called ETHER element.
2nd Stage: Here the impulse or idea from the earlier stage begins to take a form. It is considered a bit, but still very nebulous (Lacking definite form or limits). Gradually, it starts to gather some substance around it and begins to be discernible (seen or noticed) or perceptible through the intellect or senses. This power of consciousness is called AIR element.
3rd Stage: Here, the idea or impulse with a little form gets infused with some life energy. The life energy carries, gives impetus (force), to move along and go further and quickens the growth of impulse with form. This energy, power or heat is FIRE element.
4th Stage: The idea or impulse in the nebulous form with Life energy begins to solidify and take definite shape and volume either like liquid or gases - transmitting light. It will be visible with more clarity and becomes denser and less transparent. Adjustments and modifications happen as it begins and continues to interact with the inherent capacity for coming into being and guides your planned actions of depth. This potential power of consciousness, adaptability is WATER element.
5th Stage: The idea or impulse from stage 4 takes solid form. It comes into the state or fact of existing - It comes into being in the deeper level. The material world, physical world, this potential of consciousness is EARTH element.
This pattern of densification through an orderly progression takes place in all creations. ANYTHING & EVERYTHING created in the world is manifested in the same way – this body, buildings, chair, pen etc. There is nothing in this world other than the five elements and consciousness.
Our body, which is created through these stages, where the presence of life is manifested, is the GROSSEST form of thought. It is through procreation the proper loving act between spouses which prepares for a possible creation by God of a new offspring. It is a collaboration of parents with God as the ultimate source of this new life.
Just as butter is present in the milk, oil in oil seed, sweetness in sugar and fragrance in flower, in the same way semen and ovule exist in the body. There is no special part of the body where it is located. It has been scientifically proved that if 40 kg food is eaten, it produces 1 kg of blood, and out of 1 kg blood only 20 gm of semen is produced. If a healthy man takes 1 kg of food every day, in 40 days he would eat 40 kilo of food. It means in a healthy body it would take 40 days to produce 20 grams of semen. It is through an integrated effort all the inner organs the blood transforms in to semen. If 10 gm of semen is discharged from the body it would mean that 400 grams of blood has gone out. In scriptures it is written that by one discharge of semen the age of a man is decreased by 30 days. How foolish it is to lose semen unnecessarily for momentary pleasures!
When semen and ovule is not destroyed for momentary pleasures it restore in blood and spread all over the body. This produces radiance, strength, brightness, intelligence, enthusiasm which reflects love. This is deemed as upward flow of life force heightened awareness. When semen and ovule is discharged for momentary pleasures it is deemed as downward flow of life force, inertia.
The food consumed by the parents is converted into semen (in men) and ovule (in women) and by the combination of these the first human cell will be created. After birth, till a certain age, the body grows by suckling the milk which is only a transformation of food consumed by the mother. The body then develops further by consuming food. Upon death, it gets dissolved in the earth which is another form of food. The body itself becomes food for other creatures. Hence it is generally referred to as the food sheath, the material body or the earthly engagement of the soul.
Among the three bodies we have, the food sheath or our physical body is an object of perception. This is the body which involves in all worldly transactions and through which the presence of life is manifested temporarily. The experiences from the external world are channelized through this for proper perception in our current life.
Our living is a process with a particular course of action intended to achieve a goal. Every life goes through 6 stages. Viz: Origination, existence, growth, alteration, decay and death. Throughout all these stages life is a transformation of food into energy. It is to be noted that the food is only a transformation of all the five elements. Without five elements food cannot be produced and body cannot exist.
Thus Life in the real perspective is a rhythmic transformation of these great elements into energy, enthusiasm, joy, focus, clarity, freedom manifested into love. All that we want/do in our life is just love. Love is God, God is love and life is God. Love is the sign of vibrant life is hidden in the SECRET OF LIVING.