Compatibility is an extremely fine concept. When compatibility is not there, where is harmony and unity? Things don’t gel.
Compatibility is also an important issue in human relationships. The question most of us ask is: “How can I develop compatibility with one and all?”. We can adjust ourselves to be in sync with our spouse after thirty years of association and with our children because as they grow up, their samskaras manifest and we get used to each other. But with business partners at work, or in a school or college, there is an entire gamut of vibratory levels. Can we be in harmony with all of them at once?
This happens only when we develop the empathy and acceptance to resonate with others, even when we do not agree with them. And these capacities are known as emotional intelligence (EQ) and social intelligence (SQ). They naturally develop with the expansion of consciousness that comes with spiritual practice.
Think of it like this: Two people are climbing up a mountain, on opposite sides. The person climbing up the west slope can only see the west side of the mountain, and that colours her perception. The person climbing up the east side can only see the east, the opposite perspective.
The two sides could be any duality: science versus religion, profit versus environmental sustainability in business, responsibility versus acceptance. Only when we reach the top of the mountain can we see both perspectives, integrate them into a 360-degree vision of the whole, and see all points of view. Only when our consciousness has expanded fully can we do this so that our vibrational levels are truly in harmony with everyone and everything in the universe.
Our destiny is not only associated with the physical dimension, but also with other dimensions – so what happens at the moment of death? Our vehicle, the physical body, is recycled back into the pool of atoms of matter, the five elements known as the pancha bhutas. Now what happens to the other two bodies, the subtle body and the soul? During any lifetime, we create a vibratory blueprint that determines our onward destination, and at the moment of death, our subtle bodies and soul go to the dimension that corresponds with that blueprint. They must match.
The soul finds its level and its dimension according to the level of purity we have nurtured in the subtle bodies that envelop it and the potency of the soul. We determine this onward destination according to how we have lived our life on Earth. Some of us will come back again to a physical existence, because we have attached ourselves to people and things in this physical world that draw us back again. That is the play of our samskaras…
(To be continued)
Reprinted with permission by Kamlesh D Patel from Designing Destiny, 2019.
(Kamlesh D Patel is the fourth spiritual guide in the Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga meditation. He travels extensively and is at home with people from all backgrounds and walks of life, giving special attention to the youth of today.)