A Summary of the 10 states of God
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When we try to put all the different stages of God in a nutshell,
five distinct stages, in the travail of the unconscious Paramatma to
gain complete consciousness, becomes conspicuous.
The First Stage
A)To begin with, atma (soul) and Paramatma (Over-Soul) are both One
in the infinite, indivisible *Oneness of Reality*
B) Before the beginning of the Beginning, Paramatma and all atmas
were unconscious and unimpressioned.
C) In the beginning, atma had no consciousness of the gross body,
subtle body, or mental body, and therefore had no experience of the
gross world, the subtle world or the mental world. Atma was even
unconscious of its own *Self" and therefore had no experience of its
own Paramatma state.
This is the stage depicted as state *a) in the chart of the Ten
States of God,
(Sorry I can't supply the chart right now.)
The Second Stage
Atma gains consciousness and has impressions. At this stage atma is
conscious either of the gross body or the subtle body or the mental
body and experiences either the gross world or the subtle world or
the mental world, but atma is still unconscious of its own *Self* and
therefore does not experience the Paramatma state yet...
This is the stage as in States III IV V VI and VII according to the
The Third Stage
Atma becomes impressionless but retains full and complete
consciousness. This complete consciousness is now no longer of the
gross body, the subtle body or the mental body, and therefore atma no
longer experiences the gross world, the subtle world or the mental
This consciousness that is retained is of atma's own infinite *Self*
and therefore atma now experiences the Paramatma state consciously
and experiences the infinite bliss of the "I AM God" state.
This is the stage noted in state VIII of the chart.
the Fourth Stage
Atma recovers the so-called normal consciousness of the gross body,
the subtle body and the mental body and therefore once again
experiences, at on and the same time, the gross world, the subtle
world and the mental world. At this stage, atma is simultaneously
also conscious of its own infinite "Self" and experiences the
infinite power, infinite knowledge and infinite bliss of its own
Paramatma state, but atma cannot use these infinite attributes even
though, at this stage, it is conscious of its gross, subtle and
mental bodies and experiences simultaneously the three worlds...
This is the stage of State IX in the chart.
the Fifth Stage
Atma is fully and completely conscious of the gross body, the subtle
body and the mental body, and experiences the gross world, the subtle
world and the mental world simultaneously with having the highest
divine consciousness of its infinite Self, and also experiences and
uses the infinite power, infinite knowledge and infinite bliss of its
own Paramatma state.
This is the stage of State x as shown in the chart of the Ten States