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A Summary of the 10 states of God

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  • shakti <devi@pacific.net>
    Page 173-175 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
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      Page 173-175
      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
      chart.

      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
      world.
      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
      of God...
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