Many of you may have heard about Akasha but some of you might still be wondering what is it?
So, what is Akasha?
Akasha is a Sanskrit word that means ether. It is the first of the five great elements of life (Pancha Mahabhutas).
Normally we refer to the sky as empty air but some pictures captured by the Hubble Telescope from the empty space shows us something different. Interestingly, the pictures taken look like the wiring of our brain, like this image above. How amazing is that?
So what we call ether can be loosely translated as the brain of the universe, because within the empty space there are pathways of life and information connected to one another.
This can be easily understood in daily life when someone looks/observes you after a while you feel someone is looking at you. Or another example is when you think about someone and that person calls you up. The question we can ask here is: did the person call you because she felt you thinking about her/him or did she call you because she felt you were thinking about her/him? In any way it doesn't matter.
Science knows nowadays that every thought form creates vibration, creates a wave. So in other words the thoughts we think are not staying within you they go out wherever you send them, and they go out via the vibration and this path way in space which is called ether.
Therefore we could also call ether something that is not yet manifested in matter but is a pre matter. It is present in vibration but it has not yet manifested in form. So every thought, every word and every deed is there not lost, but stored in this field which we call Akasha Records, an infinite database of information where everything from past, present and future is stored.
Many cultures have talked about this brain of the universe, where everything is stored and all the knowledge is available. In Buddhism this is called Alaya records. Let’s take a look at the Himalaya for example. Hima stands for snow and Alaya means never ending. So Alaya Records means never ending records. It also appears in the bible and it is called the Book of Life, where everything is recorded.
In many of these cultures there were people who gained access to these records.
The Maha Baratha writes about a person called Narada who had the ability to get access to all the akashic records, to all knowledge and he also had the ability to communicate between different gods and humans. In Egypt there was Thoth, who was referred to be the communicator with the Gods and brought knowledge from the records to the earth.
In yoga history the people who wrote down deep wisdom are called rishis. Which means “the seer” and the seer received the wisdom/text/insights from the ether.
If this was possible in the old days it is also possible now.
To be continued...
Deepak Chopra explains briefly the Akashic Field:
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