Although Venu was out of my direct or peripheral vision, his presence was effulgent and extended beyond the physical space he was occupying. It was something like sitting next to a bright light. I did not doubt the existence of the aura. Electro-magnetic radiation exists! And for those of you who want photographic proof, auras or energy fields have been photographed using a technique known as Kirlian photography. To know more, visit www.kirlian.org.
Saints and holy men have gatherings, which was essentially having people sit in the immediate presence of their aura. Such meetings were called satsangs. The aura of such people extended onto a wide area and people in their immediate presence felt good. This can be easily experienced. At the very elementary level, the feeling of wanting to go back to the satsangs is because at some level we have enjoyed the experience.
There was a time when seeing the aura was nothing extraordinary. Most paintings of saints had a brilliance painted around them. Paintings of Christian saints and angels had a ring of light above their heads. Science supposedly gave mankind a lot of benefits. But in reality did it? We depend on cell phones to aid communication. Did it not substitute clairaudience? Pranic energy cured people. Did not modern day medicine try to replace it with chemicals? Have we found cures for every disease and condition with chemicals? Healing with energy is unscientific because it cannot change values in a thermometer or on an ECG printout. Essentially modern medicine treats the symptoms. Its like desensitizing the area around an embedded thorn and carrying on with life. Any pain now? No, says the patient and all is hunky dory. Until infection sets in. The logical thing to do would be to remove the thorn. In all this, the commonality is that we have relied on validating every phenomenon with our physical sensations. Anything beyond the realm of sight, touch, hearing, smelling, and tasting was non-extential unless it could be brought into the to realm of the senses. Proof is required to recognize existence.
At one point in time, I am certain that the two paths, the physical and the non-physical, will converge. Awareness to non-physical existences is increasing and scientists and doctors are willing to look at many things that their professional ancestors pooh-poohed. Near-death experiences are being investigated and documented. A new branch of interest is the science of medical astrology. Are some of us prone to certain diseases. Having been pre-warned thus, can we take measures to prevent the onset of the disease by prophylactic remedial action?
The Aquarian age we live in is the age of humanity and unity. This age is the time to go back to the true sense of freedom. The age of materialism is over. Happiness with riches is on the wane. It may not very obvious now but it will become more and more evident. Many of us are caught in this transition. While we, deep down know that riches are not the answer to our happiness,; we need money to live. This is the root of the confusion during the transitions.
An old Tamil proverb goes like this. The one who planted the tree will also remember to pour water. What it translates is thus. The universe is a fountainhead of abundance. We create shortage or abundance in our lives. Much as it is difficult to accept this into our lives, it is true. The first step in believing this is to accept that there is such a theory and keeping our eyes open for signs to validate this theory. To most of us, this has happened already. When we wanted something in all earnest, it materialized almost from nowhere.
The train suddenly screeched to a halt and that is when the most amazing thing happened.