The human body has often been called one of the most elegant machines ever created. The complexity is still being unwound by scientists thousands of years, I’d dare to say millions, since the study first began. We’re barely scratching the surface of the anatomy of other animals, let alone our own. The brain, coined a super computer, is one of the most complex pieces in the machinery.
Have you ever been to the funeral of someone you were close to, that was open casket. There’s a palpable absence that we sense, which leaves us uneasy, as we’re sitting there with the form our dear one once occupied. I’ve experienced that unease, or sense of absence, on several occasions. Perhaps this is what lies at the heart of our nightmares about bodies returning from the grave, possessed by something else. The form lies there, empty, and we have some underlying notion of it as a vessel for the being for which we cared.
Although Trailokya doesn’t reveal who made the first sets of human, or any other being in Samsara, it does explain that they self replicate through sexual reproduction. The schematics are encoded into DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid), and the process allows the new vessel to adapt, or update it’s OS and software according to dominance coding. This doesn’t always mean that the best gets passed on, but eventually that is the case, in theory (Evolution).
So what causes the emptiness when a BIM no longer works? The brain being a super processor computer, also emits and processes electrical signals. They can be measured without invasive means from outside the body. Those brain waves are absent in the dead. Cells discontinue replication, because they’re not told to anymore, and they don’t get the fuel they need to do so if they wanted to. Decay sets in, breaking the machine down to it’s basic elements. Unlike man invented computers that poison the environment, a body dissolves back into the environment and becomes harmless within 8-12 years. The breakdown of the form requires bacteria and emits chemicals that can be harmful to living things, and are sustenance to others. So, harmful is relative.
Burial practices of ancient humans, for instance, display a level of understanding in how important the BIM should be considered. Even in current times, humans treat their dead with reverence, dressing them and entombing them carefully away from threats. This, too, echoes the sense that the empty vessel could be desecrated–either by destruction or by re-habitation.
So, too, there is the fear of being co-habitated by forces that can take control of our BIM. Exorcism developed in response to the idea that spirits (animal, human, alien or even demonic) could take our bodies from us. Ancient humans had their own version of the Catholic exorcism, that fed the more modern process. Every culture has it’s stories of possession. Oracles in ancient Greece prepared their BIM via imbibing hallucinogens. Certainly, any culture who took part in such rituals, could have just been hacking the super computer in their own heads.
These examples, as well as other understandings of both science and metaphysics, helped create the BIM of Trailokya. If you want to learn more about Bio Vessel Mechanics, check out this article from August that talks about the connections with the atman and sattva in humans…
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