The Trailokya Trilogy Companion is a continuing online manuscript that illustrates and explains some of the details of the story, helping readers to keep things straight while they travel through the series. Readers can view this live companion book on Wattpad (either using the website or an app for their phone) absolutely free.
The companion is organized in alphabetical sections for convenience. In each section, the entries are organized like a dictionary along with original artwork and excerpts from the Trailokya Friday blog posts. In the coming weeks and months the blog will feature specific entries, to give you a taste of what is available in the companion.
(also, oath breakers.) The duta who become danava after defying their dharma. In the past, these beings committed heinous crimes against the people of Samsara whom they were charged to protect.
Last month we revisited the idea of recidia in The Trailokya Trilogy. It’s only logical that we continue forward by meeting their counterparts: the Grigori. As the definition above suggests, these beings are those who have burned down, willfully choosing to break their oaths to Zion. In all of these cases, the individual has committed serious crimes: ketu violations, rape, incest, murder, child abuse, and the like. These are the worst offenders, who can be found in Jahannam, the prison realm.
In the beginning of human society, for instance, Watchers charged with the protection of humanity chose to claim human women or men as wives and husbands, sometimes in multiple, whether by the person’s consent or otherwise, breaking their own ketus. Some duta killed humans they found fault with, but did not have the backing of the high council to meter out such punishments. Some duta even went so far as to abuse children in their care. Many fathered/mothered children with these souls, which became nephilim. All across Samsara, there were similar incidents, and this resulted in a civil war for Zion, called the Conflict of Hosts.
Until this point, there was no great rift between duta that required a incarceration of mass numbers in order to keep the rest of the duta safe, as well as the multitude of souls in their care. Each had been evolving without such concern. Certainly, there were those who decayed, but posed no real harm to another atman in their midst. They were gently cared for and nurtured until it was evident they could not be redeemed, and were left to Oblivion.
As certain souls became increasingly sentient, and duta resonances rose closer to Nirvana, conflict became inevitable. The discernment of duta was often exasperated by the will of the souls. But then, too, temptations arose to test duta, or with which they had not heretofore dealt. The atman of duta that were without flaw did not struggle to adapt to these evolutions.
In response to this new need, the king believed it far more just to both those on the side of Zion and those on the side of the conflict to have a place that would allow such resonances to freely process, but kept them apart from those they could harm. The creation of Jahannam was meant to provide safety to both, but also a route back to the higher resonances, if the grigori should rise from their trials. Nirvana saw this as another path to higher resonance, despite the massive negativity incurred by it. Some atman required more experiences than others to reach higher planes. Thus, it was deemed that Jahannam would be lesser than Samsara, despite the majority of former duta who populated the expanse. Additionally, these beings became known as danava. The souls who joined them were known as Marditavya.
Learn more about Grigori in The Trailokya Trilogy…