The Structure of Divinity

The Structure of Divinity

The unfolding of the ParaBrahman stage could be said to be a progression of embodiment.

I’ve touched a little on the 7-layer structure of Divinity. The trick is – the “structure” of Divinity reflects the form that is being used to know it. Divinity doesn’t have a “structure” but is known through a structure.

And yet, the structure of the form comes from Divinity and is not separate from it.

We can say the body reflects the cosmic which reflects the Divine. Or we could say the body mirrors the “structure” of the Divine. Or that the body is a way to embody the Divine so it can be known from a local perspective.

The last point is somewhat like consciousness. From a consciousness perspective, creation arises as a way for consciousness to know all the details of itself. Pure Divinity already knows Itself fully. From that perspective, embodiment is a way to live Itself in Itself. (it doesn’t get much more abstract)

It also becomes clear that the “meta-qualities” of Brahman that lead to consciousness are actually qualities of Divinity. Alertness and liveliness are related to the structure of the Divine.

It further becomes clear that the pancha-devata or 5 primary forms of God, combined with the qualities that give rise to consciousness above, are a reflection of the 7 layers of knowing.

These 7 qualities indicate that the structure used to know Divinity is a product of Divinity. That again suggests a virtual structure of Divinity which gains expression in form.

Here it is in chart form:
(this is top down – it’s known in the reverse order)

  Quality Expressed, Creation/ Cosmic
7 Intelligence     
6 Alertness > recognition, knowing
5 Liveliness Consciousness, causality space
4 Love flow,  Love, Divine Intellect, Krishna air
3 Power Power, Divine Mind fire
2 Action Shakti, Divine Energy water
1 Being Divine Presence earth

I wouldn’t take any of this as fixed. We’ll see how it evolves in time.

Update: I tweaked the top of the table. I later recognized the third quality of consciousness, intelligence. As these are qualities of Divinity, I replaced Intention with the purer value, then realized the top 3 were not in the right places…

Update 2: Added Divine Qualities to the table.

Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Davidya

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  1. michael

    WOW!!! …. just WOW!!!!

    I did not understand anything with the mind…..yet much understanding was happening on deeper levels! And opening happening…..

    ….just WOW!!

  2. Jim

    Thank you David. One thing to add is that the divine presence however it is experienced is ecstatic to have humans recognize it. Just as it is for us, there is nothing more fulfilling to the divine energy that having humans recognize it, partner with it, and live it. From that side it is a great great joy, when the de-facto isolation of the divine by humans is breached. A true love fest.

    1. Good point, Jim. This isn’t a dry intellectual exercise that may be implied by the writing style. Embodying Divinity means embodying all of that, living it it right in the body.

      This requires a deep letting go of personal constraints and allowing the flow to take us where it goes. It takes time to shift from living the life of a little me to living Divinity through form.

      Of course, we always were but not recognizing that, got in the way of it sometimes.

      1. Tim Owens

        “Just as it is for us, there is nothing more fulfilling to the divine energy that having humans recognize it, partner with it, and live it. From that side it is a great great joy, when the de-facto isolation of the divine by humans is breached. A true love fest.”
        This intrigues me. Who or what is on that side experiencing such “great joy”?

        1. Hi TO
          That changes through the stages. Each stage brings a new sense of Self or “Who”.

          If there is sufficient refinement, A GC phase will unfold and with it, the “recognize it” phase. Post-Unity, “partner” and then with God Realization and so on into ParaBrahman, “live it”.

          If there is less refinement, this process will tend to unfold later. Some can be very awake and still blissfully unaware of the Divine.

          But really, the key value of enlightenment is creating a platform where what Jim describes can unfold. And not just within. When enough people live this, it will begin to express in the world.

        2. Jim

          Those who wait patiently for us. Can be seen as any being of unconditional love and full attunement with the cosmos; divine beings such as angels, goddesses and gods. Once the senses are fully refined, life becomes a two way street. Divinity is very much engaged and as grateful as we are to be recognized.

          Please understand too that this is not just dancing in the sunbeams, but critical for ongoing spiritual work. Quietly. Also, even the simplest experience of this kind always sounds flashy – just the way it is, even though after awhile it is not experienced subjectively as such. Thanks.

    1. Hi Elizabeth
      It’s a renuciate approach that denies the ego. What happens with the original awakening (Self Realization or Cosmic Consciousness) is the end of Attachment to the ego, not an end to the function. We still need to function in the world and that requires a sense of personal self – whats foot and floor, whats finger and cheese, for example.

      There can be an experience of ego death for some, but again, it’s the attachment that dies. The ego (Iness) takes a much more minor role then.

      The Asmita or possessive self (myness), if still present, does get roasted with awakening.

      To your question, yes there is still an ego. It takes a progressively smaller role as we expand.

      This is an important point as if we deny the ego, we can become blind to it’s activity if there is an attachment or resistance in play.

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