by Leonard Orr
A mind expanded by a new idea can never return to its former size. Two common words in everyone’s vocabulary when combined into one idea become one of the most powerful ideas in the universe. Physical is a very common word. Immortality is also a common word. When you combine them, you get the idea of physical immortality. I’ve been exposing people to the idea of physical immortality for over 30 years.
Physical immortality means victory over physical death. It means body and mind mastery. Our Spirit is already an immortal master. This simple thought of physical immortality makes us realize that although death may be popular, it is not inevitable. Physical death is optional. The whole purpose of Jesus Christ was to teach us this. But Jesus was not the first nor the last human to conquer death. The Hebrew Bible is about five main immortal humans: Elijah, Moses, Melchizadek, and Enoch. In the beginning of Bible history, everyone lived 500 to 1000 years. India has its immortal yogis. Every continent has its favorite immortals, including native Americans. I’ve made this one of my favorite research projects for 37 years. Why do Christians die? Why? If Jesus died to save us from sin and death?
The founders and heroes and heroines of most religions who conquered death do not have a local address on planet Earth. When I learned about the immortal yogis who do, I was so excited I couldn’t wait to meet them. Since my first trip to India in 1977, I have met over 8 immortals who each have maintained their body for at least 300 years. People have to be at least 300 to qualify for my research. I know of many more that I haven’t had a chance to meet yet.
I’ve met several who are over 2000. These are yogis who have maintained a local address on planet Earth for over 2000 years. I’ve written books about two of them: Babaji and Bhartriji. People often tell me that after my lecture or book in which the idea of physical immortality got their attention, they couldn’t stop thinking about it for several years. It makes so much sense. How could people be blinded by the death is inevitable belief system for so long?
After teaching the truth about physical immortality for over 30 years, I’ve concluded that the reason people don’t like to know about it is because it I involves a little spiritual work and personal changes. Physical immortality is the natural result of a mind filled with wisdom and aliveness.
The three basic causes of death are:
2. emotional energy pollution
3. poor diet.
Therefore, to master death you have to do three things:
1. Master the idea of physical immortality, which involves living from Spirit, our natural divinity.
2. Unravel our own death urge, which we received from our parents and encourage all the people in our environment to do the same. Learn how to keep our energy body & emotional mind clean and balanced through spiritual purification practices.
3. Learn the power of nutrition and fasting and the other simple and pleasurable habits that give us body mastery. Becoming a vegetarian is basic!
Mastering spiritual practices is less difficult than living a miserable life that leads to the grave. In fact, true spiritual practices are the ultimate pleasures and enrich all the pleasures of living. As I studied the lives of my immortal yogi friends, I began to realize that becoming an immortal yogi is not difficult; it just takes a different focus. People die because they kill themselves.
The greatest enemy of mankind has been and always will be ignorance. And the most evil form of ignorance is self-righteousness – thinking we know enough. Self-righteous people are murdering their own natural divinity and are guilty of murdering the natural divinity of everyone around them. It is the sin of eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge and naturally yields the personal doom of death. The Bible says, “God is not willing for any to perish, but that all should come to a knowledge of repentance.” Repentance means to change our mind. Repentance is neither difficult nor unpleasurable. In fact, it is exciting, inspiring, and produces pleasure, bliss, and ecstasy. If God made the path to eternal life difficult, He/She would be a sadist Who has doomed us to eternal misery. The only thing difficult about it is giving up your addiction to misery. Changing gives us the immense satisfaction of accomplishment.
Simple spiritual purification practices like bathing twice per day, conscious energy breathing, fire purification, an exercise system, a conscious diet, loving relationships, and mastering a mantra are the basic common denominators of the lifestyle of all the immortal masters I have met. These spiritual practices with earth, air, water, and fire can clean the mind faster than the mind can clean the mind. They are healing magic. In the process of mastering these, we must develop a balance between solitude and service.
I’ve written many books about physical immortality and the practical principles of conquering death and I recommend that you read them all and use my tapes repetitively if you are interested in personal mastery. But every year I try to put this simple truth into one page, in a clearer and easier way for people to understand.
Anyone can read or have read to them one page and have their mind expanded to receive the joy that this great idea brings. It unshackles your creativity and releases enormous reserves of energy and intelligence.
Is physical immortality realistic? Yes, if we honor the following. The three basic secrets to physical immortality are:
1. To stay tuned into God – Infinite Energy, our Source – all the time. Have pure thoughts and Life.
2. To heal the death urge. Healing the death urge can take us through the most ugly emotions of suicidal and homicidal thoughts – we have to survive the illusions in our own mind and go for wisdom and bliss.
3. To keep our energy body clean and balanced with the simple and pleasurable spiritual purification practices with mind, earth, air, water, fire, and love.
When we eat food we have to clean the dishes, etc. When our home gets dirty, we have to clean it. We also have to wash our clothes. When our energy body (also called emotional body) gets dirty through absorbing emotional energy pollution as we participate with people or in our self-healing process, we have to clean ourselves emotionally and spiritually. It is a daily process. Spiritual cleanliness is Energy and Peace.
If we stay ahead of the pollution – cleansing process, we become more alive every day. If we lose the spiritual purification game, we become more dead every day. Victory or victim?
One of the indicators is the guru belly phenomena. The solar plexus chakra is the social chakra and emotional energy pollution can be collected physically in the form of fat around the navel – it is sometimes called psychic fat.
Another indicator is stiffness. An over loaded body gets stiffer and stiffer every day and every year until we become a stiff – and are buried. When we absorb other people’s death urge, we can get depressed, feel suicidal, become prone to anger, be grouchy, or have violent dreams. Victim consciousness in all its forms is a sign of death urge.
I’ll finish this page with an idea which is a million times greater than physical immortality, and is the source of personal mastery or misery and death. It is this: ‘Energy becomes what it thinks about’. Your personal energy is the Eternal Spirit – God Within – your natural divinity.
This Infinite Eternal Energy is helpless and powerless without thought and yet it is the power of thought. Your unlimited potential is only potential until it has been activated and directed by your thoughts. Energy is directed by thought.
Infinite Power directed by thoughts of weakness can produce infinite weakness. Infinite power directed by wholesome and healthy thoughts produce infinite wholesomeness, health, and safety – beyond safety – peace and pleasure. Thoughts of death produce death. Thoughts of Eternal Life produce physical immortality and body mastery. The body is Energy materialized by thought; not passive thinking, but active thinking; thought in motion. Your physical body and emotional body have been built up by millions of thoughts in action. To be a master, you now have to catch the thoughts and change them with the kind of actions that produce the results you like. We are all scientists and our body is the laboratory. Various nutrients have been created by thinking beings to produce certain effects in the body. Some of these cause and effect relationships are simple and some are quite complex. And simple fasting is the direct route to the purity of Infinite Energy. However, it is also possible to starve to death for spiritual purposes. We have to learn balance and common sense. More people die from overeating today than from starvation.
Repentance is fun! Changing our minds is the great, eternal adventure of all intelligent divine beings.
Playing in your Spirit Energy, your Divine Mind, and your Infinitely Beautiful Body is what Eternal Life is all about.
Leonard D. Orr