Jai Satchitanand Friends!
Did you ever watch a sunrise or sunset and
think about how beautiful it looks? Have you ever noticed how when
the clouds move away, beams of sunlight shine through and light up
everything around? There are some very interesting things about
them that we've probably never known before - let's find out what
Dadaji has said about the sun, moon, and planets!
Dadaji has explained that the sun, moon, and
planets that we see are actually the bodies of celestial beings
called Jyotishka Devo (luminous celestial beings) and that
they are not alone, but also have their wives (also celestial
beings - devis) with them.
The bodies of these celestial beings naturally
give light. In their previous lives, these beings had the intent
and wish to give light to the whole world. So, due to their merit
karma (punya), scientific circumstantial evidences (vyvasthit) have
come together such that they have attained an elevated state as
celestial beings whose bodies give forth light!
Dadaji has explained that when the lifespan of
such a celestial being comes to an end, the celestial body
(sun/moon/planet) remains as it is, but a new celestial being takes
the place of the previous one, in that same body!
Did you notice the difference? In
human beings, the body is burned when the soul leaves, whereas for
the sun, moon and planets, the body remains as it is but the soul
is replaced by a different one. So, the soul within the sun changes
but the body remains the same. This is just like in a classroom
where a new student comes and sits on the seat that an old student
Do you know where the beings who previously
occupied the body of the sun or moon go? Dadashri explains that
these beings go to another place. They may go into dev
gati (celestial world) or they may even attain human form.
So, friends, now when you look up at the sun,
moon and planets, you'll know who they truly are!