Skeptics dismiss the existence of auras as disorders of the optical nerves, eye fatigue, or migraines. But cross-cultural spiritual traditions have affirmed their reality and spiritual potency, and any Integral theology needs to be able to make room for them and ask how they can help us. Perhaps researchers too can bring together Integral research with Indian scholarship to learn how auras are connected with levels and states of consciousness.
A report, “Science Concedes the Power of Shaktipaat”, by Dr. Hira Taparia Aura of Mumbai is interesting in that it claims scientific validation for the existence of auras… and he also writes that he has found someone so advanced spiritually that his aura is beyond the capacity of his machine to measure. Certainly this scholar’s claims merit serious analysis and replication, if such efforts have not already been made. Here is the report:
I started to study the science of analysing aura in 1962. It took me six years to complete the study of this science. Thereafter I carried out research on this subject for several years. I am the first person in the world to receive ISO 9001: 2000 Certification. I have delivered lectures to students at Moscow Medical University six times.
A person’s aura extends to an area of 3 inches to 30-40 metres around him. Even insentient objects have aura. I have so far studied the aura of about seven lakh people including some one thousand distinguished persons – like saints, VIPs etc.
As I studied the aura of Sant Sri Asaramji Bapu, I found it so powerful that anybody coming near him would be overwhelmed by his luminous aura and would always remain under its compelling influence. (Aura photo on title page 2)
One of the colours of Bapuji’s aura is violet, which shows that Bapuji is at the acme of spirituality. This type of aura is found only in Rishis, in perfected Masters. The red in the aura indicates that Bapuji transmits spiritual energy into others (Shaktipaat); takes away their negativities, weaknesses and replaces them with his divine energy. The sky blue colour in Bapuji’s aura indicates the high celestial regions to which Bapuji’s aura extends.
Of particularly great importance in Bapuji’s aura is the potency of transmitting divine energy. In other people’s aura I found the capacity to receive energy from others. But the notable thing I found in Bapuji’s aura was the potency to destroy the negative energy of one coming into contact with him and to bestow positive energy on him. Another peculiar feature of Bapuji’s aura is the potency to transmit energy to anybody even from far off.
When I went to Bapuji’s satsang, I found that Bapuji’s aura gets stretched like latex and envelops the entire gathering…
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