The Instillation of Life | In Gujarati
Pratishtha |Aptavani volume-06| Page-01-to-06 The moment one believes or says ‘I am Chandulal’ ‘I did this’ ‘I did that’ it immediately gives rise to a new form-idol (murti) of a causal body. This is the instillation of life (pratishtha). Then this new ‘idol’ gives its effects and results. Just as we invoke life in a stone idol which gives its results in the same manner we are invoking new life into this body which gives its results. The energized non-Self complex of thoughts speech and acts (pratishthit atma) forms precisely according to the instillation of life (pratishtha). This ‘old’ pratishthit atma instills new life(new pratishtha). The ‘Chandulal’ (reader should insert his or her name here throughout the book) of today is the pratishthit atma of the past life which in turn continues to do pratishtha like ‘I am Chandulal. I am his uncle etc.’ and so everything starts all over again. And when you say ‘I am pure Soul I am Shuddhatma’ the pratishtha stops. That is why ‘we’ say that after attaining the state of Self-realization (Shuddhatma) new karma ceases.