It’s the eternal problem of living in a body, a physical body. And for some people that are following the path to Light the physical body is a real problem. We’re living in it, and most people that are travelling to Enlightenment are trying to get out of it, one way or the other. And many people are trying to deny it, deny its existence.

So much of it concerns what happens out of one’s body, and it’s a well-known fact that the life of meditation and the life after death are similar. As a matter of fact all that one is doing when one undergoes the process of enlightenment is learning how to escape the bounds of the physical body and the consciousness that traps us to it. The experiences that one has as one goes inward and then outwards into multidimensional space in meditation is similar or the same experience as what happens when the body is released at death. Many on this path to Light try to mortify the body – in other words they try to get rid of it in one way or the other through starving it or going to the forests or mountains and trying to act as if it doesn’t exist.

At death one simply drops the body –  it leaves via some chakras, minor chakras in the shoulder blades, and one in between the shoulder blades and then out it goes, and the body of course, is left to rot, be consumed by worms or be experimented on by the medical profession. And you are out of your body in an etheric form. All that has really happened is that the vitality of your body has gone into your etheric body, the etheric double, which I explained somewhat in my talk on the aura, and it is then standing, looking at the corpse, and saying ‘what on earth was that about?’ If it was a normal death.

From Life after Death – Foundation Series – Bodo Balsys