Yogi stared into his telescope , the Celestron Astro master was a gift from his father on his eleventh birthday. Now a year later he was a master gazer. Today, again he saw it , a tiny object of bright light amongst the stars and planets . Amoeba shaped and bulging at all its protrusions.He had been observing it for over a week now, not understanding yet as to what it was. It had an aura other stars in the constellation didn’t have. There were unusual movements and emissions too from this object . Small tiny streaks of light were getting detached from it on an off. All his knowledge could not not decipher as to which star this was.
This object in the sky was silently wading through space. It contained all the souls..the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, that had left human bodies ever since Adam and Eve first inhabitated earth. Trillions of souls who had relinquished their dead bodies now decayed to dust or burnt to ashes long ago. The object was hardly a third the size of the sun, yet it was all powerful , all souls that once accompanied the humans while they lived, each one the size of nano microns,yet glowing with the power of a thousand lux , silent and cold light.
The separation of the soul from the body happens at death. It is said the soul or atma may wander for forty days or immediately travel to its destination. Yes, but ultimately it will travel to its destination, the conglomeration of all souls wandering in this universe as a single star, never ever returning to another body unlike many would have us to believe.
In the course of its travel to its conglomeration, the soul visits all the places where the body that it had dwelled in had travelled and stayed. The soul is a micro super computer , all the history of the body as it lived on earth is encrypted into it. Every instance of life and it’s memories are for ever saved in its memory. It contained an immense quantity of knowledge. Imagine the souls of Einstein, Gandhi, Edison, Pasteur,Roentgen,Darwin,Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Osho,Lincoln,Napoleon, Hitler, Saddam, Galileo, Socrates, Homer, Aristotle, Bhaskar charya, Sushrut, Shakespeare, Dickens,Valmiki, Colombus, Vasco da gama, Vinci and who not, all together in a single star. It had to be a million times more powerful than the most powerful supercomputer today. They existed in absolute harmony, their journey to earth having been over.
Inspite of the harmony of its existence as a conglomeration , on and off there had been a suffocation of some souls. These souls wanted to return to earth , to visit their bodies which were dust and ashes. They felt that their leaving of the body had been premature and untimely, they had their jobs half done. Mostly these souls belonged to humans with untimely deaths like accidents, murders and suicide. These souls never were at comfort in their conglomeration. The urge to revisit earth was very strong in them. The supreme power or GOD was not happy, GOD didn’t exactly like the concept of revisit of a soul again to earth. The souls cried and rebelled . GOD couldn’t resist, couldn’t see their sorrow and so agreed , but on a condition that they could never again join the conglomeration without having been in a human body again.
What Yogi had been watching through his telescope was this all powerful, all knowledgeable body all souls. The streaks of light leaving were those of the souls returning to earth to locate their past bodies. Yogi noticed once the streak of light left the star, suddenly it became invisible. The moment these souls left the conglomeration their lights were lost, they hurtled towards earth at the speed a thousand times that of light. They became invisible , they travelled to the same locations on continents from where they had risen to the conglomeration. As they touched earth they were invisible to all creatures. They started travelling in search of their previous bodies that were long ago turned to dust or ashes. They ashes had been washed away by rains and rivers. The dust had mingled with the soil. They cried out loudly but unheard to human ears. GOD felt hurt, he pitied the souls wandering across the earth. He devised a plan…..GODs plan.
Fireflies ………..They produce light in special organs in their abdomens by combining a chemical called luciferin, enzymes called luciferases and oxygen . They are an inch long and have a life span of around two months. They emit cold light and do not bite.
That’s what GOD did. He gave the souls a temporary body, he gave them light so that they could begin their search for their lost bodies….They were the fireflies , actually returned souls, this what no human knew. He gave them a period of two months in which they could search for their past bodies and look out for new bodies where they could now dwell . The rebirth of the dead had been sanctioned by GOD.
The soul now with the body of a firefly, with cold light , flew in all directions in search of dust or ash to which it had belonged. The light, the sense of direction, the super micro computer it was, it didnt take much time to locate the dust or ash of its prior body. The firefly carried a speck of this material and went ahead for its next journey to find a new body.
They lady had concieved, the super micro computer of the soul or the now firefly could sense and locate it. The firefly travelled to concieving mothers and transmitted the speck it was carrying into the conceptus. The soul had found its new body. A rebirth had been decided. A human who had inadvertantly died an untimely death was being reborn. Whether the new human would ever know his past life was never sure, some would, others wouldn’t , but the soul had found solace, another chance of life had been given to a human who had had an untimely departure from earth.
The souls in the conglomeration sensed and knew that some human, in fact they knew it was Yogi who had spotted their conglomeration. They had noted that for the past whole week Yogi was following them. They realised that Yogi had seen the streaks of light or souls leaving back for earth. They weren’t sure of what was to be done. They asked GOD , should we stop him……..GOD smiled…No he said….It’s one amongst you in a new body…..It’s Aryabhatta.