The Heavenly Spheres


All things that appear as multiplicity,

Not simply on this earth,

But even those that seem to belong

To the heavenly spheres –

All are as unreal

As the objects seen by the dreamer

In a dream.


Uddhava Gita, Dialogue 8, Verse 31


The heavenly spheres are a part of the temporal illusory hologram. The entire universe is a hologram of divine pulsating energy. It is only our current confinement to the five senses that creates the delusory perception of apparent solidity - so that we may enjoy the adventures of this cycle of time, the Kali Yuga or Age of Conflict & Confusion.


The planets, heavenly spheres, make up the temporal illusory hologram just as we do. The planets are the expression of the unique energies and frequencies of the various Loka worlds, or the Myriad Realms, wherein dwell a vast array of entities. Throughout the Manvantaras, we have always interacted with these worlds and in the previous cycles of time, before our current Kali Yuga, we were well aware of their existence and our relationship with them.


But with the advent of the Kali Yuga, we lost our ability to ‘see’ these beings - and thus, as we are stuck in our limited five senses that relegate our perceptions to mere apparent solidity, most do not ‘see’ the inhabitants of these planets.


These planetary worlds are a reflection and perhaps even a consequence of our chakras, which are a microcosm of the Axis of the World and contain all the levels of every frequency in the universe.


Bhagavata Purana XI.13 [what is written in brackets is mine]


30. So long as the notion regarding the reality of diversity (in the world) is not completely removed … then man (is as good as) asleep (ignorant) … in a dream.


31. All objects [including the planets and whatever is being discovered out in deep space] other than the Self [the God-within that permeates All], being unreal, the differences created by them …the goals promised [even the rewards of the heavens] … and their causes … are all unreal and non-existent like scenes in a dream.


34. One should realize that this (phenomenal world) is simply an illusion, only a play or the work of the mind, which is just apparent and evanescent …He should see it through that consciousness.



Beneath apparent multiplicity, there is only Oneness.






Translated and Annotated by Ganesh Vasudeo Tagare, M.A., PhD

Part 5

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1976/1992; Delhi, India


The Uddhava Gita

The Final Teaching of Krishna

Translated by Swami Ambikananda Saraswati

Ulysses Press 2002



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