Monday, 04 November 2019
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I am aware that these teachings stress the unimportance of the physical body for spiritual development. (Other than keeping it healthy.)

Still, there must be some kind of karmic significance to being physically "undersized" or "oversized."

Samael Aun Weor speaks about the strong physical forms of Jesus and John the Baptist (I believe it was John the Baptist, anyway.)

This must be due to their good karma (or lack of karma).

Are there any defects we may want to search for within ourselves based on our physical body types? For instance, if we are underweight or overweight?

It should be stated that overweight people are not automatically "gluttonous"... Or at least not more so than anyone else.

Are our body types related to our internal balance of the three Gunas?

Another thing I don't understand is... Isn't the physical and external supposed to be a reflection of the internal?

There are plenty of beautiful people in the world who exist at a very low level of being... And correspondingly, "unattractive" people who could exist at a very high level of being.

Obviously,, this is not cut and dry...

Master Samael was himself a handsome man physically, and obviously existed at a very high level of being.

I have often that the Being creates some people to be physically beautiful as a challenge to them to not get distracted by such trivialities and allow them to feed the ego.

I am not saying this was the case with Master Samael... I believe he was evolved far past the point of being lulled to sleep by physical appearances, whether they were his own or someone else's...
3 years ago
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Appearances are illusory. We cannot rely on physiological features to determine our karma.

This question is only resolved in meditation and the internal planes, because each person is a unique case. There are simply too many factors to take into account when understanding one's unique experience.

However, we can deduce that certain conditions, sicknesses, and illnesses are caused from specific behaviors which have been repeated for multiple lifetimes.

Other times, our diet, lifestyle, and habits shape our existence, not necessarily some ancient, hereditary karma we are unaware of.

In general, though, having a more or less strong and healthy body is definitely dharma, because we need a healthy vehicle by which to perform the great work.

Illness is the result of imbalance within the psyche, heart, mind, and body. Health is often the result of positive deeds, since "a healthy mind is a healthy body."

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

3 years ago
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#20177
Accepted Answer
Appearances are illusory. We cannot rely on physiological features to determine our karma.

This question is only resolved in meditation and the internal planes, because each person is a unique case. There are simply too many factors to take into account when understanding one's unique experience.

However, we can deduce that certain conditions, sicknesses, and illnesses are caused from specific behaviors which have been repeated for multiple lifetimes.

Other times, our diet, lifestyle, and habits shape our existence, not necessarily some ancient, hereditary karma we are unaware of.

In general, though, having a more or less strong and healthy body is definitely dharma, because we need a healthy vehicle by which to perform the great work.

Illness is the result of imbalance within the psyche, heart, mind, and body. Health is often the result of positive deeds, since "a healthy mind is a healthy body."

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

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