MAN AND WOMAN AND CHILD
Harold W. Percival
MILESTONES ON THE GREAT WAY TO CONSCIOUS IMMORTALITY
The Perfect Sexless Immortal Physical Body
What does the immortal physical body of a Triune Self look like?
Such a body in The Realm of Permanence is the ever-present and complete embodiment of permanent knowledge and conscious power in transcendent beauty. In looking at a perfect sexless physical body no sexual thought would be supposed or considered by man or by woman. But no human being could see a Triune Self as it is in The Realm of Permanence. Were a Triune Self to appear to a mortal in the human world its appearance would be what that Triune Self knew that it should be, appropriate to the occasion, and not otherwise.
The body of a Triune Self is the personalized physical expression of the Identity and Knowledge, the Rightness and Reason, and the Beauty and Power of that Triune Self.
In this human physical world anyone may stand in the sunlight and feel its warmth; but no sensible person would try to look at the face of the sun in order to paint its features and show the light as it shines upon and illumines the earth.
To get an idea of the appearance of the body of a complete Triune Self in The Realm of Permanence, or “Kingdom of God,” one should understand that only one portion of the Doer part of its Triune Self is in the male or female body; whereas the perfect physical body of the Triune Self has all of twelve portions of the Doer perfectly related and balanced in inseparable union and, therefore, it is neither male nor female. The perfections of all the twelve portions are composed in the balanced expression of beauty and power.
But let it be supposed that a man or a woman could and were to look on such a perfect body! What then? Then the man would think of it as a being so divinely beautiful and of such superior excellence as to be loved in reverence and to be contemplated as the Godhead. And a woman would look upon it as a being so great and so supremely powerful as to be loved in worshipful adoration and by the giving of herself in service and obedience to its least request or command. For a mortal to look on a perfect physical body in The Realm of Permanence would evoke love in both man and woman. To be in such a body would mean the blending and amalgamation of desire-feeling and feeling-desire into, or as, one being of supernal beauty and conscious power. Then its body is the perfect physical expression of the conscious self. Every man and woman must understand that if they would know what the perfect physical body of a Triune Self looks like in The Realm of Permanence, they must comprehend how omniscience and omnipotence and omnipresence are expressed in a sexless physical body. That is what the immortal physical body of a Triune Self looks like in perfect poise.
In looking at such a body, each human being would see expressed its own inherent hope, its longings, its yearnings, its true and pent-up deep-seated heart’s desire, fully and completely expressed in that perfect body—as the pattern or model it itself is to be when it has performed its duty to itself, to its Thinker and Knower, and to nature.
The human body is built up and composed of cells, unbalanced cells which are arranged and maintained according to four systems—the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, and generative systems. The food or structure of the body is of the unbalanced units of earth, water, air and light, which are in continuous circulations of the human world. The circulations are kept up by the breath in its breathing. By its breathing in and breathing out the breath is the maintenance of the unbalanced cells, the life and the death of the body. The first intake of the breath at birth, and the last outgo at death, mark the beginning and the end of the corporeal human body.
Birth makes sexual intercourse necessary, and birth is the penalty for the male and female bodies of unbalanced cells. Death of the body is the penalty of the incorporeal conscious self for not balancing its feeling-desire and restoring itself and its body to consciously immortal life in The Realm of Permanence.
When the Doer returns to The Realm of Permanence in its then perfect and immortal body, the Doer will be in conscious at-one-ment with its Thinker and Knower. Then the Doer will have achieved victory over death. The immortal body will not need the gross unbalanced foods of the human world. The immortal body will breathe the balanced units of The Eternal Order of Progression. The body will then have been regenerated and reconstituted to its original form, having four “brains”—the cranial, thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic brains. Then it will breathe the balanced transient units, conscious only as their functions as laws of nature through the worlds, as explained in Thinking and Destiny.
The perfect body here spoken of is complete. Nothing can be added to it; nothing can be taken from it; it cannot be improved; it is a body sufficient in itself.
The original form of that perfect body is graven on the breath-form of each human being, and the preparation for its rebuilding will begin when the human being stops thinking of or letting the thought of sex enter, or in any way stimulate the desire for sex which leads to the act of sex. This is so because such thinking causes the breath-form to change the germ cells of the body to become male or female sex cells. The age of the body has little to do with the matter. So long as the human will continue the practice of uninterrupted deep lung breathing, and feel where the breath goes, and think to understand where the feeling with the breathing goes, that one can reconstitute and transform the male or female body into a perfect sexless and immortal physical body.
As one or more human beings understand and begin to bring about these transformations in themselves, other human beings will surely follow. Then this world of birth and death will gradually change from the delusions and illusions produced by the body-mind and the senses. Human beings will become more and more conscious of the Realities within and beyond. The conscious Doers in their bodies will then understand and perceive The Realm of Permanence as they conceive and understand themselves in the changing bodies in which they are.
Copyright 1979 by The Word Foundation, Inc.