SUBTLE LIGHT IS BURSTING UPON THE SECOND PLANE
The pilgrim's sanskaras become purely subtle, and he is enlightened to use the subtle powers that seize him. The second heaven is enlightening because all opposites of heaven and hell, good and bad, pleasure and pain are reconciled within the individual's subtle consciousness.
He who becomes enlightened by enjoying the subtle world fully stands beyond heaven and hell and is beyond good and evil. The pilgrim on the second plane sees all of heaven and hell, the first plane, the ghosts in the astral, and the people in the gross world, but can avoid the pain of hell and the suffering of the world by his own will.
The gross conscious human being experiences the heaven or hell of the second heaven after death in a different way. After dying the human has no gross body, and though he experiences after-death through the subtle body, the sanskaras that he is experiencing are gross. The gross conscious human passes through this blissful heaven only to spend his gross sanskaras, and in no way can he enjoy the happiness of this subtle heaven for its own sake.
Once a human being attains subtle consciousness he does not pass through the states of heaven or hell when he dies.
THE NOTHING AND THE EVERYTHING, p. 73
1981 © Bhau Kalchuri