existence is not only on one level, but on many levels (lokas) at the same time.
Each of the 72 squares of the Leela game board represents an aspect of human consciousness
or inner state of being which - when explained and understood in the light of
chakras (the subtle energy centers of transformation) - will lead to great insight
and progress on the path toward spirituality. The book "Leela,
The Game of Self-Knowledge" by Harish Johari, based upon the age-old
"Gyan Chaupad" game designed by seers and saints, describes the various
levels of energy in great detail.
Leela, the divine game, is played out on 8 lokas (the sanskrit
term "loka" refers to a division of the universe, a plane of existence,
or level of being). Seven lokas are connected with the seven major chakras, through
which an individual must pass before reaching the eighth plane, which is beyond
all planes, the level of Cosmic Consciousness, the essence of pure Being and Bliss.
The basic knowledge of the chakras and their particular characteristics enables
us to determine where we are vibrating at any given moment. Each loka is a state
of being in the process of inner growth. An overview of all these states can be
found on the individual chakra pages that are accessible from the general introduction
Weltevrede started to undertake the task of creating visuals in wash painting
technique for each of those 72 levels of existence in 2003. This project will
keep him engaged for most probably a couple of years and its progress is shown
on this page:
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