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4th Chakra : The Plane of Fragrance
States of Being in the Chakras

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In the fourth chakra one experiences divine fragrances in meditation. Smell ceases to be linked to Earth and the first chakra, becoming a symbol of the Divine, carrying a strong emotional impact. In the course of Suddharma (apt religion), the devotee offers scents to the deity (like Krishna in this painting), in the form of flowers and/or incense. The fourth chakra Consciousness creates a change in the body chemistry so that it ceases to produce bad odors. The devotee will refrain of using articifical odors on his body, so that the body odors become a measuring tool of Consciousness. A person vibrating on this plane exudes a fragrance not unlike that of lotus flowers or sandelwood.

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This state of Being in the chakras is more fully described in the "Leela Game of Self-Knowledge", from where the above text was synthesized.

Other Leela States of Being in the Chakras

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