Is it possible for us to see the subtle body?


I thought you are asking if scriptures mention whether it is possible to see the subtle body or not.

So, if you are also looking for answers like this, then Sri Ramakrishna also saw his own subtle body coming out of his gross body. This inicident is quite famous in his life. He saw signs of the throat disease in that subtle body that he were to be afflicted with in the future.

This is an indication of the fact that diseases affect the subtle body much before they affect the gross body.

So, if we are being able to devise some methods of diagnosing diseases at the subtle level then we will be far better equipped to fight against them than we are right now.

While at Shyampukur Sri Ramakrishna one day had a vision of his subtle body emerging from the gross sheath and moving about the room. It had a number of sores on the back. He was puzzled by the sight, but it was made clear to him that the touch of profane people had caused those sores on the body. They themselves had been purified, but they had left the suffering arising from their own sins with him. When he described this vision to his devotees, Narendra and some others observed that the Master’s vision was in conformity with the doctrine of vicarious atonement postulated in certain religions like Christianity and Vaishnavism. More than two months passed, but there was no sign of improvement. On the contrary the condition of the Master was gradually going from bad to worse. When treatment proved ineffectual, Dr. Sarkar advised a change to some garden-house outside the city. Accordingly the spacious gardenhouse of Gopal Chandra Ghosh at Cossipore was hired. In the afternoon of the 11th of December 1885, Sri Ramakrishna was removed to the new premises.

This is quoted from "A SHORT LIFE OF SRI RAMAKRISHNA" by Swami Tejasananda.. (Go to page 100 of the PDF).

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