Clarity of consciousness



Clarity of consciousness is the light that illuminates the player on his passage out of the fourth row of the game and on to the fifth, the plane where man becomes Man. Swatch in Sanskrit means clear, pure, transparent. This transparency results from the purification of the opacities of bad karmas the player undergoes in purgatory.

Transparency offers no resistance to the passage of light. When doubts are clarified, the fog of blind intellect is dissolved to be replaced by the clear, strong light of inner feelings. The intellectual understanding, which dominates the consciousness up to the third chakra, does so no more. Reason here is considered an ailment, a disease of consciousness. For when consciousness identifies itself with understanding, at that time it suffers from the disease of reason, the chains of the intellect. By devotion and right faith the disease is overcome, and the player enters into the realm of Being.

When the player lands here he becomes swatch — clear, pure, transparent. The doubts that assailed him took him to purgatory and irreligiosity. But from those experiences he gained an understanding of the nature of sudharma. He has developed good tendencies and sanctified his life. He has dwelt on the planes of fragrance and taste and is now ready to join the upward flow of energy in the fifth chakra.