This article is not about Microvita. I am not ready to write about Microvita yet. It is a huge subject. I don’t know where to start.
Consciousness is huge subject too but I have been writing about Consciousness. You may have read my summary.
I was able to write about Consciousness because thousands of sages have spoken or written about Consciousness in the last 15 thousand years. Microvita Research, on the other hand, is a new subject. There are very few resources. Some hints by P.R.Sarkar (Shrii Shrii Anandamurti) and a few books by the students of Sarkar! All we have are hints, really!
I am very curious how George Lucas came up with the concepts of Force, Midichlorians and Jedi. Was he influenced by certain philosophies, mythologies and spiritual traditions? I have read many articles discussing his mythological influences but I have a feeling that he had original insights too. He was able to synthesize his original insights with other mythological and spiritual concepts.
I have no idea if George Lucas had heard of Sarkars’s teachings but I would like to bring to your attention the following similarities:
- The Force of Lucas is very similar to Consciousness which Sarkar has written and spoken about extensively. All sages have spoken about Consciousness – the basis of all existence.
- The Midichlorians of Lucas is very similar to Microvita of Sarkar.
- The Jedi of Lucas is very similar to Sadvipra of Sarkar.
Force is the name given to the all pervading Consciousness by George Lucas. Midichlorians are microorganisms first mentioned in his 4th film in the “Star Wars” series: “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” (1999). According to Lucas Midichlorians reside within all living entities and communicate with the Force. The Jedi have learned to use the Midichlorians.
Microvita were introduced by Sarkar through a series of lectures starting in 1986. The term Microvita is plural for Microvitum which literally means micro-life. Microvita come within the scope of both physicality and psychic expression. They are smaller and subtler than physical atoms and subatomic particles, and in the psychic realm they may be subtler than the mind–stuff (citta). Various types of microvita, both positive and negative, function throughout the universe.
Sarkar’s concept of spiritual practice includes the social life as well. He taught us the principle of “transform yourself, transform society.” He also talked about “sadvipra”s, true intellectuals and moral leaders of the future. Priests, monks, idealistic politicians, journalists and academic intellectuals DO NOT meet the definition. Sadvipras would be well-rounded moral fighters capable of dealing with the problems confronting humanity. Sadvipras would combine the skills of an intellectual with the skills of a businessman and have the courage of a soldier.