LIFE AFTER DEATH: SUNNY BABA:
In 1999 on a trip to California I meet a man named Sunny Baba, a devotee of Adi Da.
I help Sunny unload a truck, and then he and I talk. He says that in his twenties he went to a talk about Charan Singh. The guy giving the talk had them meditate. It was the first time he'd ever meditated, and he left the body. After that, every time he meditated he left the body. He'd be gone four to six hours, and he'd come back to find a body that was cold and stiff and hard to reanimate.
He went through a tunnel to the astral plane, arriving in a garden. Different people see that garden differently," he said, "but I saw it as a zen garden." Beyond the garden was an ocean. He crossed it in a sailboat, and his fears came up in the form of sea monsters. He spontaneously manifested a sword of light, and confronted them. They weakened, and he remembered the guy who gave the talk saying to listen to the sound, and the more he did that, the more they weakened. On the far shore was a city, and the people there wanted to give him gifts, but he'd been warned not to accept them. Beyond that was Mount Analog, which he found easy to climb. He stood at the top, and a column of light came down and took him up like an elevator into the causal plane.
He spent some time in the causal plane. People there have forms within balls of light. You can tell if they're male or female, and some even wear robes. Unlike the astral plane, their forms are transparent, more so the higher in the causal plane he went. In the upper causal one can tell everything someone has experienced and knows. A few times Sunny went beyond the causal. He described that as ascending through levels of colored light. But what he wanted was God-consciousness in his daily life, so all that was thirty years ago.
I ask Sunny about the big eye, the big star, bunk nal, Daswan Dwar and the core universe. He says he hasn't experienced any of these.