Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
The physical body of a man depends upon his subtle (energy body) body, his subtle body upon his mind, and his mind, which is the nearest to his soul, is, therefore, the foremost channel through which God pours forth His Divinity. This expression of the Divinity of God through these channels is called Leela.
The Leela of God (Divinity in full play) is primarily concerned with the spread of His purity and love for the benefit of the world as a whole. For the expression and manifestation of His infinite power, bliss, knowledge, light, and love, God needs the purest mental channels. And the purest minds are those of the Masts, who, having drowned themselves in their love for God, have gone beyond lust, anger, greed, and all other weakness that invariably stick round the mind of every man, in greater or lesser amounts, and in one shape or another until man is awakened to his true nature and to his real life.
Once a mind succeeds in directing its energy towards the existence beyond the domain of intellect, and begins to realize and experience the magnitude, the grandeur, and the novelty that are perceived by the mind, directly, without bringing into use its ordinary faculties, and without having recourse to the senses of the body, the person concerned becomes more and more unconcerned with his bodily requirements and surroundings. All his conscious energy is then naturally used in the course of his all absorbing inner life, leaving the body and is sustenance to its own sub-conscious energy, and to the direct support from the very source of all energies – God!