- Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
An aura and a halo are two different things, and people often cannot distinguish the two. No man can ever possess both aura and halo completely developed at one and the same time. Like their respective shadows, every man, woman, child and baby has an aura, but only a very few individuals have a halo on the varying phases of its development; and fewer still possess a full halo.
An aura is the reflection of emotions of an individual mind, just as any physical thing possesses its shadow on the physical plane. The halo begins to appear when the aura begins to disappear.
The difference between an aura – the mental reflection, and any physical shadow is tremendous. Shadows depend upon their physical forms, but an individual aura remains unaffected, even when the person concerned drops his physical body, because in spite of death, the individual continues to possess both a mind and the impressions in it, as well as a subtle body, which has a direct connection with its aura.
Every individual aura is an image of a circle of seven colours. Each aura differs from the others in its proportion of each of the seven colours, according to the individual’s predominant impressions. For example, red would be the most prominent colour in the aura of a man whose impressions are predominantly made up of lustful actions.
The halo begins to develop and an aura begins to disappear only after an individual starts advancing on the Path to God-Realization.
When the aura begins to get more and more faint, the halo commences to shine more and more, getting brighter in proportion to the progress of the individual’s consciousness on the path.
The halo becomes very bright only after an individual aura is on the point of disappearing. This happens in the case of a soul who wakes up fully conscious in the Sixth Plane of complete mental illumination.