A word is used and it’s called rendering states of consciousness corporeal. Remember that word, it’s very important, just that word, rendering states of consciousness corporeal. So instead of thinking of meditation as getting away from one’s bodiness, it is really acting upon one’s bodiness so that the body is not just a support system for consciousness, but is actually the expression, the live expression molded in the fabric of matter, of one’s realization.
That’s very important because if you know the story of Sufism, Al Hallaj was crucified. One of the reasons was for having said, “Ana'l Haqq,” which means “I am the truth.” Imagine you are crucified for saying, “I am the truth.” And the judge decided to burn his body, incinerate his body, which is contrary to Islamic law. And because he wanted him not to be even be able to even resurrect, because there’s an assumption that the body resurrects. And then he said, “Oh God, why hast thou created this body if it is to be burned and dispersed as smoke in the four winds?” And then he paused and he said, “As an incense carrying the promise of my resurrection.”
So that would be a very beautiful description of resurrection, of the way that, on one hand one's realization gets embodied, gets manifested, gets activated, molded into one’s own configuration of one’s own body, especially one’s aura, and the other one is the other way around, the way that one’s bodiness eventually gets distilled into that quintessence which is like the perfume of the flowers and which I described as being, well what happens in the process of resurrection. And in fact you can do that while you are meditating.
And that’s why the way that, instead of discarding the body, what the Sufis are doing is to try and grasp the quintessence of the body. And that is what you carry upwards in your Samadhi, in your awakening, instead of discarding the body.
If you are discarding the body, you are disowning something which is of the utmost importance. So Buddhism was developed out of Hinduism and in Hinduism there’s a sense of duality, Purusha, Prakriti. Whereas this is oneness, all is one, you see. And it’s the same, Vedanta and Sufism are the same - a sense of oneness.