My mechanical engineering mind was always preventing me to understand the 'metaphysical' aspects which are far beyond the cognitive phenomenon. I will try to explain this complex subject of 'Vasana Encrustation' as I understood. This knowledge helped me both in spiritual & material pursuits.
The word 'Encrustation' means 'coating of contrasting material that is applied to the surface as overlay'. If you wish please imagine painting done on a steel part. There is a core material (iron) and a covering which is the paint.
What is the core material here and what is the coating? Let me explain. The soul which is pure is coated with Vasana as Encrustation. Why & how this happen? Please read on:
The existence of a life force Prana or spirit in us is undeniable although science could not find out where it came from and where it resides in our body & where it goes. Scientist were thinking soul is a 'matter' which has mass properties and were trying to weigh the human body just before and after death. This is the stupidity of science which believes everything is matter. In fact science is in the domain of 5 senses where as spirituality is far beyond our senses.
But it is certain that we are animated only due to the presence of the soul. It is like electricity that animates electrical gadgets which can never be seen but its presence can never be denied.
The core is the 'soul' that animates us and the 'Vasana' is the 'coating' that distorts our divinity. Human beings are 'Divine in human form & not human in divine form'. We are nothing other than the creator but made with all imperfections due to 'Vasana' Encrustation. If so how 'Vasanas' are created as a coating upon our soul? I can vouch the creator did not create us what we are today.
We are an empowered gadget like a A 320 aircraft with a pilot but the pilot may crash it due to ignorance of the gadget or deliberate attempt to suicide. From this simile we act in this universe with free will where the creator has no role like the aircraft or its petrol. Just because the pilot crashed the plane one can cannot blame the engine or petrol and file a case against the refinery!
All our selfish thoughts & actions creates a deep impression upon our soul as a coating and bundled up for its destiny as an operating system. In fact you are the one wrote your own operating system and later blame the God & circumstances.
Veda proclaims that the 'soul' is the divine essence and will try to merge with the source where it came from which is thwarted by our Vasanas. A purified human being like Jesus or Buddha has no Vasanas and hence became a prophet who have no rebirth as their soul merged with the divine. Let's look at how our wrong thoughts and tendencies created Vasanas.
We created the discrimination through religion, color of skin, geography, power etc and created a World full of hatred. The violence and crime rate are the highest in last 10000 years. Please see NDTV recent analysis. We are proud of the color of the skin for which we have not done any dam thing to get it. Is it not nonsense? In the last five centuries few people exploited the rest of the blacks all over the World through Apartheid and so on. What rights one human has to make another as a slave just because they are weak & meek?
Being an animal we could not have done all the damages we have done as human to this planet and created all Vasanas that is soon will trigger the 3rd World war. This is the only value add of the human race.
But remember the creator gave discrimination to become Jesus & Buddha and not Saddam Hussain & Genkishkhan.
With whole of my heartNC