Reference : Chakras by Harish Johari
If the I-ness of a mind persists, at the time of death, there is rebirth.
The tattvAs are earth, water, fire, air and AkAs’a.
A breath cycle is of 60 min in which a person breathes through left or right nostril.
The earth tattva is associated with mUlAdhAra cakra.
Its attribute is patience and greed.
Its desire is survival.
Its activity is collecting and saving.
The earth tattva dominates 20 min of each breath cycle.
A person who dies with the desire for survival, is born again and again.
The earth is called bhulOka.
The water tattva is associated with the svAdhiSThAna cakra.
Its attributes are purity and attachment.
Its desire is meeting family people.
Its activity is peaceful jobs.
Its nature is cool.
It dominates 16 min of the breath cycle.
A person who dies with this desire unfulfilled takes rebirth after spending time in bhuvarlOka.
The fire tattva is associated with the maNipura cakra.
Its attribute is anger.
Its desire is achievement.
Its activity is hard labor.
Its nature is hot headed.
It dominates the breath cycle for 12 minutes.
If the achievement related desires for name, fame, immortality, power etc are not satisfied at death, the person exhausts his/her good karma in svarga lOka and is reborn as a king or administrator.
The air tattva is related to the anAhata cakra.
Its desire is to do something.
Its nature is restlessness, activity, movement.
It dominates 8 minutes of the breath cycle.
If its desires are not met on death, the person enjoys mahA lOka by the karmas of love, sharing, devotion, selfless service and compassion done on earth.
Then he/she is reborn as a reformer, saint, devotee, healer or a spiritual artist.
The AkAs’a tattva is associated with the vis’uddha cakra.
Love, enmity, shyness, fear and attachment are associated with this tattva.
Its attribute is I-ness, ahankAra.
Its nature is void.
Its desire is solitude.
Its activity is thoughts and ideas.
It dominates 4 min of the breath cycle.
In its final ten breaths sushumna operates, and the nostril changes to the other side.
If is desire is not met, the person exhausts his good karmAs in janalOka and is reborn as a teacher, rSi (rishi), or an interpreter of holy scriptures.
Once a person has gone beyond the tattvAs, he/she attains the higher cakrAs.
Using the list given above, identify, you present cakrA and guess your previous and next birth.
Where are you – Do you think?
Can you recognise your progress so far?
Any mArga will take you on this journey, gnyAna, bhakti, rAja, karma, tantra, hatha etc.