MESSAGES FROM SHREE VASANT
FROM INTUITIVE GUIDANCE
THE BODIES (KOSHAS) of MAN
The soul is independent of the clothes of man.
But unlike onion layers that separate easily, the koshas intertwine and their separation is more complex.
The body of the "atman" in Sanskrit refers to the universal Being or Spirit, is the Infinite Self, the All in which all possibilities are contained.
The intellectual understanding of this information is not enough to liberate the soul (Moksha).
However, Meditation and Detachment can help us to live and experience other dimensions.
The Caterpillar becomes Butterfly through the Metamorphosis.
Before it was a condor or an eagle, it went through a series of transformations where the egg changed into a bird that could fly.
Likewise, the human being achieves "Self-realization" through an Alchemy or certain revealing experiences of his real nature.
Thus, the Fivefold Path (Yajnya, Daan, Tapa, Karma and Swadhyaya) gives us the tools and procedures to gradually know: Who am I? and what is the purpose of our presence on earth?
OM SHREE OM
OM FIVEFOLD PATH OM
If you practice yoga or have done metaphysical studies, you will know that the universe that appears before our eyes is only a small part of the Whole. Even the Conventional Sciences do talk about a World beyond the senses.
Besides, there are several layers that range from light to infinitely more subtle than our imagination can capture.
For many people, the human being is basically composed of a physical body and its studies are limited to anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. Of course, emotions and thoughts are also talked about in a very vague way.
However, there are references to other bodies or body layers (the koshas) in the Taittinya Upanishad, written three thousand years ago. Yes, according to Science of Ayurvedic Medicine, the human being is made up of 7 bodies:
1- ANNAMAYA KOSHA –
THE PHYSICAL BODY
2- PRANAMAYA KOSHA –
THE ENERGY BODY
3- MANOMAYA KOSHA –
THE ASTRAL BODY
4- VIJNANAMAYA KOSHA –
THE MENTAL BODY
5- ANANDAMAYA KOSHA –
THE BODY OF BLISS/HAPPINESS
6- CHITTA KOSHA –
THE BODY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
7- ATMA KOSHA or SAT KOSHA–
or CAUSAL BODY
We can also see man as an onion where each layer is equivalent to a body and its nucleus is the individual soul.