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KOSHAS – The 5 Dimensions Of Evolution

THE 5 DIMENSIONS OF EVOLUTION (KOSHAS)

5 basic dimensions – 5 koshas – 5 chakras below AJNA
To achieve BLISSFUL DIMENSION OF EXISTENCE, we need to transcend 5 illusory energetic dimensions – the 5 maya-koshas that are veiling our blissful nature Satchitananda. The sanksrit word “maya” means illusion and “kosha” means sheath. 
We transcendent these 5 dimensions ( sheaths ) through 5 paths of yoga.
 

 

PHYSICAL

Anamaya Kosha ‘The Food’

CAN BE EVOLVED THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF HATHA YOGA
Composed of the 5 elements ( The Food ) earth, water, fire, air, ether – that move the prana in the body.
 
 
 

ASTRAL TRANSITORY

Pranamaya Kosha ‘The Prana’

CAN BE EVOLVED THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF HATHA YOGA,PARTICULARY THROUGH PRANAYAMA
The dimension of Vital Air ‘PRANA’ supplies energy to the whole system of the 5 koshas. All neuromotor activities, all sensory and motor functions of the body, are performed with the help of the breath. Breath attracts the pranic force to the organism. This pranic force, working as the Air element, creates movement, pulsation, vibration and life. The quality of Prana determines the capacities of mental body. Breath is the physical counterpart of the mind.
 
 

ASTRAL

Manomaya Kosha ‘The Mind’

CAN BE EVOLVED THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF BHAKTI YOGA
There are organisms without brain and eyes and ears, only tactile sensation is there through the skin. If you touch them, they react. Even though they have no brain these organisms have perception of the world because they have mind. Most of the time, people think that mind is the functional aspect of brain, however, mind and brain are two different things. Mind is using brain as tool. Mind is pervaded in everything, it’s in every cell, everywhere, it has no specific seat. It’s not the same as god, but it has similar character being present everywhere.
 

Vijnanamaya Kosha ‘Intellect’

CAN BE EVOLVED THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF GYANA YOGA
This is the path of knowledge and discernment
Whatever you experience and whatever information you got from your life or in your past lives, all that information combined together becomes INTELLECT. It gets a part of the genetic information from 7 generations of the father, and 7 generations of the mother.
Ego says, “This body is mine”. Ego assumes the responsibility for the body, for the material existence, that’s why the final decision comes from Ego. Intellect helps ego with advice but the final decision comes from Ego.
Strong attachments and the competition for survival increase the ego. In modern schools there is competition all the time. Who does it first? Who is the best? In ancient days they had an education system that did not let the ego grow beyond a particular limit. The child had to go and live with the family of a teacher as a member of the family (gurukul). The wife of the teacher was responsible for providing all food, and nobody was allowed to bring other food. And parents were not allowed to bring gifts to children in order to make them feel that everyone is equal, to treat all children equal.
 
 
 
 

CAUSAL BODY

Anandamaya Kosha ‘The Bliss’

The Core from Which Your Karma Originates
CAN BE EVOLVED THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF KARMA AND RAJA YOGA

Working with the 5 KOSHAS may allow you to go into the depth of your Soul. Ego, mind, intellect, and the self (together 3 of 5 koshas), travel from one body to other body, from one life to other life, as long as there are attachments, likes and dislikes, ego continues for the fulfillment of desires. An awareness of the PHYSICAL and MENTAL koshas is the starting point for you to become aware of THE DIVINE ENERGY within. This will make positive changes in Yourself, in your life, and in the world around you.

The Space of Life & The Space of Only-Consciousness

 

The 5 dimensions ‘koshas’ that we are comprised of, from the instinctive Body Self to the divine Over Soul, are illusory in nature, what we usually term space of life and living. Beyond the Space of life lies the incomprehensible levels of Shiva Loka, or the Space of Only-Consciousness, where the entire manifest reality dissolves. It is only at the level of the Shiva Loka that there is no more Maya or illusion. There are no more veils. 

 

BEYOND THE SPACE OF LIFE THE SELF SHINES NAKED IN THE SPLENDOR OF ITS OWN LIGHT 

 But we must remember that each of these 5 dimensions are real within their own levels, it is just that they are illusionary from a level above. So, for example, the instincts of our body are real, but are seen as illusionary by the intellectual mind. The fixed structure of the intellectual mind is seen as illusory by an intuitive mind, and so on.
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  1. Laura Mills says:

    Very nice!

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    hello

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