Friday, 24 October 2014

Vivekachudamani 3



The next section describes the Advaita psychological concepts of the subtle bodies and the phases of consciousness, which are summarized in the charts below, with the corresponding theosophical model, from the SD:

Theosophical
Hindu Vedanta
Taraka Raja Yoga
Upadhis
1- Sthula Sharira
Annamaya kosa
(food sheath)
Sthulopadhi
(Gross Vehicle)
2- Prana
Pranamaya kosa
(vital sheath)
3- Linga Sharira
4- Kama Rupa
Manomaya kosa
(mental sheath)
Sukshmopadhi
(Subtle Vehicle)
5 – Manas
 a- Volitions, feelings
5-Manas
b-Vijnanam
Vijnamaya kosa
(intellectual sheath)
6-Buddhi
Anandamaya kosa
(bliss-sheath)
Karanopadhi
(Causal Vehicle)
7-Atma
Atma
Atma

 1) Jagrat: The waking state.
 2) Svapna: The dream state.
 3) Sushupti: The state of dreamless sleep.
 4) Turiya: spiritual consciousness on interior planes.
Then the next part deals with  the twenty-four Tattvas or Principles of the manifestation of Mula Prakriti:
The five Tanmatras or rudimentary principles of the elements: 1-Sabda (sound), 2-Sparsa (touch), 3-Rupa (form or colour), 4-Rasa (taste), 5-Gandha (smell).
The five Jnana-Indriyas or organs of perception: 1-Srotra (ear), 2-Tvak (skin), 3-Chakshus (eye), 4-Jihva (tongue), 5-Ghrana (nose).
The five Karma-Indriyas or organs of action: 1-Vak (speech), 2-Pani (hand), 3-Pada (foot), 4-Upastha(genital),5-Payu(anus).
The five Pranas or vital forces: 1-Prana, 2-Apana, 3-Vyana, 4-Udana, 5-Samana.
The fourfold Antahkarana or the internal organs: 1-Manas (mind), 2-Buddhi (intellect), 3-Chitta (memory or subconscious), 4-Ahamkara (ego­ism).
These elements can be found in a more succint form in the Atma Bodha: