Post Archive by Month: May,2019

Consciousness According to Yoga

The concept and nature of consciousness is lucidly explained in Upanishads and other yogic texts. With reference to consciousness Upanishads talks about Brahman, Atman only. Consciousness alone is the sole reality and all other things are mundane. Brahman or Consciousness is ‘Self referent’ and does not need any proof for its existence. The aim of yoga is pratiprasava (back to

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Panch Kosha or Five-layered existence in Yoga

Yoga clearly says that we are not just the physical body but has four more progressively subtler layers of existence. These five layers or sheaths correspond to successive stages of consciousness which in turn represents the existential levels in the awareness of an Individual. From the grossest physical body, the yoga practitioner goes on refining his perception to experience the

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