“There is a lot of talk going on these days about ‘astral journeys’. People just lie down and imagine they are flying. This is plain hallucination.”
There is a lot of talk going on these days about ‘astral journeys’. People just lie down and imagine they are flying. This is plain hallucination. There are five dimensions or sheaths of the body. The first sheath or the first layer of the body is called annamaya kosha or the food body, because what you call “physical” is just a heap of food.
The second is called manomaya kosha or the mental body. Today doctors are talking about psychosomatic diseases. If you are tense, you can get stomch ulcer. Whatever happens to the mind also happens to the body. Every cell in the body has its own intelligence.
Right now, the only things that you experience are your body, your mind and your emotions. There is an energy that makes them be, operate the way they do. Without energy, you cannot experience them. For example, a microphone amplifies sound. Even if you don’t know anything about the microphone, you can infer that there is a source that powers it. So the third layer of the body is the energy body, or the pranamaya kosha.
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