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Sukshma Shareera - The Subtle Body

You see your physical body. You see the various organs of your body. Also, you experience something in your body which you cannot see. This experience you have but you cannot see this experience also that takes place in inside your body. This experience takes place in your sukshma shareera, that is, the subtle body. Sukshma means subtle, minute.

Sukshma also means fine, thin, delicate, exquisite. We find everything sharp, precise, accurate in Sukshma Shareera. Sukshma Shareera, the subtle body which is invested by the grosser material frame. The subtle means the all-pervading spirit.

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  1. Section 1 Introduction

    1. Sukshma means subtle, minute. Sukshma also means fine, thin, delicate, exquisite. We find everything sharp, precise, accurate in Sukshma Shareera. Sukshma Shareera, the subtle body which is invested by the grosser material frame. The subtle means the all-pervading spirit.

  2. Section 2 Composition

    1. Jnanendriyas are the organs of perceptions. They give the knowledge of the external objects. They are: ear, skin, eyes, nose, tongue

    2. Karmendriyas are the organs of actions. They lead to action. They are : vak, pani, pada, payu, upastha

    3. Vayu is the air. Prana Vayu is the vital force. Prana Vayu, the vital force moves all over the body. Prana is more than the inhalation and the exhalation. This prana, the vital force activates all the systems of the body. Prana Vayu, the vital force is classified into main five pranas called as pancha pranas. Pancha pranas are the five vital airs or the energies of the body.

    4. The five elements of the nature are - the ether, the air, the fire, the water, and the earth. At times, you feel void; you feel unstable or moving madly; you feel that the body is very hot; you feel that you are restless; you feel that the body is heavy etc. These are due to the subtle effect of the elements in the body.

    5. Antahkarana is the internal instrument of the body. Antahkarana is the instrument of self-expression. There are four Antahkaranas: Manas (mind), Buddhi (intellect), Ahamkara (ego), Citta (consciousness).

    6. Avidya means ignorance; illusion. By means of this illusion one perceives the universe which does not really exist.Yaa no vidyate saa avidya.That which is non-existent is avidya.

    7. Karma is action, work, deed. Any karma, the action performed by the individual has a direct influence on the life of the individual. Citta decides the action which is executed by the gross body. The individual performs actions through: the body, mind and senses.

  3. Section 3 Qualities

    1. Sukshma shareera is also called linga shareera. Linga signifies the subtle body, the indestructible original of the original gross body. Sukshma shareera is constituted of the residual impressions of past desires. Vasanas are the residual impressions of the past desires.

    2. Every individual possesses six qualities. These six qualities are known as Arishad vargas. Every individual possesses six enemies right from the birth.Ari means enemy; shat means six: Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada and Matsarya

    3. Every individual possesses six qualities. These six qualities are known as Arishad vargas. Every individual possesses six enemies right from the birth.Ari means enemy; shat means six: Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada and Matsarya