Review the Eight Steps for Superconscious Meditation
Yama (Restraints); Niyama (Observances); Asana (Posture);
Pranayama (Breath regulation); Pratyahara (Sense control);
Dharana (Concentration); Dhyana (Meditation); Samadhi (Oneness realization)
Our ability to experience spiritual guidance and live by the higher wisdom of the soul.
We have the ability to know by knowing and to access wisdom that arises directly from the soul—received as intuition, or clear discernment.
Panchakosha Model / Five Sheaths
One of the maps of consciousness that yoga offers is the panchakosha model. Kosha means sheath or covering of the soul. This model answers many fundamental questions:
- How does the One become many?
- How does that which does not change, change?
- How are we spiritual beings with a body and mind?
- What makes us different from one another?
- How can I receive higher guidance? Know directly what is true?
Five Sheaths or Coverings (progress from dense to subtle)
- Annamaya kosha – body
- Pranamaya – vital force / energy
- Manomaya – mental field
- Vijnanamaya – faculty of discernment, buddhi
- Anandamaya – bliss sheath
Find your Self; discovering who you are really means to find God,
for there is nothing outside of God.
Knowing the truth of what we are as spiritual beings and
that same truth about others is the key to an awakened life.
For additional information, refer to:
Living the Eternal Way, p 51-70