The Energy Bodies (Koshas)

I first began talking about the energy bodies here in 2009. When I came back to the topic in more detail about a year ago, a definition error crept in I should have caught. Firstly, “energy bodies” refers to what are commonly called Auras. In Sanskrit, the more accurate term is koshas or sheaths. They interpenetrate one another and each more subtle one is a little less distinct and larger. The Buddhist term for them is Skandhas. Here is the list: Annamaya     physical, etheric Pranamaya     energy, emotional Manonmaya     mental, sensory Vijnanamaya     intellect, Buddhi Anandamaya     bliss, celestial, … Continue Reading…