Kosha

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A Kosha (also Kosa; Sanskrit कोश, IAST: ), usually rendered "sheath", is a covering of the Atman, or Self according to Vedantic philosophy.wikipedia
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Subtle body

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There are five Koshas, and they are often visualised as the layers of an onion in the subtle body.
The Taittiriya Upanishad describes the theory of five koshas or sheaths, though these are not to be thought of as concentric layers, but interpenetrating at successive levels of subtlety:

Anandamaya kosha

Anandamayakosha
The blissful sheath (anandamaya kosha) is a reflection of the Atman which is truth, beauty, bliss absolute.
The Anandamaya kosha or "sheath made of bliss" (ananda) is in Vedantic philosophy the most subtle or spiritual of the five levels of embodied self.

Vivekachudamani

Viveka ChudamaniVivekacūḍāmaṇiBrahma Satyam Jagad Mithya
In the Vivekachudamani it is a modification of vayu or air, it enters into and comes out of the body.
It criticizes attachment to the body and goes to explain the various Sareeras, Kosas, Gunas, Senses and Pranas which constitute the Anatman.

Three Bodies Doctrine

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They are often equated with the five koshas (sheaths), which cover the atman.

Sanskrit

Sanskrit languageClassical SanskritSkt.
A Kosha (also Kosa; Sanskrit कोश, IAST: ), usually rendered "sheath", is a covering of the Atman, or Self according to Vedantic philosophy.

International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration

IASTStandard Indic transliterationtransliterated
A Kosha (also Kosa; Sanskrit कोश, IAST: ), usually rendered "sheath", is a covering of the Atman, or Self according to Vedantic philosophy.

Ātman (Hinduism)

AtmanĀtmanAtma
A Kosha (also Kosa; Sanskrit कोश, IAST: ), usually rendered "sheath", is a covering of the Atman, or Self according to Vedantic philosophy.

Vedanta

VedanticVedāntaVedantist
A Kosha (also Kosa; Sanskrit कोश, IAST: ), usually rendered "sheath", is a covering of the Atman, or Self according to Vedantic philosophy.

Taittiriya Upanishad

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Prana

pranicprāṇaapana
Pranamaya means composed of prana, the vital principle, the force that vitalizes and holds together the body and the mind.

Bliss

Bliss (disambiguation)Ananda
Anandamaya means composed of ananda, or bliss; it is the subtlest of the five koshas.

Skin

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Living through this layer humans identify themselves with a mass of skin, flesh, fat, bones, and filth, while the human of discrimination knows oneself, the only reality that there is, as distinct from the body.

Flesh

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Living through this layer humans identify themselves with a mass of skin, flesh, fat, bones, and filth, while the human of discrimination knows oneself, the only reality that there is, as distinct from the body.

Adipose tissue

adiposebody fatfat
Living through this layer humans identify themselves with a mass of skin, flesh, fat, bones, and filth, while the human of discrimination knows oneself, the only reality that there is, as distinct from the body.

Bone

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Living through this layer humans identify themselves with a mass of skin, flesh, fat, bones, and filth, while the human of discrimination knows oneself, the only reality that there is, as distinct from the body.

Feces

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Living through this layer humans identify themselves with a mass of skin, flesh, fat, bones, and filth, while the human of discrimination knows oneself, the only reality that there is, as distinct from the body.

Vayu

VāyuAirMukhyaprana
In the Vivekachudamani it is a modification of vayu or air, it enters into and comes out of the body.

Mind

mentalhuman mindmental content
Manomaya means composed of manas or mind.

Adi Shankara

Adi ShankaracharyaShankaraAdi Sankara
Sankara likens it to clouds that are brought in by the wind and again driven away by the same agency.

Vijñāna

vijnanaconsciousnessviññāṇa
Vijñānamaya means composed of Vijñāna, or intellect, the faculty which discriminates, determines or wills.

Will (philosophy)

willwillpowerhuman will
Vijñānamaya means composed of Vijñāna, or intellect, the faculty which discriminates, determines or wills.

Chattampi Swamikal

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Chattampi Swamikal defines Vijñānamaya as the combination of intellect and the five sense organs.

Sense

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Chattampi Swamikal defines Vijñānamaya as the combination of intellect and the five sense organs.