Did you know you are a soul living in a body?
Did you know your soul, (Atman in Sanskrit) is veiled by 5 sheaths?
Did you know your soul is currently having a human experience?
That is quite different to trying to live a life that is more spiritual. We already are Spirit, yet often we forget.
This forgetting, say the ancient yogis, is the cause of a lot of trouble for us in life.
Simply put, let’s try to remember this:
You are Light, Soul, Consciousness, Spirit, Self, Atman, Brahman.
Your light shines through 5 veils or koshas.
Anamayakosha is the Food Body, Pranamayakosha is the Energy Body, Manomayakosha is the Mental/emotional body, Vijnanamayakosha is consciousness and Anandamayakosha is the Bliss body. All of them need to be tended to live a whole and integrated life, and to evolve our consciousness back to recognizing who we truly are. We are the Light.
Sanskrit breakdown: Each of the 5 layers include the words maya(veil) and kosha(sheath).
Ana – food maya – veil – kosha – sheath
Prana – energy – maya – veil – kosha –sheath
Mano – mind/emotional – maya – veil – kosha –sheath
Vijnana – knowledge/consciousness – – maya – veil – kosha –sheath
Ananda – Bliss – maya – veil – kosha –sheath
To follow: How to tend all the layers of our Being.