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क्या आप आत्मा की मुक्ति का पंचकोष-मुक्ति सिद्धांत जानते हैं? (What is the PanchKosh-liberation Theory of Achieving Spiritual Liberation?)

Are you aware of there being two paths to accomplish spiritual liberation? You may ask in wonder which is the other path because I have read only about one path that is - parting with one’s own Physical (Sthool स्थूल), Ethereal (Sookshm सूक्ष्म), and Causal (Kaarann कारण) shareers to enable one’s soul-element merge into that Ultimate reality called Supercausal (Mahaakaarann महाकारण) or Supreme Consciousness?
Well, your question is fully genuine. Most spiritual seekers know only what you know! In fact, their percentage may be 99.99%, so to say.

It is simply because neither their spiritual teachers nor they themselves have ever cared to read ancient Bhaarateey spiritual texts and even if read, these texts have not been read carefully. Consequently, they have missed the second path…!

Goddess Bhuvaneshwari says in ShrimadDeviBhaagwat,

much-revered Sanatani puraanic spiritual text, “जिस समय सूक्ष्म,स्थूल और कारण – ये तीनों उपाधियाँ समाप्त हो जाती हैं , उस समय केवल ‘परमात्मा’ ही रह जाता है। तीनों देहों के भीतर पंचकोष सदा स्थित रहते हैं । पंचकोष का परित्याग करने पर बरहमपुचछ की उपलब्धि होती है। ब्रह्मपुच्छ मेरे उस रूप को कहते हैं, जिसका परिचय देते समय श्रुतियाँ ‘नेति-नेति’ कह कर रह जाती हैं...”

The lines in Hindi quoted above approximately translate into English language as, “When Physical (Sthool स्थूल), Ethereal (Sookshm सूक्ष्म), and Causal (Kaarann कारण) – these three forms or shareers (bodies) cease to exist, that time only Supreme Consciousness (Parmaatma परमात्मा) remains in existence. The five-layers (PanchKosh पंचकोष) always exist in three shareers. Upon parting with these Koshas one attains Ultimate Reality's tail (Brhmpuchh ब्रह्मपुच्छ). Brhmpuchh is my ultimate form while describing which the Shrutees become mum after declaring, “Further (Naetee नेति) Further (Naetee नेति)…”


Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee’s Paranormal Scientific Theory and Explanation

Each of the three shareers, i.e., Physical (Sthool स्थूल), Ethereal (Sookshm सूक्ष्म), and Causal (Kaarann कारण); contains five overlapping layers (KOSHAS कोष).

The five overlapping layers (KOSHAS कोष) from ‘down’ to ‘top’ or from ‘in’ to ‘out’ are as given sequentially below:

1. AnnmayaKosh

2. PrannmayaKosh

3. ManomayaKosh

4. VigyanmayaKosh

5. AanandmayaKosh

For the sake of simple understanding and clarity, visualize these five Koshas as concentric circles. The Koshas number 2, 3, 4, and 5 appear as Aura layers around our Maanav-shareer. The immediate physical-shareer of Maanav is AnnmayaKosh. In Sookshm realm, the Sookshm-shareer is the AnnmayaKosh. Whereas, in Kaarann realm, it is the Kaarann-shareer that is the AnnmayaKosh.

We have to be very careful while reading the lines. For example, “तीनों देहों के भीतर पंचकोष सदा स्थित रहते हैं ।(The five-layers (PanchKosh पंचकोष) always exist in three shareers.)” must not mistakenly be translated as meaning, “five-layers exist INSIDE three shareers.” Here, word ‘भीतर’ (IN) is used in ‘possessive’ sense. It mean shareer ‘possesses’ or ‘has’ them. The ‘possession’ can be ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ an entity. In our context, the correct meaning would be one Kosh inside and four Koshas outside.

Brhm (ब्रह्म) here means Ultimate-Reality or Supreme Consciousness and Puchh (पुच्छ) the tail. Naetee (नेति) means further.

The Supreme Consciousness unlike PanchKosh has no definite boundary. It is boundless and endless. There is no final destination in sight here. That is why even Shrutees say that one can go on further and further…and there is no end to it!

We can understand the PanchKosh-liberation theory with the help of following three hypothetical examples.

1. Let us assume that a Maanav X is able to first cross Annmayakosh and get into Prannmayakosh. Then into ManomayaKosh. After that into VigyanmayaKosh and then into AanandmayaKosh. Finally, that Maanav leaves behind even the AanandmayaKosh. Such a person’s soul-element shall reach into the tail portion of infinite Supreme Consciousness at the end of that person’s life in our physical world.

This person’s soul-element shall not have to make stopovers in Ethereal (Sookshm सूक्ष्म), and Causal (Kaarann कारण) realms.

2. Let us assume that a Maanav Y who has overcome all worldly desires, but is unable to cross any, many or all these PanchKosh during life time and dies. Such a person’s soul gets into the Ethereal (Sookshm सूक्ष्म) realm and shall not come back into Physical (Sthool स्थूल) world again. There in that realm also, that person’s Sookshm shareer shall have PanchKosh. Suppose the person is able to discard all these five, that person shall attain spiritual liberation by merging into Supreme Consciousness. Such a person’s soul-element shall not have to travel all the way into Causal (Kaarann कारण) realm and wait there for a. chance to get into Supreme Consciousness either by discarding PanchKosh or Causal (Kaarann कारण) shareer.

3. Let us take the hypothetical case of a third person called Maanav Z who has overcome all worldly desires, and is unable to cross any, many or all these PanchKosh during life time and dies.

This person’s soul gets into the Ethereal (Sookshm सूक्ष्म) realm where also the person is unable to discard all these five, but is able to get into Causal (Kaarann कारण) realm. This person shall have the chance there to get into Supreme Consciousness either by discarding PanchKosh or Causal (Kaarann कारण) shareer itself.

- Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee

( Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee's Yoga-Secrets-Revealed Series - 62)

(Fotos: Courtesy Dr Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee)


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