Sunday, 20 December 2015

On the road to bliss - The Koshas Part 5



Yogis think of the body as being composed of 5 layers or sheaths, arranged one inside the other like the layers of an onion. The yogic path to self-realisation involves moving in through the layers to reach the innermost layer, bliss, the part of us that is divine.

Our final kosha is bliss, anandamaya kosha. This state can only be reached when all the other layers of our being, that is the physical, energetic, mental and wisdom layers exist in harmony.  Accessing this layer, you will experience an expansion of consciousness which yogis often refer to as enlightenment. You become aware of the interconnectedness of all living beings, you love, accept and forgive yourself and extend that love, acceptance and forgiveness to others. You are in tune with the will of the divine and selflessly serve others instead of living in such a way as to boost your ego.  

Many of us can only experience this level of peace, joy and love briefly.  It is beyond the level of the mind and does not rely on external circumstances.  Maybe you have experienced it in meditation, or relaxation when everything external fades away and you can 'just be'.


If you missed the rest of this series the links are below:-

On the road to bliss - The Koshas Part 1-http://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/on-road-to-bliss-koshas-part-1.html

On the road to bliss - The Koshas Part 2-http://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/on-road-to-bliss-koshas-part-2.html

On the road to bliss - The Koshas Part 3-http://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/on-road-to-bliss-koshas-part-3.html

On the road to bliss - The Koshas Part 4-http://flexiladies.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/on-road-to-bliss-koshas-part-4.html

Peace, joy and love,

Janet x

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