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  1. koshanoun

    five sheaths that are thought to cover the Atman, or True Self, according to Vedantic philosophy

  2. koshanoun

    a particular type of Sanskrit dictionary


  1. Kosha

    A kosha (also kosa; Sanskrit कोश, IAST: kośa), usually rendered "sheath", is a covering of the Atman, or Self according to Vedantic philosophy. There are five koshas (Panchakoshas; Devanagari: पंचकोश; the five sheaths), and they are often visualised as the layers of an onion in the subtle body. The Tvam ("Thou") padartha of the Mahavakya Tat Tvam Asi is determined by the analysis of Panchakoshas that are not the atman. Panchakoshas are discussed in the Brahmanandavalli Chapter of Taittiriya Upanishad which is a part of the Taittiriya Samhita of the Krishna Yajur Veda and in which particular chapter is discussed ways and means to achieve Brahman. It gives a detailed description of the dimensions of human personality or the dimensions of the Self.


  1. Kosha

    A Kosha, usually rendered "sheath", one of five coverings of the Atman, or Self according to Vedantic philosophy. They are often visualised like the layers of an onion. Belling states: According to the Kosha system in Yogic philosophy, the nature of being human encompasses physical and psychological aspects that function as one holistic system. The Kosha system refers to these different aspects as layers of subjective experience. Layers range from the dense physical body to the more subtle levels of emotions, mind and spirit. Psychology refers to the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being. Together, all aspects make up our subjective experience of being alive. The five sheaths are alluded to in the fourteen verse of the Atmabodha. From gross to fine they are: ⁕Annamaya kosha, food-apparent-sheath ⁕Pranamaya kosha, air-apparent-sheath ⁕Manomaya kosha, mind-stuff-apparent-sheath ⁕Vijnanamaya kosha, wisdom-apparent-sheath ⁕Anandamaya kosha, bliss-apparent-sheath According to Vedanta the wise man should discriminate between the self and the koshas, which are non-self.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kosha in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kosha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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