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Ānandamayakośa literally means ‘the bliss sheath’.
 
Ānandamayakośa literally means ‘the bliss sheath’.
  
One of the five sheaths, the pañca- kośas, it gets its name due to the experience of joy in suṣupti or deep sleep. In content, it is identical with ajñāna or nescience. Since it makes the jīva, the individual soul, forget his nature as pure ‘caitanya’ or consciousness, by covering it as it were, like a kośa or sheath, it is termed as a ‘kośa.’ It clings to the soul till the state of liberation.
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One of the five sheaths, the pañcakośas, it gets its name due to the experience of joy in suṣupti or deep sleep. In content, it is identical with ajñāna or nescience. Since it makes the jīva, the individual soul, forget his nature as pure ‘caitanya’ or consciousness, by covering it as it were, like a kośa or sheath, it is termed as a ‘kośa.’ It clings to the soul till the state of liberation.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
 
* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

Revision as of 05:22, 8 February 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Anandamayakosa, AnandamayakoZa, AAnandamayakosha


Ānandamayakośa literally means ‘the bliss sheath’.

One of the five sheaths, the pañcakośas, it gets its name due to the experience of joy in suṣupti or deep sleep. In content, it is identical with ajñāna or nescience. Since it makes the jīva, the individual soul, forget his nature as pure ‘caitanya’ or consciousness, by covering it as it were, like a kośa or sheath, it is termed as a ‘kośa.’ It clings to the soul till the state of liberation.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore