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CHART SHOWING THE CATEGORIES OF VEDANTA

OR

THE EVOLUTION OF CONSCIOUSNESS


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PARABRAHMAN OR PARAMATMAN
I
MULAPRAKRITI

OR
(PRIMORDIAL CAUSE)

1 SATTVA

RA,JAS

1 TAMAS 1 1 AVARANA SHAKTI (VEILING OR COVERING POWER OF CONSCIOUSNESS 1 1 ASATTAVARANA 1 1 VIKSHEPA SHA<(PROJECTING POWE^ ~= CONSCIOUSNESS)

SATTVA

1 VISHNU (PRESERVER)

1 RAJAS 1 BRAHMA (CREATOR)

1 TAMAS 1 RUDRA (DESTROYER)

1 ABHANAVARANA

JIVAS OR INDIVIDUAL SOULS 84 LAKHS OF SPECIES)

PANC HA TANMATRAS
(1) SHABDA (Sound) or (Subtle Etner) (2) SPARSHA (Touch) or (Subtle Air)

Or
(3) RUPA (Form) or (Subtle Fire)

FIVE RUDIMENTARY ELEME NTS


(4) RASA (Taste) or (Sbtle Water) (5) GANDHA (Smell) or (Subtle Earth)

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SATTVA of Tanmatras

Samasthti 1 Vyashti ? Samashti 3 Vyashti 4

HRIDAYAM (Heart) SHROTRA (Sense of Hearing) VYANA (Pervas ve)


VAK (Organ of Speech)

MANAS (Mind) TVAK (Sense of Touch) PRANA (Respiratory) PANI (Organ of Grasping) Shabda Rupa Rasa Gandha

BUDDHI ^(Intellect) 5^ CHAKSHU (Sense of Sight) APANA (Expiratory) PADA (Organ of Locomotion) Shabda Sparsha Rasa Gandha

CHITTA (Mind Stuff) JIHVA (Sense of Taste) SAMANA Equalising UPASTHA , (Organ of Generation) Shabda Sparsha Rupa Gandha

AHANKARA (Ego) GHRANA (Sense of Smell) UDANA (Ascensional) PAYU (Organ o' Excretion) Shabda Sparsha Rupa Rasa

RAJAS of Tanmatras

TAMAS of Tanmatras Gross universe

Sparsha

Panchee krita5

SHABDA

Rupa Rasa Gandha

SPARSHA

RUPA

RASA

GANDHA

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GROSS ETHER (Stula Akasa) (1) Manasijam or Mind-bom (Four Kumaras, Ten Prajapaties etc.)

GROSS AIR (Stula Vayu) (2) Jarayujam or Viviparous or Womb-born (Human Beings etc.)

GROSS FIRE (Stula Agni) .0) Andajam or Oviparous or Egg-born (Birds etc.)

GROSS WATER (Stula Apas (4) Svedajam or Sweat-born (Lice etc.)

GROSS EARTH (Stula Prithivi) (5) Udbhijam or Seed-bom (Plants etc.)

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1 Sthula prapanchaj
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The cosmos with its contents of the 14 Lokas (or planes) viz., (1) Bhu, (2) Bhuvah, (3) Suvah, (4) Mahah, (5) Janah, (6) Tapah, (7) Satya, (8) Atala, (9) Vitala, (10) Sutala (11) Talatala, (12) Mahatala (13) Rasatala and (14) Patala. (The former seven are higher regions and the latter seven are nother regions.) Food and other objects of enjoyments.

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1.l,y\ntahkarana. 2. Jnana Indriyas. 3. Pranas. 4. Karma Indriyas. 5. Half of each Tanmatra is mixed with one-eighth of each of the other four. This process of mixing is called Pancheekaran& or Quintuplication. 6. Pancha Mahabhutas or five gross elements. 7. Five kinds of bodies.

MISCELLANEOUS PARTICULARS Names of


Body or Sareera Causal or Karana Sheath or Kosha Bliss or Anandamaya Limbs Causal Ignorance & Ajnanavrittis Buddhi Ahamkara

Location

Presiding Deity

State or Avastha Deep Sleep or Sushupti


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Individual or Collective or Vyashti Samashti Abhimani Abhimani Prajna Ishvara


Centre of the eye brows Whole body

Brahma Rudra

Intellectual or vijnanamaya

Srotra V
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Ears Skin Eyes Tongue Nose Navel Throat Tongue Hands Feet Genital Anus Heart Anus Whole Body Throat Navel

Dik

Tvak Chakshu Jihva

Vayu
Sun

Varuna 2 Aswini Kumaras Vishnu Moon Agni In^ra Upendra Prajapati Mrityu Visishtha Vivasrishta Vivayoni
Aja

Subtle orr Sukshma

Mental or manomaya

Ghrana Chitta Manas

Vak
i

.JDream or j-Svapna

Taijasa

Hiranyagarbha

Pani Vital or Pranmaya Pada Upastha Payu

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*-: Prana Apana Vyana Udana Samana Gor^s or Sthula Food or Annamaya Head etc.

Jaya

Waking or jagrat

Visva