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Subtle Bodies - Kosha

Fin2010-07-04 23:24:31 +0000 #1
Does a Tree have subtle bodies (Kosha's)?

Is it possible to "see" them?
Pandara2010-07-04 23:37:29 +0000 #2

Apart from perceiving the denser energetic forms of things on earth, it is important to realise that most of us just see that. However through training and adjusting your own inner perception you can perceive the subtle forms of any thing you want to, even a brick. My question is, why would you specifically want to see those of trees?
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 23:42:31 +0000 #3
Does a tree have a soul?
Pandara2010-07-04 23:59:06 +0000 #4
Dear Innerathlete,

I would like to think so yes, or at least something similar, if not a soul as we understand it, but perhaps something different.
Nichole2010-07-05 00:44:40 +0000 #5

You can also experience the tree on each of your subtle bodies.

Are you perceiving the tree's koshas for yourself, or just curious?

With love and respect,
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 01:27:22 +0000 #6
Is it then possible to reincarnate as a rhododendron, assuming that one believes in reincarnation (in the first place) of course???


Originally Posted by Pandara

Dear Innerathlete,

I would like to think so yes, or at least something similar, if not a soul as we understand it, but perhaps something different.
Pandara2010-07-05 01:47:53 +0000 #7
Dear Innerathlete,

The law of Reincarnation doesn't necessarily subscribe to the law of the transmigration of the soul, but if you belief in reincarnation and the transmigration of the soul, then yes, you can reincarnate as a beautiful rhododendron.
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 02:11:47 +0000 #8
...then I am misinformed.

I was under the impression that it is, in fact, the soul which seeks another vessel and this is reincarnation. In that context it would seem the law of reincarnation is synonymous with transmigration (of the soul)

Interesting. Thank you for sharing Pandara.
Fin2010-07-05 02:58:46 +0000 #9

I have a large old Walnut tree in my garden.

It is a happy tree, & some of its happiness rubs off on me, I often greet it.

The tree is appearing in my dreams a lot recently.

More recently I perceive different colour around it, shades of purple & red.

Do the colours represent its Chakras or its Koshas?

Nichole, have you noticed anything similar?

Thank you for your insight Nichole, it is possible i am experiencing the Tree on MY different subtle bodies? (An extension of my Puja, perhaps.)


Hubert2010-07-05 03:10:20 +0000 #10
Trees, and all plants have only physical and vital bodies, annamaya and pranayama kosha. They lack "astral" or mental bodies -manamaya kosha. Therefore they are always in a deep dream like state. Animals next to these former two bodies also have manamaya kosha, but they lack vijnamaya kosha, or body of wisdom. As I learnt by studying the spiritual science of antrophosophy, animals do not have egos. (Ego is manifestation of vijnamaya kosha.) They more likely have a collective consciusness, and the actions of this consciusness are known to us as instincts.

What is important to realize here is that we have these bodies in common with creatures of other reigns. When we are in deep sleep, the manamaya and higher koshas are withdrawn from the two lower ones, practically we leave our physical and vital bodies while we sleep. In this state the physical and vital bodies form something close to a plant, this is also the cause why we sometimes call people in deep coma vegetables.

The vital and physical bodies do not normally separate, only in death, or partially in close to death situations.



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