Thursday, September 15, 2011

Yoga metaphysics

Pakriti (undifferentiated primal matter)

Buddhi/ mahat 
(suprapersonal potentiality of experience)

Ahankara (egoity: a function appropriating the data of consciousness and wrongly assigning them to purusha)

faculty of action -------------> faculty of thought -------------> faculties of sense (sound, touch, flavor, etc)

-------------------------------------------------subtle atoms realized in subtle bodies

----------------------------------the five gross elements: air, fire, water, earth, ether