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bipinjoshi

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Posted - Jul 20 2006 :  05:46:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit bipinjoshi's Homepage  Reply with Quote  Get a Link to this Message
Hi Friends,
There are several views on how this world got created. It would be interesting to know the Yogic point of view on this subject.

As per Yoga this world is formed of twenty four factors. They are:

* Five great elements
* Five sense organs of perception
* Five sense organs of action
* Five Pranas
* Mind
* Intellect
* Ego
* Chitta

How these 24 factors are created is explained by Panchikarana. The five great elements (earth, water, fire, air and space) form the gross world. These five elements are created by Maya. From Maya space is born. From space air is born. Air then gives rise to fire. From fire water is formed and finally from water earth is formed. As you can see this is a transformation from subtlest to grossest form. Space is the most subtle where as earth is the grossest.

If interested you can read the complete article at http://www.bipinjoshi.com/displayth...0&forumid=13

Thanks.

Edited by - AYPforum on Feb 04 2007 12:20:04 AM

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