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QUESTION: Respected Sir,

Does the Pancha Koshas principle   by Sankara is enunciated in the Gita?

With humble reverence,
T R Vasudevan


No. This is not explained in Gita.

Please feel free to ask any more questions.

Best wishes,
Raja Subramaniyan

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QUESTION: Respected Sir,

What is the difference in approach between the three yoga principles stressed in the Gita and the Pancha  kosa principle of Sankara towards   the path to self realisation

b) Does the Pancha Kosa is of Vedic origin or perceived by Sankara ?

Kindly enlighten  
With respects
T R Vasudevan

Dear TRV,

There are many methods of teachings. This is called PRAKRIYA in Sanskrit. There is no best method in absolute terms. It is upto the teacher to use a particular method of teaching that he finds appropriate to his students. It is like developing a software using a particular programming language. There ARE MANY differences but the end goal is the same.

It is important not to mix up the methodologies. Suppose you mix two different programming languages, your program will not work. Similarly, it is important to stick to one method. What is the appropriate method for you is decided by your teacher and therefore it is essential to follow the guidelines given by the teacher WITHOUT comparing it with other methods of teaching.

Pancha Kosa HAS VEDIC ORIGIN. It is extensively discussed in Taitriya Upanishad.

Thanks for asking this question and will be glad to respond more from you.

Best wishes,
Raja Subramaniyan


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