Perception & Emptiness

Perception & Emptiness

This post is still on the topic of seeing the world as it is. Previous posts: Uncoloring the Filters Seeing the World Through Filters We discussed that the first step towards seeing the reality as it is, is to acknowledge that it’s all perception. Things in themselves...
Uncoloring the Filters

Uncoloring the Filters

  This is a continuation of the previous post Seeing the World Through Filters. We discussed about how we perceive the world through the mind lens and we have some filters in front of the lens that provides meaning and context that affect on how we interact with...
Seeing the World Through Filters

Seeing the World Through Filters

We function like a black box. There are inputs from the external world, get processed, and there’s an output. Example: I saw a something long, coiled, on the ground (input). In my mind (manas) I compared this image with thousands of images stored in my memory (chitta)...
The Koshas

The Koshas

According to yogic theory & philosophy, a human being is comprised of 5 layers. These layers are called koshas, or sheath. Each layer is more subtle than the other. The first is annamaya kosha, or literally mean ‘food sheath’ – it is the physical body: the bones,...