Birth and death and rebirth from Advaitist viewpoint

Ravisankar Mayavaram msr at ISC.TAMU.EDU
Fri Dec 18 10:01:23 CST 1998

On Fri, 18 Dec 1998, Ashish Chandra wrote:

> Sookshma Sharira is the very fine body that is present in us all besides
> the gross matter. I am not sure but it may mean certain remnant particles
> that live on after an individual's body dies. Again, this might be wrong
> and I would welcome any corrections. When the body dies, the prana
> (vibrations) leave the body. The Sookshma Sharira may or may not accompany
> the Prana in the transmigratory process.

A good description of sthUla (gross), sUkShma (subtle) and kAraNa
(causal)  sharira can be found in vivekachuuDaamaNi by shrI
shankara. There is an excellent commentary on this prakaraNa
grantha by shrI shrI chandrasekhara bhAratI (1892-1954) former
pontiff of sR^i~Ngeri shAradA maTha. Vaidya was posting the
bhAShyam on the list. I hope he will continue once his thesis is


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