teachers they are respected and obeyed. This way they get importance, as against modern day old age homes where they have all the comforts but they miss love and respect.
Yogic Psycho - Physiology
(Three Bodies and Five Sheaths)
The Individual Soul (Atman)
In the whole of Hindu religious and philosophical literature the idea, that the essence of human personality is a soul is very prominent. The soul is a unit of God's omnipresent cosmic consciousness. The soul though a conscious unit has no feelings of separation from God. It identifies itself with God and therefore, like God has cosmic consciousness. When the soul creates the causal body and enters it to enliven it, then a part of the soul's consciousness identifying with the causal body becomes the ego. From then on the soul as ego begins its idea of a separate existence. The chitta is the causal body and ahamkara or ego is the soul's consciousness identifying with it. The soul is an eternal, immortal, blissful, luminous entity which is smaller than the smallest of any matter or energy particle but in expansiveness is greater than the greatest of any material object. The soul is the light of all light and the life of all life.
The soul in the material plane cannot function by itself. It needs an instrument. The physical body and the mind is the instrument that the soul uses to effectively function in the material universe. The soul is encased in three material bodies or five material sheaths (Koshas). The bodies and the sheaths are related as under: