Vijnanamaya-kosha, aka: Vijnanamayakosha, Vijñānamayakośa; 5 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Hinduism)
Vijnanamaya means composed of vijnana, or intellect, the faculty which discriminates, determines or wills. Chattampi Swamikal defines vijnanamaya as the combination of intellect and the five sense organs. It is the sheath composed of more intellection, associated with the organs of perception. Sankara holds that the buddhi, with its modifications and the organs of knowledge, form the cause of man’s transmigration. This knowledge sheath, which seems to be followed by a reflection of the power of the cit, is a modification of prakrti. It is endowed with the function of knowledge and identifies itself with the body, organs etc.
This knowledge sheath cannot be the supreme self for the following reasons;
- It is subject to change.
- It is insentient.
- It is a limited thing.
- It is not constantly present.
(Vijñānamaya kośa is one of the five coverings of the Atman (kośa), or Self according to Vedantic philosophy)Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism
Vigyanamaya Kosha is the second innermost layer which is responsible for all the new knowledge and intuitive functioning of human beings. The other functions of Vigyanamaya Kosha are ordinary awareness for day to day intuitive working, which facilitates you in deciding what to do next and how to do it. Only from this Kosha do you get intuitive solutions in intense situations when the logical mind is not able to answer your questions. The natural function of healing inside the human body is also governed by this Kosha.Source: MahaVastu: Hinduism
General definition (in Buddhism)
The second layer of the Causal Mind is the Vijnanamaya Kosa, or Subliminal Mind. Vijnana means "special knowledge," and includes many higher qualities of mind such as viveka (conscience, or discrimination–the ability to determine right from wrong) and vaeragya (non-attachment–the realization that it is unwise to be attached to any limited entity). The natural development of this kosa is through psychic clash, and its development is accelerated by the process of dharana.Source: Ananda Marga: Realsm of the Mind
Languages of India and abroad
vijñānamayakōśa (विज्ञानमयकोश).—m S The fourth of the five kōśa or envelopments of the caitanya or Spirit; viz. Sense of life in the midst of material, substantial, or real objects of knowledge. See pañcakōśa.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
vijñānamaya-kōśa (विज्ञानमय-कोश).—m The fourth of the five envelopments of the caitanya or spirit.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
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