|The Seven Planes of the Universe
According to the many ancient teachings, including the Vedas, the universe consists of seven levels or
planes, of which we are mainly aware of only the first and lowest. These are different densities of
reality from gross matter to pure Spirit. They are described as follows---
1.Food, Sanskrit Anna; the material world and the physical body.
2.Breath or Life, Prana; the vital world and the vital sheath.
3.Emotion, Manas; the emotional world or emotional sheath.
4.Intelligence, Vijnana; the world of intelligence or the intelligence
5.Bliss, Ananda; the world of bliss or the bliss sheath.