body in discussions of the soul

rlamb rlamb at HAWAII.RR.COM
Mon Apr 11 16:43:38 UTC 2005

The term "sat-chit-ananda" has been used in reference to the
characteristics of body-mind-spirit.  Does anyone know when/where it is
first found?

Ramdas Lamb

Dominik Wujastyk wrote:

> I'm out on a limb here, but I'm not convinced that body/soul is a
> fundamental binary pair in Sanskritic culture.  In New Age thought, the
> triad "body, mind, spirit" is a commonplace, and this is often projected
> onto Indian thought.  Once again, I currently think this triad is not a
> particularly fundamental one from the Sanskrit sources themselves.

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