body in discussions of the soul

Dean Anderson dean_anderson at SACARI.ORG
Wed Apr 13 03:51:42 UTC 2005

Although body/soul may not be a binary pair in Indian thought, the triad
body/mind/soul, i.e. sarira/antahkarana/atma seem pretty common in Vedanta
especially in the sense that atma is neither of them.



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at] On Behalf Of
>Dominik Wujastyk
>Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 10:12 AM
>Subject: Re: body in discussions of the soul
>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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