<1>The five carrying elements of the senses
are called "Pancha
tatwa," which connect the
Chitta (the crudest part of the
mind) to the external
world through the nervous system. <2>The five "organs
of the senses" which enable man to experience the outside world
(smell, taste, sight, touch, and hearing) are under the influence of
the satva guna. But
the carrying of their sensations is by
<3>The five "organs of action" -- speech, hands, feet
(motion), generation, and excretion -- are under the influence of
raja guna (mutative
<4>The five "objects
of the senses" or the ability in the outside world to make us
sense them are the smell of the object, the sight of the object, the
taste of the object, the touch of the object, and the sound of the
object (hearing). These are under the influence of the
tama guna (crudified
or manifested world).
organs of the
organs of the actions make up the
fifteen fine organs in the body.
<6>The physical (material) or gross body
consists of aerial, luminous (heat), liquid, and solid factors.
<7>This material body is the container of the
subtle body, which consists of the
mind (the three parts of the mind), the
astral body, and
<8>Aerial factor fills the empty spaces in
the body and also takes in
prana and oxygen. Luminous factor provides heat for maintaining
the body temperature and for activities such as digestion, motion,
etc. Liquid factor keeps the body moist and provides fluid for many
of its functions. Solid factor provides the container for the rest.
fine organs in the body, plus five basic elements (ethereal,
aerial, luminous, liquid, and solid), and three levels of the
three gunas) along
with the illusive "I am"
as a separate entity from the rest (God),
make up the twenty-four elements in the body and in the universe.
<10>These are symbolized as "the four and twenty
elders" in Rev. 4:10.
consciousness (human) goes beyond these twenty-four elements (elders),
he reaches Pure
<12>Then he knows he is none of these but he is "I
am," which is a part of that "I
<13>When reasoning is self-centered, the
action is gross, and desires arise from self-gratification and
sensual satisfaction, or other desires from the lower nature, then
man is drawn toward
and he will be lost in the illusion of being separate. So he goes to
That is when the reasoning becomes gross and actions create
bondage. <14>This in turn creates desires and
attachments, and the mind becomes "false
ego" or un-spiritualized.
<15>But when man realizes that he is a part
of the universe and the universe is a part of him, his reasoning and
actions will be directed toward the good of all. All this will
direct man toward the Lord and
<16>Then the reasoning becomes wisdom and action
and the mind becomes "Buddhi"