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Module - C
Unit - C02
Lesson - C0204: Physiological Sheath
By Raja Subramaniyan
This sheath is not visible to the eye because it is made up of subtle matter. It can only be inferred based on the functions of this sheath. It is made up of five distinct Life Forces.
Statement 11: Physiological sheath is made up of five life forces.
It includes all the vital activities in cells, tissues, and organs - of processes such as contraction of muscle tissue, coordination through the nervous system, feeding, digestion, excretion, respiration, circulation, reproduction, and secretion.
This sheath is responsible for giving the semblance of life to the inert physical sheath. It converts the external food into energy and sustains the physical body. All the sheaths depend on this sheath for survival.
Statement 12: Physiological sheath sustains all other sheaths.
Physiological sheath links the Physical Sheath with the Psychological sheath. Thus if we control the way we breathe it affects both our physical body and the mind, This sheath is responsible for separating the subtle body from the physical body at the time of death.
It cannot be the meaning of the word I because it lacks consciousness. I have a physiological sheath; I am not the physiological sheath.
Statement 13: I am not the Physiological Sheath, I have a Physiological Sheath.