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Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Unveiled Artist, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Unveiled Artist

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    What's the difference between prana and consciousness? that and prana and qi?

    I know they are different; what are their differences?
     
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    Prana is the life force. Consiciuosness is an attribute of that.
     
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    Awareness of one's life force?
     
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    Prana is what gives you the ability to post here. Consciousness is awareness of it.
     
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    Is this consciousness in a psychological sense or does it have a definition related to prana in a religious sense instead?
     
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    Looking up prana and qi on the internet, prana is a Hindu concept meaning roughly "life force". Amazingly, qi means "life force" for the Chinese. Glad you askes that question. Because you asked that question I looked them up in curiosity, now I know something new.

    Kudos to your own curiosity.
     
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    Yeah. I was looking up different vague but similar in context:

    God (label for...not an entity*)
    Life
    Qi
    Ki
    Prana
    Chi
    Spirit*
    Life force
    Vitality
    Mana
    Essence
    Breathe
    Ashe
    Vital force
    Spark
    Divinity

    And percieved as/or

    Something greater
    Creative spirit
    Oneness
    Cosmos
    Nature
    Mystery
    Mystery of one's being
    Consciousnes
    Soul
    State of egolessness
    Higher self

    Among others.

    Various practices roughly listed

    Sacrifice
    Scripture
    Ritual
    Ancestors, deity, human mediums
    Offerings
    Service
    Yoga
    Writing and symbols
    Elements
    Art
    Movement
    Behavior/ones action
    Prayer
    Meditation

    I haven't looked at all the context since they are all based in secrecy, tradition, and experience, but I thought it interesting.

    Was bored.
     
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    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    Prana and qi are the same thing a form of life energy.

    Consciousness is something completely different. It is the fundamental base of reality that is awareness and being.
     
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    Can prana be interpreted as soul (I've heard it defined) or is Life to the soul?
     
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    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    More like life energy for the subtle bodies that interpenetrate the physical body (the etheric body and astral body).
     
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    Prana is your breath, consciousness is you are aware of you breating
     
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    I'm not sure what you're asking. Can you rephrase?
     
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    Sorry. I was thinking that consciousness has two definitions-one specific to the brain/mind (western philosophical sense) and the other I guess an eastern interpretation of it. Prana for example, isn't a common word in our western point of view when it comes terms of spirituality. Energy would be the closest definition from a less holistic view.

    In a western philosophy (Plato, Socrates, where we get our definitions of soul) sense awareness has to with the mind.

    Since eastern interpretations have a stark difference, is there a different definition of awareness and how it relates to prana?

    I hope that helps.
     
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    In a spiritual sense?
     
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    I was looking up yesterday the five pranas. Different prana energies for subtle layers of the body and which part of the body that responds to specific healing yogic poses.

    Is astral and/or etheric related to this?

    I don't know the terms but the lady in the video explained it in simple terms.



    (Anyone interested)
     
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    In religious sense, I guess it will be "ādhyātma", "ādhyātmic chetna - beyond self, beyond self awareness. Hope someone else could chip in.
    Five kinds of Vayus (airs) - Prana - Wikipedia
     
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    I was speaking from the Eastern perspective on consciousness.

    I don't see a specific relation between consciousness and prana, as in my understanding, the latter is a product of Maya and exists only in transactional reality, while the former transcends this reality.
     
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    Maya as in delusion?

    Prana would be part of the (how to say) physical world but not reality that exists without Maya?

    I'm wondering, that's true, prana exists as maya because without the physical body, prana no longer exists in it???
     
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