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Pancha Akasha in Hinduism– Five Spaces inside the Body as Per Yoga - Indrayoni

Akasha or Shunya literally means space, vacuum or the sky in Hinduism. Pancha means five. The fives spaces inside the body as per Yoga are: Shunya Akasha,  Ativa Shunya,  Maha Shunya,  Sunyatishunya and  Antahshunya. In ancient Hindu philosophy, the word ghatakasha (the empty space contained inside an earthen pot, or ghata) appears at several places, to bring out the fact of indivisibility or uniformity of space. Chidakasha is a term often used to indicate the space inside the human body, which is said to be the abode of the mind, the atman, the spirit or Brahman (meaning intelligence, consciousness, etc.) Indrayoni In Taittiriya Upanishad (I. 6.2), it is said that the “vacuum inside hrdaya is the abode of the indestructible real self”, which is inside the skull. It is called indrayoni i.e., door to Brahman. It is important to note here that hrdaya in this mantra means the brain and not the heart. Patanjali has also used the word hrdaya in Yogasutra (III.34

Veerashaiva Panchacharya – Five Fold Conduct in Lingayat Sect

Panchacharya is the fivefold conduct that should be followed by the members of Lingayat Sect also known as Veerashaiva. Origin of Veerashaiva Panchacharya  Basavanna, the founder of Veerashaivism, instituted the Shiv Anubhava Mantapa, where persons of all ranks and professions, irrespective of their position in society, took part in discussions on matters pertaining to religion, spirituality, and society. About 300 saints, including sixty women, attended the deliberations presided by Allama Prabhu. It was this institution which introduced some important religious, practices including Panchacharya also known as Panchacharya. The Five Fold Conduct in Lingayat Sect The rules set forth for Panchacharya are as follows: Lingacharya – a Virashaiva has to worship the linga, the symbol of Shiva with an attitude of monotheism Sadachara – Right livelihood Shivacharya – all devotees of Shiva must be treated alike. There should be no communal or vocational bias. Bhratyach

Hindu Values - Common Values To Be Followed By Hindus

Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism / Hindu Religion) lays down a set of common disciplines for all Hindus, despite their bodily or inner differences. The common values to be followed by Hindus are: Non-hurting (physically and through words, action an deeds) Non-killing (avoid himsa of all kinds) Truthfulness (not just uttering truth but also being truthful to oneself) Non-stealing (coveting anything animate or inanimate that does not belong to one) Cleanliness (internal and external) Sensory Control (control of the senses) These are the common disciplines and values meant for all categories of people. Hindu scriptures are filled with stories about the above said six values. Upanishads lays great emphasis on sense control. The futility of war, enmity, hostility and hatred are explained in the epics.