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I thought that Anandamaya Kosha belongs to Karana Shareera, infact I thought Anandamaya Shareera itself is Karana Shareera because it is said in Tattva Bodha, which is traditionally considered a work of Adi Shankaracharya.

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But I recently saw this video where a Guruji belonging to Advaita tradition says that Anandamaya Kosha belongs to Sookshma Shareera. The video is in Kannada, but the rough translation is

Anandamaya Kosha along with three other Koshas of Pranamaya, Manomaya and Vijnanamaya Koshas constitute Sookshma Shareera with 19 parts, 5 Jnanendriyas, 5 Karmendriyas, 5 Pranas, 4 Antahkaranas.

So now I'm confused, can any one please give references from authentic work of Shri Adi Shankaracharya (preferably from his Prasthana Traya Bhashya) which clarifies as to which Shareera does Anandamaya Kosha belong to?

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    – TheLittleNaruto
    Sep 22 at 16:05
  • Do you consider Vivekachdamani as an authentic work of Shankara? (I dont). If yes, in Vivekachudamani both karana sarira and Anandamaya kosa are considered to be related to sushupti - sort of an indirect equation.
    – user23407
    Sep 23 at 18:46
  • @zero ohh yeah I don't think Vivekachudamani was Adi Shankaracharya's work as it is said disagree with his Brahma Sutra Bhashya, if that's true. Do you know the verse of Viveka Chudamani which says this. How can it disagree with Vidyaranya? Sep 24 at 2:22
  • Vivekachudamani does not disagree with Vidyaranya. Latter makes the equation explicit, former makes it implicit. Check verses 120 and 208. Here - wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/vivekachudamani
    – user23407
    Sep 24 at 4:37
  • @zero thanks, I saw it, but there's nothing there which says Anandamaya kosha belings Sookshma shareera as far as I can understand. It's only saying in Sushpti one experiences Ananda of Anandamaya Kosha. Sep 24 at 7:45

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