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Symbolism of the Body in Hindu Scriptures Find out the symbolism and imagery found in the Hindu scriptures associated with the body in contrast to the inner Self.

The  most common word used to refer to the body in Sanskrit is deha or deham. De means to protect and aham means the Self. Deham, thus, means that which protects an individual Self. The physical body not only protects the Self but also assists it in various ways during its continuation upon earth as a bound soul (baddha). The alternative word in Sanskrit for the body is ...

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