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Prana (Sanskritm., प्राण prāṇa "breath of life") is regarded in Hindu teachings as life, life force or the universal life energy. Prana is comparable to Qi in ancient China and Ki in Japan and also to the breath of life (Hebrewנִשְׁמַ֣ת חַיִּ֑ים nisch'mat chaj'jim), which is blown into Adam after his creation from the "dust of the earth" (Gen 2:7). In [[Anthroposophy|anthroposophical}} terminology, prana corresponds on the first level to the life ether, but in a higher sense to the flowing spiritual archetype of all life, which is located in the second region of the Devachan, which Rudolf Steiner also called the "sea region" or "ocean region" of the heavenly world, and thus also to the spiritualised life body (etheric body) of the human being, which Steiner called life spirit (buddhi).

„The second region, the ocean region, does not consist of water, but of streaming life, which flows through the whole devachanic region, just as the circulation of the blood in man permeates everything. The peculiar substance, the "prana", which flows here in separate animal and human bodies, forms in the Devachan an eternally flowing stream of life the colour of peach blossom. This element forms the creative elemental force of everything that appears on Earth as a living being. In the Devachan we see that the life which animates us all is in fact a unity.“ (Lit.: Contributions 60, p. 23)


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