It is believed that on Earth there are five types of bodies
which exist. The classification is done as follows:
1. Aaudharik Shareer (A Human Body)
- A human body or a body of skin and bones is Aaudharik body.
All the humans, animals and vegetable kingdom have this type
2. Tejya Shareer (A body with heart
inside) It is composed of electric matter.
It is a body which has a beating heart inside and energy to
digest food that is eaten. This type of body is Tejya Shareer.
3. Kaarman Shareer (A body
which can take in Karmas) - Any body which has
power to obtain or take in Karmas is Kaarman body. Karmas
can be attached to the body by action, speech or even thinking.
So any capable of thinking, speaking, working can attach good
or bad karmas with its soul this is Kaarman body.
4. Vaikriya Shareer (A body of strength
obtained through worship and sadhna) - A sadhu
or a Sadhvi obtains a glow on their body. They have some unmatched
powers which are apart from the normal human body. This they
obtain after hard worships, high spiritual practices , simple
living, high morals mentaly and physicaly, meditation etc.
Such body is Vaikriya body. So, when any being of heaven,
hell, humans as well as animals possess some extraordinary
power that is called Vaikriya body.
5. Aharak Shareer (A body as is developed
by very hard dedication and sadhna and can do the unbelievables
- Only a true saint can posses this type of body) A sadhu
after long sadhna and devotion and meditation can have this
body as has enumerous powers. If this saint has any problem
or question or any sort of confusion in mind then he can make
a Aharak body and can send it to Mahavidya Area where 20 Tirthankars
always remain. He can get the solutions of his problems from
them and come back. Such is the power of This Aharak Shareer.