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What is the difference between the concepts of chakra and mana?

What is the difference between the concepts of chakra and mana?


  1. Chakra (which I think is sanskrit for “wheel”) is an enery center on the body. You have 7 main chakras. Mana is the name for the alleged “life force” energy itself.

  2. In Hinduism and in some related Asian cultures, a chakra is thought to be a nexus of metaphysical and/or biophysical energy residing in the human body. The New Age movement, and to some degree the distinctly different New Thought movement, have also adopted and elaborated on this belief.
    Mana is a traditional term that refers to a concept among the speakers of Oceanic languages, including Melanesians, Polynesians, and Micronesians. It is an impersonal force or quality that resides in people, animals, and inanimate objects and that instills in the appreciative observer a sense of respect or wonder. In anthropological discourse, mana as a generalized concept has attained a significant amount of interest; often understood as a precursor to formal religion. It has commonly been interpreted as “the stuff of which magic is formed”, as well as the substance of which souls are made.
    Modern fantasy fiction, computer and role-playing games, have adopted mana as a term for magic points–an expendable resource out of which magic users form their magical spells.
    Mana should not be confused with the Biblical manna (also spelled mana or mannah) which, according to the Bible (Exodus, chapter 16), provided sustenance for the Israelites

  3. Mana: An impersonal FORCE or quality that resides in people, animals, & inanimate objects.(Oceania)
    Chakra: A nexus of metaphysical and or biophysical ENERGY residing in the human body.

  4. Others have answered this question pretty well, but I’d just like to point out that “Mana” is the Polynesian word for life energy. The Sanskrit word for life energy is Prana, which is probably what you’re looking for. Confusing, I know.

  5. Mana: is living energy, the energy that reside in all living and non living things, is the energy of the soul so to speack, life energy to make better, what keep you alive.
    Chakra: is physical energy and what makes you run and walk and everything phisical in symple words.
    I totall both are very different energy in what they are and in power, Mana is far byond more powerful than Chakra.


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