(Ānandamaya Kośa): The “sheath composed of bliss,” the causal body. It is fifth of the five coverings that obstruct the freedom of the Supreme Self. It leads the jiva (individual soul) to identify with the causal body. In Taittiriya Upanishad, it is identified with the transcendental Reality itself, though the later yogic tradition considers it a fine veil around the Self. Read more about the five bodies here.