Sukshmôpâdhi, du sanskrit. Dans le Râja Yoga Târaka, le "principe" qui contient à la fois les Manas supérieur et inférieur et Kâma. Il correspond au Manomaya Kosha de la classification védântine et à l'état de Svapna. (Voir "Svapna").
Sukshmopadhi, du sanskrit, sukshma subtle, fine, ethereal, et upadhi, vehicle. The subtle base or vehicle, in the human constitution the combined qualities of the higher manas, the lower manas, the kama-energy, and their astral veil or vehicle infilled with life. According to Taraka-Raja-Yoga there are three upadhis in the human constitution: karanopadhi, sukshmopadhi, and sthulopadhi. The sukshmopadhi comprehends manas in its dual aspect in union with kama and the vital-astral portions in the theosophic sevenfold division of man, and likewise corresponds to the manomaya-kosa of the Vedantic classification. The state of consciousness known as the svapna or sleeping condition is connected causally with the sukshmopadhi. This upadhi when developed and trained in the adept is the seat of a number of remarkable faculties or powers, among them spiritual clairvoyance and clairaudience. In the ordinary person, it is the lower portion of sukshopadhi which ordinarily acts automatically, producing flashes of unconscious clairvoyant vision, dreams of various kind, and other psychic phenomena.
(source : "Encyclopedic Theosophical Glossary", traduction d'Esopedia)