Rakshasa — a kind of anti-divine being of the middle vital plane; the fifth of the ten types of consciousness (dasha-gavas) in the evolutionary scale: mind concentrated on the thinking manas (sensational mind). It is the Rakshasa “who first begins really to think, but his thought is . . . egoistic & turned towards sensation”, seeking “a gross egoistic satisfaction in all the life of the mind, prana & body”.