What does Akasha mean?
Akasha or Akash means “space”, “aether”, or “sky”, in traditional Indian cosmology. In Vedantic philosophy, the word acquires its technical meaning of “an ethereal fluid imagined as pervading the cosmos”. In Vedantic Hinduism, akasha means the basis and essence of all things in the material world; the first element created. A Vedic mantra “pṛthivyāpastejovāyurākāśāt” indicates the sequence of initial appearance of the five basic gross elements. Thus, first appeared the space, from which appeared air, from that fire or energy, from which the water, and therefrom the earth. It is one of the Panchamahabhuta, or “five gross elements”; its main characteristic is Shabda (sound). Akasha is also space in the Jain conception of the cosmos. In Buddhist phenomenology, akasha is divided into limited space (ākāsa-dhātu) and endless space (ajatākasā). The Western mystic-religious philosophy called Theosophy has popularized the word akasha as an adjective, through the use of the term “Akashic records” or “Akashic library”, referring to an etheric compendium of all knowledge and history. (from Wikipedia, the world’s free encyclopedia)