A Treatise On The Yoga Philosophy

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Author: N C Paul
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 9780343618353
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Languages : en
Pages : 58
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Yoga For The Mind

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Author: William Zorn
Size: 52.48 MB
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Category : Yoga
Languages : en
Pages : 182
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Yoga Body

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Author: Mark Singleton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199745982
Size: 28.75 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Yoga is so prevalent in the modern world--practiced by pop stars, taught in schools, and offered in yoga centers, health clubs, and even shopping malls--that we take its presence, and its meaning, for granted. But how did the current yoga boom happen? And is it really rooted in ancient Indian practices, as many of its adherents claim? In this groundbreaking book, Mark Singleton calls into question many commonly held beliefs about the nature and origins of postural yoga (asana) and suggests a radically new way of understanding the meaning of yoga as it is practiced by millions of people across the world today. Singleton shows that, contrary to popular belief, there is no evidence in the Indian tradition for the kind of health and fitness-oriented asana practice that dominates the global yoga scene of the twenty-first century. Singleton's surprising--and surely controversial--thesis is that yoga as it is popularly practiced today owes a greater debt to modern Indian nationalism and, even more surprisingly, to the spiritual aspirations of European bodybuilding and early 20th-century women's gymnastic movements of Europe and America, than it does to any ancient Indian yoga tradition. This discovery enables Singleton to explain, as no one has done before, how the most prevalent forms of postural yoga, like Ashtanga, Bikram and "Hatha" yoga, came to be the hugely popular phenomena they are today. Drawing on a wealth of rare documents from archives in India, the UK and the USA, as well as interviews with the few remaining, now very elderly figures in the 1930s Mysore asana revival, Yoga Body turns the conventional wisdom about yoga on its head.


Author: Siris Chandra Basu
Size: 69.42 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Vedanta
Languages : en
Pages : 46
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Tibetan Yoga And Secret Doctrines

Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines PDF
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199727896
Size: 77.11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 434
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Books, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the West have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the East--only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact. In the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the late editor of this volume, that triggered our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines--a companion to the popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, which is also published by Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz edition--is a collection of seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts that first appeared in English in 1935. In these pages, amid useful photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts, readers will encounter some of the principal meditations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers throughout the ages in the attainment of Right Knowledge and Enlightenment. Special commentaries precede each translated text, and a comprehensive introduction contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with European notions of religion, philosophy, and science. Evans-Wentz has also included a body of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he received firsthand during his fifteen-plus years of study in the Orient, findings that will interest any student of anthropology, psychology, comparative religion, or applied Mah=ay=ana Yoga. These seven distinct but intimately related texts will grant any reader a full and complete view of the spiritual teachings that still inform the life and culture of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's other three Oxford titles on Tibetan religion, which are also appearing in new editions, this third edition of Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines features a new foreword by Donald S. Lopez, author of the recent Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.

A Treatise Living And Thinking

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Author: Massimo Scaligero
Publisher: SteinerBooks
ISBN: 1584201800
Size: 66.20 MB
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Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 104
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This treatise, though logically formulated and accessible, proposes a task that few can probably actualize. Its thoughts are assembled so that retracing them becomes the proposed experience. This experience, insofar as it is realized, is not merely one of many possibilities, but an experience of our inner essence, which the spirit demands of us at the present time. The treatise cannot be refuted philosophically, since it is based on a kind of experience that must be achieved if we wish to have a means by which to question it. However, those who are able to achieve it begin to live within a thinking that penetrates the world. It is the thinking that is the truth of all theories and of none, because it is their pre-dialectical substance. By experiencing the thoughts presented, we can experience the power of “concentration,” or the tangible presence of the spirit—the path of living thinking, the transcendence present but not cognized in each thought that we think.

Yoga Philosophy Of Patanjali

Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali PDF
Author: Patañjali
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873957281
Size: 28.18 MB
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Category : Health & Fitness
Languages : en
Pages : 483
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are universally acknowledged as the fundamental text on yoga and meditation in the Indian classical tradition. This English translation of Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali is widely regarded as the most authoritative and authentic that has been available in recent times. It is a serious and clear presentation of Patanjali's sutras and Vyasa's Bhasya, providing these basic texts both in the original Sanskrit and in readable and accurate English. These classical works are augmented by the commentary of Swami Hariharananda Aranya, a scholar and yogi of great repute, who, in his lifetime, was the foremost exponent in India of the Samkhya Yoga system of which the Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali are the principal work.

A Treatise On Yoga

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Author: Singh Grewal (rishi)
Size: 65.31 MB
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Category : California
Languages : en
Pages : 199
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Sonic Theology

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Author: Guy L. Beck
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780872498556
Size: 46.77 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 290
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Compares the centrality of sound in Hindu theology to its place in other religions.