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Great Systems of Yoga: Chapter Two. Patanjali's Raja Yoga. Sacred Texts Hinduism Yoga Index Previous Next Buy this Book at Amazon.com Great Systems of Yoga, by Ernest Wood, [1954], at sacred-texts.com p. 12 p. 13 p. 14 p. 15 FOREMOST among the Yoga teachings of India comes that of Patanjali dating back, according to popular tradition, to at least 300 B.C.

Great Systems of Yoga: Chapter Two. Patanjali's Raja Yoga

Hindu Dharma: Maharshi Veda Vyasa: The Life and Works of Hindu Sages. By Subhamoy Das Updated May 12, 2016.

Maharshi Veda Vyasa: The Life and Works of Hindu Sages

Vyasa is perhaps the greatest sage in the history of Hindu religion. He edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the epic Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavatam and even taught Dattatreya, who is regarded as the ‘Guru of Gurus.’ Vyasa’s Luminary Lineage Hindu mythology mentions as many as 28 Vyasas before Maharshi Veda Vyasa was born at the end of Dvapara Yuga. How Vyasa was Born Vyasa’s father, Parashara came to know that a child, conceived at a particular moment of time, would be born as the greatest man of the age as a part of Lord Vishnu himself. On that eventful day, Parashara was travelling in a boat and he spoke to the boatman about the nearing of that auspicious time.

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Manas: Religious texts of India, Puranas. Puranas The Puranas are a class of literary texts, all written in Sanskrit verse, whose composition dates from the 4th century BCE to about 1,000 A.D.

Manas: Religious texts of India, Puranas

Swami Sarvapriyanandaji-"MESSAGE OF THE UPANISHADS" at IIT Kanpur. Hindu Culture - Omkar and Swastika. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Hindu Symbols and Symbolisms - Omkar, Swastika, the Saffron Colour and Purna-kumbha by Sudheer Birodkar Table of Contents India is a land of innumerable beliefs, rituals and religious symbols.

Hindu Culture - Omkar and Swastika

As a devout people we normally do not go into the meaning and interpretation of our many beliefs. Culture can be well appreciated and adapted to changing times if the meaning behind its different constituents is well understood. An attempt to interpret our religious beliefs and symbols is a challenging task. OM or Omkar The syllable OM is quite familiar to a Hindu. Is OM present in Christianity as 'Amen' and in Islam as 'Amin'? This term occurs in various ancient and modern civilizations. Effects of Pranayama on the Brain. Pranayama, or expansion of the prana or vital energy, occurs through the practices of prana nigraha, or control of the prana (1).

Effects of Pranayama on the Brain

This paper examines various prana nigraha practices which contribute initially to changing the physiological state of the brain and are said to awaken prana in the realm of the chakras, or psychic centres, within the human body. A comment is made on the effect that prana nigraha practices have had on the writer. A review of a medical examination of a yogic adept is included, which confirms the ability of pranayama to influence an indivdual's brain activity. The Science of Pranayama. Sacred Geometry, Energised Vedic Yantras, Shri Yanthra. Related Reading .... 1.

Sacred Geometry, Energised Vedic Yantras, Shri Yanthra

List of Yantras (with photos) - Part I 2. List of Yantras (with photos) - Part II 3. Crystal Yantras 4. Group Yantras 5. 1. 1. . | Home | About Us | NewAge Kabbalah Numerology | | Healing Tools | Tarot Reading | Sacred Geometry | | FAQ | Testimonials | Crystal Properties | Contact | Links | | Egroup | Blog | Our Associate Sites | Policy | Am I A Hindu. In Depth Study of KARMA & REINCARNATION Concepts WHAT IS KARMA?

Am I A Hindu

The word KARMA has many meanings in Hinduism such as 1. Action 2. Duty 3. Hinduism Basics. Hinduism is the major religion of India, and the vast majority of India's population today is Hindu; however, Hinduism has spread all over the world and is truly a "world" religion.

Hinduism Basics

Almost one billion people (approx. 900 million) practice Hinduism today. Hinduism is arguably the world's oldest organized religion. By that, I mean that it has existed for 4000 years or so with some basic institutional traits, like priests, formalized rituals, consistent stories/myths, etc. Because Hinduism is so old, it is very diverse. What's the connection between "old" and "diverse? " Hinduism has evolved and adapted into many different forms over the centuries, in order to speak to human needs and to remain meaningful to people's lives. Stories from Hindu epics / purANas. Vikas Dhavaria. Translation of Shrauta in English. Shrauta - Expand Your Mind. Hindu Scriptures, The Puranas, Vedangas, Devotional Literature. By Jayaram V.

Hindu Scriptures, The Puranas, Vedangas, Devotional Literature

Manas: Religious texts of India, Puranas. 18 Major Puranas. Puranas of Hinduism. Mahabharata (Hindu epic) Hinduism Hindu Religion: Discussion Metaphysics Philosophy of Hinduism Beliefs, Hindu Gods. Discussion of Metaphysics & Philosophy of Hinduism Beliefs & Hindu Gods All is One / Brahman (Reality, Space) is One and Dynamic Quotes / Quotations, Pictures, Information on Hinduism Though One, Brahman is the cause of the many. Brahman is the unborn (aja) in whom all existing things abide.

The One manifests as the many, the formless putting on forms. (Rig Veda) Behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray. HINDUISM: The world's third largest religion. Religions of the world Menu Sponsored link. Overview: Hinduism differs from Christianity and other monotheistic religions in that it does not have: Hindu cosmology. In Hindu cosmology the universe is cyclically created and destroyed. The Hindu literature, such as Vedas, Puranas, cites the creation of universe. They describe the aspects of evolution, astronomy, etc.

Description[edit] The Hindu cosmology and timeline is the closest to modern scientific timelines[1] and even more which might indicate that the Big Bang is not the beginning of everything,[2] but just the start of the present cycle preceded by an infinite number of universes and to be followed by another infinite number of universes.[3] The Rig Veda questions the origin of the cosmos in: "Neither being (sat) nor non-being was as yet.

Large scale structure of the Universe according to one Hindu cosmology. What Are the Upanishads? - Indian Philosophy. Upanishads. The Upanishads are a collection of texts of religious and philosophical nature, written in India probably between c. 800 BCE and c. 500 BCE, during a time when Indian society started to question the traditional Vedic religious order. Some people during this time decided to engage in the pursuit of spiritual progress, living as ascetic hermits, rejecting ordinary material concerns and giving up family life. Some of their speculations and philosophy were compiled into the Upanishads. There is an attempt in these texts to shift the focus of religious life from external rites and sacrifices to internal spiritual quests in the search for answers.

The Vedas. The Vedas are a collection of hymns and other religious texts composed in India between about 1500 and 1000 BCE. It includes elements such as liturgical material as well as mythological accounts, poems, prayers, and formulas considered to be sacred by the Vedic religion. Origin & Authorship of the Vedas The origin of the Vedas can be traced back as far as 1500 BCE, when a large group of nomads called the Aryans, coming from central Asia, crossed the Hindu Kush Mountains, migrating into the Indian subcontinent. This was a large migration and used to be seen as an invasion. This invasion hypothesis, however, is not unanimously accepted by scholars today.

Mahabharata: complete synopsis and notes. The Mahabharata (composed between 300 BC and 300 AD) has the honor of being the longest epic in world literature, 100,000 2-line stanzas (although the most recent critical edition edits this down to about 88,000), making it eight times as long as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey together, and over 3 times as long as the Bible (Chaitanya vii). According to the Narasimhan version, only about 4000 lines relate to the main story; the rest contain additional myths and teachings.

In other words, the Mahabharata resembles a long journey with many side roads and detours. It is said that “Whatever is here is found elsewhere. But whatever is not here is nowhere else.” The BHAGAVAD-GITA in English. The Ramayana index. Manas: Religious texts of India, Ramayana. Ramayana. Valmiki Ramayana. The Mahābhārata.