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Sādhanā ( Sanskrit : साधना ; Standard Tibetan : སྒྲུབ་ཐབས་ , druptap , Wyl. sgrub thabs ), literally "a means of accomplishing something", [ 1 ] is an ego -transcending spiritual practice . [ 2 ] It includes a variety of disciplines in Hindu , Sikh , Buddhist [ 3 ] and Muslim traditions that are followed in order to achieve various spiritual or ritual objectives. The historian N. Bhattacharyya provides a working definition of the benefits of sādhanā as follows: ... religious sādhanā , which both prevents an excess of worldliness and molds the mind and disposition ( bhāva ) into a form which develops the knowledge of dispassion and non-attachment .
Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati Homepage Yoga means to "unite" or "join" the aspects of ourselves which were never really divided in the first place. It also means to "yoke" or to engage ourselves in a self-training program. Yoga means working with each of the levels or aspects of our being individually, and then unifying all of those into their original whole, or Yoga. Yoga is a Sanskrit word coming from the root "yuj" and relates to both the processes or practices referred to as Yoga and also the goal itself, which is also called Yoga. As the goal, the word Yoga is virtually one and the same with the word Samadhi, the deep, transcendent realization of the highest truth or reality.
The eight limbs of Yoga
by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati Home The four paths of Yoga are Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, and Raja Yoga. These four paths of Yoga are aspects of a whole that is called Yoga. The four paths of Yoga work together, like fingers on a hand. Yoga is the preexisting union : Yoga means the realization in direct experience of the preexisting union between the individual consciousness and the universal consciousness. There are different ways of expressing this, including that Atman is one with Brahman, Jivatman is one with Paramatman, or Shiva and Shakti are one and the same.
Vajrayana ( Devanagari : वज्रयान; Oriya : ବଜ୍ରଯାନ, Tibetan : རྡོ་རྗེ་ཐེག་པ་, rdo rje theg pa; Mongolian : Очирт хөлгөн, Ochirt Hölgön , Chinese : 密宗, mì zōng ) is also known as Tantric Buddhism , Tantrayāna , Mantrayāna , Secret Mantra , Esoteric Buddhism and the Diamond Way or Thunderbolt Way . Vajrayana is a complex and multifaceted system of Buddhist thought and practice which evolved over several centuries. According to Vajrayana scriptures Vajrayana refers to one of three vehicles or routes to enlightenment , the other two being the Theravada and Mahayana . Founded by the Indian Mahasiddhas , Vajrayana subscribes to Buddhist tantric literature. [ edit ] History of Vajrayana Although the first tantric Buddhist texts appeared in India in the 3rd century and continued to appear until the 12th century, scholars such as Hirakawa Akira assert that the Vajrayana probably came into existence in the 6th or 7th century, while the term Vajrayana itself first appeared in the 8th century.
Tantra [ note 1 ] is the name scholars give to a style of religious ritual and meditation that arose in medieval India no later than the fifth century CE. [ 1 ] The earliest documented use of the word Tantra is in the Hindu text, the Rigveda (X.71.9). [ 2 ] Tantra has influenced the Hindu , Sikh , Bön , Buddhist , and Jain religious traditions and spread with Buddhism to East Asia and Southeast Asia . [ edit ] Definitions There are a number of different definitions of Tantra, not always mutually consistent.
Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Yoga Meditation by Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati Homepage See also the Table page on Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Meditation Audio Podcast : Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sūtras ( aphorisms ) that constitute the foundational text of Rāja yoga . Yoga is one of the six orthodox āstika schools of Hindu philosophy , which, according to the Yogatattva Upanishad , is divided into four forms – Mantrayoga, Layayoga, Hathayoga and Rājayoga [ 1 ] – the last of which is the highest (or royal) practice. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] Although the Yoga Sutras have become the most important text of Yoga, the opinion of most scholars is that Patañjali was not the creator of Yoga, which existed well before him, but merely a great expounder. [ 4 ]
Shiva Swarodaya is one of the tantric texts belonging to Hinduism , also termed as Swara yoga by Satyananda Saraswati . [ 1 ] It is also termed "Phonetical astrology": the "sound of one's own breath" and is written as a conversation between shiva and parvati . [ 2 ] [ edit ] Introduction The script starts with the conversation between Parvati and Shiva , where Shiva starts introducing the scripts and explaining about the need for maintaining secrecy and also stating astrological value of the text. [ 3 ] Its fundamental application is to realize the breath as being the medium of cosmic life force, through practising “Swara Yoga” (special mode of analysis & practising of breath). According to Mukti Bodhananda, the book enables us to understand nature of breath and its influence on the body as different modes of breathing leads to different types of actions; physical, mental and spiritual. [ 4 ] [ edit ] Introduction to swaras and their effects
Pranava yoga is a name given [ by whom? ] to the classical method of meditation outlined in the Upanishads , the Bhagavad Gita , and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It is also called [ by whom?
"Liefde overwindt alles…" Paramahamsa Hariharananda Shri Guru Maharaja Paramahamsa Hariharananda Centennium jaar Paramahamsa Hariharananda was een zeer bijzondere yoga meester uit India. Hij heeft zijn hele leven gewijd aan meditatie en gebed en verspreidde de authentieke Kriya Yoga techniek over de hele wereld. Deze liefdevolle verlichte meester was de laatste discipel van Shri Yukteshwar-ji en heeft duizenden mensen geraakt door zijn onvoorwaardelijke toewijding, liefde, kracht, kennis en wijsheid.
Rāja yoga ("royal yoga", "royal union", also known as Classical yoga and aṣṭānga yoga ) is one of the six schools of Dharmic ( astika ) Hindu philosophy . Its principal text is the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali . Raja Yoga is concerned principally with the cultivation of the viewer's ( ṛṣih ) mind using a succession of steps, such as meditation ( dhyāna , dhyana ) and contemplation ( samādhi , samadhi ) .
Simple Sun Salutation Shows a simple walk back and forwards in a Sun Salutation. Good option for yoga beginners. See Video Total Duration: 01:3 7 No 1 Drop Down Head to Knee This yoga flow demonstrates lateral standing poses blended with a seated forward bend. Total Duration: 00:35 No 1 Warrior 2 Side Flow This flow demonstrates how you can flow in and out of 2 yoga poses.
Karma yoga (Sanskrit: कर्म योग), or the "discipline of action" is a form of yoga based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita , a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism . Of the four paths to realization , karma yoga is the process of achieving perfection in action. Karma yoga is an intrinsic part of many derivative types of yoga, such as Natya Yoga .
Compiled by Jayaram V Generally speaking, the word 'jnana' means knowledge. In Hinduism the word has many connotations. Knowledge is viewed by the Hindu scriptures as both liberating and binding. Knowledge is viewed as the means to achieve certain ends. It can used to fulfill our desires or liberate ourselves.
Swami Muktananda (16 May 1908 – 2 October 1982) is the monastic name of an Indian Hindu guru and disciple of Bhagavan Nityananda . Swami Muktananda was the founder of Siddha Yoga . He wrote a number of books on the subjects of Kundalini Shakti, Vedanta, and Kashmir Shaivism, including an autobiography entitled The Play of Consciousness .