Yoga Meditation and Mysticism

Pioneering the exploration of contemplative practice and experience with a comparative perspective that ranges over multiple religious traditions, religious studies, philosophy, neuroscience, and the cognitive science of religion, this book ...

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Author: Kenneth Rose

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472571700

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Contemplative experience is central to Hindu yoga traditions, Buddhist meditation practices, and Catholic mystical theology, and, despite doctrinal differences, it expresses itself in suggestively similar meditative landmarks in each of these three meditative systems. In Yoga, Meditation and Mysticism, Kenneth Rose shifts the dominant focus of contemporary religious studies away from tradition-specific studies of individual religious traditions, communities, and practices to examine the 'contemplative universals' that arise globally in meditative experience. Through a comparative exploration of the itineraries detailed in the contemplative manuals of Theravada Buddhism, Patañjalian Yoga, and Catholic mystical theology, Rose identifies in each tradition a moment of sharply focused awareness that marks the threshold between immersion in mundane consciousness and contemplative insight. As concentration deepens, the meditator steps through this threshold onto a globally shared contemplative itinerary, which leads through a series of virtually identical stages to mental stillness and insight. Rose argues that these contemplative universals, familiar to experienced contemplatives in multiple traditions, point to a common spiritual, mental, and biological heritage. Pioneering the exploration of contemplative practice and experience with a comparative perspective that ranges over multiple religious traditions, religious studies, philosophy, neuroscience, and the cognitive science of religion, this book is a landmark contribution to the fields of contemplative practice and religious studies.

Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Placing the Gita in a modern context, Easwaran shows how this classic text sheds light on the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, and the meaning of yoga.

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Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Nilgiri Press

ISBN: 9781586380687

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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In this companion to his best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran explores the essential themes of this much-loved Indian scripture. Placing the Gita in a modern context, Easwaran shows how this classic text sheds light on the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, and the meaning of yoga. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the principles of yoga and the practice of meditation. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition and learned Sanskrit from an early age. A foremost translator and interpreter of the Gita, he taught classes on it for forty years, while living out the principles of the Gita in the midst of a busy family and community life. In the Gita, Sri Krishna, the Lord, doesn’t tell the warrior prince Arjuna what to do: he shows Arjuna his choices and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran, too, shows us clearly how these teachings still apply to us – and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.

Mysticism and Experience

order of a grid system over the shadowy image of a figure seated in a basic cross
-legged yoga position, emphasizing ... immanent here and now to the
transcendent beyond by means of a yogic meditation that is labeled in kabbalistic
terms.

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ISBN: 9781498599382

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"This book embarks on scholarly investigations of mystical phenomena, including shamanism, near-death experiences, and the paranormal. Contributors address queries such as why religious experiences are ineffable, what the explanatory mechanisms of altered states of consciousness are, and how literature and art express the mystical"--

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

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Leam in detail: Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantras, Vedanta, Philosophy,
Raja Yoga, Bhagavad Gita, Diet, Anatomy & Physiology, and Kriyas. ... 6,
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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Traditions in Mysticism

Yoga : The Alpha and the Omega 2 . Yoga Unveiled 3 . Yoga and Science 4 .
Hatha Yoga 5 . Yoga Asanas 6 . Yoga Postures 7 . Yoga Nidra 8 . Moola Bandha
9 . Mind Control 10 . Perspectives in Yoga MEDITATION 1 . Swami Vivekananda
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Author: Madhav Pundalik Pandit

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015028802760

Category: Mysticism

Page: 417

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Mystical Union

Why is that? Where did wisdom go? This book was written to help us rediscover that lost wisdom and to incorporate the concepts of the sages and the mystics into our lives.

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Author: Stephen J. Bost

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524564117

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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Wisdom was in abundance in the ancient societies of Greece and India, but today it seems to be in short supply. Why is that? Where did wisdom go? This book was written to help us rediscover that lost wisdom and to incorporate the concepts of the sages and the mystics into our lives. The next parts are some of the new manuscripts I have included which talk about some of the differences between eastern and western religious thought and the ideas of the Islamic mystics, in which their thoughts and ideas could help us all solve our problems with radical Islamic ideology.

Eastern Mysticism The Near East and India

In the Maitri Upanishad , which contains many yogic meditation techniques ,
there are parallel descriptions of the importance of the mystical symbol AUM ( a
variant spelling is OM ) in Brahmanism . In the Yogic Upanishads , which are ...

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Author: Raymond Van Over

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: IND:39000002938491

Category: Mysticism

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Mysticism Book IV Part 1

" The section is essentially Crowley's system of yoga, which is designed to still the mind and enable single-pointed concentration.

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Author: Aleister Crowley

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ISBN: 1517641721

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Page: 72

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Book IV Part I: MysticismPart I is titled "Mysticism" with the sub-title "Meditation: The way of attainment of genius or Godhead considered as a development of the human brain." The section is essentially Crowley's system of yoga, which is designed to still the mind and enable single-pointed concentration. When developing his basic yogic program, Crowley borrowed heavily from many other yogis, such as Patanjali and Yajnavalkya, keeping their fundamental techniques while jettisoning much of the attendant moral dogma.Yoga, as Crowley interprets it in this section, involves several key components. The first is Asana, which is the assumption (after eventual success) of any easy, steady and comfortable posture. Next is Pranayama, which is the control of breath, and Mantra yoga, which is the use of mantras. Yama and Niyama are the adopted moral or behavioural codes (of the adept's choosing) that will be least likely to excite the mind. Pratyahara is the stilling of the thoughts so that the mind becomes quiet. Dharana is the beginning of concentration, usually on a single shape, like a triangle, which eventually leads to Dhyana, the loss of distinction between object and subject, which can be described as the annihilation of the ego (or sense of a separate self). The final stage is Samadhi-Union with the All.

Yoga in Jainism

By exploring how Yoga is understood and practiced within Jainism, this book makes an important contribution to the fields of Yoga Studies, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and South Asian Studies.

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Author: Christopher Key Chapple

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317572183

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, "yoga" carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances, and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present. Yoga in Jainism begins by discussing how the use of the term yoga in the earliest Jaina texts described the mechanics of mundane action or karma. From the time of the later Upanisads, the word Yoga became associated in all Indian religions with spiritual practices of ethical restraint, prayer, and meditation. In the medieval period, Jaina authors such as Haribhadra, Subhacandra, and Hemacandra used the term Yoga in reference to Jaina spiritual practice. In the modern period, a Jaina form of Yoga emerged, known as Preksa Dhyana. This practice includes the physical postures and breathing exercises well known through the globalization of Yoga. By exploring how Yoga is understood and practiced within Jainism, this book makes an important contribution to the fields of Yoga Studies, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and South Asian Studies.

Rational Mysticism

Everybody was pursuing mystical epiphanies — satori , kensho , nirvana ,
samadhi , the opening of the third eye — through Transcendental Meditation ,
kundalini yoga , LSD , or all of the above . And why not ? Spiritual tomes ancient
and ...

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Author: John Horgan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: UOM:39015053777119

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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The author of The End of Science offers an intriguing investigation into the latest research into the mechanics and meaning of mystical experience, looking at such fields as chemistry, physics, theology, and psychology to narrow the division between reason and enlightenment.

Mystic Pete Chronicles

A guide to acquiring advanced mystical powers

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Author: Mystic Pete

Publisher:

ISBN: 0985847107

Category:

Page: 144

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A guide to acquiring advanced mystical powers

Mysticism of the Devi Mahatmya

... B YOGA OF SEX - SUBLIMATION , TRUTH AND NON - VIOLENCE Build a
Sturdy : Foundation for Advanced Yoga This book outlines how you can enjoy a
life free of the complexities that prevent your advancementin Yoga , meditation
and ...

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Author: Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119460694

Category: Durgā (Hindu deity)

Page: 225

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Knowing the Facts about Yoga

Can Yoga positions used as exercise be separated from the spiritual practice? What are some of the physical psychological and spiritual effects of Yoga? Are there potential dangers and occult potential? This book answers these questions.

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Author: John Ankerberg

Publisher: ATRI Publishing

ISBN: 9781937136864

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 52

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The physical exercises of yoga are believed to prevent diseases and maintain health through bodily regulation of prana or mystical life energy. Because the body is viewed as a crude layer of mind various manipulations of the physical body can affect the mind bringing “enlightenment”. Can yoga really bring you enlightenment? Can Yoga positions used as exercise be separated from the spiritual practice? What are some of the physical psychological and spiritual effects of Yoga? Are there potential dangers and occult potential? This book answers these questions.

The Theory and Art of Mysticism

the Hatha - Yoga . Indeed , this worship begins with the desires and emotions ,
and ends in Yogic meditation . It is by awakening suitable Yoga nerves , nerve
centres , and inter - central nerves by means of local concentration that the ...

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Author: Radhakamal Mukerjee

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066440671

Category: Mysticism

Page: 352

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History of Mysticism

Bhaks of yoga 80 they a adherence to moral principles such as truthfulness , non
- stealing , refraining from harming others , etc . This is followed by the practice of
contentment , mental control , concentration , meditation , and finally , samadhi ...

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Author: Swami Abhayananda

Publisher: Atma Books

ISBN: UVA:X002761211

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 417

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The Yogi and the Mystic

Embraces a wide range of aspects of Indian mysticism, displaying the structural patterns in mystical experiences and the mystic paths in different traditions and schools, while there are also significant contributions to comparative ...

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Author: Karel Werner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135799212

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Embraces a wide range of aspects of Indian mysticism, displaying the structural patterns in mystical experiences and the mystic paths in different traditions and schools, while there are also significant contributions to comparative mysticism, Eastern and Western. First published in 1989.

Dragon Cafe

Dragon Caf brings together sparkling essays on Buddhism and world religion, health & diet, sacred sex, creativity, myth and the hero, oracles and shamans, yoga, meditation, Kung Fu and Star Trek, vegetarianism, mysticism, and the East-West ...

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Author: Richard Marranca

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 9786162220654

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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Dragon Caf brings together sparkling essays on Buddhism and world religion, health & diet, sacred sex, creativity, myth and the hero, oracles and shamans, yoga, meditation, Kung Fu and Star Trek, vegetarianism, mysticism, and the East-West connection. It represents a lifetime of practice and travel, alongside study with yogis, monks, shamans, scholars and teachers of all stripe. It is about the search for adventure and peace.

Christian Mysticism

Yoga practictioners show this same response pattern before practicing Yoga , but
do not respond at all during yogic practice . The data on response patterns in
transcendental meditation are contradictory . Some reports do show habituation ...

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Author: Marilyn May Mallory

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106009834224

Category: Asceticism

Page: 300

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