Let us THINK : By Dr.King (Author of books on Yoga,Spirituality,Gardening...)
Summary: This is a regular twice a week podcast on topics relating to Yoga, Meditation,Spirituality and many stimulating thoughts.
Pause In the previous post we saw how all forms of God are expressions of the same single God. Naturally, one may ask – in that case, can I worship any form of God and attain the same results?
Pause Most of us are emotionally oriented. Emotions come naturally to us. The path of devotion is a natural option for emotional people who can’t follow other paths such as path of inquiry (Jnyaana Maarg), or path of selfless action (Karma Maarg), or path of Yoga or Meditation. How does one go about on this path of devotion?
Pause The obvious outcome of selfless devotion to God is getting closer to God. Getting closer to God is fine. But is that all?
Pause For many of us devotion means erecting some grand place of worship, wearing some religious attire, and making all pomp and show. Are these really needed?
Pause In the past several weeks, I discussed mainly about the four paths talked about by Bhagavadgeetha – namely, the path of inquiry (Jnyaana Maarg), the path meditation (Yoga Maarg), the path of selfless service (Karma Maarg) and the path of devotion (Bhakti Maarg). A casual reader of Bhagavadgeetha often gets confused. Each path seems to contradict the other. And some people have even criticized Bhagavadgeetha for this reason. But actually, there is no contradiction. The paths are different. But they lead to the same destination namely, the ultimate realization. How is that?
Pause I am happy to announce the release of my 18th book “Was Jesus really in India? : Deeper look into the mystery”.
Mute/Play In today’s book talk I am going to discuss about my book “Psychology behind Yoga”.
Mute/Play In the previous post, we saw how one can attain the ultimate goal of Yoga which is par excellence. But is it easy to attain that state?
Mute/Play From today, I am going to start a new series of posts, once in two weeks. It is about some interesting bits connected with my books.
Mute/Play “Prolonged meditation greatly calms down the mind. The mind stops wavering and being unstable.
Mute/Play Starting today, you can listen to my blog posts instead of just reading.
Mute/Play Having seated in the way as described in the previous post, one goes ahead with meditation or Dhyana – the most important step of Yoga.
Mute/Play Today, asana or body postures is projected as synonymous to Yoga. If one studies the history of Yoga, it is easy to see that it is a more recent phenomenon – hardly a couple of centuries old - as compared to thousands of year long history of Yoga.
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Mute/Play Patanjali’s Yoga has in all 8 steps – Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. Among these, the first 5 can be looked at as preparatory steps. Does Bhagavadgeetha also talk about these steps?