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Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition Sanatana Dharma
Index

Preface 

Perennial Wisdom 

Sanatana Dharma

Religion And Spirituality...

Religion Or Dharma

The Eternal View Of Hinduism

Idolatary And Dogmatism

Religion And Spirituality..

Religious And Spiritual Practices

Civilization And Social Issues

Hinduism And Sanatana Dharma

Hinduism And Other Religions

Appendices

       

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

B. Religious and Spiritual Practices

What is Yoga?

Yoga arose as a Hindu system of spiritual practice to enable us to realize the unity of the individual soul (Jivatman) with the Supreme Self or Supreme Reality (Paramatman). There are many different yogic approaches in the Hindu tradition including the Yoga of Knowledge (Jnana Yoga), the Yoga of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga), the Yoga of Service (Karma Yoga), and the Yoga of Technique (Kriya Yoga). The latter can be divided fourfold as Mantra Yoga, Laya Yoga (the Yoga of the Sound Current), Hatha Yoga (the Physical Yoga) and Raja Yoga (the Yoga of Meditation Techniques). All the systems of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism employ yogic methods to some degree.

The most specific Yoga system is the Raja Yoga of Patanjali which is explained his Yoga Sutras. The main traditional teachings of Jnana Yoga are those of the great sage Shankaracharya. The main text of Bhakti Yoga is the Bhakti Sutras of Narada. Jnana, Bhakti and Karma Yogas are all dealt with in the Bhagavad Gita of Sri Krishna. Yoga therefore is a complete and integral science of spiritual development with methods and approaches for all temperaments and levels of aspirants. The main yogic method is meditation.

 

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What is Yoga?
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What is Meditation?
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Does Meditation Have Prerequisites?
Why is Meditation Important?
What is Self-inquiry?
What is Devotion To God (Bhakti Yoga)?
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What is Tantra?
Why Should One Repeat Mantras?
What is Service (KarmaYoga)?
What is the Role of Compassion?
What is the Place of Prayer?
Why Should One Perform Rituals?
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Why Do Hindu Temples Appear... ?
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Is Control of Sexual Energy Necessary?
What is the Place of Monasticism?
What is the Importance of Non-Violence?
Does Non- Violence Exclude Self-defense?
Why is There Violence in Hindu Stories?
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What is the Place of Art in Spirituality?Pg1
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What is the Place of the Occult?
What is the Role of Astrology?
What is the Place of Ayurvedic Medicine?
Why Should One Learn Sanskrit?
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