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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

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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THE PATHS OF YOGA : YOGA
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But the form is a means to the formless, a symbol to aid in the concentration of the mind. As we move along the path of devotion we begin to find the Beloved, our form of the Divine, everywhere and in all things. We move from the outer form of the Divine, the person, to the inner form which is the Word, to the true nature which is Being itself. Eventually we must come to realize our Beloved as the Divine presence in our own hearts, our own inner or true Self.  

Devotional practices consist of rituals (puja), singing (kirtan), chanting names of God (japa), and meditation on a form of the Divine (upasana).  Women may worship the Divine in  the male form like Shiva, Krishna or Rama. Men may worship the Divine in a female form as the different aspects of the Goddess (Devi). This reflects our natural impulse to find our opposite in love. Such deities become the muse or inner guide along the path. Yet we may also worship the Divine in a kindred form; the ascetic yogi worshipping Shiva or the female yogini worshipping the form of the Divine Mother she seeks to incarnate. Every variation is possible and each has its beauty and purpose in creation.

 India has always taught freedom of worship. This is the real reason for the great variety of Gods and Goddesses in the teaching. It is not some primitive polytheism, though less developed souls may use it in this way, but a great creative openness which provides a form of the Divine approach for each individual.

 

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