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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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Experience In Yoga 

Yoga can provide us with many subtle and dramatic experiences. We may hear special sounds or see special colors. We may do astral travel or visit other worlds. We may contact beings of these other worlds, who may speak through us. We may connect up with souls of the past or the future. Yet the goal of Yoga is not to gain any particular experience. Rather it is freedom from experience that is the goal of Yoga. Yoga aims at deconditioning the mind and each experience has the power to condition the mind should we cling to it or invest it with some personal energy. Subtle experiences can bind the mind even more so than normal sensory experiences as their reality is harder to judge. 

Hence when experiences arise in Yoga one should observe them objectively but hold to the awareness or state of grace. Yoga is to merge us into the Divine or the inner Self, not merely to  open up us to other forms of experience. Many great Yogis may have no experiences at all but only a greater awareness or sense of love. For Yoga it is not the form or appearance that matters but the essence. We need not feel bad if we do not gain great experiences on the path of Yoga.  

 

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The Astral Plane
The Paths Of Yoga..
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