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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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Hence it employs techniques like mantra and visualization to gain control over our reactions to sensory impressions.  Dharana means concentration or  attention. It is the ability to constantly direct our mental energy to the object we are examining. It does not mean suppressing other objects from our awareness but to increase our energy of interest and inquiry, our passion to know, so that nothing else can disrupt it. 

Dhyana means meditation. It is the capacity to hold our mind on the object of our examination. It is to be like a mirror and reflect the reality of things. Or it is to be like a lake that is still and able to reflect the sky. It is the mind in its natural state of quiescence. 

Samadhi means absorption. It is the complete understanding of the nature of the object of our attention in which the observer is one with the observed. It is not some exotic ecstasy, thrilling bliss or magical experience but the joy that comes from peace, wherein the object is merged into the state of seeing. 

The first five of these eight limbs are called the outer aspect of Yoga. They are preliminary in nature. The first two, Yama and Niyama, refer to the right attitudes, values and life-style practices necessary to the path of Yoga, its ethical foundation. The next three are the means of control the outer aspects of our nature, as body, breath and senses. The last three are called Samyama or integration. They naturally go together.

 

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