Jay Fields, in justga
The path of spiritual progress that the teachers of the Bengal school recommend is neither yoga nor jnana but bhakti. While the followers of the way of yoga emphasise the subjective aspect and those of the path of jnana both the subjective and objective aspect, the followers of the path of bhakti emphasize the objective aspect of consciousness .Vaishnavism school of Bengal quoted in "Hindu spirituality: Postclassical and modern", by K. R. Sundararajan in p. 57
In the Sanatana Dharma (Eternal Truth), Samkhya provides the cosmological structure, Vedanta , the uncompromising and unalloyed Truth of indivisible Existence, Knowledge and Bliss, and Tantra and yoga offer and define the method and the practice. All of the above, together, represent the consummate path and way.In Babaji Bob Kindler. Articles. SRV Associations. Retrieved on 16 December 2013.
yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought , properly nurtuting our children, a painting , a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward.Micheline Berry, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom], p.24
The word ‘yoga’ literally means ‘union’. When you experience everything as one in your consciousness, then you are in yoga. -Sadhgurujaggi vasudev
Mysore is also known as the “Garden City” or the “City of Palaces” and has also earned the nickname “Ashtanga City" for the proliferation of wonderful yoga teachers who reside here.Rosemary Vargas, in "Ashtanga City - The Westerner's Guide to Mysore", p.9
This Ganga was sent out for salvation of the world of Sambhu, Lord of lords, filled with the sweet wine of compassion. Shankara, having squeezed out the essence of yoga and the Upanishads , created this excellent river because of his mercy for all creatures.Kasi Kanda of Skanda Purana, in p.150 (Dev?: Goddesses of India)
The word ‘yoga’ literally means ‘union’. When you experience everything as one in your consciousness, then you are in yoga. -SadhguruIsha Insights Magazine, Spring Edition 2009
...difference between yoga and tantra; yoga is horizontal, tantra is vertical; yoga takes millions of lives to reach; tantra says: within a second.Osho in p. 131 (Tantra: The Supreme Understanding: Discourses on the Tantric Way of Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra)
The Bhagavadgita may be treated as a great synthesis of the ideas of the impersonal spiritual monism with personalistic monotheism, of the yoga of action with the yoga of transcendence of action, and these again with yogas of devotion and knowledge.By P.T. Raju in P T Raju (13 May 2013). The Philosophical Traditions of India. Routledge. p. 258. ISBN 1-135-02941-5.
Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas. Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.Sri T. Krishnamacharya, in Wait, is Yoga 'Meditation'? by Ashley Serrao
Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.Amit Ray, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom”, p.16
Practising yoga during the day is a matter of keeping your eyes on the road and one ear turned toward the infinite. It’s about listening inwardly as often as you can for your deepest impulses about what to say, think, or do, or be.Erich Schiffmann, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom], pp.21-22
The vast majority of groups termed 'sects' by the Government are small organizations with fewer than 100 members. Among the larger groups is the Church of Scientology, with between 5,000 and 6,000 members, and the Unification Church, with approximately 700 adherents throughout the country. Other groups found in the country include Divine Light Mission, Eckankar, Hare Krishna, the Holosophic community, the Osho movement, Sahaja yoga, Sai Baba, Sri Chinmoy, Transcendental Meditation, Landmark Education, the Center for Experimental Society Formation, Fiat Lux, Universal Life, and The Family.Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (8 November 2005). International Religious Freedom Report 2005 - Austria. United States Department of State.
...the traditional order of the Bharata Natyam recital viz., Alarippu , Jatiswaram , Sabdane , Varnam, Padams, Tillana and the Slokas is the correct sequence in the practice of this art, which an artistic yoga , for revealing the spiritual through the corporeal.In "Devad?s?: Dancing Damsel", p.45 (Quotes)
[Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world's sweetest smells... there is no chiropractic treatment, no yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel. that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.M.F.K. Fisher, quoted in Semolina bread]
Kill therefore with the sword of wisdom the doubt born of ignorance that lies in thy heart. Be one in self-harmony, in yoga, and arise, great warrior, arise.Krishna; Chapter 4, verse 42 (the last verse in the chapter); Juan Mascaró translation
yoga is effort, tantra is effortless.Osho in p. 131 (Tantra: The Supreme Understanding: Discourses on the Tantric Way of Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra)
Tantra says: Don’t focus your attention on the acts, focus your attention on the person who has done the acts. yoga focuses on acts. Tantra focuses on the person, on the consciousness, on you.Osho in p.125 (Tantra: The Supreme Understanding: Discourses on the Tantric Way of Tilopa's Song of Mahamudra)
The principle of yoga is the turning of one or of all powers of our human existence into a means of reaching divine Being.sri aurobindo
When this body has been so magnificently and artistically created by God, it is only fitting that we should maintain it in good health and harmony by the most excellent and artistic science of yoga.Geeta Iyengar, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom", pp.23-24
yoga is about awakening. yoga is about creating a life that brings more beauty and more love into the world.John Friend, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom”, p.23
yoga does not ask you to be more than you are. But it does ask you to be all that you are.Bryan Kest, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom], p.23
yoga is like an ocean of wisdom, but we have to go inside to see the beauty of it. An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of theory.Sharath Rangaswamy, in Quotes to inspire
In Kundalini yoga, there is a multitude of seated asanas. There are many variations to choose from based on physical condition and skill level.Athansios Karta Singh, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom”, p.134
Bhakti yoga is described by Swami Vivekananda as the path of systematized devotion for the attainment of union with the Absolute .Swami Vivekananda, in Hindu spirituality: Postclassical and modern, p.306
Create and save customized word lists. Sign up today and start improving your vocabulary!