Sivaya Subramuniyaswami's Yoga's Forgotten Foundation: Twenty Timeless Keys to Your PDF

By Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

ISBN-10: 0945497911

ISBN-13: 9780945497912

A must-read for critical yoga practitioners, meditators and somebody deeply concerned with transformative religious lifestyles, Yoga's Forgotten beginning delves into the built-in method of yoga as taught via the good masters of India. it's a cogent reminder to those that are looking to commence on the finish of the non secular direction that there's a necessary starting, the forget of which portends failure and unhappiness. In 224 pages, with full-color Indian paintings, it explores the conventional starting place of yoga, twenty little-known directions on own ethics, strength of mind and non secular perform, referred to as the yamas and niyamas. The yamas and niyamas were preserved in the course of the centuries because the first and moment level of the eight-staged perform of yoga. they supply the fundamental origin to help our yoga perform in order that attainments in greater awareness should be sustained. The booklet starts off with a ahead by means of the author's religious successor, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, and takes the reader step-by-step via noninjury, truthfulness, nonstealing, sexual purity, endurance, contentment and different aspects of advantage. Grounded in a conventional Hindu perspective, but admirably suitable to us all, the publication discusses the various hardest matters and demanding situations of recent existence, together with promiscuity, household abuse, child-rearing, overeating, playing, vegetarianism, violence, injustice and pornography—relating all of them to growth at the yoga course. It additionally explores the basic practices, together with charity, worship, chanting mantras, austerity and scriptural examine. 224 pages, complete colour.

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Even large, successful corporate monopolies deem honesty as the first necessary qualification for an employee. When his deception and wrongdoing are discovered, he is irrevocably terminated. There are many religious organizations today that have deceptive, dishonest people within them who connive wrongdoings, and these religious groups are failing and reaping the rewards of failing through loss and confusion. It is up to the heads of those organizations to weed out the deceptive, corruptive, virus-like persons to maintain the spirituality and fulfill the original intent of the founders.

This would be wisdom. You would not complicate your own subconscious mind by telling an untruth, nor be labeled deceptive in the mind of the informed person when he eventually discovers the actual truth. Honesty with Your Guru Some people use the excuse of truthfulness to nag their spouse about what they don’t like about him or her, or to gossip about other people’s flaws. This is not the spirit of satya. We do not want to expose others’ faults. Such confrontations could become argumentative and combative.

Those who are promiscuous and unreligious are susceptible to impulses of anger, have undefined fears, experience jealousy and the other instinctive emotions. The doors of the higher world are open to them, but the doors of the lower world are also open. Even the virgin brahmachârî who believes firmly in God, Gods, guru and the path to enlightenment and has a strict family must be watched and 18 Yoga’s forgotten foundation carefully guided to maintain his brahmacharya. Without this careful attention, the virginity may easily be lost.

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