Tag: jnana

  • JNANA YOGA – Brahman, Viveka, Advaita Vedanta and Jnana Mudra

    JNANA YOGA – Brahman, Viveka, Advaita Vedanta and Jnana Mudra

    Jñāna Yoga – in Devanāgarī: ज्ञान योग; the pronunciation can be approximated by jnyaana yoga” –  „path of knowledge” is one of the types of yoga mentioned in Hindu philosophies. Jyâna in Sanskrit means „knowledge”. As used in the Bhagavad Gita, the Advaita philosopher Adi Shankara gave primary importance to jyâna yoga as „knowledge of…

  • Shigatse Temple

    Shigatse Temple

    Wisdom is not something that can be learnt. Wisdom is an attribute of the soul and it appears naturally as a way of manifesting the soul through personality. Knowledge is something that can be learnt. Wisdom is loving understanding, wisdom is knowledge enlightened by personality. Wisdom comes from above, from the formless plane of the…

  • Trataka – Foundation of Focus (32)

    Trataka – Foundation of Focus (32)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next Focusing, also called concentration, focusing attention or narrowing the field of consciousness, has its own special dimension of practical work in yoga. Mahavatar Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras calls the focusing of consciousness the term satkara. It refers to a state in which our whole mind is merged, absorbed in…

  • On Four Aspects of Practising Yoga (6)

    On Four Aspects of Practising Yoga (6)

    Previous ★★★ Index ★★★ Next Yoga, referred to as the process of stopping the thinking mind or the stream of psyche, as the exploration of one’s own self and independent transcending of one’s limitations until one attains the state of pure, translucent consciousness: this is a typical image conveyed by this first simple word. Aspects…