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Textbook Of Yoga

"`He who masters the Asanas conquers the world.' — Trisikhibrahmanopanishad (Mantrabhaga) In the past few years, the popularity of yoga as the ultimate key to fitness, both physical and mental, has resulted in a plethora of books, videos and audio tapes designed to guide a learner through the various asanas prescribed by the Yogasutra. The Textbook of Yoga goes one step further: it is the one book that tells you not merely how to practise an asana the right way, to maximum effect, but also explains how best to share your knowledge and teach others the theory and practice of yoga. It is like a textbook in its approach: lesson by lesson, you are introduced first to the basics and then to the more advanced levels of practice. Alongside the text, the illustrations allow you to understand exactly how the body should be moved and positioned without fear of error or injury. Crucially, there is also a clear exposition of the benefits to be drawn from each asana and details of how best to get relief from common problems like backache, diabetes and arthritis, using yoga. Other useful information includes notes on the ideal time for practising an asana, the clothes to be worn and the right diet for the yoga practitioner. Easily one of the best and most comprehensive handbooks on the ancient Indian science of health, the Textbook of Yoga is a classic in its own right."

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‘…one of the most comprehensive books on the healing powers of Yoga’ —Free Press Journal
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Awakening of Intelligence
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Awakening of Intelligence

This comprehensive record of J. Krishnamurti's teaching is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher's thought. Krishnamurti discusses themes such as conflict, fear, violence, religious experience, self-knowledge and intelligence, and examines specific issues such as the role of the teacher and tradition, the need for awareness of 'cosmic consciousness', and the problem of good and evil.

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Be As You Are
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Be As You Are

THE ULTIMATE TRUTH IS SO SIMPLE.' The simple message of Sri Ramana Maharishi, one of India's most revered spiritual masters, whose teachings, forty years after his death, are speaking to growing audiences worldwide. Be As You Are, edited by the librarian at the sage's ashram— still flourishing— at the foot of the holy mountain of Arunachala, is a compendium of those riches as bequeathed personally to pilgrims hungry to discover what is 'the ultimate truth'. 'Nothing more than being in the pristine state. That is all that need be said,' declared Sri Ramana. Indeed it is claimed that his highest teachings, to those capable of receiving them, consisted of nothing but silence during which he transmitted a silent flow of power enabling individuals to experience, directly, what he meant by enlightenment. This book is for those of us who would remain perplexed, but enriched by the silence.

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That sense of presence, of the direct communication of the truth so far as it can be put into words, is there on every page'.— Parabola
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Commentaries on Living : 1
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Commentaries on Living : 1

What you are is much more important than what you should be. You can understand what is , but you cannot understand what should be.' The essential message of J. Krishnamurti, revered philosopher and spiritual teacher, challenges the limits of ordinary thought. In talks to audiences worldwide he pointed out to listeners the tangled net of ideas, organizational beliefs and psychological mind-sets in which humanity is caught, and that truth— the understanding of what is— not effort, is the key factor of human liberation. Commentaries on Living, a three-volume series, records Krishnamurti's meetings with individual seekers of truth from all walks of life. In these dialogues, he reveals the thought-centred roots of human sorrow and comments on the struggles and issues common to those who strive to break the boundaries of personality and self-limitation. In over fifty essays in each volume, Krishnamurti explores topics as diverse as: Knowledge Truth Fulfilment Meditation Love Effort Seeking Life and Death Education The series invites readers to take a 'voyage on an unchartered sea' with Krishnamurti in his exploration of the conditioning of the mind and its freedom.

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Commentaries on Living : 2

What you are is much more important than what you should be. You can understand what is , but you cannot understand what should be.' The essential message of J. Krishnamurti, revered philosopher and spiritual teacher, challenges the limits of ordinary thought. In talks to audiences worldwide he pointed out to listeners the tangled net of ideas, organizational beliefs and psychological mind-sets in which humanity is caught, and that truth— the understanding of what is— not effort, is the key factor of human liberation. Commentaries on Living, a three-volume series, records Krishnamurti's meetings with individual seekers of truth from all walks of life. In these dialogues, he reveals the thought-centred roots of human sorrow and comments on the struggles and issues common to those who strive to break the boundaries of personality and self-limitation. In over fifty essays in each volume, Krishnamurti explores topics as diverse as: Knowledge Truth Fulfilment Meditation Love Effort Seeking Life and Death Education The series invites readers to take a 'voyage on an unchartered sea' with Krishnamurti in his exploration of the conditioning of the mind and its freedom.

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Essence of Yoga
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Essence of Yoga

In this book Osho explains how, through yoga, one can attain the grace of the body and of God. He talks about crucial concerns of love, marriage, faith and contentment. It is a perfect blend of ancient wisdom and contemporary knowledge. Also contains a series of questions and answers through which Osho addresses key issues like hope, worry and the relationship between the Master and his desciples. Yoga is becoming very popular once again Details the theory of yoga Focus on meditation

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Eschewing conventional wisdom, he puts forward radical ideas that shake us out of our complacency.'''— Sunday Mid-Day,

Mumbai '''In a language that has the fluid grace of the spoken word, Osho talks about crucial concerns of love, marriage, faith and contentment.'''— The Financial Express, New Delhi
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Secrets Of Yoga
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Secrets Of Yoga

You are here, that much is certain. You are alert that you are here, that much is also certain. Now these two ingredients are enough for yoga experimentation.' In this book, part of a series, Osho expounds on the essence of Patanjali's philosophy which is contained in his sutras. Elaborating on these, Osho says that though the sutras contain the key to understanding the self, they are 'just introductory, just a preface to the real thing'. The actual work, he feels, starts when one is 'ready to change, to mutate, to become new'. He maintains that the enlightened one has gone beyond the ego and knows the oneness of all things. Secrets of Yoga, the result of Osho's talks, is rich with insights from Osho's awakened consciousness. Replete with anecdotes, simple yet deep, the book contains his views on crucial issues like ego, death and spirituality. The voyage of self-discovery is enlivened with Osho's irreverent sense of humour. The book contains questions from various people keen to know themselves and Osho's candid answers that make for delightful reading even as they offer solutions to those mired in similar problems. Pithy and profound, Secrets of Yoga is an invaluable guide for those looking for inner peace and harmony.

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Yoga
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Yoga

Sub title: The Path To Liberation

Liberation,' says Osho, 'means coming back home.' According to Osho, 'Life is nothing but an expression of silence.' We come out of silence, but then lose our way. In order to experience this silence again and attain liberation, we need to rediscover the path back to our pure being. Only then can the cycle be complete; then will we be able to reach kaivalya, a state which Osho tells us is higher than either moksha or nirvana. The key is simple: we must not identify with our bodies and minds, as all identification is outwards, and we are going on an inner journey. And Osho emphasizes, as always, the importance of combining intelligence, awareness and humour on this journey. In addition to speaking on the Yoga sutras of Patanjali, Osho addresses questions about life and how to live it without fear of pain, old age or death. Osho's answers are never the same, for he doesn't answer-he responds. As he has often said himself, 'Your questions may be the same, but the answers of a Buddha always have a new nuance to them, a new flavour, a new fragrance.'

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Yoga

Sub title: The Science of Living

A guide to achieving inner balance through yoga. Yoga, according to Osho, is not only a system of belief but is also a scientific methodology that heightens awareness and makes it possible to live in a constant state of happiness, harmony and fulfillment. For many, yoga is merely a way to keep fit. Osho, however, believes that yogic postures are but an infinitely small part of an 'entire recipe for living'. In a language both fluid and graceful, Osho explains how yoga can transform one's life. The reader is told how he can first transcend the body, then the mind and, finally, how he can 'fall into your own being'. 'Drop all the outer goals and move inwards,' says Osho. Yoga, for him, is not about control or discipline but about achieving a sense of balance. Yoga: The Science of Living, an outcome of Osho's talks, is not merely a commentary on Patanjali's ancient treatise. It is enriched with insights from Osho's awakened consciousness. Defying traditional norms of spirituality, Osho punctuates the voyage of self-discovery with an irreverent sense of humour. Enriching the book are questions from various people, keen to discover themselves. Osho's refreshingly candid answers make for delightful reading and would offer a solution to those trapped in similar situations. Insightful and profound, Yoga: The Science of Living is an invaluable guide for those looking for inner balance and peace.

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An Open Window
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An Open Window

Sub title: Dream as Everyman's Guide to the Spirit

Movement on the spiritual path necessarily involves taking light into the dark corners of our psyche, and it is there that dreams provide an open window into the inner reality. In the early years of the twentieth century, Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung proposed that, more often than not, dreams represent those thoughts and memories which are unbearably painful and have been relegated to the realm of the unconscious. Unlocking the meanings in these dreams can help people free their mind and feelings from irrational desires, fears and insecurities. This brief but profound book assails the 'conventional' understanding of dreams and their interpretation, drawing attention to a much-neglected aspect of dreams as a source of guidance to the spiritual aspirant. It uses the insights of psychology, but transcends it, to confront the inescapable questions most people should be driven by: What is the purpose of life, and does it all end with death? Laying bare dreams of childhood anxiety, traumas and sexuality—'cleaning the windows' to uncover the deeply buried material that blocks our efforts on the inner path—it then invites contention from 'materialists' in its discussion of subjects beyond psychology such as precognitive dreams, reincarnation, out-of-the-body experiences, death dreams, and numinous or 'big dreams"-'an open window' through which deeper, non-physical levels of reality can shine. Drawing on examples from real life, Sri Madhava Ashish teaches the 'language of dreams', ensuring a better understanding and awareness of the unconscious self, guiding the reader on the path to mental and spiritual freedom.

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