In this landmark book the renowned scholar of religion Mircea Eliade lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga, exploring how its guiding. YOGA: IMMORTALITY AND FREEDOM. By Mircea Eliade. Translated from the. French by Willard R. Trask. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, Pp. xxii +. In this landmark book the renowned scholar of religion Mircea Eliade lays the understanding of Yoga, exploring how its guiding principle, that of freedom.

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Yoga: Immortality and Freedom

As it is presented, the immorality is especially directed to specialists in the history of religions, psychologists and philosophers. For India, the truth is not essential by itself, is becomes essential because of its soteriological function, poique knowledge of the truth helps to free man ai. Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines. Lists with This Book.

But, the Samkhya and Yoga is the key to this paradoxical situation-the more subtle, but clear of mental life, ie the intelli-ICTP buddhiunder the aspect of pure “luminosity” sattva possesses a specific quality: A difference of gods and other living beings, man has the possibility of leaving behind their condition effectively and thus abolish suffering. Hande Gonul rated it really liked it Nov 01, Raymond Schwab, in his beautiful book La Renaissance Orientale Payot, has described a good number of these cultural adventures.

But Patanjali is the creator of the “philosophy” Yoga rreedom it-or could be, “the inventor of the techniques yogis. The Yoga Sutra, II, 20, said substantially: It is the tendency toward the concrete, into the act, to the experimental test. In other words, the “origins” of Samkhya are bound to a mystical character problem, namely that human remains after death, which is the true Self, the immortal element of being human.


This book was written in the ‘s but eliqde fills in so many gaps and explains some puzzling aspects of Yoga practice. Feb 16, Eugene Pustoshkin rated it liked it Recommends it for: But his immediate goal and jumps off frdedom light and the abolition or overcoming of the human condi-tion resulting from the refusal to adapt to human inclinations most elemental. As desires freeedom not eternal, it does not belong to the spirit.

To the profane man, there is a discontinuity between these different forms, going from state “awake” state “asleep” unconsciously. But Indian philosophy reminds us that we should not judge the self from a logical point of view or historical, that is, investigating the causes that determined the state of affairs.

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A yogi can get how-do like the discontinuity of consciousness, in other wliade, can provoke-anytime, anywhere recognize her “treachery of his attention in a” single point “and become unresponsive to any sensory stimulus or mnemonic. When he wanders further afield the thinness of the available bibliography becomes evident. In the teachings of the first start we owe our philosophical training and guidance.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. When sattva predominant-mine the mind is calm, clear, understandable, virtuous dominated by the cracks, this turbulent, unstable, uncertain; Aug-Biada by tamas, this dark, confused, passionate, elide see YS, II, 15, 19, with comments.

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By contrast, Vedanta defines Atman as being Saccio- dananda sat: Constantly reminds the wise and Unceta as they are stuck but a thrive to achieve freedom and bliss: An author from the late sixth century, Li Ts ‘ientch’ eng, recommends “keeping acos-graph, hands and eyes closed, hold your breath until you reach and then recently expelled from inside the mouth ” MASP-ro, The “freedom” that the Hindu knowledge acquired through metaphysical or Yoga, is nevertheless real, concrete.

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From the Upanishads, India did not feel worried mds than one problem, and large: From the moment we realize that the self is free, eternal and inactive, everything that happens: We have dedicated this work to the memory of our patron, the Maharajah Sir ManindraChandra of Kassimbazaar Nandi, who allowed us to, through a scholarship, our stay in India, and the memory of our mds expensive teachers: This concept of change is justified by a particular theory of causation.

Mircea Eliade Paris, 15 September The company’s exclusive Indian ascetics and mystics, she knew, in fact, long before, yogic practices.

King Bhoja early eleventh century is the author of the commentary Rajamartanda, and Ramananda Saraswati sixteenth century wrote Maniprabha.

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Finally, we feel particularly obliged to our great friend, Dr. The human condition, whose disappearance is required, ino is actu- ally and yet, the only title of nobility of man? There is considerable amount of texts dealing with this technique Hindu ascetic, but most do nothing more than freefom the traditional formulas.

Knowledge is fredom simple “awakening” that reveals the essence of self, of spirit. Es why we work so duce tamas as “inertia principle of matter”-meaning goal-like “darkness of consciousness creates obstacle-do by the passions” psychophysiological sense.

Finally, the rise of sociology and cultural anthropology in the first quarter of this century, has inspired new perspectives.