I would slip into it as into a fragment of time devoid of duration—without beginning, middle, or end. By this time I knew the world to which the drawing room belonged [ It was during his student years that Eliade met Nae Ionescu , who lectured in Logic , becoming one of his disciples and friends. Finding that the Maharaja of Kassimbazar sponsored European scholars to study in India, Eliade applied and was granted an allowance for four years, which was later doubled by a Romanian scholarship. Before reaching the Indian subcontinent , Eliade also made a brief visit to Egypt. When Eliade began coughing blood in October , he was taken to a clinic in Moroeni.

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Maya is magic but temporary illusion. Man can be liberated from consciousness. Chapter 1: 4 kinetic ideas: 1. Karma or causality. Maya Cosmic Vail. Absolute reality. Way to seek liberation. Yoga yokes to get to detachment from matter. Yoga is a rebirth of absolute freedom via moksha, nirvana, and asamatsa.

Suffering originates in our profane nature. Man is too solitary within the cosmos. Man becomes too solitary with desacredized world. Supreme knowledge comes from pain and suffering. Pain is a conduit for emancipation. In India knowledge is only for liberation including vidya, jana, prajna Samkhya liberation by gnosis versus yoga access and meditation essential Understanding comes from the sutras or Samkhya.

Consciousness of the self. Hope prolongs pain. Dispair is happiness. Man knows via intellect is buddhi. Prakti is the primal sunstance of real and eternal like urusa. Prakti is complex. States of consciousness come from prakti. Things seems absolute but are not. Spring seems external bu tit is not. I want is not the same as the spirt wants. Spirit and self are both pursuing freedom. Liberation is being conscious of the eternal freedom. Reality is not a judge. Yoga helps one return to prakiti as is suggested in the book of the dead.

Samya yoga if realized then you move onto the next form. Rebirth gives immorality and absolute freedom Everything depends upon what is meant by freedom. Yoga requires mediation and concentration Rituals are a personal experience Magical tend from the aboriginal Indians. Not today.

It is an agne. Frankly this book just got to be WAY too dense for me.


Yoga : immortality and freedom

Drawing on years of study and experience in India, Eliade provides a comprehensive survey of Yoga in theory and practice from its earliest antecedents in the Vedas through the twentieth century. A new introduction by David Gordon White provides invaluable insight into Eliades life and work, highlighting the key moments in Eliades academic and spiritual education, as well as the personal experiences that shaped his worldview. Yoga is not only one of Eliades most important books, it is also his most personal—the only one to analyze a religious tradition that he had truly lived. A study of yoga techniques and their alignment to the different philosophical and religious traditions of India. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. One button - 15 links for downloading the book "Yoga: Immortality and Freedom" in all e-book formats! May need free signup required to download or reading online book.


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Maya is magic but temporary illusion. Man can be liberated from consciousness. Chapter 1: 4 kinetic ideas: 1. Karma or causality. Maya Cosmic Vail. Absolute reality. Way to seek liberation.


YOGA, Immortality & Freedom

Start your review of Yoga: Immortality and Freedom Write a review Shelves: yoga , hinduism , indian-philosophy , indian-religion Long the standard work in the field, Eliades big book on yoga still displays its authors dazzling erudition, while at the same time suffering from a dated style, poor organization, and like so many other scholarly tomes on the exotic field of Eastern spirituality, demonstrates the limits of a purely academic approach divorced from serious practice. Ive actually lost track of how many times Ive read this book or at least portions of it. In college I was a huge Eliade fan—my advisor was a student of his, after all—and indeed, when it comes to the analysis of mythology across cultures, he is the giant in whose shadow everyone labors. This is one of the strengths as well as weaknesses of the book. For the armchair theologian or philosopher, constant allusions to yogic parallels in other cultures—for example, among Inuit shamans—can provide illumination, but it is likely to distract or tire someone who wants to learn something useful from yoga. Downward dog, anyone? Eliade is clearly most interested in yoga as an exemplary phenomenon of homo religiosus rather than as a practice he or anyone else might seriously take up in their spare time, and this fact has to be borne in mind when venturing into the text.

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