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By Boris Marjanovic

Abhinavagupta, certainly the best genius of India within the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, poetics, dramaturgy, Tantra and mysticism, is being rediscovered purely within the previous few a long time. even though a number of students, in India and out of the country, are engaged in learning his works, it really is fantastic that there are nonetheless few translations available.

Abhinavagupta explains in his remark that he undertook this paintings simply because he felt that his predecessors whilst commenting at the Bhagavad Gita had no longer understood its mystery or esoteric meanings.

The current paintings provides a distinct model of the Bhagavad Gita within the gentle of Kashmir Shaivism. it is going to even be inspiring fpr someone attracted to the perform of the key yogaof the Gita.

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They may be practised without discomfort one hour after a very light meal. Allow at least four hours to elapse after a heavy meal before starting the practice. Food may be taken half an hour after completing the asanas. TIME 6. The best time to practise is either early in the morning or late in the evening. In the morning asanas do not come easily as the body is stiff. 38 The Illustrated Light on Yoga The mind, however, is still fresh but its alertness and determination diminish as time goes by.

4. Brahmacharya. According to the dictionary brahmacharya means the life of celibacy, religious study and self-restraint. It is thought that the loss of semen leads to death and its retention to life. By the preservation of semen the yogi's body develops a sweet smell. So long as it is retained, there is no fear of death. Hence the injunction that it should be preserved by concentrated effort of the mind. The concept of brahmacharya is not one of negation, forced austerity and prohibition. According to Sankaracharya, a brahmachari (one who observes brahmacharya) is a man who is engrossed in the study of the sacred Vedic lore, constantly moves in Brahman and knows that all exists in Brahman.

By its proper practice one is freed from most diseases. Never attempt to practice pranayama alone by yourself. For it is essential to have the personal supervision of a Guru who knows the physicallimitations of his pupil. Prii1Jiiyiima Just as the word yoga is one of wide import, so also is prana. Prana means breath, respiration, life, vitality, wind, energy or strength. It also connotes the soul as opposed to the body. The word is generally used in the plural to indicate vital breaths. Ayama means length, expansion, stretching or restraint.

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