In Yoga the question of boundaries, the constant talk about the various yogas, is, to a very large extent, an artificial one, mind-created. Translators and commentators have constantly and shortsightedly referred to the Gheranda Samhita as a Hatha-Yoga classic. Normally presented as the most basic and material of all yogas, it is understood quite literally by all sorts of authorities and grossly interpreted by guru and disciple alike. Such teachings, when partially grasped and separated from the whole, constitute a poor caricature of the Sacred Science. The same is true of so many `exciting` and `new` meditation techniques being propounded nowadays; transcendent only in their refined materialism, in the What`s in it for me attitude. Such reflections have prompted the author to reveal, for the first time, many of the inner or spiritual aspects of this Pure Yoga treatise. Hence the present work, which is much more than just Hatha-Yoga teachings, as popularly and most improperly understood. Though whole and eternal, Yoga is constantly being lost; it is also constantly being found. Wise indeed is he who finds it.The purification of nadis is either Samanu (with mantra) or Nirmanu (without mantra). ... Adopting the lotus posture, the Yogin should first make obeisance to the Guru, etc., as instructed by his teacher; he should then practise the purification ofanbsp;...
|Author||:||Yogi Pranavananda, Tony Rodriquez, Kanshiram (ed.)|
|Publisher||:||Motilal Banarsidass Publ. - 1997-01-01|