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One can improve Ojas Shakti by transforming Veerya (semen) to Ojas by Spiritual Sadhana. Sri Swami Sivanda wrote many articles and books on this topic. Swami Sivananda says the following in his article on Practice of Brahmacharya. According to Yogic science, semen (Suklam or Sukram) exists in a subtle form throughout the whole body. It is withdrawn ...


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The body has three subtle important elements viz ojas, tejas, and prana. Ojas is believed to be the last essence of semen. It is related to vigor and vitality. Ayurveda gives special importance to these three factors. Ojas is the super-fine essence of kapha dosha associated with lunar cycles; it is therefore connected to regeneration. The qualities of ojas ...


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Yes, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras mention different stages of Samadhi. Swami Vivekananda's Raja Yoga on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: वितर्कविचारानन्दास्मितानुगमात् सम्प्रज्ञातः ॥१७॥ 17. The concentration called right knowledge is that which is followed by reasoning, discrimination bliss, unqualified egoism. Samadhi is divided into two varieties. One is ...


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According to Rajyoga The mind takes the impression farther in, and presents it to the determinative faculty -- buddhi -- which reacts. Along with this reaction flashes the idea of egoism. Then this mixture of action and reaction is presented to the Purusha, the real Soul, who perceives an object in this mixture. The organs (Indriyas), together with the mind (...


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Your question is based on Yog Sutras of Patanjalii - Sutra No. 1.17. Below is the sanskrit sutra. वितार्कविचारानन्दस्मितारुपनुगमात्सम्पज्ञात : || 1.17|| Samprajnata , the Samadhi of Wisdom , occurs through the accompaniment of the appearance (RP ,BB) of gross thought ( Vitarka) ,Subtle thought ( Vichara) , ecstasy (ananda) and I-am- ness (...


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Swami Vivekananda only consulted Vyasa Bhashya and not any other Bhashyas while writing his own on Patanjali Yoga Sutras. Vyasa Bhasya is referred to in the Raja Yoga book at many places. So, Vijyana Bhikshu is ruled out from the start. Now, Vachaspati Mishra also has written a commentary on that Vyasa Bhasya. So, by tikAkAra (commentator) he either means ...


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It is very interesting to know that Adi Shankaracharya would have written Bhashya on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The idea of Adi Shankaracharya's view on Patanjali Yoga Sutras often comes in my mind and the only thing known/available is that in his commentary on BrahmaSutras, Adi Shankaracharya refuted the Yoga School just by a single paragraph. (Actually ...


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Yes, Swami Vivekananda in his Commentary (also known as RajaYoga) on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras explained all these 7 bhumikas: तस्य सप्तधा प्रान्तभूमिः प्रज्ञा।।2.27।। His knowledge is of the sevenfold highest ground. When this knowledge comes; it will come, as it were, in seven grades, one after the other; and when one of these begins, we ...


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Maharishi Patanjali was a saint who is believed to have lived some time during the 2nd century BCE. He was contemporary of Puṣyamitra Śuṅga (185 – 149 BCE : the founder and first ruler of the Shunga dynasty). He was the priest in the Ashwamedha yajna performed by Puṣyamitra Śuṅga. He is known for his treatise on Yoga, entitled Patanjali Yoga Sutra ...


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Yes , The practice and perfection of Asana is a prerequisite for pranayama. The Yogic scriptures tells us that that we should practice pranayama after fully acquiring technique of Yoga Asanas i.e. postures. If our internal organs are not healthy, not strong and balanced, then the practice of pranayama will have an negative effect on our body and mind....


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Vijnana Bhikshu's major works on Yoga Darshana are: Yoga Bhashya Vartika, commentary on Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Yoga Sara Sangraha (Quintessence of Yoga) You can get Yoga Vartika Sanskrit text with English translation from Internet Archive available in four volume per four Pada of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Yoga Sutra Bhashya Vartika Volume 1 ...


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I found the answer in this excerpt from Adi Shankaracharya's commentary on the Yoga Sutras: dehāntaritā yathā yogādinā dehāntareṣu svargādiṣu janmasiddhiḥ. oṣadhibhir asurabhavaneṣu *rasāyanena somāmala- kādibhakṣaṇena** pūrvadehānapanayenaiva "The perfections from birth are in a different body", being attainment of another body ...


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Patanjali's Yoga is a Indian system of philosophy. The practical methods that Patanjali outlines in his Yoga Sutras is also known as Raja Yoga. But different Indian systems of philosophy define Yoga in different terms. Professor Chandradhar Sharma writes in his classical book A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy p 169 in latest edition, (p 157, older ...


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Apparently there is no compatibility, but yes, Asthanga Yoga is a combination of Bhakti, Karma and Jnana Yoga, apart from containing techniques Asana and Pranayama, for keeping the body and mind fit for spiritual pursuit. Let us consider the Preliminary and later parts of Asthanga Yoga. Yama is the first of the eight limbs of yoga outlined in the yoga ...


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Samadhi is of one type only, here is what Sri Ramana Maharshi said on the kinds of Samadhi: There is only one kind of samadhi, not many kinds. To remain temporarily subsided in the Reality, without any thought, is nirvikalpa samadhi. Permanently abiding in the Self without forgetting it [even while being active and with eyes open] is sahaja samadhi. Both ...


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In a South Indian language called Malayalam, there is the word pranan and it means life force. In this language, when someone says that pranan has left, it means that the person, whose Pranan left has died. Malayalam is mixture of tamil and sanskrit. Another similar example is the sanskrit word "jiva" which is the word "jivan" in Malayalam. Sanskrit word ...


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whether a Sthitaprajna can be called Isvara of yoga philosophy as per Patanjali definition of Isvara. No , Sthitapragya can not be called as Isvara of yoga philosophy as per Patanjali's definition of Isvara. Ishwara is a special kind of Being who was there time immortal. क्लेश कर्म विपाकाशयैःपरामृष्टः पुरुषविशेष ईश्वरः ॥२४॥ kleśa karma vipāka-...


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There are several types of meditations to choose from like stillness meditation, mindefullness meditation,Shambhavi meditation and SoHum meditation. So far, the easy to practice and widely recommended one is sohum. But the thing about meditation is, try several methods till you find the toughest one to practise and stick to it. You will definitely reap ...


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As far as I understand Chitta is used in context of the mind-stuff (which can refer to a combination of mind, intellect, memory, ego) and is also used to refer to the Consciousness. You can look at the etymological roots which says the same: The word Chitta (चित्त) comes from the word root Chit (चित्) which means: to perceive, see, notice to ...


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