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The question is Is there any scriptural ( Vedic or Puranic ) reference for all matter coming from Akasha being acted upon by Prana? Let us go in reverse order, ie., from Puranas, which were composed at a subsequent date compared to the Veda, to the Veda. This method is adopted because the Rig Vedic vocabolary, being cryptic, cannot be understood ...


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"Prana," this word being the Sanskrit term meaning "Absolute Energy." Science of Breath, by Yogi Ramacharaka, William Atkinson, [1904] What is Prana? Prana is the center of everything. "Prana is Fire; Prana is the Sun; the Cloud; the Wind; Prana is the Killer of Demons; Prana is the Earth. It is what is and is not, immortal. Prana is the ...


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Here is one reference from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) 5.25 - 5.29: tāmasād api bhūtāder vikurvāṇād abhūn nabhaḥ tasya mātrā guṇaḥ śabdo liṅgaṁ yad draṣṭṛ-dṛśyayoḥ ||25|| From the darkness of false ego, the first of the five elements, namely the sky, is generated. Its subtle form is the quality of sound, exactly as the seer is in ...


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Is there any scriptural ( Vedic or Puranic ) reference for all matter coming from Akasha and Prana? Yes, the Taittiriya Upanishad says all elements come from ether: tasmAdvA etasmAdAtmana AkAshassambhUtah | AkAshAdvAyUh | VAyuragnih | AgnerApah | adbhyah prithvi | prithivyA oshadhayah | oshadhIbhyo'nnam | annAt purushah From that Brahman sprang ...


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The right approach for shat karmas is never mentioned. So once a person goes to a realised guru, he decides which one of the shat karmas are to be done based on the Prakriti of the yogi in question. Usually general practices include neti, which can be done to balance the vata and kapha and it can be followed after kunjal kriya or Vamana dhauti. These two ...


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Puranas state many things metaphorically. One such thing is God's appearance before the devotees, talking to them, laughing with them, etc. The visions of God will be momentary only. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa had visions of Kali, which are momentary. BLISS or SELF REALISATION, which is different from vision of God can only be experienced. If one ...


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You would have seen people performing these kind of postures- In simple terms, this is Asana; more precisely Yogasana, since asana is part of Yoga (both asana and yogasana mean the same) Pathanjali's sutra for asana is- स्थिरसुखमासनम् स्थिर - steady सुखम् - comfortable आसनम् - asana Which means a posture which is steady as well as comfortable is an ...


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