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Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Synthesis of Yoga in the Upanishads/Preface.htm
Preface It is remarkable that the age of the Vedas was followed by the age of the Upanishads in the history of India. For it was in the age of the Upanishads that the Rishis discovered the essential processes of the yoga contained in the Vedic Samhitas, and they reaffirmed by the Yogic methods the truths that were discovered by the Vedic Rishis. The effort of the Upanishadic Rishis may be regarded as an effort of the recovery of the Vedic knowledge as also an effort of confirmation of the Vedic knowledge. As in science, so in Yoga which is also a science, the ultimate proof of experience lies in conformation and even of modification and expansion of the knowledge gained and accumulate
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Synthesis of Yoga in the Upanishads This book is addressed to all young people who, I urge, will study and respond to the following message of Sri Aurobindo: "It is the young who must be the builders of the new world, — not those who accept the competitive individualism, the capitalism or the materialistic communism of the West as India's future ideal, nor those who are enslaved to old religious formulas and cannot believe in the acceptance and transformation of life by the spirit, but all those who are free in mind and heart to accept a completer truth and labour for a greater ideal. They must be me
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Synthesis of Yoga in the Upanishads/Select Bibliography.htm
Select Bibliography Balasubramanian, R. (ed.), The Enworlded Subjectivity: Its Three Worlds and Beyond, PHISPC, Centre For Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, 2006 Ballentine, J.R., and Govinda Shastri Dev (Trs.), Patanjali's Yoga Sutra with Bhoja's Rāja Mārtanda, Indological Book House, 1971, Delhi, Varanasi, V Edition. Bedekar, V.M. and Palsule, G.B. (translations), Sixty Upanishads by Paul Deussen, Vols. I and II, Brunton Paul and Venkataramaiah, Conscious Immortality, Sri Ramanāśramam, 1984, Tiruvallamalayi. Chattopadhayaya, D.P, and Ravinder Kumar (eds.), Science, Philosophy and Culture; Multidisciplinary Explorations, PHISPC, New Delhi, Vols, I
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PART THREE General Remarks There is profuse richness in the records of yoga that we find in the Vedic Samhitas and Upanishads, and also in the Brahmanas and Aranyakas to some extent. The exposition that is presented is somewhat detailed, and it is likely to appear much too repetitive. But considering the immense richness of the original material, what has been presented, may appear to some, too scanty and too selective. Our object is to present sufficient material that might bring out not only the richness of the yogic experiences that we find in "humanity's earliest records of yoga but also to show the patterns and systems of yogic methods which had come to be developed.
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Synthesis of Yoga in the Upanishads/Notes and References.htm
Notes and References 1 Vide., Grant Alien, Evolution of the Idea of God, New York 1897; Breasted, Jas H., Ancient Times, Boston, 1916; Jean Capart, Thebes, London, 1926; Miles Dawson, Ethics of Confucious, New York1915; G. Maspero, The Dawn of Civilization: Egypt and Chaldea,London, 1897; S. Reinach, Orpheus: A History of Religions, New York,1909 and 1930; Lynn Thorndike, Short History of Civilization, New York, 1926. 2 Homer, Iliad, translation by W. C. Bryant, Boston, I898' Homer, Odyssey, text and translation by A. T. Murray, Loeb Library. 3 Murray, G., Five stages of Greek Religion, Oxford, I930. 4 Harrison, G. E., Prolegomena to the Study of Gr
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Synthesis of Yoga in the Upanishads/Introduction.htm
Introduction The yoga that we see in the Vedas and the principal Upanishads belongs to pre-historic times, and it is only because we have available to us the relevant texts connected with the yoga of these times that we are in a position to ascertain the knowledge related to this yoga and its . development. It cannot be supposed, however, that yoga developed only in the Vedas and the Upanishads. There was, indeed, yoga and yogic knowledge in ancient Egypt,¹ ancient Greece, ancient Chaldea, ancient China and ancient Persia as also elsewhere as in ancient Mayan civilization. In ancient Greece, there was a religion of which we have glimpses through the Homeric poems² where the Olymp
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Synthesis of Yoga in the Upanishads/Part One.htm
PART ONE Vedas and Upanishads If the Veda gave us the first types and figures of man, Nature and God and of the powers of the universe as seen and formed by an imaged spiritual intuition and psychological and yogic experience, the Upanishads broke through the Vedic forms, symbols and images, without entirely 'abandoning them and revealed in unique kind of poetry the ultimate and unsurpassable truths of self and God and man and the world and its principles and powers in their most essential, their profoundest and most intimate and their most ample reality. Between the Vedas and the Upanishads was a period 6 of development of Brahamanas and Aranyakas, which have value for the c
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kireet Joshi/English/Synthesis of Yoga in the Upanishads/Part Two.htm
PART TWO Taittiriya Upanishad: Illustration of the Method of Yogic Quest As an illustration of the Vedic and Upanishadic seeking and the method followed in the yogic quest, it is instructive to turn to the Taittiriya Upanishad, which in Bhriguvalli, presents the quest of Bhrigu. Bhrigu, Varuna's son, came up to his father Varuna and said, "Lord, teach me the Eternal." The teacher set out the path of enquiry. He said, "Food and Prana and Eye and Ear and Mind — even these." He added: "Seek thou to know that from which these creatures are born, whereby being born they live and to which they go hence and enter again; for that is the Eternal.¹³ And Bhrigu followed the me