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Talks on Sanatan Philosophy

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Yajna

Yajna Yajna is a ritual of sacrifice also it means “worship, prayer, praise; offering, oblation, sacrifice” derived from the practice of Vedic times. It is performed to please the devas or to attain certain wishes. An essential element is the sacrificial fire – the divine Agni – into which oblations are poured, as everything that … Continue reading

Yoga

Eight stages of yoga Yoga practice forms a ladder leading to perfect knowledge. (1) Self-control (yama) involves truthfulness, abstinence, avoidance of theft, refusal of gifts, and not doing injury to living things. (2) Religious observance (niyama) embraces austerity, poverty, contentment, purification rites, recital of the Vedic hymns, and devoted reliance on the Supreme Being. (3) Postures (āsana), of … Continue reading