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Applying the Process of the Gita's Yoga

The Gita presents a yogic path that has advantages in comparison to the austere path followed by the traditional yoga of knowledge. The primary advantages reside in the opportunity to embrace the Divine Presence in all aspects of life, with all the various capacities, powers and senses that the human being possesses. 396 more words

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The Benefits of the Gita's Approach To the Practice of Yoga

While the Gita acknowledges the traditional yoga of knowledge, with its renunciation of the world and its attempt to attain the silent, immutable Eternal as its goal, it also notes the difficulty of this particular path and the strenuous efforts it requires to suppress all of the natural tendencies and energies of life in order to achieve the result. 381 more words

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Appreciating the Yogic Path of Renunciation

Sri Krishna has been asked by Arjuna to advise him as to which path of yoga is the best one. Arjuna starts from the conception of his day that identified yoga as a path of renunciation and ascetic one-pointedness, abandoning all the desires, fruits and actions that bind us to the world. 394 more words

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All-Embracing Union With the Divine in the Yoga of the Gita

Various spiritual disciplines and paths of yoga set before the seeker a specific type of union with the Divine. For some it is the release from the illusory activity of the life in the world to unite with the silent, unmoving Absolute in eternal stillness. 290 more words

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Arjuna Asks: Which Yoga Is Better?

With everything that Arjuna has learned, seen and experienced in the teaching thus far, he still must address the conventional knowledge of his time and reorient his process of understanding. 278 more words

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All-Embracing Union With the Divine in the Yoga of the Gita

Various spiritual disciplines and paths of yoga set before the seeker a specific type of union with the Divine. For some it is the release from the illusory activity of the life in the world to unite with the silent, unmoving Absolute in eternal stillness. 290 more words

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The Wide Gate To Liberation and Perfection

The Gita is widely considered to be a Vedantic scripture, and to be sure, it incorporates many elements of classical Vedanta. However, it does not limit itself to this approach. 381 more words

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