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He – so you are dead Ramlal?
Ramlal – yep
He – when did you die?
R – just now. The body must be still warm. 435 more words

Great is the tenacity with which man clings to the senses. Yet however substantial he may think the external world in which he lives and moves, there comes a time in the lives of individuals and of races when involuntarily they ask, “Is this real?” To the person who never finds a moment to question the credentials of his senses, whose every moment is occupied with some sort of sense enjoyment-even to him death comes, and he also is compelled to ask, “Is this real?” Even in the remote past, where recorded history cannot help us-in the mysterious light of mythology, back in the dim twilight of civilization-we find that the same question was asked: “What becomes of this? 303 more words

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Jnana Yoga

深化你的瑜伽知識!傳統「四大瑜伽流派」,你聽過那一派?

現代瑜伽,常常讓我們認為以「針對身體不同需要」為目的瑜伽課,就等同一個派別。好像「拉筋」、「力量」、「放鬆」等等;又有「墊上」及「空中」的分別;當然少不了「瑜伽輪」及「wall rope」等利用工具輔助之練習。然而傳統上,分了怎樣的瑜伽流派呢?以下介紹的四大流派,其共通點就是修練的目的都比較精神性,環繞瑜伽的最終目標「解放」為主。至於如何入手練習就各有不同。

Jnana Yoga :知識

這個派別專注於知識的掌握。這不是一般的數理知識,而是培養對「自我」、「身體」及「靈魂」的理解。透過修習Jnana Yoga,我們開始察覺「自我意識(ego)」的存在及影響。慢慢地,當我們能夠理解及分別開「自己」、與這幅有著各樣感知經驗的「血肉之軀」、及「自我意識(ego)」時,就能實現「解放」、達到真正自由。

Raja Yoga :精神意志力

Raja又有「King」的意思,即有「主牢」的意味。到底誰是King呢?就是我們的精神意志。這個派別強調的是心靈發展和穩定,讓我們的「心」有足夠的澄明看通「現實」、得到覺醒及啟蒙。因此,修習Raja Yoga就以冥想及沈思為主;亦有我們熟悉的體位練習,使身體能夠適應長時間的坐姿及提升專注力。

Bhakthi Yoga :愛心和奉獻

Bhakthi Yoga又名「奉獻瑜伽」。它為我們培養愛及力行奉獻的道路。要是你有宗教信仰,大概更容易明白其真諦。為你的信仰或上師,無私地、虔誠地奉獻所有:不但身體力行上,更是心靈上全面的交托。忘記私慾與自我,活在全心的奉獻之中。

Karma Yoga :行動與服務

Karma 即業力。非常簡單地解釋,業力是我們生生世世各種好、壞思想及行為衍生出來去力量。所謂「萬般帶不走 唯有業隨身」就是這個Karma(業)。Karma Yoga又稱為「行動的瑜伽」。其強調「無私的行動」:以不望回報的心態服務大眾。修習此瑜伽讓我們學習不自私、不為自已利益去生活及服務,以平衡及償還一直隨身的業,以達到「解放」的最終目標。

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