The Tantric Definition of Yoga
|The Tantric Definition of Yoga|
|Speaker||Shrii Shrii Anandamurti|
|Date||1978 October 2|
|Topic||Mental propensities have to be guided to the supreme abode|
|Included in||Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
Anandamurti starts the discourse by saying that in the Saḿskrta language significance is given to the root of the verb and to its everyday colloquialism. When the verb's root changes, the word takes on a new meaning. Anandamurti then explains that several interpretations of the word yoga exist. The first is addition. Second, and also the tantric interpretation, is unification, as in combining sugar and water. The third is Maharshi Patanjali's Yogashcittavrttirnirodhah (suspension of all mental propensities). Anandamurti goes on explaining that suspended mental tendencies create disruption in the mind when not guided toward Paramatma (Supreme Cognition). Only when properly directed is complete unification possible.
- Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3
Can Women Attain Salvation?
|Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 3
With: The Tantric Definition of Yoga
The Seven Secrets of Success