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Origin of Yoga & Pashupata Yoga by Swami Nirnjanananda Saraswati


Philosophy of Yoga

Publisher: Yoga Publications Trust/Munger/India (August 19, 2011)
ISBN: 978-8186336977
Paperback / Hardcover: 76 pages
About: "The first yoga propounded by Shiva was known as Pashupata Yoga. Not hatha Yoga, not Raja Yoga, not Kundlaini Yoga, not Karma Yoga, not bhakti Yoga.The original name describes the aim of Yoga. Pashu means master.Therefore,it is the Yoga in which one becomes aware of the relationship between one's self and the divine in the form of slave and master. Shiva taught the methods by which a human being can be freed from suffering and attain Shivahood, the state of spiritual awakening." Describing a dialogue between Shiva and Parvati from which emerges Pashupata Yoga, Swamiji speaks of the essential search for happiness, the classical understanding of suffering, Yoga as a science of life, sequential system of sadhana and the final state of transcendence...