Maharishi Vedic Science
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- To many, Yoga is an ancient form of exercise, practiced for its health benefits. But Yoga is more than exercise, and its benefits go far beyond health. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has provided a unique and fresh understanding of the ancient science of Yoga, restoring its deepest significance. His approach is rich in both theory and practice. It provides the key to inner peace, stress and anxiety relief, happiness, wellness, success, and — ultimately — the realization the of the true purpose of Yoga — to elevate life to its highest potential — enlightenment. -- Maharishi's Yoga - The Royal Path to Enlightenment By William F. Sands, Ph.D. Softcover, 223 pages Published 2013 The purpose of Yoga is to gain knowledge by direct perception. Yoga is a practical science of life which lays open to direct experience not only the field of absolute Being but all the different levels of relative creation as well. Yoga is one of the structuring dynamics of Rk Veda. It highlights the UNIFYING quality involved in structuring Rk Veda. With reference to consciousness, Yoga comprises the specific sets of laws of Nature that are engaged in promoting the quality of Chhandas — the object of observation, which hides the dynamism of Devata in the witnessing quality of Rishi — within the Samhita level of consciousness, providing a structure to the eternally silent, self-referral, self-sufficient, fully awake state of consciousness, which is intimately personal to everyone.
- http://vedicreserve.miu.edu/yoga.htm http://ayurveda-badems.com/consciousness/yoga/ http://www.mumpress.com/books/other-authors/2wfs.html
- Broader Term
- Six Systems of Indian Philosophy
- Vedic Literature
- Related Term
- Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali