Demystifying the Teachings of Yoga
Episode 4: Demystifying Detachment and Renunciation
The idea of renunciation can be very intimidating and mistakenly construed as a matter of will power and epic self- denial. Ultimately the purpose of detachment is not to abandon the enjoyment of the senses but to firmly renounce the sense of identification with anything which is temporary. In reality such detachment can easily be mastered by exclusive attachment to a suitable object. In Demystifying Detachment and Renunciation we will see how Hatha Yoga, pranayama and other yogic practices facilitate this mental maneuver and open the way to unceasing freedom.
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Episode 5: Demystifying Devotion
Demystifying Devotion: the Bhakti Path
The greatest accelerant as well as the greatest thrill on the enlightenment path is the ecstasy of love. Besides being good for your health, it can be said that love is the means as well as the goal of spiritual processes. However, the very vagueness and ...
Episode 6: Demystifying Siddhis
Demystifying Siddhis: Miraculous Yogic Powers
Are accounts of miraculous powers, known as siddhis, merely the imaginings of gullible seekers, or are these potential capacities naturally developing in the course of human evolution? In the mind-training process known as Self realization, the bou...
Episode 8: Demystifying the Guru
In the world’s mystical traditions, the Guru is an enlightening, organizing principle and a key mechanism allowing the painful limitations of transient egoic identity to be shed. As a transitional object, the Guru is the chosen form that becomes a threshold to the formless absolute. As such, it ...