The Hindu System of Self-culture of the Patanjala Yoga Shastra

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Sarasi Lal Sarkar, 1902 - 160 pages
 

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Page 116 - All goes to show that the soul in man is not an organ, but animates and exercises all the organs; is not a function, like the power of memory, of calculation, of comparison, but uses these as hands and feet; is not a faculty, but a light; is not the intellect or the will, but the master of the intellect and the will ; is the background of our being, in which they lie, — an immensity not possessed and that cannot be possessed.
Page 126 - Recourse is had to the ingenious argument in which Mr. Babbage showed that " if we had power to follow and detect the minutest effects of any disturbance, each particle of existing matter must be a register of all that has happened.
Page 126 - The track of every canoe, of every vessel that has yet disturbed the surface of the ocean, whether impelled by manual force or elemental power, remains forever registered in the future movement of all succeeding particles which may occupy its place. The furrow which...
Page 56 - ... 11. Whatever he meditates upon, that is obtained by a man (in a future existence): such is the mysterious power of meditation. 12. Therefore must he dismiss everything perishable from his thoughts and meditate upon what is imperishable only. 13. There is nothing imperishable except Purusha. 14. Having become united with him (through constant meditation), he obtains final liberation. 15. Because the great lord pervades the whole universe (pura...
Page 59 - If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. . . . (1) Thou shalt do no murder, (2) Thou shalt not commit adultery, (3) Thou shalt not steal, (4) Thou shalt not bear false witness, (5) Honour thy father and thy mother : and (6) Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Page 126 - The furrow which it left is, indeed, instantly filled up by the closing waters ; but they draw after them other and larger portions of the surrounding element, and these again once moved, communicate motion to others in endless succession.
Page 123 - Hypnotic state is to cause the person operated on to state fixedly at a faceted or glittering piece of glass held at from 8 to' 15 inches from the eyes, in such a position, above the forehead as will strain the eyes and eyelids. The operator may stand behind the patient, and he will observe that the pupils are at first contracted from the effort of accommodation...
Page 137 - Hence it it prone to treat a relation of ethical harmony as if it wera one of substantial identity, or chemical fusion ; and, taking the sensuous language of religious feeling literally, it bids the individual aim at nothing less than an interpenetration of essence. And, as this goal is unattainable while reason and the consciousness of self remain, the mystic begins to consider these as impediments to be cast aside.
Page 139 - But it is characteristic of mys| ticism that it does not distinguish, between what is : metaphorical and what is susceptible of a literal interpretation. Hence it is prone to treat a relation of ethical harmony as if it were one of substantial identity, or chemical fusion ; and, taking the sensuous language of religious feeling literally, it bids the individual aim at nothing ¡ess than an interpénétration of essence.

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