Autobiography Of A Yogi

Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Pubs
ISBN: 9781565892125
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The original text of Yogananda's classic introduction to Eastern mysticism.

Autobiography Of A Yogi

Author: Paramhansa Yogananda
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9788120725249
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A reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition.

Awaken To Superconsciousness

Author: J. Donald Walters
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 9781565891364
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Unifies the chants, prayers, and methods of the greatest inner explorers with step-by-step instructions for investigating higher states of awareness through meditation.

Sculptum Est Prosa Volume 2

Author: Ivan Kireevskii
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480870447
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This volume explores the range and uses of quotations, echoes, and allusions drawn from thousands of intertextual instances that Kireevskii has recognized in his work. The principal interest of the echoes examined here lies in the revaluation of the poet and the theoretical issues his varied use of them suggests. Through echoing, Kireevskii embodies and explicates his assertions of continuity in human development, his vision of interchange between the mind and nature. Aa a poet, he is a person who constantly experiences, sees, hears, suspects, hopes, and dreams extraordinary things; is struck by his own thoughts as if from outside or from above and below, as if by his type of events and lightning bolts; is perhaps a storm himself, pregnant with new lightning; and is a fatal person in whose vicinity things are always rumbling, growling, gaping, and acting in uncanny ways. Listen very carefully because Kireevskii writes in a very symbolic form, and unless you are very alert in reading his words, you may miss all the implications. The reason why he is so symbolic is that he is so full of new insights and he has so much he desires to share and to give. As with a hermit’s writings, you can always hear something of the echo of the desert, something of the whisper and the timid sideways glance of solitude—a concealed philosophy where every opinion is also a hiding place, every word is also a mask.

Waking Dreaming Being

Author: Evan Thompson
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231137095
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A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the ÒIÓ as dreamer. Finally, as we meditateÑeither in the waking state or in a lucid dreamÑwe can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as Òme.Ó We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self. Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness the dissolution of the self with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to lifeÕs profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.

Reflections On Living

Author: Sara Cryer
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 9781565890985
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Invites you to enter the lives of the people who helped to shape the evolution of one of America's foremost spiritual communities. Filled with accounts of the hardships and triumphs of the early days, as well as the clarity, humor, and humility developed in their dedication to living the teachings of yoga.

Parabola

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