Pure Yoga

Pure Yoga

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In Yoga the question of boundaries, the constant talk about the various yogas, is, to a very large extent, an artificial one, mind-created.

Translators and commentators have constantly and shortsightedly referred to the Gheranda Samhita as a Hatha-Yoga classic. Normally presented as the most basic and material of all yogas, it is understood quite literally by all sorts of authorities and grossly interpreted by guru and disciple alike. Such teachings, when partially grasped and separated from the whole, constitute a poor caricature of the Sacred Science. The same is true of so many `exciting` and `new` meditation techniques being propounded nowadays; transcendent only in their refined materialism, in the "What`s in it for me" attitude. Such reflections have prompted the author to reveal, for the first time, many of the inner or spiritual aspects of this Pure Yoga treatise. Hence the present work, which is much more than just Hatha-Yoga teachings, as popularly and most improperly understood. Though whole and eternal, Yoga is constantly being lost; it is also constantly being found. Wise indeed is he who finds it.

The Gheranda-samhita is a text on Yoga. It is not just a treatise on Hatha-yoga, as most people have come to understand the meaning
of the word 'hatha' and as the reader will discover. It is Integral Yoga at its best. Yet some people have taken themselves to the teachings and self appointed gurus with such superficial naivety and unwise enthusiasm-even if sometimes sincere-that they almost automatically place themselves in no position to derive any real benefits from them, for they lack the key to the proper understanding of the Sacred Science. Every single time that Yoga is misunderstood, misconceived, it degenerates into something which is only Yoga by name, i.e. gymnastics, fakirism, beauty culture and therapy, health science, sex therapy, meditation technique and so on. Thus distorting it and even bringing the Sacred Science into disrepute.

He whose approach to Yoga is pure, practical and consistent, will come to know Yoga. To him only the Secret Supreme can be revealed. Hence the title for this new translation of a most competent treatise-seldom properly understood-on the integral Science of Yoga :
Pure Yoga. He who would aspire to reach the sublime heights of Raja-yoga must, above all else, be pure.
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In Yoga the question of boundaries, the constant talk about the various yogas, is, to a very large extent, an artificial one, mind-created.

Translators and commentators have constantly and shortsightedly referred to the Gheranda Samhita as a Hatha-Yoga classic. Normally presented as the most basic and material of all yogas, it is understood quite literally by all sorts of authorities and grossly interpreted by guru and disciple alike. Such teachings, when partially grasped and separated from the whole, constitute a poor caricature of the Sacred Science. The same is true of so many `exciting` and `new` meditation techniques being propounded nowadays; transcendent only in their refined materialism, in the "What`s in it for me" attitude. Such reflections have prompted the author to reveal, for the first time, many of the inner or spiritual aspects of this Pure Yoga treatise. Hence the present work, which is much more than just Hatha-Yoga teachings, as popularly and most improperly understood. Though whole and eternal, Yoga is constantly being lost; it is also constantly being found. Wise indeed is he who finds it.

The Gheranda-samhita is a text on Yoga. It is not just a treatise on Hatha-yoga, as most people have come to understand the meaning
of the word 'hatha' and as the reader will discover. It is Integral Yoga at its best. Yet some people have taken themselves to the teachings and self appointed gurus with such superficial naivety and unwise enthusiasm-even if sometimes sincere-that they almost automatically place themselves in no position to derive any real benefits from them, for they lack the key to the proper understanding of the Sacred Science. Every single time that Yoga is misunderstood, misconceived, it degenerates into something which is only Yoga by name, i.e. gymnastics, fakirism, beauty culture and therapy, health science, sex therapy, meditation technique and so on. Thus distorting it and even bringing the Sacred Science into disrepute.

He whose approach to Yoga is pure, practical and consistent, will come to know Yoga. To him only the Secret Supreme can be revealed. Hence the title for this new translation of a most competent treatise-seldom properly understood-on the integral Science of Yoga :
Pure Yoga. He who would aspire to reach the sublime heights of Raja-yoga must, above all else, be pure.

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