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Опубликовано 8.4.2015 23:17:35
Author | Posted 04/08/2015 23:17:35
Re: Lectures on the Integral Yoga
Difficult question I asked Albina - talk about Integral Yoga .... but I'll try, do not be hard as it will. |
Thus, the age of Yoga is not possible to determine, we can say only that it is the oldest spoken on Earth.
However, even when faced with our contemporaries do not live as we are, to understand them, we need to study, for example, another language, traditions, etc.
So imagine what happens to the Knowledge for thousands of years? Of course, people need not only a literal translation, but the translation into our modern concept. It is about can be understood by people who had taken today to read the Bible, the Koran.
Usually such fundamental knowledge is not recorded, and transmitted orally and only later (note that is already at a later time have people with other concepts) were recorded.
Those. Knowledge of Yoga in our time came almost not readable condition, they were written, but to understand them in their original state was not possible. People have taken away this knowledge into pieces, lay down a quilt:
Hatha - Yoga - working to improve the body,
Raja - Yoga - mind,
Bhakti -yoga soul
Tantra Yoga energy
It does not remind you of this famous parable several blind feeling the elephant, each one of the pieces, trying to prove to each other as the same look as a whole elephant?
So it is with yoga, modern man with our typical narrow views, could not embrace, understand the true knowledge of Yoga.
And then in 1872, he was born in India a boy - Aurobindo Ghose, who 5 years lived and studied in the UK. Thus it is perfectly assimilated European culture, was a master of many languages, including Italian, he graduated with honors from King's College Cambridge. Then, after returning to India, he began to study Indian culture, Sanskrit, Yoga. And the legacy that he has left - it numerous books on Modern English (very much translated into Russian). In fact, he has translated from Sanskrit into English, and translated into the language of our modern concept of knowledge of Yoga in its entirety, as it was possible.
Why not fully, you ask? Imagine that you are a little child explain complex things, of course you try to speak in a language accessible to the child. So, we are children on their level, not yet finished, unable to understand this Knowledge.
As Sri Aurobindo drew from the source ie Knowledge is not divided into pieces that he called it in his works Integral Yoga. He was a man of a different level, he was able to figure it out.
So what is Integral Yoga? On this issue, you have to find the answers that are suitable to you. Try to open a book, "Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness" by Satprem. In fact, this book was written with the help of Sri Aurobindo, it is a true book, I call it the door into the world of Integral Yoga. If you pull this reading, then the door is open for you, go ahead, read his books, and if you do not pull, it means that until it was more time for you.
By the way, Italy has a special connection with the Integral Yoga. It is too early to come to this country, some of the Italians (particularly arts world people) were fascinated by it. I've inherited from my husband were not only books on the subject, but also long-term collection of the magazine in Italian "DOMANI" which was dedicated to the Integral Yoga.
So I tried to briefly explain my answer to the question. The rest is written in 30 volumes of Sri Aurobindo and beyond. I do not read everything, and so to understand and follow this one in my life is clearly not enough.