Yama — Lit. first step of eightfold yoga that is cultivation of self-restraint from sensory aspects. Niyama – Lit. regulation of life, religious observance. Yogically it connotes discipline. It is the second step of eightfold yoga. After undergoing the discipline of self-control (yama) the yogi becomes attuned to the concept of disciplining himself to regularly […]

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A yogi wandering in the realm of Brahma becomes Brahmin. Being born in a Brahmin family does not necessitate one to become a Brahmin. Since everything originates from Brahma everyone can be termed as Brahmin, nevertheless not abiding in Brahma but in the body-abode ascribes him to be a householder. Just as a warm object […]

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The fourfold life of Indian tradition is known to us. All scriptures of Sanatana Dharma mention this for barring this fourfold life, human existence is incomplete. They are Brahmacarya, the stage of celibacy which purports maintaining sound health, building character, obtaining education etc. The spiritual significance for this is to wander in the realm of […]

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Q:You had stated that Kriyayoga is the supreme. Then the other religions or smaller traditions who believe in God, cannot they attain Him? Dr.Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee: Several religions or several traditions certainly believe in God. All these religions or traditions are based on faith. At present one’s faith is centered on a particular sect, later […]

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Interview with Yogacharya Dr. Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee Question: What is this Kriyayoga? Answer: Kriyayoga is continuing in our country since aeon, it is also known as Brahmasadhana. From Patanjala Yogasutra, we get reference of it. This is very ancient. After that when Bhagavan Krishna came in mortal frame in Bharata, it’s name got changed to […]

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