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Venue: Mangal Mandir
Chanting: Raja Yoga
Chanted by: Rudranath,PhD
Discourse: Raj Yoga
Vice-chancellor, SVYASA, Bangalore, India
1.Raja Yoga is path of will power to gain mastery over the mind. It is name given to Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
2.Indirect ways of controlling the mind are Yama (disciplines), Niyama (principles), Asana (postures), Pratyahara (detachments) and Pranayama.
3.Direct ways of controlling the mind are Dharana and Dhyana (focusing and defocusing).
4.Hence both ways can help to attain Samadhi.
5.Samadhi is expansiveness, lightness, blissful awareness, knowledge and controlling power.
6.Practice and non-attachment help to control mind.
7.Renunciation of attachments is based on knowledge is called vairagya (non-attachment).
8.Concept of universal love and unattached love gives the higher level of Samadhi. Combining focusing, defocusing and bliss give you Sayama i.e. super consciousness.
9.Practice of equanimity in states of misery and happiness overcomes fear, greed, anger and lust.
10.Higher Samadhi calls for deeper purification. It gives powers like controlling others mind and healing diseases of others. Let’s contemplate on these thoughts and meditate with smile.
PROF. H R NAGENDRA,ME,PhD
Vice-chancellor of S-VYASA With his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, he was a NASA research assosiate and consultant at Harvard University before his interests turned to full-time involvement in human engineering and the search for ultimate Reality. His life mission is the scientific exploration of the subtle aspects of consciousness through yoga.He has 30 research papers in Engineering and 60 in Yoga.He has written more than 30 books on yoga.