Category Archives: Upaniṣads

Karma

By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT Karma literally means “action or deed.” The concept of karma highlights the law of cause and effect, comparable to what modern physics calls the “natural law,”  that seems to permeate all aspects of existence. Every action leads to a reasonable result. Everything that happens originates from something done in the past. “According as one acts,

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Pañca-Maya-Kośa

 By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT “There are 5 sheaths (kośas) in which the Self is manifested as the ego (jīvātman)”  Taittirīya Upaniṣad II. 1.1 The Pañca-Maya-Kośa model was first introduced in chapter 2 of the Taittirīya Upaniṣad. Yoga Therapy adopts this model and in its comprehensive approach, which takes into account all levels of the human existence. This model states

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Upaniṣads

By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT The Sanskrit term “Upaniṣad” is derived from upa (near), ni (down) and sad (to sit), i.e. sitting down near. It makes reference to the student sitting down near the teacher while learning secret doctrines. In the Monier-Williams Sanskrit Dictionary the word Upaniṣad received an additional meaning: “setting to rest ignorance by revealing the knowledge of

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Mantra Yoga

By Andre Haralyi, M.A., C-IAYT Mantras are energy-based sounds. According to the science of sound, known as mantra-vidyā, sound is a form of vibration (energy) and the entire universe is in a state of vibration. Sound, particularly repetitive sound, was recognized early on as one way to alter consciousness and later became a sophisticated means of religious expression and spiritual

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