It's very easy reading for a concept that's historically difficult to comprehend.
Reading this, I came away with a few conclusions. You don't have to be anyone special to do yoga or to have the powers that come with
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This is the translation, analysis, application and related diagrams for Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the complete syllabus for yoga. This information about the techniques of advanced yoga is open to all, but it is of special interest to persons who meditated for years either in this or in a past life, and who now want to get to the culmination of yogic mysticism.
If there ever was a post graduate study and application of yoga, then Patanjali's Sutras are it. They map the path, show the way and reveal the elevated stages which are hard to reach even for those who mastered astral projection and third eye perception.
Chapter 1 gives the description and layout of samadhi transcendence accomplishment. Chapter 2 explains practice accomplishment. Chapter 3 shows the glory which may be attained by a persistent yogi. Chapter 4, the last, tells the yogi how to make the segregation accomplishment where the core-self is disconnected from its perception equipments and realizes itself as itself.
In the last chapter, there is an explanation of how to safely unify again with the perception equipments after the core-self is isolated from these. At the time of publication, there is no other media that goes into so much detail about advanced yoga practice.
Michael Beloved (Yogi Madhvacharya) took his current body in 1951 in Guyana. In 1965, while living in Trinidad, he instinctively began doing yoga postures and tried to make sense of the supernatural side of life.
Later in 1970, he approached a Martial Arts Master named Mr. Arthur Beverford. He explained to the teacher that he was seeking a yoga instructor. Mr. Beverford identified himself as an advanced disciple of Sri Rishi Singh Gherwal, an ashtanga yoga master.
Beverford taught the traditional ashtanga yoga with stress on postures, attentive breathing and brow chakra centering meditation. In 1972, Michael entered an ashram of kundalini yoga Master Sri Harbhajan Singh. There he took instruction in bhastrika pranayama and its application to yoga postures. He was supervised mostly by Yogi Bhajan's disciple named Prem Kaur.
In 1979 Michael formally entered the disciplic succession of the Brahma-Madhava-Gaudiya Sampradaya through Swami Kirtanananda, who was a prominent sannyasi disciple of the Great Vaishnava Authority Sri Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, the exponent of devotion to Sri Krishna.
However, Yoga has a mystic side to it, thus Michael took training and teaching empowerment from several spiritual masters of different aspects of spiritual development. This is consistent with Sri Krishna's advice to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita:
This you ought to know. By submitting yourself as a student, by asking questions, by serving as requested, the perceptive, reality-conversant teachers will teach you the knowledge. (Bhagavad Gita 4.34)
Most of the instructions Michael received were given in the astral world. On that side of existence, his most prominent teachers were Sri Swami Shivananda of Rishikesh, Yogiraj Swami Vishnudevananda, Sri Babaji Mahasaya - the master of the masters of Kriya Yoga, Srila Yogeshwarananda of Gangotri - the master of the masters of Raj Yoga (spiritual clarity), and Siddha Swami Nityananda the Brahma Yoga authority.
If you have some interest in yoga, nurture and develop it. Sri Krishna, the Supreme Being offers all encouragement to those who are attracted to yoga. This is what the God said:
In that environment (in the new birth), he (the yogi) is inspired with the cumulative intellectual interest from a previous birth. And from that time, he strives again for yoga perfection, O dear son of the Kurus. (Bhagavad Gita 6.43)
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