Patanjali

Patanjali Yoga Sutras: quotes and free eBook download Friday 15 June 2012 at 08:25 am

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Patanjali 150-200BC

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Legend says that Patanjali descended to Earth in the form of a snake, into his virgin mother, Gonika, herself a powerful yogini. He is generally depicted as half human and half serpent. His hands are blessing and greeting the ones who have approached him for yoga guidelines.  He is the patron saint of dance.  Some believe that he wrote a treatise on ayurvedic medicine. He is the Author of the Yoga Sutras.

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Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910)

Leo Tolstoy is one of the greatest writers known

Tolstoy believed that a man could find ever-lasting happiness striving for self-perfection following pacifism, loving one's neighbour, and God, rather than looking outward to the Church guidance

He died only some days after he abandoned his family and wealth and taking the path of a wandering ascetic, at the age of 82.

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St Teresa of Avila

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St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

A Mystic Reformer and Christian Saint

What is a prayer? What is meditation?

St. Teresa of Avila 1515-1582 Christian spiritual quote about 4 stages of meditation to reach God

According to St Teresa the prayer and  have 4 stages and the  ascend towards  through:

  • Devout contemplation or concentration
  • The ‘prayer of quiet’ where the prevailing state is one of quietude
  • The ‘devotion of union’, an ecstatic state of a blissful peace, a conscious rapture in the love of God
  • The ‘devotion of ecstasy’ a peaceful state, in which the body consciousness disappears, sense activity ceases; and the body is literally lifted into space.
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