Vivekananda and science
In his book Raja Yoga, Vivekananda explores traditional views on the supernatural and the belief that the practice of Raja Yoga can confer psychic powers such as 'reading another's thoughts', ...
means discrimination. This is the intellectual ability to discriminate, or discern, between the real and the unreal. Vedanta defines the real as being permanent and the unreal as being temporary.
Viveka : (lit., discrimination; distinction) The faculty of discretion that enables a human being to distinguish between true and false, reality and illusion.
Vritti : Fluctuation or movement of the mind; thought.
: power of discrimination. Through knowledge of the k l e s' a s that disturb the continence, the keeping to the soul, one attains to spiritual sophistication.
(Vivekananada College, Madras 9.2.82)
Hari Om to everybody here. In the last thirty years, yoga has been subject to scientific studies in India as well as abroad.
- the power to differentiate true from false, real from unreal, essential from unessential, right from wrong, useful from useless, the first stage of jnana yoga
VRITTI - wave, rotating
- CHITTA VRITI - thought wave ...
Viveka - Discrimination:
The ability to differentiate between what is real/eternal and what is unreal/temporary.
(discernment, discrimination) is a deliberate, continuous intellectual effort to distinguish between the real and the unreal, the permanent and the temporary, and the Self and not-Self.
viveka-khyatih = discriminative knowledge (viveka = discriminative, discernment; khyatih = knowledge, correct cognition, clarity, awareness)
aviplava = undisturbed, without vacillation, uninterrupted
hana = of removal, of avoidance ...
Vimoka:"freedom from all else and longing for God
Abhyasa:"continuous thinking of God
Kriya:"doing good to others
Kalyana:"wishing well to all
Spiritual discrimination between real and unreal
To observe passively without judgment or involvements ...
("discernment) - a most important aspect of the yogic path
Vrâtya (from vrata "vow") - a member of the sacred brotherhood in Vedic times in whose circles early yogic practices were developed ...
One day Swami Vivekanandaji was loitering at Varanasi in an uninhabited area. A group of monkeys followed him.
When this type of or discriminating power comes, well it is half done.
"The greatest persons in the world are unknown to the world," said Swami Vivekananda in one of his lectures in America. "These Buddhas, these Christs that you are hearing of are second-rate heroes. They are not the first class ones.
It can be attributed to many gurus, including Swami nanda, and their apostolic works. The Germans also discovered the beauty of the Sanskrit language and Vedic mystery.
In 1893, at the World Parliament of Religions, Swami Vivekananda gave a speech that is said to be the first official introduction of yoga to the United States.
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jaganmithya the world is a lie. [Vivekacudamani 20]
jagannatha (Jagannath) [Lord of the world].
jagat world, universe; (the word has the radical sense of motion): the perpetual movement; knot of motion.
There are three types of Adhikaris, viz., 1. good (Uttama), 2. middle (Madhyama) and 3. inferior (Adhama) according to Samskaras, intelligence, degree of Vairagya, and Mumukshutva and the capacity for Sadhana.
Viveka (discrimination between the real (permanent) and the unreal (temporary));
Vimoka (longing for God and freedom from all else);
Kriya (serving others);
Kalyana (wishing good to all); ...
This is not to say that loving, compassionate, and awake teachers do not exist, but rather a student must exercise fundamental discretion () because of the great seductive power of self deceit, conceit, ...
__ Swami Vivekananda - Yoga is a way to condense the process of evolution. Concept of Yoga:
Yoga is an ancient discipline. It is recognized as one of the most important and valuable gifts of Indian culture ( Our Rishi Culture).
Astanga Yoga is often called "Raja Yoga", which means the "Royal" Yoga. This name was actually coined at the turn of the century by Swami nnanda, who thought Westerners would have a hard time saying "Astanga"! ...
VICHARA: Enquiry into the nature of the Self, Truth, Absolute, Brahman.
VIKSHEPA: The tossing of mind.
VRITTI: A wave in the mind-lake.
VYAVAHARA: (Worldly) activity.
Viparyaya: Wrong knowledge; wrong cognition.
Visesha: Distinction; defined.
Visoka: Without sorrow.
Vitaraga: One who is desireless.
Vritti: Modification of mind; thought-wave.
See also: Ananda, Swami, Yoga, Mind, Spirit