traditionele yoga & tantra, vertaald naar vandaag


door Peter Marchand

Boek : The Yoga of Truth

 

The game of Leela by Harish JohariISBN-13: 978-1-59477-165-1
ISBN: 1-59477-165-0
Quality Paperback
Page Count: 160;
6.00 (width) x 9.00 (height)
Imprint: Destiny Books
Published : May 2007

A guide to Jnana Yoga - the Way of Silent Knowledge - by direct contemplation of the Unchangeable :

In The Yoga of Truth, Peter Marchand, through a series of deceptively simple introspective questions, leads the seeker into discarding everything--body, personality, thoughts, memories, experiences--that disguises the ego's relentless masquerade as the Self. This form of contemplation, with its constant commitment to witnessing without attachment, disempowers the ego's fixation on its products, leading instead to the realization that the witnessing consciousness is, in fact, the one immutable Being within or without--the real Self, the true You.

The universal illusion rests upon space and time, body and elements, the life force, mind, intellect, ego, and Self. Jnana Yoga reveals not only the insubstantial and illusory nature of our presumptions but also our habitual commitment to the illusion of being an individual that they create. This illusion collapses like a house of cards before direct inspection. When something has form, when it can change, it cannot be the eternal with which we seek union. Witnessing consciousness stands alone as that which is without form. In The Yoga of Truth, Marchand leads us simply, and compellingly, to the truth of our nature and the peaceful bliss of true Being.


ENDORSEMENT

Swami Asokananda, President, Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Integral Yoga International :
" Peter Marchand has accomplished something unique in his new book, 'The Yoga of Truth'. He has turned Jnana Yoga, the highest non-dual philosophy, into a real page-turner. I found myself gently lifted page by page, step by step, to higher levels of understanding. Like an expert acupuncturist, Mr. Marchand's probing inquiry hits just the right areas of the psyche-releasing blockages that can keep us stuck to the superficial, ephemeral aspects of our being. I especially enjoy reading the book just before going to sleep; when I do, I find myself resting deeply and waking up each morning more connected to my unchanging Being."


REVIEWS

YOGABASICS
"Jnana yoga, the "path of knowledge," is an intellectual and introspective practice to connect with the inner Divine Self. While this Jnana yoga is considered one of the most difficult of yoga's practices, The Yoga of Truth gives us an easy start and a clear overview of this path. Marchand begins with a series of clear, straightforward questions that easily expose our ingrained false concepts of reality. With the help of simple reasoning and some basic yogic philosophy, these introspective questions guide us closer and closer to finding our true Self. Even if you are not concerned with attaining enlightenment, The Yoga of Truth will still provide a valuable context and understanding for the "play of life" and the spiritual roles of the ego, mind, intellect and consciousness."
Timothy Burgin - www.yogabasics.com

CALIFORNIA BOOKWATCH
" Seekers interested in searches for truth and Hindu spirituality will find an excellent guide in The Yoga of Truth, which uses a series of easy introspective questions to help penetrate the ego's barriers to understanding. The Yoga of Truth analyzes the steps to realization and higher consciousness, considering illusions and obstacles of ego and self. New age collections will find this engrossing."
Diane C. Donovan - www.midwestbookreview.com

LIBRARY JOURNAL
"How to throw out everything-body, thoughts, and memories-in the act of contemplation that is Jnana Yoga; from a founder of the Sanatan Society, which honors the work of Tantric scholar Harish Yohari."
Graham Christian - www.libraryjournal.com

YOGAVILLE
" Peter Marchand has accomplished something unique in his new book, 'The Yoga of Truth'. He has turned Jnana Yoga, the highest non-dual philosophy, into a real page-turner. I found myself gently lifted page by page, step by step, to higher levels of understanding. Like an expert acupuncturist, Mr. Marchand's probing inquiry hits just the right areas of the psyche-releasing blockages that can keep us stuck to the superficial, ephemeral aspects of our being. I especially enjoy reading the book just before going to sleep; when I do, I find myself resting deeply and waking up each morning more connected to my unchanging Being."
Swami Asokananda, President, Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville, Integral Yoga International

PHIL GARDINER
"Just wanted to pass on my congratulations on a fantastic book. My wife has it with her constantly as a source of wisdom and encouragement in many ways. The writing is fluid and certainly on the right frequency for absorbtion. Have ordered her The Yoga of the Nine Emotions for Christmas present!."

Philip Gardiner, author of Gnosis: The Secret of Solomon's Temple revealed, The Ark, The Shroud and Mary, The Shining Ones, The Serpent Grail, Secrets of the Serpent, Gateways to the Otherworld, Secret Societies, Brotherhood of the Snake. 
www.gardinersworld.com

THE CAULDRON
Peter Marchant foi estudante do antigo Jarish Johari, e este é um pequeno livro pleno de idéias profundas. Existem poucos livros que tratam do assunto 'Jnana Yoga' ou o a yoga do conhecimento, que é realmente a yoga para obtenção da própria consciência através da contemplação. Poderíamos dizer que jnana yoga é o princípio básico da maioria dos Upanishads e tantras, e também é apresentado no formato de diálogos. É exatamente a contemplação de questões que é fundamentada a jnana yoga. Com as questões introspectivas apresentadas neste livro, Peter Marchand guia o leitor na direção do descobrimento do verdadeiro Eu! Recomendado.
Marchand was a student of the late Jarish Johari and it is an insightful little book he has given us. There are few books treating the subject of jnana yoga or knowledge yoga, which is actually the yoga of obtaining selfawareness through contemplation. We might say that jnana yoga is the underlying principle of most Upanishads and tantras as it is presented in the format of dialogues-and it is exactly the contemplation of the questions that are the foundation of jnana yoga. With the introspective questions set forth in this book Marchand is guiding the reader towards the discovery of the true You! Recommended.

The Cauldron, Brasil

GOODREADS
I didn't finish this book but what I did read was very clear, clarifying and deep. Sometimes when I read really deep things, they go over my head in such a way that I fall into a deep dreamless sleep, even if I wasn't tired at all. This book had that effect on me. I intend to finish reading it at some future time.
Shashi's Goodreads


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Part 1: The Truth

1 The Yoga of True Knowledge

2 Experiences

3 You

4 The Witness

5 The Universal Witness

6 Energy

7 Why?

8 Enlightenment

Part 2: The Illusion

9 Space & Time

10 Body, Elements & the Life Force

11 Mind

12 Intellect

13 Ego

14 Self

Part 3: The Path

15 Your Path

16 Your Teacher

17 Contemplation

18 Meditation

19 Your Role

20 Love & Desire

21 Other Paths

22 Be

Glossary of Sanskrit Terms

References and Recommended Reading

Index



Over


Binnen de vedische filosofie is het leven een spel, een spiritueel theater, een "Leela". Leela yoga is dan ook gelukkig geen nieuw soort yoga, want daarvan zijn er al meer dan genoeg. Als het leven een spel is, dan is ook yoga een spel dat we pas serieus kunnen spelen als we onszelf en het spel niet al te serieus nemen. Dat is de betekenis van Leela, niets meer en ook niets minder.

De lessen hier in Gent zijn vrij informeel, deels theoretisch, deels praktisch. Aan fysieke oefeningen (asanas) wordt weinig aandacht besteed. De nadruk ligt op meditatie en op spiritueel, mentaal en lichamelijk gezonde disciplines in het leven. Verder werken we ook met mantra, zang en muziek.

De lessen worden gegeven door Peter Marchand en soms ontvangen we ook een gastleraar.

Laatste Nieuws


Nieuw boek door Peter Marchand : "Love Your Ego"

If we can look at length in the mirror without feeling unhappy, we can walk the highest yogic paths. “Love your Ego” reflects our divine inner child in the mirror of ancient yogic scripture. If you find it hard to live in the now, have no desires, always be kind and happy, Peter clearly explains how totally natural that is. The Self loves our Ego unconditionally, so how about you ? This book will let you enjoy the full beauty of your lotus blossom unfolding. Lees meer...

Engelstalige website

zie www.leela-yoga.org

De lessen in Gent gaan door op :


OBSG
(Ontmoeting Buitenlandse Studenten Gent)
Kortrijksesteenweg 500
9000 Gent

(zeer dicht bij het Sint-Pieters Station)


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