Posts Tagged ‘Patañjali’

Towards a Psychology of the Māras, Part I

             The Sacred India Tarot At the outset here one needs to be aware that the context in which Māra(s) is spoken is mythic in scope. Far more than any cognitively-based amalgams of collective-experiences shared in the human psyche—this mythos is more-than-human. It involves cosmic-forces that have been around longer than the early dawn of mankind’s limited evolutionary experiences. As Robert Warren Clark states in his excellent Dissertation, Māra: Psychopathology and Evil Read more [...]

The Yogasūtras of Patañjali

Perhaps more than any other reference in the annals of Sacred-Texts on the Inner-Journey, the Yogasūtras of Patañjali provides the authoritative Key that links them all. Many diverse spiritual traditions turn to this manual time and time again in illustrating what key elements need to be met in order to successfully navigate the “arcane channels within” that orchestrate the Contemplative-Arcs of Samādhi itself.  It is here alone that the full thrust of the Yogayana is thoroughly and Read more [...]