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CREATIVE CONTEMPLATION

Application of Patanjali´s Aphorisms to life

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Patanjali´s Yoga Sutra or Aphorisms of Yoga are considered the fundamental texts of Yoga and are thought to have been written between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century AD. Patanjali could have been a school or the leader of a school of Yoga ideas, rather than a single author. In its origins, everything could have started with techniques of magical or traditional origin associated with trance, that later were contextualized coherently with the traditions and philosophies of Vedic India.

The Yoga Sutra has been subject to numerous commentaries that try to explain the obscure meaning of many of the aphorisms and give coherence to the whole.

The practice of yoga is a path to search for wisdom that tries to awaken a person´s true nature, destroying different afflictions and ignorance. The aim is for the person to recover his or her origin as an essential being, capable of functioning in higher states of consciousness, in which the duality between the objects and the subject disappears. This union is yoga.

The paths of yoga are based particularly on mental techniques such as concentration, meditation, and contemplation. In Patanjali's texts, these tools are worked in detail.

Here I share my personal investigation of these texts and the meaning they can have for a person dedicated to a normal life. My work is based on the text PATANJALI'S YOGA SUTRAS, with the commentary of Vyasa and the gloss of Vachaspati Misra, translated by Rama Prasada.

I have worked the techniques of the Yoga of the mind since I was 20 years old. I felt curious about the ancient texts related to meditation and decided to embark on the adventure of reading Patanjali from my own perspective. I discovered that it was worth reading the texts calmly, practicing them, digging deeper, and taking notes. This is how I began to find a new coherence, an interesting vision, which was refined as I went along and wrote. Then I decided that I was going to share my learning with other people and that is where this book
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disponibilidad
bajo demanda
año edición
2019
n° edición
1
categoría
Cultura general
n° páginas
278
formato
17 x 24 cm (sin solapa)
papel
Papel Beige 70 Grs
color
Blanco y Negro
Enrique Posada

Ingeniero mecánico, con una maestría en ingeniería mecánica y estudios de gestión ambiental y tecnológica. Nacido en 1948, en Fredonia, Colombia. Casado, cinco hijos. Ha sido profesor universitario, investigador industrial y universitario, director de proyectos y asesor industrial en temas de energía, medio ambiente, procesos, termodinámica y manejo de fluidos.

Ha
escrito y publicado por su cuenta varios libros:

En busca del conocimiento creativo, 1995, 220 pags.
La enseñanza y el aprendizaje de la creatividad, 2003, 177 pags.
Teoría y práctica de la pequeña comunidad, 2004, 100 pags.
La contemplación creativa, Medellín, 2006, 327 pags
La senda respetuosa, 2009, 350 pag. Poemas.
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