Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

The significant other Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy is a different one- quantity reference paintings which makes a wide variety of richly assorted philosophical, moral and theological traditions available to a large viewers. The significant other is split into six sections protecting the most traditions inside of Asian concept: Persian; Indian; Buddhist; chinese language; eastern; and Islamic philosophy.

Each part incorporates a number of chapters which supply entire insurance of the origins of the culture, its ways to, for instance, common sense and languages, and to questions of morals and society. The chapters additionally include precious histories of the lives of the main influential thinkers, in addition to an intensive research of the present tendencies.

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If he cannot see the whole body as completely hollow he should try to visualize a part at a time. For in­ stance, he can visualize the hollowness of the head, of the neck, of the arms, of the chest, and the like, until the complete hollowness becomes clear. Then the yogi should visualize his body in different sizes—small as a mustard seed, or large as the whole Universe, but all hollow within. He should practice this with great diligence until the vision of the hollow body becomes extremely clear.

Their instructions and rituals are available in other sources. The main practice of the Six Yogas is set forth as follows: 1. Instructions on the Heat, or Dumo Yoga—the Foundation of the Path. 2. Instructions on the Illusory-Body Yoga—the Reli­ ance of the Path. 3. Instructions on the Dream Yoga—the Yardstick of the Path. 4. Instructions on the Light Yoga—the Essence of the Path. 5. Instructions on the Bardo Yoga—that which is met on the Path. 6. Instructions on the Transformation Yoga—the Core of the Path.

This book is unavailable at the present time, either in Tibetan, or in English translation. ] Now, to build a good foundation for Heat Yoga, the following practices should be stressed: Sit on the floor, cross the legs, put a high pillow under the hips, and tie a cotton belt to fasten the waist and knees to steady the body during meditation. A n Introduction to the Six Yogas of Naropa 63 Sitting in the “Seven-fold Seated Posture of Vairocana” as instructed before, the yogi may now practice the VaseBreathing exercise, but he should not do so when too full or too hungry, nor at noon or midnight.

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