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Yoga's forgotten foundation : twenty timeless keys to your divine destiny
Subramuniya, Master.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Kapaa, HI, USA : Himalayan Academy, [2004]

Physical Description:
xxi, 199 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
General Note:
Title also in Sanskrit.

"Siddha collection"--P. 4 of cover.

"Ancient secrets from the yoga tradition for building good character and self-discipline, the seldom-taught but essential first steps for knowing God within."--Cover.

Includes index.
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B132.Y6 S78 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Yoga is not just a physical discipline, says the late guru Subramuniyaswami, founder of the Himalayan Academy, author of How to Become a Hindu and a tireless leader in the establishment of Hinduism in the West. Yoga, he says, is a comprehensive and transformative spiritual program for wholeness and inner peace. He outlines 10 yamas (restraints) that lead to happiness, including non-harming, patience, compassion, purity and a moderate appetite. He also outlines 10 niyamas (observances), such as tithing, chanting mantras, studying scripture, seeking serenity and showing remorse for misdeeds. The book is highly practical, with specific suggestions for keeping each yama and niyama. Full-color illustrations are sprinkled throughout the book to demonstrate the various principles. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

The late Subramuniyaswami was a Hindu satguru, or enlightened teacher, and founder of the Kauai monastery, the Himalayan Academy, and the journal Hinduism Today. In this book, a transcription of dictations given to his followers in 1990, Subramuniyaswami seeks to explain the Hindu code of conduct as exemplified in an ancient Tamil text, the Tirumanturam. In this scheme, the ten yamas, or restraints, offer guidelines for controlling one's base instinctive nature, and the ten niyamas, or unleashings, show how positive actions, such as generous giving, can express refined qualities of the soul. Living one's life according to these 20 principles is conducive to spiritual progress and a harmonious life. The book is nicely designed, with a useful glossary and index. The language is clear and simple, even though peppered with Sanskrit terms, and the paintings that introduce each chapter have a naive charm that complements the text. Not an essential title, but a better choice than many of the New Age and pop psychology titles that abound these days.-Mark Woodhouse, Elmira Coll. Lib., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.