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Amanaska Yoga Quotes And Teachings

A collection of quotes and teachings from Amanaska Yoga.

Always leave behind the material, the mental and the troublesome. Always turn to that which is stainless, beyond the mind and beyond appearance.

Some who are full of pride (although) knowing a multitude of Shastras, do not know the teaching, and (would not know it) even through hundreds of texts.

The tree of the mundane world will fall when the root(s) of the mind are uprooted by the yogi who grows strong through the nectar of equanimity.

The knower of the highest reality knows that the highest reality is beyond the duality of existence and non-existence; (it) passes beyond (both) sleep and wakefulness (and) is free from life and death.

Putting on ochre garments, holding a skull, plucking out strands of hair, maintaining heretical observances, ashes, an ascetics clothes (and) dreadlocks; intoxication, nakedness (and) conferences on the poetry of the Vedas, Tantras etc in assemblies... All (this) is exerting oneself for the sake of filling the stomach (and) is not the cause of the highest (good).

The mind indeed is the cause of liberation and bondage of men. The mind that clings to sense objects (leads) to bondage; the mind free from sense objects (leads) to liberation.

When (the yogi) is freed from sense objects, knowledge of an external (world) does not exist. And when knowledge of an external (world) has disappeared, then the yogi becomes equable with all things.

Just as ghee merged in ghee is devoid of separateness from ghee, so the yogi, merged in the highest reality, does not experience a state of separateness.

Amanaska Yoga - Amanaska Yoga is a dialogue between Shiva and Sage Vamadeva. 

Source - The Amanaska Yoga A Critical Edition, Translation and Study by Jason Birch