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Group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Wikipedia

  • Eastern philosophy

    Eastern philosophy or Asian philosophy includes the various philosophies that originated in East and South Asia, including Chinese philosophy, Indian philosophy (including Hindu philosophy, Jain philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, and Sikh philosophy), Japanese philosophy, Korean philosophy, and Vietnamese philosophy; all of these are dominant in East, South, and Southeast Asia. Indian philosophy refers to ancient philosophical traditions ('world views', 'teachings') of the Indian subcontinent. Wikipedia

  • Culture of India

    Heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, artifacts and technologies that originated in or are associated with the Indian subcontinent. The term also applies beyond India to countries and cultures whose histories are strongly connected to India by immigration, colonization, or influence, particularly in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Wikipedia

  • Advaita Vedanta

    School of Hindu philosophy, and is a classic system of spiritual realization in Indian tradition. Ultimately real, the phenomenal transient world is an illusory appearance of Brahman, and the true self, atman, is not different from ''Brahman. Wikipedia

  • Indian religions

    Indian religions, sometimes also termed Dharmic religions or Indic religions, are the religions that originated in the Indian subcontinent; namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. These religions are also all classified as Eastern religions. Wikipedia

  • Hindu philosophy encompasses the philosophies, world views and teachings that emerged in Ancient India. These include six systems (shad-darśana) – Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa and Vedanta. Wikipedia

  • Tantra

    Tantra (Sanskrit: तन्त्र, literally "loom, weave, warp") denotes the esoteric traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism that developed in India from the middle of the 1st millennium CE onwards. The term tantra, in the Indian traditions, also means any systematic broadly applicable "text, theory, system, method, instrument, technique or practice". Wikipedia

  • Tapas (Indian religions)

    Variety of austere spiritual practices in Indian religions. In Jainism, it means asceticism (austerities, body mortification); in Buddhism, it denotes spiritual practices including meditation and self-discipline; and in the different traditions within Hinduism it means a spectrum of practices ranging from asceticism, inner cleansing to self-discipline. Wikipedia

  • Meditation

    Practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state. Scholars have found meditation elusive to define, as practices vary both between traditions and within them. Wikipedia

  • Vedas

    The Vedas (Sanskrit: वेदः , "knowledge") are a large body of religious texts originating in ancient India. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Wikipedia

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

    Collection of Sanskrit sutras on the theory and practice of yoga - 195 sutras (according to Vyāsa and Krishnamacharya) and 196 sutras (according to other scholars including BKS Iyengar). Compiled sometime between 500 BC and AD400 by the sage Patanjali in India who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from much older traditions. Wikipedia

  • Kapila

    Given name of different individuals in ancient and medieval Indian texts, of which the most well known is the founder of the Samkhya school of Hindu philosophy. Considered a Vedic sage, estimated to have lived in the 6th-century BCE, or the 7th-century BCE. Wikipedia

  • Mantra

    Sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have religious, magical or spiritual powers. Some mantras have a syntactic structure and literal meaning, while others do not. Wikipedia

  • Baba Hari Dass

    Yoga master, a silent monk, and a commentator of Indian scriptural tradition of Dharma and Moksha. Classically trained in Ashtanga Yoga – Raja Yoga of Patanjali , as well as Kriya Yoga, Ayurveda, Samkhya, Tantra Yoga, Vedanta, and Sanskrit. Wikipedia

  • This page lists some links to ancient philosophy, namely philosophical thought extending as far as early post-classical history (c. 600 CE). Wikipedia

  • Irreligion in India

    Atheism and agnosticism have a long history in India and flourished within the Śramaṇa movement. Indian religions like Jainism and Buddhism consider atheism to be acceptable. Wikipedia

  • Yoga in the United States

    Statement of the Hindu philosophy behind yoga, and Henry David Thoreau, and starting in earnest with the Hindu leader Vivekananda's visit from India in 1893; he presented yoga as a spiritual path without postures , very different from modern yoga as exercise. Two other early figures, however, the women's rights advocate Ida C. Craddock and the businessman and occultist Pierre Bernard, created their own interpretations of yoga, based on tantra and oriented to physical pleasure. Wikipedia

  • Indian philosophy

    Indian philosophy refers to philosophical traditions which developed in the Indian subcontinent. Modern scholars generally divide the field between "Hindu Philosophy" (also known as "Vedic Philosophy") and non-Hindu traditions such as Buddhist Philosophy and Jain Philosophy. Wikipedia

  • India

    India (Hindi: Bhārat), officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), – "Official name: Republic of India."; – "Official name: Republic of India; Bharat Ganarajya (Hindi)"; Wikipedia

  • Om

    Sacred sound and a spiritual symbol in Indian religions. It signifies the essence of the ultimate reality, consciousness or Atman. Wikipedia

  • Patanjali

    Sage in ancient India, thought to be the author of a number of Sanskrit works. The greatest of these are the Yoga Sutras, a classical yoga text. Wikipedia

  • Lotus position

    Cross-legged sitting meditation pose from ancient India, in which each foot is placed on the opposite thigh. Ancient asana in yoga, predating hatha yoga, and is widely used for meditation in Hindu, Tantra, Jain, and Buddhist traditions. Wikipedia

  • Ahimsa

    Ancient Indian principle of nonviolence which applies to all living beings. Key virtue in Jainism, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. Wikipedia

  • Glossary of spirituality-related terms. Closely linked to religion. Wikipedia

  • Integral part of most schools of Hinduism although there is a wide variety of practices and beliefs that have changed over time because with the spiritual practices satvik food is more recommended by saints. By one estimate, 30% of all Hindus are ovo-lacto vegetarians. Wikipedia

  • Nondualism

    In spirituality, nondualism, also called non-duality, means "not two" or "one undivided without a second". Described as "centerless" and "without dichotomies". Wikipedia

  • History of Bihar

    One of the most varied in India. Bihar consists of three distinct regions, each has its own distinct history and culture. Wikipedia

  • Postural yoga in India

    Mainly meditational practice; it has spread across the world and returned to the Indian subcontinent in different forms. The ancient Yoga Sutras of Patanjali mention yoga postures, asanas, only briefly, as meditation seats. Wikipedia

  • Magadha

    Ancient Indian kingdom in southern Bihar, and was counted as one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas of ancient India. Important role in the development of Jainism and Buddhism, and two of India's greatest empires, the Maurya Empire and Gupta Empire, originated in Magadha. Wikipedia

  • Reincarnation

    Philosophical or religious belief that the non-physical essence of a living being begins a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death. Similar process hypothesized by some religions, in which a soul comes back to life in the same body. Wikipedia


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  • Likewise, Buddhist practices were influential in the early development of Indian Yoga.Buddhism-Wikipedia
  • The text, states David Gordon White, served as a reference on Yoga for medieval era Advaita Vedanta scholars.Rama-Wikipedia
  • Shiva is a pan-Hindu god and Shaivism ideas on Yoga and as the god of performance arts (Nataraja) have been influential on all traditions of Hinduism.Shaivism-Wikipedia
  • In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince and elaborates on different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies.Mahabharata-Wikipedia
  • Offerings of fruits, leaves, sweets and milk to Shiva are made, some perform all-day fasting with vedic or tantric worship of Shiva, and some perform meditative Yoga.Maha Shivaratri-Wikipedia
  • It is observed by reciting Shiva-related poems, chanting prayers, remembering Shiva, fasting, doing Yoga and meditating on ethics and virtues such as self-restraint, honesty, noninjury to others, forgiveness, introspection, self-repentance and the discovery of Shiva.Shiva-Wikipedia

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