How to establish the essential basis for an effective meditation practice. Includes an overview of the ten non-virtuous actions, their karmic consequences, and how to disempower karmic tendencies and turn ones life towards positive results.
Hinduism: Patanjali's Raja Yoga is generally termed the Ashtanga Yoga or the Yoga of Eight Limbs, through the practice of which freedom is achieved. These eight limbs are:
1. Yama or Eternal Vows: • Ahimsa (non-violence) • Satya (truth) • Asteya (non-stealing) • Brahmacharya (continence) and • Aparigraha (non-avariciousness);
2. Niyama or Observances: • Saucha (purity) • Santosha (contentment) • Tapas (austerities) • Svadhyaya (study) and • Ishvarapranidhana (surrender to God);
3. Asana (firm, comfortable meditative posture);
4. Pranayama (the regulation of the Vital Force);
5. Pratyahara (abstraction of the senses and mind from objects);
6. Dharana (concentration);
7. Dhyana (meditation); and
8. Samadhi (superconscious state or trance)
Tibetan Buddhism: Ten non-virtuous actions:
- Sexual Misconduct
- Divisive Speech
- Hurtful Speech
- Idle Chatter
- Holding wrong views
The Four Powers
- The power of eradication
- The power of applying remedies
- The power of turning away from faults
- The power of the foundation
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