The Yogic View of Consciousness 30: The Ingredients of Samadhi

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YVC 30 cover-1There are natural experiences that resemble various facets of samadhi. Some of these happen when we are awake, others happen when we sleep. We consider these here and construct an ingredients list for samadhi.

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The Yogic View of Consciousness 9: Framework for Understanding the Bindu

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Cover FS 04Here we present essential background information before diving into the bindu.  We review the yogic cosmology on which understanding the bindu is based. We discuss the essential yogic method – pratiprasava – which allows one to discover the cosmos described by yoga.

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What is Science? Part 10: Everything in the world is a network of unintelligible relations

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“They decided to establish an academy in Lagado to develop new theories on agriculture and construction and to initiate projects to improve the lives of the city’s inhabitants…”

 

Summary: Part 10 closes out the essay by elaborating on the relationship between consciousness and power and discusses the opposite ways that power is used by scientists and yogis.

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Monads, Planes, and Levels of Understanding

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Levels of Understanding

Understanding that the planes exist helps us better understand Leibniz’ monads. To appreciate this claim, let’s back out and consider a broader perspective.  Frank Visser, founder of the Integral World website, gives us a very useful categorization about the views of human nature.  He breaks these down into how many levels are present in the intellectual scheme.

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