Sayings Of Lord Siva

YOGA

The practice of Yoga quells all ailments, fevers and many other distressing ills.

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Yoga is enhanced by practice.

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Yoga is the fixation of the mind in me (Siva) along the path indicated by me, restraining other activities.

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O goddess, disciplining of the mind is far more excellent than many a horse-sacrifice. It is conducive to salvation. It is inaccessible to those who adhere to sensual objects.

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The Yoga that removes previous sins belongs only to the unattached that has conquered the group of sense organs by restraints and observances.

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Detachment gives birth to knowledge. Knowledge facilitates the functioning of Yoga.

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One conversant with Yoga, though fallen, is surely liberated. The following shall be carefully maintained. Mercy shall be practiced along with non-violence. Knowledge shall be acquired, Truth, non-stealing, faith in scriptures and God, self-restraint, teaching, studying, performing sacrifice, presiding over sacrifice, meditation, piety towards God and practice of knowledge.

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Due to my grace, the devotee conversant with Yoga eschews the bondage of the Karmas.

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The Yogin shall eschew both the merit and demerit (of Karmas).

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The traits of Yogins are ten namely, forbearance, quietude, contentment, truthfulness, non-stealing, celibacy, my knowledge, non-attachment to worldly objects, using Bhasma and refraining from too much adherence to all.

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He who, while living in this physical body, does not practice Yoga is living merely for the sake of sensual enjoyments.

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There are several paths of Yoga and several paths of knowledge, but without taking recourse to the five-syllable Mantra one cannot attain eternal bliss.

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