Mahabharata : Yoga and Yogi
Mahabharata : Yoga and Yogi is a compilation of the contents appearing in the great epic Mahabharata on the topics of Gains of yoga, Types of yogas, Yoga bala, Practice of yoga, Hurdles to siddhi in yoga, Characteristics of Yogis, Types of yogis, Yogis, their practices & siddhis, Yoga & Atma-sakshatkara/moksha, Indicators of imminent death of yogis, Creation is Sri Hari’s maya yoga and Jeevatma, Paramatma & states of yoga. The contents are from Mahabharata excluding Bhagavad Gita. These are the key concepts of Hindu philosophy or adhyatma shaastra. Mahabharata has extensive discussions on these topics. Serious readers are encouraged to read the Mahabharata-Spectroscope mentioned below.
For the sake of limiting the size of the document the compilation is not exhaustive in the sense that every para appearing in the great epic is not included here. But still most of the key or representative passages have been included. The contents may repeat in different forms across passages. Still they are included because some may bring more clarity than others and add to the emphasis or importance.
The contents are grouped in to topics and sub topics for easy access & readability.
I have extracted these contents from my other comprehensive & unique work on Mahabharata called Mahabharata–Spectroscope. Whereas the material in that was included in the order in which it appears in the original epic, in this compilation I have grouped them by meaningful Topics & Sub-topics thus making it much more useful to the student/scholar of this subject.
I hope the readers will find the document of some use in their study on these topics. Any feedback is welcome.
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For other Topic based compilations from Mahabharata see under Menus ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘More Compilations’