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Presentation made in 2009 at International Vedic Convention , Delhi , India
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10/09/1310/09/13 updatedupdated @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionTradition 11 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle by Acharya Girish Jha in 2003by Acharya Girish Jha in 2003 contact www.girishjha.org or info@girishjha.org PresentationPresentation AtAt International VedicInternational Vedic ConventionConvention IndiaIndia

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 22 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle शरणे सतगुरचरणमशरणे सतगुरचरणम !! वनदे सतगुरचरणवनदे सतगुरचरण!!!! ByBy Girish JhaGirish Jha Professor and Director , USAProfessor and Director , USA contact www.girishjha.org or info@girishjha.org नेहािभकमनाशोिसत पतयवायो न िवधतेनेहािभकमनाशोिसत पतयवायो न िवधतेII सवलपमपयस धमरसय तायते महतो भयातसवलपमपयस धमरसय तायते महतो भयात IIII “In this path, no effort is ever lost and no obstacle prevails, even a little of this righteousness saves from great fear.” L. Krishna, Bhagvad Gita (II – 40) contact www.girishjha.org or info@girishjha.org

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 33 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle Aspirations of Modern Man & AncientAspirations of Modern Man & Ancient SeersSeers  Health, Harmony and HappinessHealth, Harmony and Happiness  PPSS ( Personal, Professional, Social and Spiritual)PPSS ( Personal, Professional, Social and Spiritual) ExcellenceExcellence  PPS( Peace, Prosperity and Prosperity)PPS( Peace, Prosperity and Prosperity) Yoga and Veda Lifestyle seeks more ----Yoga and Veda Lifestyle seeks more ----  SatChitAnandaSatChitAnanda  Becoming - Eternal, Infinite, All pervadingBecoming - Eternal, Infinite, All pervading  Becoming –Satya-Bodh-Jnana-Prem-AnandaBecoming –Satya-Bodh-Jnana-Prem-Ananda

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 44 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle Experiment-Experience –ExpressionsExperiment-Experience –Expressions -I-I MovementMovement –– Dance – R.K. Paamhansa, SwamiDance – R.K. Paamhansa, Swami PrabhupadaPrabhupada ThoughtThought –– vision, Intuition – S. Vivekananda. Sri.vision, Intuition – S. Vivekananda. Sri. AurobindoAurobindo StillnessStillness ––Living sculpture – Lord Buddha. L. MahavirLiving sculpture – Lord Buddha. L. Mahavir FeelingFeeling –– Infinite love – Meera, Radha, R.K.Infinite love – Meera, Radha, R.K. ParamhansaParamhansa A state of beingA state of being –– Choiceless Awareness – J.Choiceless Awareness – J. Krishnamurthy, Maharshi Raman –AstavakraKrishnamurthy, Maharshi Raman –Astavakra SingingSinging –– A sacred utterance Chaitnya Mahaprabhu,A sacred utterance Chaitnya Mahaprabhu,

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 55 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle Experiment-Experience Expressions -IIExperiment-Experience Expressions -II  SpeakingSpeaking – Prayerorpoetry – Tulsidas, Kabir– Prayerorpoetry – Tulsidas, Kabir  BodyBody – Supernatural powers – Sai Baba– Supernatural powers – Sai Baba Gorakhnath, Matsyendra, J. Christ.Gorakhnath, Matsyendra, J. Christ.  Ordinary life activitiesOrdinary life activities – Rituals ForDivine -Kabir– Rituals ForDivine -Kabir Astavakra, L. JanakaAstavakra, L. Janaka  Action – Divine ActionAction – Divine Action – L. Krishna,– L. Krishna,  Social values – MoralitySocial values – Morality – L. Rama– L. Rama  Departure from worldDeparture from world – SatChitAnanda,– SatChitAnanda, ShankaracharyaShankaracharya

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 66 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle Understanding Sadhana or Lifestyle -IUnderstanding Sadhana or Lifestyle -I  Something common in all mastersSomething common in all masters  Something similar realizations may not be identical inSomething similar realizations may not be identical in outer expressions and experiences.outer expressions and experiences.  Sadhana outwardly appears totally different but goalSadhana outwardly appears totally different but goal remains the sameremains the same  Discovery within – a state , a being within , anDiscovery within – a state , a being within , an experienceexperience  Outer manifestations are different but inner experiencesOuter manifestations are different but inner experiences are same.are same.

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 77 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle Understanding Sadhana or Lifestyle –IIUnderstanding Sadhana or Lifestyle –II  Matter Based Approach is what modernMatter Based Approach is what modern man followsman follows  Consciousness Based Approach what ourConsciousness Based Approach what our spiritual & Yoga masters followed.spiritual & Yoga masters followed.  Matter- complex matter-Protoplasm-Life-Matter- complex matter-Protoplasm-Life- cell-organs-system- mancell-organs-system- man  Consciousness- SatChitAnanda……TruthConsciousness- SatChitAnanda……Truth Consciousness….Mind…..Life…..MatterConsciousness….Mind…..Life…..Matter

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 88 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle  Understanding Sadhana or Lifestyle –IIIUnderstanding Sadhana or Lifestyle –III  Consciousness is the ultimate reality  Consciousness extends itself to Sat-Chit- Ananda –SatChitAnanda  Consciousness created and entered what it created –involution  After SatChitAnanda – Truth Consciousness –Mind-Life-Matter  Human Being – Body-Life-Mind-Self

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 99 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle  Sciencewonderful but psychology deplorable.Sciencewonderful but psychology deplorable.  Ageof anxiety – stressand SIDAgeof anxiety – stressand SID age– agereductionismage– agereductionism  Problem of existence– body, life, mind, Inner poverty and outer richesProblem of existence– body, life, mind, Inner poverty and outer riches  Man hasgonetoo far from oneself -Matter – life– mind – obscure.Man hasgonetoo far from oneself -Matter – life– mind – obscure.  Outer reachesOuter reaches  Can buy luxuriesbut not thepeaceCan buy luxuriesbut not thepeace  Can buy medicinesbut not thehealthCan buy medicinesbut not thehealth  Can reducesorrowsbut can’t bringAnandaCan reducesorrowsbut can’t bringAnanda  A long lists……………….of LEAPA long lists……………….of LEAP Love, Energy, Awareness, PeaceetcLove, Energy, Awareness, Peaceetc Problemsof harmonyProblemsof harmony  At physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual andAt physical, mental, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual levels-to bediscovered withinspiritual levels-to bediscovered within

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1010 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle Discovery Within is the wayDiscovery Within is the way Self consciousfinding isYoga----applied VedaSelf consciousfinding isYoga----applied Veda  Discovery of one’sessential nature– Yoga.Discovery of one’sessential nature– Yoga.  Essential Natureis astateof self perfection.Essential Natureis astateof self perfection.  Harmony iswithin needsto bediscovered.Harmony iswithin needsto bediscovered.  Self iswithin, Oneiswithin Self, Self isall.Self iswithin, Oneiswithin Self, Self isall.  Unitary consciousness– Divine–SatChitAnandaUnitary consciousness– Divine–SatChitAnanda  Awakensto experienceof wholenessof lifeAwakensto experienceof wholenessof life

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1111 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle Yogaand Vedic Paradigm of Life- Assertion of lifebeyond mindAssertion of lifebeyond mind  Matter–life–mind……………Matter–life–mind……………  Material kingdom – Plant Kingdom – Animal KingdomMaterial kingdom – Plant Kingdom – Animal Kingdom and beyond……...and beyond……...  Sat + Life+ Consciousness+ Self Consciousness+Sat + Life+ Consciousness+ Self Consciousness+ Anandaor Bliss--- SatChitAnanda.Anandaor Bliss--- SatChitAnanda.  Lifewasevolved out of Matter. Mind evolved out ofLifewasevolved out of Matter. Mind evolved out of Life. what ?……evolveout of mind?----Self istheLife. what ?……evolveout of mind?----Self isthe answer by Yogaand Vedaanswer by Yogaand Veda  Self Discovery isthewaySelf Discovery istheway

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1212 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle  Guided by 5 eternal principles– truth, awareness,Guided by 5 eternal principles– truth, awareness, Jnanaor absoluteknowledgeblissand love.Jnanaor absoluteknowledgeblissand love.  Scienceand technology of living, moving and actingScienceand technology of living, moving and acting in Equanimity and Skill in action.in Equanimity and Skill in action.  Individual, universal and transcendentalIndividual, universal and transcendental consciousnessare thefoundations.consciousnessare thefoundations.  Union of individual and transcendentalUnion of individual and transcendental consciousness.consciousness.  Self perfection - Discovery of one’sown essentialSelf perfection - Discovery of one’sown essential nature.nature.

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1313 Yoga and Vedic LifestyleYoga and Vedic Lifestyle  Extension in life– aim, career, motivations, preferences.Extension in life– aim, career, motivations, preferences.  Expansion of life– Awakening to self within, and living,Expansion of life– Awakening to self within, and living, moving and acting with referenceto self.moving and acting with referenceto self.  Inner Discovery for Outer Lifeof PPSSexcellenceInner Discovery for Outer Lifeof PPSSexcellence  Inner Awakening for PPSInner Awakening for PPS  Constant awarenessof Self within to shapeextension inConstant awarenessof Self within to shapeextension in life.life.  Balancing theright hemisphereand left hemisphereofBalancing theright hemisphereand left hemisphereof brain.brain. contact www.girishjha.org or info@girishjha.orgcontact www.girishjha.org or info@girishjha.org

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1414 Yoga and Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-IYoga and Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-I Four Veda - four livesFour Veda - four lives  Brahmchari- recites and practice ideals of life fromBrahmchari- recites and practice ideals of life from SamhitasSamhitas  Grahastha - recites and follows ceremonies fromGrahastha - recites and follows ceremonies from Brahman scripturesBrahman scriptures  Vanprashtha - recites and practice of spiritualVanprashtha - recites and practice of spiritual teachings by sacrifices from Aryanakateachings by sacrifices from Aryanaka  Sannyasa- meditation on the supreme TruthSannyasa- meditation on the supreme Truth which cannot be attained by reasoning andwhich cannot be attained by reasoning and discussions from Upanishadsdiscussions from Upanishads

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1515 Yoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VYoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-V  Dharma (right conduct)Dharma (right conduct)  Artha (wealth) andArtha (wealth) and  Kama (Worldly Desires including sex, powerKama (Worldly Desires including sex, power and fame)and fame) the first three of `Purusharthas”- the fourthe first three of `Purusharthas”- the four desirable achievements of a human being.desirable achievements of a human being.  Moksha (liberation) which is attained throughMoksha (liberation) which is attained through Upanishads- the later parts of Vedas (calledUpanishads- the later parts of Vedas (called vedanta ).vedanta ).

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1616 Yoga and Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-IIYoga and Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-II Mental Transformation is the way –Patanjali WayMental Transformation is the way –Patanjali Way  Five Subjective statesFive Subjective states –Wandering,–Wandering, Occasionally Steady, Forgetfulness,Occasionally Steady, Forgetfulness, One pointed and Totally empty mindOne pointed and Totally empty mind  Five Objective States-Five Objective States- Right perception,Right perception, Wrong Perception, Imagination, SleepWrong Perception, Imagination, Sleep and Memoryand Memory  Permutations and combinationsPermutations and combinations – Animal Life,– Animal Life, Material life, Mental Progressive life, Spiritual Life ofMaterial life, Mental Progressive life, Spiritual Life of perfection –Health, Harmony and Happiness.perfection –Health, Harmony and Happiness.

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1717 Yoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-IIIYoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-III  MeditationMeditation:: BrahmmuhurtaBrahmmuhurta  Dietetic DisciplineDietetic Discipline:: Take Sattvic food. Observe moderation inTake Sattvic food. Observe moderation in diet (Mitahara). Offering, Time and quality and quantitydiet (Mitahara). Offering, Time and quality and quantity  SwadhayaSwadhaya:: study of Vedic literatures, Self -introspection forstudy of Vedic literatures, Self -introspection for discovering the truthdiscovering the truth  Energy CultivationEnergy Cultivation:: Observe silence, Pranayama PracticeObserve silence, Pranayama Practice daily, regulating life to prevent dissipation of energy.daily, regulating life to prevent dissipation of energy.  Ethical CultureEthical Culture:: Speak the Truth. Speak little. Speak kindly.Speak the Truth. Speak little. Speak kindly. Speak sweetly. Do not injure anyone in thought, word or deed.Speak sweetly. Do not injure anyone in thought, word or deed. Be kind to all. Be sincere, straightforward and open-hearted inBe kind to all. Be sincere, straightforward and open-hearted in your talks and dealings. Control fits of anger by serenity,your talks and dealings. Control fits of anger by serenity, patience, love, mercy and tolerance. Forget and forgive.patience, love, mercy and tolerance. Forget and forgive.

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1818 Yoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-IVYoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-IV Sri Aurobindo’s ViewSri Aurobindo’s View  Body is fully evolved –The physical EvolutionBody is fully evolved –The physical Evolution  The mind is evolving –rudimentary in plants,The mind is evolving –rudimentary in plants, the animal mind in animals and rational inthe animal mind in animals and rational in man-still evolvingman-still evolving  To Be evolved into Self beyond mindTo Be evolved into Self beyond mind  consciously entering within to discover whatconsciously entering within to discover what lies behind mind and its contents –Truthlies behind mind and its contents –Truth Consciousness-SatChitAnanda –SpiritualConsciousness-SatChitAnanda –Spiritual EvolutionEvolution

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 1919 Yoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VIYoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VI Patanajali Astang YogaPatanajali Astang Yoga  Yama and Niyama –Yama and Niyama –  Asana and PranayamaAsana and Pranayama  Pratyahara – senses withdrawal or silencing thePratyahara – senses withdrawal or silencing the surface mindsurface mind  Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi-Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi-  A process of moving or evolving from InertiaA process of moving or evolving from Inertia (Unconsciousness) —Impulses( Sensations) –(Unconsciousness) —Impulses( Sensations) – Instincts (Pleasures)-Intellect (Happiness) –IntuitionInstincts (Pleasures)-Intellect (Happiness) –Intuition (Bliss)(Bliss)

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 2020 Yoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VIYoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VI Holistic Living is Yogic and Vedic LifestyleHolistic Living is Yogic and Vedic Lifestyle  Physical , Emotional, Mental, Social &Physical , Emotional, Mental, Social & Spiritual Well BeingSpiritual Well Being  Consciousness Based approach begins itsConsciousness Based approach begins its journey with a paradigm to evolve into a beingjourney with a paradigm to evolve into a being beyond mind i.e. Self while integrating lowerbeyond mind i.e. Self while integrating lower layers of existence ( Physical, emotional,layers of existence ( Physical, emotional, mental, social )mental, social )

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 2121 Yoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VIIYoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VII Constant awareness in lifeConstant awareness in life  Movement from falsehood ( Duality,Movement from falsehood ( Duality, limitations ) to Truth (integrated , organized )limitations ) to Truth (integrated , organized ) LifeLife  Movement from Ignorance (Unconsciousness)Movement from Ignorance (Unconsciousness) to Knowledge ( Higher consciousness)to Knowledge ( Higher consciousness)  Movement from Mortality ( Limitations ofMovement from Mortality ( Limitations of body) to Immortality ( consciousness –eternal,body) to Immortality ( consciousness –eternal, infinite and Ananda )infinite and Ananda )

10/09/1310/09/13 @copyright Girish Jha and Authentic@copyright Girish Jha and Authentic Yoga TraditionYoga Tradition 2222 Yoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VIYoga & Vedic Lifestyle-Practice-VI Let every be happyLet every be happy Let everyone be healthyLet everyone be healthy Let everyone be blessedLet everyone be blessed Let none have miseries in lifeLet none have miseries in life Let there be peace, peace and peaceLet there be peace, peace and peace

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