[Advaita-l] Sankhya and Yoga can give Moksha?

sriram srirudra at vsnl.com
Mon May 7 11:23:09 CDT 2012

Yoga is about disciplining the mind.To achieve this there are many methods 
of which asanas,pranayamam-breath control-dhyana practices are 
recommended.Discipline of the mind is very difficult to achieve.Abhyasam and 
Vairagyam are the corner stones for this.These two are obtainable by the 
other methods like asanas,dhyanam,pranayamam etc.This is my 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Venkatesh Murthy" <vmurthy36 at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Sankhya and Yoga can give Moksha?

> Namaste Sri Vidyasankar
> One question about Yoga practice is bothering me very much. This is a
> practical question about Asanas, Pranayama, breath control. Kindly
> answer -
> What is the correct position-s of Scholars? Multiple choices may be 
> correct.
> A  Yoga practice like Asanas, Pranayama Meditation is absolutely a
> must for Brahmins doing Advaita Sadhana.
> B  Yoga practice is good and helpful but not absolutely a must for
> success in Advaita Jnana Marga.
> C Yoga practice is not necessary. It is irrelevant for Advaita Jnana 
> Marga.
> D  It depends on Prarabdha. For some people in Advaita Marga Yoga
> practice is absolutely a must. For other people it is not at all
> necessary. For other people it helps them.
> E  Yoga practice is helpful in beginning stages but not in advanced
> stages of Advaita Sadhana.
> F Yoga practice is helpful in advanced stages but not beginning stages.
> G Yoga practice is necessary for Sannyasis but not for Gruhasthas.
> H Yoga practice is necessary for Gruhasthas but not Sannyasis.
> I Yoga Practice is necessary for all Ashramas.
> J  Yoga practice is helpful for Brahmins to do Nitya Karmas properly.
> In beginning of Sandhyavandana, Puja and others there is Acamana and
> Pranayama.
> K Yoga practice is helpful for Mental Concentration. To study Advaita
> it is useful.
> L Yoga practice is helpful only for Sattvic Diet people. If they are
> eating Non Veg and taking Drinks it will not help.
> On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 1:04 AM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan
> <svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> When Gita is saying Sankya and Yoga it is not always the Sankhya and
>>> Yoga Darshanas but may be different.
>>> It is appearing Sankhya and Yoga are used in with many meanings. It is
>>> good to give a list of all meanings for Sankhya and Yoga.
>> Yes, there are multiple meanings in which these terms are used. However,
>> merely listing the possible meanings is not going to be of any use. What 
>> is
>> more important is to understand the context in which a particular meaning
>> applies. When someone posts with specific quotations and translations 
>> from
>> one of the texts, what they are providing is that context.
>> If you pay close attention to the details, these questions will not 
>> arise.
>> Regards,
>> Vidyasankar
> -- 
> Regards
> -Venkatesh
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