A Treatise on the Yoga Philosophy

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Recorder P., 1851 - 62 pages
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Page 49 - a Yogin is insensible to heat and cold, to pleasure and pain : he is insensible to blows and wounds, to the effects of fire ; he is the same in prosperity and adversity ; he enjoys an ecstatic condition. He is free from lust, fear, and anger ; he is disengaged from all works. He is not affected by honour and dishonour. He looks upon gold, iron, and stones with the same unconcerned eyes. He is the same in love and in hatred ; he is the same amongst friends and enemies.
Page 7 - St. Anthony lived 105 years; James the Hermit, 104; Arsenius, tutor of the Emperor Arcadius, 120 ; St. Epiphanius, 115 ; Simeon the Stylite, 112 ; and Homauld, 120 : to which are added many others.
Page 57 - He was taken out in a perfectly senseless state, his eyes closed, his hands cramped and powerless, his stomach shrunk very much, and his teeth jammed so fast together that they were forced to open his mouth with an iron instrument to pour a little water down his throat. He gradually recovered his senses and the use of his limbs; and when we went to see him...
Page 57 - ... believe a little earth was plastered over the whole, so as to make the surface of the grave smooth and compact.
Page 52 - They have a method of burying their tongue in the throat, in such a way as to produce suffocation. A friend of mine was passing when a slave was tied up and flogged. After a few lashes, he hung his head apparently lifeless; and when taken down he was actually dead, and his tongue found wedged in the oesophagus so as completely to close the trachea.
Page 56 - I could not feel any pulsation at the wrist, though the temperature of the body was much above the natural standard of health. The legs and arms being extended, and the eyelids raised, the former were well rubbed, and a little ghee was applied to the latter ; the eyeballs presented a dim diffused appearance, like those of a corpse.
Page 55 - The latter was found covered with a white sheet, on removing which, the figure of the man presented itself in a sitting posture. His hands and arms were pressed to his sides, and his legs and thighs crossed.
Page 55 - For this purpose the fakir was shut up in a wooden box, which was placed in a small apartment below the middle of the ground ; there was a folding door to his box, which was secured by a lock and key. Surrounding this apartment, there was the garden-house, the door of which was likewise locked, and outside the whole a high wall, having its doorway built up with bricks and mud. In order to prevent any one from approaching the place, a line of sentries was placed and relieved at regular intervals....
Page 6 - The cooling, of the body, by whatever cause it may be produced, increases the amount of food necessary. The mere exposure to the open air, in a carriage or on the deck of 'a ship, by increasing radiation and vaporization, increases the loss of heat, and compels us to eat more than usual.
Page 30 - Padmdsana the same treatise says, that it consists in placing the left foot upon the right thigh, and the right foot upon the left thigh, in holding with the right hand the right great toe, and with the left hand the left great toe, the hands coming from behind the back and crossing each other ; while the chin, rests on the interclavicular space, and the sight is fixed on the tip of the nose. When the command of such postures is attained, Patanjali says, the Yogin does not suffer either from cold...

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