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Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 27 Feb 2010 15:26 and updated at 13 May 2010 14:04

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.1.41 The mystery which is threefold, the Vedas, Yoga, and Vijnana Dharma, Artha, and Kama, also various books upon the subject of Dharma, Artha, and Kama; also rules for the conduct of mankind; also histories and discourses with various srutis; all of which having been seen by the Rishi Vyasa are here in due order mentioned as a specimen of the book.
Mbh.1.2.420 Then the exhibition by Krishna, before the assembled Rajas, of his Yoga powers upon learning the evil counsels of Duryodhana and Karna; then Krishna's taking Karna in his chariot and his tendering to him of advice, and Karna's rejection of the same from pride.
Mbh.1.92.5026 While they that devote themselves to Yoga meditation take time to acquire the same knowledge, for it is by practice alone that these latter divest themselves of the consciousness of quality.
Mbh.1.92.5028 Then again if the person devoted to Yoga find not sufficient time in one life to attain success, being led astray by the attractions of the world, in his next life he is benefited by the progress already achieved, for he devoteth himself regretfully to the pursuit of success.
Mbh.1.92.5035 Piety which is dependent on action that proceedeth not from the desire of fruit, is, in case of such men Yoga itself'
Mbh.1.92.5069 Yayati answered, O monarch, no king of equal energy should ever desire to receive as gift the religious merits of another king acquired by Yoga austerities.
Mbh.1.128.6831 Go thou then into the forest, and devote thyself to contemplation through Yoga.
Mbh.2.5.129 He was master of both the Sankhya and Yoga systems of philosophy, ever desirous of humbling the celestials and Asuras by fomenting quarrels among them, conversant with the sciences of war and treaty, proficient in drawing conclusions by judging of things not within direct ken, as also in the six sciences of treaty, war, military campaigns, maintenance of posts against the enemy and stratagems by ambuscades and reserves.
Mbh.2.11.436 And Agastya of great energy, and Markandeya, of great ascetic power, and Jamadagni and Bharadwaja, and Samvarta, and Chyavana, and exalted Durvasa, and the virtuous Rishyasringa, the illustrious Sanatkumara of great ascetic merit and the preceptor in all matters affecting Yoga; Asita and Devala, and Jaigishavya acquainted with truth; Rishava, Ajitasatru, and Mani of great energy; and the Science of healing with its eight branches, all in their personified forms, O Bharata; the moon with all the stars and the stellar conjunctions; Aditya with all his rays; the winds; the Sacrifices, the Declarations of purpose in sacrifices, the Vital principles, these illustrious and vow-observing beings in their personified forms, and many others too numerous to mention, attend all upon Brahma in that mansion.
Mbh.3.82.4103 And, O king, in order to prevent disputes amongst those Rishis of subdued souls, the Lord of Yoga, by the help of his Yoga power, multiplied himself into ten million forms, and stood before every one of them.
Mbh.3.83.4322 There in that tirtha is the lord of Yoga, Sthanu himself, having for his vehicle the bull.
Mbh.3.106.5440 And being engaged in the practice of rigid austerities, and also employed in the contemplation known by the name of Yoga, he obtained the sight of the magnanimous god with three eyes, the slayer of the demon called Tripura; the worker of blessings for all beings; the eternally existent one; the ruling Being, the holder of the Pinaka bow; carrying in his hand his well-known weapon, the trident; the god of three eyes; the repository of eternal peace; the ruler of all those that are fierce; capable of assuming very many forms; and the lord of the goddess Uma.
Mbh.3.129.6576 This is the path which was followed by Richika's son, of unmeasured energy, who roamed over the earth, practising the Yoga rites in the river Raupya.
Mbh.3.162.8235 And, O Bharata, repairing thither, and attaining that universal Soul, the self-create and eternal God of gods, high-souled ones, of Yoga success, and free from ignorance and pride have not to return to this world.
Mbh.3.163.8265 And saying, Let us even here experience delight by joining without delay Arjuna accomplished in arms' those highly blessed Parthas became engaged in the practice of Yoga.
Mbh.3.182.9107 And they pay due homage to their preceptors and superiors and practise Yoga, are forgiving, continent and energetic and pious and are generally endowed with every virtue.
Mbh.3.202.10397 He who is the Source and Creator of the Universe, viz, the Eternal and unfading Vishnu, He who is called by Munis crowned with ascetic success as the Supreme Lord of the Universe, that Being of great holiness, then lay in Yoga sleep on the wide hood of the Snake Sesha of immeasurable energy, and the Creator of the Universe, that highly-blessed and holy Hari, knowing no deterioration, lay on the hood of that Snake encircling the whole Earth and as the Deity lay asleep on that bed, a lotus, endued with great beauty and effulgence equal unto that of the Sun, sprang from his navel.
Mbh.3.203.10447 And, O great king, the royal Kuvalaswa, filled with Yoga force, having extinguished those flames by the water that issued from his body, consumed that Daitya of wicked prowess with the celebrated weapon called Brahma for relieving the triple world of its fears, and the royal sage Kuvalaswa, having consumed that great Asura, that foe of the celestials and slayer of all enemies, by means of that weapon became like unto a second chief of the triple world and the high-souled king Kuvalaswa having slain the the Asura Dhundhu, became from that time known by the name of Dhundhumara and from that time he came to be regarded as invincible in battle, and the gods and the great Rishis who had come to witness that encounter were so far gratified with him that they addressed him saying, Ask thou a boon of us'
Mbh.3.212.10920 And as communion with Brahma cannot be taught to us, even by our spiritual preceptor, he only giving us a clue to the mystery, renunciation of the material world is called Yoga.
Mbh.3.220.11184 That divine spirit whose course is marked with black and white stains, who is the supporter of fire, and who, though free from sin, is the accomplisher of desired karma, whom the wise regard as a great Rishi, is the fire Kapila, the propounder of the Yoga system called Sankhya.
Mbh.3.259.12747 It is only those that are free from affection, and those free from pride, and those free from conflicting emotions, and those that have restrained their senses, and those given to contemplation and Yoga, that can repair thither'
Mbh.3.304.14927 And it was by Yoga power that he divided himself in twain, one of which continued to give heat, and the other appeared before Kunti.
Mbh.3.305.14996 And that ranger of the skies, that enemy of Swarbhanu, with soul absorbed in Yoga, entered into Kunti, and touched her on the navel.
Mbh.3.305.15004 And it was thus that deity of fierce rays, stupefying her, entered into her by virtue of Yoga power, and placed his own self within her womb.
Mbh.5.42.2292 Dhritarashtra said, In this world, some practise virtue, and some renounce action or Karma adopting what is called Sannyasa Yoga.
Mbh.5.42.2305 Sanat-sujata said, Those regenerate persons that take pride in their Yoga practices, like strong men in their own strength, departing hence, shine in the region of Brahman.
Mbh.6.3.175 Vaisampayana continued, O best of kings, thus addressed by his son Dhritarashtra, that prince of poets, the Muni Vyasa concentrated his mind in supreme Yoga.
Mbh.6.25.1116 Here ends the first lesson entitled Survey of Forces in the dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna of the Bhagavadgita, the essence of religion, the knowledge of Brahma, and the system of Yoga, comprised within the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata of Vyasa containing one hundred thousand verses
Mbh.6.26.1183 Listen now to that inculcated in Yoga system.
Mbh.6.26.1185 In this the Yoga system there is no waste of even the first attempt.
Mbh.6.26.1197 This equanimity is called Yoga devotion.
Mbh.6.29.1366 Fools say, but not those that are wise, that Sankhya and Yoga are distinct.
Mbh.6.29.1368 Whatever seat is attained by those who profess the Sankhya system, that too is reached by those who profess the Yoga.
Mbh.6.29.1369 He seeth truly who seeth Sankhya and Yoga as one
Mbh.6.34.1599 I am Chitraratha among the Gandharvas and the ascetic Kapila among ascetics crowned with Yoga success.
Mbh.6.40.1832 SECTION XL Bhagavad Gita Chapter XVI The Holy One said, Fearlessness, purity of heart, perseverance in the pursuit of knowledge and Yoga meditation, gifts, self-restraint, sacrifice, study of the Vedas, ascetic penances, uprightness abstention from injury, truth, freedom from anger, renunciation, tranquillity, freedom from reporting other's faults, compassion for all creatures, absence of covetousness, gentleness, modesty, absence of restlessness, vigour, forgiveness, firmness, cleanliness, absence of quarrelsomeness, freedom from vanity, these become his, O Bharata, who is born to godlike possessions.
Mbh.6.42.1990 Through Vyasa's favour heard I this supreme mystery, this doctrine of Yoga, from Krishna himself, the Lord of Yoga, who declared it in person.
Mbh.6.43.1993 Thither where Krishna, the Lord of Yoga is, thither where the great bowman Partha is, thither, in my opinion, are prosperity, and victory, and greatness, and eternal justice End of the Bhagavad Gita SECTION XLIII Sanjaya said, Beholding Dhananjaya then to take up once again his arrows and Gandiva, the mighty car-warriors of the Pandava party uttered a tremendous shout.
Mbh.6.43.2089 Except when addrest for death O king, having abandoned my arms and withdrawn in Yoga meditation from surrounding sights, none will be able to slay me.
Mbh.6.50.2623 O Lord of Yoga, look for that great bowman, that mighty car-warrior, who will give Bhishma his quietus like rain-charged clouds quenching a forest conflagration.
Mbh.6.65.3582 Therefore, I seek refuge in Thee that art the soul of Yoga and the highest Divinity.
Mbh.6.65.3585 Victory to Thee that art the Lord of Yoga.
Mbh.6.65.3587 Victory to Thee that art prior, and subsequent to Yoga.
Mbh.6.65.3596 O thou of yellow robes, O Lord of the cardinal and the subsidiary points of the compass, O thou that hast the Universe for thy abode, O thou that art Infinite, O thou that hast no decay, O thou that art the Manifest, O thou that art the Unmanifest, O thou that art the immeasurable Space, O thou that hast all thy senses under control, O thou that always achievest what is good, O thou that art immeasurable, O thou that alone knowest thy own nature, victory to Thee that art deep, O thou that art the giver of all wishes, O thou that art without end, O thou that art known as Brahma, O thou that art Eternal, O thou that art the Creator of all creatures, O thou that art ever successful, O thou whose acts always display wisdom, O thou that art conversant with morality, O thou that givest victory, O thou of mysterious Self, O thou that art the Soul of all Yoga, O thou that art the Cause of everything that hath sprung into existence, O thou that art the knowledge of the selves of all beings, O Lord of the worlds, victory to thee that art the Creator of all beings.
Mbh.6.65.3605 O Lord of Yoga and Yogins, we do not know thy extent, thy measure, thy energy, thy prowess, thy might, thy origin.
Mbh.6.65.3620 And slaughtering the Asuras there for happiness of all the worlds, and establishing righteousness, and winning renown, Thou wilt again truly attain to Yoga.
Mbh.6.65.3623 The regenerate ones sing Thee as the world's bridge, having no beginning, middle and end, and as possessed of unlimited Yoga
Mbh.6.66.3624 SECTION LXVI Bhishma said, Then that illustrious Deity, the Lord of the worlds, replied unto Brahma in a soft deep voice, saying, Through Yoga, O sire, all that is wished by thee is known to me.
Mbh.6.66.3660 It is by the Yoga of his Supreme Excellence, and the Yoga of his Self, that the sons of Pandu, O king, are supported.
Mbh.6.67.3677 And that Divine Being made up of all kinds of energy slept thereon in Yoga.
Mbh.6.67.3689 Of Supreme Energy, He it is whom the regenerate ones know by Yoga meditation.
Mbh.6.67.3697 One waiting dutifully on Him, observant of vows with ascetic austerities on days of the full-moon and the new-moon, is sure to obtain the Divine Kesava, that refuge of all embodied creatures that essence of Brahma and of Yoga.
Mbh.6.67.3704 Knowing this truly, O Bharata, Yudhishthira, with his whole soul, O king, hath sought the shelter of the highly blessed Kesava, the Lord of Yoga, and the Lord of the Earth
Mbh.6.68.3718 Even thus is that illustrious and Supreme Being, viz, Hari, adored and worshipped by Sanatkumar and other ascetics endued with Yoga.
Mbh.6.107.5711 Abandoning then, O sire, Partha's steeds that looked like silver, and filled with wrath, that great lord of Yoga powers jumped down from that great car.
Mbh.6.120.6695 Meanwhile the valiant and intelligent Bhishma, the son of Santanu, having recourse to that Yoga which is taught in the great Upanishads and engaged in mental prayers, remained quiet, expectant of his hour
Mbh.7.140.7074 Fixing his gaze on the sun, and setting his cleansed heart on the moon, and thinking of the mantras in the great Upanishad, Bhurisravas, betaking himself to Yoga, ceased to speak.
Mbh.7.143.7352 I shall, therefore, resort to Yoga for shrouding the sun.
Mbh.7.143.7358 Then Krishna otherwise called Hari, possessed of ascetic powers, that lord of all ascetics, having taken recourse to Yoga, created that darkness.
Mbh.7.190.10527 Laying aside his weapons then in that battle, and sitting down on the terrace of his car, he devoted himself to Yoga and assured all creatures, dispelling their fears.
Mbh.7.190.10533 Having said those words he had devoted himself to Yoga.
Mbh.7.190.10541 Only we five amongst men beheld the high-souled Drona rapt in Yoga proceed to the highest region of blessedness.
Mbh.7.190.10543 Nobody else, O king, could see that glory of the wise Drona, devoted to Yoga, while passing out of the world.
Mbh.7.190.10545 Indeed, none of them could see the preceptor, that chastiser of foes, proceed to the region of Brahman, devoted to Yoga in the company of the foremost of Rishis, his body mangled with arrows and bathed in blood, after he had laid aside his weapons.
Mbh.7.194.10810 Having, for the sake of kingdom, caused the slaughter of one who was a Brahmana, who was venerable in years, who was my preceptor, who had laid aside his weapons, and who was then devoted, like a great ascetic, to Yoga, death has become preferable to me to life'
Mbh.7.199.11358 He is Yoga and the lord of Yoga; he is called Sarva, and is the Lord of all the worlds.
Mbh.7.199.11376 O son of Kunti, seek the protection of that boon-giving Lord of the universe, the lord of Uma, that God of three eyes, that destroyer of Daksha's sacrifice; that guardian of all created things, that being who is always cheerful, that protector of all beings, that God of unfading glory; that one with matted locks; that mover of all superior beings, that one whose navel is like that of a bull and who hath the bull for his symbol; that one who is proud like the bull, who is the lord of bulls; who is represented by the horns of the bull; and who is the bull of bulls; that one who hath the image of the bull on his banner; who is liberal to all righteous persons; who can be approached by Yoga only; and whose eyes are like those of a bull; who owneth very superior weapons: who hath Vishnu himself for his arrow; who is the embodiment of righteousness; and who is called Maheswara; who is of vast stomach and vast body; who hath a leopard's skin for his seat; who is the lord of the worlds; who is devoted to Brahma and who loveth Brahmanas; who is armed with trident; who is boon-giving; who wieldeth the sword and the shield, and who is highly auspicious, who wieldeth the bow called Pinaka, who is divested of the battle axe and who is the protector and lord of the universe.
Mbh.8.9.304 Similarly, Sanjaya, Drupada's son Dhrishtadyumna, uplifting his scimitar, slew the mighty bowman Drona who, already pierced with many arrows, had laid aside his weapons in battle and devoted himself to Yoga.
Mbh.8.90.5635 The Suta's son did not know that the snake Aswasena had entered his arrow by the aid of his Yoga powers.
Mbh.9.42.3068 Understanding that this was the expectation cherished by each of those four, he had recourse to his Yoga powers and assumed at the same time four different forms.
Mbh.9.47.3514 The island-born Vyasa also, of virtuous soul, O Bharata, having bathed in that tirtha, obtained great Yoga powers and attained to high success.
Mbh.9.47.3515 Endued with great ascetic merit, the Rishi Asita-Devala also, having bathed in that very tirtha with soul rapt in high Yoga meditation, obtained great Yoga powers
Mbh.9.48.3525 Once upon a time, an intelligent ascetic, O monarch, of the name of Jaigishavya, devoted to Yoga and rapt in meditation and leading the life of a mendicant, came to Devala's asylum.
Mbh.9.48.3526 Possessed of great splendour, that great ascetic, ever devoted to Yoga, O monarch, while residing in Devala's asylum, became crowned with ascetic success.
Mbh.9.48.3545 Witnessing this power, derived through Yoga, of Jaigishavya's penances, Asita Devala, O king, endued with great intelligence, began to reflect upon the matter.
Mbh.9.48.3581 Then Devala, beholding the power derived through Yoga of Jaigishavya's penances, reflected upon it with his righteous understanding and approaching that great ascetic, O king, with humility, addressed the high-souled Jaigishavya, saying, I desire, O adorable one, to adopt the religion of Moksha Emancipation!
Mbh.9.48.3583 And he also taught him the ordinances of Yoga and the supreme and eternal duties and their reverse.
Mbh.9.48.3591 Having indulged in those reflections, Devala, in consequence of that resolve obtained the highest success, O Bharata, and the highest Yoga.
Mbh.9.48.3595 There is no one superior or even equal to this high-souled one in force of energy and penance and Yoga'
Mbh.9.52.3756 Ultimately, in the possession of Yoga powers, that lady of ascetic penances proceeded to heaven.
Mbh.12.19.861 Yoga is the best means for attaining to it.
Mbh.12.25.1081 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed, the virtuous Vyasa that foremost of all persons conversant with Yoga, possessed of great wisdom and intimately acquainted with the Vedas, said unto Yudhisthira the following words.
Mbh.12.25.1145 To be engaged in battle has been said to be the Sacrifice for a king; a due observance of the science of chastisement is his Yoga; and the gift of wealth in sacrifices in the form of Dakshina is his Renunciation.
Mbh.12.26.1163 Thou shalt see, however, that the northern path Uttarayana is travelled by those that are devoted to Yoga penances.
Mbh.12.26.1164 Those eternal and bright regions to which that path leads belong to men of Yoga.
Mbh.12.46.2255 O foremost of righteous persons, tell me the cause of this Yoga abstraction.
Mbh.12.47.2290 SECTION XLVIII Janamejaya said, How did the grandsire of the Bharatas, who lay on a bed of arrows, cast off his body and what kind of Yoga did he adopt'
Mbh.12.47.2395 Thou sleepest in Yoga on thy snake-decked sofa constituted by the thousand hoods of the Naga.
Mbh.12.47.2411 Salutations to thee in thy Yoga form!
Mbh.12.47.2533 Learning by his Yoga prowess of the devotion of Bhishma, Madhava, otherwise called Hari, entering his body bestowed upon him heavenly knowledge compassing the Past, the Present, and the Future, and went away.
Mbh.12.47.2536 Learning by his Yoga powers of the devotion of Bhishma towards him, that foremost of Beings, viz, Madhava, suddenly rose from his seat and ascended on his car, Kesava and Satyaki proceeded on one car.
Mbh.12.50.2712 Everything again that is indicated in the four branches of knowledge, in the four Hotras, O Bharata, as also those eternal duties that are laid down in Yoga and Sankhya philosophy, the duties too of the four orders and these duties that are not inconsistent with their declared practices, all these, along with their interpretations, O son of Ganga, are known to thee.
Mbh.12.50.2750 Do thou then speak words of truth, fraught with morality and Yoga, unto Yudhishthira who as firm in truth but whose learning has been clouded by grief on account of the slaughter of his kinsmen, and do thou, by this, quickly dispel that grief of his'
Mbh.12.58.3190 Next, that preceptor of Yoga, of great celebrity, viz, Kavi of immeasurable wisdom, reduced it further into a work of a thousand lessons.
Mbh.12.78.4429 For them that perform the sacrifice of penance, the Yoga they endeavour to effect with Brahma is their ladle; the heart is their clarified butter; and high knowledge constitutes their Pavitra
Mbh.12.103.5861 Men possessed of righteous behaviour and wisdom and conversant with the duties of Yoga renounce prosperity and sons and grandsons of their own accord.
Mbh.12.104.5932 Thou mayst then inform thy enemy of the fact that the best men in his kingdom are being oppressed with exactions for refilling the exhausted treasury, and indicate some eminent ascetic conversant with the duties of Yoga who will wean thy foe from all earthly possessions.
Mbh.12.161.9554 Truth is duty; Truth is penance; Truth is Yoga; and Truth is the eternal Brahma.
Mbh.12.161.9564 It may also be acquired through Yoga.
Mbh.12.166.9966 Believers and unbelievers and those that are rigid practisers of the highest Yoga, all certify to the excellence of Wealth
Mbh.12.176.10630 Beholding all creatures in my own body and my own mind, and devoting my reason to Yoga, my life to the instructions of the wise, and soul to Brahma, I shall happily rove through the world, without attachment and without calamities of any kinds, so that thou mayst not be able to plunge me again into such sorrows
Mbh.12.204.12372 When the Understanding, freed from the attributes of action, becomes directed towards the mind after being withdrawn from outward objects, then does it succeed in knowing Brahma by meditation or Yoga ending in complete absorption samadhi?
Mbh.12.216.13073 Yoga is talked of very highly in the world
Mbh.12.231.14408 In Krita age, men, worshipping only one Brahma, looked upon the Richs, the Samans, the Yajuses and the rites and sacrifices that are performed from motives of advantage, as all different from the object of their worship, and practised only Yoga, by means of penances.
Mbh.12.235.14595 In both the Yoga and the Sankhya, systems, five and twenty topics of knowledge have been treated in nearly the same way.
Mbh.12.235.14609 Listen now to the way and the means by which a person may win Emancipation through Yoga or the system of Patanjali.
Mbh.12.235.14610 That person who moves and acts after having transcended the puissance that the practice of Yoga brings about in the initial stages, succeeds in winning Emancipation
Mbh.12.235.14611 I have thus discoursed to thee on those topics viz, Emancipation according to the Sankhya system and that according to the Yoga system which are dissimilar if the speaker be disposed to treat them as such but which in reality, are one and the same
Mbh.12.238.14716 Is it by penance, by Brahmacharya, by renunciation of everything, by intelligence, by the aid of the Sankhya philosophy, or by Yoga?
Mbh.12.239.14783 Listen now to me as I expound to thee all that should be done for the same end according to the Yoga doctrine.
Mbh.12.239.14786 One should seek to acquire this Knowledge by abandoning those five impediments of Yoga which are known to the wise, viz, desire, wrath, cupidity, fear, and sleep.
Mbh.12.239.14794 Subduing procrastination, one should, by these means, subdue these impediments of Yoga.
Mbh.12.239.14814 Annihilation, extension, power to present varied aspects in the same person or body, celestial scents, and sounds, and sights, the most agreeable sensations of taste and touch, pleasurable sensations of coolness and warmth, equality with the wind, capability of understanding by inward light the meaning of scriptures and every work of genius, companionship of celestial damsels, acquiring all these by Yoga the Yogin should disregard them and merge them all in the knowledge
Mbh.12.239.14815 Restraining speech and the senses one should practise Yoga during the hours after dusk, the hours before dawn, and at dawn of day, seated on a mountain summit, or at the foot of a goodly tree, or with a tree before him
Mbh.12.239.14817 One should never, while practising Yoga, withdraw one's mind from it.
Mbh.12.239.14827 Unto one whose mind is thus turned to itself, who leads a life of purity, and who casts an equal eye upon all things, indeed, unto one who is ever engaged in Yoga thus for even six months, Brahma as represented by sound appears very vividly
Mbh.12.240.14863 The deity who takes refuge in that material form, like a drop of water on a lotus leaf, should be known as Kshetrajna Soul, which is Eternal, and which succeeds by Yoga in transcending both the mind and the knowledge
Mbh.12.244.15044 SECTION CCXLV Suka said, While living in the due observance of the duties of the foremost of life, how should one, who seeks to attain to That which is the highest object of knowledge, set one's soul on Yoga according to the best of one's power'
Mbh.12.244.15045 Vyasa said, Having acquired purity of conduct and body by the practice of the first two modes of life, viz, Brahmacharya and domesticity, one should, after that, set one's soul on Yoga in the third mode of life.
Mbh.12.244.15050 One should, alone and without anybody to assist him or bear him company, practise Yoga for attaining to success in respect of one's highest object of acquisition.
Mbh.12.244.15051 One who practises Yoga without companionship, who beholds everything as a repetition of his own self, and who never discards anything in consequence of all things being pervaded by the Universal Soul, never falls away from Emancipation.
Mbh.12.244.15076 As the footprints of all other creatures that move upon legs are engulfed within those of elephants, after the same manner all ranks and conditions are absorbed within Yoga.
Mbh.12.247.15230 This knowledge that is acquired by Yogins with the aid of all especial agency of Yoga, is acquired without any especial efforts by men that abstain from worldly objects
Mbh.12.248.15260 Some maintain that the qualities, when driven away by Yoga or knowledge, do not cease to exist.
Mbh.12.249.15328 This duty of Yoga hath been inculcated for attaining to exemption from rebirth
Mbh.12.250.15362 when endowed with only the attribute of Sattwa, and with the aid also of the other three viz, instruction, meditation and Yoga, succeed in attaining to Emancipation
Mbh.12.250.15366 Suspending his senses that have been duly restrained from unworthy indulgence, he who lives engaged in Yoga meditation, is said to be a Brahmana.
Mbh.12.252.15404 Whether asleep or awake, during the day as in the night, and during the night as in day time, they who apply themselves to Yoga after casting off all the creations of the understanding and the Rajas born of acts, as also the very puissance that Yoga begets, succeed in keeping their linga form under complete control
Mbh.12.252.15413 They who betake themselves to the science of Yoga for the purpose of obtaining a knowledge of that Soul transcending the inanimate and gross body, the imperceptible linga body, and the karana body that is not destroyed on the occasion of even the universal destruction
Mbh.12.253.15428 A dexterous person, however, by the aid of Yoga, forcibly teareth up and cutteth with the sword of samadhi, the far-reaching root of this tree
Mbh.12.260.15726 Observing many vows and restraints, his food regulated by many rules of fast, his body clad in rags and skins, bearing matted locks on his head his entire person smeared with filth and clay, that Brahmana possessed of intelligence passed many years there, suspending speech and engaged in Yoga meditation.
Mbh.12.260.15765 Firm in the observance of his vows, the righteous-souled Rishi continued to hold and protect those eggs by standing on that very spot perfectly motionless and rapt in Yoga meditation.
Mbh.12.262.15941 They that are conversant with the distinction between body and soul, that are devoted to Yoga, and that meditate on the Pranava, always succeed in gratifying others
Mbh.12.262.15974 The sages of olden days were not followers of those doctrines of Yoga.
Mbh.12.265.16075 Having said these words without much reflection, the learned Gautama, that foremost of persons engaged in the practice of Yoga, that highly blessed ascetic, departed for the woods.
Mbh.12.265.16169 The blame really attaches to the carelessness of my Yoga puissance
Mbh.12.267.16290 SECTION CCLXVIII Yudhishthira said, Thou hast already explained to me, O grandsire, how the religion of Yoga, which leads to the six well-known attributes, may be adopted and practised without injuring any creature.
Mbh.12.267.16292 Amongst these two, viz, the duties of domesticity and those of Yoga, both of which lead to the same end, which is superior'
Mbh.12.267.16303 At that time a Rishi, of the name of Syumarasmi, entering by Yoga power the form of that cow, addressed the Yati Kapila, saying, Hist O Kapila!
Mbh.12.268.16444 Kapila said, Betaking yourselves to the path of the good viz, Yoga, do you even in this life realise its fruits by the direct evidence of your senses.
Mbh.12.268.16451 Thou hast said that they who take the path of the good viz, Yoga, by which Brahma is attained, realise its fruits by the direct evidence of their senses.
Mbh.12.268.16467 Whatever again the school of opinion according to which one may conduct oneself, one is sure to attain to the highest end by only observing the duties of self-restraint of Yoga.
Mbh.12.268.16478 Thinking in this strain and beholding these faults through the aid of instructions secured from preceptors, Yatis, who covet the highest end, betake themselves to Yoga, leaving both good and ill
Mbh.12.268.16499 Only he who is devoted to Yoga, who has discharged all his duties, who is capable of roving everywhere depending only on his own body, who has brought his soul under perfect control, who has transcended the requirements of the science of morality and who disregards the whole world and everything belonging to it, can transgress the declarations of the Vedas with respect to acts, and say that there is Emancipation
Mbh.12.269.16521 Never addicted at any time to sinful acts, observant of those rites that have been laid down in the Vedas, capable of crowning all their wishes with fruition, endued with certain conclusions through pure knowledge, never giving way to wrath, never indulging in envy, free from pride and malice, firm in Yoga of unstained birth, unstained conduct, and unstained learning, devoted to the good of all creatures, there were in days of yore many men, leading lives of domesticity and thoroughly devoted to their own duties, there were many kings also of the same qualifications, devoted to Yoga like Janaka, etc,
Mbh.12.269.16552 Indeed, one who has led the life of a Brahmacharin and waited dutifully upon his preceptor, who has arrived at settled conclusions in respect of the soul, and who has devoted himself to Yoga thus, is truly a Brahmana.
Mbh.12.273.16786 He should subdue hunger by practising Yoga.
Mbh.12.273.16791 This last is attainable by those that are of pure-acts and endued with tranquillity of soul the means being the subjugation of those five impediments of Yoga of which the learned speak.
Mbh.12.273.16792 By casting off desire and wrath and covetousness and fear and sleep, one should, restraining speech, practise what is favourable to Yoga, viz, contemplation, study, gift, truth, modesty, candour, forgiveness, purity of heart, purity in respect of food, and the subjugation of the senses.
Mbh.12.273.16795 The avoidance of ignorance by listening to and studying the scriptures, the absence of attachment in consequence of Renunciation freedom from desire and wrath by adoption of contentment and forgiveness, the puissance that is won by Yoga, the absence of pride and haughtiness, freedom from anxiety by subjugation of every kind of fear, absence of attachment of anything like home and family, these constitute the path of Emancipation.
Mbh.12.276.16952 He whose words and thoughts are always well-restrained, he who has Penances and Renunciation, and Yoga, is sure to attain to everything through these.
Mbh.12.277.16994 By association with Yoga and dissociation from company, he should be perfectly equable, steadily fixed, and uniform.
Mbh.12.278.17017 Sages of rigid vows freed from the seven and ten ie, the five breaths, mind, understanding, and the ten organs of knowledge and action, from the five faults of Yoga viz, desire, wrath, covetousness, fear, and sleep that constitute the chief causes for binding man to repeated rounds of earthly life, and from the other eight, viz, the five objects of the senses and the three attributes of Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas, have never to incur rebirth.
Mbh.12.279.17177 That Yogin, again, who falls off from Yoga practices after having attained the measure of eminence described already resides in heaven for a century of Kalpas with the, unexhausted remnant of his past acts to be exhausted by enjoyment or endurance as the case may be, and with the seven viz, the five senses of knowledge and mind and understanding purged of all stains in consequence of their predisposition or proneness towards the attribute of Sattwa.
Mbh.12.279.17190 When his Chitta becomes cleansed by Yoga, and when he practises Samyama, this perceptible universe appears to him as only his own fivefold senses
Mbh.12.279.17202 Bhishma continued, Having said these words, O son of Kunti, Vritra cast off his life-breaths, uniting his soul in Yoga, with the supreme Soul, and attained to the highest station'
Mbh.12.280.17265 The illustrious chastiser of Paka then, relying upon his intelligence, had recourse to high Yoga and with its aid dispelled these illusions of Vritra.
Mbh.12.280.17273 Aided by Yoga, do thou slay him, O chief of the deities.
Mbh.12.282.17411 Summoning all his Yoga force, that Lord of all lords of Yoga, that god of gods, that wielder of Pinaka, possessed of mighty energy, quickly proceeded to the place where Daksha was sacrificing accompanied by all his terrible followers and destroyed that Sacrifice.
Mbh.12.282.17447 Divided in twain by the thunderbolt, the mighty Asura possessed of great Yoga powers, proceeded to the region of Vishnu of immeasurable energy.
Mbh.12.283.17472 Having said these words, that great Yogin saw into the future with eyes of Yoga contemplation.
Mbh.12.283.17474 Conversant with Yoga, Dadhichi became highly gratified, having ascertained what was about to happen.
Mbh.12.284.17628 Salutations to thee that art attached, that art freed from all attachments, that art of the form of Yoga contemplation, and that art adorned with a garland of Akshas.
Mbh.12.284.17800 I bow to that Soul of Yoga who is beheld in the form of an effulgent Light by persons that have their senses under control, that are possessed of the attribute of Sattwa, that have regulated their breaths, and that have conquered sleep
Mbh.12.284.17829 With the aid of arguments addressed to reason the deities and the Danavas have extracted from the Vedas consisting of six branches and from the system of Sankhya and Yoga a creed in consequence of which they have practised the austerest penances for many long years.
Mbh.12.286.17989 The Understanding of the man unconversant with Yoga can never be directed towards Emancipation.
Mbh.12.286.17990 One unconversant with Yoga can never have happiness.
Mbh.12.287.18004 Once on a time Galava, desirous of obtaining what was for his benefit, addressed Narada freed from error and fatigue, learned in the scriptures, gratified with knowledge, a thorough master of his senses, and with soul devoted to Yoga, and said, Those virtues, O Muni, by the possession of which a person becomes respected in the world, I see, dwell permanently in thee.
Mbh.12.289.18153 The great ascetic Usanas, crowned with Yoga-success, entered the person of Kuvera, and depriving the lord of treasures of his liberty by means of Yoga, robbed him of all his wealth
Mbh.12.289.18157 And he said, Usanas, having spiritualised himself by Yoga entered my form and depriving myself of liberty, has taken away all my wealth.
Mbh.12.289.18158 Having by Yoga entered my body he has again left it'
Mbh.12.289.18174 His Yoga penances of the austerest type having been over, he rose from the mighty lake.
Mbh.12.289.18179 After this, Mahadeva armed with Pinaka, that soul of Yoga, once more betook himself to Yoga-meditation.
Mbh.12.290.18240 A Kshatriya bereft of courage, a Brahmana that takes every kind of food, a Vaisya unendued with exertion in respect of agriculture and other moneymaking pursuits, a Sudra that is idle and, therefore, averse to labour, a learned person without good behaviour, one of high birth but destitute of righteous conduct, a Brahmana fallen away from truth, a woman that is unchaste and wicked, a Yogin endued with attachments, one that cooks food for one's own self, an ignorant person employed in making a discourse, a kingdom without a king and a king that cherishes no affection for his subjects and who is destitute of Yoga, these all, O king, are deserving of pity
Mbh.12.296.18518 Gradually ascending step by step, in the path of Yoga, they at last behold the stage of highest felicity viz, Emancipation
Mbh.12.298.18616 As the pure gem called Suryakanta absorbs and attracts to itself, the rays of the Sun, even so, O tiger among kings, does Yoga proceed by help of concentrated attention
Mbh.12.298.18627 Like a blind man who, with attention, is capable of moving about his own house, the man of wisdom, with mind set on Yoga, succeeds in proceeding along the track he should follow
Mbh.12.298.18636 It is the mind that at first inclines the Soul to Yoga.
Mbh.12.298.18638 When the Soul achieves success in Yoga, it then beholds itself uninvested with attributes
Mbh.12.298.18652 As all rivers running towards the ocean, unite themselves with it, even so the mind, when engaged in Yoga, becomes united with primal Prakriti
Mbh.12.300.18778 SECTION CCCI Yudhishthira said, It behoveth thee to explain to me, O sire, what the difference is between the Sankhya and the Yoga system of philosophy.
Mbh.12.300.18780 Bhishma said, The followers of Sankhya praise the Sankhya system and those regenerate persons that are Yogins praise the Yoga system.
Mbh.12.300.18782 Men of wisdom devoted to Yoga assign proper and very good reasons, O crusher of foes, for showing that one that does not believe in the existence of God cannot attain to Emancipation.
Mbh.12.300.18789 The evidences of Yoga are addressed to the direct ken of the senses; those of Sankhya are based on the scriptures.
Mbh.12.300.18797 Bhishma said, By casting off, through the aid of Yoga, these five faults, viz, attachment, heedlessness, affection, lust, and wrath, one attains to Emancipation.
Mbh.12.300.18803 Even such is the case with persons destitute of the puissance of Yoga.
Mbh.12.300.18804 As weak fishes, O son of Kunti, fallen into the net, become entangled in it, even so, O monarch, men destitute of the puissance of Yoga, encounter destruction amid the bonds of the world.
Mbh.12.300.18819 I have now discoursed to thee, O monarch, on all these powers of Yoga.
Mbh.12.300.18820 I shall once more tell thee what the subtile powers of Yoga are with their indications.
Mbh.12.300.18821 Rear, O chief of Bharata's race, the subtile indications of the Dharana and the Samadhi of the Soul such as Yoga brings about
Mbh.12.300.18828 That Yogin who, heedfully observant of high vows, properly unites O king, his Jiva-soul with the subtile Soul in the navel, the throat, the head, the heart, the chest, the sides, the eye, the ear, and the nose, burns all his acts good and bad of even mountain-like proportions, and having recourse to excellent Yoga, attains to Emancipation'
Mbh.12.300.18835 This high Yoga path of learned Brahmanas is exceedingly difficult to tread.
Mbh.12.300.18838 Indeed, the path of Yoga is like a road along which no edibles occur, which runs through a desert having all its trees burnt down in a conflagration, and which has been rendered unsafe by being infested with bands of robbers.
Mbh.12.300.18846 All this that I have told thee has been stated in the diverse treatises bearing upon Yoga.
Mbh.12.300.18847 The highest fruits of Yoga are seen in persons of the regenerate order.
Mbh.12.301.18855 SECTION CCCII YUDHISHTHIRA SAID, O king thou hast duly propounded unto me, in the way in which it should be, the path of Yoga which is approved by the wise, after the manner of a loving preceptor unto his pupil.
Mbh.12.301.18864 O foremost of eloquent men, about what is called felicity here, having a clear knowledge of what the sorrows are that overtake when the hour comes all those that are concerned with transitory objects and knowing full well the sorrows of those that have fallen into the intermediate orders of being and of those that have sunk into hell, perceiving all the merits and all the faults of heaven, O Bharta, and all the demerits that attach to the declarations of the Vedas and all the excellencies that are connected with them recognising the faults and merits of the Yoga and the Sankhya systems of philosophy, realizing also that the quality of Sattwa has ten properties, that of Rajas has nine, and that of Tamas has eight, that the Understanding has seven properties, the Mind has six, and Space has five, and once more conceiving that the Understanding has four properties and Tamas has three, and the Rajas has two and Sattwa has, one, and truly apprehending the path that is followed by all objects when destruction overtakes them and what the course is of self knowledge, the Sankhyas, possessed of knowledge and experience and exalted by their perceptions of causes, and acquiring thorough auspiciousness, attain to the felicity of Emancipation like the rays of the Sun, or the Wind taking refuge in Space
Mbh.12.301.18889 Truly understanding gunas by the aid of hundreds of gunas, hundreds of faults, and diverse causes by hundreds of causes, ascertaining that the world is like the froth of water, enveloped by hundreds of illusions flowing from Vishnu, like a painted edifice, and as unsubstantial as a reed, beholding it to be as terrible as a dark pit, or as unreal as bubbles of water, for the years that compose its age are as shortlived compared to the duration of eternity as bubbles, seeing it exposed to immediate destruction, bereft of happiness, having certain ruin for its end and from which it can never escape, sunk in Rajas and Tamas, and utterly helpless like an elephant sunk in mire, noting all this, the Sankhyas, O king, endued with great wisdom, casting off all affections arising from one's relation towards one's children, by the aid, O king, of that extensive and all-embracing knowledge which their system advocates and cutting off quickly, with the weapon of knowledge and the bludgeon of penances, O Bharata, all inauspicious scents born of Rajas and all scents of a like nature arising from Tamas and all auspicious scents arising from Sattwa and all pleasures of the touch and of the other senses born of the same three qualities and inhering to the body, indeed, O Bharata, aided by the Yoga of knowledge, these Yatis crowned with success, cross the Ocean of life.
Mbh.12.301.18984 Of these that are mobile are superior, That high knowledge, O king, which exists in persons conversant with Brahma, and that which occurs in the Vedas, and that which is found in other scriptures, and that in Yoga, and that which may be seen in the diverse Puranas, are all, O monarch, to be found in Sankhya philosophy
Mbh.12.305.19184 Listen now to me, O monarch, as to how the subject of Emancipation has been explained by preceptors to disciple from days of old among highsouled persons conversant with the Sankhya and the Yoga systems of philosophy.
Mbh.12.305.19186 He who sees the Sankhya and the Yoga systems to be one and the same is said to be endued with intelligence.
Mbh.12.305.19202 Only the highest Rishis conversant with the Sankhya and the Yoga systems know that Supreme Soul which Sankhya and Yogins and believers in all other systems say is beyond the Understanding, which is regarded as Knower and endued with the highest wisdom in consequence of its casting off all consciousness of identification with Prakriti, which transcends the attribute of Ignorance or Error, which is Unmanifest, which is beyond all attributes, which is called the Supreme, which is dissociated from all attributes, which ordains all things, which is Eternal and Immutable, which overrules Prakriti and all the attributes born of Prakriti, and which, transcending the four and twenty topics of enquiry, forms the twenty-fifth.
Mbh.12.306.19223 Akshara, Kshara, and on the Sankhya and the Yoga systems, in detail and separately and agreeable to the truth.
Mbh.12.306.19225 Listen however, to me, O monarch, as I expound to thee the practices of Yoga separately.
Mbh.12.306.19227 Those conversant with Yoga say that Contemplation is of two kinds.
Mbh.12.306.19233 It is certain that this practice of Yoga is his whose mind is never affected by evil passions.
Mbh.12.306.19236 When men of knowledge, conversant with the rules of Yoga, become as fixed as a stake of wood, and as immovable as a mountain, then are they said to be in Yoga.
Mbh.12.306.19237 When one does not hear, and smell, and taste, and see; when one is not conscious of any touch; when one's mind becomes perfectly free from every purpose; when one is not conscious of any thing, when one cherishes no thought; when one becomes like a piece of wood, then is one called by the wise to be in perfect Yoga.
Mbh.12.306.19241 While in Yoga, the Supreme Soul displays itself in the Yogin's heart like a blazing fire, or like the bright Sun, or like the lightning's flame in the sky.
Mbh.12.306.19247 This is what is called the Yoga of Yogins.
Mbh.12.306.19248 What else is the indication of Yoga?
Mbh.12.306.19250 This much that I have told thee in detail concerns about the science of Yoga.
Mbh.12.307.19355 I shall now be fixed in Sankhya or Yoga.
Mbh.12.307.19375 I have already discoursed to thee what the Sankhya and the Yoga systems are according to their respective indications as expounded in their respective scriptures.
Mbh.12.307.19376 Verily, the science that has been expounded in Sankhya treatises is identical with what has been laid down in the Yoga scriptures.
Mbh.12.307.19383 In the Yoga philosophy, it is said that Brahma, which is the essence of knowledge without duality, becomes Jiva only when invested with Ignorance.
Mbh.12.308.19384 In the Yoga scriptures, therefore, both Brahma and Jiva are spoken of, SECTION CCCIX Vasishtha said, Listen now to me as I discourse to thee on Buddhas Supreme Soul and Abuddha Jiva which is the dispensation of attributes of Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas.
Mbh.12.312.19600 The incomparable Mahat-soul or Universe is then swallowed up by Sambhu, that Lord of all things, to whom the Yoga attributes of Anima, Laghima, Prapti, etc,
Mbh.12.314.19634 The Unmanifest Purusha endued with the six Yoga attributes transforms himself by himself into hundreds and thousands and millions and millions of forms by embracing these three attributes.
Mbh.12.314.19666 Tell me also of the Knowledge described in the Sankhya system, and of the Yoga system separately.
Mbh.12.315.19680 In consequence of his agency in the matter of Yoga, he is said to possess the attribute of Yoga.
Mbh.12.316.19707 There is no puissance that compares with that of Yoga.
Mbh.12.316.19709 Those men that are not blest with intelligence regard the Sankhya and the Yoga systems to be different from each other.
Mbh.12.316.19712 He who sees both the Sankhya and the Yoga systems to be one and the same is to be regarded as truly conversant with the topics or principles that ordain the universe.
Mbh.12.316.19713 Know, O king, that the vital breaths and the senses are the chief means for practising Yoga.
Mbh.12.316.19715 When the gross body is destroyed, Yogins endued with subtile bodies possessed of the eight Yoga attributes of Anima, Laghima, Prapti, etc,
Mbh.12.316.19717 The wise have, in the scriptures, spoken of Yoga as conferring eight kinds of puissance.
Mbh.12.316.19718 They have spoken of Yoga as possessed of eight limbs
Mbh.12.316.19719 Indeed, O king, they have not spoken of any other kind of Yoga.
Mbh.12.316.19724 The first kind of Yoga is said to be that possessed of attributes; the second kind is said to be that freed from attributes
Mbh.12.316.19725 Then, again, Regulation of the breath is Yoga with attributes.
Mbh.12.316.19726 In Yoga without attributes, the mind, freed from its functions, should be fixed.
Mbh.12.316.19734 Listen now, O monarch, to the indications of one that is in Yoga.
Mbh.12.316.19745 This is called the Yoga of the Yogins.
Mbh.12.318.19876 Reflection upon the fact of one's repeated births and deaths and avoiding the religion of acts that is productive at best of destructible results, one should betake oneself to the indestructible religion of Yoga.
Mbh.12.320.20029 In the same Satya Yuga, a woman of the name of Sulabha, belonging to the mendicant order, practised the duties of Yoga and wandered over the whole Earth.
Mbh.12.320.20032 Abandoning, by her Yoga powers, her former form and features, Sulabha assumed the most faultless features and unrivalled beauty.
Mbh.12.320.20039 Restraining, by means of the rays of light that emanated from her own eyes, the rays issuing from the eyes of the king, the lady, desirous of ascertaining the truth, bound up king Janaka with Yoga bonds'
Mbh.12.320.20057 My doubts have been dispelled and am fully conversant with the Sankhya and the Yoga systems, and the ordinances as in respect of sacrifices and other rites, which constitutes the three well-known paths of Emancipation
Mbh.12.320.20064 From Knowledge arises the endeavour after Yoga, and through that endeavour one attains to knowledge of Self or Soul.
Mbh.12.320.20077 Some foremost of men that are conversant with the topic of Emancipation say that Emancipation has a triple path, these are knowledge, Yoga, and sacrifices and rites.
Mbh.12.320.20109 Thou hast stopped up my body by entering into me with the aid of the Yoga power for ascertaining as to whether I am really emancipated or not.
Mbh.12.320.20330 When I am able to realise this, I have not the slightest doubt that my understanding is really not staying in thine though I have entered into thee by Yoga
Mbh.12.321.20394 Do thou with the raft of Yoga, cross the ocean of the world whose waters are constituted by thy five senses.
Mbh.12.321.20445 Do thou, therefore, set thy heart on Yoga abstraction which is possessed of great excellence
Mbh.12.323.20588 The merit that attaches to a thousand Horse-sacrifices or a hundred Vajapeyas cannot come up to even a sixteenth portion of the merit that arises from Yoga, I shall, on the present occasion, recite to thee the circumstances of Suka's birth, the fruits he won f his penances, and the foremost end he achieved by his acts, topics that are incapable of being understood by persons of uncleansed soul.
Mbh.12.323.20592 O best of the Kurus, devoted to the practices of Yoga, the great ascetic withdrawing himself by Yoga into his own Soul, and engaged in Dharana, practised many austerities for the sake of obtaining a son.
Mbh.12.323.20601 While the Rishi, possessed of immeasurable energy, sat in Yoga, his matted locks, in con-sequence of his energy, were seen to blaze like flames of fire.
Mbh.12.325.20645 At the command of his sire, Suka, that foremost of all righteous men, mastered all the treatises on Yoga, O Bharata.
Mbh.12.325.20673 Endued with tranquillity of mind, devoted to contemplation and Yoga, he entered the city, having obtained permission.
Mbh.12.325.20702 In the first part of the night, he devoted himself to Yoga.
Mbh.12.325.20704 Very soon waking up from his slumber, he went through the necessary rites of cleansing his body, and though surrounded by those beautiful women, he once again devoted himself to Yoga.
Mbh.12.326.20754 One can see it oneself if one's heart be devoted to Yoga.
Mbh.12.327.20820 Completely dissociated from all objects of the senses, engaged in Yoga, the high-souled ascetic came, resembling, in speed, a shaft let from a bow.
Mbh.12.328.20937 That wind which takes away the life of all living creatures when the proper hour comes, whose track is followed by Death and Surya's son Yama, which becomes the source of that immortality which is attained by Yogins of subtile sight who are always engaged in Yoga meditation, by whose aid the thousands of grandsons of Daksha, that lord of creatures, by his ten sons, succeeded in days of old in attaining to the ends of the universe, whose touch enables one to attain to Emancipation by freeing oneself from the obligation of returning so the world, that wind is called by the name of Paravaha.
Mbh.12.330.21120 That man who is pleased with his own Soul who is devoted to Yoga, who depends upon nothing out of self, who is without cupidity, and who conducts himself without the assistance of anything but his self, succeeds in attaining to felicity
Mbh.12.331.21200 It is, however, certain that that high end cannot be attained without the aid of Yoga.
Mbh.12.331.21202 I shall, therefore, have recourse to Yoga, and casting off this body which is my present residence, I shall transform myself into wind and enter that mass of effulgence which is represented by the sin
Mbh.12.331.21213 Let all the gods with the Rishis behold the prowess of my Yoga today,
Mbh.12.332.21222 Agreeably to the direction of the scriptures and to the ordinances laid down, that ascetic, conversant with the gradual order of the successive processes of Yoga, held his soul first in one place and then in another, commencing from his feet and proceeding through all the limbs.
Mbh.12.332.21224 In that spot where the intelligent son of Vyasa sat prepared to address himself to Yoga, there were no flocks of birds, no sound, and no sight that was repulsive or terror-inspiring.
Mbh.12.332.21227 He once more set himself pre-pared to Yoga for attaining to the path of Emancipation.
Mbh.12.332.21228 Becoming the great master of Yoga, he transcended the element of space.
Mbh.12.332.21229 He then circumambulated the celestial Rishi Narada, and represented unto that foremost of Rishis the fact of his having addressed himself to the highest Yoga.
Mbh.12.332.21233 Bhishma said, Having received the permission of Narada, Suka the son of the Island-born Vyasa saluted the celestial Rishi and once more set himself to Yoga and entered the element of space.
Mbh.12.332.21253 And they said, Wonderful is this concentration of attention to Yoga of a regenerate youth who was accustomed to the recitation and study of the Vedas!
Mbh.12.333.21300 Adopting the subtile path of high Yoga, Vyasa of austere penances, reached within the twinkling of the eye that spot whence Suka first undertook his journey.
Mbh.12.335.21483 With their senses and minds under complete control, and ever devoted to Yoga, these eight ascetics, with concentrated souls, are fully conversant with the Past, the Present and the Future, and are devoted to the religion of Truth,
Mbh.12.338.21693 Desirous of beholding Narayana, he began to reside there, attentively engaged in the silent recitation of mantras, sacred to him, and observant of vows of the most difficult kind, with concentrated mind, the regenerate Rishi, with arms upraised, stood in Yoga, and then sang the following hymn unto the Lord of the universe, Him, viz, who is at once the soul of attributes and divested of all attributes.
Mbh.12.338.21726 Thou art the embodiment of him who has not fallen away from Yoga.
Mbh.12.339.21907 Learned preceptors, with settled convictions deducted from the truths of the Sankhya philosophy, have spoken of me as Kapila endued with the puissance of Knowledge, dwelling within the effulgence of Surya, and concentrated in Yoga
Mbh.12.339.21909 In the Yoga scriptures, O Brahmana, I have been spoken of as one who takes a delight in Yoga.
Mbh.12.340.22049 He whom both the Sankhyas and those conversant with Yoga call by the name of Paramatma the Supreme Soul comes to be regarded as Mahapurusha the Great Purusha in consequence of his own acts.
Mbh.12.340.22127 They are the foremost of all persons conversant with Yoga.
Mbh.12.341.22223 The holy one said, In the Rigveda, in the Yajurveda, in the Atharvans and the Samans, in the Puranas and the Upanishads, as also in the treatises on Astrology, O Arjuna, in the Sankhya scriptures, in the Yoga scriptures, and in the treatises also on the Science of Life, many are the names that have been mentioned by the great Rishis.
Mbh.12.342.22456 Thus solicited, the sage Dadhichi, who was a great Yogin and who regarded happiness and misery in the same light, without being at all cheerless, concentrated his Soul by his Yoga power and cast off his body.
Mbh.12.342.22464 In consequence of the Yoga attribute of Anima, he became very minute and entered the fibres of that lotus stalk
Mbh.12.342.22666 Kundrika and king Brahmadatta of great energy repeatedly thinking of the sorrow that attends birth and death, attained to that prosperity which is acquired by persons devoted to Yoga, in course of seven births, in consequence of my favour.
Mbh.12.347.23052 Thou, O puissant one, art the ocean of Yoga with all its branches.
Mbh.12.347.23101 Having reached those regions, he set himself to high Yoga.
Mbh.12.347.23146 The puissant Hari is Yoga.
Mbh.12.347.23164 Both the Sankhya philosophy and Yoga have Narayana for their soul.
Mbh.12.347.23172 Indeed, the puissant Narayana, endued with the highest Yoga puissance, is the one topic of enquiry.
Mbh.12.348.23215 In the Krita age of that ancient Kalpa, Rudra, devoted to Yoga, O monarch, communicated it to all those Rishis that are known by the name of Valikhilyas.
Mbh.12.349.23332 The learned say that he is the origin of the Grandsire Brahma; that he is the sixth form of Narayana; that he is the foremost of Rishis; that he is endued with the puissance of Yoga; that as the only son of his parents he is an incarnate portion of Narayana; and that, born under extraordinary circumstances on an Island, he is the inexhaustible receptacle of the Vedas.
Mbh.12.349.23359 Himself transcending all Yoga, Narayana then, by dint of Yoga, applied the Goddess of Intelligence properly.
Mbh.12.349.23360 The illustrious and puissant and immutable Hari, addressing the Goddess of Intelligence who was endued with activity and goodness and all the puissance of Yoga, said unto her these words, For the accomplishment of the task of creating all the worlds do thou enter into Brahma.
Mbh.12.349.23427 There are diverse kinds of cults, O royal sage, that go by diverse names such as Sankhya, Yoga, the Pancha-ratra, Vedas, and Pasupati.
Mbh.12.349.23429 The primeval Hiranyagarbha, and none else, is the promulgator of the Yoga system.
Mbh.12.349.23441 The Sankhya and the Yoga systems are eternal.
Mbh.12.350.23448 Vaisampayana said, In the speculations of the Sankhya and the Yoga systems many Purushas have been spoken of, O jewel of Kuru's race.
Mbh.12.350.23461 In days of yore, the Three-eyed Siva endued with puissance and high Yoga, while proceeding along the sky, beheld Brahma seated on that mountain and, therefore, dropped down quickly on its top.
Mbh.12.351.23511 And because he knows all Kshetras as also all good and bad deeds, therefore he, who is the soul of Yoga, is called by the name of Kshetrajna
Mbh.12.351.23513 Agreeably to the Sankhya mode, as also with the aid of Yoga and the due observance of the ordinances prescribed by it, I am engaged in thinking of the cause of that Purusha, but alas, I am unable to comprehend that cause, excellent as it is.
Mbh.12.351.23558 I have thus answered thee, O son, according to thy questions, and according to the way in which the matter is expounded in the Sankha system and the Yoga philosophy
Mbh.12.360.23804 For dispelling all evil from him and bringing about what is beneficial to him, I am engaged in reciting the Vedas till he comes and am in Yoga and passing my time happily'

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