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Origin of Yoga [ s1: s4 ]

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“The Bhagwad Gita” also called as the summation of Vedas – Vedanta, presents a synthesis of ideas describing dharma, bhakti and yogic ideals of moksha. The text covers Jnana, Bhakti, Karma and Raja Yoga, also incorporat ing ideas from the Sankhya yoga darsha na.



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In this text, Lord Krishna explains yoga as, “Yogah Karamsu kuashalam”, literally translating to Yoga as skill in action. Skill means the ability to do an action without getting attached to the result, because every action done by mind, speech and physic is bound to create an imprint. Imprints create tendencies, which leads to another action and it becomes a vicious cycle. Person who is not bound by the results will not get to create any new tenden cies. Sage Kapila, the Rigvedic seer, is regarded as the founder of Samkhya Darshana.The word “Samkhya” is com posed of two terms, namely “sama” meaning equal and “khya” meaning knowledge of reality khyayate iti Samkhya


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