The Way of the Yogi

True To Yoga

An explanatory contradiction of descriptions, misinterpretations and misrepresentations encountered in Western media


Yoga’s only purpose — Yoga’s ONLY purpose — is Mokshya; that is, liberation from reincarnation and other effects of nescience, via God-realisation: a state of enlightenment-&-liberation referred to in Judeo-Christian as well as Hindu scriptures, but little understood and expounded in

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The Diet Of The Yogi

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya

Every sadhak (practitioner) who is initiated has to resolve to remain a vegetarian for life.  This means that the disciple may not deliberately consume any substance derived from the killing or cruelty to any mammal, marsupial, bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, mollusc, or other creature in the animal kingdom.

The yogi must be careful and uncompromising. Labels should be scrutinised, and foods and ingredients containing substances like lard, gelatine, and

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Insights Into The Vegetarian Ethic

Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya

Inter-mammalian cannibalism & insights into the vegetarian ethic

Uncomfortable considerations for the meat eater, hunter and wearer of animal furs and leather coats

“But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.”
Genesis 9:5

“Ye shall not eat anything with the blood&hell

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Social Conscience And The Vexed Question Of Charity

“Serve, love, give, purify, meditate, realise;
Be good, do good, be kind, be compassionate.”
So said Gurudev Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj.

Immortal Atmaswarupa, Revered Devotee of the Lord,

The following is only for advanced disciples, who live harmlessly, and whose support of others’ charitable efforts should be in direct, non-involved ways which do not spoil the disciples’ peace of mind.

Karma Yoga and Sev

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