„The Yoga of action, leading to union with the soul is fiery aspiration, spiritual reading and devotion to Ishvara.“

—  Patañjali

Patanjali, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom], p. 24.

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-200 - -150 a.C.

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„His ideal is the union of the embodied soul and the Supreme Soul.“

—  Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886

p. 132
Contexto: He who is called Brahman by the jnanis is known as Atman by the yogis and as Bhagavan by the bhaktas. The same brahmin is called priest, when worshipping in the temple, and cook, when preparing a meal in the kitchen. The jnani, following the path of knowledge, always reason about the Reality saying, "not this, not this." Brahman is neither "this" nor "that"; It is neither the universe nor its living beings. Reasoning in this way, the mind becomes steady. Finally it disappears and the aspirant goes into samadhi. This is the Knowledge of Brahman. It is the unwavering conviction of the jnani that Brahman alone is real and the world is illusory. All these names and forms are illusory, like a dream. What Brahman is cannot be described. One cannot even say that Brahman is a Person. This is the opinion of the jnanis, the followers of Vedanta. But the bhaktas accept all the states of consciousness. They take the waking state to be real also. They don't think the world to be illusory, like a dream. They say that the universe is a manifestation of the God's power and glory. God has created all these — sky, stars, moon, sun, mountains, ocean, men, animals. They constitute His glory. He is within us, in our hearts. Again, He is outside. The most advanced devotees say that He Himself has become all this — the 24 cosmic principles, the universe, and all living beings. The devotee of God wants to eat sugar, and not become sugar. (All laugh.) Do you know how a lover of God feels? His attitude is: "O God, Thou art the Master, and I am Thy servant. Thou art the Mother, and I Thy child." Or again: "Thou art my Father and Mother. Thou art the Whole, and I am a part." He does not like to say, "I am Brahman." They yogi seeks to realize the Paramatman, the Supreme Soul. His ideal is the union of the embodied soul and the Supreme Soul. He withdraws his mind from sense objects and tries to concentrate on the Paramatman. Therefore, during the first stage of his spiritual discipline, he retires into solitude and with undivided attention practices meditation in a fixed posture.
But the reality is one and the same; the difference is only in name. He who is Brahman is verily Atman, and again, He is the Bhagavan. He is Brahman to the followers of the path of knowledge, Paramatman to the yogis, and Bhagavan to the lovers of God.

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„Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.“

—  Amit Ray Indian author 1960

Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Lifestyle (2012) https://books.google.co.in/books?id=sBsG9V1oVdMC,

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„Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life/“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014

Fuente: Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, p. 59-60

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„The soul aspiring pants its source to mount,
As streams meander level with their fount.“

—  Robert Montgomery (poet) English poet 1807 - 1855

The Omnipresence of the Deity, Part i, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "We take this to be, on the whole, the worst similitude in the world. In the first place, no stream meanders or can possibly meander level with the fount. In the next place, if streams did meander level with their founts, no two motions can be less like each other than that of meandering level and that of mounting upwards", Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, Review of Montgomery's Poems (Eleventh Edition), Edinburgh Review, (April, 1830). These lines were omitted in the subsequent edition of the poem.

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„The greater perfection a soul aspires after, the more dependent it is upon Divine Grace.“

—  Brother Lawrence French Christian monk 1614 - 1691

From the "Fourth Conversation" in The Practice of the Presence of God at Gutenberg.org http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13871.

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„The union of nature and soul removes the veil of ignorance that covers our intelligence.“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014

Fuente: Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, p. 9-10

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„Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto) (1990)

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“