Yoga and breathing on Brahmabindu (= Amrtabindu) (D – 22 verses; A – 22 verses) This Upanisad begins with a claim that the manas can be pure or impure the latter when filled with desire, the former when free from desire. Like the Ksurika, this Upanisad advocates locking the manas in the heart, where it becomes inactive. Then, using om as a vehicle, the yogin enters Brahman and knows the highest bliss. Amrtabindu (= Amrtanada) (D – 38 verses; A – 38 verses) The yogin who meditates on om throws away his books and sets out for the brahmaloka, accessed through the silence following the anusvara (the dot or bindu at the end of aum in the devanagard script). This meditation combines with a sixfold yoga practice akin to that found in MaitU 6.18, though the components are presented in a different order: pratyahara, dhyana, pranayama, dharana, tarka and samadhi (pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana, dharana, tarka and samadhi in the Maitri). Verse 17 encourages the yogin to adopt a stable, cross-legged posture such as the lotus (padma), cruciform (svastika) or auspicious (bhadra) postures. Yoga and breathing 2016.
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