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Hello SIr, in ancient taoist and zen texts they say that to cultivate spirituality and realization of the self what is needed is brahmacharya (discipline) and emptiness meditation. If one during meditation is able to reach and maintain a empty state of mind they call Tao, the 3 energies will sublimate by themselves and one reach the self that way. Do you agree or this teaching is false? WHat is the main difference with indian yoga?

When one merges the mind into the Atman (self), it is meditation. There, there is no body, no mind & no awareness of the world and its phenomenon. Pure consciousness alone exists, infinite, complete and of the nature of bliss. Calling it emptiness or something else or not calling it anything at all makes no difference.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."


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