Lighting the Flame of Awareness
As yoga gains popularity across the U.S., many people are becoming interested in its traditional Vedic roots.
While Buddhist meditation is well represented on bookshelves, there has been little Vedantic philosophy written in lay terms until now. Author David Frawley guides readers through the challenges of cultivating awareness, calming the mind, and practicing meditation according to Vedanta and Hinduism.
He examines how cultural knowledge systems in the West lead individuals to disillusionment, and speaks about how meditation can aid in understanding the true nature of one's thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. Frawley explores meditation support practices such as yoga, mantras, kundalini, and pranayama, as well as the role of gurus, and concludes with a short, more technical essay on self-inquiry.
Dimensions: 9.01" L x 6.05" W
Details: Paperback, 152 pages
Author: David Frawley
Vedantic Meditation is a major contribution to our understanding of the principles underlying the expansion of human awareness.
—David Simon, M.D., author of Vital Energy
"Dr. Frawley provides a dazzling introduction to the world's most enduring meditation tradition, illuminating India's famous 'direct path' to enlightenment."
—Linda Johnsen, author of Meditation is Boring: Putting Life in Your Spiritual Practice
"Dr. Frawley is one of the most important scholars of Ayurveda and Vedic Science today, a true rishi or knower of reality. I have gained great personal insight from his work."
—Deepak Chopra, author of How to Know God
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