Bhavambhodhi, Bhavāmbhodhi: 1 definition

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Bhavāmbhodhi (भवाम्भोधि) refers to the “ocean of existence”, according to the South-Indian recension of the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] This is [called] Tāraka [yoga] because it causes the Guru and student to cross over the ocean of existence (bhavāmbhodhi). It is also called Tāraka because its [practice] depends on the flashing [light] of a star. Having obtained such a guru and having settled in a beautiful place, he who is free from all worry should practice only Yoga”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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