Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Shipping on All Items are Expected in 2-3 Weeks on account of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Yoga > Asana > Tirthankarasana (A Work on Jaina Yoga)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Tirthankarasana (A Work on Jaina Yoga)
Pages from the book
Tirthankarasana (A Work on Jaina Yoga)
Look Inside the Book
Description
About the Book

The purpose of this book is not only to show the proper procedures of doing the poses, but also to spread light on dhydna, mantra, and japa, and remember the kindness and grace showered upon us by great saints and svamis. The writer is an accomplished mediator. The insights and essences he realized during many years of meditation have been published for the benefit of fortunate readers. The benefits of this book will be self-evident as you delve deeper into yogic practices. In this book on Jain Yoga, some poses are totally new while others have been dealt with in other works on yoga. The poses are named both traditionally and with the names of the Tirthaitkaras. For each asana, mantras are given to deepen the engagement with the poses on physical, mental, and spiritual levels.

About the Author

SHANTILAL D. PARAKH He is an internationally known yoga teacher, reflexologies, metaphysician and healer. He served for many years as the Vice-Chair of the International Mahavir Jain Mission, having been appointed directly by the Chair and Founder, Acharya Sushil Kumar. Though he was educated in the sciences from the ITT Bombay, he has been practicing yoga for over 50 years and has been reading palms and working on the hands and feet for over 45 years. Shand has also won championships in Hatha Yoga.

Preface

Tirthahkarasana pays homage to the 24 Jaina Tirthahkarasi of the present era. It is the fruit of many years of meditation and sadhana. Piercing the veil of darkness and ignorance that obscures Reality is most difficult. True guidance often feels perpetually out of reach. But as I sat in meditation during that time of my life, the images of the Tirthankaras began to come alive, one-by-one, and revealed their deeper esoteric meanings. I could see clearly the lOnchans or symbols of each Trthankara, and as I practiced certain asanas of Hatha Yoga, these dsanas became connected to each lirthankara. What was in those symbols of the Trthankaras? Were they only for the prescribed canonical purpose of differentiating each Ththankara? Or was there some deeper, coded meaning? There must have been a very special reason why the Jaina ganddharas, dcdryas, and upddhydyas created special symbols for all of the 24 Trthahkaras of the current ayasarpinT.2 These symbols assumed great importance to me because they shone a bright light on aspects of Hatha and Raja Yoga and connected Yoga to Jainism in a concrete way. After spending a long time in deep meditation and pondering the meanings of the lanchans, their deeper meaning and the linkages to Hatha yoga poses unmistakably began to emerge. It is impious to even think of changing the perfect knowledge contained within Hatha Yoga or to modify the omniscience of Jaina principles. Fortunately, there is no need. Jaina principles exist in Hatha Yoga and yogic principles exist in Jainism. Indeed, there have been a number of notable treatises on yoga written by Jaina Ocdryas, including those by Acarya Bhadrabahu and Acarya Hemacandra. This humble work is only the latest attempt to connect these two great traditions and demonstrate their essential unity, with a particular focus on oisana and mantra. Anything that you may find of value in this book is due to the blessings of elders and Divine beings; any deficiencies are mine alone for which I humbly ask your forgiveness. Please do not hesitate to contact me to share your experiences. May this book help unite the followers of all Jaina traditions and the followers of other religious traditions. May right faith, right vision and right conduct lead to universal peace and harmony, without and within. This is my humble prayer. **Contents and Sample Pages**









Tirthankarasana (A Work on Jaina Yoga)

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
NAT265
Cover:
HARDCOVER
Edition:
2019
ISBN:
9788194011118
Language:
ENGLISH
Size:
9.00 X 6.00 inch
Pages:
180 (Throughout B/W Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 0.29 Kg
Price:
$26.00
Discounted:
$20.80   Shipping Free
Shipping expected in 2 to 3 weeks
You Save:
$5.20 (20%)
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Tirthankarasana (A Work on Jaina Yoga)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 592 times since 7th Oct, 2019
About the Book

The purpose of this book is not only to show the proper procedures of doing the poses, but also to spread light on dhydna, mantra, and japa, and remember the kindness and grace showered upon us by great saints and svamis. The writer is an accomplished mediator. The insights and essences he realized during many years of meditation have been published for the benefit of fortunate readers. The benefits of this book will be self-evident as you delve deeper into yogic practices. In this book on Jain Yoga, some poses are totally new while others have been dealt with in other works on yoga. The poses are named both traditionally and with the names of the Tirthaitkaras. For each asana, mantras are given to deepen the engagement with the poses on physical, mental, and spiritual levels.

About the Author

SHANTILAL D. PARAKH He is an internationally known yoga teacher, reflexologies, metaphysician and healer. He served for many years as the Vice-Chair of the International Mahavir Jain Mission, having been appointed directly by the Chair and Founder, Acharya Sushil Kumar. Though he was educated in the sciences from the ITT Bombay, he has been practicing yoga for over 50 years and has been reading palms and working on the hands and feet for over 45 years. Shand has also won championships in Hatha Yoga.

Preface

Tirthahkarasana pays homage to the 24 Jaina Tirthahkarasi of the present era. It is the fruit of many years of meditation and sadhana. Piercing the veil of darkness and ignorance that obscures Reality is most difficult. True guidance often feels perpetually out of reach. But as I sat in meditation during that time of my life, the images of the Tirthankaras began to come alive, one-by-one, and revealed their deeper esoteric meanings. I could see clearly the lOnchans or symbols of each Trthankara, and as I practiced certain asanas of Hatha Yoga, these dsanas became connected to each lirthankara. What was in those symbols of the Trthankaras? Were they only for the prescribed canonical purpose of differentiating each Ththankara? Or was there some deeper, coded meaning? There must have been a very special reason why the Jaina ganddharas, dcdryas, and upddhydyas created special symbols for all of the 24 Trthahkaras of the current ayasarpinT.2 These symbols assumed great importance to me because they shone a bright light on aspects of Hatha and Raja Yoga and connected Yoga to Jainism in a concrete way. After spending a long time in deep meditation and pondering the meanings of the lanchans, their deeper meaning and the linkages to Hatha yoga poses unmistakably began to emerge. It is impious to even think of changing the perfect knowledge contained within Hatha Yoga or to modify the omniscience of Jaina principles. Fortunately, there is no need. Jaina principles exist in Hatha Yoga and yogic principles exist in Jainism. Indeed, there have been a number of notable treatises on yoga written by Jaina Ocdryas, including those by Acarya Bhadrabahu and Acarya Hemacandra. This humble work is only the latest attempt to connect these two great traditions and demonstrate their essential unity, with a particular focus on oisana and mantra. Anything that you may find of value in this book is due to the blessings of elders and Divine beings; any deficiencies are mine alone for which I humbly ask your forgiveness. Please do not hesitate to contact me to share your experiences. May this book help unite the followers of all Jaina traditions and the followers of other religious traditions. May right faith, right vision and right conduct lead to universal peace and harmony, without and within. This is my humble prayer. **Contents and Sample Pages**









Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Tirthankarasana (A Work on Jaina Yoga) (Yoga | Books)

Tantra Yoga, Nada Yoga and Kriya Yoga
by Swami Sivananda
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDF829
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Supreme Yoga: Yoga Vasistha
Deal 30% Off
Item Code: IDF634
$29.00$20.30
You save: $8.70 (30%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Light on Hatha Yoga
by Swami Muktibodhananda
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Yoga Publications Trust
Item Code: IDE214
$43.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Supreme Yoga: A New Translation of the Yoga Vasistha (Two Volumes)
by Swami Venkatesananda
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
New Age Books
Item Code: IDF290
$44.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Japa Yoga (Mantra Yoga) (Theory, Practice and Applications)
Deal 20% Off
by N. C. Panda
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDI613
$28.50$22.80
You save: $5.70 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I have received my parcel from postman. Very good service. So, Once again heartfully thank you so much to Exotic India.
Parag, India
My previous purchasing order has safely arrived. I'm impressed. My trust and confidence in your business still firmly, highly maintained. I've now become your regular customer, and looking forward to ordering some more in the near future.
Chamras, Thailand
Excellent website with vast variety of goods to view and purchase, especially Books and Idols of Hindu Deities are amongst my favourite. Have purchased many items over the years from you with great expectation and pleasure and received them promptly as advertised. A Great admirer of goods on sale on your website, will definately return to purchase further items in future. Thank you Exotic India.
Ani, UK
Thank you for such wonderful books on the Divine.
Stevie, USA
I have bought several exquisite sculptures from Exotic India, and I have never been disappointed. I am looking forward to adding this unusual cobra to my collection.
Janice, USA
My statues arrived today ….they are beautiful. Time has stopped in my home since I have unwrapped them!! I look forward to continuing our relationship and adding more beauty and divinity to my home.
Joseph, USA
I recently received a book I ordered from you that I could not find anywhere else. Thank you very much for being such a great resource and for your remarkably fast shipping/delivery.
Prof. Adam, USA
Thank you for your expertise in shipping as none of my Buddhas have been damaged and they are beautiful.
Roberta, Australia
Very organized & easy to find a product website! I have bought item here in the past & am very satisfied! Thank you!
Suzanne, USA
This is a very nicely-done website and shopping for my 'Ashtavakra Gita' (a Bangla one, no less) was easy. Thanks!
Shurjendu, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India