The Recognition of Our Own Heart
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The Recognition of Our Own Heart : Ponderings On The Pratyabhijnahrydayam

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In The Recognition of Our Own Heart: Pratyabhijn ahrdayam, non-dual yoga and meditation teacher Joan Ruvinsky offers up a beautifully illustrated interpretive translation of one of the foundational texts of Kashmiri Shaivism--twenty short verses that address fundamental and universal questions. Part poetry, part guidebook, part art, it conveys the richness and incandescence so characteristic of the lineage without losing sight of the last 400 years of philosophical inquiry, spiritual revelation, and scholarship. In the footsteps of the Tantric masters of the medieval period--who were not only great yogis but also accomplished scholars, poets, musicians, and for whom the vast emptiness of Being is inseparable from the flourish of freely, divinely inspired expression--Ruvinsky embraces the body, mind, and senses as pathways to enlightenment. In her distinctly poetic and down-to-earth fashion she reminds us to live directly, moment to moment, in the mystery. You already have what you need. She intones, All contemplations are valid. There are no right answers, no dead ends, only pathways in the infinite. From the Author: Sangha in the form of a book in the middle of the night is a powerful friend. For you, the function of this book may be to provide a sense of community, or it may be educational, satisfying some intellectual curiosity, or it may be social, a friend on the bedside table in the dark of the night or even an opportunity for the highest communion. It is my humble and fondest hope that it evoke what we already know but perhaps have momentarily forgotten, or maybe just affirm what may be Self-evident. from Appendix C, The Book as Sangha, pg.154.
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 180 x 260mm | 594g
  • Eastman, Canada
  • English
  • 1987972155
  • 9781987972153
  • 37,422

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