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Krama

This article was written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: Krama and Karma: both the words come from the root kr to do. While karma in general refers to action, krama usually indicates an orderly way or method of doing a karma or action. Anything done in a proper way […]

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Kośa (कोश): Taking Care of Vital Internal Organs

This article was written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: One of the less known, but significant, teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya was about the maintenance of the health of vital organs of the body, the six kosas. He makes a pointed reference to it in his Yoga Rahasya. Kosa in […]

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Asmitā (अस्मिता)

This article is written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: The Sanskrit root ‘as’ rhyming with ‘bus’ would mean ‘to be’. The sanskrit ‘as’ is like ‘is’ in English. ‘as’ becomes ‘asmi’ when conjugated in its first person, singular, present tense. Asmi means ‘am’. Just like the English ‘am’ refers […]

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