To understand the word tarka or its importance, we must first retrace our steps to find the fundamental problem that we are trying to address through spiritual practice.
Within Hinduism, a traditional teaching regarding the bewildering diversity of divine forms is that the formless Supreme Being adopts many different guises as an act of compassion.
Devotion is the fuel for sādhana (spiritual practice), the sweet longing that inspires sitting for meditation, for ritual, for learning and teaching.
The more I experience being immersed in devotion, the more I appreciate any expressions of devotion from any tradition or none.
Images and text from Ekabhumi Charles Ellik. Previously published by Sounds True in The Bhakti Coloring Book (2018) and The Shakti Coloring Book (2015)
Among the many subjects that Bhagavad-Gītā (BG) is known for, one is the synthesis of the different Upaniṣadic yoga practices. Due to their terse and often cryptic style, the Upaniṣads’ discourse on yoga reads more like a gloss on the subject rather than an accessible exposition.
Susanna is a yoga teacher and author.
David is a popular NYC yoga teacher.
Kenneth is a professor of Religion and Theology and author of “Yoga, Meditation and Mysticism.”
Nikki is the founder of Yoga for 12-Step Recovery.
Bo is a clinical psychologist and author.
Amy is an anatomy teacher and co-author of “Yoga Anatomy.”
Andrea is the author of “Selling Yoga” and is a scholar of modern yoga.
Tias is a popular yoga and meditation teacher.
Mark is the author of “Yoga Body” and a scholar of Hatha Yoga.
Dharma is a term that defies translation. It encompasses notions of law, duty, ethics, justice and religion, and is reflected in the norms of duty or conduct allotted to each individual, usually by reference to his or her status within society, sex and/or stage of life.