Item description for A Yogi Approach by Danijel Turina...
This is a book that will change your perspective of the world and spirituality--to people who consider themselves atheists because of disagreement with the superficial and senseless God concepts, this book could show that they, in fact, did believe in God for the whole time, but not in God presented in the form of the grumpy old grandpa sitting on his cloud, contemplating further restrictions of their sex life, but in God who is the joy in truth and virtue, who is the beauty in the harmony of all things, who is the foundation of all things positive and good, that we can experience in our lives--God who is the true meaning and purpose of our lives, and the hidden object of all our longings.
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Studio: Ouroboros Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.68" Weight: 1.17 lbs.
Release Date Jan 28, 2004
Publisher Ouroboros Publishing
ISBN 9539882494 ISBN13 9789539882493
Reviews - What do customers think about A Yogi Approach?
Happiness May 7, 2001
Happiness should not be projected in the future Near or far It should be felt in the present we should move from one to Greatest happiness
As grave as circumstances could be You can always find something To be thankful for
Do not ever forget to express Your gratitude to God For mercy and beauty that He bestowed upon us
A brilliant accomplishment of a young author Mar 10, 2001
Quotes from the book:
Recognizing the reality and its nature, awakening in the reality, is the first step, with which all spirituality begins. Spiritual is real, unspiritual is unreal; therefore the spiritual begins with the awakening to the reality. ... Kundalini awakening means uniting the higher and the lower nature; the hand has entered the glove and controls it. The divine has descended, and has taken over the control of the animal. The order descends into chaos, acting as a purifying, organizing force. ... Spirituality is often thought to be some sort of a "departure from oneself". Quite the opposite: it is entering oneself, feeling oneself. ... The greatest part of human creativity is unbreakably bound with sexuality. That is the natural order of things, for sex is literally a force of unity and life. Therefore our essence is clearest and most present in the sexual thoughts and imaginations; sexual fantasies are the most powerfully focused thought processes, the greatest part of our life force is invested in them. ... The true being of a man, his real condition, his true responses, are those that take place when the mind has no opportunity to act. If your mind was erased at this moment, if you were born as a child with no memories whatsoever, with no learnt "spiritual commandments", how would you act? That is the only thing that counts. ... God is omnipresent. Everywhere, (s)he can take any form... he will take any form you can love, surrender to. ... Ask God for guidance. Open up and accept. You are safe. Everything is all right. I love you.
Author: "I live in Croatia, Europe. I'm 28. I'm a Yogi, I write and I teach. I looked into God's eyes. I did not survive."
----- A review from Croatian press:
"The advocate of spontaneous spirituality"
A brilliant accomplishment of a very young author (considering the subject) of an eclectic belief, of which he displays superior mastery. Writing in the manner of an medieval bhakta (meaning true devotion), he touches the fundaments of the zen-buddhism and instant-enlightenment in koans (apparently paradoxical, but profound statements), taoist practices of Tantra-yoga, Osho's eccentric playfulness in which we recognize the vital joy of St. Francis, but also the author's prime inspirations: Babaji and Jesus. All things are connected. All religions are but fragments of the universal Truth, a puzzle that can form the final picture only if the parts are put together. Nevertheless, he advocates the spontaneous spirituality that is in fact a man's natural state; creator of the up-stream kriya syntagm, (the upward kriya or action). The first step on the spiritual path is the recognition and awareness of the reality, the present moment, or, in other words, the awakening of Kundalini Shakti. It is a potential, dormant, unrealized energy of a being, that rises upward through the energetic centers in the body - chakras (chakra=circle). The first, basic one lies at the bottom of the spine, then the one below the navel, then the chakra of the solar plexus. It is followed by the heart and throat chakra, and the chakra between the eyes- so called third eye, and, finally, the crown chakra. The activation of Kundalini mostly takes place during the awakening of a disciple's consciousness by the teacher, and less often spontaneously. Turina meticulously explains the guru-disciple issue, although he prefers relaxed surrender and guidance of one's own inner being, as the most powerful guide on the path towards enlightenment. There are numerous obstacles on that path, first of all the identification with the body and thought, therefore with the ego. But, those are the transient categories, and by renouncing them we shall experience joy, from which gratitude and devotion grow, inconspicuously transforming the ego into the Divine Self. Then there is no more separation. And love flourishes. Or, said in the wonderful words of Hitopadesha: "The enemy, knocking at our door, should be greeted properly, for even the tree bestows its shade upon its feller". One should also be cautious of the dangerous pitfall of self-deception of false saintliness, which devalues the inferior, the unspiritual, the carnivores, the unclean... It is necessary to transmute these feelings, rendering them powerless. The false saintliness results in lack of perception, in looking the other way. This is the reason why insight and conscious love are its exact opposites. Another deepening of the topics of yoga, God, karma, reincarnation and especially the sublimation of sexuality, motivates the reader to deeply study this book. The techniques of pranayama, asanas, and the exercises of concentration can be mastered, Turina says, in a couple of months, and then one should continuously practice in order to maintain the elated state of consciousness thus gained - which makes one acquainted with the astral, mental and still higher levels (causal, atmic-nirvanic,..). He offers meditations for relaxation, Kundalini awakening and similar techniques, which can be dangerous to the unacquainted beginners, but the ones who know, or the ones who seek, will not remain indifferent to the work that represents a real jewel on the string of Croatian spiritual literature.
Katarina Maric, "Vijenac" no. 173, October 19, 2000. (the review is translated from Croatian by Danijel Turina)