Swami Vivekananda on Prânâyâma

  1. Prânâyâma does not refer most fundamentally to breath, but refers to the metaphysical reality which the spiritual practice that bears its name is intended to harness, cultivate and control.
  2. Prânâyâma simply refers to the control of Prânâ, which is one of the two fundamental materials (the other being Âkâsha) which constitutes the cosmos.
  3. Âkâsha is the omnipresent principle that permeates the entire cosmos and underlies all phenomena.
  4. Âkâsha is differentiated into particular entities and forces through the application of Prânâ and prior to the application of this Prânâ, the universe existed in a state of Âkâshic stasis.
  5. The vital force that animates all organisms and makes life possible is just one of many expressions of Prânâ.
  6. There are not authentically stable entities, but everything is in a state of flux at various vibrations, with allegedly physical phenomena constituted as a very coarse state of vibrations and mental and spiritual phenomena being constituted by very fine or subtle vibrations.
  7. At extremely subtle and fine states of vibrations, it becomes clearer to the individual that the cosmos is constituted entirely and most fundamentally by thought, which emanates from the One Being, and that all phenomena ultimately resolves back into this One Being, and it is in this sense that Hinduism is a kind of idealistic monism.

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