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Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga by [Sadhguru]

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Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga Kindle Edition

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First things first! When Sadhguru uses the word 'Adiyogi', he can mean either 'that which is not', or Shiva, the first ever Yogi who perceived that emptiness experientially, and in Sadhguru's own experience, they are not separate and he travels seamlessly between these two definitions. Chronicles, some of which are in the form of myths, occupy a prominent position in this book and if one goes with the intellect to discern it, one will miss the point entirely. Miss Subramaniam, the co- author of the book, is there as a representative of a contemporary society where psychological realities reign supreme. Saying that, she has played her part really well, as she very briefly sketches her own personal journey from a once skeptic disciple to the one who now leans on the bedrock of trust laid out by her guru, atleast on spiritual matters, notwithstanding the occasional thought waves of onslaught instigated by her mind, like the majority of us. The last section of the book is in the form of a dialogue where Arundhathi asks Sadhguru regarding the need of this particular book, how the various categorisations of Adiyogi as a mythological, metaphysical,cosmological and existential figure adds up in the long run, and above all, how Sadhguru's own inner experiences helps in presenting this complex phenomenon before a person living in this age. Arundhathi's language and vocabulary deserves a special applause as she is comfortably placed in the good books of all dictionaries --By Agasthyan on 1 March 2017

This is a one of kind book, exploring Shiva in a unique way. My neighbour has already borrowed it to read. I had time only to read the first chapter will give a detailed review once my neighbour returns it. --By Subbu on 3 March 2017

The courier service was great. I am loving reading the book. It feels like another mystic musings...I cannot review the book as a whole yet but until now it is spellbinding experience for me. Arundhati Subramanayam has cleared all the kind of scepticism that can bud in one's mind. --By Amazon Customer on 2 March 2017

From the Back Cover

"Shiva does not spell religion. Shiva spells responsibility -- our ability to take our very life process in our hands.''

 

-- Sadhguru

'Shi-va' is 'that which is not', a primordial emptiness; Shiva is also the first-ever yogi, Adiyogi, the one who first perceived this emptiness. Adiyogi is symbol and myth, historic figure and living presence, creator and destroyer, outlaw and ascetic, cosmic dancer and passionate lover, all at once.A book like no other, this extraordinary document is a tribute to Shiva, the Adiyogi, by a living yogi; a chronicle of the progenitor of mysticism by a contemporary mystic. Here science and philosophy merge seamlessly, so do silence and sound, question and answer--to capture the unspeakable enigma of Adiyogi in a spellbinding wave of words and ideas that will leave one entranced, transformed.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B06WWRPBFZ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Element; 2017th edition (23 February 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 656 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 217 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality Book, with better content
By Subhashis Chowdhury on 15 August 2018
I can't say anything about the content about the book, one should read it to experience it. Only thing is that, writer could have used simpler vocabularies. It destroys the flow of reading when you have to consult with Dictionary every now and then.
Built quality of the paperback book is very good. with little care you can easily preserve the book for generations to come. Fonts are easy to read but just a little bit small for weak eyes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Journey to the beyond..
By Chaitanya on 25 April 2017
Had the privilege to get is signed by Sadguru shree :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Totally recommend .
By Amazon Customer on 22 July 2020
1. The book was delivered in perfect condition
2. It came along with a complementary Amazon bookmark ( bonus but not mandatory )
3. Content in itself is really fulfilling and in a way enlightening. If nothing else it will make you rethink what you know and will make you broaden your perspective .
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