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PTG Full Index

  The actual book has a much shorter index, so this might prove useful to you:

 

Absolute, 12–14, 172, 185, 205–6, 238, 262

         is beyond cause and effect, 194

         chakra theory and, 195

         curative power of, 171, 291

         as fact, 245

         flood story, 254

         focus on, 279

         as God, 299

         as guiding light, 126

         identification with, 197, 198, 208

         is invisible, 185, 206

         as a principle, 180–81

         reincarnates, 168, 191

         revealed by yoga, 152, 263

         is satisfying, 262

         science of the, 12, 18, 140, 143, 162

         union with, 261, 263

         we are one, 165, 241

absolutism, 12, 119, 211, 245

         value of, 270

accidents, 215

action

         goal oriented, 252–53, 256

         unitive, 204

         yoga in, 265

         See also karma

addiction, 293, 295, 300–301

advice, 217

afterlife, 44, 247

         as distraction, 203–4

amnesia, 287

ananda, 232, 235

anger, 301–2

anxiety, 107, 236–37, 283, 287, 315

appearances, 278

arch shape, 15–16, 166

Aristotle, 181

Arjuna, 92, 93, 320

         is an ideal disciple, 155, 249

         philosophical excellence of, 151, 158

armchair philosophy, 86

arrows, 59, 83–84, 144

as it is, 264

Asimov, Isaac, 310–11

attachment, 300–303

attainments, 261–62

         See also siddhis

Aum, 161

authenticity, 10, 60, 222, 260–61, 315

         of inner voice, 178

         search for, 42, 87, 225

authority, 61, 68–69, 105, 178

babelization, 245

balance, 159, 163, 183–84, 309, 311

         to honor and dishonor, 223–24

         about impediments, 176

         vs. indifference, 273

         fosters intuition, 309, 311–13

         loss of, 301, 393

         and reason 311

         taught by guru, 228

         is yoga, 56, 152, 291, 312

battle, 218

beauty, 173

Beethoven, 235–36

beliefs, 177

         false, 131–32, 238

         in God, 177–78

         limiting, 171

         root of conflict, 178

         about suffering, 307

         unquestioned, 143, 239

benefit of action, 266

         relinquished, 256

Bergson, Henri, 239

bhagavan, 19–21

Bible, 48, 54, 181, 243, 294

bipolarity, 159, 228, 230

blindfold, 47, 62

blindness, 45–46, 48–49, 61, 90, 122, 255, 321

         Nitya on, 320–21

bliss, 249, 291, 292

         losing touch with, 257

Bohr, Niels, 308

bondage, 56–58, 86, 271, 300–301

         to beliefs, 104, 253

         to duty, 212

         release from, 293

         self–suppression, 197

bow symbolism, 83, 137

Boy Scouts, 265

Brahma (creator), 186

brahman, (Absolute), 245

brahmin, 63–64

         flood story, 254

Buddha, 49–50, 235–36, 275

Calasso, Roberto, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, 20

caring, 101, 142

Cartesian coordinates, 95

caste, 22–24, 131–32

cause and effect, 200, 234

certitude, 78, 203, 233

         dispels fear, 237

         philosophical, 179

         scientific, 205

chakras, 195–96

child development, 65–66, 68–69, 86–87,

         surrender to authority, 105, 178

Chogyam Trungpa, 247

chosen people, 251

Christianity, 206

clarity, 304, 306, 314, 326

clothes make the man, 278, 281

clothes simile, 192

cold and heat, 172–73

communication, 240–41

compassion, 307–8

concentration, 176, 263, 297, 313, 315

concepts, 207

conch blowing, 73, 75, 77, 80

conditioning, 120, 123, 147, 326

         coping with, 149–50

                  See also bondage

conflict, 74, 75–76, 211

         of beliefs, 244–45

         benefits of, 112–13

contemplation, 119, 148, 205, 287–88, 322

         in action, 87

         advice on, 275, 285

         on cause, 186–87

         and desire, 279, 282, 296, 303

         and expectations, 259

         high road of, 5, 320

         reverses night and day, 318

         and wisdom, 181, 312

                  See also meditation

corporations, 46, 68, 122

cow, divine, 134

creativity, 126, 256, 315

         based in forms, 22

criticism, 224

Cummings, E.E., A Fairytale, 192

damnation, 229

Daumal, Rene, Mount Analogue, 268

death, 168

         for a cause, 65–66

         sense of loss, 187

de Botton, Alain

         The Consolations of Philosophy, 163–64

         Status Anxiety, 223

de Chardin, Teilhard, 101

decision making, 153, 265

delusion, 266, 272, 325–26

depression, 156, 181, 183–84

         Arjuna’s 101

         from thwarted expression, 108, 220, 329

desire, 159, 246–47, 282

         stifles effective action, 257

         banishing, 279

         for change, 59

         and seeking, 159

         zing! of, 282

desirelessness, 257

detachment, 86, 173, 280–81, 283–84, 286–88, 298, 304

devil’s playground, 253

dharma, 45, 210, 212

         according to Aurobindo, 212–13

         according to Nitya, 214

         leads to enlightenment, 213

         how expressed, 257

         losing touch with, 216, 218, 257

         recovering, 258

         sabotaged by seeking honor, 222

Dhritarashtra, 44, 50, 320–21

         sons of, 120

dialectical reasoning, 136, 232–33, 235, 263, 268

dialectics, 8, 86, 140, 268, 289

         flawed, 150

         of guru and disciple, 227–28

         in learning, 92

         proper field for, 232–33

         Terror of the Foe, 159

                  See also yoga

Dick, Philip K., on reality, 204

direct experience, 207, 209

disadoption, 127, 259

discipleship, 85–86, 93, 95–96, 155

         preparation for, 156–57, 176

         requires questioning, 133–34

discrimination, 178–79

dishonor, 223

distractions, 156, 187

         See also impediments

dog on a leash, 148

doubt, 118, 133, 148, 323

duality, 108, 188, 208

         of matter and spirit, 166

duty, 7, 17, 23, 116, 149

         and dharma, 212–13

         true meaning of, 329

Eagleman, David, Incognito, 24

ecstasy, 19, 241, 287

ego, 147, 170, 323

         defenses, 154, 301, 311

         insecurity of, 198, 224–25, 241

         parried by guru, 199

         and quitting, 112, 115, 216, 220

         and siddhis, 261

         surrender of, 157, 240

Einstein, Albert, 166

elections, 219

elements, 194

emotional intelligence, 264–65, 284

empirical truth, 233

enemies, 66, 98, 110, 129, 184

         in yoga, 90

enthusiasm, 93, 148, 181, 220

equanimity, 226, 261, 315

         is a positive quality, 273

         in reason, 264

         See also balance

escape, 230

escapism, 44, 138, 204, 216

eureka phenomenon, 310

Eve, 243

evil, 219–20

evolution, 215

excuses, 116–17

existence, 177

expectations, 259

         freedom from, 228, 256–57

         in religion, 273

         in science, 281

exploitation, 249

facts, 244–45

         made up, 245–46

faith

         not needed, 212

fantasy, 49, 169, 216

         sexual, 282

         spiritual 272, 292

fatalism, 256

fear, 171,

         cured by yoga, 236–37

         of death, 236–37

         as motivator, 177, 236

fighting, 138, 182, 191, 211, 213, 227

         dialectics of, 159

         for good, 56

fire of wisdom, 204

firm resolve, 140

flood story, 254–55

freedom, 117, 122, 171, 257

         imaginary, 87, 109

                  See also independence

free time, 221–22

free will, lost, 86, 248

friendship repair, 90

Frost, Robert, 52, 204

fun, 261, 288, 292, 329

Gandhari, 47–48

gender issues, 73–74

Gita, meaning of, 19

goal orientation, 252–53, 257, 325

         for siddhis, 261

         in sports, 261–62

God, 178, 206

         absence of, 115

         belief in, 177, 319

         is pitiful, 266

         words fall short, 240

gods, worship of, 144, 227

Gonzales, Lawrence, Everyday Survival, 316

good vs. evil, 56, 219

grief, 187

groveling, 154

gunas, 250–51

guru, 10–12, 154, 278

         care in choosing, 277–78

         offsets imbalances, 199

happiness, 161, 216, 284–85

         from creative intuition, 312

         projected, 118, 170

heaven, 143, 246

         an opiate, 203, 216, 247

         in the present, 130

         secular, 248

         temporary, 228, 248

         true, 322

         Vonnegut’s, 247–48

hell, 117, 130, 204, 237

         in the present, 130, 133

         threat of, 204

history, 125–26

holiness, 64

honor, 220, 222

         and dishonor, 143, 223

hope, 219

horizontal, 15, 45, 95–96

         polarities, 172–73

         unrelated to realization, 234

Huxley, Aldous, 212

Hypatia, 235–36

I, 188, 240

I Ching, 152

identity, 100, 137–38, 322

idolatry,158–59, 206, 266

ignorance, 171

imitation, 212

immortality, 166, 175–76

impediments, 17, 23, 176, 216, 285

         polarities, 173

         See also distractions, fantasy

inaction, 256, 281

independence, 77–78, 86–87, 109

         in face of criticism, 224

         surrender of, 127

indifference, 273

indulgence, 173

initiation, 93, 155, 209

inner bliss, 170

inner voice, 158–59, 178, 315

integrity, loss of, 108

intellect, 274–75, 299

         disdain for, 275

intelligence, 173, 290, 320

intimacy, 89

intolerance, 166

intuition, 178, 238–39

         creative, 175, 309–12

Isa Upanishad, 266

isolation, 181

Jacobs, W.W., The Monkey’s Paw, 261

Jensen, Derrick, A Language Older Than Words, 106–7

Jung, Carl, 200

justice, 67, 71

karma, 200, 235

         popular view of, 235, 265

         karma yoga, 328

Katha Upanishad, 185, 186

killing, 120, 185

         as a duty, 189, 213

         the real battle, 218

know your self, 261

Krishna, 320

         choosing, 53

         counterbalancing Arjuna, 227–28, 230

         last word, 211, 213, 265

         testing Arjuna, 143–44, 222

kshema, 252–53

kshetra (field), 47, 97, 253

Kurukshetra, 95, 220, 246

Kurus, 43, 45

lawyer example, 281

Lehrer, Jonah, How We Decide, 264–65, 308

letting go, 257–58, 287–88

life lessons, 112, 215

linear thinking, 136

listening, 158–59

lord, 19–20

losing, 308

losing touch, 218–19

love, 204, 258

         God, 280

         interpersonal, 259

         life, 260

         thy neighbor, 293–94

         true, 157

Mahabharata, 1

mantras, 265

marital issues, 90, 123–24, 127, 183

         trust in, 157

market economics, 266

Marx, Karl, 204

materialism, 168, 181, 201

mausoleum of the guru, 236

“Me”, 298–99

meaning, 181

meditation, 173, 175, 289–90, 309, 319

         on chakras, 195

         on tat tvam asi, 14

         Seneca’s, 164

                  See also contemplation

memory, 287

merit, 70, 234–5, 237, 265, 267

metalanguage, 239–41

meter, exalted, 150, 187, 193, 207, 322

middle ground, 85–86

Miller, Alice, 66

mind, 188–89, 274

         absorption, 175, 297

         Arjuna’s, 320

         balanced, 56, 309, 312

         healthy, 173, 304

         how it learns, 187, 308

         neutrality of, 273

         retention in, 287

         stabilizing, 197–98, 280

         subduing, 275

mindfulness, 298, 314

miracles, 166, 201,

         mouse, 304

mistakes, 308

modalities of nature. See gunas

Mojo Sam quote, 314

Moore, Thomas, Care of the Soul, 82

music, 206–7

myths

         marital, 123–24

         social, 126, 210

Narayana, 321

Narayana Guru, 14, 240

Nataraja Guru, 8, 119, 152

         on the Absolute, 13

         acting as guru, 225–26

         comments, 18, 19, 86, 150, 222, 282, 285, 303

         three types of reasoning, 232–33

         translations, 237, 244, 252, 265, 273, 275, 306, 312

         value of first chapter, 16, 42

nature, 180

         reveals karma, 235

neurons, 264

         rewiring, 292–93, 316

neutrality, 85–87, 90, 154, 257, 272–73, 291

         to impediments, 176

night and day, 296, 318, 320

nirvana, 325

niryogakshema, 252

Nitya Chaitanya Yati, 24, 225–26,

         on blindness, 320–21

         on dharma, 214

         on dialectics, 268

         on initiation, 93

         on verticalization, 280

nonduality, 306

nonviolence, 220, 298

noosphere, 101

now, the, 287–88

ocean and wave, 189

one and the many, 180

One Beyond, 291, 293, 294, 299

oneness, 97, 238

         as goal, 240

         our native state, 307

one–sidedness, 244

openness, 89

Oppenheimer, Robert, 285

opportunity, 191

         from conflict, 127, 215, 268–69

opposites, 172–73, 251, 285

otherworldly states, 304

pain, 172–73, 225, 270

Pandavas, 43, 53, 57

paradox, 126, 268, 292, 322

         Arjuna’s, 118, 155

         good vs. evil, 56

passivity, 202

path, 211, 237, 252, 272

         openness of, 227, 326

patience, 172

peace, 52, 176, 249, 322–24

         from creative intuition, 312

         forced, 261

         in religion, 243

         restoration of, 269

         and war, 52

persona, 197, 247

         is like clothing, 192

         and schizophrenia, 108

planning, 266

pleasure, 172, 249

poetry, 239, 319

police officer example, 189, 213

possessiveness, 323

poverty, 109

         spiritual, 5, 266

         voluntary, 172

prana, 194

prayer, 319–20

Procrustes reference, 211

projection

         unconscious, 84

         of universe, 196

propaganda, 243

protolanguage, 239

psychedelic medicine, 126, 291, 293

psychic powers. See siddhis

pundit, 129

purity, 251

questioning, 157, 277

Ramakrishna, 89

rationalism, 168–69

reality, 204

realization, 240, 247, 264

         transmitted, 236

reason, 174, 235

         in action is yoga, 265, 267–68, 289, 305

         equal–minded, 264

         half–baked, 163

         and happiness, 285

         limits of, 268

         loss of, 303

         three types, 232–33

         well–founded, 140, 238, 249, 270, 279–81, 306–7

         unitive, 238–39, 263, 275

rebellion. 87

regret, 208–9

reincarnation, 168–69

         as an excuse, 191

         equated with goal orientation, 252

         dependent on karma, 248

         reimagined, 191–92

religion, 130, 145, 238

         discredited, 17–18, 243, 266

         evangelical, 243

         flood story, 254–55

         how formed, 236, 239–40

         distorts Gita’s message, 174

         history of, 144

         opiate of the people, 203–4

         static, 253

results, expectations of, 257–58

rules, 107–8, 161, 248

saccidananda, 232–33

sadness, 163, 201

salvation, 118, 166, 248

         savior syndrome, 105–6

samadhi, 175, 275, 276, 291

         See also sameness

sameness, 260–61

samskaras, 147, 300

         See also conditioning

Sanjaya, 51–52

schooling, 106–7

scientific attitude, 281, 305, 311

scorn, 225

scripts, mental, 316

scripture, 275, 292

secondhand ideas, 200, 206, 245

         “I am realized”, 240

seeing, 171

self, grounding in, 197

self–acceptance, 247

self–help books, 247

selfishness, 65–66, 78, 323

self–denial, 292

self–respect, 260

Seneca, 163–64

sensory experience, 171–74, 189, 299, 305

         deceptiveness of, 290, 295–96

         negative effects, 300–303

         suppression of, 297

Shankara, 42, 104, 271

Sharpe, Eric J., A Universal Gita, 131–32

Shiva, (destroyer), 186

shocks

         staying grounded, 198

         as stimulus, 104, 137

siddhis, 261

silence, 245

sin, 59, 117, 229

         value of, 135

Sinatra, Frank, That’s Life, 182–83

Socrates, 263

spirit, 180

spirituality, 216

sports, 261–62

stability, 197–98

subatomic particle analogy, 198

suffering, 262, 270–71, 306–8, 325

superstition, 264, 307

Surowiecki, James, The Wisdom of Crowds, 77

surrender, 154–55, 157

surveillance, 122

symmetry, 200

teacher analogy, 258

teacher

         difficulty in finding one, 277

         guidelines for, 144, 162, 199, 227–28, 230

teasing, Krishna’s, 143–44, 222

tenderness, 142, 154–55

thought, 188–89, 329

tradition, 125, 128

transactional behavior, 90, 223, 257

transcendence, 198, 251, 271

         of interpretation, 245

         of personal point of view, 219

         of transactions, 257

         of words, 207

triangle analogy, 180

trust, 157

         misplaced, 178

truth

         as the goal, 213

         grasping of, 245

United Nations, 127

unitive action, 204, 222, 324, 328

unity, 98, 99, 108, 188–89, 238

         forgetting of, 170

         of human species, 129

         source of happiness, 171

universe, 165, 201

values, 232–33, 235–36

         absolute, 251

         distortion of, 302–3

vasanas, 147, 300

         See also conditioning

Vedanta, 17–18, 143

         central tenet, 13, 165

         detachment in, 286

Vedas, 244, 273

         flood story, 254

         on karma, 248

vertical, 15, 45, 95–96, 172, 280

         three types of reasoning and, 232–33

victory, 110, 220

virtues, 189

Vishnu (sustainer), 186

Vonnegut, Kurt, 247–48, 295–96

Vyasa, 2

war, 124, 129

         art of, 52, 66, 147

         Gita opposes, 159

         point of, 73–74

Waring, Clive, (amnesia) 287

warrior, 182, 213, 227

         symbol of bondage, 55–6, 119

Whitman, Walt, 304

winning and losing, 227, 262

wisdom sacrifice, 140, 263

wisdom transmission, 92, 157, 258, 263–64

wishful thinking, 216, 246–47, 257

         See also fantasy

withdrawal. 172, 220, 221, 322

women, 128–29

wonder, 205

Woodman, Marion, (on arrows), 84

words, 158–59

         limitations of, 199

         power of, 243–44

         wars waged over, 246

         See also metalanguage

Wordsworth, William, 318–19

world, spiritual relationship to, 148

wounds, psychological, 154–55

Yeats, W.B., The Second Coming, 66

yoga, 56, 81, 230, 267, 289, 312

         aim of, 249

         reveals the Absolute, 86, 152, 263

         balancing of opposites, 163, 291–92, 312

         defined, 260, 261, 262, 265, 267, 326

         and dialectics, 136

         essence of, 230

         expressed in the word structure, 162

         faith unnecessary, 266

         frees from fear, 236–37

         and gunas, 250–51

         practical examples, 90, 99

         reason in action, 265

         secret technique, 273

         stepwise, 252

         and suffering, 262

         unaffected by outcomes, 260

         reveals value, 235

                  See also dialectical reasoning, dialectics

ZBS, 314

Zen, 257

         mirror polishing, 251

Zeus, 20

Z’s yoga in action, 268–69

 

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