40) The Agni Purana’s Virtues of the Purana

The last chapter of the Agni Purana describes three virtues of the Purana. The Agni Purana is most holy. It gives health and ends nightmares. It spreads happiness. Ill omens vanish from house where the Agni Purana is kept. A man who listens to the recital of the Agni Purana…

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39) Agni Purana now recapitulates the essence of the Yama Gita

Yama Gita There  was  a  king  named  Vajashrava.  His  son  was  Nachiketa.  Vajashravas  arranged  for  a wonderful sacrifice at which he gave away all his wealth. Nachiketa asked, “Father, whom have you given me to?” His father did not reply, but Nachiketa kept asking again and again. At this, Vajashravas…

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37) The Knowledge Of The Brahman – AGNI PURANA

 Brahma jnana is the knowledge of Brahman. This knowledge, which gives the ultimate bliss, is nothing but the sense that the individual  atman is identical with the universal Brahman or Paramatman. The physical body is not the atman. Nor are the senses the atman. The mind or intelligence is not…

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36) Yoga, Pranayama & Dhyana in Agni purana

Yoga in puranas Yoga is the way to circumvent the miseries of life. True knowledge is that which informs one about the true nature of Brahman or Paramatman. The atman or jivatman is that which characteristics an individual. Yoga means union, it is the union of the jivatman with the…

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