Indian/International Foundation for Vedic Science
A world wide forum for study and research into Vedas
as on 7.1.19
(For Human Transformation in the Context of Life, Death and Liberation)
Yoga is a science that was developed in India during the Vedic times by the high profiles seers of this land who unraveled the secrets of creation and life, death and liberation. Today the term Yoga is defined and understood variously by various scholars. To some Yoga is only doing physical exercise or some postures for keeping the body healthy. To others yoga is a spiritualism, to yet others, yoga is a religious ritual of meditation, so people have started giving religious colours to the science of Yoga. Now we find new terms like Christians meditation, Islamic meditation. Its the stupidity of highest order. What to say of meditation, now we have words like Islamic bombs. If modern science and technology is handed over to these so-called religious persons, they would also develop subjects like Christian physics and chemistry, Islamic engineering and science. Yoga, as conceived by the Vedic seers including its last proponent Patanjali, is a complete process of human transformation.
Yoga is not a religion. People generally think that yoga is some religious ritual, and so they associate the practice of yoga with their religious faith. Yoga is not a matter of faith, but a matter of practice and inner science and engineering.
Yoga as a science: Science is the systematic study of the external objects in the universe. That way yoga is far more advanced than science. No systematic study is possible without a concentrated mind. And yoga is associated with the concentration of mind. There is only one method to attain knowledge in this world, that is a concentration of mind. Yoga teaches four stages of concentration of mind. First one is called Dharanaa, that is the focus. To attain any type of knowledge, the mind is necessarily to be focused on the objects of knowledge. Once the focus is achieved, an individual reaches the phase of the concentration of mind. After mind is focused, one may concentrate his mind easily. This concentration is called as Dhyaana in the language of Yoga. These two phases of Yoga are sufficient to attain the knowledge of external things. For instance, a physicist focuses his mind in the lab on the materials he is analyzing and through the concentrated mind, he finds out their secrets. Similarly, an astrophysicist brings into his focus with the help of telescope the different stars in the celestial sphere and when he will be able to concentrate fully upon one, two or more starry objects, he unravels their secrets. The entire knowledge of the external nature has been gained through concentration of mind. But this journey of knowledge is not confined to the outside world only. There is a yet bigger world inside which is more hidden then the outside world. The knowledge of the inside world cannot be gained merely through concentration of mind. The funniest thing is that the knowledge of inside world requires the study of mind also. So mind studying mind through concentration is not only difficult but quite impossible. For the study of the inside world one more tool has been developed by the Yoga scientists like Patanjali and that is popularly known as Samaadhi in the chaste Yogic terms. Samaadhi is losing one's identity. or say the complete loss of one's identity. Complete loss of aham (literally meaning ego). When the physical creation takes place aham is created first followed by the mind. The mind is only the means of study, so if mind will study the objects created prior to it, it had to lose its identity completely. And that process is known as Samaadhi, literally called meditation or transcendental meditation. But either of these two terms cannot define Samaadhi. While reaching advanced stages of Samaadhi, a seeker passes through two stages of Samaadhi--Samprajnaata Samaadhi and Asamprajnaata Samaadhi. Samprajnaata Samaadhi is a state of mind where a Yogi is conscious of his identity while meditating on a content, on the other hand, Asamprajnaata Samadhi is a state of mind where a yogi loses his identity and become one with the content. Thus yoga is a psycho-engineering, it helps a seeker to learn as to how to lose duality and redeem unity. Every human being has two natures or constitutions--external as well as internal. Internal nature is one all through, but external nature differs individual wise. Once the external nature or constitution of a seeker comes in harmony with the internal nature or constitution. The yoga is only a technique which helps a seeker establishing harmony between external nature and internal nature. Thus the duality is lost and the stage of oneness is achieved, the transformation sets in motion. Once a seeker is transformed he becomes immune to pleasure and pain, depression or stress-free view of the above. He starts enjoying every bit of his life.
Course for Transforming life with the help of pragmatic Yoga: The foundation is pleased to announce courses on pragmatic yoga leading to the transformation of the seekers. Under this course seekers will undergo practical training in addition to the theory lectures on Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga starting from Asanas to Samadhi. The seekers will learn how to awaken Sushumna and enjoy different steps leading to Samadhi. The course with practical training will equip seekers/participants with life-changing strategies and advance life tools which will help them to rejuvenate instead of undergoing decay and degeneration. The seekers/participants will be exposed to the secrets of life and death. They will be able to understand their past life and to heal it, transform their present life to the extent of planning a future life. The course will help enhance the efficiency of participants in their respective professions or jobs. It will also enable married participants to plan a baby of their choice, viz. a scholar, a doctor, a sports person, a philosopher, an engineer, a saint, a sage or a politician. The seekers will go home with a new lease of life, a new philosophy of life, a new vision of living and a new objective ahead. The course requires training in theory and practice for at least one month. The participant will have to spend one or two months for rigorous training based on their capability. The interested persons may contact for further details on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In-house yoga Course for Beginners and others: Foundation is offering Yoga courses to cater to the needs of various categories of persons. For instance:
Certificate Course in Yoga Foundation offers Certificate Course for one month's duration (15 hrs theory+30 hrs practical) for beginners. The minimum qualification for the admission is 10th class or equivalent.
Diploma Course Foundation offers Diploma course for three months' duration (100 hrs theory+ 40 hrs practical). The minimum qualification for admission is 12th class.
Advance Diploma Course Advance Diploma Course is offered for 6 months' duration (250 hrs theory+50 hrs practical).
These courses include both theory and practicals. For those who want to carry out these courses online, the foundation will provide study material, so that they may go for self-study. For undergoing practical training, a student is required to be regular at the venue prescribed by the foundation. For certificate course one week is required, for diploma 10 days and for advance diploma 15 days are required. For attending regular practicals for a week, the student will be charged Rs. 2000, for 10 days Rs.3000 and for 15 days Rs. 5000. In addition to this foundation charges Rs. 1500 for providing course material, conducting an examination of theory and practicals and certification in case of certificate course; Rs. 1800 in case of Diploma course and Rs. 2500 in case of Advance
The fee structure for various courses in India is as follows:
Certificate Course in Yoga: Total Rs. 3500/- (Rs.1500 for study material, the conduct of exam & certification + Rs. 2000 for practical class)
Diploma Course Total Rs. 4800/- (Rs.1800 for study material, the conduct of exam & certification + Rs. 3000 for practical class)
Advance Diploma Course Total Rs. 7500/- (Rs.2500 for study material, the conduct of exam & certification + Rs. 5000 for practical class)
Registration for Courses: Those who are interested to pursue Yoga courses should go to the option 'Online Courses' and enrol.
MOU with schools and other organisations: Foundation has started to outsource various courses launched by it. We are going to sign MOU's with the interested organisations in India and abroad. Under this outsourcing scheme, the part of providing study material, the conduct of exam and certification will be handled by the foundation (first party) and theory and practical classes will be conducted by the second party. The foundation will charge the part of fee involving study material, the conduct of exam and certification. The part of fee for theory and practical classes will be charged by the second party.