Indian Philosophy: Why It’s Important

February 21, 2014    BY Ishan Tigunait

If you really want to take advantage of the power of yoga, you need to understand its source. The path of yoga is firmly rooted in Indian philosophy—the philosophy of the Vedas—but this philosophy is not just Indian. It is timeless and universal and contains knowledge of the indestructible inner reality gained by great seers through yogic disciplines. Ishan explains that the Vedas and Vedic systems of philosophy are the pinnacle of human wisdom developed over thousands of years by a culture extending far beyond the Indian subcontinent. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is the culmination of this knowledge.

Ishan Tigunait
Son of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ishan Tigunait received his first spiritual lessons from Swami Rama. He earned a degree in computer engineering and worked for IBM before returning to the Institute to lead the Himalayan Institute's humanitarian projects around the world. Ishan currently serves as the Executive Director of the Himalayan Institute.