The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are a collection of Indian sutras (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga. The Yoga Sutras were compiled prior to The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali [Sri Swami Satchidananda] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. This valuable book provides a complete manual. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are often cited in modern Yoga classes, but how much do you really know about the origin and purpose of this work of philosophy ?.

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This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new deluxe printing of . Yoga-Sutra 3 - Vibhuti Pada: about the results. The third chapter of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras instructs us about the progression of our practice - Vibhuti Pada. Curious as to what Patanjali's Yoga Sutras actually are? Here's a great breakdown for you, so that they're less daunting and a little clearer. Check it out!.

This was somewhat the equivalent of modern day cue cards.

The challenge now is that, even knowing the sutras, you can never be certain as to the greater meaning. A further story says that Patanjali himself wrote down the sutras on palm leaves but a goat ate half of them before he took the remainder to the Himalayas.

Sankhya is one of the ancient Indian systems of philosophy. It is a theoretical understanding that holds that knowledge is the path to enlightenment. A roadmap for your journey to enlightenment.

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We cannot be sure exactly what Patanjali meant to tell us. His Yoga Sutras have been translated and commented on by many people over the years.

The three versions which I like and use as a reference are:. The Yoga Sutras contain Sutras, divided between four chapters, discussing the aims and practice of yoga, the development of yogic powers and finally, liberation. Like a gentle guiding hand, the Yoga Sutras warn you of the pitfalls on your spiritual journey and offer the means to overcome them.

In Vedic texts, it is common to encapsulate the whole teaching early in the discourse. Patanjali does simply in the first few sutras, giving you the essence of your spiritual practices:. Your spiritual practices should be to look within. Your true Self lies hidden in the silence between your thoughts, beyond all limitations. However, the doubts, chaos, and confusion of your thoughts cause you to forget who you really are.

The obstacle to spiritual progress is stress, which creates fatigue, leading to doubts and causing laziness, which brings sensory attachments manifesting as delusions, which causes you to forget who you are. By being committed to your practices, you can overcome all of these. To have a peaceful mind, you should cultivate attitudes of friendliness without jealousy toward those who are joyful; have compassion toward those who are unhappy and less fortunate; delight in and support the acts of the virtuous; and be impartial to and avoid the dramas of the impure.

The fruit of wrong action is sorrow, the fruit of right action is joy.

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You must take responsibility for your thoughts, words, and actions by living consciously. The Yoga Sutras are a path of purification, refinement, and surrender. All of these are resolved through meditation when you remember your essential nature of unbounded consciousness. The Yoga Sutras contain a set of observances and practices to guide your spiritual journey. These are known as the Eight Limbs of Yoga. The first four yamas prepare the body for the next three, which take you to the doorway of the eighth.

Dharana , Dhyana, and Samadhi practiced together is known as Sanyama. Settling the mind, having a subtle intention, and releasing it into the field of Infinite Organizing Power gives you knowledge of the laws of nature of an object and Yogic Powers Siddhis.

There are lesser powers such as clairvoyance, knowledge of the stars, control of the body, and refinement of the senses. And there are greater powers such as becoming invisible, walking on water, and levitation. Becoming attached to these powers, using them to cause harm or for personal gain, creates a great barrier to your spiritual progress. You should settle for nothing less than Self-realization. A rare few are born enlightened.

You can have glimpses of it by taking substances or by accident, but regular meditation is the only natural and lasting path. Teachers and Enlightened Gurus may help to guide and clear your spiritual path, but ultimately, you will have to complete the journey yourself. Your actions create memories and desires giving rise to your karma, which manifests as the situations and circumstances of your life.

Karma is rooted in ignorance and is dissolved by spiritual realization. An object is only experienced when it colors the mind. Objects appear different because of the difference in the minds that perceive them.

An object does not depend on a single mind for its existence. You create and co-create the universe. When the mind begins to experience the Self, it is naturally drawn toward Enlightenment. All thoughts that arise to interrupt this are born of latent impressions that still exist Leshavidya. These can be removed by meditation, purification, refinement, and surrender. When practiced together, they can serve as a spiritual and practical roadmap for navigating almost every aspect of life with greater equanimity.

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Yoga Videos: Business of Yoga. Teaching Yoga. Tools for Teachers.Your spiritual practices should be to look within. Patanjali brought back and connected the pieces so the authentic meaning of yoga could shine by channeling his talent of Sanskrit and creating the Yoga Sutras. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? At this time, Gonika, believing she was nearing the end of her life, took a handful of water and prayed to the Sun God for a son. By delving into what we do know about the history of the Yoga Sutras we can learn a lot about how yoga introduced to the Western world.

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