The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Integral Yoga Publications, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 263 pages
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 these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. In this classic context, Sri Swamiji offers practical advice based on his own experience for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony.
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Tada = then; drastuh = the Seer; svarupe = in His own nature; avasthanam =
abides. Then the Seer [Self] abides in His own nature. You are that true Seer.
You are not the body nor the mind. You are the Knower or Seer. You always see
In the same way, the Seer, or true you, reflects in the mind which is your mirror.
Normally, you can't see the true Self because your mind is colored. If the mind is
dirty you say, "I am dirty." If it's all polished and shining: "I am beautiful.
This is the independence of the Seer. More simply, once the junction created by
ignorance is removed, the Seer rests in his own true nature. The Purusha is
always like that; although temporarily it appears to be bound by Prakriti. We
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One of my favourite translations of the Yoga Sutras. It includes the Devanagari and transliteration along with practical and accessible commentary that resonates with the modern reader. My only ... Read full review
Samadhi Portion on Contemplation
Sadhana Pada Portion on Practice
Vibhuti Pada Portion on Accomplishments
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