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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AVIDYASMITA RA"GA DVEžA-BHINIVEžA"H KLEžAy. Avidya = ignorance;
asmita = egoism; raga = attachment; oVesha = hatred; abhmivesah = clinging to
bodily life; klesah = obstacles. Ignorance, egoism, attachment, hatred, and
clinging to ...
Now Patanjali explains what ignorance is. If I show you a nice piece of fruit that
you have never seen before, you will say, "I am completely ignorant of this; I don't
know what it is." That is just normal ignorance, not knowing something.
24* TASYA HETUR AVIDYA. Tasya = its; hetur = cause; avidya = ignorance. The
cause of this union is ignorance. Here, Patanjali laughs at the idea he has just
expressed. The cause of the samyoga is ignorance. This may seem a bit
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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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