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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So, samadhi is practiced first on the gross objects (savitarka samadhi), then on
the subtle elements (savichara samadhi), then on the mind devoid of any objects
except its own joy — in other words, on the sattvic mind (sa-ananda samadhi) ...
Our aim is to make the mind steady, so it is immaterial what object we take.
Anything can take you to the goal, because you are not concentrating on the
object for the sake of the object but for the sake of your goal. The object is only a
symbol of ...
In meditation you are conscious of all three — subject, object and process of
meditation. But at this point, the three become one; either the object becomes
subject or subject becomes object. And when there is no subject-object
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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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