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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Using the Sanskrit terms, Kriya Yoga comprises tapas, svadhyaya and
hvarapranidhanam . Tapas is often misunderstood, because it gets translated as
mortification or austerity, when it actually stands for something different here.
If tapas is understood in this light, we will look forward to pain; we will even thank
people who cause it, since they are giving us the opportunity to steady our minds
and burn out impurities. In the seventeenth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord ...
You are your own best friend as well as your worst enemy. PARINAMA TAPA SA/
ClSKARA DUtfKHAIR GUfS A VRTTI VIRODHAC CA DUHKHAM EVA SARVAM
VIVEKINAtf. Parinama = consequences; tapa = anxiety; samskara = impressions;
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Review: Yoga Sutras of PatanjaliUser Review - Jayme - Goodreads
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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