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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They have seen the truth and have expounded it, so we believe them. That's why
in the East, if anybody asks you to do some practice, it is expected that the
scriptures also recommend it. You should not do something just because I say so.
This is ritambhara prajna, or the absolute true consciousness. After attaining the
pure, non-reflective samadhi, the Yogi gets "wisdom-filled-with-truth." This is the
meaning of ritambhara. What is this actually? Patanjali continues by saying: ...
clear and serene, the true Self reflects without disfigurement, and we realize the
Truth in its own original nature. A vow of absolute honesty means we can no
longer tell white lies either. If by being honest we will cause trouble, difficulty or
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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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