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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As the Bhagavad Gita explains: The unmanifest appears as manifest and then
returns to the unmanifest. What we see outside is the manifested, the in-between.
That is what we call the creation. That's why, according to Yoga, we don't say that
In other words, the finer objects [tanmatras , chittam and ego] ultimately end in the
primal force called the Prakriti, or the primordial basic substance in its
unmanifested condition. In that condition there is no name, no form and no
thought, only ...
So they came to Dakshinamoorthi and requested him to explain the highest
Brahman (the unmanifested God). He just sat there in silence. After a while they
got up, bowed down and said, "Swamiji, we have understood." And they went
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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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