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Using the Sanskrit terms, "Kriya Yoga is comprised of tapas, svadhyaya and
Isvara pranidhana." Tapas is generally misunderstood because it gets translated
as mortification or austerity when it actually stands for something different here.
Such self-discipline obviously cannot be practiced in our meditation rooms but
only in our daily lives as we relate with other people. Tapas also refers to self-
discipline. Normally the mind is like a wild horse tied to a chariot. Imagine the
body is ...
The direct meaning of tapas is "to burn," as was discussed in the first sutra of this
portion. By the physical tapas of fasting, we burn our excess fat away along with
the toxins our bodies have accumulated. By mental tapas, we burn all our old ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tobias.Bruell - LibraryThing
This text seems to be a transcript of a series of lectures given by Satchidananda (henceforth called "Commentator") to his students. Each verse of the Yoga-Sutra is first given in various forms ... Read full review
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