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The time necessary for success further depends on whether the practice is mild,
medium or intense. *yO TSVARAPRANIDHANAD VA. Isvara = Supreme God;
pranidhanat = dedicated devotion; va = or. Or [samadhi is attained] by devotion
Here he says that there is another way to get success: Isvara pranidhanam or self
-surrender to God. By the term Isvara, Patanjali means the supreme
Consciousness — not the individual soul but the supreme Soul. Patanjali goes
on to explain ...
That's why Patanjali says the supreme Purusha or Isvara is the Guru of the gurus.
So Isvara pranidhanam or devotion to the all-knowing Isvara is another method
for obtaining samadhi. It is the emotional path which is easier than the other ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yogiclarebear - LibraryThing
A must read for anyone who wants to know yoga deeper than the poses. Keep your highlighter handy and mark what moves you. Then practice it, and then read the Sutras again and see what else pops out at you. This is an excellent reference. Read full review