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By the term Isvara, Patanjali means the supreme Consciousness — not the
individual soul but the supreme Soul. Patanjali goes on to explain who Isvara is:
KLESA KARMA VIPAKASAYAIR APARAMR- STAH PURUSAVISESAlSVARAH.
Ritambhara = absolute true; tatra = this is; prajna — consciousness. 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 ...
Chiteh — consciousness; apratisamkramayah = of Purusha is unchangeable; tat
= it (chitta); akarapattau = by getting the reflection of the Purusha;
svabuddhisamvedanam = becomes self-conscious. The consciousness of the
Purusha is ...
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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