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It is mainly through the eyes and ears that the mind goes out and gathers things
to satisfy its desires. Before the mind is attracted to something it sees or hears,
you should have discrimination to see whether that object is good for you or not.
When you transcend the mind through proper concentration, you feel the Cosmic
Force or God. You can check your experience with the scriptures or through the
word of sages and saints but it is known by you through your own experience.
Unless they are properly engaged, they will always drag the mind outside. When
the mind is withdrawn from the sense objects, the sense organs also withdraw
themselves from their respective objects and thus are said to imitate the mind.
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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