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Vrittayah = modifications of the mind stuff; panchatayyah = five kinds; klishta =
painful; aklishtah = painless. There are five kinds of mental modifications which
are either painful or painless. Patanjali says there are five kinds of vr/tt/s, and
The selfish thoughts ultimately bring pain. For example, to love something or
somebody is pleasurable. But many of you have experienced how the very same
love brought you a lot of unhappiness, pain, hatred, jealousy and so on. Why?
When we burn, we feel some heat and pain. We undergo suffering. So tapas also
means to accept suffering. If someone suffers, he is blessed, because by that
suffering he purges out some of his impurities. In order to make our minds clean ...
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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