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This force or prana has three constituents called the gunas: sattva, rajas and
tamas, or the tranquillity, activity and inertia. When all three qualities are in
equilibrium they do not affect the matter. But once there is a little disturbance in
the gunas, ...
SATTVA PURUSAYOR ATYANTASAMMRISIAYOy PRATYAYAVI$ESO BHOGAH
PARARTHAT SVARTHASA/CtYAMAT PURUSAJNANAlfo. Sattva = purity, buddhi
or intellect; Purushayoh = and the Purusha (or Atman); atyantasamkirnayoh ...
... and sage who compiled the Yoga Sutras; considered to be the "Father of Yoga"
phalam — fruit; effect prakasa — illumination; sattva Prakrti — the Nature prana
— the vital energy prarja-apana — the ascending and descending energy within
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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