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Sva — their own; vishaya — objects; asam- prayoga = withdrawal; chitta-svarupa
= nature of the mind-stuff; anukara = . imitate; iva = as it were; indriyanam =
senses; pratyaharah — abstraction. When the senses withdraw themselves from
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the mind is withdrawn from the sense objects, the sense organs also withdraw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.
mastery; indriyanam = senses. Then follows supreme mastery over the senses.
By the proper practice of pratyahara your senses come fully under your control.
They become obedient horses, taking you wherever you want. You become a ...
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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