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When the mind ceases to create thought forms or when the chittam is completely
free from vrittis, it becomes as clear as a still lake and you see your true Self.
Hearing this analogy, you might turn around and ask me, "Does that mean the
The Yogi whose vrittis have thus become powerless by the cultivation of one
particular vritti ceases to distinguish between the knower, knowable and
knowledge (or meditator, meditated upon and meditation). In meditation you are
According to Patanjali there are three types of pranayamas: the bahya vritti,
abhyantara vritti and stambha vritti — or inhaling, exhaling and retention.
Normally in pranayama we teach only inward retention of the breath which is
easy and safe.
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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