Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. Life is Light

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 86 Contd. from knowledge sheet 85   “Tataha ksheyate prakashavaranam’’  (II Sutra 52) tataha = then; ksheyate = broken; prakasha = light; avaransam = curtain.   “Then the curtain surrounding the light is broken.”   Bre ...
  2. The Importance of Pranayamas

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 85 Contd. from knowledge sheet 84   “Tasminsati shwasaprashwasayorgativicchedaha pranayamaha’’ (II Sutra 49) tasmin = in that state of asana or posture; sati = being; shwasa = inspiratory breath; prashwasa = expiratory ...
  3. Don't Shy Away From Criticism

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 84 Contd. from knowledge sheet 83   “Tato dwandanabhighataha’’ (II Sūtra 48) tato = then; dwandwa = duality; anabhighataha = rooted out.   “Then, all the duality in you is rooted out.”   It hits the duality in you, all ...
  4. Effortlessness is the Key

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 83 Contd. from knowledge sheet 82   Asanas are not just aerobics, not just gymnastics because asanas have to be coordinated with the breath and with awareness. If you are lifting your arms up, you are fully aware that ...
  5. A Yogi is a like a Baby

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 82 Contd. from knowledge sheet 81   The different positions of your eyes indicate the state of your mind. Different body postures also indicate what you are feeling. This is called body language. It shows what you are ...
  6. Truth is what we are!

    Walking on path of truth is never easy but always beautiful. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 69 Contd. from knowledge sheet 68 To be with what is, to be truthful in one's life, to one's heart, one's presence, one's mind, this is f ...
  7. The truth about lies!

    Birbal saves the country by telling the truth! Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 68 Contd. from knowledge sheet 67 There is a story about the emperor of Delhi. India was a collection of many small states. So he was an emperor. The emperor of Delhi had ...
  8. Getting established in truth and non-violence is yoga

    Mahaveer the promoter of Jainism emphasized on ahimsa. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 67 Contd. from knowledge sheet 66 “ Ahimsa pratishtayam tat sannidhau vairatyagaha ’’ (II Sutra 35) Ahimsa = non-violence; Pratishtayam = established in; Tat = his ...
  9. The eight limbs of yoga

    8 limbs of yoga. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 65 Contd. from knowledge sheet 64 Human consciousness is like a seed. A seed has the possibility of a tree, of the leaves, of a branch, of fruits, of flowers, of multiplication, so also the human mind. ...
  10. The world is part of the Enlightened One!

    Body is made up of three Gunas. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 63 Contd. from knowledge sheet 62 The next sutra says – “ Tadartha eva drushyasyatma ’’ (II Sutra 21) tad = that; artha = purpose; eva = only; drushyasya = the scenery; atma = existence. ...
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