Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. What is Asana?

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 81 Contd. from knowledge sheet 80   “Samadhisiddhirëshwarapranidhanat’’ (II Sūtra 45) samadhi = the state of samadhi; siddhihi = attainment; ëshwarapranidhanat = by devotion to God. “The state of samadhi is attained by ...
  2. The Importance of Tapas & Swadhyaya

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 80 Contd. from knowledge sheet 79   The biggest problem with lovers is that they love each other and start demanding each other. “Look how much I love you. What did you do for me?” or, they say “Do you really love me? ...
  3. Enjoy the Company You Keep

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 79 Contd. from knowledge sheet 78   “Santoshadnuttamaha sukha labhaha’’ (II Sūtra 42) Santoshat = by happiness, contentment; Anuttamaha = greatest; Sukha = joy; Labhaha = gained. “By contentment, the greatest joy can b ...
  4. The Importance of Solitude

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 78 Contd. from knowledge sheet 77 “By personal hygiene and cleanliness to your own physical body, there will be disinclination towards the body or there will be cessation of craving for contact with different parts of ...
  5. Rising Above Negative Principles

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 77 Contd. from knowledge sheet 76   “Vitarka badhane pratipaksha bhavanam’’ (II Sutra 33) Vitarka = improper thoughts; Badhane = troubling; Pratipaksha = opposite; Bhavanam   = side.   “When improper thoughts trouble y ...
  6. What is Swadhyaya?

    Self study is also known as Swadhyaya. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 76 Contd. from knowledge sheet 75 Again, you need not make a mood out of it. When somebody has passed away, you cannot say “Okay, now I am going to be happy” and smile and dance. ...
  7. Are You Looking For Freedom From Unhappiness?

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra- Knowledge Sheet 33 Contd. from knowledge sheet 32 “Vishok¢ v¢ jyotishmatiÃ’’ vishok¢ = getting rid of unhappiness; v¢ = or; jyotishmatià = the bright effulgent state of the mind “Get rid of unhappiness and at the same time know that ...
  8. Be Compassionate with Unhappy People

    Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 29 Contd. from knowledge sheet 28 Now, what about unhappy people? If you are friendly with unhappy people, what happens? You also become unhappy. So he says do not be friendly with unhappy people, but be compassionat ...
  9. Shoucha and Santosha

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 75 Contd. from knowledge sheet 74 Shoucha and santosha come together. If there is no shoucha there can be no santosha. Constant touch or overtly in touch with other people, hugging other people all the time, if you are ...
  10. Experiencing Thoughtlessness

    Erase your past impressions. Meditate! Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 44 Contd. from knowledge sheet 43 (I Sutra 47) “Nirvachara vaisharadye adhyatma prasadaha” N irvichara = thoughtless, a state of being hollow and empty; vaisharadye = undisturbed ...
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