Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. The five Yamas of Patanjali

    Five yamas of yoga. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 66 Contd. from knowledge sheet 65 " Tatra ahimsa satya steya brahmacharya parigraha yamaha '' (II Sutra 30) Tatra = there; Ahimsa = non-violence; Satya = truth; Asteya = non-stealing; ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. Change is Inevitable

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 64 Contd. from knowledge sheet 63 There is another story. There was a very great monk who lived in the Himalayas.  He had free access anywhere because people loved him, welcomed him.  This monk would go to the King ...
  9. 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. ...
  10. 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 ...
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