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. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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? ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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. ...
  10. Are You Looking For Freedom From Unhappiness?

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra- Knowledge Sheet 33 “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 your mind is bright or effulgen ...
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