Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. Experiencing Thoughtlessness

    Erase your past impressions. Meditate! (I Sutra 47) “Nirvachara vaisharadye adhyatma prasadaha” N irvichara = thoughtless, a state of being hollow and empty; vaisharadye = undisturbed pure flow; adhyatma = spiritual; prasadaha = grace “The experience of t ...
  2. You have to take a step!

    Develop the habit of being happy. Nobody else can do it for you. I will tell you another Mullah story. Mullah Nasruddin used to grumble all the time. He was a farmer and so he would grumble that there were no rains for many years. He would say, “Oh, the ...
  3. Cleanliness Counts!

    Cleanliness is a reflection of you! Continued from last week In ancient days, people would invite the wise ones to their homes or dwelling, and give them food. When the wise ones would accept the food, then to show them gratitude for having accepted the ...
  4. Being unconditionally happy is a practice

    Continued from last week Santosha: contentment, happiness is the second niyama. Happiness again is an attitude. If you are used to being unhappy, even in the best of situation you will still grumble and be unhappy. Nothing can make you happy in the worl ...
  5. Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Commentary by Sri Sri

    Commentaries by Sri Sri on Patanjali Yoga Sutras We will begin with a story, the greatest and most effective way of conveying knowledge. Once upon a time, long ago, all the Munis and Rishis approached Lord Vishnu to tell him that even though He (incarnate ...
  6. The Body is Inside the Mind

    Bliss is beyond boundaries. Bliss is beyond boundaries. I don’t mean that you always show being wishy-washy. That is also self-deception. You do not have to be so vagary. Some people keep saying, “Everything is nice, everything is nice”. They say it is ...
  7. Without Love, Spiritual Path Becomes Dry

    Sowing a seed of good deeds can make you feel close to the master. Continued from the previous post on Veils of Misery… Without love, self-study becomes ‘another day’ stuff. Without surrender, self-study is not charming. Do you see what I am saying? Wit ...
  8. What is Aparigraha?

    Aparigraha is about practicing to let go. "Agarigraha sthairye janmakathamta sambodhaha'' (II Sutra 39) Aparigraha = non-accumulation; Sthairye = established; Janmakathamta = of how births happen; Sambhodhaha = knowledge. "Being esta ...
  9. True meaning of Brahmacharya

    Moving into infinity is Brahmacharya. " Brahmacharya pratishtayam viaryalabhaha '' (II Sutra 38) Brahmacharya = celibacy; Pratishtayam = established; Viarya = vigour; Iabhaha = gained. "On being established in celibacy vigour is gain ...
  10. Story of Patanjali and the Gift of Yoga Knowledge- Part 1

    Patanjali Yoga Sutras Knowledge Sheet 1 We will begin with a story, the greatest and most effective way of conveying knowledge. Once upon a time, long ago, all the munis and rishis approached Lord Vishnu to tell him that even though He (incarnated as Lo ...
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