Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. You have to take a step!

    Develop the habit of being happy. Nobody else can do it for you. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 74 Contd. from knowledge sheet 73 I will tell you another Mullah story. Mullah Nasruddin used to grumble all the time. He was a farmer and so he would ...
  2. Being unconditionally happy is a practice

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 73 Contd. from knowledge sheet 72 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 u ...
  3. Without Love, Spiritual Path Becomes Dry

    Sowing a seed of good deeds can make you feel close to the master. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 54 Contd. from knowledge sheet 53 Without love, self-study becomes ‘another day’ stuff. Without surrender, self-study is not charming. Do you see wha ...
  4. What is Aparigraha?

    Aparigraha is about practicing to let go. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 71 Contd. from knowledge sheet 70 "Agarigraha sthairye janmakathamta sambodhaha'' (II Sutra 39) Aparigraha = non-accumulation; Sthairye = established; Janmakat ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Truth is what we are!

    Walking on path of truth is never easy but always beautiful. To be with what is, to be truthful in one's life, to one's heart, one's presence, one's mind, this is following satya. Not the words. Our intention, is it truthful? Is your ...
  7. The truth about lies!

    Birbal saves the country by telling the truth! 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 a minister called Birbal. He was a clown too. The emperor himself was ...
  8. Getting established in truth and non-violence is yoga

    Mahaveer the promoter of Jainism emphasized on ahimsa. “ Ahimsa pratishtayam tat sannidhau vairatyagaha ’’ (II Sutra 35) Ahimsa = non-violence; Pratishtayam = established in; Tat = his; Aannidhau = presence; Vairatyagaha = violence will be dropped. “Whe ...
  9. The five Yamas of Patanjali

    Five yamas of yoga. " Tatra ahimsa satya steya brahmacharya parigraha yamaha '' (II Sutra 30) Tatra = there; Ahimsa = non-violence; Satya = truth; Asteya = non-stealing; Brahmacharya = moving in the Brahman; Aparigraha = non-accumulation; ...
  10. The eight limbs of yoga

    8 limbs of yoga. 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. A seed needs a proper ground, proper conditions, sun light, water, p ...
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