Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. Ignorance is the root cause of Suffering

    Change is the only permanent phenomenon. Ignorance is the root cause of Suffering “Tapaha-swadhya-ayaeshwara-pranidhana-kriya-yogaha”. (II Sūtra 1) This is the kriya yoga or yoga of action. Even while doing an activity, see that you are not doing it. Be ...
  2. The Veils of Misery

    Teachings of Buddha. We are talking about tapas. What does tapas do? Why should we undergo tapas? It purifies and strengthens our system, strength and purity. That is the purpose of tapas. But tapas can also bring ego in a person. Unfortunately, people ...
  3. Three Types of Tapas

    Different types of Tapas. Different types of Tapas. Continued from Purification through Five Types of Fire… Even in tapas, there are three types. Sattvic Tapas, Rajasic Tapas and Tamasic Tapas. Tamasic Tapas is the demonic tapas wherein one tortures one ...
  4. Purification through Five Types of Fire

    One who has gone through all the five types of fire is purified. Continued from the five types of fire… When your head is clogged with worry, tension, unpleasant thoughts and nightmares, fasting would be a great help. There is a great deal of research o ...
  5. Five Types of Fire

    Five types of fire. Five types of fire. Fire sustains life. There are five types of fire. One is Bhutagni. Bhutagni means the fire with which you heat your home, to keep warmth in yourself. It sustains life. The physical fire. This is very obvious. It m ...
  6. Willingly going through that which is not easy is tapas

    Swadhyaya is being alert, self-study, observing the thoughts. Continued from knowledge sheet 47 What is Kriya Yoga? It comprises three parts. Patanjali says  tapaha. Tapas  is endurance, acceptance. Say you are traveling in a plane; it is a long-distanc ...
  7. Introduction to Kriya Yoga

    Action! The only persistent activity taking place in this Creation. When somebody is anxious, they are unaware of time, of every moment passing, isn’t it? This is because the whole focus is on the event, on the happening, rather than just on the time. W ...
  8. Golden Rule in Samadhi: Be Patient yet Dynamic

    Different types of Samadhis covered in Chapter 1 (I Sūtra 51) “ Tasyapi nirodhe sarvanirodhannirbejaha samadhihi ’’ tasya = that; api = too; nirodhe = by suppression; sarva = all; nirodhat = due to suppression of; nirbëjaha = seedless; samadhihi = samad ...
  9. Compassion is forgiving someone without them knowing it

    Have you heard this story from Buddha’s life? I have said it before. Buddha was in an assembly and then a gentleman came and he was very furious. He thought Buddha was doing something wrong. He was pulling people away and people were all meditating now ...
  10. Gateway to Spiritual Awakening

    From thoughts to thoughtlessness “Tatra shabdhartha jnana vikapaihi Sankerna savitarka samapattihi’’ Tatra = there; shabda = words; artha = meaning; jnana = ideas, knowledge; vikalpaihi = subtle modification of the senses; sankërna = mixed up; savitarka ...
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