Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. Change is Inevitable

    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's palace and have his lunch there every day. The queen would serve ...
  2. The world is part of the Enlightened One!

    Body is made up of three Gunas. The next sutra says – “ Tadartha eva drushyasyatma ’’ (II Sutra 21) tad = that; artha = purpose; eva = only; drushyasya = the scenery; atma = existence. “For that purpose only (for the unenlightened only) the world exists ...
  3. The self is the centre of the whole creation

    Everything in the world is dynamic and changes. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 62 Contd. from knowledge sheet 61 “Prakcshakriycsthitishelam bhutendriyatmakam bhugapavargcrtham drushyam’’. This seen world is illuminating. It conveys you a message.  ...
  4. The Whole World is Here for You to Enjoy

    There is nothing in the creation that is devoid of pain. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 61 Contd. from knowledge sheet 60 “ Drashtri durshyayoho samyogo heya hetuhu ’ ’ (II S u tra 17) drashtri = seen; drushyayoho = the seen; samyogaha = becoming ...
  5. Nothing in this Creation is Devoid of Pain

    There is nothing in the creation that is devoid of pain. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 60 Contd. from knowledge sheet 59 Often, those who come to the course do not meditate. They open their eyes, “Is my girlfriend meditating? How is she doing? Is ...
  6. Eliminating the Cause of Pain

    Every event causes some pain. Pleasant or unpleasant. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 59 Contd. from knowledge sheet 58 If you look into the pleasure or joy that you get in life from the time of birth, they all come with a tax. You have to pay a ta ...
  7. Meditation beats boredom

    Wash away your past karmas with Meditation. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 58 Contd. from knowledge sheet 57 “ Sati mule tadvipako j a ty ayur bhogaha ” (II S u tra 13) sati = if existing; mule = root; tad = its; vip a ko = ripening; j a ti = the ...
  8. As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 57 Contd. from knowledge sheet 56 "Te pratiprasavah heyah sukshmaha" (II Sutra 10) te = these; pratiprasava  = become inactive; heyaha = destroyed; sukshmaha = subtle "When these become inactive and de ...
  9. Your Five Sources of Misery

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 56 Contd. from knowledge sheet 55 " Sukha anushayi ragaha '' (II Sutra 7) sukha = pleasant experience; anushay i = attraction; ragaha = cravings. "Attraction to pleasant experience results in crav ...
  10. Ignorance is the root cause of Suffering

    Change is the only permanent phenomenon. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 55 Contd. from knowledge sheet 54 Ignorance is the root cause of Suffering “Tapaha-swadhya-ayaeshwara-pranidhana-kriya-yogaha”. (II Sūtra 1) This is the kriya yoga or yoga of ...
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