Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. 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 Lord ...
  2. Truth is what we are!

    0 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 ...
  3. 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 a ...
  4. Getting established in truth and non-violence is yoga

    0 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 ...
  5. The five Yamas of Patanjali

    0 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; ...
  6. The eight limbs of yoga

    0 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 ...
  7. 5 Signs of a Disturbed Mind

    0 Which one are you? 5 signs which indicate you are on the path "Dukha dourmanasyangamejayatva shwasaprashwasa vikshepasahabhuvaha'' dukha = sorrow; dourmansya = bitterness; angamejayatva = body not listening to you; shwasa = inspiration; p ...
  8. Change is Inevitable

    0 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 ...
  9. 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.” ...
  10. 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.  I ...
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