Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. 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 tax ...
  2. 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 bo ...
  3. 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 dest ...
  4. 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 cravin ...
  5. 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 ac ...
  6. The Veils of Misery

    Teachings of Buddha. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 53 Contd. from knowledge sheet 52 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 ta ...
  7. Three Types of Tapas

    Different types of Tapas. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 51 Contd. from knowledge sheet 50 Even in tapas, there are three types. Sattvic Tapas, Rajasic Tapas and Tamasic Tapas. Tamasic Tapas is the demonic tapas wherein one tortures oneself.  Certai ...
  8. Purification through Five Types of Fire

    One who has gone through all the five types of fire is purified. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 50 Contd. from knowledge sheet 49 When your head is clogged with worry, tension, unpleasant thoughts and nightmares, fasting would be a great help. There ...
  9. Five Types of Fire

    Five types of fire. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 49 Contd. from knowledge sheet 48 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 li ...
  10. Willingly going through that which is not easy is tapas

    Swadhyaya is being alert, self-study, observing the thoughts. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 48 Contd. from knowledge sheet 47 What is Kriya Yoga? It comprises three parts. Patanjali says  tapaha. Tapas  is endurance, acceptance. Say you are traveli ...
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