Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. Are You Looking For Freedom From Unhappiness?

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra- Knowledge Sheet 33 “Vishok¢ v¢ jyotishmatiÃ’’ vishok¢ = getting rid of unhappiness; v¢ = or; jyotishmatià = the bright effulgent state of the mind “Get rid of unhappiness and at the same time know that your mind is bright or effulgen ...
  2. Be Compassionate with Unhappy People

    Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 29 Continues from previous Patanjali post on dealing with happy people Now, what about unhappy people? If you are friendly with unhappy people, what happens? You also become unhappy. So he says do not be friendly wit ...
  3. Experiencing Thoughtlessness

    Erase your past impressions. Meditate! (I Sutra 47) “Nirvachara vaisharadye adhyatma prasadaha” N irvichara = thoughtless, a state of being hollow and empty; vaisharadye = undisturbed pure flow; adhyatma = spiritual; prasadaha = grace “The experience of t ...
  4. Cleanliness Counts!

    Cleanliness is a reflection of you! Continued from last week In ancient days, people would invite the wise ones to their homes or dwelling, and give them food. When the wise ones would accept the food, then to show them gratitude for having accepted the ...
  5. Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Commentary by Sri Sri

    Commentaries by Sri Sri on Patanjali Yoga Sutras 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 (incarnate ...
  6. The Body is Inside the Mind

    Bliss is beyond boundaries. I don’t mean that you always show being wishy-washy. That is also self-deception. You do not have to be so vagary. Some people keep saying, “Everything is nice, everything is nice”. They say it is so perfect. They are smiling ...
  7. Without Love, Spiritual Path Becomes Dry

    Sowing a seed of good deeds can make you feel close to the master. Continued from the previous post on Veils of Misery… Without love, self-study becomes ‘another day’ stuff. Without surrender, self-study is not charming. Do you see what I am saying? Wit ...
  8. What is Aparigraha?

    Aparigraha is about practicing to let go. "Agarigraha sthairye janmakathamta sambodhaha'' (II Sutra 39) Aparigraha = non-accumulation; Sthairye = established; Janmakathamta = of how births happen; Sambhodhaha = knowledge. "Being esta ...
  9. True meaning of Brahmacharya

    Moving into infinity is Brahmacharya. " Brahmacharya pratishtayam viaryalabhaha '' (II Sutra 38) Brahmacharya = celibacy; Pratishtayam = established; Viarya = vigour; Iabhaha = gained. "On being established in celibacy vigour is gain ...
  10. 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 ...
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