Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. The Whole World is Here for You to Enjoy

    There is nothing in the creation that is devoid of pain. “ Drashtri durshyayoho samyogo heya hetuhu ’ ’ (II S u tra 17) drashtri = seen; drushyayoho = the seen; samyogaha = becoming one; heya = suffering; hetuhu = the cause “The cause of suffering is wh ...
  2. Nothing in this Creation is Devoid of Pain

    There is nothing in the creation that is devoid of pain. (Continued from the previous post on Eliminating the Cause of Pain) Often, those who come to the course do not meditate. They open their eyes, “Is my girlfriend meditating? How is she doing? Is sh ...
  3. Eliminating the Cause of Pain

    Every event causes some pain. Pleasant or unpleasant. 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 for that and this tax is sorrow. In the next sutra, Patanjali says: “ ...
  4. Meditation beats boredom

    Wash away your past karmas with Meditation. “ 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 body into which you are born; ayuhu = life-time; bhogaha = experience “ ...
  5. As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

    "Te pratiprasavah heyah sukshmaha" (II Sutra 10) te = these; pratiprasava  = become inactive; heyaha = destroyed; sukshmaha = subtle "When these become inactive and destroyed, then the mind becomes subtle." Then you make them subtle, ...
  6. Your Five Sources of Misery

    " Sukha anushayi ragaha '' (II Sutra 7) sukha = pleasant experience; anushay i = attraction; ragaha = cravings. "Attraction to pleasant experience results in craving." This craving makes you miserable. Patanjali says that there ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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