Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Introduction to Kriya Yoga

    Action! The only persistent activity taking place in this Creation. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 47 Contd. from knowledge sheet 46 When somebody is anxious, they are unaware of time, of every moment passing, isn’t it? This is because the whole foc ...
  4. Golden Rule in Samadhi: Be Patient yet Dynamic

    Different types of Samadhis covered in Chapter 1 Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 46 Contd. from knowledge sheet 45 (I Sūtra 51) “ Tasyapi nirodhe sarvanirodhannirbejaha samadhihi ’’ tasya = that; api = too; nirodhe = by suppression; sarva = all; niro ...
  5. Compassion is forgiving someone without them knowing it

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 45 Contd. from knowledge sheet 44 Have you heard this story from Buddha’s life? I have said it before. Buddha was in an assembly and then a gentleman came and he was very furious. He thought Buddha was doing something ...
  6. Gateway to Spiritual Awakening

    From thoughts to thoughtlessness Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 43 Contd. from knowledge sheet 42 “Tatra shabdhartha jnana vikapaihi Sankerna savitarka samapattihi’’ Tatra = there; shabda = words; artha = meaning; jnana = ideas, knowledge; vikalpaih ...
  7. Steadiness, in spite of being in any sensory activity, is Samadhi

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 42 Contd. from knowledge sheet 41 "Ksheenavruttihi"- When all these five activities, which we have dealt with before, are subdued. Subduing these activities. (I Sūtra 41) " ...
  8. See your whole mind as a light, as a flame

    See your whole mind as a light, as a flame. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 34 Contd. from knowledge sheet 33 Jyothishmati pragnya. See your whole mind as a light, as a flame. Your consciousness is a flame, your mind is a flame. You forget this. Beca ...
  9. Mind and Senses Become Steady in Samadhi

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 40 Contd. from knowledge sheet 39 “ Kshenavrutterbhijatasyeva manergrahetrugrahana grahyeshu tatsthatadanjanata samapattihi ’’ (I Sutra 41) kshena = powerless; vruttihi = modulations of the mind; abhijatasya = transpar ...
  10. Secrets of Samadhi

    Samadhi is the refrigeration of your life. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 41 Contd. from knowledge sheet 40 Samadhi is that state where you feel you can stay like that for a few million years. Samadhi is a state where the mind freezes. It is like yo ...
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