Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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) " ...
  10. 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 ...
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