Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. Five Types of Fire

    0 Five types of fire. 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 life. The physical fire. This is very obvious. It may not be so obvious ...
  2. Willingly going through that which is not easy is tapas

    0 Swadhyaya is being alert, self-study, observing the thoughts. Continued from knowledge sheet 47 What is Kriya Yoga? It comprises three parts. Patanjali says  tapaha. Tapas  is endurance, acceptance. Say you are traveling in a plane; it is a long-distanc ...
  3. Introduction to Kriya Yoga

    0 Action! The only persistent activity taking place in this Creation. When somebody is anxious, they are unaware of time, of every moment passing, isn’t it? This is because the whole focus is on the event, on the happening, rather than just on the time. W ...
  4. Golden Rule in Samadhi: Be Patient yet Dynamic

    0 Different types of Samadhis covered in Chapter 1 (I Sūtra 51) “ Tasyapi nirodhe sarvanirodhannirbejaha samadhihi ’’ tasya = that; api = too; nirodhe = by suppression; sarva = all; nirodhat = due to suppression of; nirbëjaha = seedless; samadhihi = samad ...
  5. Compassion is forgiving someone without them knowing it

    0 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 wrong. He was pulling people away and people were all meditating now ...
  6. Gateway to Spiritual Awakening

    0 From thoughts to thoughtlessness “Tatra shabdhartha jnana vikapaihi Sankerna savitarka samapattihi’’ Tatra = there; shabda = words; artha = meaning; jnana = ideas, knowledge; vikalpaihi = subtle modification of the senses; sankërna = mixed up; savitarka ...
  7. Steadiness, in spite of being in any sensory activity, is Samadhi

    0 "Ksheenavruttihi"- When all these five activities, which we have dealt with before, are subdued. Subduing these activities. (I Sūtra 41) "Kshenavrutterbhijatasyevamanergrahetrugrahanagrahyeshutatsthatadanjanatasamapattihi'' Kshe ...
  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 Continued from the previous Patanjali Yoga Sutra post Jyothishmati pragnya. See your whole mind as a light, as a flame. Your consciousness is a flame, your mind is a flame ...
  9. Mind and Senses Become Steady in Samadhi

    0 “ Kshenavrutterbhijatasyeva manergrahetrugrahana grahyeshu tatsthatadanjanata samapattihi ’’ (I Sutra 41) kshena = powerless; vruttihi = modulations of the mind; abhijatasya = transparent; iva = like; manehe = crystal; grahitri = the knower; grahana = k ...
  10. Secrets of Samadhi

    0 Samadhi is the refrigeration of your life. 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 you put the vegetables and fruits in the refrigerator to freeze and the ...
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