Patanjali Yoga Sutras

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  1. Yoga is the Preservative That Maintains Love

    Yoga is the skill to be in love without letting that love turn into hatred Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 12 As you all know, there are three gunas or qualities. They are sattva, rajas and tamas. Three gunas come into our life in cycles. When sa ...
  2. Five Modulations of the Mind

    You are just by yourself in the journey of your own Self Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 4 So what is yoga? It is our second sutra. Chitta vrutti nirodaha Yoga is the act of restraining or freeing the mind from the clutches of its modulations.- P ...
  3. Meditation opens up the smallest atom to the Infinite

    Nature supports the one who meditates. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 39 Continues from the previous Patanjali Yoga Sutra post on knowledge of sleep and dreams “ Yathabhimatadhyanadwa ’’ yatha = as per; abhimata = your appeal, choice; dhyanat = by ...
  4. The knowledge of dream or sleep can also awaken you to the truth

    The moment you realize you are building castle in the air, you are awake. Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 38 Continues from the previous Patanjali Yoga Sutra post on knowledge of sleep and dreams Celebrate every Wednesday as Patanjali Day! Receive ...
  5. Enlightenment is to realize that this reality itself is a dream

    Enlightenment is to realize that this reality itself is a dream Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 36 “Swapnanidrajnanalambanam va” swapna = dream; nidra = sleep; jnana = knowledge of; alambanam = meditating on, by knowing; va = or “The knowledge of d ...
  6. Rhythms of Breath Calm the Mind

    Explore the many secrets your breath has to offer  Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 32 " Prachchardana vidharanabhyam va pranasya'' prachchardana = by splitting (expulsion); vidharanabhyam = by retention; va = optionally; pranasya = o ...
  7. Keep your mind engaged in the thoughts of the enlightened

    Experience the blossoming of life by focusing your mind on the enlightened Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 35 “Vitaragavishayamvachittam’’ vitaraga = beyond cravings; vishayam = objects; va = or; chittam = mind “That mind which is free from craving ...
  8. How to Achieve the States of Samadhi

    Experience 'real' rest in meditation Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 15 Continues from previous Patanjali Yoga Sutra post. The four types of samadhi that we discussed are vitarkânugama samâdhi (the calmness that you get from special log ...
  9. Meditation Influences the Creation

    Experience samadhi, a state of equanimity, by observing in nature Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 16 "Bhavapratyayo videhaprakrutilayanam" That which is caused by this existence (i.e., you meditating in this level of existence) also inf ...
  10. When you say Om, the prana is total, complete

    Patanjali Yoga Sutras- Knowledge Sheet 22 “Sa esha purveshamapi guruhu kalenanavachchedat’’ saha = that, He; eshaha = this, here; purvesham = of the ancients (of those who lived before); api = too; guruhu = master; kalena = time; anavachchedat = not bei ...
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