Light On The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali


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Note that due to the limitations of some ereading devices not all diacritical marks can be shown. BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the “bible” of yoga. This edition contains an introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.

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Author by B. K. S. Iyengar
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
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ISBN Number 9780007381623

Light On The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali


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This book provided readers with a fresh and accessible translation of this ancient text.

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Author by B. K. S. Iyengar
Genre eBook Sutras
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ISBN Number 8172235429

Patanjali Yoga Sutras


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This is a scriptural commentary of Lahiri Mahasaya on Patanjali Yoga Sutras in the Light of Kriya. All living beings are subject to the law of cause and effect. As a result oftheir past actions, they suffer again and again without breaking the cycle of birthsand deaths. Desires cause them to embody and reembody in the world. Once in embodiment, the individual seeks happiness and avoids pain andsorrow. Pleasure and/or pain is reaped in this life according to past good and badactions. Moreover, in order to be happy in this world, one should also suffer becausehappiness and suffering are relative. There is no escape from suffering until alldesires themselves are dissolved, or transcended. Perfect Happiness can only be found in Peace, or Shanti. How can one find Peace? There is no other means for finding Peace except through the practice ofYoga. By the practice of Yoga, the tremendously restless heart becomes calm. Notonly does the heart become calm by Yoga practice, but longevity is also increased.The body becomes healthy, and absolute Knowledge is gained. Who can tell how long a man will remain alive? It is well known that even ordinary people, without mentioning Yogis, canlive up to one-hundred to one-hundred-fifty years. It is also admitted that, startingwith the body in the mother’s womb up to the age of eighty, individuals are facedwith premature death. What is the cause of premature death? How can one prevent it? Who is also lucky not to be afflicted with hereditary ill-health or prematuredeath? Individuals themselves are the cause of their own death. It will become clearwhen one analyzes the nature of his restless activities and desires in search ofHappiness. What could be more desirable than to enjoy Peace with a steadfast heart? It In not so easy to remain steadfastly calm no matter what happens in life.But why in this not possible? Where is one's command over the mind? One shall have to tactically acquire dominion over the mind. That can onlybe accomplished by Yoga practice. It is possible to live even when all physical and mental activities have cometo a stop when one practices Yoga. Yoga is one of the six systems of philosophy. Yogi Patanjali is the founderof this system as well as the author of the many commentaries on Yogi Panini (thefather of Sanskrit grammar). This very valuable, tiny book is divided into four parts: In the first part, it describes the nature of Yoga, Samadhi, or "Attunement"with the ultimate Self and discusses its various aspects.In the second part, the first five steps of the eightfold Yoga path are outlinedfor the benefit of the truth seeker.In the third part, the last three steps are outlined, namely, Dharana ("concept of Tranquility"), Dhyana ("meditation") and Samadhi ("Attunement"). The state of going within during meditation practice and the danger of developing yogic powers on discussed.In fourth part, Kaivalya, or "the highest Liberation", is discussed.In fact, discussion of Yoga is the aim of this book.

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Author by Lahiri Mahasaya
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Patanjali Yoga Sutras


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Composed over two millenniums ago, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali remains the philosophical thread that unites the ancient and current world of yoga. Yet, its many translations are underwhelming, lacking connection to reality and practicality. Innumerable forms and sects of yoga have come and gone in between. Obsessed with gaining special powers over mind and body, yoga’s re-tellers have clouded its history in a mystical mist of fantastic claims. It is human nature to crave powers to radically change our lot in life. These layers of dazzle and glitter have over the centuries led us further away from yoga’s spiritual core. The sutras’ clear, logical, and practical path has been blurred and lost. Radically breaking with this mystical tradition, A. K. Aruna seeks to reclaim for us this fountainhead of yoga by retying the understanding of these sutras to the even more ancient source of spiritual knowledge and yoga—the Upanishads. The Upanishads eschewed limited pursuits in order to seek an ultimate goal that was not time-bound. In this still pure form of the yoga of seeking ultimate, timeless truth, the words of Patanjali become crystal clear and practical. Yoga shines in timeless relevance. A. K. Aruna’s Patanjali Yoga Sutras: A Translation in the Light of Vedanta Scripture has brilliantly refocused the light on the Yoga Sutras. This is a companion, translation only, booklet to the Translation and Commentary version of the text by A. K. Aruna.

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Author by A. K. Aruna
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ISBN Number 0981864074

A Re Appraisal Of Patanjali S Yoga Sutras In The Light Of The Buddha S Teaching


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Author by S. N. Tandon
Genre eBook Yoga
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ISBN Number UOM:39015041083711

The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali


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Unlock your spirituality and develop a stronger mind and body with the wisdom of the Yoga Sutra. Are you interested in learning about the roots and origins of Yoga? Do you want to learn how it can help you create a stronger body, mind and soul? Or do you want to uncover the lessons of the ancients and how Yoga can sharpen your mind and ground your spirituality? Then keep reading. Far from being merely a physical exercise, Yoga is a deep and profound spiritual practice which allows you to connect with your higher self and achieve inner peace. Passed down for thousands of years, the secrecy behind Yoga has been slowly eroded as we discover more about this fascinating and ancient practice. Inside this insightful book, you'll explore the foundations of Yoga, along with the 195 Sutras which form a key part of Yogic philosophy. Containing life-changing lessons on achieving mindfulness, attaining a higher state of being, and reaching spiritual liberty, this book unveils the world of yoga to provide you with a path to clarity and peace. Here's what you'll find inside: The Secret To Achieving Higher States of Consciousness Powerful Ways To Maintain a State of Full Concentration (Instead of Constantly Being Distracted) Uncovering The Essential Concept of "Bonding" Why The Sutras Are The Key To Dominating Your Mind The 5 Main Mental Tasks of Everyday Life (and Why These Matter) An Exploration of The 195 Sutras and Their Spiritual Wisdom Why Every Word In The Yoga Sutra Has an Important Meaning And a Breakdown of Yoga Meanings, Practices, Challenges and Approaches If you're searching for a way to strengthen your body, improve your psychological wellbeing, and connect with your spiritual self, then this is the book for you. Uncover the secrets of the Yoga Sutra and its thought-provoking philosophy. Scroll up and buy now to begin your journey with Yoga. * Plus, purchase this book and you'll get a FREE pamphlet as a gift! *

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Author by Mahatma Pattabhi
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ISBN Number 9798674056386

Aphorisms On Spiritual Method


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In the present period of soul-searching, many people are turning to the ancient Indian classics of spiritual development and psychology for illumination and guidance. Prominent among these is this collection which offers a systematic exposition of pr

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Author by Joseph Hilary Michael Whiteman
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
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ISBN Number UOM:39015032972559

The Light Of The Soul


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This volume is an original paraphrase, with commentary, of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras are of ancient origin, first reduced to writing by Patanjali, who is considered the founder of the Raja Yoga School. Control of the mind and its illumination by the soul are brought about through the practice of Raja Yoga.

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Author by Alice Bailey
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Patanjali In The Light


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In this revolutionary work, Dr. Paul Dugliss offers the keys to understanding the profound gifts of Patanjali. He provides a context that illuminates the great genius of the Sutras and makes them understandable, practical and real. This translation and commentary offers a profound insight into the workings of consciousness and yoga.

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Author by Paul Dugliss
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number 0998347973

Enlightenment


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Yoga is the science of joining together the individual lower self with the universal higher Self. Yoga is not a belief system or religion nor even a philosophy; it is an extremely practical methodology for systematically expanding the conscious mind.

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Author by Maharishi Sadasiva Isham
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number 0984323317