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 yoga sutras :: Yoga.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Patanjali initiated his teaching concerning praxis by calling attention to the three chief elements in the discipline of yoga: tapas, austerity, self-restraint and eventually self-mastery; svadhyaya, self-study, self-examination, including calm contemplation of purusha, the Supreme Self; and ishvarapranidhana, self-surrender to the Lord, the omnipresent divine spirit within the secret heart.
Patanjali commenced the third pada of the Yoga Sutras with a compelling distinction between three phases of meditation.
Patanjali provided a vast perspective on consciousness and its varied levels, as well as the necessary and sufficient conditions for sustained meditation.
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 Patanjali’s Yoga
Patanjali was the author of a volume of commentaries on the practice of yoga.
Patanjali’s school is referred to as the Yoga System (Yoga Darshana) or Eight-Limbed Yoga (ashtanga yoga).
Patanjali finishes defining yoga and begins the practical core of his teaching and identifies the causes for suffering in this section.
home.wlu.edu /~lubint/Touchstone/YogaSutra-Banerjee.htm   (3038 words)

 The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali -- interpreted by W. Q. Judge
This edition of Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms is not put forth as a new translation, nor as a literal rendering into English of the original.
Goldstucker has concluded that this later Patanjali wrote about 140 B.C. His writings were commentaries upon the great grammarian Panini, and it is in respect to the Sanskrit language that he is regarded as an authority.
To explain the simple fact of a man remembering a circumstance of his early youth, all that is said is, that it made an impression on his mind or brain, with no reasonable statement of what is the mind nor how or where the brain retains such vast quantities of impressions.
www.theosociety.org /pasadena/patanjal/patan-hp.htm   (2774 words)

 Patanjali's Yoga System
Patanjali is said, by the Occultists, to have lived "nearer to 700 than 600 B.C. At any rate he was a contemporary of Panini," the celebrated Sanskrit grammarian.
Patanjali's instructions to each lanoo-shravaka-pupil are to develop Self-reliant thought and action through SELF-dependent efforts in View of the interdependence of all beings that have emanated from the One Central Source.
Patanjali shows us that which links the lower desire-mind to our own higher, impersonal mind, and, further, describes the path of self-control that purifies us as we live, transforming man into a Super-Man. This, he says, is the Soul's aim, and the whole Universe exists for that alone.
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 Patanjali's Yoga Sutras - Pada One
Patanjali tells us right from the start in pada One, that the context of yoga is all inclusive and lays beyond the grasp of the intellect (conceptual mind), and thus he tells us that we must develop the innate wisdom in order to successfully "understand" the subject.
Patanjali is not attacking the "other" philosophical systems, but rather he says that those who adhere to fixed beliefs or simply belief systems (BS) in general that are not based on direct experience will maintain spiritual stagnation.
Thus Patanjali quite clearly says that pramana, that which are dependent upon the proofs of pratyaksha (observation), anumana (inference), and agama (authority), may be at best neutral in some situations, but for a yogi whose intention is to realize the Truth in samadhi, all vrtti must be dropped.
www.rainbowbody.net /HeartMind/Yogasutra1.htm   (16544 words)

 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Before Patanjali wrote them down, they were learnt by memory and passed down from teacher to student through generations.
Nonetheless, Patanjali is a major figure among the great (A person who adheres to Hinduism) Hindu thinkers by any measure and, though not the father of yoga per se, he is certainly the father of Raja Yoga as its compiler.
In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali prescribes adherence to eight "limbs" or steps (the sum of which constitute "Ashtanga Yoga", the title of the second chapter) to quiet one's mind and merge with the infinite.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/y/yo/yoga_sutras_of_patanjali.htm   (4998 words)

 Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
We will assume that Patanjali was an educated man who in his middle or latter life received oral instruction in raj yoga practices and took up the practices of yoga in the remote caves, forests, or river banks which were the most frequent practicing grounds of the time.
Patanjali was aware of this tendency to become seduced by words, symbols, neurotic objectified images, and the like -- he specifically warned people against it, albeit with less effect upon the human population than he may have liked.
Pungaliya Essay on Patanjali and Jnaneshwar Sri Pungaliya was an ardent student of yoga, and subsequently became a modern master.
www.rainbowbody.net /HeartMind/Yogasutra.htm   (6483 words)

 The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book 1
Patanjali has in mind the spiritual man, to be born from the psychical.
The reason is this: the name Aphorism suggests, to me at least, a pithy sentence of very general application; a piece of proverbial wisdom that may be quoted in a good many sets of circumstance, and which will almost bear on its face the evidence of its truth.
The Sutras of Patanjali are as closely knit together, as dependent on each other, as the propositions of Euclid, and can no more be taken out of their proper setting.
www.yogamovement.com /texts/patanjali_book1.html   (5072 words)

 Tamil Nation - The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
They were compiled by Patanjali, about whom we know nothing except that he lived in India, probably in the third century before Christ.
"Patanjali's Vision of Oneness", Translation by Swami Venkatesanda "..when the mind is busily occupied with the movement, there is a cloud of confusion in the undivided, homogeneous intelligence.
"The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali", Translation by Alice Bailey and Djwhal Khul "...The date of the birth of Patanjali is unknown and there is a good deal of controversy upon this matter.
www.tamilnation.org /sathyam/east/patanjali.htm   (3632 words)

 The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali
Patanjali's rules compel the student not only to acquire a right knowledge of what is and what is not real, but also to practice all virtues, and while results in the way of psychic develop-
In this Patanjali speaks of ultimate divisions of time which cannot be further divided, and of the order in which they precede and succeed each other.
It is asserted that a perception of these minute periods can be acquired, and the result will be that he who discriminates thus goes on to greater and wider perception of principles in nature which are so recondite that modern philosophy does not even know of their existence.
www.phx-ult-lodge.org /yoga.htm   (11307 words)

 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Introduction by Chester Messenger
The greatest classical text from the yoga school of Indian philosophy is the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, written in the second century BC.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were originally written in Sanskrit which is an Indo-European language.
This word is imprecise when used in the context that Patanjali taught.
reluctant-messenger.com /yoga-sutras.htm   (651 words)

 Yoga Journal : The History of Yoga : Classical Yoga : Patanjali's Yoga Sutra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Like the Samkhya philosophers, Patanjali believed suffering resulted when humans become attached to external phenomena, when they hold on to the fruits of their actions or when their desires (all the shoulds, wants, and needs in life) pull them away from their connection to a higher consciousness.
Patanjali thought that conflict among the three gunas, each vying for dominance, was at the heart of human suffering.
Ultimately, said Patanjali, by releasing attachments to the natural world, a yogi could allow the transcendental quality of purusha to shine through his true Self.
www.yogajournal.com /history/classical1b.html   (276 words)

 Beginning the Journey: living the yamas of Patanjali
Significantly Patanjali gives the reader this set of ethical guidelines as he begins to list the steps of the practice of yoga, not at the end.
In the second chapter Patanjali presents what is termed the “astanga” or eight- limbed yoga system for which he is so famous.
In the second chapter of the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali states significantly in verse 16 that “the sorrow which is yet to come is to be discarded.” (2) This future sorrow is avoided because of the choices one makes now, thus creating a future in which suffering is lessened.
www.judithlasater.com /writings/no4.html   (3165 words)

 PATANJALI YOGA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Maharshi Patanjali is the proto-originator of Yoga Darshan.
Maharshi Patanjali has many treatises to his credit among which, Yoga Darshan is the main.
Yoga Darshan of Patanjali is the basic treatise of the philosophy of Yoga.
www.urday.com /maharshi.htm   (344 words)

 Patanjali's Eight-fold Path
In this work, Patanjali compiled 195 sutras or concise aphorisms that are essentially an ethical blueprint for living a moral life and incorporating the science of yoga into your life.
Essentially, Patanjali says, you can’t practice asanas in yoga class, feel the stretch, and then go home to play with your kids, cook a meal, yell at your employees, and cheat on your taxes.
Patanjali said, “Posture is mastered by freeing the body and mind from tension and restlessness and meditating on the infinite.”
www.yogamovement.com /resources/patanjali.html   (1305 words)

 Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the chapters of Samadhi Pada, Sadhana Pada, Vibhuti Pada and Kaivalya Pada
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the chapters of Samadhi Pada, Sadhana Pada, Vibhuti Pada and Kaivalya Pada
Maharishi Patanjali is believed to have compiled his Yoga Sutra around the 3rd or 4th century BC but archeological evidences and the study of ancient scriptures suggest that yoga was practiced in ancient India as early as 3000 BC.
Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, which outlines the sovereign path of Raja Yoga, is composed of a total of 195 sutras or aphorisms.
www.lifepositive.com /Body/yoga/sutra.asp   (1342 words)

 Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Yoga: Hindu Origins: Patanjali
YREC - Patanjali  · cached · Article by Georg Feuerstein explores the authorship of the Yoga Sutras.
The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali  · cached · An interpretation by W. Judge, originally published in 1889, regarding the aphorisms on concentration and the essential nature of isolation.
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali  · cached · Translations by Bon Giovanni and Charles Johnston and interpretations by William Q. Judge.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=483973   (225 words)

 Castro Yoga: Invocation to Patanjali
In the fifth to second century, B.C., the Sage Patanjali is believed to have codified and recorded the ancient Indian heritage of Yoga in his seminal work, the Yoga Darshana.
Prior to the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali had also written the Mahabhasya, a classical work on grammar and another on Ayurveda, the science of life and health.
Let us bow before the noblest of sages Patanjali, who gave yoga for serenity and sanctity of mind, grammar for clarity and purity of speech and medicine for perfection of health.
www.castroyoga.com /content/patanj.html   (223 words)

 yoga sutras of patanjali
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 Introduction to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are a handbook for practice.
The Bhagavadgita offers us the path to externalize the higher self through the lower vehicles of man, and to live a life of those higher values.
But as far as practical instructions are concerned Patanjali gives us a clearer, more magnified and more practical procedure since it is exclusively a textbook for Yoga Practice.
www.patanjali.ch /pys_1.html   (451 words)

 HRIH: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Language, Sanskrit, Devanagari
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali + Bhasya + Bhoj Vritti [
The University of Pennsylvania holds the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali manuscript - yogabhashya's with Vacaspati's commentary.
Patanjali's yoga text chanted with droning tambour, multiple subtitle stream choices and multimedia study materials.
hrih.net /patanjali/sanskrit.htm   (275 words)

 Yoga Journal : The History of Yoga : Classical Yoga : Patanjali's Yoga Sutra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whoever else he was and whatever else he did, Patanjali clearly succeeded in codifying the concepts of an ancient, oral tradition.
His collection of 195 sutras (aphorisms or "terse statements") compiled most probably in the second century c.e., provides the first practical treatise on daily living, beginning with how to conduct oneself in society and culminating in the act of final liberation or enlightenment.
Because Patanjali believed one could attain final liberation only with the help of a guru, these aphorisms are not really a self-help guide.
www.yogajournal.com /timeline/classical1.html   (213 words)

 Practicing the Presence of God:Living the Niyamas of Patanjali
While the connection of Patanjali’s yoga teachings and the improvement of our relationships may not at first blush seem related, they are interwoven.
Looking to Patanjali for clarity in our relationships is valid because he gives us the tools to let go of the illusions which shield us from our true selves and from life itself.
However, Patanjali states in Chapter I verse 23 that devotion to the Lord is one of the main avenues to enlightenment.
www.judithlasater.com /writings/no5.html   (3008 words)

 Yoga is not a Religion
Patanjali's authentic yoga does not depend on tradition or a lineage (parampara) according to Patanjali himself, because what the yogi connects to is isvara who is the most ancient teacher of all teachers as the param-purusha.
Patanjali recognized that pramana was a severe prison of the mind and also a source of klesha (further defilements which lead to even more bad karma).
After Patanjali wrote down the Yoga Sutras the orthodox felt compelled to expropriate and color it to conform to their fancy; i.e., turn it into an intellectual, philosophical, or Vedic treatise.
www.rainbowbody.com /newarticles/yognorel.htm   (17457 words)

 Who was Patanjali and his Ancient Sacred Yogic Sutras?
This Union is a unification of your body, mind, emotions, and ego with the Divine Source of all existence.
The great sage and master Avatar Patanjali was the founder and father of Yoga.
Patanjali warns us to be aware of this phenomena, since the final aim and goal of one's spiritual awakening is to liberate you from the cage of matter, while your mind is actually the highest form of matter.
enlightenedbeings.com /patanjali.html   (408 words)

Patanjali’s Yoga is Ashtanga-Yoga or Yoga with eight limbs.
Patanjali Maharshi is the first systematiser of the Yoga school.
Prostrations to Sri Patanjali Maharshi, the exponent of the Raja Yoga system of philosophy, the first systematiser of the Yoga school, whose ‘Yoga Sutras’; is the basic text.
www.hinduism.co.za /philosop.htm   (12343 words)

 Patanjali's Yoga Sutras Explained - A Gold Scales Book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One reason is that the thinking of Patanjali compartmentalises steps and builds that sort of thinking into a process that may not be just like that for most part.
Patanjali admits the Personal God in the form of Ishvara, or the First Teacher, while Samkhya hardly has a God in its picture at all.
Patanjali devotes much space to enumerating many of them, and how to rise into them (or try for them) effectively.
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