Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Chapter 4

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4.1 janmau ‘ṣadhi mantra tapaḥ samādhijāḥ siddhayaḥ Psychic powers arise by birth, drugs, incantations, purificatory acts or concentrated insight. 4.2 jāty antara pariṇāmaḥ prakṛtyā ‘pūrāt Transformation into another state is by the directed by the quality with which one’s whole being is saturated 4.3 nimittaṁ aprayojakaṁ prakṛtīnāṁ varaṇa bhedas tu tataḥ kṣetrikavat Creative nature is… Read more »

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Chapter 3 (Part 2)

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3.27 candre tārā vyūha jñānaṁ By self-control on the Polestar arises knowledge of orbits. 3.28 dhruve tad gati jñānaṁ  By self-control on the navel arises knowledge of the constitution of the body. 3.29 nābhi cakre kāya vyūha jñānaṁ By self-control on the pit of the throat one subdues hunger and thirst. 3.30 kaṇṭhakūpe kṣut pipāsā… Read more »

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Chapter 3 (Part 1)

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3.1 deśa bandhaś cittasya dhāraṇā One-pointedness is steadfastness of the mind. 3.2 tatra pratyayai ‘katānatā dhyānaṁ Unbroken continuation of that mental ability is meditation. 3.3 tad evā ‘rthamātranirbhāsaṁ svarūpa śūnyam iva samādhiḥ That same meditation when there is only consciousness of the object of meditation and not of the mind is realization. 3.4 trayam ekatra… Read more »