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The Sutras The sutras, meaning threads, are elegant, succinct threads of knowledge that allow you to explore the essential core meaning of yoga. There is some debate around if yogis can obtain the same benefits from English translations of the sutras, or whether they should be read in the original Sanskrit.

The sutras are divided into four chapters, or padas: samadhi, sadhana, vibhuti, and kaivalya. Samadhi Pada The first chapter is about enlightenment, focusing on concentration and meditation. The 51 sutras discuss the process to become One.


The sutras define yoga, obstacles to achieving yoga, the purpose of yoga, the importance of abhyasa constant practice , and vairagya detachment from material experiences. Sadhana Pada The second chapter is about the practice.

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The Yamas and Eight-Limbed system of yoga are introduced. Vibhuti Pada The third chapter is about the results, power, and manifestation once union is achieved. The 56 sutras clarify the last two Limbs, dhyana and samahdi, as well as introduce the power of simultaneously activating the last three limbs.

The chapter begins to highlight the ability of yoga to empower the mind. Kaivalya Pada The last chapter is about liberation, or moksha.

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The 34 sutras clarify liberation and what is achieved by the mind. This final chapter is devoted to complete, unconditional, and absolute liberation.

While reading all of the sutras is suggested, reading and making one sutra pure in your life is enough. The sutras are tools to foster the inner experience and elevate the spirit.

Practice leads to wisdom and the ability to allow the inner light to guide the present moment, or atha. 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.


This text includes the translation of all the sutras, along with an elaborate commentary, footnotes, the Sanskrit sources for the footnotes, plus a thorough index and several other helpful appendixes.

The ePub version uses sounds-like English characters, rather than Devanagari. About the author s A. Aruna started his studies in Advaita Vedanta and the Sanskrit language in at an intensive three-year program in a traditional gurukulam, outside Bombay, India, under Shri Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the most renowned Sanskrit and Advaita Vedanta scholar of the past century.

Core of the Yoga Sutras

Stepping outside his academic background in Western philosophy, Aruna immersed himself in the deepest, oldest spiritual tradition in the world. This detailed study opened his eyes.

In this ancient teaching, Aruna found a complete merging of the intellect and heart. From that point on, he dedicated his life to the inclusive vision of Vedanta. Aruna later studied computer languages, becoming a programmer and manager of information technology in San Diego, California. He created a set of tools for those students interested in a thorough study of Sanskrit to better understand the Bhagavad Gita.

Aruna has lived and studied in a traditional teaching gurukulam for over nine years in India and two years in the U.

Wishing to help yoga students ground the traditional purpose of yoga in the revered scriptures of India, Aruna releases Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Translation and Commentary in the Light of Vedanta Scripture. This presents the yoga discipline as its practitioners in the ancient scriptures understood and Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

In the same way, the pdas may stand for jna, vijna, sujna and prajna. The strength and stamina it takes to reach this state of stillness is quite impressive.

Effects of Niyama Deborah Adele. Through the medium of yoga sdhan, we learn to use these tools, so that they co-ordinate and co-operate, until the mind cultivates both the external organs and internal organs to experience balance, har- mony and concord between the Self and the agents of the Self.

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