Yoga Sutra

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 28Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.28Yoganganusthanat Asuddhiksaye Jnanadiptih AvivekakhytehYoganga: steps of Yoga Anusthanat: by the sustained practice Asuddhi: impurities Ksaye: with the elimination Jnana: wisdom, knowledge Diptih: light, brilliance a: until Vivekakhyateh: discriminative knowledgeFor By The Sustained Practice Of The Accessories (Steps) Of Yoga, The Impurities Are Destroyed, And Enlightenment Of Wisdom Reaches Discriminative Knowledge.Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

"So we come to the next important sutra and that has to tell us about the various tips of yoga and how they work. They work at reducing the various hindrances, impurities and make it easier for subsequent yoga. Basically what we have to understand is that yoga would mean overcoming of the Kleshas - overcoming of those defects which we keep on talking about - Avidhya, Asmita, Raga, Dvesha, these have to be overcome and this overcoming work is carried out by the various techniques. So that's what the sutra is telling us, that when we follow yoga, we are actually working at overcoming these kinds of hindrances. We can't just forget that. We can't just talk of yoga and believe that we will land into the yogic land. Things like untruth, these have to be overcome.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 27Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.27Tasya Saptadha Prantabhumih PrajnaTasya: to one Saptadha: sevenfold Pranta: final Bhumih: stage, level Prajna: discrimination, insightFor Him There Is Advancement To The Highest In The Seven Stages Of KnowledgeListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitSmt. Hansaji J Yogendra:

"This is the final culmination of the state of a person. Now the point is that the person has reached the Rutumbara state where only pure knowledge exists. Everything else is gone. Then there is Vivek Khyati, he is remaining in Aviplava state, in the state throughout. Nothing can disturb that state. And now his Chitta is going to uplift. And these are the seven stages in which a person, step-by-step is releasing or uplifting himself.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 26Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.26Vivekakhyatih Aviplava HanopayahVivekakhyatih: discriminative knowledge Aviplava: uninterrupted Hana: of removal Upayah: the means, methodThe Means Of Attaining Liberation Is Undisturbed Discriminative KnowledgeListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitSmt. Hansaji J Yogendra:

"In this sutra, they make it very clear that a person has to come to a level where only pure knowledge flows from his system. Nothing else. Nothing can make that knowledge vitiated or tinted. Knowledge has to be pure and clear. And the knowledge they are talking about is the clarity in what is Purusha and Prakriti.

Purusha is pure consciousness, permanent, which can't be destroyed. It's there, it's going to be there. Sattvik state is very close to Purusha. And Prakriti is ever changing with all colours, flavours, varieties, all creations. Both of these things are totally separate.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 25Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.25Tad Abhavat Samyogabhavah Hanam Taddrseh KaivalyamTad: its Abvhavat: lack or absence Samyoga: union Abhavah: absence, dissolution Hanam: removal, cessation Tat: that Drseh: of the knower Kaivalyam: liberation, enlightenmentIf It (Ignorance) Has Disappeared, There Is Absence Of Conjunction - The Thing To Be Avoided, This Is Liberation For The SeerListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“We are using this word ‘Prakriti’, which means – ‘the creator’- matter. The matter out of which this whole universe is made. And spirit- consciousness, which has nothing to do with all this; just awareness. These are important terms which if you are learning ‘Samkhya’, you have to understand- matter and spirit. Matter is the external world. Spirit is the awareness. When the two are mixed, that is where the problem is. We are unable to understand matter as separate from spirit. So the entire exercise in Yoga is to separate the two, till a stage is reached where spirit is by itself. So this is the way the whole thing goes- learning to separate the spirit from matter.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 24Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.24Tasya Hetuh AvidyaTasya: of that Hetuh: the cause, reason Avidya: ignoranceIgnorance Is The Cause Of This InjunctionListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

"The cause if suffering is Avidhya - Ignorance. We are ignorant. We don't know and as a result we make mistakes. That is the cause. So as a correction, we should be knowing that. But we don't do that. We take it that we're clever and we go on. A wise person understands and then says, "Correct, I'm unable to understand and he has accepted. This is a point worth remembering. When we see any ordinary conversation, you will keep on bothering and go on making mistakes. That is a point worth considering.

This is a point that is very important because all problems in life are a result of this. Do consider."

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 23Patanjai Yoga Sutra 2.23Sva Svamisaktyoh Svarupopalabdhi Hetuh SamyogahSva: of being owned Svami: of being owner, master Saktyoh: of the powers Svarupa: of the nature, own nature, own form Upalabdhi: recognition Hetuh: that brings about, the cause, reason Samyogah: union, conjunctionThe Reason For The Coming Together Of The Seen And The Seer Is For The Seer To Unfold The Awareness Of His True Nature And PowerListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitSmt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

"There are two things - Sva Shakti is Prakriti and Swami Shakti is Purusha. Basically Purusha has lost his identity. He is entangled with Prakriti and so now he doesn't know what he is. Now, to understand 'Who Am I?' I should go through some process. So Prakriti is showing the world and Purusha is watching (Drashta) and while watching, some wisdom comes. His attention suddenly goes to himself and then he realizes that he is different from Prakriti. And slowly that realization dawns, that knowledge comes. Right now all these things are there because of ignorance, then once knowledge comes, the Purusha is freed from Prakriti.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 22Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.22Krtartham Prati Nastam Api Anastam Tadanya SadharanavatKrtartham: the seer Prati: power of seeing Nastam: pure Api: even Anastam: the cause Tat: appearing to see Anya: appearing to see Sadharanavat: appearing to seeThough Destroyed For Him Whole Goal Is Achieved, (Prakriti) Is Not Destroyed As It Is Common To Others.Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitSmt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

"Today's sutra makes one point very clear that every individual has to work on himself, he has to uplift himself, realize himself and release from the bondage of work and death. It means he has to develop pure, clear wisdom. This itself shows that it's self evolution and self-realization and reaching to the highest knowledge, i.e. releasing from bondage of birth and death and pain and diseases.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 21Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.21Tadarthah Eva Drsyasya AtmaTadarthah: for the purpose Eva: alone Drsyasya: of the seen, nature - Prakrti Atma: spirit, seer, SelfThe Knowable Material World Is Only For The Experience Of The SelfListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitSmt. Hansaji J. Yogendra:

"They say that the knowable material world is only for the experience of the spirit. The point is that this whole world is for experience. The spirit within is Purusha or consciousness and Prakriti is the material world. The nature of Prakriti is explained in the two earlier Sutras viz. it has its own character and is made of 3 Gunas which are continuously active. Now what we have to do is experience, learn from our experience and go above the experience.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 20Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.20Drasta Drsimatrah Suddhah Api PratyayanupasyahDrasta: the seer Drsimatrah: power of seeing Suddhah: pure Api: even though Pratyaya: the cause Anupasyah: appearing to seeThis Seer Is Consciousness Only, Even Though Pure He Re-PerceivesListen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

“They talk of the seer that is consciousness, and the seen that is external world. The external world is just for seeing, it's pure, it doesn’t have any particular picture on it, but what we see is all coloured, it’s not pure. These are where the problem comes. We get mixed up. We have the capacity to see the external world as it is. But we just can’t see. We see it in some colours, some form, some shapes. This is what the Sutra is saying.”

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