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Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 2, Sutra 28 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.28 Yoganganusthanat Asuddhiksaye Jnanadiptih Avivekakhyteh Yoganga: steps of Yoga Anusthanat: by the sustained practice Asuddhi: impurities Ksaye: with the elimination Jnana: wisdom, knowledge Diptih: light, brilliance a: until Vivekakhyateh: discriminative knowledge For 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 Chirbit Dr. 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 27 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.27 Tasya Saptadha Prantabhumih Prajna Tasya: to one Saptadha: sevenfold Pranta: final Bhumih: stage, level Prajna: discrimination, insight For Him There Is Advancement To The Highest In The Seven Stages Of Knowledge Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Smt. 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 26 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.26 Vivekakhyatih Aviplava Hanopayah Vivekakhyatih: discriminative knowledge Aviplava: uninterrupted Hana: of removal Upayah: the means, method The Means Of Attaining Liberation Is Undisturbed Discriminative Knowledge Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Smt. 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 25 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.25 Tad Abhavat Samyogabhavah Hanam Taddrseh Kaivalyam Tad: its Abvhavat: lack or absence Samyoga: union Abhavah: absence, dissolution Hanam: removal, cessation Tat: that Drseh: of the knower Kaivalyam: liberation, enlightenment If It (Ignorance) Has Disappeared, There Is Absence Of Conjunction - The Thing To Be Avoided, This Is Liberation For The Seer Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. 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 24 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.24 Tasya Hetuh Avidya Tasya: of that Hetuh: the cause, reason Avidya: ignorance Ignorance Is The Cause Of This Injunction Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. 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 23 Patanjai Yoga Sutra 2.23 Sva Svamisaktyoh Svarupopalabdhi Hetuh Samyogah Sva: 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, conjunction The Reason For The Coming Together Of The Seen And The Seer Is For The Seer To Unfold The Awareness Of His True Nature And Power Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Smt. 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 22 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.22 Krtartham Prati Nastam Api Anastam Tadanya Sadharanavat Krtartham: the seer Pratipower of seeing Nastampure Api: even  Anastamthe cause Tatappearing to see Anya: appearing to see Sadharanavatappearing to see Though 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 Chirbit Smt. 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 21 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.21 Tadarthah Eva Drsyasya Atma Tadarthah: for the purpose Eva: alone Drsyasya: of the seen, nature - Prakrti Atma: spirit, seer, Self The Knowable Material World Is Only For The Experience Of The Self Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Smt. 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 20 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.20 Drasta Drsimatrah Suddhah Api Pratyayanupasyah Drasta: the seer Drsimatrah: power of seeing Suddhah: pure Api: even though Pratyaya: the cause Anupasyah: appearing to see This Seer Is Consciousness Only, Even Though Pure He Re-Perceives Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. 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.”

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 2, Sutra 19   Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.19 Visesa Avisesa Lingamatra Alingani Gunaparvani Visesa: specialized, particularized Avisesa: unspecialized, unparticularized Lingamatra: undifferentiated Alingani: without a mark, undifferentiated, subtle Gunaparvani: state of the gunas The Stages Of The Gunas, The Defined, The Undefined, The Indicated Only And The Irresoluble Primary Matter  Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: “We are thinking with the Samkhya. This is a system - Samkhya and Yoga. So we are thinking from that point, about this external world, how it is made; there are discussions of that kind. There are things that are Vishesha - seen in form, colour, size and shape in the material world. And then there are Avishesha which have none of these characteristics but which are there, in the nature of awareness, consciousness, they are there. So these mix up the world and once we understand it, then problems are less. We get unnecessarily get bungled up in changeful things, pain at loss, happiness at gain and that kind of fluctuation goes on all our life. So Samkhya makes us understand that these kinds of external changes go on happening. They are not the reality.
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