Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 39 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.39 Yatha-Bhimat-Dhyanat-Va Yatha : as, according to Bhimat : one’s own choice , desire Dhyanat : meditate on Va : or (other practices above from sutras 1.34 to 1.39) Or By Contemplating On Whatsoever Thing One May Like (The Mind Becomes Stable) Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: “Keeping the mind engaged seriously for long time is very important. We don’t have anything that serious, so the mind jumps, never steady and never so knowledgeable – jack of all trades. So the techniques in yoga – select an object and concentrate on it for a long time. This will help in making the mind more concentrated and capable of yogic training. This is the suggestion. If you are interested in training the mind, to reach better levels understanding, then this training is necessary.” Smt. Hansaji J. Yogendra: "We are talking about Parikarmas (techniques to make our mind concentrate on an object of your choice.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 38 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.38 Svapna-Nidra-Jnana Alambanam-Va Svapna : dream Nidra : state of dreamless sleep Jnana : knowledge , awareness Alambanam : object of concentration Va : or ( other practices from 1.34 to 1.39) Or By Taking As The Object Of Meditation The Images Of Dreams Or The State Of Dreamless Sleep (The Mind Of The Yogin Gets Stabilized) Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: "The description is about sleep. These are all areas for keeping the mind steady. It can be deep sleep or even dreams. If one can concentrate and record it helps. Various such suggestions have been given, how to keep the mind steady and this is one of the means."

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 36 Yoga Sutra 1.36 Visoka-Va-Jyotismati Visoka : state free from pain, or suffering Va : or ( other practices from 1.34 to 1.39) Jyotismati : inner light , supreme or divine light Or By Perception Which Is Free From Sorrow And Is Radiant (Stability Of Mind Can Also Be Produced ) Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: "These sutras talk about objects than can immediately catch attention and hold it . We had started with friendliness and such things and now we are talking on certain sensory impulses. The brightness attracts attention, mind can immediately get concentrated. These are statements in the literature. How far it can work?

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 35 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.35 Visayavati-Va-Pravrttih-Utpanna-Manasah-Sthiti-Nibandhani Visayavati : of the sensing experience Va : or( other practices from 1.34 to 1.39) Pravrttih : higher perception , activity Utpanna : arising, manifesting Manasah : mind , mental Sthiti : stability , steadiness Nibandhani : firmly establishes , causes , holds The Development Of Higher Objective Perceptions Called Visayavati Also Brings About Tranquility Of The Mind. Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: “We are discussing the Samadhi techniques. The simple instruction is, keep the mind focused. This is very necessary and it generally happens when the person is interested in something more than the material – he is deeply concerned about things that are there – sitting before the sea – watching the sea – that also can hold attention. The advantages of keeping the mind steady are that it starts gaining new habits, new attitudes and new objectives. Though the object itself may not be so big and so great, but that attitude starts.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 34 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.34 Pracchardana-Vidharanabhyam-Va-Pranasya Pracchardana : gentle exhalation through the nostrils Vidharanabhyam : expansion or regulation, control Va : or ( other practices from 1.34 to 1.39) Pranasya : of prana By Exhaling And Restraining The Breath Also (The Mind Is Calmed). Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: "The discussion is on controlling mind, concentrating. Many techniques have been suggested. One is related to the breath, exhaling it out and holding it there, not breathing in immediately and repeating it often . Apparently these things look very easy but have very serious consequences. The body functions in a certain set way. That is how it has been organized – how many breaths in a minute and how long to hold the breath and not to hold the breath.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 33 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.33 Maitri – Karuna – Mudita – Upeksanam – Sukha – Dukha – Punya – Apunya – Visayanam – Bhavanatah – Chitta – Prasadanam Maitri : friendliness , pleasantness , lovingness Karuna : compassion Mudita : goodwill Upeksanam : indifference Sukha : happy , comfortable , joyous Dukha : pain , sorrow , misery Punya : virtuous Apunya : non virtuous Visayanam : regarding those subjects Bhavanatas : by cultivating habits , by constant reflection , developing attitude Citta : personality complex Prasadanam : undisturbed , peaceful The Mind Becomes Purified By The Cultivation Of Feelings Of Amity , Compassion, Goodwill , And Indifference Respectively Towards Happy , Miserable , Virtuous , And Sinful Creatures . Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: "There is a question in the sutra, whether we can we maintain a happy peaceful attitude when we are confronted by different kinds of people. Our usual reaction is if there is a good person we are nice, bad person we are angry. Throughout the day this goes on. The result is we are not very steady in our mind. Everything depends on whom we see , whom we talk to, whom we listen on telephone. The attempt here is to see that the mind remains cool.

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 32 Yoga Sutra 1.32 Tatpratisedhartham Ekatattva Abhyasah Tat : those, their Pratisedha: prevention, removal Artham : for the purpose of Eka : single Tattva : truth, principle Abhyasah : practice, cultivating that habit For their prevention let there be perseverance after one truth. Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: "We are talking of concentrating the mind, because then understanding can occur. So this object has to be one single object not keep on changing, and the attention has to be continuous. See, these are the conditions and if one can manage that, then some understanding can occur, otherwise a mind that is wavering never gathers any knowledge.

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4th May 2013 - Saturday - Inaction "Talk on 'inaction', which is our national trait. If we can avoid something, we will avoid it. We do what we do out of leisure, but we just like to do nothing. There are many things that we all could have done in life, for the good of our own people, but we just don't do. Not that the jobs are very hard. It may be just picking up a paper lying on the road and putting it away, but we don't do it. So inaction has become a trait. This is a bad habit. If we are otherwise free, and are capable, we must carry out actions that are required. It is worth considering, whether we are of that kind - who are trying to do actions as required, or are trying to find out ways and means to avoid actions."

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute. Chapter 1, Sutra 31 Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.31 Dukha Daurmanasya Angamejayatva Svasapravasah Viksepa Sahabhuvah Dukha : pain (physical or mental) Daurmanasya: sadness , frustration , depression Angamejayatva : unsteadiness , movement , tremor of the limbs or body Svasa : inhalation , inspiration (implying irregular inhalation ) Prasvasah : exhalation , expiration ( implying irregular exhalation ) Viksepa : distractions Sahabhuvah : companions Sorrow , Dejection. Restlessness Of Body , Inhalation And Exhalation Arise From (Previous) Distractions Listen to the audio: Check this out on Chirbit Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra: "See, we have this sutra which is talking about the difficulties. Pain, despair, trembling, fast inhalation, exhalation they all accompany distractions. Physically also the person is unable to proceed. Apparently they are appear physical but the internal disturbances are more important. When a person is internally peaceful then this trembling and all that doesn’t happen. At the learning stage we are unable to handle them.