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Review: Yoga Sutras of PatanjaliUser Review - Lon - Goodreads
Four densely-packed sutras on achieving union with the Supreme. These aren't poetic rhapsodies; they read more like lecture notes from a science professor. Every aspect of this "spiritual science" is ... Read full review
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Review: The Yoga-System of Patanjali (or the Ancient Hindu Doctrine of Concentration of Mind)User Review - Walt Moseley - Goodreads
An old classic; but, nevertheless, a very poor translation with dense metaphysical commentary. Read full review
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action aids to yoga arises aspects guna atman atom attain Avici avidya balanced-state becomes belonging Benares Bikaner birth body Brahma buddhi Calc cease central-organ coarse Compare concentrated insight conscious of objects consciousness Consequently correlation described discriminative discernment distinction dwindled effect enters into mutations essence evolving-causes existence experience explained external-aspects fluctuations follows fruition generic-form hindrances Icvara idea infatuation inference intended-object intuitive intuitive knowledge Isolation kind knowledge latent-deposit of karma length-of-life Master means memory mind mind-stuff non-sight object-of-sight objector says organs pain Pancacikha particular passionlessness Patanjali perception perfection permanent personality-substance phenomenalized pleasure point-of-space pratyaya predicate-relations presented-idea primary cause primary matter primary-matter process-of-knowing produced purpose rajas and tamas reason reference relation reply restriction result of constraint round-of-rebirths Samkhya Sanskrit sattva self-castigation sense sequence Similarly single sounds sources-of-valid-ideas subconscious-impressions subjugation subliminal subliminal-impressions substance Sumeru sutra syllables tamos thing thinking thinking-substance time-forms time-variation tion undifferentiated-consciousness Vasubandhu verbal-communication water-jar words yogin
Page xxxvii - Third direct aid: viii. Concentration iii. 3. A fusion of the knower and the process of knowing with the object to be known. iii. 3 This same [contemplation], shining forth [in consciousness] as the intended object and nothing more, and, as it were, emptied of itself, is concentration.
Page xxx - An orientation of the whole life with reference to one idea; an emotional transformation corresponding to this focused state. stuff] shall have permanence in this [restricted state] i. 14 But this [practice] becomes confirmed when it has been cultivated for a long time and uninterruptedly and with earnest attention.
Page 286 - [lamp) the lust-born gusts of sensual things are enemies. how then could it be that I who have seen its light could be led astray by these things of' sense, a mere mirage, and make of myself fuel
Page xxxv - 30 Abstinence from injury and from falsehood and from theft and from incontinence and from acceptance of gifts are the abstentions. ii 31 When they are unqualified by species or place or time or exigency and when [covering] all [these] classesŚthere is the Great
Page 299 - 1. Perfections proceed from birth or from drugs or from spells or from self-castigation or from concentration. He explains [the sŘtra] by saying ┐1. The power of having another body.) When karma, conducive to the enjoyment of heaven and performed by one of
Page xxxiii - and the feeling-of-personality and passion and aversion and the will-to-live are the five hindrances. ii. 4 Undifferentiated-consciousness Ĺ┐ is the field for the others whether they be dormant or attenuated or intercepted or sustained. ii. 5 The recognition of the permanent, of the pure, of pleasure, and of a self in what is impermanent, impure, pain, and not-self is undifferentiated-consciousness
Page xxii - 1893, p. 271) would set him at the end of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century. Professor Macdonell
Page 35 - [of the action], and not with the result. 14. But this [practice] becomes confirmed when it has been cultivated for a long time and uninterruptedly and with earnest attention. [Practice,] when it has been cultivated for a long time, cultivated without interruption, and carried out with
Page 50 - simultaneously desired by two equals, the one saying Ĺlet this be new' and the other saying Ĺlet this be old', if the one wins his way, the other fails in his wish and so becomes inferior. And two equals cannot obtain the same desired thing simultaneously, since that would be a contradiction
Page 170 - like rocks fallen from the top of the mountain peak, without support,, of their own accord, incline towards dissolution and come with this [thinking. substance] to rest. And when these [aspects] are quite dissolved, they do not cause growth again, because there is no
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