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  The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is a collection of Sanskrit sutras (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga – 195 sutras (according to Vyāsa and Krishnamacharya) and 196 sutras (according to others, including BKS Iyengar). The Yoga Sutras was compiled in the early centuries CE, by the sage Patanjali in India who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from much older traditions.[1][2][3]

The Yoga Sutras is best known for its reference to ashtanga, eight elements of practice culminating in samadhi. The eight elements are yama (abstinences), niyama (observances), asana (yoga posture), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (concentration of the mind), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (absorption). The main aim of practice is kaivalya, discernment of purusha, the witness-consciousness, as distinct from prakriti, the cognitive apparatus, and disentanglement of purusha from prakriti's muddled defilements.

YSA 05.11.24 Yog Sutras by Patanjali C3 v28- C35 studied with Hersh Khetarpal.
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YSA 05.11.24 Yog Sutras by Patanjali C3 v28- C35 studied with Hersh Khetarpal.

C3.Vibhuti Pad - Portion on Accomplishments C3 V28- C3 v35 28. चिे तायाव्यहू नभ ॥ २८॥ chandre taravyoohajnanam On the moon, (comes) the knowledge of the cluster of stars. 29.ध्रवु तद्गणतऻानभ॥ २९॥ dhruve tadgatijnanam On the pole star (comes) the knowledge of the motions of the stars. 30. नाणबचिे कामव्यहू नभ ॥ ३०॥ nabhichakre kayavyoohajnanam On the navel circle (comes) the knowledge of the constitution of the body. 31. कण्ठकू ऩ णु त्पऩासाणनवणृ त्त् ॥३१॥ kanthakoope kshutpipasanivrittih On the hollow of the throat (comes) cessation of hunger. When a man is very hungry, if he can make Samyama on the pit of the throat hunger ceases. 32.कूभनयाड्यांस्थमैभय ॥ ३२॥ koormanadyan sthairyam On the nerve called Kurma (comes) fixity of the body. When he is practising the body is not disturbed. 33. भधू ज्यय णतणष णसद्धदशनय भ ॥३३॥ moordhajyotishi siddhadarshanam On the light emanating from the top of the head sight of the Siddhas. The Siddhas are beings who are a little above ghosts. When the Yogi concentrates his mind on the sop of his head he will see these Siddhas. The word Siddha does not refer to those men who have become free—a sense in which it is often used. 34. प्राणतबाद वा सवभय ॥ ३४॥ pratibhad va sarvam Or by the power of Pratibha all knowledge. All these can come without any Samyama to the man who has the power of Pratibha (enlightenment from purity). This is when a man has risen to a high state of Pratibha; then he has that great light. All things are apparent to him. Everything comes to him naturally, without making Samyama on anything. 35.हृदमेणचत्तसणंवत॥ ३५॥ hridaye chittasanvit In the heart, knowledge of minds To join these live classes followed by Q & A with Hersh Khetarpal send a request at the email below for the zoom link, Attention to Gina Loftus. yogsadhanashramusa@gmail.com https://www.yogsadhanashram-usa.org/ https://www.yogsadhanashram-usa.org/
YSA 04.13.24 Yog Sutras by Patanjali C3 v21- C25 studied with Hersh Khetarpal.
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YSA 04.13.24 Yog Sutras by Patanjali C3 v21- C25 studied with Hersh Khetarpal.

C3.Vibhuti Pad - Portion on Accomplishments C3 V21- C3 v25 21. कामरूऩसमं भात त् द्ग्राह्यशणिस्तम्भे च प्रकाशासप्रं मोगऽे न्तधानय भ २१ kayaroopasanyamat tadgrahyashaktistambhe chakshuhprakashasanprayogentardhanam By making Samyama on the form of the body the power of perceiving forms being obstructed, the power of manifestation in the eye being separated, the Yogi’s body becomes unseen. 22. एतने शब्दाद्यन्तधानय भिु भ २२ etena shabdadyantardhanamuktam By this the disappearance or concealment of words which are being spoken is also explained. 23.सोऩिभंणनरुऩिभंचकभयतत्समं भाद्अऩयान्तऻानभ, अणयष्टभ्ये वा २३ sopakraman nirupakraman cha karma tatsanyamad aparantajnanam,arishtebhyo va Karma is of two kinds, soon to be fructified, and late to be fructified. By making Samyama on that, or by the signs called Aristha, portents, the Yogis know the exact time of separation from their bodies. 24. भत्र्यै णदष फराणन २४ Maitryadishu balani By making Samyama on friendship, etc., various strength comes. To join these live classes followed by Q & A with Hersh Khetarpal send a request at the email below for the zoom link, Attention to Gina Loftus. yogsadhanashramusa@gmail.com https://www.yogsadhanashram-usa.org/ https://www.yogsadhanashram-usa.org/
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