Category Archives: The Yogasūtras of Patañjali

Ascending the Physical

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iii. 38-45 Ascending the Rūpakaya 3.38 Liberation from bondage to the Rūpakaya, the yogin is freed to merge with another mind-essence. Freed from exclusive samsaric incarceration, the citta has the ability to link with the subtle nerve-channels (nadis) of another … Continue reading

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Powers of Spirit

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Blue Medicine Buddha by Sally Gradle iii. 35-37 Spiritual Gnosis 3.35 A bifurcation exists between puruṣa (spirit) and the phenomenal worlds. Objective formalities exist only for utilization by the spiritually advanced yogin. Even for the advanced yogin/yogini corporeal bondage will … Continue reading

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Powers of Transformation

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iii. 21-34 Transformational Capacities 3.21 Through sustained sanyama on the Rūpakaya, the Yogi is rendered indiscernible by the carnally refracted-eye of the perceiver. Perception of phenomena requires light that is filtered and refracted by the observer’s eye. The ancient Yogins … Continue reading

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Powers of Gnosis

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We have now come to the siddhis-proper, or those mystical powers assimilated from the yogic foundation provided from the perfect sanyamaic-discipline, or the techniques of applying Dhāranā, Dhyāna and Samadhi to any given phenomenal energy-field. As can be weighed from … Continue reading

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Mutational Maturations

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iii. 11-15 Sequences of Transformation 3.11 Samādhi parināma A Transformational Alteration between the distracted mind-stuff and One-Pointedness. A new focal position of Mind development as the mind-stuff mutates into pure and direct centeredness in the Unborn. 3.12 Ekāgratā parināma Transformation … Continue reading

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In Transit

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iii. 4-10 The Sanyama of the Moment 3.4 The Three-in-One is called Sanyama Sanyama is the synthesis between Dhāranā, Dhyāna and Samadhi. When the Illuminative Energy is released the Siddhis are born. In this fashion true gnosis on the object … Continue reading

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Fusion

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iii. 3. First-range Samadhi 3.3 Total Mind Absorption Swami Venkatesananda translates this sutra as: When the field of observation and the observing intelligence merges as if their own form is abolished and the total intelligence shines as the sole substance … Continue reading

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Staying in the Mind Current

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iii. 2. Dhyana 3.2 Uninterrupted Meditation Dhyana is sustained Dhāranā. After mastering the ability to remain focused on one point without any interruption, one then develops the ability to enter into an uninterrupted current of focus. It is said that … Continue reading

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Siddhis

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The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali Book III: Siddhis We have arrived at a most fascinating junction in this Yoga Sutras series; we shall be exploring the Heightened Mystical Powers, or more commonly known as the Siddhis. Firstly, it is critical … Continue reading

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The Retirement of the Senses

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Completion of Book II ii. 53-55 Mind is Freed from all Distractions 2.53 Thus Purified, Successful Self-Recollection is Won Mind now beholds Itself in the Luminous Light of the Unborn. Within Meditation, the Yogin now successfully navigates the pranaic (Qi)-channels … Continue reading

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