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Elements of Right Observance

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ii.32 Observances that set spirit free 2.32 Elements of Right Observance. Purification Spiritual Contentment Ascetic Discipline Spiritual Reading Devotion to the Lord of Yoga Purification: these five elements of Niyama (Right Observance) begin with both external and internal purification. Daily … Continue reading

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The Hard Won Path

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  The Yogasūtras of Patañjali Book II: The Hard Won Path Whereas Book I was the heart of Patañjali’s Yoga sutras—the Hardcore Teachings of eradicating all thought-obstructions in order to “Yoke” with the Unborn—Book II is a practicum—a “how to guide” … Continue reading

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Divorced from the Cross of Matter

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Vomitus Maximus Triumph of the Spirit i.24-28 The Lord of Yoga transcends the trap of temporal manifestations 1.24 The Lord of Yoga is the Self-Supreme, unaffected by any temporal hindrances and any deposits of karmic residues. Like a bird flying … Continue reading

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Differences in Subtle Degrees of Samadhi

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Differences in Subtle Degrees of Samadhi Throughout these sutras Patañjali frequently formulates his approach through the philosophical principles of Saṃkhya-Yoga: Gross Body. Subtle Body and Spiritual Entity Man is made of a material structure which comprehends, on one hand, the … Continue reading

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