Posts Tagged ‘Lord of Yoga’

Elements of Right Observance

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 hygiene and being attuned to the right sustenance for proper diet and accompanied with right exercise is a given in order to assure a healthy physicality; yet the more difficult regimen Read more [...]

The Hard Won Path

  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” of developing the yogic discipline needed in order to successfully navigate through the turbulent samsaric seas before experiencing the Re-Union (Yoked-ness) with the Nirvanic Shore of Suchness. This is the Yoga of Action. Here Read more [...]

Divorced from the Cross of Matter

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 free from its cage, so is the Spirit when freed from the bondage of a suffering-material world. All former karmic ties and its associations are now severed. They can no longer take root. For the soil from which Spirit springs is imageless and immune Read more [...]

Differences in Subtle Degrees of Samadhi

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 “gross” body (flesh, bones, hair, ect) and, on the other, the “subtle” body, composed mainly of the mind (citta) and the senses, and of a spiritual entity (puruṣa). This subtle body functions thanks Read more [...]