The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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Courier Corporation, Jul 1, 2003 - Philosophy - 381 pages
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One of yoga's most important and influential works, this classic forms a keystone of Indian philosophical and religious thought. The eight-step path to Raja Yoga consists of restraint, observances, posture, breath control, sublimation, attention, concentration, and meditation. This volume contains complete sutras, along with a commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations by Vachaspati-Mišra.
 

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yoga is a system to utilise life force in human frame.the grate seer patanjali cast it through isolating own mind and consuming universal mind.a process of conversion electromagnetic energy into life force, absolute meditation is the best tool to concer all ailment.

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Contents

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Four ways of calming the mindstuf
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Breathings calm the mindstuff
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Fixed attention steadies the mind
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Fixed attention to processes of thought steadies the mind
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Attention to the mindstuff of great yogins
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Fixed attention to objects seen in sleep
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Contemplations of the most desired object
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Undifferentiatedconsciousness the cause of the correlation
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The escape from pain is the isolation of the seer
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The method of escape is discriminative insight
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Seven forms of discriminative insight
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Means of attaining discrimination
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The eight aids to yoga
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The five abstentions
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Qualified abstentions
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Mastery of the mindstuf f the result of attentions
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Balanced state of the steady mind
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Balanced state with regard to a coarse objec
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Balanced state with regard to a supercoarse object
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Balanced states with regard to subtile and supersubtile objects
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Extent of the existence of subtile objects
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These balanced states are seeded concentrations
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Result of the supersubtile balanced state
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Truthbearing insight
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Object of the truthbearing insight
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Latent impressions from this insight inhibit others
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Seedless concentration is the restriction of even these impressions
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Remedy for hindrances when subtile 11 Remedy for fluctuations which result from hindran 12 Latentdeposit of karma the cause of hindrances 13 Th...
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Book 2 Means of attainment sadhana
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B Cause of future pain Correlation of seer and seen
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Nature of an object for sight
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Subdivision of objects for sight
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Nature of seer
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Object for sight subordinate to seer
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Plurality of objects for sight
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Nature of the correlation
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The five observances
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Inhibition of obstacles to abstentions and observances
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Consequences of abstention from injury
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Consequences of abstention from incontinence
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Consequences of observance of cleanliness
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Consequences of observance of contentment
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Consequences of observance of study
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Nature of postures
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Ways to success in postures
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Nature of restraint of the breath
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A fourth kind of restraint of the breath
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Consequences of restraint of the breath
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A further consequence is fixed attention
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Consequences of fixed attention
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Book 3 Supernormal powers vibhuti
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Book 4 Isolation kaivalya
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Bibliography of works referred to in this volume
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Index of quotations in the Comment in the order of citatio
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Index of the same grouped according to their sources
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Index of quotations in the Tattvavaicaradl in the order of citation
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Index of the same grouped according to their sources
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Quotations not yet traced to their sources
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Index of words in the Yogasutras
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