While the yoga sutras are thought to be as old as 400 bce. That is why the great sage vyasa, commenting on this sutra, says that the ninefold obstacles described in sutra 1. There has been and still is a long tradition of passing it on from teacher to pupil to be practiced and repeated. The yoga sutras contain 196 sutras, divided between four chapters, discussing the aims and practice of yoga, the development of yogic powers and finally, liberation. It is a process of systematically encountering, examining, and. Extensive practical explanations of the yoga sutras of patanjali. This statement, though, apparently, very nice, is also absurd, because there is no such thing as motion in a straight line. The following goes into vivekanandas commentary on the yoga sutras in nikhilananda 1953. Then the seer comes to consciousness in his proper nature. The compiler of the yoga sutras, an important collection of aphorisms on yoga practice, who according to some historians was a notable person of samkhya, contemporaneous with ishvarakrishnas. Patanjali yoga sutras 6 take the upward bend again, and go back to the original source, which is god. The practices which make for union with the soul are.
On every monday, tuesday, thursday and friday, the yoga institute, santacruz holds parisamvad sessions free interactive sessions that are open to all. This system explained in this collection of aphorisms is called patanjalis yoga sutras. It was written about two thousand years ago, by master patanjali. The goal of this rendition of the yoga sutras is to make the principles and practices of the yoga sutras more understandable and accessible. In this beautiful book, gurudev reveals the essence of each sutra transporting you to the very state of yoga, the highest union. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. Pdf the yoga sutras of patanjali download full pdf book.
The yoga sutras of patanjali the threads of union translation by bongiovanni. In the first chapter yoga is defined and some of obstacles to achieve yoga are enumerated. The first chapter in the yoga sutras of patanjali is composed of around 51 sutras, all about the idea of enlightenment. The yoga sutras of patanjali are a collection of 196 indian sutras aphorisms on the theory and practice of yoga.
Theres so much more to yoga than what happens on the mat. All these samadhis are sabija with seed, which could bring one back into bondage or mental disturbance. You may have seen it on the bookshelf at your local studio, on the reading list for teacher trainings, or heard it alluded to in class. The sutras, though deep in their meaning, are extremely concise. Over fifty different english translations of the yoga sutras are extant, standing as a human testament to how universal truth is celebrated in terms of a rich diversity. Dec 20, 2017 leanne whitney, phd, is author of consciousness in jung and patanjali. We handpicked 30 essential sutras to return to again and again. When patanjali codified, or compiled the yoga sutras, it was not that a new system was created, but rather, the ancient practices were summarized in an extremely organized and terse way. Yoga is one of six orthodox schools of hindu philosophy, and yoga sutras of patanjali contains 196 aphorisms that form the basis of raja yoga. Yoga link june winter 2011 1 light on the yoga sutras of patanjali ii. When you need a little push in the right direction or a fresh perspective, the yoga sutra is your guidebook for living with intention. Patanjali yoga sutra by swami vivekananda internet archive. Not only does it help define the goal of enlightenment using yoga, but it also explains what yoga is. From steadfastly following after the means of yoga, until impurity is worn away, there comes the illumination of thought up to full discernment.
In the samadhi pada, patanjali gives us the aim of yoga in a theoretical way, explaining it as the control of thechitta vrittis, or thought forms. The yoga sutra of master patanjali patanjala yoga sutram a sutra is a short book which tells us the very crux of something ideas tied tight together, with a stitch of thread. For the most part, the differences in the translations of this important verse are subtle, and read something like. Yoga is an exercise and meditation philosophy that has been taking the united states by storm over the past several decades. It leads to a clearer perception and the ability to know the self, which ultimately results in independence from suffering. The yoga sutras of patanjali as explained by swami satchidnanda is a mandatory part of most yoga teacher trainings, and thankfully it was for mine.
This is not a book that you read from cover to cover like a novel, but it is something that you pick up, read, absorb, think about, put into practice, and then read some more. The yoga sutras were composed nearly 2,000 years ago and have become one of the classic yogic texts. In the purity of nirvichara samadhi, the supreme self shines. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. The yoga sutras of patanjali introduction, commentaries, and translation what are the yoga sutras and who is patanjali. Sri swami satchidananda, the yoga sutras of patanjali. It is attributed to patanjali, about whom little is known. T he title of the work is patanjalis yoga sutras, at times translated as the yoga aphorisms of patanjali. This ancient yogic text is traditionally presented as a guide for refining the mind so one can reach the highest states of concentration and focus. Below are 20 sutras that are particularly relevant to our modern yoga practice. The yoga sutras of patanjali succinctly outlines the art and science of yoga meditation for selfrealization. It has been called zen diving, spiritual scuba, aquatic yoga, yoga scuba and yoga diving, and has inspired courses in places as far apart as egypt, turkey and the caribbean. For the yoga sutras of patanjali, yoga is a physical means to detach the physical form from the sense of oneself or ego. Translation and commentary in the light of vedanta scripture.
The yoga sutras of patanjali provides a complete manual for the study and practice of raja yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. If you want a extremely scholarly view at the yoga sutras, deep speculation of what different translators of the sutras might have meant, this is a good book. Yoga sutras of patanjali raja yoga ashtanga yoga purpose. The yoga sutras begins with the verse atha yoganushasanam, whichas with many texts translated from another languagehas been interpreted by various people in various ways, filtered through their own experience and understanding. Ayi atha yoganuaasanam atha now yoga process of yoking. Patanjalis yogasutra the guide of yoga, with translation.
Scholars now generally agree that the author of the yogasutras is not the grammarian patanjali. Each sutra is translated from sanskrit to english, and includes a brief explanation to demonstrate the wisdom behind patanjalis infamous teachings. In any case, the yogasutras stand in close relation to the samkhya system, so much so that. The yoga sutras of patanjali with commentary by charles johnson introduction to book i the yoga sutras of patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. My husband was out, two of our three kids were sick with colds, i had a work deadline the next morning, and one of the dogs found and tore into a dirty diaper, spreading the contents all over the room. The yogasutras of patanjali 2nd century bce are the earliest extant textbook on yoga.
Swami tadatmanandas lectures on the patanjali yoga sutras are available online. The yoga sutras were compiled prior to 400 ce by patanjali who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from older traditions. The nine obstacles breed five more yoga international. The yoga sutras of patanjali translation by swami satchidananda. The sutras begin with the most basic concentration, and then progresses to discipline, manifestation, and finally, emancipation of the transcendental ego. The restraint of the modifications of the mindstuff is yoga. It is intended to not only educate anyone on the importance of discovering ones true self but also to highlight the importance of understanding the yogi s place in the universe. Long ago, the sage patanjali gave yogis ashtanga yoga, which you may know as the eight limbs of yoga. Practice sadhana pada minimizing gross coloring yoga sutras 2. Yoga sutra if you use these online materials regularly, please donate to arsha bodha center so we can continue to make them available free of cost. Patanjali yoga sutras explained with meanings styles at life. The yoga sutras of patanjali is a text containing 196 sutras that can be followed like a guide for a yoga student to achieve enlightenment and final liberation. But i feel it misses the point of actually conveying the very deep but simple message of sutras.
Like a gentle guiding hand, the yoga sutras warn you of the pitfalls on your spiritual journey and offer the means to overcome them. For a keen student this one sutra would be enough because the rest of them only explain this one. Oct 26, 2018 the yoga sutras are a collection of texts written by the sage, patanjali, around 400 c. The yoga sutras succinctly outlines yoga meditation for selfrealization. Composed over two millenniums ago, the yoga sutras of patanjali remains the philosophical thread that unites the ancient and current world of yoga. The yoga sutras of patanjali rank among the basic philosophical writings of yoga. Man comes from god in the beginning, in the middle he becomes man, and in the end he goes back to god.
The yoga sutras is a compilation of short and instructive sentences. Yoga sutras of patanjali swami jnaneshvara bharati page 2 of 63 04 yoga sutras of patanjali interpretive translation presented by swami jnaneshvara bharati. The descriptions attempt to focus on the practical suggestions of what to do to regulate the mind, so as to attain direct experience beyond the mind. Then the rest of thesutras in the book 1 could be classified into several groups. Bks iyengars translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been desc. The yoga sutras are an efficient tool to help the sincere sadhaka remember and understand.
The collection contains what is thought to be much of the basis of classical yoga philosophy and is made up of 196 sutras threads or discourses the 196 sutras are compartmentalized into four topical books. Union, spiritual consciousness, is gained through control of the versatile psychic nature. This is the method of putting it in the dualistic form. He was also a great thinker, and meditatora master of the yoga. The friday parisamvad is dedicated to explanation of the yoga sutras of patanjali by our esteemed gurus, dr. Pdf on apr 1, 2010, ananda balayogi bhavanani and others published an overview of the yoga sutras find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. I 51 sutras known as samadhi, chapter ii 55 sutras known as sadhana, chapter iii 56 sutras known as vibhuti, chapter iv 34 sutras known as kaivalya, as shall be explained below. The yoga sutras of patanjali, by charles johnston, 1912, at. The yoga sutras of patanjali with leanne whitney youtube. The patanjali yoga sutras is the oldest known text on the subject of yoga.
Everything you need to know about patanjalis yoga sutras. Patanjala yoga sutram a sutra is a short book which tells us the very crux of something ideas tied tight together, with a stitch of thread. The sutras show us how to be our true selves and appreciate every moment even when life gets crazy. Each is designed to explore and explain what yoga is, how it works, how it might be practiced and what the benefits are to the practitioner. The quickest and easiest way to remove the nine obstacles and the five conditions accompanying them is described in the next sutra. Translation and commentary in the light of vedanta scripture by a. The yoga sutras of patanjali is a collection of aphorisms, each one concerning b. The subtlety of possible objects of concentration ends only at the undefinable. Oct 21, 20 the compiler of the yoga sutras, an important collection of aphorisms on yoga practice, who according to some historians was a notable person of samkhya, contemporaneous with ishvarakrishnas.
With the rhythm of the sanskrit language wisdom is the yoga sutras of patanjali rank among the basic philosophical writings of yoga. Yoga sutras of patanjali swami jnaneshvara bharati 03 yoga sutras of patanjali interpretive translation presented by swami jnaneshvara bharati. Before beginning any spiritual text it is customary to clear the mind of all distracting thoughts, to calm the breath and to purify the heart. The yoga sutras were compiled prior to 400 ce by the sage patanjali in india who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from much older traditions. The yoga sutras are a collection of texts written by the sage, patanjali, around 400 c. She is a transformational coach and also teaches yoga philosophy to yoga teachers. Patanjali yoga sutras 3 introduction before going into the yoga aphorisms i will try to discuss one great question, upon which the whole theory of religion rests, for. Yet many are unaware that there is an entire, ancient religion that prefaces this phenomenon. If you could take up a stone, and project it into space, and then live long enough, that stone would come back exactly to your hand. Ananda balayogi bhavanani 2 and chanted with reverence and understanding in order to facilitate the development of a deep sense of quiet, inner contemplation. Iyengar is the worlds most revered living teacher of yoga. The yoga sutras of patanjali are a collection of 196 sanskrit sutras on the theory and practice of yoga.
Yet, its many translations are underwhelming, lacking coherent connection to. A pdf version of the authors patanjali yoga sutras. The collection contains what is thought to be much of the basis of classical yoga philosophy and is made up of 196 sutras threads or discourses. Integral yoga publications satchidananda ashramyogaville book one samadhi pada portion on contemplation. Patanjali created no new yoga, but rather, systematized existing yoga into the yoga sutras. May 22, 2017 theres so much more to yoga than what happens on the mat.1266 1490 318 1517 922 901 1289 963 1510 257 1408 1214 989 319 1147 319 1561 1482 1014 964 73 1159 1564 1319 52 980 8 1426 1340 559 1027 1225 83 725 369 1296 639 814 130 1061 816 649 945 1003