Author: Jayadeva YogendraHansaji Jayadeva Yogendra/SadhakasPublisher: The Yoga InstituteYear: 2015Language: Bi-LingualPages: 682ISBN/UPC (if available): 988185053790
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras belong to the classical age when a learned person thought of writing only when he was sure of the purpose. It was never so mundane as making money or writing for the sake of writing. The various aspects and studies of the subject were considered around the nucleus of the subject matter itself consisting of definition, classification, methods and evaluative results. The practical purpose behind the writing was to aid the students in attaining spiritual realisation. It was a matter of crucial importance that only an adhikari i.e., person who was interested in attaining spiritual realization studied such classical works. This cautions us that the Yoga Sutras should be studied only by those persons who posses such an interest. The author who wrote the Yoga Sutras had a very important purpose in writing them. The Thoughts on the Yoga Sutras of Pantajali Presented in this book are made simple and are free rendering of the talks by Dr. Jayadeva who has experienced Yoga and is Practising what he preaches.
Preface Introduction Notes to the Reader Yoga Sutra of Pantajali Chapter – I Samadhi Pada Chapter – II Sadhana Pada Chapter – III Vibhuti Pada Chapter – IV Kaivalya Pada Further Readings Scope of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Chitta1. Mind and Consciousness 2. Analysing Our Mind (Vrittis) 3. The Divine and the Demonical Qualities 4. Yoga Philosophy and Practice 5. One-Pointed Be life in Higher Reality6. If you Practice Yoga 7. Mind and Matter – ( Gunas and Personality – Mind) 8. Matter and Beyond Matter – (Gunas) 9. The Three Actors – (Gunas) Eightfold Path 10. The Eight Steps of Yoga 11. The Eightfold PathPractice and Detachment12. Abhyasa 13. Vairagya On Faith 14. Faith 15. The Larger Process 16. Diminishing Returns 17. Discipline and Discrimination 18. Duty Karma & Karma Yoga 19. Idealism & Realism 20. We Create our World21. Karma Yoga 22. Secret to Live A Joyful Life – (The ‘I’ and ‘Not I’) Kleshas 23. Integrating Habits 24. Structural Defects of the Mind 25. Higher Reality 26. Patanjali’s View on The States of Consciousness On Prakriti – Purusha 27. Matter and Spirit Prana & Pranayana 28. Thoughts on Prana 29. On Pranayama 30. Theory of Prana 31. Pranayama in the Yoga Sutras On Yamas & Niyamas 32. Yama, Niyama 33. Value of Restraint 34. Are we True to Ourselves? 35. Simple Excercises on a Yama 36. Niyamas On Samadhi 37. From Dhyama to Samadhi 38. Samprajnata and Asamprajnata 39. Samprajna and Samapatti 40. Savitarka Samadhi 41. Nirvitarka Samadhi 42. Savichara to Nirvichara 43. Truth Bearing (Rtambhara) Consciousness Appendix The Entire Yoga Sutras