“The teachers of the science of Yoga, therefore, declare that religion is not only based upon the experience of ancient times, but that no man can be religious until he has the same perceptions himself. Yoga is the science which teaches us how to get these perceptions.” (Swami Vivekananda Raja Yoga, page 15)The tradition of yoga philosophy in India takes Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as its fundamental text. The author of these sutras was the ancient sage Patanjali who is also well-known for fundamental contributions in other fields of Indian philosophy. This unique tradition and text...
-vṛttayaḥ paṃcatayyaḥ kliṣṭā akliṣṭāḥ (Samadhi Pada 5)
-वृत्तयः पंचतय्यः क्लिष्टा अक्लिष्टाः
-There are five classes of modifications, (some) painful and (others) not painful.
¬-pramāṇa-viparyaya-vikalpa-nidrā-smṛtayaḥ (Samadhi Pada 6)
-(These are) right...
-sopa-kramaṁ nirupa-kramaṁ ca karma tatsaṁyamāt-aparāntajñānam ariṣṭebhyo vā (Vibhuti Pada 22)
-सोपक्रमं निरुपक्रमं च कर्म तत्संयमातपरान्तज्ञानम् अरिष्टेभ्यो वा
-atha yoga-anuśāsanam (Samadhi Pada 1)
-Yogaḥ-citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ (Samadhi Pada 2)
“We should be friendly with fellow spiritual seekers, those who are like us trying to practice spiritual discipline, spiritual discipline, we should be friendly with them you should have association with fellow spiritual seekers, because that association will strengthen and reinforce our own...