Patanjali Yoga Sutras - Sadhana Pada

Ignorance is the root cause of unhappiness

|| Drig darshana shaktyoh ekatmata iva asmita ||6|| English meaning of the sutra: I-feeling is identification of the seer with the instrument of the seer. English meaning of Sanskrit terms: drig = power of consciousness, power to see; darshana-shaktyoh = that which is seen; darshana = seeing; shakti = power; ekatmata = identity; iva = as if; asmita = I-feeling Self of man is pure and immortal. Self needs instruments to see the world. Mind-Manas, Mind-stuff- Chitta, Determinative faculty- Buddhi and sense organs- Indriyas, are its instruments. When these instruments are equaled to self of man, identified to being the self, it is called ignorance of egoism- asmita....

The root cause of all sufferings

||Tapah svadhyaya ishvara-pranidhana kriya-yogah||1|| English meaning of the sutra: Discipline for Sadhana English meaning of Sanskrit terms: tapah = austerity; svadhyaya = self-study of scriptures; ishvara = God; pranidhana = surrender to god; kriya-yogah = practical yoga On following Kriya Yoga by study, with complete innermost awareness, one involves in acts of self-purification, self-observation and evolving self awareness. All these three acts are Kriya Yoga. And Kriya yoga is one of the methods of Raja Yoga. ||Samadhi bhavana arthah klesha tanu karanarthah cha||2|| English meaning of the sutra: Why Kriya-Yoga? English meaning of Sanskrit terms: samadhi = Samadhi; bhavanarthah = for developing the state of; klesha = cause...



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