Patanjali Yoga Sutras - Samadhi Pada

Towards Samādhi without seed

||kshinna-vritti abhijatasya iva maneh grahitri grahana grahyeshu tat-stha tat-anjanata samapattih||41|| English meaning of the sutra: Complete absorption of the mind that is free from vrittis turns to be just like a polished crystal taking the colour of that on which it rests.   English meaning of Sanskrit terms: kshinna-vritti = with modifications of mind weakened; abhijatasya = well polished,purified; iva = just like; maneh = of the crystal; grahitri = cognizer; grahana = senses; grahyeshu = in the knowledge of cognition; tat-stha = on which it stays or rests; tat-anjanata = taking on the coloring of that; samapattih = complete...

Removing obstacles and making mind steady

||Tat pratisedha artham eka tattva abhyasah||32||   English Meaning:   For removal of obstacles and accompanying symptoms the practice of concentration on one principle is to be made.   English meaning of Sanskrit Words:   tat = those, pratisedha = for removal; artham = for, eka = one; tattva = principle, abhyasah = practice.     This sutra reiterates on applying the mind to one tattwa (that which helps one most, has to be chosen by individual practitioner) helps remove the obstacles and accompanying symptoms. The sutra orders that the tattwa should not be constantly changed. If one practices mantra,...

Obstacles for the progress in the practice of yoga

||Tatah pratyak chetana adhigamah api antaraya abhavash cha||29|| Meaning: From that (constant repetition and contemplation of Om) consciousness turns inwards and the obstacles are removed.   The English meaning of the Sanskrit terms:  tatah = from that; pratyak = turned in; chetana = consciousness; adhigamah = attainment; api = also; antaraya = of obstacles; abhavash = absence; cha = and   Patanjali teaches Ishwara Pranidhana from Sutra 23 to Sutra 29. He teaches the complete Sadhana for an average person who has unsteady and vacillating mind, has attachments to the lower things of life.   Through these sutras Patanjali reiterates...

Different paths to attain Samādhi

 ||Ishvara pranidhana va||23||  English meaning: Or by devotion to Ishvara (Lord) asamprajnata Samadhi can be achieved. Sanskrit word meaning: ishvara = lord; pranidhana = devotion; va = or The previous sutras explained that asamprajnata Samadhi can be attained by making effort of stopping the content of mind, by birth, through faith, energy, memory, concentration or discrimination of real. When it is achieved depends on the speed adopted and the extremely energetic are said to achieve it the fastest. But, what of those who do not have the necessary faculties to put in the required effort? Patanjali gives hope to them too. He says practitioners...

Samādhi : types

||Vitarka vichara ananda asmita rupa anugamat samprajnatah||17|| English Meaning: Samprajata yoga constitutes associations respectively with reasoning, reflection, bliss and sense of individuality.   English meaning of Sanskrit Terms: vitarka = reasoning; vichara = reflection; ananda = bliss; asmita = sense of individuality; rupa = appearances, nature, form; anugamat = by association; samprajnatah = samadhi  with prajna This sutra speaks of Samadhi, the Samprajnata Samadhi. State where mental bodies do not function. There is no trace of physical or pranic awareness. Only a level of pure awareness or atmic level, functions.   In Samprajnata Samadhi come all the powers of controlling...

Calming the mind

||Abhyasa vairagyabhyam tat nirodhah||12|| English meaning: Their control is by practice and non-attachment.      English meaning of Sanskrit words: abhyasa = repeated practice; vairagyabhyam = by vairagya; Tat = that; nirodhah = stopping, blocking.   When we physically hurt ourselves, the wound gives pain yet even after it heals it still leaves a mark on our skin. Similar is the action of each of our thought. We experience that every thought in the mind, vibrates, calms down yet leaves a mark, an impression. Lots of impressions left on mind turn into a habit. Habit is not only the second nature of man...

Modifying the mind in 5 ways

||Vrittayah pancatayah klishta aklishta||5|| The meaning of the Sanskrit words beingvrittayah = modifications of mind;pancatayah = five fold;klishta = little hard, difficult, painful;aklishta = not painful The English meaning of the sloka is-A Modification of mind is fivefold and they are either painful or not painful. Modification of mind is called a vritti. When one sees through the eyes, though it appears the vision is the act of the eyes, it actually is a result of a manifestation of ones own mind. Modification of mind is behind the sight seen by the eyes. The perception, which is usually through the eyes, actually produces...

Definition and purpose of yoga

||Atha‬ Yoganusasanam||1|| Meaning of Sanskrit words in the phrase:Atha: now therefore; yoga (regarding) yoga; anusasanam: complete instructions Meaning in English: Now, therefore, complete instructions regarding yoga. Atha means now, anusasanam means putting into practice or to start the practice. In this sutra Patanjali explains that yoga is practice and not just a discourse. It is the practical side of just every thing. Yoga is not to be treated as philosophy for study but to be seen as a practice. Taking a small step without focusing on the result could bring about a big forward movement. ||Yogashchitta vritti nirodhah||2|| Meaning of the sanskrit words:Yogah:...

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