Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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The sutras of Patanjali, who is considered to be the first systemizer of Yogic thought, are presented here in clear, simple language, with a succinct comment on each. This book will interest the newcomer to Yoga as well as the seasoned practitioner of the philosophy.
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Overview

The sutras of Patanjali, who is considered to be the first systemizer of Yogic thought, are presented here in clear, simple language, with a succinct comment on each. This book will interest the newcomer to Yoga as well as the seasoned practitioner of the philosophy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875730240
  • Publisher: Jain Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Edition description: JAIN PUBLISHING COMPANY
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Kinds of Yoga 10
Yoga Philosophy 23
Interpreting the Yoga Sutras 27
The Purpose of Yoga 35
Five Kinds of Disturbances 36
Two Requirements for Deliverance 41
Two Kinds of Consciousness 44
Aids for Attaining the Goal 47
Obstacles and Their Accompaniments 55
The Need for Single-Mindedness 57
Aids to Single-Mindedness 58
The Range of Objects Summarized 61
The Layers of Veils 64
Desired and Desireless Consciousness 73
The First Aims of Practice 81
The Five Hindrances 83
The Need for Counteractivity 84
How the Principle of Karma Works 85
The Avoidance of Evil Results 87
Association of Soul and Body 88
The Way to Destroy Illusion 92
The Seven Final Insights 92
The Eight "Limbs" of Yoga 94
The Five Abstentions 96
The Five Devotions 99
Effortless Posture 108
Relaxation of Breathing 110
Retraction of the Senses 113
Fixation of Attention 117
Fusive Apprehension 117
Fully Integrated Consciousness 120
The Nature of Samyama 121
Desiring Desirelessness 126
Distinctness and Indistinctness 126
Uses of Samyama 128
Results of Samyama 136
Further Uses of Samyama 138
Final Steps to Complete Freedom 141
Bibliography 159
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