Light of the Soul, Yoga Sutras: 3: 9-14

photoSwami Vivekananada calls Book 3 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras “the powers.” The reference is to the power of meditation and the higher realizations and siddhis that come with those higher states. Siddhis is a Sanskrit word which means “accomplishment” or “achievement” or magical power. Of course any “power” born from awakened consciousness will seem as magical to those less awakened, hence the term magical power being used over the millennia. These include clairvoyance, direct cognition, levitation, reading energies, and such, ultimately to include immortality, which Patanjali had achieved.

We include translations of the sutras by Vivekananda along with Alice Bailey for our discussion. His book is called, Raja Yoga.

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