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Light of the Soul: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: book 4, sutras 11-17

We begin with a recap of sutra 10 in Book 4 in relation to compassion. We traversed the consideration of consciousness and its states (gunas), including a useful exercise for the Path and self-observer, and completed with considerations on Reality … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul: Book 2, Sutras 1-4

Book 2 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali give the practitioner the method whereby to gain union. Union is accomplished through various subsets of right relation beginning with one’s livingness (fiery aspiration), one’s mind and awareness (spiritual reading), and one’s … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul: finishing Book 1

Last Sunday, we completed Book 1 of Light of the Soul, Alice Bailey’s commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The emphasis on the last many sutras has been meditation. Understanding the inner workings of meditation is tantamount to understanding … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul podcast discussion: Book 1, Sutra 1: 30 completion, 31 & 32

Bailey students, heads up. This study group is for you. This is an in-depth discussion of Trans-himalayan principles as offered through Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We often deviate from Bailey’s commentary simply because it is framed by her time, her personal … Continue reading

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Podcast: Light of the Soul: Book 1, Sutra 30 study group

Tonight’s Light of the Soul discussion group stayed on Sutra 30 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Sutra 30 is about multiple obstacles to soul cognition. Some highlights: The distinction between obstacle and impediment. They are not the same. Obstacles can be … Continue reading

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