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Light of the Soul, Yoga Sutras discussion: Book 3 sutras 52-55

Book 3 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras pertain to the higher powers of consciousness and intuition that naturally come forward as the skill of meditation is perfected. We are in the last several sutras of this book, and therefore, speaking about … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: book 3 sutras 42-48

Patanjali had an overall intention to guide a practitioner toward the inner truth of being. Once a person began to experience for him or herself the nature of innate being and its distinction from the apparent Knower and Perceiver, then … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul: Yoga Sutras, Book 3: 38-41

Patanjali shifts gears again with Sutra 38 of Book 3. Book Three is about the siddhis, the naturally developed abilities of any meditator as he or she perfects the wide ranging skill of meditation and its application. LOS book 3 … Continue reading

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

Swami 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 … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul, book 3 sutras 4-8 podcasts

Patanjali’s teaching continues to serve humanity. The system of yoga, inclusive of complete training in meditation, is sourced from this great and ancient rishi. It is likely that Patanjali existed before the great deluge in the high civilization that was … Continue reading

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