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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, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – book 3 sutras 49-51- the highest powers

Book 3 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras pertains to the higher stages of meditation and meditative capacity as well as the innate powers or abilities that will naturally come forward through harnessing such meditative capacity. As my preamble states, subtle powers … 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, book 3 sutras 22-25

I have been traveling to teach meditation retreats which is why the Light of the Soul, Yoga Sutra discussion group and its posts have been sporadic. Things will get more rhythmic soon! Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are, indeed, a timeless and … Continue reading

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