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Light of the Soul: Yoga Sutras discussion Book 3, sutras 18-25

In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, sutras 17-the 30’s pertain to powers and results from established meditative ability. Those capacities include: reading past life information, assessing the energetics of another, and such. We take up the first few in discussion. We are … Continue reading

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Light of the Soul: the Yoga Sutras, book 3, sutras 14-18

We have incorporated the book Raja Yoga by the master yogi and teacher, Vivekananda in our study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Alice Bailey’s commentary, Light of the Soul, continues as our base. Adding Vivekananda adds the dimensions of … 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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