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Patanjali Yog Sutra

Patanjali Yog Sutra
The Yogasutra of Patanjali is a foundational text that delves deep into classical yoga philosophy, emphasising control of the mind, liberation, and transcendental knowledge. It guides practitioners towards realising the Absolute by integrating physical, mental, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions. The Yogasutra holds great significance as it offers a comprehensive guide to the path of yoga. It comprises 196 concise aphorisms and categorises yoga into eight limbs, known as Ashtanga Yoga, each representing a step towards spiritual realisation.

Dr. S. Ramaratnam, Vice President of Jagadguru Kripalu University, Odisha, through JKYog India, conducts an exceptional online class on the Yogasutra of Patanjali. Dr. Ramaratnam is a foremost authority in Sanskrit and yoga philosophy, with an extensive academic background that includes an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sanskrit, along with several other degrees and diplomas in philosophy, psychology, and management.

The class includes interactive sessions and Q&A, enriching the learning experience. The Yog Sutra expounds on the concept of Chitta Vritti Nirodha, the cessation of mental fluctuations, as yoga's fundamental goal. It emphasises self-awareness, discernment, and a holistic lifestyle conducive to spiritual growth. The Yog Sutra addresses human suffering and offers practical insights into alleviating mental afflictions and attaining lasting happiness.

As yoga gains global prominence, the timeless wisdom of the Yogasutras fosters holistic well-being and spiritual growth. Through systematic practice, individuals traverse the inner landscape of consciousness, experiencing profound unity of existence. The Patanjali Yog Sutra inspires seekers on the path of self-discovery and inner awakening.
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Cultivating Positive Thoughts: Insights from Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Cultivating Positive Thoughts: Insights from Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Apr 26th, 2024
वितर्कबाधने प्रतिपक्षभावनम्
vitarkabādhane pratipakṣabhāvanam
Translation: Contrary thoughts should be cultivated to obstruct thoughts that are inimical to Yoga.

Sutra 2.33 of Patanjali Yoga Sutra …
Exploring the Niyama: Purity, Gentleness, and Lack of Covetousness
Exploring the Niyama: Purity, Gentleness, and Lack of Covetousness
Apr 19th, 2024
Throughout our previous classes, we have delved deep into the fundamental concepts of moral obligations and divine traits. We have explored the perspectives of various renowned figures whose ideas ar…
The Moral Obligations that Aid Our Spiritual Development
The Moral Obligations that Aid Our Spiritual Development
Apr 12th, 2024
Certain moral obligations can aid our spiritual development. By following them, we can make progress on our spiritual journey.

  • Ahiṁsā (अहिंसा) - Non-violence: It means not impeding the progressive lif…
Exploring the Niyama: Guidelines for Spiritual Progress
Exploring the Niyama: Guidelines for Spiritual Progress
Apr 5th, 2024
शौचसंतोषतपःस्वाध्यायेश्वरप्रणिधानानि नियमाः
śauca-santoṣa-tapaḥ-svādhyāya-īśvarapraṇidhānāni niyamāḥ
(Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.32)
Translation: Internal and external purification, contentment, austerity, …
Virtues for leading a life of purpose and fulfilment
Virtues for leading a life of purpose and fulfilment
Mar 29th, 2024
The Patanjali Yoga Sutra virtues describe qualities considered essential for leading a life of purpose and fulfilment. These include Kṣamā (forbearance/ क्षमा), Satya (सत्य/ truthfulness), Aparigraha…
Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga and Ten Principles of Yama
Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga and Ten Principles of Yama
Mar 22nd, 2024
Imagine a set of ten universal and fundamental austerities that transcend all barriers, places, times, or circumstances. According to the Sāndilya Upanishad, the eight aṅgas of yoga are yama, niyama,…