Meditation is about the quality of the effort rather than……

abhyasa

Meditation is about the quality of the effort rather than the fruit of the time.
– Observation on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 13

Yoga is not about not enjoying the world because we see it……

drsya

Yoga is not about not enjoying the world because we see it as it really is.
Rather it is seeing the world as it really is and still enjoying it.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 18

Awareness is a quality not a quantity.

cit devanagari

Awareness (Cit) is a quality not a quantity.

There are times when our Dhyāna feels like being merged with……

vitarka_vicara

There are times when our Dhyāna feels like being merged with ones lover,
a state full of presence, vibrancy, passion and bliss.
Tempting to want more of the same,
however Yoga says we can’t have our bliss and want to repeat it.
Also Yoga reminds us that a state of bliss is different from
and merely a stage towards a state of oneness.
Personal reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 17

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Dhāraṇā is about ‘finding yourself’……

Dhāraṇā is about ‘finding’ yourself.
Dhyānā is about ‘staying’ yourself.
Samādhi is about ‘losing’ yourself.
Reflection on Yoga Sūtra C3 v1-3

The Yoga Sūtra is about reflecting on that which reflects,

The Yoga Sūtra is about reflecting on that which reflects,
in order to reflect from that which is the source of attention,
rather than from that which is the scene of intention.
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Three verse 49

Yoga is about remaining true to the self within the wiles of myself.

cit devanagari

Yoga is about remaining true to the self
within the wiles of myself.
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 21

The Yoga Sūtra says you can’t change your life……

parinama

“The Yoga Sūtra says you can’t change your life,
however you can change your perception of it.”
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 5

Serve Yoga and Yoga will serve you.

samkhya

Serve Yoga and Yoga will serve you.
tat-artha eva-dṛśyasya-ātmā
“That purpose of the seen is indeed for our essence.”
Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 21

The Yoga Sūtra become as if metaphysical Mantra when they can be……

Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 28
tat-japaḥ tat-artha-bhāvanam |
That repetition is for cultivation of its purpose.
“The Yoga Sūtra become as if metaphysical Mantra,
when they can be an internal intonation,
as well as an external edification.”

Avidyā is the illusion of recognising the……

avidya

Avidyā is the illusion of recognising:
the ephemeral as the eternal,
the profane as the profound,
pain as pleasure and
the silhouette as the source.”
Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 5

Prāṇāyāma is the interface between Āsana and Dhyāna and an important……

Prāṇāyāma is the interface between Āsana and Dhyāna and an important (missing?) link in the evolution of one towards the other.

Patañjali reminds us of the pitfalls of the illusion of……

avidya

Patañjali reminds us of the pitfalls of the illusion (Avidyā) of
recognising (Khyāti) psyche (Anātma) as awareness (Ātma).
Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 5

From Meditation (Dhyānam), arises Integration (Samādhi), merging the……

dhyana

From Meditation (Dhyānam),
arises Integration (Samādhi),
merging the experience of,
Moments of Containment (Nirodha Kṣana)
without Transformation (Pariṇāma).

The practice of Bhakti Dhyānam outlined in the Yoga Sūtra Chapter One……

mantra

“The practice of Bhakti Dhyānam outlined in the Yoga Sūtra Chapter One
can utilise either Veda Mantra or Tantra Mantra.
The Veda focus is one of external harmony with the forces of nature (Tri Guṇa) and
the Tantra focus is one of internal empowerment within the forces of nature (Tri Guṇa).”

Tapas – the effort to reduce something.

Tapas – the effort to reduce something.
Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 1

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