Abhiniveśā is the extra-ordinairy instinctive urge to survive at any cost……

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Abhiniveśā is the extra-ordinairy instinctive urge to survive at any cost.
No one is spared. In a way it is a dislike about one’s death.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 9

Because of the proximity of Citta and Puruṣa……

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“Similarly, because of the proximity of Citta and Puruṣa,
what is the quality of one is taken to be of the other.
In our convention they are often taken as one and not two distinct entities with different natures.
This state is Asmitā.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra C2 v6

Citta and Puruṣa are distinct……

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Citta and Puruṣa are distinct.
They are in association like heat and water.
Water which is cold becomes warm in association with heat.
Then we use the term hot water.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra C2 v6

What is the true nature of the Citta?

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“What is the true nature of the Citta?”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra C1 v6

It is through Praṇavo Japam that the true nature of the Jīva is realised.

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“It is through Praṇavo Japam that the true nature of the Jīva is realised.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra C1 v29

Doubt burns up everything, including the doubter……

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Doubt burns up everything, including the doubter.
To banish it bow down to the Lord.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 5

Look sharp, a vagrant mind will lead you astray

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“Look sharp, a vagrant mind will lead you astray.
Practice, pay attention and be amazed.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra C1 v5

Stay lean and keep the fire going in your belly……

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“With discipline and modest fare.
Stay lean and keep the fire going in your belly.
Think of God and repeat his words – silently and out loud.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra C1 v5

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T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra C1 v5

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“If you want to be happy take up Yoga.
If you don’t, don’t.
Follow your Dharma.
Stay where you belong.
Sing songs and thank the sun every day.”
T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra C1 v5

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