Patanjali Yoga Sutras: When seekers do not go through

Pathanjali Yoga sutra Atha yoganushasanam, yogaschitha vrithi nirodhaha Thadadrashtaha swaroopeva asthanam vrithi saropya mitharathya When seekers do not go through the process of inner transformation and realization, they remain stagnant. On belief alone, you can convert your religion, but you cannot transform. Changing from the Bible to the Quran is not transformation, but rather, like[…]

Introduction To Gayatri Mantra (part 12)

Introduction to Gayatri … Continued from the previous issue The more you contemplate on Gayatri mantra, the deeper it takes you to the higher dimensions. Gayatri is the thought material that takes you to highest dimension and there is no substitute for Gayatri. There is no prayer with a more profound meaning. It provokes the[…]

Mankuthimmana Kagga: Seeds of love, Seeds of Hatred

Prema beejagalihuvu vaira beejagala vole Soumyamum sankshobheyanthe prakruthiyali Bramakada srushtiya vishama  lakshanagalali  saamarasyavanaraso             – Mankuthimma As there are seeds of love, so also the seeds of hatred. The face of calmness is common in nature, so also the face of turmoil. The illusion of creation that is expressed in these opposite versions is for you[…]

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – The mind is addictive and intoxicated

Pathanjali Yoga sutra Atha yoganushasanam, yogaschitha vrithi nirodhaha Thadadrashtaha swaroopeva asthanam vrithi saropya mitharathya The mind is addictive and intoxicated. All the techniques are against mind. Until you realize that you are in the path opposite to yoga and that it is useless, you cannot enter the path of sutra. Only those who are totally[…]

Introduction To Gayatri Mantra (part 11)

Introduction to Gayatri … Continued from the previous issue Those who recite the Gayatri mantra are blessed with good vocabulary [jnana rasa]. Saraswati, who resides in the sweet words on the tongue [as Vak Devi]. In virtuous people, she is the atma as Atmalakshmi, illuminating their intellect. In sinners, she is Alakshmi [daridra]. In noble[…]
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Yoga is “Amana”, which means the end of mind.

Pathanjali Yoga sutra Atha yoganushasanam, yogaschitha vrithi nirodhaha Thadadrashtaha swaroopeva asthanam vrithi saropya mitharathya Yoga is “Amana”, which means the end of mind. Only in Amana, the witness becomes witnessed and one can rest in oneself. If you are not in this state, you become one with the vrithis [thoughts] of the mind. In introspection,[…]