Throughout the ages, siddhis, mystical yogic powers, have mesmerized believers and nonbelievers alike. The Yoga Sutra’s Vibhuti Pada is all about these extraordinary powers. With the exception of the Yoga Sutra, these miracle-like powers have been shrouded in mystery. They have been kept secret, and forbidden to “outsiders”. The Yoga Sutra dismantles this secrecy and shatters the entire notion of an outsider. Without any reservation, it shows us where and how to discover these powers in our own body and mind, and eventually how to claim our ownership of them. The most it expects of us is that we complete the groundwork, follow the steps, and under no circumstances hurt or harm our most trusted friend — our mind and our conscience.
This episode starts off vibhuti Pada, the 3rdchapter of patanjali’s yoga sutra#s and a song about Narayan inspired me to bring sonme of his meaning and investigations into Puranic literature into this episode too
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|THUS ends the SECOND chapter on SADHANA (spiritual practice) in the YOGA Sutras composed by Patanjali.
The chapter began with an introduction of KRIYA yoga. (1) its effects (2) and a discussion of the klesas, which it removes (3-11).
Karma and its consequences are outlined (12-14) and the principle of suffering established (15-16). This is followed by the characteristics of the seer and the seen (17-22), the conjunction between them (23-24), and the definition of liberation (25-27). Next, the eight limbs of yoga are introduced as the means to attain liberation (28-29), and the remainder of the chapter is dedicated to these, the YAMAS and their universality (30-31), the niyamas (32) the means to cuonter tendencies contrary to the
yamas (the guidelines suggesting ways to establish intelligent relationship with yourself and with the world around you) and
niyamas (guidelines for mindful participation in your life, the outward practice, ways of regulating your interactions and relationships with the world around you)
Both the YAMAS & the NiYAMAS are gradual processes of aligning external actions with your inner peace and harmony.
(33-34) are then the side benefits accruing from observing the yamas and niyamas (35-45). Next ASANA, the third limb, is presented (46-48) followed by pranayama, the forth limb (49-53), and pratyahara, the fifth (54 & 55).
And as we wrapped up the 2nd pada, sadhana pada, and before moving on to the next the VIBHUTI pada, which overall theme is the advanced meditation practices and how they reveal the subtle aspects of reality.
A little bit of a buffer and summary episode today… receiving yoga guideance by DKV disikachar with excerpts from his book THE HEART OF YOGA,
Where he for example explains that THE WORLD EXISTS TO SET US FREE
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