- Yukta Śikṣaṇa
The teaching must be appropriate to the intelligence of the individual.
- Grahaṇa Śikṣaṇa
Also able to absorb correctly what you have understood.
You must test them, confuse them to see if they have.
- Yukta Smaraṇa
The teacher should find out how much the person remembers
what they have understood.
- Yukta Abhyāsa
Is how much a person practices what he is given.
To see if he has learnt, understood and practiced.
- Yukta Anu Bhāva
Even practice can be mechanical, even if it is regular.
So how much you have learnt from the practice.
What it has taught you.
- Yukta Pracāram
Finally, you ask the person to transmit what they have received.
The transmission shows the Siddhi of the Sādhana.
This is viniyoga.
These outlines are valid whether Śikṣaṇa or Rakṣaṇa Krama.
If what is given is mechanical it is not viniyoga.
That is why the viniyoga spirit is very important these days.”
– From my notes from a retreat with TKV Desikachar France August 1983