108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 112 – Within the sense of “I” Am-ness…

“Within the sense of “I” Am-ness,
the I-ness is Prakṛti and
the Am-ness is Puruṣa.
The illusion is the sense of as if Oneness.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 6

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 110 – Pratyāhāra is the absence of a link…

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Pratyāhāra is the absence of a link
from the mind with the senses,
rather than the absence of a link
from the senses with the mind.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 54

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 109 – Our actions reveal our intentions.

karma

Our actions reveal our intentions.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 14

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 108 – Kriyā Yoga is about how to engage with our challenges…

Kriyā Yoga is about how to engage with our challenges,
especially whilst feeling disengaged by them.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 1

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 107 – The safest place for the mind is in the past.

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The safest place for the mind is in the past.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 27

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 106 – Hāna is the giving up of the reliance on Asmitā…

Hāna is the giving up
of the reliance on Asmitā
being perceived as if
the heart of one’s self.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 25

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 105 – That’s our starting point…

That’s our starting point…
This curious conjunction
of being Human and
yet human Being.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 6

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 104 – More usually the past dominates the present…

More usually the past dominates the present.
Through Yoga Sādhana we work towards
the present dominating the past.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 103 – Yoga is about seeking a relationship with that which experiences…

Yoga is about seeking a relationship
with that which experiences,
rather than seeking experiences.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 3

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 102 – We can build bridges of fear…

We can build
bridges of fear,
or we can build
bridges over fear.
The choice is ours.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 9

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 101 – Yoga is about creating new responses…

Yoga is about creating
new responses, especially
when experiencing familiar
arisings from old stories.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 50

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 100 – What you are looking at is coloured by where you are looking……

What you are looking at is coloured
by where you are looking from.
Where you are looking from is coloured
by what you are looking at.
So the mind may know or not know
where it is actually looking from,
or what it is actually looking at.
Or even not know that it doesn’t know
the nuances inherent in what and where.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 17

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 99 – Building banks to channel the flow of the river…

Building banks to channel
the flow of the river of
Kleśa is Kriyā Yoga.
Building a dam to block
the flow of Kleśa as
we journey upstream
going back to the source
of the flow is Aṣṭāṅga Yoga.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 10

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 98 – Kriyā Yoga is more about working with the symptoms…

Kriyā Yoga is more about
working with the symptoms.
Aṣṭāṅga Yoga is more about
working with their cause.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 2

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 97 – The Section on the means to help do something for…

The Section on the means
to help do something for
the practitioner starting
with an agitated psyche.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 96 – Satya is about how we use truth…

Satya is about how we use truth
rather than truth in and of itself.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 36

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 95 – The Section on the assimilation of what thinks it perceives

The Section on the assimilation
of what thinks it perceives,
with the source of perception.
– Paul Harvey introduction to Yoga Sūtra Chapter One

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 94 – Now, you follow what follows, the teachings of Yoga.

Now,
you follow what follows,
the teachings of Yoga.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 1

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 93 – At all other times we identify with the fluctuations within the mind.

At all other times we identify with
the fluctuations within the mind.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 4

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 92 – From this state, the clarity of being…

From this state,
a clarity of being,
as seeing is from the
source of perception.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 3

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 91 – Yoga arises from the containment of…

Yoga arises from
the containment of,
our propensity to fluctuate.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 2

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 90 – We can experience an absence of thirst for the ephemeral Guṇa…

We can experience an absence of
thirst for the ephemeral Guṇa
when the recognition of the
eternal Puruṣa pulls us more.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 16

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 89 – We never ‘give up…’, we can only ‘stop…’

We never ‘give up…’,
we can only ‘stop…’,
because something
else pulls us more.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 15

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 88 – Rāga is more about passion for the outcome…

Rāga is more about passion
for the outcome rather than
passion for the action in itself.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 7

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 87 – Saṃskāra always looks to our past experiences…

Saṃskāra always looks
to our past experiences
to determine our choices
for our future actions.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 9

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