108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 26 – It is difficult to realise the wonders of Cit within the wanderings of the Citta.

cit devanagari

It is difficult to realise the wonders of Cit
within the wanderings of the Citta.
Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verses 30-31

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 25 – Yukta Abhyāsa or skilful practice…….

Yukta Abhyāsa or skilful practice.
How to cultivate as intimate a
relationship with our Practice,
as with our Problems.
Commentary on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 14

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 24 – In Jñāna Dhyānam the…

In Jñāna Dhyānam the most
difficult exercise for the mind
is the one of not exercising the mind.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 13

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 23 – Vāsanā is an unconscious motivation directed towards……

vasana

Vāsanā is an unconscious motivation directed towards
satisfying a physiological or psychological need.
– Commentary on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 8

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 22 – The less we act from within the field of the present moment the……

cit devanagari

The less we act from within the field of the present moment,
the more we re-act from within the field of past memories.
Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verses 3-4

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 21 – Yoga is about cultivating a profound discernment of the……

viveka

Yoga is about cultivating a profound discernment
of the difference between
the Nature of our Being and
the Being of our Nature.
Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verses 12-16

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 20 – From meditating on the Heart we come to know……

hrdaya

From meditating on the Heart,
we come to know the habits of the Mind.
From coming to know the habits of the Mind,
we come to know the Intrinsic Nature of the Mind.
– Personal Commentary to Yoga Sūtra Chapter 3 verse 34

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 19 – In the Yoga Sūtra, a prominent text on Dhyānam within Yoga……

In the Yoga Sūtra, a prominent text on Dhyānam within Yoga.

Chapter One is about the Refinement of the practice of Dhyānam;
Chapter Two is about the Preparation for the practice of Dhyānam;
Chapter Three is about the Outcome of the practice of Dhyānam;
Chapter Four is about the Goal of the practice of Dhyānam.”

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 18 – The Das Indriya or ten senses of experience and action……

The Dasa Indriya or ten senses of experience and action,
whilst seen as belonging to the Bāhya Aṅga or five external limbs
in the eight limb Aṣṭa Aṅga Yoga of Patañjali,
are also the gateway to the Antar Aṅga or three internal limbs.
Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 54

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 17 – Prāṇāyāma brings fitness of the mind for concentration.

As Prāṇāyāma dissolves the covering of the light,
fitness of the mind for concentration arises.
– Paul Harvey on  Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 53

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 16 – From Prāṇāyāma the covering of the light dissolves.

From Prāṇāyāma the covering of the light dissolves.
Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 52

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 15 – Negative reasoning such as harming and the rest……

Negative reasoning such as harming and the rest;
may be done, brought about, or by approval;
is preceded by greed, anger or delusion;
may be mild, moderate or intense;
its infinite fruits are suffering and ignorance;
thus cultivate the opposite side.
– Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 34

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 14 – When oppressed by negative reasoning cultivate the opposite side.

When oppressed by negative reasoning cultivate the opposite side.
– Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 33

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 13 – There are some who are ruled by how they perceive the world as treating them.

There are some who are ruled by how they perceive the world as treating them.
There are others who reflect on how they are treating the world.
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter 2 verse 15

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 12 – The witness cannot be witnessed.

The witness cannot be witnessed.
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 18

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 11 – To experience the spaciousness of Cit……

cit devanagari

To experience the spaciousness of Cit,
Yoga says practice enclosing the Citta.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 2-3

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 10 – A necessary step in Yoga is to experience a state of disillusionment……

A necessary step in Yoga is to experience
a state of complete and utter disillusionment.
Arising from that is a state of Citta prepared
to give up its conviction of being the Cit.
– Commentary on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 5

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 9 – Within the effort of trying to remain there not clinging……

Within the effort of trying to remain there not clinging to what arises
within the effort of trying to remain there not clinging to what arises
within the effort of trying to remain there not clinging to what arises
within the effort of trying to remain there not……..
– Reflection around Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 12

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 8 – Meditation is about the quality of the effort rather than……

abhyasa

Meditation is about the quality of the effort,
rather than the fruit of the time.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 13

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 7 – Yoga is not about not enjoying the world because we see it……

drsya

Yoga is not about not enjoying the world because we see it as it really is.
Rather it is seeing the world as it really is and still enjoying it.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 18

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