108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 82 – What is it we are prepared to give up…

What is it we are prepared to give up,
in terms of that we know we know?
In order to be open to experiencing,
that which we don’t know we know.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 25

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 81 – We need to be able to separate our past from our present…

 

We need to be able to separate
our past from our present,
in order to move forward
within our meditational path.
The same applies as we move
forward within our life path.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 43

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 80 – Intelligent Yoga practice invites you into the field of the Heart…

hrdaya

Intelligent Yoga practice invites you
into the field of the Heart within which
resides the mystery of its meaning.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter 3 verse 34

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 79 – Yoga is about learning  how to……

Yoga is about learning how to
get out of the way of the Way.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 43

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 78 – To discern what can become knowing……

To discern what can become knowing,
we may need to give up what can be believed.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 48

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 77 – From Meditation arises Integration……

From Meditation
arises Integration.
The Splendour of Knowing
Connective Moments of
Containment within the Psyche.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter 3 verse 3

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 76 – To hold the Citta for connective moments is Dhāraṇā……

dharana

To hold the Citta for connective moments is Dhāraṇā.
To be held by the Citta for connective moments is Dhyānam.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Three verses 1-2

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 75 – Through Avidyā we see two as if one…….

Through Avidyā we see two as if one.
Through Vidyā we know two is as if one.
Hence before there can be a state of Yoga,
there needs to be a process of Viyoga.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 17

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 74 – Better not to confuse the vehicle with the direction……

This verse is commenting on the attainment of an Āsana as
an appurtenance, or foundation for more subtle practices.
Better not to confuse the vehicle with the direction.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 46

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers 73 – Upekṣā – Cultivating a feeling of holding a distance……

Upekṣā
Cultivating a feeling of holding a distance from
the self-deprecation that can so often accompany
our attempts to improve the quality of our inner life
and old responses to inner tensions and memories.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 33

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers 72 – Muditā – Cultivating a feeling of looking……

Muditā
Cultivating a feeling of looking,
from a joyful space in ourselves,
at what we can do well and now,
rather than what we can’t do well or now.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 33

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers 71 – Karuṇā – Cultivating a feeling of compassion

Karuṇā
Cultivating a feeling of compassion
towards our bodies and minds,
whatever state we find them in.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 33

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers 70 – Maitrī – Cultivating a feeling of friendliness

Maitrī
Cultivating a feeling of friendliness
towards our own attempts,
let alone other’s demands,
to distract ourselves.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 33

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 69 – ‘Who’ is that identifies that……

‘Who’ is it that identifies
that we misidentify?
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four verse 18

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 68 – ‘Who’ is that misidentifies?

‘Who’ is it that misidentifies?
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 5

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 67 – Some Prāṇāyāma Techniques prioritise Length……

Some Prāṇāyāma Techniques prioritise Length.
Other Prāṇāyāma Techniques prioritise Subtlety.
While yet other Prāṇāyāma Techniques prioritise Both.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 50

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 66 – Not taking away that which belongs to somebody else. 

Asteya – non-stealing.
It’s not taking away that
which belongs to somebody else.
Whether Dravya, DharmaKarma, Vidyā.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 37

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 65 – The use of Āsana and Prāṇāyāma is an investigation……

The use of Āsana and Prāṇāyāma is
an investigation of all the 9 obstacles
in Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 30.
Those things that come between how
we are and how we would like to be.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 30

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 64 – Viparyaya is merely an opinion……

Viparyaya is merely an opinion,
convincing in its rightness to exist.
A flight of fancy, posing, as if a truth.
– Reflection on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 8

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 63 – Avidyā is the illusion of experiencing what feels real……

avidya

Avidyā is the illusion of experiencing
what feels real, as if it is actually true.
However, that we experience a feeling as real,
does not in fact actually mean that it is true.
So how to discern as to whether a feeling
that we experience as real, is really true?
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 5

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 62 – Dhāraṇā is the process of ‘holding onto’ the object……

Dhāraṇā is the process of ‘holding onto’ the object.
Dhyānā is the process of ‘linking with’ the object.
Samādhi is the process of ‘integration into’ the object.
Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter 3 verses 1-3

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 61 – What we observe is changing……

What we observe is changing,
What we observe with is changing,
Where we observe from is unchanging.
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 20

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 60 – Dveṣa is the consequence of Duḥkha……

Dveṣa is the consequence
of Duḥkha from such as,
getting what you are not expecting or,
getting other than what you are expecting.
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 8

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 59 – Rāja Yoga is the relationship we have with our thoughts……

Rāja Yoga is the relationship we have with our thoughts,
notably those that afflict, as in knock down or weaken, us.
– Reflection around Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 5

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 58 – What keeps you away from your self?

What keeps you away from your self?
– Reflections on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 5

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