108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 116 – In introducing the various Upāya offered within…

“In introducing the various Upāya offered within
verses 20 to 39 in Yoga Sūtra Chapter One,
Krishnamacharya talks about Das Upāya,
of which two are Śodhanam Sādhana
and eight are Śamanam Sādhana.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verses 20-39

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 115 – How to deal with the conundrum that we are thinking or feeling we are changing…

How to relate with the inner conundrum that we are
thinking or feeling we are changing every 5 minutes.
Yet, from within that seeming flux we can observe that
we are only appearing to be changing every 5 minutes.
This implies that there is something else, not obvious,
yet constantly abiding within our psychic fluctuations.
Yoga offers a journey towards a direct experience of that
which perceives within our coalesced sense of “I” Am-ness.
In other words, how to be with that we call awareness or
the observer within the seeming seduction of the observed,
given that both mind and senses are part of the observed?
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 18

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 114 – It is intriguing, or even at times beguiling, in how we choose to relate to the nine interventions

It is intriguing, or even at times beguiling, in what
choices we make in relation to the nine interventions
elegantly presented in Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 30.
In other words what ploys do we deploy and employ
with regard to at least living intelligently within,
even if unable to transform at this point in time,
with what appears as if a distraction between how
we feel we are and how we feel we would like to be.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 30

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108 Sūtra Study Pointers – 113 – Yoga is not just about engaging…

Yoga is not just about engaging with
the overt nature of the  symptoms,
but also engaging with the
covert cause of the symptoms.
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 24

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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 – 111 – Pratyāhāra is a process that encourages us…

Pratyāhāra is a process that encourages us
to explore the means by which we can learn
to step out of the flow of the river of the senses.”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 54

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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.

samskara

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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