Yoga Sūtra Key Word Pointers – Collected & Collated into Chapters

Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Quick Links:
– Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali Chapter One Collated Keywords
– Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali Chapter Two Collated Keywords
– Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali Chapter Three Collated Keywords
– Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali Chapter Four Collated Keywords

– View as Individual Posts in the 108 Yoga Sūtra Key Words Series
– View as Individual Posts in the 108 Yoga Sūtra Study Questions Series

The aim of this Series, and its companion page (108 Yoga Sūtra Study Questions), with its Sūtra by Sūtra guided study question within a parallel flow, is to progress through a themed reflective journey across the four chapters or Pāda that comprise the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali.

On this page, a word will be listed as a symbol for a specific verse or set of verses as we progressively traverse each chapter. It will offer an exploration, via a link to the Saṃskṛta Glossary, of all the connected quotations and posts, collated from within the website these past 12 years, to invite the reader to form their own opinion as to what is implied.

On the companion page, a question will be proffered as a reflection and inquiry into a single verse. Here each verse in the text will be explored successively, via a link to its translation, word by word breakdown and added commentaries collated from the website, again to invite the reader to form their own opinion as to what is implied.

My wish is to offer an insight into the spectrum of Yoga teachings received from T Krishnamacharya mainly via TKV Desikachar, in terms of both breadth and depth.

Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali Chapter One – Samādhi Pādaḥ

108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 1
Chapter One verse 1
ATHA
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 2
Chapter One verse 2
CITTA
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 3
Chapter One verse 3
DRAṢṬṚ
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 4
Chapter One verses 4-6
VṚTTI
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 5
Chapter One verse 7
PRAMĀṆA
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 6
Chapter One verse 8
VIPARYAYA
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 7
Chapter One verse 9
VIKALPA
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 8
Chapter One verse 10
NIDRĀ
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 9
Chapter One verse 11
SMṚTI
108 Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 10
Chapter One verses 12-14
ABHYĀSA
108 Yoga Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 11
Chapter One verses 15-16
VAIRĀGYA
108 Yoga Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 12
Chapter One verses 17-19
SAṂPRAJÑĀTA
108 Yoga Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 13
Chapter One verses 20-22
ŚRADDHĀ
108 Yoga Sūtra Key Word Pointers – 14
Chapter One verses 23-28
ĪŚVARA

– Updated 27th January 2024

Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali Chapter Two – Sādhana Pādaḥ

Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali Chapter Three – Vibhūti Pādaḥ

Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali Chapter Four – Kaivalya Pādaḥ