Yoga Sūtra Mālā – A Thread of Pearls on Yoga from Patañjali Chapter Two

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Chapter Two – Sādhana Pādaḥ – 55 verses

The Book on the means to help do something
for the practitioner starting with a distracted psyche.

Annotated through Ten Themed Sections

1. Kriyā or Activities – verse 1
2. Kleśa or Afflictions – verses 2-9
3. Dhyānam or Meditation – verses 10-11
4. Karma or Actions – verses 12-14
5. Duḥkha or Suffering – verses 15-16
6. Saṃyoga or Conjunction – verses 17-23
7. Avidyā or Illusion – verse 24
8. Kaivalya or Abstraction- verse 25
9. Viveka or Discernment – verses 26-27
10. Aṣṭāṅga or Eight Limbs – verses 28-55

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First Theme
Kriyā or Activities – verse 1
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verse 1
Activities that nurture a state of Yoga involve
self-discipline, Self-inquiry and Self-awareness

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Second Theme – Kleśa or Afflictions – verses 2-9
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verse 2

verse 3

verse 4

verse 5

verse 6

verse 7

verse 8

verse 9

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Third Theme –  Dhyānam or Meditation – verses 10-11
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verse 10

verse 11

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Fourth Theme – Karma or Actions – verses 12-14
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verse 12

verse 13

verse 14

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Fifth Theme – Duḥkha or Suffering – verses 15-16
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verse 15

verse 16

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Sixth Theme – Saṃyoga or Conjunction – verses 17-23
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verse 17

verse 18

verse 19

verse 20

verse 21

verse 22

verse 23

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Seventh Theme – Avidyā or Illusion – verse 24
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verse 24

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Eighth Theme – Kaivalya or Abstraction – verse 25
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verse 25

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Ninth Theme – Viveka or Discernment – verses 26-27
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verse 26

verse 27

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Tenth Theme – Aṣṭāṅga or Eight Limbs – verses 28-55
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verse 28

verse 29

verse 30

verse 31

verse 32

verse 33

verse 34

verse 35

verse 36

verse 37

verse 38

verse 39

verse 40

verse 41

verse 42

verse 43

verse 44

verse 45

verse 46

verse 47

verse 48

verse 49

verse 50

verse 51

verse 52

verse 53

verse 54

verse 55

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Thus Patañjali’s view of Yoga in the Book on the Means.

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– October 14th 2018