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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Artwork
Season 1 - Episode 7

Sutras 1.2-1.3

25 min - Talk


James recites and unpacks Sutras 1.2 and 1.3: yoga citta-vrtti-nirodhah and tada drashtuh svarupe vasthanam. James describes it as bringing harmony and integration to all parts of ourselves. When all of the elements of our being are in harmony, then we can see the whole and recognize our underlying conscious essence.

See below .PDF on the Tattvas that James discusses in this talk.
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Apr 14, 2017
Bhakti, Jnana, Raja
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Illuminating discussion of Sankya! Thank you!!
I have started an exploration of the Yoga Sutras with my Sanskrit teacher - a study of the original text and a comparative study of 7 translations. Coming back to James' analysis is very helpful, once again!
I am starting (under the guidance of my teacher) to prepare a little introduction to this text to some YTT students at the studio where I did my own YTT. Once again - I am so grateful to James for his exceptional analysis. What a wonderful resource.
I hear through the YA grapevine that James may be returning to provide an exposition of sankhya! Please please please!! This would be a brilliant addition to this course on Chapter 1...

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