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Season 3 - Episode 1

Sutras 1.17-1.18

30 min - Talk


James unpacks Sutras 1.17-1.18: vitarka vichara ananda asmita rupa anugamat samprajnatah (1.17) and virama pratyaya abhyasa purvah samskara shesha anyah (1.18). In these sutras, Patanjali defines the different types of samadhi (deep state of integration)—samprajnata and asamprajnata—how they work, how we can use these techniques to center ourselves, and finally how we can work on resolving conditioned patterns that are no longer serving us.
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Apr 14, 2017
Bhakti, Jnana, Raja
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Exceedingly helpful talks; undergoing deep resistance to a 40 year practice, and missing the practice in all aspects of life . Thanks for the elucidation.
Sharon, so happy you are here. xok
James, you are such a gifted teacher. You really make the teachings of Patanjali accessible. This is so relevant to my life. To every life!
Thank you James for the clear explanations of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra's.  I have had this book for years and even though it has explanations in it, it just was not providing clarity.  Really enjoying your talks, I just hope they keep going and cover all 196.  :)
James, your presentation & inspiration is very uplifting and much appreciated. Best wishes
Really clear! Defining the Sanskrit words one at a time opens a fascinating window on the thinking behind the Sutras. Describing the sequence of the Sutras  in relation to a our experience of practice also makes them  relevant and approachable.  We are learning about the Sutras in a course here in Jerusalem but through Hebrew translations. I felt I was missing something because of a limited vocabulary. Your videos have been a help but more importantly an inspiration to learn more. Bravo!

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