EP #10 | समाधि का मार्ग

Patanjali Yog Sutra Curated

EP #10 | समाधि का मार्ग

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May 18, 2022

The episode #10 explains the Sutras 19 and 20 of Samadhipada (the first chapter of the Patanjali Yog Sutra), describing the nature of those beings who have been termed as Bhav-Pratyayi by Maharshi Patanjali. These beings possess a natural capability to easily cultivate much deeper experiences of Sadhana, relative to others. However, since not everyone has been gifted with such abilities, most other beings (Aatmarthi) must follow the practice of Abhyas, as explained in previous episodes.

Here, Sri Guru unveils the Yogic perspective of Sadhana that is, how a seeker progresses through the various stages of Samadhi.

The teachings of Yoga that had been handed down in an oral tradition over thousands of years from ancient times, are said to have been synthesized and compiled by Maharishi Patanjali in the form of ‘Yog Sutra’— one of the foundational texts of classical Yogic Philosophy. The Patanjali Yog Sutras explain about the अष्टांग योग (Ashtanga Yog) illustrating the 8 Elements for a Holistic Life, i.e. यम (Yama), नियम (Niyam), आसन (Aasana), प्राणायाम (Pranayama), प्रत्याहार (Pratyahara), धारणा (Dharaana), ध्यान (Dhyana), समाधि (Samadhi). The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali consist of 196 Sanskrit Sutras organized in 4 Adhyaya (chapters) — समाधिपाद (Samadhipadah), साधनापाद (Saadhanpadah), विभूतिपाद (Vibhutipadah) and कैवल्यपाद (Kaivalyapadah). He defines Yoga as that which restrains the mind-stuff (Chitta) from taking various forms (Vrutti).

At SRM, Sri Guru has always laid emphasis on the subtler spiritual objective of Yoga, hence, was coined the term ‘YogaYog’— experiencing Union (Yog) through Yoga. Through this Satsang series on the Yog Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali, Sri Guru takes the seekers deeper into the understanding of ‘Union’ through physical, mental and intellectual evolution.

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