Patanjali Yog Sutra | EP #16 | मन की स्थिति कैसे सुधारें?

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Patanjali Yog Sutra | EP #16 | मन की स्थिति कैसे सुधारें?

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July 4, 2022

The previous episode helped us recognise the various habits & tendencies that hinder our daily life experience as well as our journey towards the Ultimate Union. These obstacles are a prominent reason for an unhealthy and negative mindset. Such a state of mind keeps us stuck in a never-ending loop of suffering. In this episode, Sri Guru propounds that for a healthy and positive mindset, one needs to embrace four important भावना (Bhaavna), as given in the Sutras 32 and 33 of the Samadhipada (the first chapter of Patanjali Yog Sutra). ‘Bhaavna’ is a feeling that is driven by a strong inner-resolve, righteousness and wisdom. These Bhaavna woven in Sri Guru’s inspiring explanations help us rise above our tendencies, and set our mind to be happy.

The Master also introduces a very interesting concept of ‘Prakruti’ (Fundamental Nature of a human being). By embracing the right means conducive to one’s Prakruti, a seeker can accelerate their journey towards the ultimate union, and resolve a lot of daily challenges.

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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