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The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sutras. The Yoga Sutras were compiled around 400 CE by Sage Patanjali, taking materials about yoga from older traditions. Together with his commentary they form the Pātañjalayogaśāstra.

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Is it possible to attain moksha with Dhyana yoga?

Is it possible in this century to attain salvation through Dhyana Yoga. Could you give name of some dhyana yogis who achieved salvation in this or previous century.
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Was Sage Patanjali the chief priest of king Pushyamitra Sunga?

I heard that he was. I also read somewhere (which I can't remember) that this information is mentioned in the Yoga Sutra itself. But I could not find it. It is also mentioned in this post in Hinduism ...
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On receiving gifts and charity

Swami Vivekananda wrote the following commentary for Sutra 2.30 of Patanjali Yoga Sutras: Receiving is just as bad as stealing; receiving gifts from others. Whoever receives gifts, his mind is acted ...
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Does any Āstika text mention Gunas association with the Adharmic cults?

Someone said that Abrahmic cults are associated with Gunas [Tamoguna for Islam and Rajaguna for Christianity]. This information I have read was not documented by any Shastras quotation. So I want to ...
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Nirodhah and Asamsayam mahābhāo meanings in Dhyānayogo shl. 35 [closed]

Ch. Dhyānayogo , translated with "Il vero Yoga", = The True Yoga. Chapter number 6 for my edition. श्रीभगवानुवाच | असंशयं महाबाहो मनो दुर्निग्रहं चलम् | अभ्यासेन तु कौन्तेय वैराग्येण च ...
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Are the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali available online in Devanagari anywhere in copy/pastable text format?

I am looking for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga_Sutras_of_Patanjali, do these exist in copy/pastable Devanagari anywhere online?
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Does all yogas include chakras and kundalini awakening?

Does all the yogic traditions like bhakti yoga, kriya yoga, karma yoga...etc involve the concepts of chakras, kundalini and siddhis based on the scriptures?
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Kechari Mudra and Khechari vidhya going beyond placing the tongue in the nasopharynx (10th gate)

The Krishna-Yajur veda, yoga-kundalini upanishad talks about the tongue after entering the nasopharynx and resting comfortably in front of the nasal septum going much further before Khechari mudra ...
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What Ayurvedic texts describe shadows as sweet or cold?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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What is yoga samadhi?

What does yoga samadhi mean? Are there still any people who are capable of doing yoga samadhi? Does yoga samadhi mean that a person can go into samadhi on a pre-chosen date? How much time does it ...
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concept of runanubandha

Runanubandha is the physical memory that a person carries within himself. I think most of the information about this issue is given by Jaggi Vasudev. I am intrigued by this topic and want to know in ...
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Who is Rishi/Acharya Jaigīṣavya mentioned by Vyasya in his commentary on Yogasutras?

While reading Vyasabhashya of Yogasutras, I have just found that at the end of 2nd chapter, Vyasa mentioned Jaigīṣavya and took the opinion of him on the importance of Pratyahara, 5th component of ...
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How to attain siddhis? [duplicate]

Is there any source that contains description of methods or mantra sadhana to attain all the siddhis? Such as x samyama for x siddhi, or methods of worshipping a yantra or deity for x siddhi? Do ...
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Which sayings or Sutras is Vyasa referring in his commentary on Yogasutras of Patanjali?

(After reading Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda log ago) I have recently started reading Vyasa Bhashya on Yogasutras of Patanjali. I have noticed that Vyasa is many-times quoting some texts in his ...
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What is the story of Maharishi Patanjali?

He is the propagator of yoga and grammar. Well known for his great works. What was his life story ?
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Is Adi Shankaras sub-commentary (Vivarana) on Vyasa's Patanjali Yoga sutras commentary available online or as PDF book?

It is believed that Adi Shankara has also written a sub commentary on Yoga sutras of Patanjali. This is A previously unknown sub-commentary recently discovered in around 1952 on the Vyasa commentary ...
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What is actual difference between Pranan and Prana?

Can anyone site Yogic references with Pranan and Prana? As of now, I know Prana is a Vayu among 10 Vayus but few days back I came across the word Pranan and it is stated its different from Prana vayu. ...
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Are the four paths incompatible with Pantanjali's Yoga?

According to Hinduism: Yoga is means, and the four major marga (paths) discussed in Hinduism are: Bhakti Yoga (the path of love and devotion), Karma Yoga (the path of right action), Rāja Yoga (the ...
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What are the basic rules for Nirahara Samyama?

I read some where that Vedic science even gives us the choice of living without food. This can be achieved through a yogic process called Nirahara Samyama by which we learn to awaken our bio memory to ...
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What other yoga scriptures has kak bushundi or bhushundi maharaj gifted to mankind?

Kak bushundi or bushunda maharaj or kagabujandar as he is referred to in south India has written yogic scriptures such as Kagabujandar upanishad. Kagabujandar pernum noel kaviyam 1000 Yoga vashista ...
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What is the difference between Samadhi and Samapatti?

Patanjali Yoga Sutras mention Samadhi and Samapatti, what is the difference between them?
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How does giving up food and water help yogis?

I would like to understand the fundamental reason behind giving up food and water by some yogis: What exactly happens to the physical body, mental body or energy body by such actions? If that has a ...
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Can one sit in a Yogic posture (Asana) when not performing spiritual activities like meditation?

Can one sit in an asana (e.g. half-lotus / full lotus) in a non-meditative context such as when using the computer / browsing the internet? Or is it an offense? I tried to search online but found ...
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How many stages are there in Samadhi? Does Patanjali yoga sutras mention different stages of Samadhi?

Patanjali yoga sutras mention 8 stages to reach ultimate union with supreme. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan, and Samadhi. But while reading tamil literature yesterday,it is ...
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What is angamardana yoga system?

I would like to know specific details about angamardana yoga. Things I am interested in knowing about it are: Basic info about angamardana system for a beginner. Postures/poses associated with it. ...
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Who is the commentator on Yogasutras Swami Vivekananda talking about?

While reading Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda, I found that he is talking about commentator. CHAPTER I CONCENTRATION: ITS SPIRITUAL USES: On the 27th Sutra: तस्य वाचकः प्रणवः ॥२७॥ 27. His manifesting ...
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Are all Samadhis are required in order OR can be practiced irrespective of each other? [closed]

In Yog sutra Patanjali mentioned 10 types of samadhis : Seems all are related and are inter-related to each other. So questions arise in my mind are: Is there any text that suggest the order in ...
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Do any scriptures mention which yoga asanas should be performed everyday?

Do Patanjali's yoga aphorisms or any other scriptures mention anything about which yoga asanas we should practice everyday?
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How does alberuni's translation of patanjali's yoga sutras differ from traditional yoga sutras?

Wikipedia says that there is difference between the translation of alberuni and actual text. While some changes were introduced by alberuni because of Islam, How is the philosophy of both different?
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Where can I read Vijnanabhiksu's commentary on Yoga Sutras?

I would like to read Vijnanabhiksu's commentary on Yoga Sutras in English and Sanskrit.
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Is there any prerequisite for practicing Pranayama?

There are 8 component of yoga by Patanjali. Yamas Niyama Āsana Prānāyāma Pratyāhāra Dhāranā Dhyāna Samādhi I want to start Pranayama(e.g. Bhastrika, Kapal Bhati, Anulom Vilom etc.) so should I ...
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in yoga , Isvara(God) has been defined as पुरुषविशेष(SpecialSelf). What does that mean- Is it creator God or not?

Patanjali defines Isvara (Sanskrit: ईश्वर) in verse 24 of Book 1, as "a special Self (पुरुषविशेष, puruṣa-viśeṣa)", क्लेश कर्म विपाकाशयैःपरामृष्टः पुरुषविशेष ईश्वरः ॥२४॥ – Yoga ...
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How to practice meditation to increase Ojas capacity?

The Yogis and many books like those of Sivananda swami say that practicing pranayam and meditation, one can become more ojasvi day by day. Coming to meditation, what and how should it be done ? There ...
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Description of 7 bhumikas of Patañjala Yoga Sutras

In Patañjala Yoga Sutras II.27, there is stated that tasya saptadhā prānta-bhūmiḥ prajña In his case the highest stage of Enlightenment is reached by seven stages. So my question is, which ...
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What is Sahaja Pranayam?

It is said that even though there are many varieties of pranayam, the natural pranayam which one gets from birth i.e. Sahaja Pranayam is the best. This Pranayam was given by Lord Sri Krishna to his ...
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What scriptures describe the Videha and Prakritilaya states of the Yoga school?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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How to increase one's ojas capacity ?

The Yogis claim that of all the energies that are in the human body the highest is what they call "Ojas". Now this Ojas is stored up in the brain, and the more Ojas is in a man's head, the more ...
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What herbs found on Earth give magical powers?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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What magical powers are obtained from the Amalaka plant?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Hoarding wealth and resources

This question is inspired from the current demonetization that is happening. I remember that Patanjali Yoga Sutras talk about Aparigraha which means non-accumulation. This refers to non-accumulation ...
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Meaning of Citta?

The most prolific usage of the concept of 'Chittam' is in the Patanjali Yoga Sutras. The word is most identified with as part of 'Shat-Chit-Anandam' meaning existance-conciousness-bliss according to ...