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How many stages are there in Samadhi? Does Patanjali yoga sutras mention different stages of Samadhi?

Yes, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras mention different stages of Samadhi. Swami Vivekananda's Raja Yoga on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: वितर्कविचारानन्दास्मितानुगमात् सम्प्रज्ञातः ॥१७॥ 17. The ...
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Which lines of Mahābhāṣya of Patañjali say that Vedas had 1131 śākhās (recensions)?

Sure! Panini has written a great treatise called Ashtadhyayi on Sanskrit Vyakarana (grammar). Katyayana has written Vartika i.e commentary on Panini's Ashtadhyayi which became core part to Sanskrit ...
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Asana a prerequisite of pranayamam

Yes, Āsana (posture) is prerequisite but mastering any one of them would also work 1. Why is it essential? (Explained by Swami Vivekananda in a layman's term on his commentary on Patanjali's Yoga ...
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What is the story of Maharishi Patanjali?

Maharishi Patanjali was a saint who is believed to have lived some time during the 2nd century BCE. He was contemporary of Puṣyamitra Śuṅga (185 – 149 BCE : the founder and first ruler of the Shunga ...
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Can Yoga after being stripped of metaphysical aspects still be called Yoga?

The questions are: When it comes to Yoga, I gather chanting mantras is an integral component. So is it really called Yoga when mantras are not chanted ? Also from what I gather is that there ...
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Difference between asmita and ahankara?

Asmita is egoism that leads to false identification with mind and intelligence. Ahankara is egoism which leads to identification to 'I' and 'mine'. asmitā (‘sense of “I exist”,’ ‘egoism’) The ...
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Can Yoga after being stripped of metaphysical aspects still be called Yoga?

One will not derive spiritual benefits from doing only asanas and stripping it of spiritual techniques. Can it be called Yoga? Strictly speaking the answer is no. However, there is no way of stopping ...
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What does patanjali mean by performing samayama on friendship?

Abbreviation used: Patañjali Yoga Sūtra - YS Maitrī (friendship, loving-kindness, benevolence) is explicitly mentioned in YS (1.33, 3.23). The sūtra in question is YS 3.23 but 3.23 follows from 1.33, ...
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What is the story of origin of Yoga?

The Sanskrit noun योग yoga is derived from the root yuj "to attach, join, harness, yoke". Rig veda 5.81.1 युञ्जते मन उत युञ्जते धियो विप्रा विप्रस्य बर्हतो विपश्चितः | वि होत्रा दधे वयुनाविद ...
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Question on Patanjali Yoga Sutras

There are six main philosophies known as ṣaḍ-darśanas, under the umbrella of what we refer to in the modern times as Hinduism aka the Sanatan Dharma. The Ultimate aim of all these philosophies, which ...
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How many stages are there in Samadhi? Does Patanjali yoga sutras mention different stages of Samadhi?

Samadhi is of one type only, here is what Sri Ramana Maharshi said on the kinds of Samadhi: There is only one kind of samadhi, not many kinds. To remain temporarily subsided in the Reality, without ...
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