I am partially answering the question. I am answering only question number 2 viz:
Can another person wake up a person who is in Samadhi state?
Yes, it is possible. In biographies of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, I have read that on few occasions, by chanting sacred formulas (Bija/Mula Mantras) into his ears, he was successfully brought back to normalcy ...
See the following Hatha Yoga Pradipika verse:
Brahmacharyaratasyaiva nityam hitamitasinah Mandaladdrsyate siddhih kundalyabhyasayoghinah||
Only one who delights in the life of celibate (brahmacharin), and
always conforms to a moderate and salutary diet, and who practices
Yoga in the form of stimulating Kundalini approaches Siddhi within
Not only the faith in Ishwara but also an attitude of surrendering the self to the Ishwara (or devotion to Ishwara) is very important to succeed in the path of Yoga because there are several obstacles in this path which will vanish by meditation on Om.
Following are some qualities required to march in this path: (Refer the first chapter of Yoga sutras)
Yes, married persons are eligible to practice any Yoga through which they can enjoy divine bliss. Yogis like Lahiri Mahasaya (disciple of Mahavatar Babaji) or Sri Yukteswar Giri (Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda) or Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa (Guru of Swami Vivekananda) were all married.
Autobiography of a Yogi / Chapter 31: An Interview with the Sacred Mother:...
Your question is based on Yog Sutras of Patanjalii - Sutra No. 1.17. Below is the sanskrit sutra.
वितार्कविचारानन्दस्मितारुपनुगमात्सम्पज्ञात : || 1.17||
Samprajnata , the Samadhi of Wisdom , occurs through the accompaniment
of the appearance (RP ,BB) of gross thought ( Vitarka) ,Subtle thought
( Vichara) , ecstasy (ananda) and I-am- ness (...
There is mention of Ajna.
The Yogi alone has the Sushumna open. When this Sushumna current
opens, and begins to rise, we get beyond the sense, our minds become
supersensuous, superconscious — we get beyond even the intellect,
where reasoning cannot reach. To open that Sushumna is the prime
object of the Yogi. According to him, along this Sushumna ...
In Yoga, raising the Kundalini depends solely on Yogic practice. So, if one does as prescribed, he/she will meet success. So, the question of accumulated sins don't really come into the picture and it is not an obstacle. Yogic practices are there to clear the sins
However, whether a person, whose sins are on the higher side, will be attracted towards Yogic ...
According to Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Chapter 1, one should not take non-vegetarian food during Raja Yoga. Hatha Yoga is said to be staircase for Raja Yoga. By practicing it, one can attain Raja Yoga.
शरी-आदि-नाथाय नमो|अस्तु तस्मै
येनोपदिष्ह्टा हठ-योग-विद्या |
आरोढुमिछ्छोरधिरोहिणीव || १ || || १ ||
Patanjali's Yoga is a Indian system of philosophy. The practical methods that Patanjali outlines in his Yoga Sutras is also known as Raja Yoga. But different Indian systems of philosophy define Yoga in different terms. Professor Chandradhar Sharma writes in his classical book A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy p 169 in latest edition, (p 157, older ...
Most scriptures prescribe the method where the ratio is 1:4:2.
For example Devi Bhagavatam states:
Vajrâsan (diamond seat) consists in placing the feet on the two thighs
respectively and placing the fingers below the thighs with the hands
also there, and then sitting at ease. Vîrasan consists in sitting
cross on the hams in placing the right foot ...
Well, a guru is required to each person. A selfless guru, just like Swami Vivekanand's guru Ramkrushn Paramhans. But if one cannnot find such (just like in kali yug today). Yog is preferred. But a true Yog can be taught by the Guru. Even if that Guru is not available then Shastr (Books By Rishis with Sanskrit) are the only guru left.
for your information, a ...
I will answer the question from a different perspective, Although It does not answer the question completely, the OP has written:
"Is it possible for someone to understand God by just following Patanjali's yoga sutras while not actively trying to believe in them?"
Someone will talk about yoga sutras, but the part of 'Believing' has got a prime ...
Apparently there is no compatibility, but yes, Asthanga Yoga is a combination of Bhakti, Karma and Jnana Yoga, apart from containing techniques Asana and Pranayama, for keeping the body and mind fit for spiritual pursuit.
Let us consider the Preliminary and later parts of Asthanga Yoga.
Yama is the first of the eight limbs of yoga outlined in the yoga ...