THUS ends the SECOND chapter on SADHANA (spiritual practice) in the YOGA Sutras composed by Patanjali.
The chapter began with an introduction of KRIYA yoga. (1) its effects (2) and a discussion of the klesas, which it removes (3-11).
Karma and its consequences are outlined (12-14) and the principle of suffering established (15-16). This is followed by the characteristics of the seer and the seen (17-22), the conjunction between them (23-24), and the definition of liberation (25-27). Next, the eight limbs of yoga are introduced as the means to attain liberation (28-29), and the remainder of the chapter is dedicated to these, the YAMAS and their universality (30-31), the niyamas (32) the means to cuonter tendencies contrary to the
yamas (the guidelines suggesting ways to establish intelligent relationship with yourself and with the world around you) and
niyamas (guidelines for mindful participation in your life, the outward practice, ways of regulating your interactions and relationships with the world around you)
Both the YAMAS & the NiYAMAS are gradual processes of aligning external actions with your inner peace and harmony.
(33-34) are then the side benefits accruing from observing the yamas and niyamas (35-45). Next ASANA, the third limb, is presented (46-48) followed by pranayama, the forth limb (49-53), and pratyahara, the fifth (54 & 55).
And as we wrapped up the 2nd pada, sadhana pada, and before moving on to the next the VIBHUTI pada, which overall theme is the advanced meditation practices and how they reveal the subtle aspects of reality.
A little bit of a buffer and summary episode today… receiving yoga guideance by DKV disikachar with excerpts from his book THE HEART OF YOGA,
Where he for example explains that THE WORLD EXISTS TO SET US FREE
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