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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Random Daily QuoteSamadhi is awareness of the one essence.
Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 86
From Discourse II: "Sadhana Pada- On Spiritual Disciplines"
II.27. TASYA SAPTADHA PRANTA-BHUMIH PRAJNA.
'Enlightenment is reached through seven steps'.
Patanjali begins his explanation of the eight limbs of Raja Yoga. There are seven limbs before the aspirant reaches 'samadhi'(Super Consciousness).
II.28. YOGANGANUSTHANAD ASUDDHI-KSAYE JNANA-DIPTIR AS VIVEKA-KHYATEH.
'By practicing the various steps of Yoga, impurities are destroyed and spiritual illumination arises, which develops into awareness of Reality'.
The theoretical aspect of Yoga, having been dealt with, Patanjali now points out that following the practical steps is necessary.