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The highest form of worship is the Knowledge: "The individual soul and the Supreme Soul are identical".

Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random Selection

Raja Yoga Sutra Selection # 124

From Discourse III: "Vibhuti Pada- On Divine Powers"


'By performing 'samyama' (combined 'dharana', 'dhyana' and 'samadhi') on the three kinds of changes (form, time and condition) comes knowledge of the past and future'.

Beginning with this sutra, the remaining aphorisms in the third chapter deal with the various 'siddhis'. While the word 'siddhi' is usually taken to mean power, it actually refers to the accomplishments of an advanced yogi. It is of paramount importance that the student understand that yogic powers are not, and should not, be considered a goal in themselves. They are the by-product of the struggle toward God- Realization. Those who strive for the powers alone are bound to the ego and eventually suffer because of this lack of purification. There is often a fascination on the part of the beginning student with yogic power, but this is replaced in time with the understanding that power corrupts, and that these inevitable accomplishments are but distractions and temptations to the sincere yogi.

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