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The secret of the Yoga sutra : Samadhi pada
Tigunait, Rajmani, 1953- , author.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Himalayan Institute, 2014.
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xxiii, 389 pages ; 23 cm
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Includes index and glossary.
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The Yoga Sutra is the living source wisdom of the yoga tradition. Using it as a guide, we can unlock the hidden power of yoga, and experience the promise of yoga in our life. The Yoga Sutra is as fresh today as it was 2200 years ago when it was discovered by the sage Patanjali. It is the first practitioner-oriented commentary which is fully grounded in a living tradition. By applying its living wisdom in our practice, we can achieve the purpose of life: lasting fulfillment and ultimate freedom.

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Pandit Kajmani Tigunatt, PhD, is a modern-day master and Living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor of Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As a leading voice of and the author of 15 books, his teachings offer practical guidance on applying yogic and tannic wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years, Pandit Tigunait has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xiii
Samadhi Pada
Dynamics of the Mind: Sutras 1-11p. 1
Mastering the Mind: Sutras 12-14p. 37
Purifying the Mind: Sutras 15-16p. 59
Stages of Samadhi: Sutras 17-18p. 76
Adepts and Aspirants: Sutras 19-22p. 88
The Mystery of Divine Grace: Sutras 23-28p. 109
Conquering Obstacle: Sutras 29-32p. 141
Cultivating an En lightened Mind: Sutra 33p. 161
Reclaiming Our Luminous Joy: Sutras 34-36p. 170
Selecting a Meditative Object: Sutras 37-40p. 209
Immersion in Samadhi: Sutras 41-46p. 217
Rise of Inner Illumination: Sutras 47-50p. 238
Ultimate Freedom and Unending Joy: Sutra 51p. 252
A Devanagari, Transliteration, and Translationp. 267
B Detailed 'translation (Word by Word)p. 283
C The Theory and Practice of Sankhya Yogap. 325
D The Sri Vidya Traditionp. 329
E Pronunciation and Transliteration Guidep. 361
Glossaryp. 365
Index to Sutra Referencesp. 377
Indexp. 379
About the Authorp. 391