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“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.”
Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sits
near them, waiting.”
Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer's own form.”
Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“Everything is sorrow for the wise.”
Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
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“It is only when the correct practice is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed.”
Patañjali, Yoga-Sutras
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“Distractions arise from habitual thought patterns when practice is intermittent.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“Life cannot be known by the “mind,” its secrets cannot be learned through the “mind.” The proof is, the ceaseless strife and contradiction of opinion among those who trust in the mind. Much less can the “mind” know itself, the more so, because it is pervaded by the illusion that it truly knows, truly is.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“OM: the symbol of the Three in One, the three worlds in the Soul; the three times, past, present, future, in Eternity; the three Divine Powers, Creation, Preservation, Transformation, in the one Being; the three essences, immortality, omniscience, joy, in the one Spirit. This is the Word, the Symbol, of the Master and Lord, the perfected Spiritual Man.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“The great secret is this: it is not enough to have intuitions; we must act on them; we must live them.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“Just as in the case of electricity, the modern theory is that the power leaves the dynamo and completes the circle back to the dynamo, so with hate and love; they must come back to the source. Therefore do not hate anybody, because that hatred which comes out from you, must, in the long run, come back to you. If you love, that love will come back to you, completing the circle.”
Swami Vivekananda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“The Yogis say that the man who has discriminating powers, the man of good sense, sees through all that are called pleasure and pain, and knows that they come to all, and that one follows and melts into the other; he sees that men follow an ignis fatuus all their lives, and never succeed in fulfilling their desires. The great King Yudhishthira once said that the most wonderful thing in life is that evry moment we see people dying around us, and yet we think we shall never die. Surrounded by fools on every side, we think we are the only exceptions, the only learned men. Surrounded by all sorts of experiences of fickleness, we think our love is the only lasting love. How can that be? Even love is selfish, and the Yogi says that in the end we shall find that even the love of husbands and wives, children and friends, slowly decays. Decadence seizes everything in this life. It is only when everything, even love, fails, that, with a flash, man finds out how vain, how dreamlike is this world. Then he catches a glimpse of Vairagya, catches a glimpse of the beyond. It is only by giving up this world that the other comes; never through holding on to this one.”
Swami Vivekananda, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“The purpose of life, therefore, is the realizing of that prophecy; the unveiling of the immortal man; the birth of the spiritual from the psychical, whereby we enter our divine inheritance and come to inhabit Eternity. This is, indeed, salvation, the purpose of all true religion, in all times. Patanjali”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“Nothing in all creation is so like God as silence.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“Every morning put your mind into your heart and stand in the presence of God all the day long.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“excessive renunciation in and of itself does not necessarily guarantee that one is freed from the potential reemergence of undesirable saṁskāras.”
Edwin F. Bryant, The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary
“4.33 The sequence of mutation occurs in every second, yet is comprehensible only at the end of a series.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“Yoga differs from most comparable Western schools of dualism by regarding not just the physical body but also the mind, ego, and all cognitive functions as belonging to the realm of inert matter.”
Edwin F. Bryant, The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary
“Istırabın sebepleri her şeyi olduğu gibi görmemek, 'Ben' hissi, bağımlılık, hoşlanmama ve yaşama tutunmadır.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“It is the power to focus the consciousness on a given spot, and hold it there Attention is the first and indispensable step in all knowledge.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
“La amistad, la compasión y la alegría clarifican y tranquilizan la mente. Deben practicarse tanto en la felicidad como en la desgracia, tanto con quienes nos ayudan como con aquellos que nos perjudican.”
Patañjali, LOS YOGASUTRAS DE PATANJALI
“This is true of the physical powers, and of those which dwell in the higher vestures. There must be, first, purity; as the blood must be pure, before one can attain to physical health. But absence of impurity is not in itself enough, else would many nerveless ascetics of the cloisters rank as high saints. There is needed, further, a positive fire of the will; a keen vital vigour for the physical powers, and something finer, purer, stronger, but of kindred essence, for the higher powers. The fire of genius is something more than a phrase, for there can be no genius without the celestial fire of the awakened spiritual will.”
Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali