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April 24, 2013

Yoga Sutras Seminar at Yogamaya Part 8

Here is the eighth and final part of the seminar on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali given by Dhanurhdara Swami as part of Yogamaya's teacher training in New York City.

 

Yoga Sutras Seminar at Yogamaya Part 7

Here is part seven of the seminar on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali given by Dhanurhdara Swami as part of Yogamaya's teacher training in New York City.

 

Yoga Sutras Seminar at Yogamaya Part 6

Here is part six of the seminar on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali given by Dhanurhdara Swami as part of Yogamaya's teacher training in New York City.

 

Yoga Sutras Seminar at Yogamaya Part 5

Here is part five of the seminar on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali given by Dhanurhdara Swami as part of Yogamaya's teacher training in New York City.

 

Yoga Sutras Seminar at Yogamaya Part 4

Here is part four of the seminar on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali given by Dhanurhdara Swami as part of Yogamaya's teacher training in New York City.

 

Yoga Sutras Seminar at Yogamaya Part 3

Here is part three of the seminar on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali given by Dhanurhdara Swami as part of Yogamaya's teacher training in New York City.

 

Yoga Sutras Seminar at Yogamaya Part 2

Here is part two of the seminar on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali given by Dhanurhdara Swami as part of Yogamaya's teacher training in New York City.

 

Yoga Sutras Seminar at Yogamaya Part 1

On April 6, and April 7, 2013, Dhanurdhara Swami gave an extensive 12 hour seminar on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as part of Yogamaya's teacher training in New York City.

Dhanurdhara Swami at Yogamaya (Photo by Lisa Bermudez)


Dhanurdhara Swami at Yogamaya (Photo by Lisa Bermudez)

 

April 21, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 3.13

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 3.13

etena bhutendriyesu dharma-laksanavastha-parinama vyakhyatah

TRANSLATION

In this way, the change in the characteristics, state, and condition of objects and of the sense is explained.



April 7, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 3.10

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 3.10

tasya prasanta-vahita samskarat

TRANSLATION

The mind's undisturbed flow occurs due to samskaras.



March 31, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 3.9

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 3.9

vyutthana-nirodha-samskarayor abhibhava-pradurbhavau nirodha-
ksana-cittanvayo nirodha-parinamah

TRANSLATION

The state of restraint, nirodha, is when there is a disappearance of outgoing [i.e. worldy] samskaras and the appearance of restraining samskaras. These emerge in the mind at the moment of restraint.



March 24, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 3.3

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 3.3

tad evartha-matra-nirbhasam svarupa-sunyam iva samadhih

TRANSLATION

Samadhi is when the same dhyana shines forth as the object alone and [the mind] is devoid of its own [reflective] nature.



March 17, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 3.1

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 3.1

desa-bandhas cittasya dharana

TRANSLATION

Concentration is the fixing of the mind in one place.



March 10, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.53

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.53

dharanasu ca yogyata manasah

TRANSLATION

Additionally, the mind becomes fit for concentration.



March 3, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.52

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.52

tatah ksiyate prakasavaranam

TRANSLATION

Then, the covering of the illumination [of knowledge] is weakened.



February 24, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.49

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.49

tasmin sati svasa-prasvasayor gati-vicchedah pranayamah

TRANSLATION

When that [asana] is accomplished, pranayamah, breath control, [follows]. This consists of the regulation of the incoming and outgoing breaths.



February 17, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.46

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.46

sthira-sukham asanam

TRANSLATION

Posture should be steady and comfortable.



February 10, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.44

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.44

svadhyayad ista-devata-samprayogah

TRANSLATION

From study [of scripture], a connection with one's deity of choice is established.



February 3, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.41

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.41

sattva-suddhi-saumanasyaikagryendriya-jayatma-darsana-yogyatvani ca

TRANSLATION

Upon the purification of the mind, [one attains] cheerfulness, one-pointedness, sense control, and fitness to perceive the self.



January 27, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.39

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.39

aparigraha-sthairye janma-kathanta-sambandhah

TRANSLATION

When refrainment from covetousness becomes firmly established, knowledge of the whys and wherefores of births manifest.



January 13, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.34

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.34

vitarka himsadayah krta-karitanumodita lobha-krodha-moha-
purvaka mrdu-madhyadhi-matra duhkhajnanananta-phala iti pratipaksa-bhavabam

TRANSLATION

Negative thoughts are violence, etc. The may be [personally] performed, performed on one's behalf by another, or authorized by oneself; they may be triggered by greed, anger, or delusion; and they may be slight, moderate, or extreme in intensity. One should cultivate counteracting thoughts, namely, that the end results [of negative thouhgts] are ongoing suffering and ignorance.



January 6, 2010

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.33

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.33

vitarka-badhane pratipaksa-bhavanam

TRANSLATION

Upon being harassed by negative thoughts, one should cultivate counteracting thoughts.



December 30, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.30 (Continued)

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami contunes with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.30.


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.30

ahimsa-satyasteya-brhamacaryaparigraha yamah

TRANSLATION

The yamas are nonviolence, truthfulness, refrainment from stealing, celibacy, and renunciation of [unnecessary] possessions.



December 23, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.30

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.30

ahimsa-satyasteya-brhamacaryaparigraha yamah

TRANSLATION

The yamas are nonviolence, truthfulness, refrainment from stealing, celibacy, and renunciation of [unnecessary] possessions.



December 16, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.28

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.28

yoganganusthanad asuddhi-ksaye jnana-diptir-aviveka-khyateh

TRANSLATION

Upon the destruction of impurities as a result of the practice of yoga, the lamp of knowledge arises. This culminates in discriminative discernment.



December 2, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.23

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.23

sva-svami-saktyoh svarupopalabdhi-hetuh samyogah

TRANSLATION

[The notion of] conjunction is the means of understanding the real nature of the powers of the possessed and of the possessor.



November 25, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.22

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.22

krtartham prati nastam apy anastam tad-anya-sadharanatvat

TRANSLATION

Although the seen ceases to exist for one whose purpose is accomplished [the liberated purusa], it has not ceased to exist altogether, since it is common to other [not-liberated] purusa.



November 18, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.21

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.2

tad-artha eva drsyasyatma

TRANSLATION

The essential nature of that which is seen is exclusively for the sake of the seer.



November 11, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.20

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.20

drasta drsi-matrah suddho 'pi pratyayanupasyah

TRANSLATION

The seer is merely the power of seeing; [however,] although pure, he witnesses the images of the mind.



October 28, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.18

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.18

prakasa-kriya-sthiti-silam bhutendriyatmakam bhogapavargartham drsyam

TRANSLATION

That which is knowable has the nature of illumination, activity, and inertia [sattva, rajas, and tamas]. It consists of the senses and the elements, and exists for the purpose of [providing] either liberation or experience [to purusa].



October 21, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.16

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.16

heyam duhkham anagatam

TRANSLATION

Suffering that has yet to manifest is to be avoided.



October 14, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.15

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.15

parinama-tapa-samskara-dukhair guna-vrtti-virodhac ca dukham
eva sarvam vivekinah

TRANSLATION

For one who has discrimination, everything is suffering on account of the suffering produced by the consequences [of action], by pain [itself], and by the samskaras, as well as on account of the suffering ensuing from the turmoil of the vrttis due to the gunas.



September 30, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.13

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.13

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2.13.



September 16, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.10

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.10

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2.10.



September 2, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.6

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.6

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2.6.



August 26, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.3

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.3

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2.3.



August 19, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 2.1

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 2.1

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2.1.



August 12, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.51

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.51

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.51.



August 5, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A Summary

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
A Summary

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami gives a summary of what has been covered thus far in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.



July 29, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.41

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.41

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.41.



July 22, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.41

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.41

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.41.



July 15, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.38

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.38

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.38.



July 8, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.36

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.36

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.36.



July 1, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.32

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.32

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.32.



June 24, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.30

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.30

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.30.



June 17, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.27

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.27

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.27.



June 10, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.23

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.23

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.23.



June 3, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.23

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.23

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.23.



May 27, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.19

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.19

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.19.



May 20, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.17

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.17

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.17.



May 13, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.16

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.16

In this evening's class from Moscow, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.16.



May 6, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.15

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.15

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.15.



April 29, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.12

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.12

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.12.



April 22, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.8

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.8

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.8.



April 15, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Texts 1.6-11 Outline

Attached is the class outline for Dhanurdhara Swami's class on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for Wednesday, April 15, 2009.


April 8, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.7

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.7

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.7.



April 1, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.5

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.5

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.5.




March 31, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.5 Outline

Attached is the class outline for Dhanurdhara Swami's class on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for Wednesday, April 1, 2009.


March 25, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.3

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.3

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.3.




March 24, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - 1.3 Outline

Attached is the class outline for Dhanurdhara Swami's class on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for Wednesday, March 25, 2009.


March 18, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.2 Continued with Updated Outline

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.2

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 1.2. Included below is an updated outline of tonight's class.




March 16, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - 1.2 Outline (Updated)

Dear Sanga listeners,

Attached is the class outline for Dhanurdhara Swami's class on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for Wednesday, March 18, 2009.

Note: This outline was updated on Wednesday, March 18, 2009.


March 11, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Text 1.2

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Text 1.2

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami continues with The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.




The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Class Two Notes

Dear Sanga listeners,

Attached is the class outline for Dhanurdhara Swami's class tonight on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.


March 8, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Class One Notes

Dear Sanga listeners,

My respects.

Thank you for attending the first class on Yoga Sutras. As I teach it, ideas will develop how best to present it in this phone conference medium and with the varied audience of listeners. One Idea I got already is to refine my personal notes after the class and send them to you. Also I will send before the class a basic summary of the subjects I will speak on. Here are my notes for the first class.

Humbly in service,
Dhanurdhara Swami


March 4, 2009

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - An Introduction

In this evening's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami gives an introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Maharaja is basing his class on an advanced copy of a new translation of the Yoga Sutras by Edwin Bryant, professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University. Publication is expected later this spring by Farrar Straus & Giroux, a division of Macmillan.