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Sep 26, 2023
A brief commentary by Jayaram V on the First and Second Sutras of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: Atha Yoga Anushashanam - Yoga Chirtta Vritti Nirodha.
Featured Speeches and Podcasts on Yoga
Jan 25, 2022
In the practice of Dhyana or meditation, a yogi faces numerous obstacles mainly because of the unstable nature of his mind. This podcast explains the difficulties, or the obstacles people face in the practice of dhyana which prevents them from attaining Samadhi or mental absorption. ...
Dec 23, 2021
One of the purposes of any yoga is to suppress the modifications of the mind, so that a yogi can experience peace and abide in his true nature or essential nature (svarupa avastha). Now, you may wonder what essential nature means and how anyone can abide in it. Words can be confusing, especially when their meaning can be interpreted differently by different people. We are not going to discuss here metaphysical or abstract notions of essential nature of your true self. We are going to speak about it purely from a practical perspective in a way which makes sense and which you can identify in yourself ...
Dec 17, 2021
Yoga is very popular worldwide. Commercially, it is worth billions of dollars. People from all backgrounds and religions, spiritual people as well as materialists, practice it. Many dubious claims are also made in its name. What is the true purpose of yoga?
Mar 17, 2013
Now, what is your natural state of mind? Have you ever tried to observe it. Have you ever tried to think about it. We are usually conditioned to believe that life is tough and life is full of suffering. We therefore think life is largely a struggle and suffering is an inherent and integral aspect of life.
Mar 11, 2013
Citta is loosely translated as the mind. However, citta is not just mind alone...Citta is not confined to the mind alone. It is rather the whole mind and body awareness pervading the mind, the ego, the intelligence, the senses, the organs of action, the nervous system, and various types of breathes. Citta is a kind of...
May 20, 2015
This is the audio version of a chapter from the Book, Essays on the Bhagavadgita by Jayaram V, titled The Meaning of Yoga in the Context of the Bhagavadgita. The author explains how the definition of yoga is different from the classical definition of yoga mentioned in the Yogasutras and why it is significant.
Oct 19, 2017
Emotions are useful to perceive reality and know what is going on in you and around you. If you want to know yourself, pay attention to your emotions and their causes. If you want to cultivate sameness or equanimity and learn to accept yourself unconditionally, emotions are the best place to begin with.
May 21, 2013
This audio is based on the descriptions of sense organs in the Upanishads. The sense organs are considered the divinities living in the human body, which is similar to the body of the Cosmic Being and considered a microcosm (Viraj)
Jan 13, 2016
Know why it is important not to suppress your emotions but know them and express them without feeling disturbed through of meditation, visualization and other practices. Please visit Hinduwebsite.com and check the featured article section to read the complete article.
Dec 3, 2013
True inner silence, complete control over the movements of your mind and body, comes after a long effort. It requires years of yoga practice and persistence. However, as a beginning step, you can practice silence in limited ways and reinvigorate yourself.
Jul 6, 2013
in Hinduism violence (himsa) not only means injuring or hurting others through force but also causing disturbances within oneself or others through intentional physical and mental actions.
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