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Sutra 2.26: The means of attaining cessation is the unceasing vision of discernment. Translation by Georg Feuerstein * “cessation” here refers to meditation (stilling the mind) What happens when the mind quiets completely in meditation? YOGA. What’s one way to get there? Practice Yoga in Action You can practice kriya yoga or “yoga in action”:…

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Photo by designecologist. Sutra 2.32: In the light of intelligence illumining the life-style, arise the following observances: purity of body, mind and environment, contentment, psychic fire that simplifies life and purifies the heart, self-study or constant vigilance, and surrender to or worship of the indwelling omnipresence. Translation and interpretation by Swami Venkatesananda Earlier this year when I…

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Sutra 3.9: The state of restraint, nirodha, is when there is disappearance of outgoing [i.e., worldly] samskaras and the appearance of restraining samskaras. These emerge in the mind at the moment of restratint. Translation by Edwin Bryant What does it take to become a yogi? The most salient advice on this that I ever received…