*"A Sutra is defined in Sanskrit as a sentence having the following characteristics;
  • Use of the least possible number of words and syllables;
  • Lack of ambiquity about the statement made;
  • Explanation of only essential bases;
  • A capacity for universal application;
  • Precise denotation, neither more nor less than required for the statement."
The Yoga of Patanjali -Master E.K

With the words,

yogah-chitta-vritti-nirodhah  I-2
as
expressed
in the 2nd sutra
of the 1st chapter
of the Yoga Sutras,

Patanjali defines Yoga as
"...(the process of)
stopping (nirodah)
the movement (vritti)
of the formed mind. (chitta)"
I-2

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras*

are one of 6 Philosophical Systems in India
195 aphorisms divided into 4 chapters:
Samadhi Pada
Sadhana Pada
Vibhuti Pada
Kaivalya Pada


j. krishnamurti




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