Yogasutra is a key to understanding a form of thought that has resulted over time in what we know as yoga text.
“Yogasutra”. Patanjali Editorial Kairos.
In a first approach, Yogasutra a text might seem difficult to understand, but nothing further . This book of the Editorial Kairos , translated and commented by Oscar Pujol becomes one of those fundamental works both to understand that yoga we now know, to also approach the true essence of this mindfulness or mindfulness.
Serve a small example to see how the Yogasutra can become a new adventure reader to add to your personal library.
It is said in aphorism 1.39 that “the natural tendency of the mind to dwell on what he likes makes the choice of an object of pleasure meditation facilitates concentration” and is the subject of the issue in the Yogasutra is the mind and more namely the arrest of mental processes.
It is a text for leisurely reading focus our attention on each of the aphorisms that compose it.
Yogasutra text is divided into four parts: of contemplation practice, the powers and isolation. In addition to an interesting introduction that clarifies much the true meaning of these aphorisms.
When we talk about Yogasutra, we must be clear that there is “a big difference between yoga of Patanjali, which is rather a form of meditation, yoga and current, based on a sequence of positions.”
You can read this text at any time, but I recommend you do when you’ve had some practice meditation or mindfulness you’ve been practicing for some time or mindfulness, because you’ll get a lot more out.
Despite its title, it certainly is a simple text to read and highly recommended in reading, letting go each of the aphorisms that make up the four parties will enter into your heart.
Put more effort into the heart than reason to “understand” what those aphorisms containing the Yogasutra can offer you that.
“The original meaning of the word yoga is action -the yoking or put the ox-yoke”, ie “put the mind under the yoke of the practice of yoga, in order to control and purify it.”
Regarding the author of the translation, introduction and comments Yogasutra, say that Oscar Pujol is a famous doctor of Sanskrit by Banaras Hindu University and has also been director of the Cervantes Institute in New Delhi and Rio de Janeiro.
Trust a good guarantee for an excellent text that will enter a little more in the tradition of a mental yoga as necessary as the physicist who both know.
Yogasutra is an open window to the wisdom that assumes that “yoga is the arrest of mental processes” (aphorism 1.2)
This book will certainly be a good adventure for your practice of mindfulness or mindfulness.
ABOUT INDIA: (a lecture by the author of the translation of Yogasutra)