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Psychology of Mystical Awakening: The Patanjali Yoga Sutras (New World Hinduism Vol 1)

Savitripriya, Swami

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ISBN 10: 1879722011 / ISBN 13: 9781879722019
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Text: English translation

Sanskrit transliterated verses with word-by-word English meaning

English Index

Sanskrit Glossary for every word in the sutras

The Psychology of Mystical Awakening: The Patañjali Yoga Sutras, by Satguru Guru Swami Savitripriya, is an `Embellished Translation' from Sanskrit to contemporary English of this famous scripture on the practice of the Yoga Dharma that leads one to enlightenment. We think of it an `embellished' translation because embellished means `embroidered', `decorated', `made beautiful', and that is exactly what Swami Savitripriya has done: she has taken dry Sanskrit verses - often only containing a few words - and turned them into beautifully written understandable instructions that enable one to practice the teachings and bring enlightenment to all phases of one's life experiences.

The Psychology of Mystical Awakening: The Patañjali Yoga Sutras can be best described as a book of precise instructions on how to walk the path of the Yoga Dharma, leading to personal fulfillment and spiritual enlightenment, thereby attining Eternal Divine happiness and bliss now, while still in a body here on earth.

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Psychology of Mystical Awakening: The Patañjali Yoga Sutras By Swami Savitripriya

This extraordinary translation of the Patañjali Yoga Sutras in clear contemporary English, written by a mystic of the highest order, is totally different from translations written by scholars and others, for personal experience of the highest Samadhi alone gives one true understanding the meaning of the stanzas. This is the level of experience from which this beautiful translation is written.

Always, as usual, avoiding the tedious use of long drawn-out commentaries that often follow an encrypted English translation of a verse in an attempt to try to explain what the verse actually means, that is the format of many translations - in fact without any commentaries at all - Swami Savitripriya `has seamlessly blended translation and interpretation, expanding on the enigmatic text to make it understandable to Westerners with no knowledge of Sanskrit terminology or Yogic philosophy'.

This `seamless reading' alone is what enables one to flow effortlessly from one verse to the next so that the instructions are clearly understood, for if one were to read each verse separately, as if it had no relation to the verses preceding or following it, a great deal of the meaning would be lost. It is one thing to study the Sanskrit language, and quite another to understand a self-transforming psychology and spiritual practice. In this book, one may do both, but not at the same time - one reads, studies, and practices the English translation, and then, if one wishes, one may refer to the complete transliterated Sanskrit verses, with word-for-word English meanings, at the end of the book, accompanied by a Sanskrit Glossary and English Index that include every word in the Sutras. This is the best way to study, practice, and attain the benefits of a spiritual path.

I would like to mention one important thing more: the Patañjali Yoga Sutras is not a book dedicated to Hatha Yoga, nor it is a book simply about the eight limbs of Raja Yoga, as it is often described to be. In fact, the first half of the book is strictly concerned with identifying, and explaining the practices, that will allow one to eliminate the needless mental and emotional suffering most people experience on an almost minute-to-minute basis. Although the need to become proficient in these practices is overlooked by most, one cannot jump into the eight advanced meditation practices that actually lead to enlightenment with any success until one has done the practices that train one's mind to remain balanced, calm, and happy during everyday life situations. This is the entire purpose of the first part of the Patañjali Yoga Sutras. Afterwards, one continues through the more advanced meditation practices to eventually attain the goal of the Yoga Sutras and Hinduism in general: the ability to unite one's limited access to Divine Consciousness and Love with the unlimited totality of Divine Consciousness and Love that is eternal - one's own inner True Conscious-Self - that pervades within, without, everywhere. This book will show you how to do this.

The Psychology of Mystical Awakening: The Patañjali Yoga Sutras is published by a division of Swami Savitripriya's `Shiva-Shakti Ashram'.

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