Raja Yoga – Vivekananda – sutra tutorial


Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda – Patanjali Sutras only with emphasis on Jnana Yoga aspects of the text. More details below.

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Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda is the classic of Yoga practice set out by Patanjali. Here are listed the Sutras only. The text highlights the aspects given to Jnana Yoga – ‘knowledge’ and ‘discrimination’.

“Ignorance is taking the non-eternal, the impure, the painful, and the non-self for
the eternal, the pure, the happy, and the Atman or Self (respectively).” 2:5

“For the discriminating, the perception of the mind as Atman ceases.” 4:24