The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali
The Light of the
by Alice A. Baily
Translated from Sanskrit by Tibetan Master Djwhal Kuhl
Yoga means Union and the purpose is to instruct the practitioner of Yoga, or Yogi, how to achieve Union or Spiritual Absorption into the Supreme Absolute of God. Yoga teaches us that our true self is the soul and that our self identity is an illusion to be overcome.
Organization of the Yoga Sutras
The versatile psychic nature
a. The higher and lower natures defined.
b. The obstacles and their removal considered.
c. A summation of the Raja Yoga system.
II. THE STEPS TO UNION
The means of attainment
a. The five hindrances and their removal.
b. The eight means defined.
III. UNION ACHIEVED AND ITS RESULTS
The powers of the soul.
a. Meditation, and its stages.
b. Twenty-three results of meditation.
IV. ILLUMINATION AND FREEDOM
a. Consciousness and form.
b. Union or at-one-ment.
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