The Yoga Sutras
covers the whole range of meditation practices, including those for the
beginner as well as the highly advanced meditator. However, when you
look at the scope of the Yoga Sutras, it can appear that it is
only for the advanced practitioner. It is important to read the Yoga
Sutras with an eye towards seeing what applies to you now, at this
current stage of your practices. With that perspective, you can learn
what is presently useful, and also see where you are going.
of Yoga Sutras on the SwamiJ.com site: This summary page contains links directly into
the Sutras themselves. It is easiest here to just scan this page,
and click into a section that is of interest at the moment. This is
a good page to visit often.
to Yoga Sutras pages: This link will take you into the
Introduction page of a collection of
over 40 web pages, totaling hundreds of pages if you were to print
them on paper. After you read the Introduction, you will want to
scan the other pages related to the Yoga Sutras.
Yoga Sutras listed: This is a running list of English translation of
all 196 Sutras. There are direct links into the more detailed
Yoga Sutras: Presents the sutras in
paragraph format, which is a more familiar style of reading for most of us.
Keys to the Yoga Sutras: By understanding these seven practical
suggestions, the rest of
the Yoga Sutras is more accessible.
and Answers: Each of the
questions in this Q&A also has a link to the sutra that contains the answer.
often learn more easily with visual reference. Click on
the picture to go to that section of the discussions.
Experiment with this, coming to this visual page,
exploring by clicking and reading. Gradually, the mind
remembers the location of the topics in the Yoga Sutras,
making it easier to find principles and in the written
This site is devoted to
presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of
the Tradition of the Himalayan masters
in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising
quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest
Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the
center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is
one and the same with the Absolute Reality.
This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga
Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the
intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which
complement one another like fingers on a hand.
We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti
Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha,
and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer
finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final
stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the