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Articles written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and reproduced here with his permission.

Word (śabda) शब्द

This article was written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: When I started studying Yogasutras with my Guru Sri T Krishnamacharya, at the first reading, he went through each word one by one in every sutra. He would explain each Sanskrit word giving the derivation of the words from possibly […]

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Namaskāra नमस्कार

Q… Did your Guru Sri Krishnamacharya teach you Sun Salutation or Suryanamaskāra? Oh yes! Yes it was one of the first chants he taught me. You know Suryanamaskara mantras form the longest chapter in the Yajur veda (Krishna)–132 paragraphs in 32 sections– which is still in vogue in India especially South India. Krishna yajurveda aka […]

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Vairāgya (वैराग्य)

This article was written by Srivatsa Ramaswami and is reproduced here with his kind permission: Everything is reduced to a cittavritti for one to have any experience. Patanjali deals with cittavrittis, how to manage them, how to avoid vrittis that cause pain and ultimately make it completely free of the citta of all vrittis. This […]

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