Flashcards in Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali - Samadhi, Book 1 Deck (8)
What are the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that make up the foundational text of Ashtanga (or Raja) Yoga.
Who is Patañjali?
The compiler of the Yoga Sūtras.
When were the Yoga Sūtras compiled?
Around 400 CE.
What is an aphorism?
An aphorism is a pithy observation that contains a general truth.
What is the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtra?
Here begins the authoritative instruction on Yoga.
Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively toward an object and sustain that direction without distraction.