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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.

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Who is Patañjali?

The compiler of the Yoga Sūtras.

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When were the Yoga Sūtras compiled?

Around 400 CE.

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What is an aphorism?

An aphorism is a pithy observation that contains a general truth.

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What is the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtra?

Samādhi Pada

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Samādhi 1.1

Here begins the authoritative instruction on Yoga.

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Samādhi 1.2

Yoga is the ability to direct the mind exclusively toward an object and sustain that direction without distraction.

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What is the Samādhi Pada about?

The Samādhi Pada
• Defines Yoga and its characteristics
• Discusses problems encountered in reaching the state of Yoga and ways these problems can be handled