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What are the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali
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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?
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The compiler of the Yoga Sūtras.
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When were the Yoga Sūtras compiled?
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Around 400 CE.
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What is an aphorism?
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An aphorism is a pithy observation that contains a general truth.
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What is the first chapter of the Yoga Sūtra?
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Samādhi Pada
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Samādhi 1.1
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Here begins the authoritative instruction on Yoga.
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Samādhi 1.2
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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?
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The Samādhi Pada
• Defines Yoga and its characteristics
• Discusses problems encountered in reaching the state of Yoga and ways these problems can be handled