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    Sexual activity, and the thoughts and fantasies of sex, use up a great portion of our vital force. When that force is conserved through abstinence, it becomes sublimated as spiritual energy.
    — Patanjali
    A mind free from all disturbances is Yoga.
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    tags: mind 
     
    Sloth is the great enemy - the inspirer of cowardice, irresolution, self-pitying grief, and trivial, hairsplitting doubts. Sloth may also be a psychological cause of sickness. It is tempting to relax from our duties, take refuge in ill-health and hide under a nice warm blanket.
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    tags: enemies  grief  doubt  enemy 
     
    The way to eliminate ignorance is through steady, focused discrimination between the observer and the world.
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    tags: world  ignorance 
     
    For those who have an intense urge for Spirit and wisdom, it sitsnear them, waiting.
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    tags: wisdom  spirit 
     
    When you are steadfast in your abstention of thoughts of harm directed toward yourself and others, all living creatures will cease to feel fear in your presence.
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    tags: fear  living  thoughts 
     
    Asanas bring perfection in body, beauty in form, grace, strength, compactness, and the hardness and brilliance of a diamond.
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    Yoga is the stilling of the fluctuations of the mind.
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    tags: mind 
     
    Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.
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    tags: compassion  mind 
     
    Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.
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    tags: mind 
     
    Just as the pure crystal takes color from the object which is nearest to it, so the mind, when it is cleared of thought-waves, achieves sameness or identity with the object of its concentration.
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    tags: identity  achieve  mind 
     
    Here is, in truth, the whole secret of Yoga, the science of the soul. The active turnings, the strident vibrations, of selfishness, lust and hate are to be stilled by meditation, by letting heart and mind dwell in spiritual life, by lifting up the heart to the strong, silent life above, which rests in the stillness of eternal love, and needs no harsh vibration to convince it of true being.
    — Patanjali
    Be happy for those who are happy, have compassion towards the unhappy, and maintain equanimity towards the wicked.
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    tags: compassion 
     
    It is not enough to have intuitions; we must act on them; we must live them.
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    tags: live 
     
    If you can control the rising of the mind into ripples, you will experience Yoga.
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    tags: experience  control  mind 
     
    The longest journey begins with a single step.
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    tags: journey 
     
    Success is nearest to those whose efforts are intense and sincere.
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    tags: success 
     
    Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.
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    tags: nature  silence  mind 
     
    There is always a light within us that is free from all sorrow and grief, no matter how much we may be experiencing suffering.
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    tags: grief  suffering  sorrow 
     
    Where the heart is full of kindness which seeks no injury to another, either in act or thought or wish, this full love creates an atmosphere of harmony, whose benign power touches with healing all who come within its influence. Peace in the heart radiates peace to other hearts, even more surely than contention breeds contention.
    — Patanjali
    Aversion is a form of bondage. We are tied to what we hate or fear. That is why, in our lives, the same problem, the same danger or difficulty, will present itself over and over again in various prospects, as long as we continue to resist or run away from it instead of examining it and solving it.
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    tags: fear  live  present  hate  problem  danger 
     
    Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.
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    tags: present  moment 
     
    When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations; your conscious expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a great, new and wonderful world.
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    Perfection in asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached.
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    tags: perfection 
     
    With great respect and love, NOW the blessings of Yoga instruction are offered.
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    tags: respect  blessing 
     
    The Yoga of action, leading to union with the soul is fiery aspiration, spiritual reading and devotion to Ishvara.
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    When there is firm conquest over covetousness, they who have conquered it wake up to the how and why of life.
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    Progress is mediation comes swiftly for those who try their hardest.
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    tags: progress 
     
    In deep meditation the flow of concentration is continuous like the flow of oil.
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    tags: meditation 
     
    Yoga is a practical method for making one's life purposeful, useful and noble.
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    tags: noble 
     
    Yoga is the cessation of mind.
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    tags: mind 
     
    The activities of the liberated soul transcend the pairs of opposites.
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    tags: soul 
     
    Yoga is mind wave quieting.
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    tags: mind 
     
    It is only when the correct practice is followed for a long time, without interruptions and with a quality of positive attitude and eagerness, that it can succeed.
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    Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind. Then there is abiding in the Seer's own form.
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    tags: mind 
     
    The heart and mind can find peace and harmony by contemplating the transcendental nature of the true self as supreme effulgent life.
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    tags: nature  peace  heart  self  true  harmony  mind 
     
    Chanting is one of the most traditional and first Yoga practices. It helps to open the throat area and is a great way to learn some Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutra.
    — Patanjali
    tags: help  learn 
     
    The wisdom obtained in the higher states of consciousness is different from that obtained by inference and testimony as it refers to particulars.
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    tags: wisdom 
     
    The obstacles that distract thought are disease, apathy, doubt, carelessness, indolence, dissipation, false vision, failure to attain a firm basis in yoga, and restlessness.
    — Patanjali
    Everything is sorrow for the wise.
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    tags: sorrow  wise 
     
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