Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 81
Contd. from knowledge sheet 80
“Samadhisiddhirëshwarapranidhanat’’ (II Sūtra 45)
samadhi = the state of samadhi; siddhihi = attainment; ëshwarapranidhanat = by devotion to God.
“The state of samadhi is attained by devotion to God.”
“Sthirasukhamasanam’’ (II Sūtra 46)
sthira = steady; sukham = comfortable; asanam = posture.
This yoga posture has been named after the shape it takes – that of a diamond or thunderbolt. One can sit in Vajrasana (Adamintine Pose) at the time of doing pranayamas. This yoga posture is pronounced as vahj-RAH-sah-na.
Vajra = Diamond shaped, thunderbolt; Asana=Posture or Pose.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 79
Contd. from knowledge sheet 78
“Santoshadnuttamaha sukha labhaha’’ (II Sūtra 42)
Santoshat = by happiness, contentment; Anuttamaha = greatest; Sukha = joy; Labhaha = gained.
“By contentment, the greatest joy can be gained.”