Isvara the Supreme Ruler is a special Purusa untouched by misery the results of actions or desires

We must again remember that this Patanjali Yoga Philosophy is based upon that of the Sankhyas, only that in the latter there is no place for God, while with the Yogis God has a place. The Yogis, however, avoid many ideas about God, such as creating. God as the Creator of the Universe is not meant by the Isvara of the Yogis, although, according to the Vedas, Isvara is the Creator of the universe. Seeing that the universe is harmonious, it must be the manifestation of one will. The Yogis and...

The Siddhis powers are attained by birth chemical means power of words mortification or concentration

Sometimes a man is born with the Siddhis, powers, of course from the exercise of powers he had in his previous birth. In this birth he is born, as it were, to enjoy the fruits of them. It is said of Kapila, the great father of the Sankhya Philosophy, that he was a born Siddha, which means, literally, a man who has attained to success. The Yogis claim that these powers can be gained by chemical means. All of you know that chemistry originally began as alchemy men went in search of the...

Few Simple Helps To Pronunciation

A like a in far u like oo in too a almost like u in but s like sh in ship e like a in name ch like ch in rich i like ee in see ai like i in line. No attempt is made to give the finer distinctions of Sanskrit pronunciation, as a thorough knowledge of the language would be needed to grasp them. In this glossary are to be found words commonly used in books and pamphlets on Vedanta, as well as those that are employed in this volume. Suffice to say that Sanskrit makes a number of phonetic...

Theircontrol is by practice and nonattachment

The mind, to have this non-attachment, must be clear, good and rational. Why should we practice Because each action is like the pulsations quivering over the surface of the lake. The vibration dies out, and what is left The Samsharas, the impressions. When a large number of these impressions is left on the mind they coalesce, and become a habit. It is said habit is second nature it is first nature also, and the whole nature of man everything that we are is the result of habit. That gives us...