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THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI
"The Book of the Spiritual Man"

An Interpretation

By

Charles Johnston



Bengal Civil Service, Retired; Indian Civil Service, Sanskrit Prizeman;
Dublin University, Sanskrit Prizeman

 

INTRODUCTION TO BOOK I

BOOK I
1. OM: Here follows Instruction in Union.
 

INTRODUCTION TO BOOK II

BOOK II
1. The practices which make for union with the Soul are: fervent
aspiration, spiritual reading, and complete obedience to the Master.

 

INTRODUCTION TO BOOK III
BOOK III

1. The binding of the perceiving consciousness to a certain region is
attention (dharana).

 

INTRODUCTION TO BOOK IV

BOOK IV
1. Psychic and spiritual powers may be inborn, or they may be gained
by the use of drugs, or by incantations, or by fervour, or by
Meditation.