These profound sutras, authored by the Sage Kashyap, offer excellent insight into yoga philosophy, including the types of karma, the nature of bondage, and the path to attaining freedom.
These sutras, along with the wisdom in Tattva Jnana, serve as foundational knowledge to help us better understand and absorb the true essence of the scriptures.
Here is an outline of the sutras followed by an insightful presentation which Swamji will reference during the class. An exhaustive commentary of the sutras may be found in the book, Shree Maa: The Guru and the Goddess, which Swamiji will read during the discourse.
Sutra 1: Birth is dependent on Prarabdha Karma.
Sutra 2: The existence of every individual soul is bound by desires.
Sutra 3: The ultimate aim of life is victory over death.
Sutra 4: The fruit of the attempt to satisfy desire is either knowledge or ignorance.
Sutra 5: This creation is a collection of souls who are making their personal pilgrimages by means of the laws of harmony and unity, of peace and truth.
Sutra 6: The highest attainment of existence is illumination, intuitive experience, self-realization.
Sutra 7: When one attains to the radiance of Maya, one attains to the attainment of all attainments.
Sutra 8: By cutting bondage, we attain to the eternal consciousness of Infinite Goodness (Sada Shiva).
Sutra 9: The conflict between wisdom and ignorance makes a great confusion.
Sutra 10: Victory destroys Pain
Sutra 11: The attainment of perfection of breath or the life force gives one an abundance of peace.
Sutra 12: The search is for the principle which is of the quality of perfect equilibrium and balance or beyond all qualities.
Sutra 13: The intrinsic form of the Supreme Soul is eternal liberation.
Sutra 14: The residence of he who resides in self-realization, in perfect liberation, is advaita (non-duality)
Sutra 15: The respected Guru is the Cause of all causes.
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