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In the Yoga Sutra, the classical work on yoga, Patañjali
summarizes the purpose of human existence in 195 concise sutras. They
are intended as a curriculum and memory aid for the expert and can be
recited in 25 minutes. His telegram style and the ambiguity of the
Sanskrit terms lead to the fact that the Yoga Sutra is translated again
and again anew and interpreted differently due to the personal
experiences of the authors. In the translation of this issue, the
keyword character of the sutras is retained and the explanatory
commentary is illustrated by examples of the author’s own experiences
from over 50 years of practical application of yoga techniques.
(* 1945) has been practicing Transcendental Meditation since 1967 and
the TM-Sidhi program since 1977. Since 1982 he has been a member of Maharishi’s
Purusha Group which is dedicated full time to the
development of higher states of consciousness under the personal
guidance of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who trained him as a meditation
teacher in 1972.
Review 5 of 5 Stars At last!
8 October 2023
An important, well-written and inspiring book that fills a real
need for clear descriptions of what happens to us during meditation.
Mueller takes us beyond abstractions to describe the actual experiences
in a way that helps us clarify them in our own practice.
William T. Hathaway
"The purpose of every system of Yoga
is to first get Samadhi and then stabilize it and let it find
fulfilment in Unity. Yoga means union. When the mind gets united with
Being, this is the state of Yoga. Union is union of the individuality
with the cosmic unboundedness. Union is in Samadhi. And Dhyan
(meditation) leads to Samadhi. Dhyan is that which takes the mind from
the field of gross experience to the subtle experience, takes it to the
quietude of the transcendental area. Dhyan or meditation is a direct
way to Samadhi which is Yoga." – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi