THE EIGHTFOLD PATH OF YOGA

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CHAPTER  IX THE  EIGHTFOLD  PATH  OF  YOGA EIGHTFOLD  PATH:In this chapter is described the path of yoga for obtaining Self-Realization, getting control of the mind through control of breath. For achieving devotion in the form of meditation described in the previous chapter, steps like yama and niyama (the first two stages in ashtanga or eightfold yoga, explained below) are prescribed. These have two forms, one of the nature of yoga and the other of jnana. Control over breath is yoga. Elimination of the mind is jnana. Which of these comes…

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