Are All Yoga Sutras Spiritual in Nature?

July 19, 2013    BY Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali include many sutras that are not directly related to enlightenment or self-realization but can accelerate the process and eliminate a large number of obstacles.  These sutras help us understand our mind and thought processes; how the worlds inside and outside us relate to each other; and how to avoid obstacles and troubles both known and unknown to us.  Some sutras describe special powers, but the Yoga Sutras cautions us that these powers themselves tend to be obstacles to enlightenment.

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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Tigunait is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching worldwide for more than a quarter of a century, he is the author of fourteen books, including his recently-released The Secret of the Yoga Sutra, and his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the... Read more>>