Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Quiz
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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Quiz

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How did Patanjali define yoga in sutra 2 of the first chapter?

Restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff

In the Yoga Sutras, what does Patanjali explain as the result of properly restraining the mind?

Peace and happiness

What is the consequence of the mind not being under control, according to Patanjali in the text?

Continued assumption of vrittis resulting in suffering

What term is sometimes used to refer to The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali?

<p>Raj Yoga</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is credited with putting together a formal, cohesive philosophy of yoga?

<p>Sage Patanjali</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many aphorisms (sutras) are included in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali?

<p>195</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the focus of the third chapter (Vibhuti Pada) in the Yoga Sutras?

<p>Focusing on supernatural powers that an adept yogi may be able to attain</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the second chapter (Sadhana Pada) of the Yoga Sutras describe?

<p>The practical approach to achieve the goals of yoga</p> Signup and view all the answers

What term is sometimes used to refer to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali?

<p>Ashtanga Yoga Sutras</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which ancient texts has yoga been mentioned?

<p>Vedas, Upanishads, and Yoga Sutras</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Patanjali's Definition of Yoga

  • Yoga is defined by Patanjali in sutra 2 of the first chapter as the restraint of the modifications of the mind.

Results of Restraining the Mind

  • Properly restraining the mind results in the stilling of the mind, according to Patanjali.

Consequences of an Uncontrolled Mind

  • If the mind is not under control, it leads to distraction and suffering, according to Patanjali.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are also referred to as the Raja Yoga.
  • Patanjali is credited with putting together a formal, cohesive philosophy of yoga.
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali include 196 aphorisms (sutras).

Chapters of the Yoga Sutras

  • The third chapter (Vibhuti Pada) of the Yoga Sutras focuses on the manifestation of the ultimate consciousness.
  • The second chapter (Sadhana Pada) of the Yoga Sutras describes the practices of yoga.

Historical Mentions of Yoga

  • Yoga has been mentioned in ancient texts such as the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.

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