Yoga 103 Sutras 1-5 to 1-11

Knowledge of the soul is already present within us, but because of our entanglement into the material world due to ignorance, it is forgotten. When the links of materialism that bind the soul are transcended through the systematic practices of yoga, the true nature of the Self is realized and liberated from all suffering and bondage.

In Yoga 103, the Yogi begins to use the intellect to explore consciousness through correct knowledge (pramana), and then use this knowledge to identify the influences in their lives which gives rise to incorrect knowledge of mind; thus transcending ignorance completely.

To proceed with the tutorial, first complete the Reading Assignments by clicking the second Menu icon above. Please read all the sutras and supplementary articles carefully so that you understand its implication in the current context. Once you have finished the Reading Assignments, proceed to the Laboratory Assignment. Here you will learn how to use the basic features of the Thought and Emotion Tracker to record the workings of your mind.

The Practice

Once you have finished the 'Lab' tutorial, start recording your thoughts, emotions, and intentions on a daily basis for at least eight weeks to get an idea of what dominates your mind, how your beliefs, opinions, and prejudices were formed, and what your strength and weaknesses are. Once you have this knowledge, you have power to take the right action. Future tutorials will guide you through the next phase of evolution in consciousness.

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