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Yoga Sutras 1.5-1.11: Un-coloring your thoughts

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  • Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati
    Yoga Sutras 1.5-1.11: Un-coloring your thoughts http://www.swamij.com/yoga-sutras/yoga-sutras-10511.htm Thinning the veil: The joy of deeper meditation comes
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      Yoga Sutras 1.5-1.11: Un-coloring your thoughts
      http://www.swamij.com/yoga-sutras/yoga-sutras-10511.htm

      Thinning the veil: The joy of deeper meditation comes through
      uncoloring the mental obstacles that veil the true Self. While Yoga
      was defined in sutras 1.1-1.4, the process of experiencing the goal of
      Yoga, Self-realization, begins in this section, sutras 1.5-1.11

      1.5 Those gross and subtle thought patterns (vrittis) fall into five
      varieties, of which some are colored (klishta) and others are
      uncolored (aklishta).

      1.6 The five varieties of thought patterns to witness are: 1) knowing
      correctly (pramana), 2) incorrect knowing (viparyaya), 3) fantasy or
      imagination (vikalpa), 4) the object of void-ness that is deep sleep
      (nidra), and 5) recollection or memory (smriti).

      1.7 Of these five, there are three ways of gaining correct knowledge
      (pramana): 1) perception, 2) inference, and 3) testimony or verbal
      communication from others who have knowledge.

      1.8 Incorrect knowledge or illusion (viparyaya) is false knowledge
      formed by perceiving a thing as being other than what it really is.

      1.9 Fantasy or imagination (vikalpa) is a thought pattern that has
      verbal expression and knowledge, but for which there is no such object
      or reality in existence.

      1.10 Dreamless sleep (nidra) is the subtle thought pattern which has
      as its object an inertia, blankness, absence, or negation of the other
      though patterns (vrittis).

      1.11 Recollection or memory (smriti) is mental modification caused by
      the inner reproducing of a previous impression of an object, but
      without adding any other characteristics from other sources.
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