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Chanting Yoga Sutras


Ramaswami chanting the Yoga Sutras in full


Ramaswami's traditional tutorial.
He chants the sutra then repeats it softly while you repeat, breaking it up into manageable 'portions'

Chapter I
Samadhi Pada

Chapter II
Sadhana Pada

Chapter III
Vibhuti Pada

Chapter IV
Kaivalya Pada



FULL TRANSLITERATION

 OF PATANJALI's YOGA SUTRAS


from RONALD STEINER and TEAM at ASHTANGA YOGA INFO
http://www.ashtangayoga.info


PATANJALI'S YOGA SUTRAS






SAMADHI PADA 

समाधिपाद

Samādhi-Pāda

YOGA-SUTRA 1 – SAMADHI PADA: ABOUT ENLIGHTENMENT

ON ENLIGHTENMENT






SADHANA PADA

साधनपाद

Sādhana-Pāda

YOGA-SUTRA 2 - SADHANA PADA: ABOUT THE PRACTICE

ON PRACTICE




VIBHUTI PADA

विभूतिपाद

Vibhūti-Pāda

YOGA-SUTRA 3 - VIBHUTI PADA: ABOUT THE RESULTS

ON RESULTS





KAIVALYA PADA

कैवल्यपाद

Kaivalya-Pāda

YOGA-SUTRA 4 - KAIVALYA PADA: ABOUT LIBERATION

ON LIBERATION



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CHANT SHEETS PDF
http://www.sanskritforchanting.com/pdfs/yogasutramtranslit.pdf

above, first page ofComparative translations
http://www.milesneale.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Yoga-Sutras-Verse-Comparison.pdf



http://www.yogastudies.org/wp-content/uploads/Basic_Tenets_of_Patanjala_Yoga_Ramaswami.pdf
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Studying or learning to chant Patanjali's Yoga Sutras can be a large undertaking, we may wish to learn to chant it in sections however, the yama niyama portion perhaps, before or after our practice.

Update: I've divided the section further still, separating out the introduction (30-34) and the yamas (35-39) from the niyama (40-45) for ease of learning, we might also choose to chant the introduction one day, the yamas the next and the niyamas on the third day before repeating the cycle on the fourth day. Once memorised and confidence in chanting them is gained we might chant the full section.

Ramaswami talks of reflecting on our day before falling asleep, not necessarily in a negative way but merely noting. Chanting the Yama niyama section may be a pleasant way to drift off to sleep.

Ramaswami also talks of the study of (portions of) an appropriate text as being a meditative activity that we may wish to engage in after our asana and/or pranayama practice. The idea being, in Guna terms, that our asana practice has reduced our rajas (agitation), pranayama has lessened the tamas (lethargy) leaving us in a more satvic state suitable for such study

Here then is the yama niyama section from the second pada/chapter of Patanjali's yoga sutras with links to commentary at Ashtanga.info followed by Ramaswami's tutorial for chanting the second chapter as well as indication as to where to find the appropriate sections. A comparison commentary chart from milesneal.com is below the chanting tutorial as well a s a print out of the section in larger type.

Or you might prefer to dip into Marcus Aurelius' Meditations ( see end of post) or a similar text from your own culture/tradition.

NB: I keep Ramaswami's full tutorial at the top of the blog on this page

Chanting the yoga Sutras


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Yamas and Niyamas 


Patanjali's Yoga Sutras  Chapter II 30-45
links to commentary at Ashtanga.info


Introduction of Yama and Niyama section



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Ramaswami's Chanting the Yoga Sutras tutorial.



Yama Niyama section from...   Chapter II - Sadhana Pada

Repeating 'word by word'

Yama and Niyama section begins (intro) @ 15:30

Yama section @ 18:58

Niyama section @ 21:06

Repeating sutra by sutra 

Intro at  @ 38:07
Yamas at @ 40:13
Niyama @ 41:21




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Translation Comparison Chart




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Larger font print out of the yama niyama section from chapter II  ofPatanjali's Yoga Sutras

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ALTERNATIVELY....

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Ramaswami has been a student of Prof. Krishnamacharya for over two decades in the theory and practice of Yoga. Apart from Yogasanas and Pranayama, he has studied yoga texts such as Patanjala Yogasutras, Samkhya Karika, Hathayoga- pradipika. UpanishadsasChandogya,Taithiriya, Svetasvatara,Isavasya,the Gita etc., adhyayana(chanting) of the whole of Taithiriya Aranyaka of Yajur Veda and Upanishads, Mantraprasanam etc., all from the Acharya. He has also had yoga lessonsfrom Sri T. K. V. Desikachar, and has written a seriesof articles on Yoga, and also contributed to a few journals. S. Ramaswami holds a masters degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University, and has had teaching experiencein Indian universities. He has been teaching yoga practice and also the texts for over fiveyears.


David Hurwitz (Author), Srivatsa Ramaswami (Contributor)

This is a brief guide to the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali. It is brief by way of being practical. After stating the goal of Yoga, it is basically an exposition of the eight limbs of Yoga Patañjali gives in Chapter two and the beginning of Chapter three of his Yoga Sutras.




Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: Based on the Teaching of Srivatsa Ramaswami by Pam Hoxsey
Book and CD by Pam Hoxsey
Local author and yogi, Pam Hoxsey, learned to chant the Yoga Sutras from Srivatsa Ramaswami, who learned them from his teacher. T. Krishnamacharya. They met one-on-one for two hours each morning in two-week intervals, repeated over three years. They chanted the sutras, and then Ramaswami would discuss their meanings. This book--and the CD--is the result of their meetings together.
This version of the Yoga Sutras is comprehensive. Each sutra is written as a phrase, followed by a word-by-word translation, and then a summary of its meaning. In addition, a “tacit question” is often proposed to suggest what topic is being explained. Sometimes there are additional short “notes” to further aid in understanding.
At the end of the book is Ramaswami’s handwritten Sanskrit, followed by the chant phrases written in English with red and blue markings to indicate where the pitch goes up and down. And then there’s the CD by Pam, who has a beautiful voice, chanting the sutras. So you can both read the Yoga Sutras and learn to chant them as they were originally chanted and passed on through the centuries before Patanjali wrote them down.
You can order the book directly from Pam by calling 847.328.4246.

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from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi This blog included.

"So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.

"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them. Buddha - Kalama Sutta

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