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The Yoga-Sūtra as a Science of Self-Knowledge: A Theosophical Approach

SOW 2025 May


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FREE FOR MEMBERS of The Theosophical Society, NON-MEMBERS can access the course by paying a fee of 50 USD or 25 USD (chosen countries) or 2000 INR (India).
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Dates: May 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20 - 2 hours

Time: 1:30 PM GMT, 7:00 PM IST (India Time), 10:30 AM Brazil

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Objective: To free the human being from suffering.

Class 1
"The Yoga-Sūtra tradition: origins and developments" presents the origins of the Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali (2nd century BC), from the Vedas to the six orthodox philosophical systems (darśanas) of India, in addition to the Buddhism etc.

Class 2
"The Theosophical Society, Theosophy and the Relevance of the Yoga-Sūtra."

Class 3
"The philosophy of the Yoga-Sūtra and the importance of self-knowledge". Patañjali and other ancient sages considered ignorance as the cause of evil or suffering and afflictions (kleśas); therefore, the attainment of wisdom must be the path of Liberation (kaivalya).

Class 4
"The Path of Liberation in Yoga-Sūtra," which begins with Preliminary Yoga, followed by External Yoga, which covers ethics, with Self-restraints (Yama) and Observances (Niyama), and the physical part, with Postures ( Āsanas), breath control (Prāṇāyāma) and Abstraction of the senses (Pratyāhāra). Then, Internal Yoga, which encompasses Concentration (Dhāraṇā), Contemplation (Dhyāna) and Ecstasy (Samādhi), with nine stages.

Class 5
 "The ideal of scientific religion in the Yoga-Sūtra", its relations with the Laws of Karma, Reincarnation and Evolution and its allusions in Occult Chemistry and the the Mahatmas Letters.

Class 6


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