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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Table of Contents

Introductory Remarks

Book I

The Problem of Union

a. The higher and lower natures defined.
b. The obstacles and their removal considered.
c. A summation of the Raja Yoga system.

Topic: The versatile psychic nature.

Book II

The Steps to Union

a. The five hindrances and their removal.
b. The eight means defined.

Topic: The means of attainment.

Book III

Union achieved and its Results

a. Meditation, and its stages
b. Twenty-three results of meditation.

Topic: The powers of the soul.

Book IV


a. Consciousness and form.
b. Union or at-one-ment.

Topic: Isolated unity.


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
paraphrased by Djwhal Khul with commentary by Alice Bailey

Translations and commentaries used in the preparation of the present work:

M.J. Dvidedi, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali
Ganganatha Jha, The Yoga-Darsana
Charles Johnston, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
W.Q. Judge, The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali
Rama Prasada, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Tookaram Tatya, Yoga Philosophy
Rajaram Tookaram, A Compendium of Raja Yoga Philosophy
Swami Vivekananda, Raja Yoga
J.H. Woods, The Yoga System of Patanjali

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