"The day that you attain a state of samadhi, not only will you stop identifying yourself with the objects of the world, but you will be established in your essential nature. You will become yogi. Your mind, actions, and speech will be guided by pure consciousness and you will no longer commit mistakes. You will not hurt, harm or injure anyone in any way. You will become more creative, dynamic, and selfless, and you will understand the meaning of life. Once you have attained the highest state of tranquility you will not be affected within by worldly turmoil and worldly situations." The contents of this book have taken from Swami Ramas lecture courses on Yoga Surtras. Swamiji states that Pantanjalis Yoga Sutras are the basis of ancient psychology. The explanations in this book include many practical pointers on how we can work with the mind in daily life, as well as study and direct the mind when in quieter states of meditation. Swamijis description of the totality of the mind, the functions of the mind, and the emotions, goes far beyond the concepts of modern psychology, and provides insight into the intricacies of yoga psychology, making this an invaluable edition from the therapeutic viewpoint as well as its practicality as a guide for living a healthy, balanced life.
Amazing experience reading this book. Have to read multiple times in order to understand and absorb, but worth every word.