Yoga Sutras: Danger of Practicing Techniques without Understanding

April 15, 2009


From the works of Living Enlightened Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda. In this clip taken from Patanjali Yoga Sutras discourse 11 (Sutra 14), Swamiji sheds more light on the paradox of the mind. He warns us about the dangers of practicing techniques without understanding. Even while enlightenment was the only priority for Buddha, it took him over 12 years to attain the truth. Only through understanding the truth of Dirgakalah as expounded by Patanjali, Buddha was able to instantly achieve enlightenment. As long as there is a hope for change, mind will continue to survive. Only when you take away the hope, mind will die and you will fall into the present moment. This is a paradoxical truth in that practice end when you decide you will practice for ever! The complete Patanjali Yoga Sutras series may be ordered online at

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