The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a classic Sanskrit text written by Sage Patanjali. Written about 5000 years ago, the Yoga Sutra is deceptively concise: contain four books, which explore the subjects of samadhi (super conscious experience), sadhana (spiritual practice), vibhuti (benefits and yogic powers), and kaivalya (supreme liberation). Kriya Yoga is the only yoga mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. This is the same yoga described in the highly acclaimed international bestseller Autobiography of a Yogi, written by Paramahamsa Yogananda.
Despite the amazing advancements made in science and technology, we have made little progress towards unraveling the mystery of the human mind. What is the mind? How does it influence our lives? Can we really control our mind and thereby change how we perceive the world? Although modern-day experts may find it difficult to answer these questions, those who are masters of the ancient science of yoga hold a key that unlocks the mind's mystery.
In a fascinating analogy between the outer universe and the human body, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, a highly advanced yogi, reveals how we can find everlasting happiness within ourselves. Did you know that the Himalayas, the world's tallest mountains, are also present within your own body? Did you know that the stars and all the galaxies are reflected in your inner sky? Did you every realise that there are hundreds of rivers coursing through your nervous system and that the most powerful river of all lies untapped?