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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...(Samddhi) Yoga Sutra II--29,
These are called the eight accessories to Yoga. The second--class
Aspirant should have recourse to the exercise of Steadfastness and
the following and also to the disciplinary Yoga consisting in
Restraint and the following, in the order that they are mentioned
above; and with this end in view, all of them are laid down
collectively as suited to the 6econd-class Aspirant. Of these,
Restraint and Obligation are purely disciplinary Yoga (i. e. are
purely extrinsic). Pure Knowledge, as well as Know (1) Sc (2)
Restraint ( Yama ) And Obligation (Afyama)defined. P. 36. I ledge
and iAction collectively, have already been mentioned as fitted to
the Aspirants of the first as well as of the second class, and this
fact of the fitness of Knowledge alone (for the first-class
Aspirant) and of Knowledge and Action both (for the second-class
Aspirant) is borne out by the Vis/mu-Purdna: "Sanaka Sauandaua
&c. enjoy the Contemplation of Brahma; others, the (inferior
Gods) and other mobile as well as immobile beings possess the
Comtemplation of Action alone. And (lastly) Hiranyagarbha and the
rest possess that of both Action and Brahma." Restraint and
Obligation are explained in detail in the Sutra and the Bhashya. We
reproduce here the explanation given in the Iswara-Gitd;--"Non"
slaughter, Truthfulness, Non-theft, Continence, "
Non-avarice--brief v constitute Restraint, and ' bring about the
purification of men's minds. The " great Rishis explain
nou-inischievonsness as con" sisting in'not giving pain--either by
action, mind " or word--at any time to any living leing. Virtue "
is above Ahinsu (non-slaughter); but no pleasure " can snrpass it.
The slaughter (Hinsa) done in...
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