The Yoga Sūtra is an enlightened text by the great sage Patañjali, that contains many hidden aspects of Yoga. This text is an important doorway in understanding yogic disciplines, an ideal yogic lifestyle, and other wings of knowledge established by yogis.
The great sage Patañjali, who was considered an authority on yogic science, affirmed in the Yoga Sūtras that yoga is natural. The first aphorism of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras says, “Atha yoga anuśāsanam“. In Saṁskṛta, śāsanam means “commandment.” The prefix anu means it is a commandment given by another, in this case by the Divine, Nature, or the Eternal Truth. The Yoga Sūtra is an enlightened text which explains yoga in detail. It contains four chapters on Samādhi, different devices to attain Samādhi, different achievements (siddhis) on the path, and Realization. This unique text, in the form of aphorisms, contain many hidden layers, and aspects of Yoga. The truly knowledgeable and experienced may understand these layers. This text is an important doorway in understanding yogic disciplines, an ideal yogic lifestyle, and other wings of knowledge established by yogis.