Patanjali India Father of Yoga Sutras Incarnation of Shesa Brass Metal Statue

Patanjali India Father of Yoga Sutras Incarnation of Shesa Brass Metal Statue

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Patanjali, India born, is an ancient exponent of raja yoga and the author of the Yoga Sutras, a series of verses about the eight steps needed to attain Self-Realization. No one knows when he lived or much about his life, although there are stories.

Patanjali  wrote the seminal text of yoga: The Yoga Sutras. All texts reveal their author; it may help you understand The Yoga Sutras if you understand Patanjali.

‘Pata’ in Sankskrit has two meanings. The first is ‘falling leaves.’  ‘Anjali’ refers to the hand position (mudra) where the palms are joined together at heart center. Together, the name Patanjali signifies receiving the wisdom of the Sutras which is like catching falling leaves of wisdom and offering them to the heart.

The second meaning of ‘pata’ in Sanskrit is ‘serpent.’  Patanjali is depicted as half man and half serpent. The serpent symbol represents the energy of spiritual awakening, which is called Kundalini.

 



 

Height: 5"

Length: 3.5"

Depth: 2'' 

Weight: 1.8 lbs

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