Category Archives: Sanskrit

Sanskrit: a Sacred Model of Language, Part 2

Sanskrit: a Sacred Model of Language, Part 2

drmishraThe primary characteristic of a sacred language is that the purpose for which it’s being used is discovering one’s own true nature. Sanskrit is so highly developed and refined as a tool for serving this purpose that even the task … Full Story

Sanskrit: a Sacred Model of Language, Part 3

Sanskrit: a Sacred Model of Language, Part 3

vyaas From the perspective of Yoga, all life ultimately merges into samadhi. It could be said that samadhi is the essence of yoga, In the Yoga Sutras, samadhi is defined, “tad evaathamaatraanirbhaasam-svaruupa-shuunyam iva samaadhih” that (consciousness, engaged in sustained focus … Full Story

Annotated Sanskrit to English Yoga Glossary

Annotated Sanskrit to English Yoga Glossary

An annotated Yoga glossary focused mainly on Patanjali’s  Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga in general. Yoga Sutras references are displayed by Roman numerals (chapter numbers) followed by standard numerals indicating chapter and verse references. This is an ongoing work in … Full Story

Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutras

Sanskrit and the Yoga Sutras


YSutraHouston By Vyaas Houston, M.A.

The “certainty of freedom” is a striking concept. Although the concept of spiritual freedom expressed through a word such as “liberation” exists in the English language, the actual meaning as we hear it is quite abstract, … Full Story

Sanskrit: Divine Abode

Sanskrit: Divine Abode

sanskritMany of the universal chants sung in the Integral Yoga Institutes, as well as the ancient Yogic scriptures, are in the Sanskrit language.

”He who knows my grammar knows God,” said Panini, the great Sanskrit grammarian and philosopher of ancient … Full Story