Learn the Patanjali Yog Sutras in Sanskrit
It creates calmness …
It’s a pleasure to listen to Brijendra reciting the Yoga Sutras. It creates calmness, effortlessness and bliss. Listened today to all the chapters in this wonderful CD. Brijendra’s pronunciation is really clear.
The Patanjali Yog Sutras, recited and sung by Brijendra
Learn the Patanjali Yog Sootras in Sanskrit with this brand new downloadable audio album of Brijendra reciting and singing all four chapters of the Sanskrit sootras of Patanjali.
Familiarity with the sootras' Sanskrit pronunciation is a great help in becoming proficient in this knowledge and terminology and can assist you in teaching others.
This audio recording of all four chapters of the Sanskrit sutras of Patanjali is available as a downloadable audio album from our website. Listening to and studying these sutras provides a great advantage to yoga and meditation instructors and anyone who wants to understand the essence of yoga. Familiarity with the sutras' Sanskrit pronunciation is a great help in becoming proficient in this knowledge and terminology and can assist you in teaching others.
The Audio Album Includes:
- The clear pronunciation (spoken) and chanting of all of the Sanskrit sutras (aphorisms) of Patanjali Yog Darshan. Each track contains ten sutras allowing you to learn a few sutras at a time.
- Patanjali at a Glace - A written introductory overview of Patanjali Yog Darshan and glossary of Sanskrit terms by Brijendra.
The sounds of Sanskrit are pure sounds that originated from the pure space of consciousness through the tuned-in minds of sages of the extremely ancient Vedic culture. When the saadhak (one who practices Yog and meditation) repeats them, whether speaking or chanting, the chitt (mind) becomes tuned into the pure source of the sound and becomes purified and elevated through this practice. In this way each sutra is really a mantra expression of the space of meaning that the words are indicating.
The repetition and chanting of the sutras open up in the saadhak the state of consciousness of which the particular sutra is an expression. So, study of the sutras entails intellectual investigation into their meaning along with becoming opened to the original source of their meaning, so that the understanding is not just intellectual but begins to be revealed from the source to which the sutra is a direct access point through sound.
These sacred sounds are revealed through the voice of Brijendra, originally from England and Canada, who has lived in the Himalayas of India for many years. Just listening to the quality of his voice will lead you into the samaadhi states that the sutras reflect and will help you in bringing about the unfoldment of Kaivalya, the Vision of Oneness.
For an introductory overview of this great work that describes the vision of Yog Darshan in an easy to understand form and to be able to follow along with the transliteration and meaning of the Sanskrit you can refer to Brijendra’s book, Patanjali Yog Darshan: Concise Rendition. This is a great way to grasp the essential points of this knowledge and this will assist you in the further study and teaching of the sutras.
To listen to an extract from the album, click here.
Your Complete Study Package
The Patanjali Yog Sutras audio album, recited and sung by Brijendra, and The Yog Sutras of Patanjali: Concise Rendition can be used together so that you have all that you need to study the sutras. You will have the sound recording to learn the pronunciation and tune and the book with the Sanskrit text, English transliteration and concise meanings in order to further your understanding and knowledge and to be able to teach this subject to others. You can purchase both together at a special price.
Please note that in our courses we use a system of spelling Sanskrit and Hindi words which makes the pronunciation of these words easier for an English speaker. However, on our website we accommodate some of the prevalent spelling of Sanskrit words so that people who search for yogic terms on the internet can find our website.
To render the exact pronunciation of Sanskrit words in using the English alphabet is not actually possible. In the spelling system used in our courses, we do not follow the prevalent practice of adding an a to the end of all words. An obvious example of this is our spelling of the word yog (pronounced with the o rhyming with o in flow) for which the prevalent spelling is yoga. Also, long vowels are spelled with double letters such as aa or ee or oo. Therefore we write sootra (oo rhyming with u in true) rather than sutra.