The Yoga Sutras Translations Book Two / Part 2 / Chapter 2

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Lesson Overview

Explore the primary subject matter in Book Two of the Yoga Sutras.


Become familiar with key subjects covered in Book Two of the Yoga Sutras.


Provide the title of Book Two and explain its primary subject matter. List a number of topics covered in Book Two. Note for whom Book Two is meant. Describe the subject of Sutras 2.1 and 2.2. Explain the causes of suffering according to Sutra 2.3. Define  “kriya yoga,” “kleshas” and “viveka.” Explain the relationship between kleshas and karma according to Sutra 2.12 and the causes of “avoidable pain” according to Sutra 2.17.

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