The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

II.

To be
is
not easy

Yoga

is a path-process
constant
overcoming
of

ignorance
and
corrupting forces

Focus
on pure contemplation

discipline yourself
study
what is sacred

overcome egoism
and passions
directing
you
towards hatred

Live

Our misperceptions
of Reality
skew
ourselves towards
Untruth

Ignorant
we allow
that which should
be background
to super-impose
itself on our foreground

Ignorant
we allow ourselves
to get caught
up in passions
and desires
and over-whelming
sensations
towards objects
which do not really matter
at all

Ignorant
we suffer unnecessarily
we see permanence
where there
is only temporary
flux

Trust in that which
is eternal

that all things
come and go

Repose in Spirit
lightness of being

Break free of
Ego’s desire
to consume everything

Break your
desire for self-destruction

Break your
desire to fuel
what hurts you

Even wise men
stumble

Corrupted
our thoughts
deceive us

into
doing things
that are not
good for ourselves
or the world

Escape the turning
of the wheels
through
meditation

Stop the momentum
Stop the impetus

Learn to let
go
of
the past
in order
to
embrace
present
and future flow

Do not suffer
past-mistakes
twice
through regret

Do not suffer
future-mistakes
twice
through being anxious

Do not suffer
in the present
when
it is needless

We exist
in the world
which
can either
bring us Love
and Joy
Peace
and Contentment

or Angst
Struggle Strife
Pain Frustration
Hate and Fear

it is up to you
to be calm
in the face
of adversity

to not
create mountains
of nothing

to not
ensnare yourself
in silly things

to not
do just
for the sake of
doing

to be
an observer
passive
in activity

to find your
own path to liberation

to take
responsibility
for your own freedom

to be strong
to overcome

to let go

Practice
Yoga

by acting with
morality

being an observer
of the world
around
you

having posture
in what
you do

controlling breath
what comes
into your life
and out

letting your
sense melt together
in harmony

concentrating
meditating
and basking
in the purity

of contemplation

and stillness

Overcome the desire
to cause harm

violence is
the result of ignorance

only causing
suffering
and more
violence

do not be motivated
by greed and anger
do not be deceived
by others
or yourself

be wary what is
even but subtle
it will grow

do not let yourself
be overtaken
by what is
unworthy of you

always
be truthful
do not steal
do not give
away your vital
energy
for the sake
of other’s unworthiness

Free yourself
from the whims
of those
caught in time-constrained
blinded viewpoints

transcend time
and place
considerations
to that
which is Always True

By going
the way of peace
the world
will be
peaceful around you

Basking in truth
you attract
honest men
and women to your side

Without thievery
the world gives to you
more than you
ever imagined

Without dissipating
your energy
you have more than
ever
to act with virtue
to be
your own Hero

Free
Unbounding
Un-constrained

Greed gone
you see all that’s
necessary for
Life

and Happiness

Be Pure
in your mind
and body
and heart
everywhere

remove impure
thoughts

remove impure
matter

consume what
is good for you

take in
and give
out reciprocally
positive
energy

Be Happy
as a consequence
of your doings

Commune
with those
who are Good Men
be kindred-spirit

felt

by those
with heart-deep
inside

extend outwards
overcoming
superficiality
towards
what is true

with pure vision
of inner being
and
psychic focus

To do Yoga
is easy
because
it means
relaxing

sitting
on the head
of the serpent
of the Cosmos

being buoyant
to float
on the surface
of Deep Waters

to overcome
dualities
in Oceanic calmness

like a bird
flying
singing sweet music
and
standing
motionless

Breathe In

Deeply

Hold

Breathe Out

Deeply

Breathe In

Breathe

Out

Breathe

Life

Energy

Breathe

Hold

Depth

Lightness

Calm

Focus

Transcend

Again

Again

Relax

Withdraw yourself
from the senses

do not be distracted
focus
inward

shut your eyes

look beyond

look inside

do not
look do not
do
do not be anything
anywhere
in time

exist in the space
around you surrounding
sensate
feel
all and nothing
simultaneously

dichotomy
broken

so you can
just

Be