“We can live freely within the essence of nature
Or stay in the confines of individual consciousness.
Our mind is modified by right and wrong knowledge,
Fancy, sleep, and memory.
Neither right nor wrong knowledge brings wisdom.
Fancy is not based on reality.
Sleep fails to release awareness.
Memory clings, giving no freedom.
Some of these things are painful,
Some are not painful
But burn them all together and find peace.” Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Leela Mata gives a short explanation of the meaning and purpose of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the most import textbook of Raja Yoga and one of the most works on Yoga in general. Yoga Master Leela Mata gives seminars on the Yoga Sutra in Peaceful Valley Ashram Pennsylvania and in Yoga Vidya Ashram Germany