Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are among the most important writings of the Yoga school, and have remained relevant for 2,300 years because of their wisdom and inspiration. In this webinar course, Ravi Ravindra will explore the heart and purpose of yoga as expressed in the Yoga Sutras, with special emphasis on section 2.2 which states that the true purpose of yoga is the cultivation of Samadhi, meaning freedom from the ego-self, and the diminishing of the kleshas, that are the impediments standing in the way of achieving this goal.
The course will be based on Ravi Ravindra’s book The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Ravi Ravindra is a professor emeritus at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he served as professor in comparative religion, philosophy and physics. A lifetime member of the Theosophical Society, Ravi has taught many courses in The School of the Wisdom in Adyar and at the Krotona Institute in Ojai, Calif. He was a member of the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, a fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla, and the founding director of the Threshold Award for Integrative Knowledge. His last book was The Pilgrim Soul: A Path to the Sacred Transcending World Religions and his new book on the Bhagavad Gita will be published by Shambhala Publications in the spring of 2017. For more information visit www.ravindra.ca .
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(1832-1904). English poet, scholar and journalist and close friend of Henry S. OLCOTT, co-founder of the TS. Arnold was born at Gravesend in Kent on June 10, 1832, and educated at King’s College, London and University College at Oxford. After receiving his Master of Arts degree from Oxford he was appointed Principal of Deccan College, Poona, in 1856. There he quickly mastered Sanskrit, Arabic, Turkish and Persian, thanks partly to a phenomenal memory.
Arnold became well-known to his contemporaries after the publication of his epic poem on the life and teachings of the BUDDHA entitled The Light of Asia (1879). His reputation was further enhanced by his translation of the Bhagavad-Gītā, entitled The Song Celestial (1885). Both works have been continually in print.
Arnold and Olcott met in London in 1884 and Arnold invited Olcott to lunch. They became friends and Arnold presented Olcott with some pages of the original manuscript of his poem. In 1886 Olcott visited Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and found Arnold was also there. Arnold was unknown to the Ceylon Buddhists and Olcott hastened to enlighten them. He organized a reception for Arnold, his wife and daughter, which was given at the Buddhist College. Arnold knew Helena P. BLAVATSKY well and expressed his admiration for her extraordinary mental attainments; he recalled an occasion when he asked if she knew the date of a Sanskrit grammarian and she was able to give it without hesitation.
A nominal Unitarian, Arnold was obviously attracted to Buddhism and in the last year of his life allowed his name to stand as an honorary member of the International Buddhist Society. After giving up blood sports he became a vegetarian and was Vice-President of the Vegetarian Society in London. When, in London, two theosophists introduced Mohandas GANDHI to the Bhagavad-Gita, it was Arnold’s The Song Celestial which they gave him. Arnold was sympathetic to theosophy and expressed the opinion that the theosophical movement had an excellent effect on humanity.
Other publications include Pearls of the Faith (1883); The Secret of Death (1885); Light of the World (1891).
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Encyclopaedia Britannica (1970). The Lamp. Canada, December, 1875. A Year Under the Shadow of St. Paul’s, E.C. Paget. The Pacific Theosophist, March 15, 1892.