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  • Meemamsa Sutra

    Mimamsa Sutras comprise the religious text of the Mimamsa school of Hindu philosophy in the form of roughly 2,745 aphorisms. It is believed to have been written in the second century B.C.E. by Jaimini, who is also sometimes credited with founding the Mimamsa system, although most scholars believe Mimamsa predates him.

  • Nyaya Sutra

    The Nyāya Sūtras is an ancient Indian Sanskrit text composed by Akṣapāda Gautama, and the foundational text of the Nyaya school of Hindu philosophy.The date when the text was composed, and the biography of its author is unknown, but variously estimated between 6th-century BCE and 2nd-century CE. The text may have been composed by more than one author, over a period of time. The text consists of five books, with two chapters in each book, with a cumulative total of 528 aphoristic sutras, about rules of reason, logic, epistemology and metaphysics.

  • Sankhya Sutra

    The ancient Sankhya Philosophy, the basis of Yoga philosophy, is expressed in the sutras of the Tattva Samasa or "principles of truth." While Sankhya philosophy describes the various stages of creation from pure consciousness, through subtle levels of manifestation to the material world, Yoga provides us with a path and a set of practices leading back to pure consciousness.

  • Yoga Sutra

    "Yoga is restraining the activities of the mind". The above definitions are quite similar for the fact that cittavritti means both pattern of consciousness and activity of the mind. Furthermore, YS enumerates the five-fold kinds of vrittis/ cittavrittis, namely pramana, viparyaya, vikalpa, nidra and smriti, giving their definitions in following sutras as correct knowledge, incorrect knowledge, imagination, sleep and memory respectively. The two essential qualities for success in Yoga are mentioned to be abhyasa, constant practice and vairagya, detachment from the material experience seen more in its inner aspect. The issue of cittavrittis becomes fundamental for the fact that by controlling, blocking or restraining the cittavrittis the state of yoga is achieved through samadhi in its various aspects as experience of awareness