Pronunciation of the Niyamas

The five Niyamas from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Saucha (shoucha) = Cleanliness/Purify
Santosa (santosha) = Contentment

Svadyaya (svwardyarya) Study/self and scripture
Tapas (tapas) = Discipline/to heat/to burn (root-tap to give out heat, be hot, shine like the sun, undergo austerity
Ishvarapranidana (eeshvaraprandarna) = Surrender to God/ the flow towards enlightenment/the inner voice/ deep ethical intuition/real self/higher self/Buddha (awakened) mind/ absolute reality/the supportive flow

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Quotes

The Buddha reminds us of the right approach in his famous metaphor of the raft from the Majjhima Nikaya.

In it, he describes a situation, where a man standing on the near shore, which is dangerous, needs to get to the far shore, which is safe.

There are no bridges or ferries so he builds a raft; it is not fancy, but adequate to get him across. Once on that far shore it has served its purpose, and a wise man leaves it where it is, without dragging it with him as an encumbrance.

— Buddha