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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A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.

— Mahatma Gandhi