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Tapas is a Many Splendored Thing

“Tapas burns away impurities and kindles the sparks of Divinity.” Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 2:43 Tapas (disciple, austerities, mortification; lit. heat) appears in the second limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (pa-TAN-ja-lee). The second limb is called “niyama” or “observances.” In English tapas means “heat” or “burning” such […]