I have a deep sincere confession to make. A fair amount of the stuff on this website is mostly tosh, sad part is I don't know which. It could be 30%, 50%,70%?
I really don't know - but I just have to get my thoughts and ideas out. If I am lucky someone will come along and set me right, if I am wrong I will just have to live with my illusions. It is said that empty barrels make the most noise, the problem is if you don't make noise, there is little chance of any one coming along and introducing you to the good stuff. So here goes.
I considered labelling this chapter as Sankhya Yoga, Jnana Yoga and other kinds of analytical names. As English is the main language here I thought I would simply call it Analytical Thought.
Yoga has its practical side and its analytical side which serve to reinforce each other. Success in Yoga needs practice and yet practice without an analytical basis is tantamount to blind rote behaviour. On the other hand an analytical basis requires new experiences based on action to be confirmed as truth, just as scientific hypotheses need practical experiments to be confirmed.