Patanjali’s Nine Levels of Awareness in Aspirants #305
For those who enter into spiritual life, progress is made in stages. It all depends upon the abilities of the individual. Some do not follow through, and quit the path after a few obstacles crop up. Others continue, but do not give it a lot of effort. Whatever the case might be, spiritual teachers have assessed the progress of practitioners and founded a system of levels based upon their experience. This wisdom chart shows Patanjali’s own measure in this regard, with Yoga being the spiritual discipline.