Saturday, March 15, 2014

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – III – 56


The state of Kaivalya


Satwa Purushayoho Shuddha Samye Kaivalyamiti||

When the distinction between the seer – Purusha and the seen – Existence ceases with the purity of mind, the state of Kaivalya or a liberated mind is indeed very close by. – SS

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – III – 55


Going beyond the immediate


Tarakam Sarva Vishayam Sarvatha Vishayakramam Cheti Vivekajam Jnanam|

By knowledge born of discriminating between the real and unreal, one is able to cross over and above all material understanding everywhere and completely transcend all gradations and zoom straight away into the reality. – SS

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – III – 54


Meditating on Viveka


Jatilakshana Deshairanyataanavacchedath Tulyayostataha Pratipattihi||

When the Sadhaka meditates on the moment and its successive flow, he comes to realise the uniting factor between many things that differ by groups, qualities or geography. The mind reaches then a state of Pratipatti or a unity with the oneness. – SS

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – III – 53


Discriminative knowledge


Kshanatatkramayoho Samyamad Vivekajam Jnanam||

Contemplating on the moment and its succession with each second, the intellect gains Viveka or the power to know what is eternal and what is ephemeral. – SS

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – III – 52


Watch out, lest you fall

Sthanyupanimantrane Sangasmayakaranam Punaranishta Prasangath||

Once the yogic powers are developed, there is an open invitation to the powers of all sense faculties – gods. Once they step in and function through the yogi, to have pride or to be attached to those powers can lead to an attachment to undesirable consequences leading to a fall from the path. - SS